Sony Reveals What We Receive for PSN Being Down

With the PlayStation Network slowly coming back to life, but some aspects of the service are still down. Mainly the PlayStation Store, which has no definite time-table for when it will be back up, but when it does, we all get a little gift from Sony for the trouble that has been caused by the PSN being taken offline, and our personal information being leaked.

This package will be made available to all existing registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity users in North America (US and Canada), and will be made available shortly after we have fully restored the service. More specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live.

Some of you expected them to offer us some little known PSN game as a compensation, well, actually no. We will get to download two games of our choice from the list of possible games. We will have access to these games for 30 days once the PSN Store comes back online. Then they will no longer be free to download.

For those of use who own a PS3 will be able to chose two games from this list.

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

Those without a PS3, but own a PSP, will be able to choose two games from this list.

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

But wait there’s more!

  • A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
  • To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

Not bad at all for PSN being down for around 24 days. While yeah, the games on the list are not brand new, they are better than most out there. So once the PSN Store comes back online, be sure to get your ass online and download the two games you want, they won’t be free forever!

Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America [PS Blog]

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  1. By JustAndrew on 05-16-2011 17:49

    Omnislasher called it. Lol.

    I really really really want inFAMOUS.

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  2. By treezy661 on 05-16-2011 17:51

    so you get 2 of those games for only 30 days?

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  3. By MstPanda on 05-16-2011 17:52

    Sad to see that there's only two REAL games: Infamous and LBP. Unfortunately, i already have LBP2, but hey, a free game is a free game right?

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  4. By MPR11 on 05-16-2011 17:52

    Originally Posted by JustAndrew:
    Quote Omnislasher called it. Lol.

    I really really really want inFAMOUS.


    omni is always right, I mean look at the NSFW section he built up

    On topic: WOOT FOR BEING A CHEAP BASTARD! Now I get LBP and infamous for free :D

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  5. By JustAndrew on 05-16-2011 17:52

    Originally Posted by treezy661:
    Quote so you get 2 of those games for only 30 days?

    No, they'll be available in around 30 days. When you get them, they're yours forever.

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  6. By gullerback on 05-16-2011 17:52

    Originally Posted by treezy661:
    Quote so you get 2 of those games for only 30 days?

    No you get them permanently

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  7. By DJ411 on 05-16-2011 17:54

    What PS3 owners going to get? i Have inFamous and LBP. Not a big fan of Wipeout so Dead Nation and the stardust game i will have to get!!.

    just a quick question do PSN Plus owners get other free games? cause if there are some out there i might see if i can download them.

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  8. By MstPanda on 05-16-2011 17:57

    Originally Posted by DJ411:
    Quote
    just a quick question do PSN Plus owners get other free games? cause if there are some out there i might see if i can download them.

    There's a rumor going around saying Plus users can choose 3 out of the 5, but it doesnt look like it'll happen.

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  9. By Omnislasher on 05-16-2011 17:57

    This is absolutely great. Since I already own InFamous and LittleBigPlanet I'll be getting Dead Nation for sure. Not sure if I should get Super Stardust HD or Wipeout, they both seem fun. And too bad I don't own a PSP or that would've been two more free games. Oh well. Thanks a bunch Sony!

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  10. By UFC345 on 05-16-2011 18:01

    nice ive been wanting to get infamous and lbp for a while

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  11. By michael on 05-16-2011 18:04

    god damn it i have all of those ps3 games >.>

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  12. By Omnislasher on 05-16-2011 18:09

    Originally Posted by DJ411:
    Quote What PS3 owners going to get? i Have inFamous and LBP. Not a big fan of Wipeout so Dead Nation and the stardust game i will have to get!!.

    just a quick question do PSN Plus owners get other free games? cause if there are some out there i might see if i can download them.

    Plus members always get free games. However, free games from being a Plus member stay on your account as long as your subscribed to Plus. So when your subscription runs dry your free goodies go bye bye.

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  13. By Fumbles Mcgee on 05-16-2011 18:15

    I'm so happy that InFamous is one of the games being offered, I was so close to getting the platinum trophy for that game then I traded it in.

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  14. By Putrick on 05-16-2011 18:27

    nice!! I have a PS3 and PSP I'll be getting 4 free games :D maybe? too bad i already have infamous and LBP but at least there are two of them i kinda want. this is good thought it'll be cool to see what the PSN plus is all about as well

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  15. By M4TH3W on 05-16-2011 18:32

    Sweet! Now I'll have two copies of inFAMOUS and LittleBigPlanet! Thanks Sony!

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  16. By Sandhu Andreas on 05-16-2011 18:41

    A LOT of people are complaining about what's being offered over on the EU blog, mainly because of them owning all of them already. Sony probably should've considered those that already own all of them with an alternative, perhaps any 1 free game from the store instead of 2 from the list.

    I'm happy with what's being offered (Ratchet & Dead Nation for me). You can mistake some of the whiners for being ungrateful but at the same time you can say it's a bit of a letdown for loyal & hardcore Sony fans.

    Edit: Pretty sweet that you lot get some free movie rentals, wished we got that over here.

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  17. By Grimguy007 on 05-16-2011 18:53

    Thank you, Sony, for the free games on a free network I'll be getting inFamous and LBP if some of you guys want to hit up multiplayer. Is there an article from Sony saying that we will get to keep these games forever? That would be pretty awesome. Though, 30 days would still suffice.

