<Rant>also maybe a bit of late news to some people but whatever
So recently out of curiosity I watched the pilot for The Tester, a sort of reality/gameshow program that Sony put up on the PSN.
It was physicality painful to watch. They put a bunch of really stupid people on the show, made them do "challenges" that are completely unrelated to gaming and barely related to testing (veiled under poor reasoning such as "well to be a bug tester you have to be able to notice small things, so we're going to make you play spot the difference"). Now if that weren't bad enough do you know what the prize is? A job as a Playstation QA tester. If you don't understand why that is terrible let me take a moment to explain.
"Bug Testing", also referred to as Quality Assurance
, is pretty much the worst job in all of the videogame industry, and is wrongfully assumed to be or promoted as "getting paid to play videogames all day" where as its more like "Testing software that's probably shitty in the first place until youre absolutely sick of it and also the pay sucks". Don't believe me? Take a look
at these two papers
So Sony put up a ridiculous show that has nothing do to with anything and the prize is garbage.
Also the person to be kicked off in ep1 cried. And it was a guy. And he was crying over garbage.
I swear I have a brain tumor now from watching this.
But wait, there's more, the worst
part is I'm probably going to watch it again because apparently Egoraptor (you know, that guy
) joined on season 3 and I can only hope and pray that he's doing it as some sort of exploit as apposed to genuinely trying to win the godawful prize (especially since him being him he could probably get a lot better source of income through like voice acting or Awesome Series merchandise).
my head hurts