SONY OFFERS RETAIL GAMES, FREE MOVIES, TO DISPLACED PLAYSTATION 3, PSP GAMERS
Now that the Sony Network is creeping back online for most people, Sony is letting users know about what they can expect in terms of free stuff to apologize for the disruption. And there are some pretty good things lined up for both PS3 and PSP gamers, since neither group could connect to the PSN for the past month.
PS3 gamers can select two full versions of the following games: Dead Nation, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD or Wipeout HD plus the Fury extension.
If you only connect to the PlayStation Network for your PSP, you are also in luck. Sony is also offering two of the following games for that platform: LittleBigPlanet (PSP), ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force or Killzone Liberation.
The games will be available for download during a 30 day window once the network is fully restored. Once downloaded, games can be kept forever.
In addition to the games offer, a selection of hit movies will be made available for rent "on Sony" over an upcoming weekend. Although the free rentals have not yet been named, Sony says they will be top tier movies available for an entire weekend at no charge.
In Sony's PlayStation Home online world, the company is offering over 100 free items and a brand new Sony Mansion home space at no charge.
If you have not subscribed to the PlayStation Plus program, you can for 30 days. If you are already a PS+ subscriber, you will be given two months of free service.
A full list of plans and services is now listed on Sony's blog.
Wow, I have to say this is a very nice offer. The games listed are ones that I really want to play, and the free movies is just icing on the cake. I think this will calm most angry gamers. It did it for me. Gonna pick up Dead Nation for sure. Perhaps inFamous.
- John Breeden II