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Advice for THE TESTER 3

Hello everyone,

My name is Mohamed Obsieyeh. Everyone calls me MO CHOCOLATE. It’s because of my life changing event that is THE TESTER.  A competitive reality show on the PlayStation network. I was on season 2.

For those of you that are not familiar with the show its about a group of gamers competing through physical game bases challenges  to win a job at Sony as a PlayStation quality assurance tester(also know as a game tester) season 1 you also win 5 grand. For season 2 however you win those two things and a 42in Sony Bravia 3D tv and a PlayStation console.

It is 8 episodes in total and normally 1 or 2 people go home. At the beginning of the season there is normally 11 or 12 contestants. By the season finally there are 3 contestants left. The judges are people who work for Sony and big names in the gaming industry

Season 2 recently just got done and the most common question me and my castmates gets is “will there be a season 3” to be completely honest I do not know, however there is not a doubt in my mind that there will be. Because of this I do get asked for advice if there ever will be a season 3 of THE TESTER on how to get on it. Well you have came to the right place. Keep in mind that this is merely my opinions and I am also good friends with the casting director.  So I have a good idea what they look for. Also if the audition process will be just like for season 2 then this will be more relevant

How it worked was you have to upload a video and picture of yourself to the tester website. In your video you will answer a few questions. You get to vote for other people on the site as well, you will also receive votes.  There is also a series of rounds.  At the end of each round the people with the highest votes moves on the the next round.  By the end there will be one standing and will win an automatic spot on the show.

GENERAL ADVICE: this might be the most important advice I can give MAKE SURE WE CAN SEE YOU! MAKE SURE WE CAN HEAR YOU! MAKE SURE WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR SAYING! playback what you recorded and make sure the technical side of it is good. There is not point in perching about how good you are if we cant hear or see you.  Also practice a few times. make sure you know what your going to say before you say it. also be creative, do something different that no one has done yet.  Try adding comedy, it helped me out.

ADVICE FOR THE MEN: this advice really is for everyone but I noticed that the men did this a lot. DO NOT COME OFF AS URGENT OR FULL OF YOURSELF. don’t be like “hello my name is ___ and let me tell you why I AM the next PlayStation tester, let me tell you why I WILL be the winner” there is a line between confidence and urgent.  Also don’t come off as desperate. Don’t lie or make yourself come off as something your not because believe me they will find out

ADVICE FOR THE WOMEN: DO NOT POSE IN BIKINIS. it is completely and 100% pointless.  I remember a few girls did that last year and they got the lowest votes.  Remember YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR A JOB TO TEST VIDEO GAMES! Not a beach house.  Also it says a lot about you if your willing to show skin to get votes. Sorry ladies the nerds are going to your site but not to vote for you.

ADVICE FOR EVERYONE: keep in mind that the casting directors will also LOOK THROUGH YOUR FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE ETC because they want to make sure that you are who you say you are.  If you come off as professional but your other sites portray you the opposite way then that will be a problem.Ii have seen a lot of people get kicked off for that. They take this very seriously.

Over all just have fun. Remember to be yourself and above all TRUE to yourself. The casting directors look at EVERY SINGLE PROFILE so even if your at the bottom of the page of votes they will look at it

again this is IF a season 3 comes out. This is MO CHOCOLATE. peace out!!

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Hey Gamers!
There are a LOT of awesome changes in the works for game meets girl.
I’m opening up my site to a blog as well as more video projects in the works.

Plus I wanted to get more people involved.
Welcome to what I like to call, the GMG network.
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I’m gonna have posts about cool things coming out in the biz as well as keeping you guys updated with Game Meets Girl show and different opinions by my gamer guys and girls.

So keep an eye out of Reviews, Skits, and Editorials written by and even some videos made by my gamers.
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It’s not an open application but people I’ve befriended, people who are willing to share their love into the industry and post about it. Expect a call from me.

-Kristen

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Writing on some more blogs

I started doing a weekly blog on t3ch h3lp!
Check out my first post. My Skully candy headset review… which I already posted here… but yea it has better pics and stuff. lol.

I figure I can get some more views and get myself out there to a different type of audience.
Yay for not having to make videos.

-Kristen

So I’ve been having some trouble on xbox live. I have two original mics and both BROKE so around xmas time I was thrilled to get the Skull Candy Low rider headset.

So lets break it down.
Xbox live is where smack talking, game communication, and friendly chat takes place. Especially for me, a gamer girl with a popular youtube channel and is quickly gaining momentum.

So hearing people is the MOST important this for me when it comes to headphones.

I get fans who want to talk to me, I get hit up in party chat whenever I bounce on… that’s why I generally pay off live when I need to make a review. (which is most of the time)

My original one-eared live mic worked fine. What I liked about the original one was the fact that the voices were channeled directly to your ears and it was wireless from the system, only connected to the controller for power.

They were simple, but the biggest con was they looked and felt like I was working a gaming drive-thru.
Then they broke in september (2 sets… I played Gears of war2 probably too much) and I was micless.

I got the Skull Candy lowriders and was completely thrilled to have a chance to talk with my live friends again.

I noticed my excitement fading rather quickly when I started to use them.
Pros and Con’s breakdown time.

