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Eat Yummy Cake, Join the Fat Princess Beta

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Apr 15, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Yes, you can have your cake and play with it, too. Titan, the developers of the forthcoming PSN-exclusive Fat Princess are searching for beta test volunteers beginning later this week.

This is a “real” beta; the developers don’t just want you to play, they value your feedback. You should only participate if you’re willing to report your experiences on the closed beta forums, discussions, surveys, etc. You won’t just be having fun, you’ll be helping to make Fat Princess an even better game when it debuts on PSN this summer.

Also, you’ll get to brag to your friends. Over and over.

Being a closed beta, access is limited; so we want to make sure the most fervent, determined fans benefit from our allotment of 250 beta codes. We struggled with deciding how to determine which PlayStation.Blog readers want it the most. Then it hit us: cake.

The first 250 people to upload a picture of themselves eating cake (cheesecake, cupcakes and fruitcakes are all acceptable) to our Facebook fan page will get in. Please make sure that the picture is of YOU, and that you include a piece of PlayStation paraphernalia in the pic (a DualShock controller, T-shirt, PS3, PSP, etc). Just upload your pic(s) to the gallery and tag them with “Fat Princess″ – you’ll need to ‘Fan’ the page first – to let us know you want in! Then, once the beta gets underway, we’ll contact you via Facebook with information on how to join in on the fun.

In case you’re lacking for inspiration, we took some practice pics in the office. Now head out to the bakery – these spots won’t last!

Jeff eating cake for Fat Princess Chris smothered in cake for Fat Princess

SCEA eats cake for Fat Princess SCEA eats cake for Fat Princess

UPDATE: Looks like we’ve got enough photos now! The response has been awesome and overwhelming, so thanks to all of you that have entered. We’ll go through the entries now, sort out the duplicates and whatnot, and contact the approved photo-submitters via Facebook by noon (Pacific) tomorrow. If you didn’t make it, pay attention to our Twitter account for other sites that may be granting access to the beta. Thanks!!

//Add Your Own

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+ barkingspace on April 15th, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

I have no access to cake right now, but I have a great picture of me yelling at cake, willing it to allow me to eat it so I might become a fat princess. Or maybe because I was hungry.

Either way, the only problem is that there is no PS control in there. But I’m imagining one. Does that count? :)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

    I\’m afraid not. Only those who want it the most will get in!


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+ JimmyHACK on April 15th, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

Damn, guess i gotta go buy a cake or something at the store on the way home.. hopefully a few hours from now wont be too late


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+ spunnups on April 15th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

Nice, now i’m a fan of the blog!


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+ Mr_Petter on April 15th, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

I do not have cake at home.. Can we eat something else :)?


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+ BigPoppaB on April 15th, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

will we be contacted through facebook? I put my PSN id in the picture too.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:45 am said:

    Yes, me or Chris will drop qualifying pic senders a note with further instructions.


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+ B-Boyeurism on April 15th, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

made it!


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+ StalkingSilence on April 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

Jeff – I have a picture of me eating your wedding cake. haha just trying to be creepy and live up to my PSN name. Sorry, not going to be able to participate – at work and not allowed to have a camera. Would LOVE to get into the beta though.

Cool contest idea though!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:43 am said:

    I\’m officially scared.


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+ willskate4free on April 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

how about a rice cake does that count?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

    Well, it is a cake, right? The judges approve. But man, live a little!


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+ Jeo on April 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

This sucks… I could go get cake from the cafeteria… but I have no PS stuff at work…


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+ marcindpol on April 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

lol great competition:)


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+ JimmyHACK on April 15th, 2009 at 10:23 am said:

hmm i have bagels and PSStuff at work… maybe that will work as a doughnut


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+ Mouzreaper on April 15th, 2009 at 10:24 am said:

Dammit no cake! Only biscuits! :(


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+ V_Ben on April 15th, 2009 at 10:24 am said:

I put my cake where my mouth is :P hope i get in!


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+ StalkingSilence on April 15th, 2009 at 10:24 am said:

Haha actually, come to think of it, no cameras allowed at work, no facebook access either. I wonder if cake is even allowed around these tight-wads ;)


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+ Zeonoth on April 15th, 2009 at 10:25 am said:

YES! I ran to a box of poundcake and just ripped a piece out. I hope I made it in time.


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+ Bildo818 on April 15th, 2009 at 10:26 am said:

I have a screenshot of Fat Princess in my photo, is this sufficient?


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+ hmecey on April 15th, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

When will we know if we won


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

    Give us a day or so. The beta hasn\’t started yet.


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+ xI-Red-Ix on April 15th, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

i didn’t get a pic of me.. but i took a pic of my PS stuff can that count!? please say yes
it has cake!


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+ Canuck4Life on April 15th, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

Yay! My photo is up now… I’m pretty sure I made it in because there are only like 100 photos up right now.

Is it OK that the PS3 didn’t make it into the shot? I just took the pic in front of the Fat Princess section of the last Qore episode


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

    That\’ll be fine. We just want to know it\’s you, and that you didn\’t do a google image search for \’eating cake\’.


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 15th, 2009 at 10:31 am said:

When will we know if we got in?


