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Report: Pac-Man reality series in development

Certainly, this must be one of the signs of our inevitable doom. According to Deadline Hollywood, Merv Griffin Entertainment is planning video game-themed reality series where contestants compete in a series of loosely game-related challenges for a chance to win a job as a video game tester. Just...

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Interview: Will 'Cyrus' Powers, winner of The Tester

Here's something you haven't seen on The Tester, Sony's PSN-exclusive reality series: winning contestant Will Powers (aka Cyrus) receiving a novelty $5,000 check. We had a chance to chat with the next PlayStation game tester, who talked about his aspirations and why he decided to pursue such a...

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'The Tester' contestants should probably have read this account first

Ever since Sony first announced its game industry reality show for PSN named The Tester back in 2009, we've been a bit wary of the idea. Can you really blame us? The show pits various personalities against each other in a variety of challenges, all with the end goal of becoming an entry-level game...

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'The Tester' reality series debuts on PSN Feb. 18

Sony's PlayStation Network-exclusive reality series "The Tester" will begin February 18th. The competition will have the above real gamers vying for a chance to win a glamorous testing job at PlayStation. Until April 8th, the PlayStation Store (for PSP and PS3) will update every Thursday with new...

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Warner Bros. releasing Bachelor and Bachelorette games

Listen, guys. Warner Bros. Interactive is going to need a ton of money if it wants to provide marketing support for Scribblenauts when it comes out this September. Without these ads, the game may not sell well, which could injure our chances of ever getting future 'nauts titles. To ensure that we...

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WCG Ultimate Gamer reality show hits SciFi Channel March 10

If you've found yourself looking for new mediums of entertainment since the heartbreaking season finale of The Bachelor, a new program on SciFi Channel might tickle your reality programming fancy. WCG Ultimate Gamer, the first episode of which airs Tuesday, March 10, will follow 12 gaming...

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Reality TV: 'Legendary' rockers perform Rock Band 2 for upcoming show

There's some reality to the Rock Band show casting call that popped up on Craigslist this week after all. We've received confirmation from a reliable tip of an event featuring some "Legendary Rock Royalty" playing ... Rock Band 2 for an "upcoming TV show taping." If you're in the Los Angeles area,...

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Smash Bros. champion cracks the world of reality TV

Fans of reality TV show Survivor who also read Nintendo blogs will be pleased to hear that gamers are getting some representation for the show's seventeenth season, Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden. 22-year-old Ken Hoang will be one of the eighteen contestants when the series begins on September...

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Survivor adds top Smash Bros. player to line-up

You probably don't think that being really excellent at video games is a marketable skill outside of pro gaming, but Ken Hoang has found one other field it can help you get a leg up in: The lucrative "not dying on an island" industry. The pro gamer (one of the nation's top Smash Bros. players) has...

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Rumor: EA bringing stars of "The Hills" to video game

If you recognize the above pictured pair as reality TV stars (and not just goobers at a Halloween party), then you should stop reading this post right now and just go read US Magazine or something. If you don't recognize them, we'll explain that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, stars of MTV's The...

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