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Mike Bossy


I didn't think that there would ever be a worse PR vehicle for the games industry than the reality show "The Tester" on PSN. Really how do you top a bunch of people competing for a job with horrible pay, horrible hours where you get treated poorly? It seems though that IGN is up for the challenge of going one step further:


So now being an indie developer is all about coming up with sexist game designs and wearing hipster clothes? When IGN first announced that they were going to help some indies out by giving them office space, etc. I thought it was a cool idea. Kind of like a new mini indie-fund. This obviously is far different from that original image. The really sad thing is that if any of the people on the show are serious about getting into the mainstream industry they are just setting themselves up to get black listed. Reality shows have a way of editing things so everyone looks like a douche or a dumbass. No one wants to hire a douche or a dumbass.

Maybe I'm wrong and this preview is just showing all of the bad side of the show. I hope I'm wrong.
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I don't think you are wrong at all; considering most "reality" shows are almost entirely comprised of douchebaggery, since douchebaggery gets the ratings, I doubt this show is going to attempt to break the mold.

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<div>Just watched it... Scariest thing I've seen in a while.</div><div><br></div><div>"We can add broccoli as powerups so we don't send mixed signals, because the candy that comes out of Raptor Hitler Pinata will rot your teeth."</div><div><br></div><div>Wow. I can't imagine why you're not a world-famous game developer already!</div>

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