is it possible to play multiplayer/split screen with someone else sitting next to you? can't seem to be able to use this function for my kids to play together
Yes. But you need two different PSN accounts to do so, both on the same system under different users I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.
This is correct. Both players need a separate account to play splitscreen, then you still need at least 4 players to start a game. Playing online (with others) will allow that.
Yup. Sure is. Although I think the free candy thing didn't always work so he went with something a little more subtle but somewhat outdated....