Tag Archives: Playstation Network

Sony’s Welcome Back Program

Sony dropped word detailing what those of us who are PSN members are receiving as our “Welcome Back” package. You can read the Playstation EU blog for more details.

While a free 30-day membership in  the Playstation Plus program is nice, Sony is offering 2 free games available for download via the Playstation Store. In Europe (where the Playstation Store is available), The five games you can choose from are:

  • inFamous
  • Little Big Planet
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest For Booty
  • Dead Nation
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
There free games for PSP users, additional free time for existing Playstation Plus and Music Unlimited subscribers. For North American users, you are being offered Super Stardust HD instead of Ratchet and Clank: Quest For Booty.
I think I’ll be download inFamous and I’m torn between Dead nation and Ratchet and Clank…
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Playstation Network Troubles

Over the last week, Sony Playstation Network has been down. According to Sony, PSN was the victim of a security breach which compromised user accounts on PSN and Qriocity. Yesterday, it was announced that personal information including credit card information (for those who have shopped on PSN) might have also been compromised. Taking PR black eyes for a perceived lack of updates and notifications, Sony today issued a statement on the Playstation blog, saying that it had only learned of the scope of the breach on the 26th of April – a week after the intrusion. Sony brought in outside help to sift through the data which took a few days. Continue reading