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Free Games to North American PS3 and PSP Users

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As an apology for the recent hacking and outage of the PlayStation Network, Sony is offering free games to PS3 and PSP owners who lost service during the outage. In addition, users will receive 30 days of free PlayStation Plus service and free rentals from their online video rental service.

To claim your free games, just log onto the PSN Store anytime the first 30 days after it's restored (which it should be soon) and download the games. Two game downloads from the list of available games are allowed for each system - 2 for PS3 and 2 for PSP. Five games are available for each platform, including the critically acclaimed inFamous on PS3 and LittleBigPlanet on both the PSP and PS3. Check the listed source for the full menu of free games and other stipulations of the deal.

This is for the North American PSN Store only; other regions will likely have their own "customer appreciation packages" announced later on. I dunno about you guys, but I'll be getting my Wipeout on at the first opportunity.

Source: North American PlayStation Blog


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NealComment 1: 2011-05-17 15:01
Neal Heh, just came here to post this. It almost makes me regret not being on PSN, except for the whole identity theft part. If anyone's going to take advantage of this and doesn't have inFAMOUS, I would HIGHLY recommend it. I imagine it will be the most-grabbed of those choices.
Rangers51Comment 2: 2011-05-17 16:22
Rangers51 I have a PSN account but only have a PSP. I might be tempted to get games just for the sake of getting them, though. What's the harm?
CefcaComment 3: 2011-05-17 17:01
Cefca For Europe:

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe reveals details of Welcome Back programme for PlayStation Network users.

Now that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has started restoring certain PSN services, SCEE is pleased to confirm what is being offered as part of the Welcome Back programme.

Once PlayStation Store is back online, all PlayStation Network users will be able to access the following in those countries with access to PlayStation Store*:

1. Two PlayStation 3 games from the following list:

    * LittleBigPlanet
    * InFamous*
    * WipEout HD/Fury
    * Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
    * Dead Nation*

2. For those with PSP accounts, you will also be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list:

    * LittleBigPlanet PSP
    * ModNation Racers PSP
    * Pursuit Force
    * Killzone Liberation

3. 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers*

4. Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.

5. Existing Q Music Unlimited subscribers will be given 30 days free subscription.

6. In addition, we are working on a Welcome Back offer in PlayStation Home and will share that when it is confirmed.

You will be able to access this content once PlayStation Store comes back online and we are doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible.

Please contact us at should you have any additional questions. For more information about the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services intrusion and restoration, keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog at, and for the latest updates.

* For eligibility for the welcome back programme consumers must be an account holder on 20 April 2011.
* Specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live.
* All existing PSN registrants have 30 days from when the welcome back programme goes live to redeem their content.
* Access to the 30 days free PS Plus subscription is only available for those countries where PS Plus is offered.
* You will have access to the PS Plus content planned for May for 30 days.
* Access to the free games and exclusive features finishes at the end of the 30-day subscription period. Anything you buy with exclusive discounts, dynamic themes and premium avatars are yours to keep forever.
* For Germany, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replaced with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
* For Germany, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation will be replaced with JUNGLE PARTY and Everybody's Golf 2 in the selection of PSP games.
* Killzone Liberation will not offer online gameplay functionality.
ChewbekahComment 4: 2011-05-18 00:25
Chewbekah I have a question that's kind of related to this PSN outage but apparently there was an email sent out of what to do when the network is back up and you log in and the info that got changed. I usually delete PSN emails because I never buy anything but if someone could copy and paste that to this forum or even email it to me at my email address.

Nevermind. I actually went to the Playsation website after posting this.
tescoComment 5: 2011-05-18 07:06
tesco Yari Yari. It seems like the PSN made the list quite quickly. I do wish it would have been a bigger list. None of the games really tickles my fancy, but then again thats my opinion.

I mean hey all else why not add a few Ps1 games in there. I wouldn't mind a few of those in place
ChewbekahComment 6: 2011-05-19 00:36
Quote (tesco @ 18th May 2011 00:06)
Yari Yari. It seems like the PSN made the list quite quickly. I do wish it would have been a bigger list. None of the games really tickles my fancy, but then again thats my opinion.

I mean hey all else why not add a few Ps1 games in there. I wouldn't mind a few of those in place

Yeah I wasn't too thrilled with the lineup myself. I'm still trying to decide which two for each system. It seems like most of them are shooters and I don't like shooters.
NealComment 7: 2011-06-03 18:23
Neal These free games are apparently available for redemption now:
iSeizmikComment 8: 2011-06-04 01:25
iSeizmik I think this has just gone live in the UK in the last 6 hours. Free to redeem two game from the list Cefca posted earlier and PS3 users free use of Playstation Plus.
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