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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!!

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+ NukeGoBoom on April 15th, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

Bakery industry just exploded from Cake demand.I hope your happy.

To be serious i will be 100% late to the contest when ill try.A public beta would be nicer for everyone who really wanted one.LBP did it,Killzone did it.


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+ wutnowsucka on April 15th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

Nooo! When I found the page it had about 150 pics I’d say? My camera was dead, so I ran downstairs, grabbed some cake and took a pic with my Sixaxis…sent the pic from my phone to my email. Downloaded the pic from my email to my computer. Added a border in Photoshop, uploaded the pic to Facebook and it was like number 409 :( darnit this was possibly my most anticipated game of the year! And I was going to provide beta feedback too :(


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+ themadmen on April 15th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

I want in. im goin to the bakery rite now…


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+ Delriach on April 15th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

Is it too late….?


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+ OverlordLaharl on April 15th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

Well maybe it’s too late but what the hell… did it because i would REALLY like to be part of this great game! I’m the guy who look stupid in an orange tshirt with 2 yellow cupcakes in is mouth lol Oh there is also rainbow star on them… CMON! I deserve a beta access after that!


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+ Delriach on April 15th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Damn, I just saw the update on the original blog post.

Why did I have to wake up so late

;_;


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+ DrBingogh on April 15th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

Great idea. Got a newborn son and can’t provide feedback but looking forward to this game!


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+ Tagan55 on April 15th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

this doesnt seem very fair i see people taking photoshop pics, eating …well not even cake, i think you should pic the first 250 eating cake no doughnuts or anything just seems more fair imo :(


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

    We\’ll be sorting out the qualified and non-qualified pics. Those who went to that effort will be rewarded.


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+ shystie1 on April 15th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Do we have to be actually eating the cake? I was full from a big lunch so I just stared at my Cheese Danish Twist.

There is a ton of pictures on Facebook with people with their cake. How are numbers doing? Is there still time for people to get into the contest?

Thanks I need to set up my cell phone to get alerts from my facebook account.


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+ VazelGr on April 15th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

Is it going to be first come, first serve? Or are you just going to pick randomly.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on April 15th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

    First come first served from those who met the criteria.


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+ Snuter on April 15th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

What if I just take a picture of myself and I am slightly overweight and a decendant from a royal blood line? Does that qualify? It’ll be like one of those commercials that show the “before” and “after” effects of eating lots of cake.


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+ bravo9zero on April 15th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

Just uploaded mine, I’m the nervous one with the White DS3 and a KZ2 mag XD


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+ nummerfjorten on April 15th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Damn, missed it.


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+ OverlordSpike on April 15th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

noooooooo =(…this is such a bummer i wanted to beta, and i doupt there are many gamers with more psx/ps2/ps3 games then I(we’re talking almost 200 combined, excluding psn downloaded ones) and im halfway to lv 12 with trophies, we trophy people should get some sort of reward :)


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+ loucetios on April 15th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

I find this whole contest very unfair, I get the whole cake thing going with the game but still, I had classes all day until now, I don’t have any cake, nor any access to a camera, and even if I did by the time I found the post I would have already lost due to the horde of people who saw this already, maybe I can get into the gamespot one, who knows though


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+ SnakeStrife on April 15th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

I uploaded a picture I just hope I get a code if its not to late :)


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+ smokey_vols on April 15th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Are there any spots left?


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+ Kholdstare101 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

You find it unfair because the contest took place during a time that inconvenienced you? Really?

BTW if Gaf is reading this I want my damn account activated.


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+ GGCAN on April 15th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

Just took a look at Facebook and the pics people have posted.

Hilarious, but looks like there are way more pics now than beta keys that will be given away.


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+ McSpatrick on April 15th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

Can’t wait to sell the Beta code on eBay! :P


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+ Korbei83 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

That SOUND T-Shirt, looks like “NOUMD”


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+ loucetios on April 15th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

@165

well if it was by email I would have at least had a chance


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+ OverlordLaharl on April 15th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

@167 Mmmm looking at all these pics, they are a lot of them who does not have been labeled with “Fat Princess” So i don’t think they qualified… IF i have read carefully that is. I think it was needed, that and the ps3/psp/DS3


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+ BEMO-844 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

You know, I’d do it if I had some cake in my house. I actually want to beta test to help make this game as good as it can be, unlike the majority of these testers who are just doing it for exclusivity and the bragging rights that they got to play the great Fat Princess before the rest of us.

Also, putting creativity aside, how does uploading a picture signify qualification for this? Despite the fact that you say you only want serious testers, I hope you realize that dozens of the applicants will not follow through with their promises.

