Saturday, May 21, 2011

Let bygones be bygones...


So in an effort to forgive PS3 owners of the month of downtime, Sony is releasing a "Welcome Back Package" to those who still kept their PS3 systems. It will available to download as soon as PS Store is back online on May 24th. The North American package includes your choice of two of the five full games:
  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

And for PSP owners, they'll have the choice of the following two of five full games:
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

After 30 days of PS store being back online, gamers will not be able to download these titles anymore. So act quickly! In addition to the full downloads, you'll also get:
  • A free selection of "On Us" rental movie titles over one weekend.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non-PSN Plus members
  • Existing PSN Plus subscribers will receive 60 days of subscription
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an extra 30 days of premium subscription
  • Additional 30 days plus time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic
  • Users of Home will receive 100 free virtual items.

The European version of the Welcome Back Package has Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty instead of Super Stardust HD. The German market has Hustle Kings instead of Dead Nation, and Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party instead of Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation for the PSP games. Killzone Liberation will not have online play.

What do you think? Is this a fair compensation? Perhaps not for the most loyal PS3 owners, but I haven't played any the games they're offering, so I'm happy with it.

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42 comments:

  1. Will it be enough is my question?

    Twas alot of downtime.

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  2. That is actually pretty generous of them, but i suppose it's cheaper than getting sued.

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  3. yep go download it fast PSN users :)

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  4. Think I would get inFAMOUS and LittleBigPlanet.

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  5. Only makes it worth it though if you didn't already have the games.

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  6. it was great of them to do that

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  7. Better than nothing, but they're still pricks for letting everyone get our details!

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  8. i wonder how microsoft would have handled this had the same thing happened to xbox live?

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  9. Who cares about protection of identity when you can play LittleBigPlant!! XD

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  10. Wow a real effort, go sony.

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  11. I bet everybody would forgive them if they gave out CODBO and the map packs lol

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  12. Still waitin to buy a ps3 still savin up here..gettin tired of my xbox lol

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  13. never played little big planet but i heard so much about it

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  14. gotto download them games. :P

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  15. At least this is a way to say sorry for being so incompetent.

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  16. At least they try to make thing right...It was a huge gaffe on their side.

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  17. wow happy I kept my ps3
    free stuff is always nice, didn't even really effect me I hardly use my ps3 online

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  18. I love Little big planet!!

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  19. Did people actually sell their PS3s because they couldn't get on the internet with it for a month?

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  20. Would be kinda annoying if you already own the games, or at least the games you would be interested in having.

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  21. I have morals and pride until somebody bribes me :)

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  22. well at least its better then nothing at all.

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  23. lovely things I will try those who I didn't learn

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  24. Gotta admit, free games does kinda make up for it.

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  25. Wow, I think it's a pretty generous welcome back package. I like full games.

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  26. i honestly expected a bit more, but its better than the alternative

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  27. nice of them (pity I don't have a PS3)

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  28. my friend told me about this he just told me

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  29. if the PSN gets hacked again, will they do a second round of free gifts? :D

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  30. might be a better deal if there was more selection to choose from on those games. I mean, it was their fault this all happened, right? so, i don't blame anyone for complaining, rather loudly about the whole ordeal. I don't have a ps3 (only a psp that i rarely use), but if this happened with MS and Live, I'd be ticked too. Is it adequate? Hard to say. But it is only video games, right?

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  31. Hey, I'm happy about it, I get free Little Big Planet and inFAMOUS! Wooo

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