Sony Puts Out Open Casting Calls For "The Tester" Season 2

Posted: Jul 2 2010, 12:31am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:11am CDT, in News | Gaming


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"One lucky winner will earn a contract position at Sony Computer Entertainment's Quality Assurance department in San Diego, CA" - sound exciting? Meh..
Sony put up details for the second season of The Tester in June, but is still looking for more contestant entries so it has begun posting ads on Craigslist.

Earlier this year, Sony aired the first season exclusively through digital PS3 distribution. You couldn't watch it online, and it was nowhere to be found on TV. It was an entire "season" of a "TV show" that could only be watched by downloading free episodes on the PS3 (or PSP).

It was a novel concept but even before the show started, critics lambasted the entire premise. A bunch of (mostly) unemployed gamers get together, compete in wacky stunts, and the winner gets a job as a game tester for Sony. Even though it has a dreamy glow to most gamers out there, those in the industry regard testers as one of the worst and most mundane jobs in gaming.

In its Craigslist posting, Sony details, "Send us an email with your name, contact information, age, what games you excel at, why you deserve this chance to compete for this amazing opportunity and attach a current photo of yourself to"

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