PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has confirmed that today Sony's competitive reality show The Tester arrives on PlayStation 3 via PSN.
To quote: Over the past couple of weeks, thousands of you have watched The Tester trailer on PlayStation Network or online, and I know from the overwhelming feedback we've received that many of you are looking forward to the premiere of The Tester as much as I am.
Well, the wait is finally over - The Tester premieres on PlayStation Network today! From the beginning, PlayStation has been a pioneer in gaming and entertainment.
This pioneering attitude can be seen in everything we do on PlayStation Network - from delivering genre-shattering exclusive games such as Flower, flOw, Fat Princess and the PixelJunk franchise, to launching the revolutionary 3D social gaming platform PlayStation Home, to becoming the first entertainment network on a console to offer a premiere video delivery service or digital comics.
So, when we decided to push the envelope even further and produce the first original reality series on PlayStation Network, we knew the bar was set pretty high.
I can proudly say that The Tester doesn't disappoint. We teamed up the reality TV series geniuses at 51 Minds to create something pretty special. The Tester has it all: intense competitions, nail-biting eliminations, and plenty of laughs courtesy of the hilarious Hal Sparks. In this first episode you'll get to know Barmy, Amped, Star, Goof and the rest of the contestants of The Tester, each driven to win.
Over the course of the series look for the competitions to get more physical - and wackier - and emotions to run even higher as we get closer to finding out who will win the job of PlayStation's next game tester.
Starting this afternoon, you can download the first of eight episodes of The Tester from PlayStation Store or watch it with your friends in the PlayStation Home Theater all for free. We want to hear from you, so please comment and let us know what you think.
In the meantime, enjoy the show!
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