I’ve beta tested the SOCOM private beta (not public). They selected their testers based off of people who actually contributed to the community, rather than those who wanted to play it the most. I guess this couldn’t be used for this beta because there isn’t really a community built up yet, which is understandable.


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+ xI-Red-Ix on April 15th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

hey i post 2 pics
the first one was PS stuff with cake

second one was me +cake/Game but semi-blurry
but on second my cake doesn’t look like a cake… :(
can’t ya add them both?


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+ dehumanizer_666 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

I don’t have any cake nor a facebook page =(


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+ Bildo818 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

I think this was such an awesome way to do this!! I told my boss…BRB!, I need cupcakes and literally raced out of the office to Wawa!

Taking the photo, tagging it, freaking out because I couldn’t figure out how to upload was really fun! Thanks for letting me participating! I am pretty sure I secured my BETA code! I cannot WAIIITTT to play Fat Princess! My SOCOM clan is going to hate me but OHHHHH WELL!!


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+ CartBlanche on April 15th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

Yikes you work with some hot chicks, though they could make an effort, clothes wise, when going into work ;-).


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+ XgargunoX on April 15th, 2009 at 12:48 pm said:

thats kinda dumb…..that wasnt even an update


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+ XxBigP123xX on April 15th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

This is an outrage!

Whatever, I’ll just wait for the full game :/


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+ Korbei83 on April 15th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

PS3 owners are mangia cakes


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+ Jeo on April 15th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

I’m just secretly hoping that Jeff screamed out “LET THEM EAT CAKE!” as he pressed the submit button to post this blog.

Jeff… if you didn’t, I’m very disappointed.

You should really make that the title for the post when Fat Princess is actually released.


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+ Jeo on April 15th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

Who am I kidding… they don’t read page 4 after a contest is closed…


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+ isolatebody on April 15th, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

The only thing I have in my house even close was my kids left over Easter candy………..why oh why………


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+ Wafi24 on April 15th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

Your obviously kidding yourself and what do you know you might be a winner friend. Keep your head up and hope you get one that’s what I’m doing.


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+ willxcore on April 15th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

Am I retarded or is there no link to Titan Studios’ Twitter account? What the hell is the url?

If anyone knows what Guerilla Games’ is that would be appreciated as well.


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+ AGQ0105 on April 15th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

does anyone think that Jeff looks like Paul Rudd… or is it just me?


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+ Maguss on April 15th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

Nobody has mentioned that cute princess in the picture!!! Tell her I said hi Jeff! But seriously I can’t believe I missed out :( I’ve been in most of Sonys betas since I joined the G.A.P. oh so many years ago :(. I guess it’s time to watch IGN like a hawk!


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+ ManaKnight on April 15th, 2009 at 1:26 pm said:

I posted my picture and followed the instructions. I really hope I can get in. :D


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+ IIIKAGEIII on April 15th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

if we eat cake will you put in gmae skype on ps3?


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+ SULTAN_3 on April 15th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

is it that first 250 one will win the demo code ?? or its about the best 250 ? when i know i win ?


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+ DTXSFC on April 15th, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

The things we do to into a beta! What about people like me who have no purpose to use Facebook who would like to be in the beta. You shouldn’t force things like having to sign up with Facebook and post a personal picture just to participate in a beta. Not worth it. Aside from that I played it at GDC 2009 and I think Fat Princess is a good game to enjoy with cake and blood.


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+ SHPLIG on April 15th, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

Snap. I’ll have to beg and plead elsewhere at a shot for some Fat Princess action. Either way I’m really excited about this game!


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+ almighty-slayer on April 15th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

Damn, can’t believed i missed this. Two things i love – Cake and Playstation – and i missed it!


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+ Craazy on April 15th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

I have no cake, only Top Ramen

Will you be making a Top Ramen Princess?


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+ ADR143 on April 15th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

lol sux i was too late :(


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+ sNsKid on April 15th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

My brother ate all the cake.

I swear you guys will never get me to create a facebook account.

I didn’t do it for Killzone and I won’t do it for a fat princess.


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+ Thrasher20 on April 15th, 2009 at 2:59 pm said:

Hmm I visited the PSBlog six times already after I posted my last comment (not this one). Still no other blogs to read :(


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+ D-Squad3 on April 15th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

I find it really fair doing this when everyone is at work or school. Next time do it when people have the time. >_> I’m a little pissed.


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+ wutnowsucka on April 15th, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

I had to go somewhere before I was able to actually bake the cake…but you can see in my picture that I was technically “eating” the “cake” mix :)


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