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Eat Yummy Cake, Join the Fat Princess Beta

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by 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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hmecey said:

April 15th, 10:51 am

how will you contact people via facebook or email

xI-Red-Ix said:

April 15th, 10:52 am

hey jeff i took a pic of my ps stuff AND a pic of me eating cake
can ya count thos two? or does it disqualify me?

KSPRAYDAD said:

April 15th, 10:52 am

Hey Jeff…

Yep…browse blogs all day long but no FB or GMAIL/Hotmail. Even the USB ports are deactivated on all computers so uploading a pic becomes problematic too. I still enjoyed the donut though.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:26 am

    Well… enjoy your job at the Pentagon!

Cesarcsrf said:

April 15th, 10:53 am

i uploaded just now! cake with my PSP Pearl White 3000 : P so i saw 12 pages with cake .. so which page being 20 pics.. 20×12… 240!! hurry people!!

digplans said:

April 15th, 10:54 am

Shoot… i’m vegan, and it’s tough to find a cake that hasn’t been made with either eggs or milk. Oh Jeff, give me another order and I will do thy bidding! Haha, [DELETED] I really wanted to be a part of this beta, I love giving feedback.

Seafea said:

April 15th, 10:54 am

Haha! Even if I don’t get in, this was a creative and awesome way to give out keys! <3 you guys!

XxC-losxX said:

April 15th, 10:55 am

@Jeff- Aw crap.. you got me. I got no cake, dont have facebook, and now I lost a great opportunity ;[ Since I wont make it before this ends, will there be more opportunities for closed beta later in the future? I hope there is, I’ve fallen in love with Fat Princess ;[

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:27 am

    Yes, I know IGN will be giving out some codes at some point in the near future. We\’ll tweet when that happens.

StrykerIsland said:

April 15th, 10:55 am

lol we had cake at our in-laws the other night, so I asked ym wife to run over to this house and grab a piece for me to take a picture with, I better get in or my wife’ll kill me. :p

Tooevil_BR said:

April 15th, 10:59 am

i’m waiting for so long for this game i hope play the beta, how the people know if they win or not?

tomsau said:

April 15th, 10:59 am

You have no idea how frantically i searched for cake :(

i tagged it fat princess but also tagged myself, the DS3 and the cake

i really hope i got a code :D

also my friend wants to know if jaffa cakes count XD

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:27 am

    Jaffa cakes most definitely count.

jaybiv said:

April 15th, 11:02 am

What a neat contest to get in. I’m not interested in the game, but I like the creativity in selecting who gets in.

SPOPS said:

April 15th, 11:02 am

SOMEONE STOLE MY PICTURE:

Jeff help me out…

I was just looking through the added pictures and noticed a second picture of myself. It was uploaded by some person who I don’t even know.

Here is the link to my picture that I originally uploaded:

http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?page=9&oid=14104316802&aid=-1&auser=&view=all#/photo.php?pid=336456&op=12&o=all&view=all&subj=14104316802&aid=-1&oid=14104316802&id=1425201763

And here is the picture that someone else uploaded as there entry:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=25647&op=10&o=all&view=all&subj=14104316802&aid=-1&oid=14104316802&id=1685125428

I just wanted to bring this to your attention so it does not disqualify me from this contest.

Jeff please help :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:30 am

    Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win. Thanks for pointing that out.

Dogofthunder said:

April 15th, 11:03 am

I don’t have a Facebook; can I use my wife’s Facebook account?

By the way, I appreciate you tolerating my constant whining about no Fat Princess news. I don’t know how I’m going to work the beta out, but I’m sure going to try!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:27 am

    Get your wife\’s permission first!

inveigle said:

April 15th, 11:03 am

No cake, that’s a shame.

evildude683 said:

April 15th, 11:03 am

are poundcakes allowed!!!???

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 15th, 11:41 am

    Heck yeah! And quite delicious, if I do say so myself.

Chessy_08 said:

April 15th, 11:04 am

Is 250 people even large enough for a closed beta?

rube203 said:

April 15th, 11:04 am

By my count I was 246. Hope I’m right, I’d love to get into this Beta!

BigPoppaB said:

April 15th, 11:04 am

wow, i cant believe how many people have joined in this contest…

Good thing I’m in exams right now and have mounds of free time…

Chessy_08 said:

April 15th, 11:04 am

or will there b other ways to get in?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:28 am

    Yes, stay tuned to some other sites – you\’ll have to be quick though!

TheInfectedBy590 said:

April 15th, 11:08 am

THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!
(I don’t have any!) :(

Doppy said:

April 15th, 11:10 am

Wow. Gamers are pretty huge nerds to do something like this that fast. And during work/school hours.