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  18. By M4TH3W on 05-16-2011 18:54

    Originally Posted by Sandhu Andreas:
    Quote A LOT of people are complaining about what's being offered over on the EU blog, mainly because of them owning all of them already. Sony probably should've considered those that already own all of them with an alternative, perhaps any 1 free game from the store instead of 2 from the list.

    Well, the EU peeps already got LittleBigPlanet and inFAMOUS for free from PSN in a deal from a while back. I think they also got a few others on the list for free too, but I'm not sure

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  19. By MrPixel on 05-16-2011 18:59

    I already have inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, and Super Stardust HD.

    So I'll be getting those other 2 I guess. If you don't have inFAMOUS or LittleBigPlanet be sure to get those. Easily the best on the list.

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  20. By Grimguy007 on 05-16-2011 19:01

    Originally Posted by M4TH3W:
    Quote Well, the EU peeps already got LittleBigPlanet and inFAMOUS for free from PSN in a deal from a while back. I think they also got a few others on the list for free too, but I'm not sure

    Lucky.....

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  21. By Fumbles Mcgee on 05-16-2011 19:02

    Originally Posted by Grimguy007:
    Quote Thank you, Sony, for the free games on a free network I'll be getting inFamous and LBP if some of you guys want to hit up multiplayer. Is there an article from Sony saying that we will get to keep these games forever? That would be pretty awesome. Though, 30 days would still suffice.

    "All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever."

    From the Playstation Blog.

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  22. By MrPixel on 05-16-2011 19:04

    Originally Posted by Fumbles Mcgee:
    Quote "All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever."

    From the Playstation Blog.

    Thank jebus. Forever is always good.

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  23. By RYEG on 05-16-2011 19:07

    I was kinda hoping for store credit but this is okay
    Well if you haven't played through infamous yet I suggest you try it before the 2nd one drops

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  24. By JMILLZ22 on 05-16-2011 19:07

    Its ok but I would have rather get money in my wallet and be able to buy any game I want since I own wipeout superstardust infamous and little big planet.

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  25. By Fumbles Mcgee on 05-16-2011 19:12

    To the people that are saying they already own the disc copies of InFamous and LBP, you do realize you can get those off the store then sell the disc versions and get some free money right?

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  26. By Ianoy on 05-16-2011 19:19

    Wow! People complaining over free games. Sony could of just given away nothing instead.

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  27. By Omnislasher on 05-16-2011 19:35

    Originally Posted by Ianoy:
    Quote Wow! People complaining over free games. Sony could of just given away nothing instead.

    Beggars can't be choosers.

    It's pretty pathetic. In Sony's Terms of Service it even states that they don't have reimburse consumers, but they did. And this is how people treat them.

    I don't know if some people are expected too much from the Welcome Back program and got their hopes up or what. You can't please everyone.

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  28. By Ashkon91 on 05-16-2011 19:52

    Its times like this when im glad i have multiple PSN accounts

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  29. By bobsavoie on 05-16-2011 19:57

    really happy with this deal! can't wait to play inFAMOUS and lbp!

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  30. By Amberr on 05-16-2011 20:00

    Don't own a PS3, sucks when you miss out on awesome free shit.

    Reply

  31. By dominican4life on 05-16-2011 20:26

    Originally Posted by treezy661:
    Quote so you get 2 of those games for only 30 days?

    Once you download them they are your forever

    Reply

  32. By night_elf_mohawk on 05-16-2011 20:26

    So what does EU users get?

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  33. By Fireraven on 05-16-2011 20:38

    What an amazingly crappy list. I have 4 of those 5 games. And I would have had the last one if I wanted it... but I don't.

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  34. By Techi on 05-16-2011 21:04

    Hm. I do wish the game selection was more, considering I already have LBP. But I did want inFAMOUS so...

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  35. By MasterExploder2 on 05-16-2011 22:05

    Even though i dont own a PS3, its nice to see that Sony is compensating there customers.

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  36. By Dozck on 05-16-2011 22:57

    Awesome, where do I go to obtain the games?

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  37. By Omnislasher on 05-16-2011 23:01

    Originally Posted by Dozck:
    Quote Awesome, where do I go to obtain the games?

    On the PSN Store once it goes back up.

    Reply

  38. By jim94 on 05-16-2011 23:26

    Free stuff, thats awesome. I think I can get the PSP ones, but I don't want to, I don't play my PSP anymore.

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  39. By TimmyV31 on 05-17-2011 07:22

    sweet I don't have any of those ps3 games, this makes me very happy

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  40. By turinx on 05-17-2011 15:33

    I'm not complaining at all. This seems more than fair to me considering Sony didn't really have to do anything, especially not for the free PSN users. I think I'll be doing inFamous and Wipeout HD, although it would have been nice if Modnation Racers was on the PS3 list like it is on the PSP. Either way, I'm happy with what Sony is offering.

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  41. By MrFudge on 05-17-2011 16:40

    Guess I'll be getting the 2 that I don't have on that list. (Dead Nation & Wipeout)

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  42. By Awwsum on 05-17-2011 17:42

    Can't wait for this, honestly. I'm glad they're doing this. Even if the games are old, at least it's something, y'know?

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  43. By dtammo on 05-17-2011 17:55

    That's cool, if I had a PS3 I'd love to get LBP and inFamous.

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  44. By steven12344 on 05-17-2011 18:11

    i dont think they should give out anything, their just giving away money with this

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  45. By Fumbles Mcgee on 05-17-2011 18:13

    Originally Posted by steven12344:
    Quote i dont think they should give out anything, their just giving away money with this

    They don't have to do anything, but it is good for business to do this. If Sony wasn't offering something like this I can guarantee that a lot of accounts would be cancelled.

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