Tuesday, May 17, 2011

PlayStation Network 'Welcome Back' program offers free games

With the PlayStation Network now back up and (partially) running, Sony has revealed its make-good program to recompense users for the three-plus weeks of downtime. In addition to the previously announced free month of PlayStation Plus, Sony will be offering PlayStation 3 owners two free games for download 30 days after the PlayStation Store comes back online later this month. The company will also be offering free video rentals and assorted other items to PSN users.
PlayStation 3 owners can download two of the following games on the PlayStation Store once the online marketplace returns later this month. The titles will be available for 30 days after the store relaunches and can be kept permanently following download:
--Dead Nation
--Little Big Planet
--Super Stardust HD
--Wipeout HD + Fury
PSP owners won't be left out either, with Sony offering two free titles for the portable, as well from the list below. Like the PS3 offerings, the PSP games will also be available for 30 days after the PlayStation Store relaunches.
--Little Big Planet (PSP) 
--ModNation Racers
--Pursuit Force
--Killzone Liberation
In addition, Sony will be offering a number of free movie rentals over a single weekend, the selection of which will be announced soon. PlayStation Plus members will get 60 free days of subscription service, and over 100 virtual items will be offered in PlayStation Home for free. Offer details differ slightly for the European and Latin American markets.
As for members of Sony's Qriocity music subscription service, Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an extra 30 days of free premium subscription. Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription members will get an additional 30 days of subscription plus an equivalent number of days for the time lost.

Looks like you have to be careful with the PSN+.  When your free month is done, I would actually stop the renewal about a week or so before the renew date, or pay the full price of another month.  

It was brought to my attention that the games are yours to keep forever.

I know it wasn't Sony's fault they got hacked, but it's getting a bit annoying ot see everyone point fingers at Sony, like they wanted this to happen.


  1. Dude in the report they specify thatyou get to keep the games FOREVER. You have 30 days to download em but after that youy keep them

  2. I must of read it the wrong way, no need to sound like an asshole.

    You could have pointed it out and not been a prick. Thanks.

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