Following in the ongoing tradition of reality TV, SCEA has partnered up with 51 Minds Entertainment ("Rock of Love," "The Surreal Life, "Flavor of Love") to offer gamers a reality show of their very own.
SCEA has announced "The Tester," a competitive reality series exclusively for the PlayStation Network. Once they have the cast nailed down, contestants will participate in elimination challenges that will "test their mental prowess, dexterity, and video game knowledge," and the winner will get a dream job in the eyes of most avid gamers: a position as an official PlayStation tester. The best news is that they're doing an open casting call for this show; head on over and fill out the pertinent online forms to enter your name (you also need to give them a short video). If you are selected, you and the other contestants will go at it for a total of eight episodes; the prize will take you to San Diego, CA where you will begin your new job as a tester in PlayStation's Quality Assurance department. This series will debut on the PSN this winter and it'll be available in high definition; you'll be able to purchase each episode individually or you can sign up to watch the whole thing, although we don't have pricing details just yet.
For more information, visit the post over at the PlayStation Blog and read up on the details. Think you've got what it takes? Want to know what it's like to test games for a living? Then nothing's stopping you…give it a shot!