Submitted by Hellsvacancy 1588d ago | opinion piece

When PSN is no longer down, PS3 gamers should get these perks from Sony

GamingTarget: The PSN outage over the last four and a half days has roiled the PlayStation videogame community. Unable to play online games on the PS3 and PSP, many disgruntled gamers are trolling the Internet for updates about the network's status. Almost every site that you turn to, whether it's Facebook, Twitter or right here in our comments, there's someone suggesting that they want a free game (PS3)

Turbine27   1588d ago | Spam
Pacman321  +   1588d ago
We gamers don't deserve anything, its a free service.
Sony can take as long as they want.
iamnsuperman  +   1588d ago
I agree about the free service and people shouldn't get compensation for a free service. It is more wishful thinking really, people believe it will happen because it happened to live subscribers but they pay so it they had to get compensated (Maybe an extra week free nothing big). Its unclear if the PSN+ subscribers would get anything because they pay for discounts they can't access.
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StanSmith  +   1588d ago
In reality though, what have plus members missed out on? The content that they paid for will still be there once the PSN is up and running again. It's not like things are released weekly on it which they have no access to because of the outages.

Sony doesn't have to compensate anyone really. They owe their users a statement letting us know if our card details have been compromised though.

*edit* DC Universe and Free realms users should receive an extra week on their subs though!
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darthv72  +   1588d ago
when it happened to live
everyone got something...not just the paid members.

MS compensated all live members for the down time so the idea of sony doing the same is what is on people's minds. regardless of a free service, sony will likely do something to say sorry for the inconvenience.

I am not expecting anything but if they do then so be it. It is all good PR if they did.
StanSmith  +   1588d ago
@ darth

Thats true but still i doubt Sony will give anything of any value. We would probably be lucky to get a mini!
Menech  +   1588d ago
It's a free service that requires a 299 adoption fee.

It's also advertised on that box of that 299 adoption fee that it comes with "free online" and access to the PSN store.

It's not given to us out of the goodness of Sony's heart it's part of are PS3 bundle. So don't act like Sony can take it away whenever they want.

If Sony decided tomorrow, right PS3 gamers can't go online any more they would get sued so badly there feet wouldn't touch the ground.
TOSgamer  +   1588d ago

Some of the bullshit you guys come up with is classic. Sony never advertising free online gaming for life when you buy a PS3. They could shut psn down for good and there isn't a thing anyone could do about it. Just like Sega shut down the online for Dreamcast. Was anyone able to sue Sega for money? lol
MrDead  +   1588d ago

"I find it funny how the PS3 fanboy elite are the first commenting in a 360 thread that doesn't concern them what so ever..."

your own words, you should take your own advice.
DOMination  +   1588d ago
PS+ members can still access the content before the outage and after. Sony owe us nothing. Afterall, they took PSN down themselves to make it more secure for US.
Fil101  +   1588d ago
well said
beavis4play  +   1588d ago
why are so many people mad at sony? they're trying to provide a FREE service to us. the hacker criminals that caused this situation is who eveyone should be mad at.
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Armyntt  +   1588d ago
Stuff happens. PSN is a free service and even then for the PS+ members why does $ony owe you anything? If $ony owes anyone anything i would say the PS+ people, even then if the PSN is down for a week I say all they owe you is an additional week to your subscription.
fossilfern  +   1588d ago
Will people stop bitching about being owed something! The only people I can think of that are owed anything is the DC universe users and perhaps PS+. The base service is free and all I would really want is just a solid explanation as to why it went down. But if I dont get that then im fine with it because they are building a safer network and thats all I, and other PSN users, would need.
Max_Dissatisfaction  +   1588d ago
I don't want perks when this is over. I want up to date information from Sony now. Thats it, just a comprehensive update. I do not want to rely on rumours for info
sycnation  +   1588d ago
i want only for the updates
like my info and credit card info!

the games i have (and they number over 50) will keep me tided over for as long as it takes
Has anyone considered the affects of the Japanese will be having trying to satisfy the world when it went throught one the worst natural disasters ever?

I say let them do their jobs, and ONLY those who paid to play ONLINE should be reimbursed. PS+ has games that are time trialed, so you enjoy em on and offline.
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lodossrage  +   1588d ago
I don't need any perks.

I have PS+ and I only speak for myself here.

If you're not a PS+ member then I don't think you should necessarily get any perk because you aren't paying for the service to begin with. However, if you're a plus member (or a player of DCUO or Free realms), THEN you might have something to gripe about since THAT is something you pay for.

Don't get me wrong, it would be nice IF they gave us the perks. But from my personal standpoint, they aren't really needed. The only perk I myself want is the lost days tacked onto my plus account. But even then, it's not a big deal to me
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typeN8  +   1588d ago
I think sony should give everyone a free subscription to there online services...o wait i forgot that sony is badass and already did that..so stop whining people there gonna fix it..sony is loseing so much money..they probably want the network up and running too
MrDead  +   1588d ago
good god some sites are trying to squeeze every drop out of this story.

Also you will find only a minority of users where "roiled" most people understand that these things happen and will wait patiently occasionally checking psn for updates on the situation.
theonlylolking  +   1588d ago
Sony wants MAXIMUM security. I think that it is better that your info is safe than get it up as fast as you can.
quiddd  +   1588d ago
I heard that hackers were getting into the admin accounts and giving the ability to download games or anything on the PSN for free. From what I heard it's been limited to that. What would make the hackers stop there? What I'm saying is what if at one point they can access other peoples account? ANY MAYBE THEIR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS. Would that be enough reason to take the service down for a few days? Is it OK for hackers to use your credit card to fill their game library just as long as you can see your friends list?

My thoughts, Sony, do your thing.
Brixxer600  +   1588d ago
All i want is the truth about what has happened , it's all that we are entitled to . If this has been the work of hacker(s) then they are the ones who should be responsible for recompense , not Sony.
Loner  +   1588d ago
Hmm its a free service therefore you deserve no compensation
SwiderMan  +   1588d ago
Wow, no one read the article. The perks WERE "make people feel safe with their credit card info" and "Sony should communicate" along with a free game. READ.
FlashBack  +   1588d ago
yeah its a free service, but what If we went on without PSN for one year?

- pfft, its free

when you bought your console you payed for that free service.
HeartDisease  +   1588d ago
you guys didnt get your perk yet? i got mine. thanks sony for not charging me to play online since i owned my ps3.
Treyb3yond  +   1587d ago
The xbox people are blowing all of this out of proportion. My life doesn't revolve around playing online.

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