USA Today interviews the winner of PSN's first endeavor into full length original programing and episodic content, The Tester. Also interviewed is one of the Senior Producers for the PlayStation Network.
He's got so much to look forward to;
Don't talk about me like I'm not right here :P
Congrats on winning a mediocre job, you must be so proud of yourself.
Congratz. And again.. dont mind the haters. xD
Congrats on winning but I feel bad for you. I was tester some time ago and it's not cool at all. At least it wasn't for me. @Below: Exactly. You see sequels to the games you loved, bugged, incomplete, full of glitches. Will start to play them not because you love them but because you have to. Cause they pay you to do it. Replaying sections, trying to figure out ways to break the game, thinking about possible glitches and exploits. It's work. But it's not all that bad. It'll be definitely fun to work with bigger game studios. Being a part of the industry, getting to now some of those people you know only from news, interviews or articles.
@Hay You've nailed it, people think it's such a great profession just because you get paid to play video games. Try playing the same section over and over (of a game they choose for you to play) for hours at a time and then tell me if it's cool. xD I'm not a hater, good luck with your new job...you'll need it.
I'm not hating but I fell Nauseous has the better skills,Cyrus is close second but not better.
As much as everyone says that it's a crap job, etc... There are a couple of things worth mentioning. 1) I've been trying to get into the game industry since I graduated college, but living on the East Coast, there have been little/no opportunities available to me. 2) Moving out the the west is expensive and it is nearly impossible to land a job while you're not physically living there. The show solved both of those dilemmas for me. So I don't mind the hate at all.
Congrats bro. I just moved out West...and you're right. All the best, don't mind the haters, and do what you gotta do. Hope to hear more of what you do. 12
Congrats Cyrus, now you can stop getting trophies and let me stay in front of you :P
Congrats on winning the competition @Mushroomwig "Congrats on winning a mediocre job, you must be so proud of yourself." Common no need for that could you not at least be more polite. He won the competition thats just rude.
Well the most important thing is, he finally get into the industry.
It's better than a slap to the sack, but yeah, it's a pretty lousy job. This whole show is like a bunch of aspiring chefs competing for a position as a dishwasher. I have several friends who test games, and it has killed gaming for a couple of them. The coolest thing you'll get out of this will likely be free access to E3. Congrats, though. If it's a step in the right direction for you, then that's all that matters.
Congrats bro... I watched the episode last night and thought you were done at the beginning, but you hung in there and did it, I was happy for you. I would have been happy for any of you, I liked the final 3... so cheers, enjoy the new career, hope it brings you the joy of a lifetime... not many people get this chance, make the most of it for the rest of us.
Congrats. As far as the people hating, ignore them. It's your dream so I say go for it. You seem to be an intelligent enough guy to know that most of our dreams turn out a bit differently than what we imagine at first, but I don't think that will be an issue for you. You have a college education and a foot in the door. Do a good job, push the limits and aim higher while you are a tester. I'm sure if you work at it you can find a place for yourself in the industry where you love what you do and get paid well for it. Good luck!
totally spoiled the last episode for me, it showed that you won( congrats by the way) even though I wanted nasus to win.
congratz cyrus, just dont go spoilin games to for after u try them first-hand :P
wow, you're such a jealous JERK! you have problem with someone winning something? your life is so sad! @Cyrus, congrats man! it was a bit lucky there but luck sometimes determine who'll win and the luck was clearly with you! have fun with your new job and congrats again! all the best!
Unfortunately, you'll get a lot of that for awhile. But screw that, congrats on winning the position. Just make sure you do your job well man, we like grade A games.
No game is free of glitches, I guess that means they can't do their job correctly.
I never said be perfect. I said make sure he does his job WELL. Not PERFECT. Of course no game is glitch free
It's a common misconception that bugged up games are the result of bad testers. I'm sure it varies by developer, but from what my friends tell me, about 1/3 of the bugs submitted by testing teams are rejected on the grounds that the devs simply don't wanna put in the time and effort to fix them.
was really cool to watch in Playstation Homes Theathre. I was at the show with a friend, we were talkinga about it suing the phone a friend feature and it was really really cool. Thanks Sony!
Congratulations Cyrus on Your Very Deserved Win! The rest of the cast were worthy but at the end of the day, there can be only one winner. Let the Hate Fuel You! Kudos & Good Luck in the Industry Will.
Outside of the gaming world and the nerd zerg on the internet. It takes a real man to go out there in this economy and world to pursue a career 1000's of miles away from his home. You did it, congratulations.
I think most people do not realize that this is an opportunity, a foot-in-the-door. It's not like he's gonna be a game tester for the next 30 years. Cyrus has a degree and knows what he wants to do. That alone makes him worthy of winning this contest. Even Amped had an idea of what fields she wanted to strive for. Nauseous just wanted to get paid to play video games.
Congratulations Cyrus, best of luck to you.
Congratulations on your crappy job at minimum wage.
hows that welfare treating ya?
i enjoyed watching the show
First time ive seen a user on N4G win a competition like this
Wait, you actually think it's him? xD I suppose Jack Tretton is the real deal on here as well, and not forgetting Bill Gates. ;)
Uncyrus is Cyrus.
@ above.. you dont know that :) nobody does..
Uncyrus has been on here...and linking to his powerreview website from his personal profile for a long time. If you go to powerreview it is quite obvious that Uncyrus and Cyrus are the same. http://n4g.com/up/44228.asp... http://thepowerreview.com
The challenges on that show were pointless. What's next? MC Donalds requiring their applicants to win a 10 day marathon and holding their breath for 5 minutes while doing a handstand?
Congratulations. If the gaming industry thing doesn't pan out, look into Business IT in general. It pays well and is a much more stable ( look at the salaries). Good Luck...
oh,did people actually watch thi lol
Did anybody else think the host was ridiculously hot? Cyrus....?
no comment (although I did agree w/ you)
Hot in a cute way... but still hot.
BTW Cyrus, did you ever hook up with Amped :P. You really don't have to answer that..........yes you do. Anyways, congrats. Get over to Japan! It's a wild place, and you are a gaijin so they will love you. Good luck.
It's a foot in the door.
so anyone can become a tester its called a internship
Congrats Cyrus, nevermind the hate. Who wouldnt want to live in sunny west coast paid living accomadations. Getting a chance to play exclusives that havent even been announced. And better yet you have your foot in the industry, might even start doing your own vidicles LOL.
I think we can all congratulate a fellow gamer and fellow N4G member. Congrats, Cyrus. You're awesome! Good luck in the industry!
Congratulations Cyrus! I am wicked excited for you man. Keep your chin up! Sunny San Diego is waiting for you Matt. Enjoy every minuite of it. Have more faith in yourself though. You seemed so unsure of yourself those last 2-3 episodes. It must have been alot of pressure but I knew you'd pull through. Get to work on testing some great games and hopefully you get your dream job with a Japanese company in America! (Or vice versa).
I actually wanted you to win lol.. well you or Luge... dunno why.. Cyrus is cool name i spose for a digital id anyways.. Conrgratz ^^
I downloaded the previews, saw that it was s**t and never bothered with the actual episodes even though they were free. Out of all the original content Sony could've put out, they wasted their resources on this garbage.
to win you did well in all of the challenges but I have to say I lost some respect for you as a man when you cried after the ninja challenge. Waaaaaaa I'm gonna get eliminated Waaaaaaa.
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