Pros:
-The headset covers both ears, are very comfortable to wear, and stereo sounds decent.
-They have one of the sexiest headset designs I’ve ever seen.

Cons:
-It has to be powered by USB, meaning you have to PLUG IT INTO your SYSTEM. Talk about a pain in the ass, I’ve learned to HATE wires since the new gen of consoles have come out. So annoying, it limits how far away you can sit from your screen.

-It doesn’t put the players voices directly into your ears. In fact, the ONLY way to hear them in your head set is if you plug in a splitter cable into the 360 jacks to only hear LOUD ass game play and meek little voices which are utterly incoherent.

-The headset doesn’t get very loud, which is GREAT if you have kids and don’t want tthem to blow up their eardrums like I already have… but holy crap Its hard enough to hear the game, and I can’t really hear the players at all.

So I was trying my best to figure out a way to hear my XBL besties.
I had to turn down the game and sound effects to the BARE min, and I STILL couldn’t hear my friends speak clearly or loud enough at all.

Listening to them through the TV didn’t help either. It was all meshed in with gameplay and I couldn’t hear anything.

I know, I don’t have the best hearing. After all I’ve been raving for the past 7 years so I already know my ears are pretty screwed up.

Plus I work at a resturant and work drve-thru which really messes up your ears too.

No matter how much I LOVE Skully Candy (which believe me they are by far my FAVORITE company as far as quality headphones go), I can’t tell you enough how much I despise this headset.

Why are there so many cables?
Why can’t I hear live chat directly into my ear, why does it have to be meshed in with gameplay sounds?

I love the look of them enough to use them in videos becasue they look nice as a prop, but dear GOD I need to find a decent wireless headset that lets me freaking HEAR.

Yes, I’m a little upset that I wasted 50 bucks.
I just wished my old headsets worked so I could at least play on live again without going CRAZY!

-Kristen

Its been one of those times for me right now.

Somehow, out of all the stress and despair I went through, my moment is at my finger tips. A video making career! In the gaming industy? Maybe.

I learned the secrets to self marketing and I’m about to make myself VIRAL.
Who knew?  A girl that never went to film school or took any hands on film classes, actually being as good as the pros.

I’ve been living a lot of the moments I’ve always wanted to you guys.
I went to CES, met my internet stars like Philip DeFranco and iJustine.

was in a Charles Trippy video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1910JaN7R8
Watch around the 10 min mark. 😛

and… now.
Something big is about to happen.
But what, I’m not quite sure.

I’ve been interviewing people in the gaming industry.
Making video collabs, and hell even learned some new video editing tricks.

Hollywood, that’s a tough crowd. But… the gaming industry, that’s one of the most fun places to go. Everyone I’ve met has been exstatic about games, I’m not the only one crazy enough to voulenteer for this gig either. in fact the most passionate people who land the big money jobs, started out just like me.

I have plans for the Game Meets Girl show.
Plans that I think I can actually make come true.

A GMG Calendar?
Some cool GMG Merch?
Working on a popular website?
Getting some money for it?
Having AMAZING fans!
Making friends that desperately believe in me!

The things I’ve been striving for since I was 16 are finally making it. I knew getting out of my Ravergirl shell would be good for me. I love glowsticking with ALL my heart, but this is the first time I’ve had a passion that kept me up late at night to the “wii” moments of the morning just eager to read comments, hear the voice of the internet, and just be plain excited for the future.

I think being single has been an amazing experience for me.
It may have broken my heart but it lit a flame in my SOUL. I now realize and have learned from the hardships and stress of moving out with someone that reality sucks. Nothing is as good as it seems. So EMBRACE what you have. Never regret the past, becasue history is a lot to be learned from.

It forms who you are. I honestly believe all the crappiness that happens in one’s live molds them into a better person. It gives them a better understanding of how the world works.

I’m seeing people around me, skyrocket into success, and I know I’m right behind them.
For once I feel like I’ve done the right things, worked the best way possible and have finally found my path to happiness.

So to be humble, before I get to my goal… I gotta let you guys know… if it weren’t for the little people, I wouldn’t have the inspiration/ drive that I have right now.

You guys have ALL supported me in ways I could NEVER IMAGINE!
Every word of advice has sunk in. I get better and stronger with each video.
This is what I’ve been striving for, and this is what I’ve recieved.

Thanks to 3KB, MikenCheese, Gamesonsmash, Tha-Truth MVP, my best friend Matt, Blade, Esko, sandman, and Philip DeFranco and my best GIRL FRIEND… Shelly…. for my chance. My shot. and having the courage to believe in such a passionate soul.
Man its hard to imagine, At the start of Septemeber, and about a week before that… I was crying myself to sleep every night. So unhappy with my life, and how I felt STUCK. I could feel myself falling into a depression, so angry, so upset with life. I felt like I was at rock bottom.
I thought the nobody really cared about me, and felt my work was worthless.
Because nobody looked at my stuff, or cared what I did really.
I really turned myself around though, even though financially I’m the worst I’ve EVER been. I’m more happy now than when I had savings in my account.

Who needs boys when you have a passion for LIFE AGAIN?

I know a lot of you guys don’t even read my blog. But I felt the need to thank you guys. So, I’ll tweet this.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!

When I make it, I could never forget the smiles, the confidence, and the hope you all have broughten me.

Love,
Kristen

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