Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on May 17, 2011

Sony Offers Gifts To PlayStation Network Users

After a lot of waiting, the PlayStation Network is almost restored. Seeing as they sort of threw themselves into a hole with this whole shenanigan, Sony has offered a “Welcome back” package to users, but they didn’t really give much detail as to what they’d be giving out. Until now that is. First off, Sony will be giving PlayStation 3 users the option of two titles out of the following:

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout + Fury

PSP owners don’t have as many options, but they can download two of the following titles:

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force

Of course, whatever two games you pick will be free, but you have to do it within 30 days after the PlayStation Store is restored. You will get to keep these games forever and always, so don’t worry about them going back on their offer.

The rest of the freebies for those loyal and patient customers are a selection of “On Us” rental movie titles that will be available for PlayStation Network customers over one weekend where it’s available, 30 days of Playstation Plus membership for non-PlayStation Plus members, and 60 free days for existing Plus members. Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription, and an additional 30 days on top of the time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members. The cherry on top looks like 100 free virtual items for PlayStation Home. Additional free content will be released soon such as the Home Mansion personal space, and the exclusive game Ooblag’s Alien Casino.


This seems a little too late for me. I can understand that this is likely a whole lot of money to be spending on Sony’s end of things, but it would’ve cost less to update their security systems to stop this in the first place. This is not to say that I’m going to chuck my PS3 out the window, but I’m definitely not as big of a fan as I once was.


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