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+ Crotin on April 15th, 2009 at 10:31 am said:

Does someone have any cake I can borrow?


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+ kosluftar on April 15th, 2009 at 10:33 am said:

:( no cake at home.


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+ MrBeatdown on April 15th, 2009 at 10:33 am said:

Aw nuts. I seriously just finished my last Krispy Kreme.


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+ Parapraxis on April 15th, 2009 at 10:33 am said:

Cheesecake FTW!


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+ DeforMAKulizer on April 15th, 2009 at 10:34 am said:

Woot!!! Uploaded it =D
Mom is still laughing :P


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+ Demonbear on April 15th, 2009 at 10:34 am said:

I don’t know who came up with this idea, but this is awesome!


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+ Onna76_NL on April 15th, 2009 at 10:35 am said:

Respect to the people at SCEA for making a complete fool out of themselves for these pictures. *ROTFL*. By the time I’ve got my cake and weigh a few ounces more thanks to all the calories, at least a 1000 people have already signed in, which will be tomorrow.

Why? Stores are closed now overhere :-( 7:30PM


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+ StrykerIsland on April 15th, 2009 at 10:35 am said:

Done and done. :)


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+ Realaride on April 15th, 2009 at 10:35 am said:

I’m currently at work with no access to any Playstation paraphernalia. I sent Titan Studios an e-mail a couple of weeks ago asking about a beta but never got a response. I’m deeply saddened knowing I won’t have access to the Fat Princess beta.


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+ Onna76_NL on April 15th, 2009 at 10:37 am said:

Ow well, get the chance to play the game sooner or later anyway :-)


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+ E-CAPITAL on April 15th, 2009 at 10:38 am said:

Jeff, I uploaded my pic, but since I’m at work, I don’t have any hardware around me. Does the PS logo count for anything? Please say yes. :0)


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+ VanilaGorila-x- on April 15th, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

I’m at work so I took a pic with the Playstaion forums up on my computer in the background, hope that will suffice.

Peace,
VG


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+ Jebus1992 on April 15th, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

i have submited my picture :) here is a link http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=14104316802&view=all#/photo.php?pid=328484&op=1&o=user&view=user&subj=14104316802&aid=-1&oid=14104316802&id=1421776552

will i get a ode for that??


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+ Thwip on April 15th, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

Picture uploaded! Hopefully Pan”cake” Mix will count! :-)


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+ linebeginstoblur on April 15th, 2009 at 10:41 am said:

I did it! I had my PSP, and I even made sure the WipEout Pulse title screen was on.

I had cake, but it came from a vending machine. Still cake. I hope it counts, because I don’t even want to finish this, it’s bad cake. lol

You guys are awesome, by the way. ;)


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+ BZKlint on April 15th, 2009 at 10:42 am said:

Oh God… Twilight poster! DX

BTW, I have no cake on me so I can’t enter :(

}:-{D}


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+ Shqype on April 15th, 2009 at 10:42 am said:

Jeff, this is an awesome competition! I just posted my picture according to the directions and I eagerly await invitation to the Fat Princess Beta. I’m so psyched for this game!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

    Thanks for participating, we thought this would be a fun way to hand out the codes.


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+ XScimmia on April 15th, 2009 at 10:42 am said:

Woo-Hoo got the picture posted. That was awesome fun, I have never been in such a hurry to eat a cupcake. Wait, yes I have.


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+ AmericanNinja1 on April 15th, 2009 at 10:42 am said:

Jeff do homemade muffins count?


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+ Neq on April 15th, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

Hello :]

If there is PS3 Cap, LBP ticket and hardly (but possible) to see PSP Games is it ok? ;)

Greets from Central Europe / Poland.


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+ Onna76_NL on April 15th, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

Will a Cookie do? :-D


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+ Parapraxis on April 15th, 2009 at 10:45 am said:

You’d think I had an unfair advantage as I work in a bakery huh!
Weird as it is, I don’t usually have cake in the house.
Luckily I had a SaraLee cheesecake in the fridge.
I hope my picture is acceptable as you can only see the cake on my spoon… lol.


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+ Emyrs on April 15th, 2009 at 10:47 am said:

ok.. hope i wont be penalized for posting 2.. my first had psblog in the background but it was hard to see… so i geared up and took another..

theres only 10 pages of pictures so far..at 20 a page, theres still time to get in guys!


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+ Mr_Petter on April 15th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

Ok, I found some cake in the freezer… Had to eat it frozen.. Everything to be in the beta! How do we know if we have made it or not?(I think the number of fat princess pictures has gone over 250)

Please answer this :)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

    We\’ll contact qualifying people within a day or so.


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+ RaymondBel on April 15th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

I don’t mind being forced to eat cake in front of my PS3 but being forced to get on Facebook… two thumbs down for that one!


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+ Realaride on April 15th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

There needs to be another way for us to get into the Beta for those of us who aren’t able to get this done. I formally challenge Jeff to a match in Street Fighter IV for a Fat Princess beta code.


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+ Thrasher20 on April 15th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

Just give me a BETA key now!!! I am planning to buy this game though ;)


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+ Crotin on April 15th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

lol, do pictures with people biting into cake mix boxes count?


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+ Enigma777 on April 15th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

I dont think I made it in time…. =[


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