In the reality show The Tester, the top prize is a job. Sony Corp is launching the show on its PlayStation 3 on Feb 18.
The premise? Pit a broad swath of video game fans against one another to see who's the best at testing out games. The winner will get a job as a real game tester at Sony. It's an entry-level job, a way to get a start in the industry. The show's 11 contestants include a writer from Ohio, a cheerleading coach from California and a used car salesman from Maryland.
Sony says the show is part of its strategy to provide content beyond games on the PlayStation. This includes music, movies and TV episodes.