Okay so perhaps the highlight of my night was finding out PSN not only solved their server issue, but will also be giving users free downloads of games, music, and movies. The only stipulation is that users had to have experience the server outage (before April 20, 2011); which is reasonable.
I immediately jumped on twitter to follow Playstation to make sure this was not a rumor or hoax. The last tweet was indeed affirming the “Welcome Back” gift. For more information, please visit their website: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/03/welcome-back/
Apart from all the text on their website about the Welcome Back gift, the most important thins gamers should know are:
- The content offered as part of the Welcome Back Program is available for download today and will be available through July 3
- As long as you were a PSN member before April 20, 2011, you’ll be able to receive up to 4 games based on the titles listed above; 2 on each platform
For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section of PlayStation Store on your PSP system and select 2 titles from the following list:
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
- In order to download two games at no cost, you must redeem them from the “Welcome Back” category. The individual titles are still available for purchase outside of the “Welcome Back Program
Lastly, Playstation will be giving users a 30 day free trial for their Playstation Plus. I have also heard of news that music and movies will also become free to users. Happy gaming, gamers!