Fabian920 said:

April 15th, 11:12 am

I ate the pie with a chaser… But I forgot all about the ps3 items. I just skimmed through the post until now. So, am I still qualified for this without the ps3 items?

avi_66 said:

April 15th, 11:15 am

I have uploaded my pic but my PS3 in the background was a little blurry, is that ok? you can still make out that its a PS3

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:32 am

    That\’s fine, I\’m no Ansel Adams myself.

cc_star said:

April 15th, 11:15 am

Are cake eaters qualified beta testers, and able to repeat tasks to give comprehensive feedback, or will they get bored with the bugs, and then blog about how buggy it is.

Since when are betas marketing tools? probably explains all the post-launch patches this generation.

memberop said:

April 15th, 11:17 am

*Wishes Keith was still working for you guys*

He would of probably have some ridiculous
out there sample photo.

jedi_webslinger said:

April 15th, 11:17 am

bad week to start a diet :)

Blkant said:

April 15th, 11:18 am

No, I tried so hard!!! I just wanted to stuff a princes full of cake :'( I even had a advisory panel t-shirt on, but alas, I fear I am too late…. Truly a dark day :'(

hoofrog said:

April 15th, 11:20 am

I hope liberal interpretations are allowed. I am at work and have no cake or PS hardware, but I was able to create something that I hope qualifies.

CheckMark said:

April 15th, 11:21 am

Can we get a count, Jeff?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:29 am

    Well, we\’ve got a lot of photos, but some are duplicates, some don\’t qualify (no PlayStation stuff in them), so we know that we\’re close, but not there yet.

BZKlint said:

April 15th, 11:24 am

The cake is a lie }:-{D}

Zookey said:

April 15th, 11:26 am

A lot of people didn’t tag their photos as Fat Princess—are they disqualified? If so, then I’d be in, if not then I am like 20-30 too late :-(

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:32 am

    Don\’t worry about the tagging.

Pucci2099 said:

April 15th, 11:28 am

Wow, that was embarassing…nom nom nom

DeadlyCyclone said:

April 15th, 11:29 am

Woot, got one up. Lucky to have cake in the house. :)

Yoh said:

April 15th, 11:30 am

I just posted a pic, I hope I can enter! :P

Darnell0216 said:

April 15th, 11:30 am

I don’t even have a FaceBook account >_>. Pretty sure by the time I sign up and go through all the mumbo jumbo it’ll be past 250 entries.

Wafi24 said:

April 15th, 11:32 am

Can’t get it sadly I don’t have a camera with me at the moment but, hopefully IGN can give some out and is there’s going to be like this one

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    April 15th, 11:35 am

    No idea what they\’re planning…

DeadlyCyclone said:

April 15th, 11:33 am

I too was wondering, Jeff, if people that don’t tag their photos “Fat Princess” will be disqualified.

Korbei83 said:

April 15th, 11:34 am

This is fairly disrespectful and flat out discriminatory toward those of us who suffer from a severe allergy to Facebook.

bravo9zero said:

April 15th, 11:35 am

Going to upload my photo now,
Great photo’s everyone, gave me a laugh :)

ColonelSeitan said:

April 15th, 11:36 am

Hey Jeff-master-

I’ve got my Sackboy pin/button in my picture, is that good enough for my PS-dom?

acmilanboy said:

April 15th, 11:36 am

Hahaha… I counted backwards and i am in baby!

DarthSpooky said:

April 15th, 11:36 am

I’m at work, I have plenty of Cake, but they don’t allow CAMERAS, how awesome is that? O_o Oh well, it’s pretty much over by now anyway…

AdamMadman said:

April 15th, 11:36 am

Really Jeff, a bib? What are you, 6?

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 15th, 11:39 am

    No man is too old for a bib.

Dogofthunder said:

April 15th, 11:37 am

@115 Jeff

Tell me about it! I have to get my wife’s permission for everything! ;)

This contest will be over before I get off work, so I’m disappointed. But I’m happy for those who will get in!

Just so y’know, there’s nobody more excited to play Fat Princess than I am. Even if I don’t get in, I’m still going to post a picture, just to show my devotion. :P

Zorgz said:

April 15th, 11:37 am

I just upleaded a photo, but since I’m not at home I cannot take a pic of me eating a cake… is this one ok? http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=14104316802&view=all#/photo.php?pid=30166470&op=5&o=all&view=all&subj=14104316802&aid=-1&oid=14104316802&id=1205546593
please say yes >_< I really want in!

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