By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Starting Feb. 18 PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable fans will be able to download an exclusive original series called “The Tester,” an eight-episode reality show that pits 11 gamers against each other in a competition to be a game tester for Sony Computer Entertainment America.
The winner will also receive a $5,000 signing bonus.
“With the addition of the original series “The Tester,” we further establish PlayStation Network as the preeminent destination for digital entertainment in the living room or in the palm of your hand,” said Peter Dille, SVP of marketing for PlayStation Network.
The contestants compete in both physical and mental challenges in locations across the nation, with a panel of judges, including actor-comedian Hal Sparks, deciding the winner.
New episodes will be available, free, each Thursday through April 8.