Thursday, September 17, 2009


So I was surfing Craigslist for jobs. Came across a casting call for a reality TV series:

Paystation's new competition show "The Tester" now casting (Los Angeles, CA.)
Date: 2009-09-16, 10:18AM PDT

Sony Playstation's "The Tester"
Open Casting Call!

Are you at the top of your game? Now you have a chance to prove it in the new reality competition series for PlayStation Network called "The Tester." This original program will challenge a select group of gamers in a series of tests to determine if they have what it takes to make it as an official Game Tester.

The elimination competitions throughout the series will not only test the contestants' video game knowledge, but they will also challenge the gamers' memory, stamina, dexterity, and overall mental prowess. Contestants must have the whole package to take home the coveted prize in this new original series. That's because the lucky winner will earn a contract position at Sony Computer Entertainment's Quality Assurance department in San Diego, CA, where he or she will get hands on time with the most highly anticipated games in the industry.

You must be at least 21 years of age and legally eligible to work in and a current resident of the United States for consideration.

To submit as a potential contestant please send the following: your name, age, contact information, what games you excel at, why you would be perfect for this job, and two current pictures of yourself.

Submissions are only accepted over the next four weeks. So, hurry up and get to it! This is your chance to have one of the most coveted jobs in the gaming world.

Gotta love the hyperbole. Do YOU have what it takes!!?

Really. They are holding competitions where the final reward is a minimum wage job that requires no prior training. It doesn't even require a high school education.

I'm not bagging on being a QA Tester. I've been there. I've done it.

But basing a show around this? Seriously. Just put in an job application to the 100s of Video Game Developers and Publishers that are located locally -- and voila, you won your "reward" without having to humiliate yourself on national TV.

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