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Sony offers free games to unhappy customers

Sony unveils compensation package after massive Playstation network breach

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After hackers knocked its PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, Sony is now trying to make amends by giving customers free video games.

Sony made the announcement on Monday, saying it was a way of thanking the millions of gamers on its network for their "patience, support and continued loyalty during the service outage."

In the US and Canada, PlayStation Network and Qriocity subscribers will soon be able to register for two new games each, either in PS3 or PSP format, at the PlayStation Store. The PlayStation Store isn't online yet, but when it comes back, gamers will have 30 days to get their goods.

PS3 users can choose from the following titles: Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD + Fury. The PSP options are: LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone: Liberation. Depending on the package they've signed up for, subscribers will also get free movies, enhanced services packages and free virtual items.

Sony is offering similar plans to European and Latin American users, but the company has not said what it will do in Asia, where the network is still offline.

Last month, Sony disclosed that it had been hacked and warned its 77 million PlayStation Network users that personal information, email addresses for example, may have been compromised. Then in early May the company said that another network, the Sony Online Entertainment network, had also been broken into. This second incident affected close to 25 million users.

Sony will give the Online Entertainment users 45 days' free access to the service and a year's worth of identity protection from Debix. The company has said that it will also offer PlayStation Network customers ID theft protection, but it hasn't yet spelled out the details of that package.



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Fdsfsd said: doesnt the PSP come with a free copy of Little BigPlanet mine did so they should change that --

Duh said: Yes you are little one Maybe information security is a littletoo advanced for you For the recordIm not cryinga riverImannoyed thata corporation the size ofSony has little or no regardpersonal information until now There are many serviceswe use dailywhich require our personal informationAre you saying because a service is freethere is no obligation tosecure itTip - stop reading articles above your understandingoh and if youre going to add comments make sure they are vaild

youareamoron said: Reply to DUHand anyone else that wants to cry like a babyDudeAm I missing something here People are bitching about a free online service That you put your personal info on and you arebitching aboutit This is chance you take when dealing with online so grow up and be thankful its free in more ways than one Sine Microsoft charges Duh is perfect name for you

Jvgreen27 said: yeah this free game download is BS its telling me that the PLAYSTATION STORE is still down what the heck SONY Im about to make a switch to XBOX 360 At least there stuff is running And when its not Its my fault bc i didnt pay the bill At least ill know what the problem is and respond faster than SONYs ppl

YouareaMoron said: Reply to DUHand anyone else that wants to cry like a babyDudeAm I missing something here People are bitching about a free online service That you put your personal info on and you arebitching aboutit This is chance you take when dealing with online so grow up and be thankful its free in more ways than one Sine Microsoft charges Duh is perfect name for you

Duh said: Sony what do you take us foridiots You offer isnteven a sweetnerThe damage is donemillions of peoples personal detailsarein the hands of criminals and you offer free games ohand that pathetic1yr subcriptionto identity theft preventionhmm now what would i do if I were a criminalProbably wait a year before using stolenID informationYoure in deep Sony start reacting that way

Rick762 said: Well its a bit like going to a restaurant finding maggots in the stew and being offered morestew for free in compensation Yeah Id bite on that not



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