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Today’s Poll: Are You Pleased with Sony’s PSN Compensation?


Posted on May 16th, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP. 23 comments

Welcome Back Kotter Todays Poll: Are You Pleased with Sonys PSN Compensation?

Sony Computer Entertainment America has outlined its “Welcome Back” offering for the North American market. It’s full of free games and services. Here are the details posted by SCEA’s Patrick Seybold:

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.

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

For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

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

Today’s poll is simple: are you satisfied with this compensation? Kindly vote and discuss!

Are you happy with Sony's PSN "Welcome Back" offering?

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  • smartguy

    I vote meh solely because I own LBP and inFamous. I'm not interested in what they are offering and that is ok. Good deal for people who do not own them.

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      I wanted the entire collection of Welcome Back Kotter and the soundtrack.

  • tokz_21

    i voted for it's great because i do not have infamous but idk what other game i'd want to get. also it will be cool to try out ps+ especially since the new update included the ability to cloud save if youre a ps+ member. it will be cool to try to this once everything is up and running.

    • smartguy

      Europe got Ratchet and Clank. Wish that were a NA choice!

      • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

        +1 on that. I'm jealous.

      • SlickyFats

        I own all of the R&C series so no good to me.

  • bsukenyan

    Obviously I don't have a PS3 or PSP, but for the PS3 users that sounds like a lot. I'm not sure that's all great quality stuff, but it sure seems like a lot in general, and would be more than I expected to hear about.

    • Lunias

      For PS3, I imagine everybody who doesn't have inFAMOUS, Little Big Planet, or Dead Nation will be extremely pleased, as I've only heard good things about those three. As for PSP, pretty much the same: all games look nice, except that Mod Nation one (never liked it).

      So, PS3 users are going to heaven and PSP users aren't far behind.

  • Nightshade386

    Honestly, everything on that list of "free games" I've either played and didn't like, or have no interest in. Although in fairness, I don't really feel like I have a right to complain since I didn't turn my PS3 on once during the outage….or possibly in at least 3 months prior.

  • http://twitter.com/Sandrock323 Sandrock323

    I vote meh, because I am still waiting on them to send me an email. Can't enjoy anything if they won't let me change my password :(

    • tokz_21

      @sandrock

      Dont wait for them to send it. Just visit the playstation site log on to the psn and it will prompt you yo change ur password.

    • SlickyFats

      I just fired up my PS3 and tried to sign-in. It updated to 3.61 (I think) and then I signed in again and it had me change my password from my playstation. But it does have to be the PS3 that you created your account on.

      • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

        You can also change your password on a PC. That's what I did.

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      Sandrock, when did you attempt the password change?

  • Big Blak

    That is really cool in my book. The first rumors of what they were offering as compensation was flat out offensive to me but this is a sweet deal, wish I had a PS3 now lol.

  • SlickyFats

    Since I own both a PSP and a PS3 does that mean I get 4 free games?

    I own most of the games listed. Hopefully I find something to get.

    I was happy with 1 extra month of PS+ but 2 month is just gravy.

    Out of all of this though I have found out about services I didn't even know my PS3 had though. I generally just click on the store or my games, I never go any farther left. I may check out more of the services.

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      Yes, I believe you get four free games.

  • Lunias

    I wish I owned a PS3 now, as inFAMOUS and Little Big Planet interested me :(

    Well, I'll probably be getting LBP and Pursuit Force for PSP soon after it arrives. I wonder what all these new offers will be? Oh, well, for now I'll just enjoy my free games!

  • CamiKitten

    I'm actually a little disppointed. And yeah I can't believe I'm saying that either. Two titles I've already owned(played), and other titles that are already downloadable for forever. I'm pretty sure everone in my FL owns all of that. I don't need Qriocity. And I'm extremely curious about whether or not things I DL in Plus will disappear after the month runs out. I guess it's not bad for Home users, that's quite a big inventory of free stuff. Overall I think some other titles would have been better suited.

  • Redd75

    Instead of forcing people to choose from a list of games (that I already own), I would rather they credit my account with whatever the dollar amount would be for four of those games. And I can't download movies from the store because my original PS3 died last summer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only way to dl movies to a new console is to transfer authorization from your old one. Kind of hard to do when the old one's dead.

    I look at that list above and I feel like I'm getting practically nothing.

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      I believe the movies are rentals, not purchases. I'm on my phone, but I'll check when I'm back at my desk.

  • Lunias

    For those of you who don't check their email accounts often, I recently got a message from Sony saying that full services will be back online Tuesday, May 24.

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