Sony is now casting for the PlayStation Network's first reality show, a competition series dubbed "The Tester." Instead of D-level fame and fortune, contestants on "The Tester" will compete for a "gamer's ultimate dream job." That's a QA position, dreamers.
The eight episode show will be produced by some of reality's best, as Sony Computer Entertainment has tapped 51 Minds Entertainment to steer "The Tester." They're responsible for trainwrecks like "The Surreal Life," "Flavor of Love" and "Rock of Love," which likely makes the PlayStation Network reality series the production company's least STD-ridden effort to date.
According to the announcement, the PSN show will challenge contestants' "memory, stamina, dexterity, and overall mental prowess." Whomever survives this series of challenges will secure a contract position at Sony Computer Entertainment's Quality Assurance department in San Diego. If this sounds like something you'd like to attempt, you can sign up now at the show's official site. (It's limited to U.S. residents who are 21 and over, by the way.)
Those who would prefer to simply watch the drama of "The Tester" play out can do so via the PlayStation Network this winter. For a fee. The show can be purchased episode by episode or as part of an eight-episode season pass.
Also, this is not a joke.
The Tester [PlayStation.com]