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The Tester Season 3 begins February 7

Ready or not, The Tester Season 3 is happening. Sony's video game-themed reality series returns for a third year, this time with a whole lot more at stake.

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Ready or not, The Tester Season 3 is happening. Sony's video game-themed reality series returns for a third year, this time with a whole lot more at stake. The winner of this season's competition won't be relegated into a QA position. Instead, the winner will get a job as a Production Associate at Santa Monica Studio, $5000, a 55" 3D TV, a PS3, and a Ford Focus Titanium.

With unemployment rates still high, winning this reality series may be the best chance for 20-something year old competitors to land a job in the gaming industry. Who will win the competition? Will it be J-Tight, egoraptor, Skyd1ddy, or Ashichan?

Here are some choice quotes from some of the contestants:

"No matter how attractive people think I am... I can absolutely win this." - krystipryde

"My quality in social skills are nothing... I'm going to make everyone feel awkward in that house." - egoraptor

"I have a trophy count that makes most guys jealous." - asuukaa

We're not sure how Sony has done it, but they may have found an even more ill-adjusted group of people for the third season. The Tester Season 3 will be available to download on the PlayStation Network on February 7th. Good luck to everyone that decides to watch it.

From The Chatty

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    January 5, 2012 10:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Tester Season 3 begins February 7.

    Ready or not, The Tester Season 3 is happening. Sony's video game-themed reality series returns for a third year, this time with a whole lot more at stake.

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      January 5, 2012 10:20 AM

      so more than your dignity is at stake this time?

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      January 5, 2012 10:48 AM

      I don't understand the basic premise of this "show". I spent a total of almost 3 years working QA for a huge game publisher, and it's a shit job. There's no glamor to it. There's no drama (well, unless someone steals a leads lunch, and then people get fired). It's a boring, monotonous, soul sucking job which demands all of your free time while paying barely above minimum wage with no benefits, and then kicks you to the curb without warning the second they don't need you anymore. How do you make a television series out of that?

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        January 5, 2012 10:56 AM

        shhhh don't let them know! There is nothing relevant to actual testing on the show. If there were then it wouldn't be as fantastically awkwardly entertaining as it is!

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        January 5, 2012 11:22 AM

        It easy to make a show about his because there are many gamer fans that are completely delusional about what QA testing is. The show is the fantasy that people play games all day and that there voice can make game. Which for the most part your lucky that a bug filed is taken seriously.
        This show is for super fanboys/girls and want-to-be tv stars to look like idiots.
        The prize is a PA position wow... Coffee Challenge start.

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        January 5, 2012 7:34 PM

        http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/01/25

        The answer to your question is: only enthusiast or hardcore gamers know this.

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          January 6, 2012 3:54 PM

          ^ This.

          And I speak from 4 yrs experience as a contingent QA Tester.

          Fortunately the prize for this year's show is better than just a QA Tester position....

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        January 5, 2012 7:36 PM

        LOL itd be like a show about breaking into hollywood called The Mailroom Guy

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          January 6, 2012 6:02 AM

          Actually it would be more like being the big winner of the day on The Price Is Right and the prize is a job as an assistant to the backup gaffer.

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      January 5, 2012 12:02 PM

      I'm guessing you're not bound to keep the job for any length of time, or a VERY short amount of time. Otherwise, not just be in for the prizes? I guess that might depend on how long the competition is. It could be time away from actually looking for a better paying job than this.

      I've seen game QA. Thetangent is pretty much on the money. Real QA is playing ONE game a billion times over. Not glamorous in the least little bit. You might get your name in the credits of a major release. Maybe.