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Sony: Welcome back gifts once PS Store is restored

Gamersmint: A few questions, especially one regarding Sony’s promised Welcome Back package has been bothering readers since they are yet to get any details as to when they can expect to redeem them. (PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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flipmop44  +   1658d ago
Keep the information coming guys!
dangert12  +   1658d ago
is that the new ps store layout?
smoothdude  +   1658d ago
I am just glad to see online play restored.
news4geeks  +   1658d ago
It better be a new layout. I used to get pissed off looking for games because the GUI was so unbelievably bad.
MysticStrummer  +   1657d ago
@news4geeks - Never had any problem with it.
f789790  +   1657d ago
News4geeks must live in Europe. Go and create a european account to see it. It's REAL bad. A monkey made up the main menu items. There's no demo selection. You have to go find the game and see if there is a demo for it.
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enkeixpress  +   1658d ago
Ah, I wonder what they will give..? :P

*slowly strokes beard*
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--------  +   1658d ago
I was stroking my beard as I read this. We win at life.
DaTruth  +   1657d ago
What is it about this that inspires the slow stroking of beards?
phinch  +   1657d ago
who ever dissagreed with jmorgan, did so on the account that they themselves were not man enough to grow their own beard
DelbertGrady  +   1657d ago
I was slowly stroking something else. It too has a beard :)
X-DominusRebellis-X  +   1657d ago
^^^ Were you stroking Chuck Norris? He also has a beard!
psb  +   1658d ago
that's a pretty useful
update. So, we can expect more details regarding what gifts we'll get later today. Can't wait. Also, hope the PS Store is back before the end of next week.
Joe2911  +   1658d ago
Not sure if its true or not, but I just read the notice on the firmware download page and it says that the store will be up in the 'few' days. Not sure whether this is poor communication between the playstation website and network or whether they just are saying we don't know
a08andan  +   1658d ago
I sincerely hope that you don't have to have Playstation Plus to play these gifts.
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1658d ago
I believe those free games were a seperate gift from PS Plus. If they were being stupid like that they would have also said Avatars/themes/ps minis/classics etc etc
a08andan  +   1658d ago

Yeah I think so too. But we will know for sure soon enough :)
Isis06  +   1657d ago
You will probably be able to play them without +
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OrbitTrooper  +   1658d ago
good stuff
Sony. PSN being back is reward enough for me though. Hope it never goes through anything like this ever again.

Keep up the good work.
feliciahentai  +   1657d ago
I will suggest SONY give all PSN users two golden trophies as reward and compensation.
Platinum_k  +   1657d ago
trophy whore
Jezuz  +   1657d ago
We can play trophies all right
Nate-Dog  +   1658d ago
I have exams from tomorrow for a week so I'm wondering if this free month will count from the day you first sign-in back after the outage and change your password, or if they'll just put the month straight on to everyone's accounts straight away when they can. I don't expect the store up until at the earliest the end of the week so hopefully if that is the case I won't miss out on too many days.
darren_poolies  +   1658d ago
Not sure why you got a disagree.

But yeh hopefully you can just activate it whenever you want as my exams start on Wednesday and end on the 20th of June so I would be missing out on a lot.
tgh machines  +   1657d ago
You have really long exams.
f789790  +   1657d ago
A month? Are you in the last year of graduate school or something?
cliffbo  +   1658d ago
on this site you get disagrees no matter what you put i have put plenty of replies that are 100% true and still get disagrees how can you disagree with the truth you gotta be a moron but hey there is plenty of them on this site.
BlackHulk  +   1657d ago
I had to agree seeing how people disagreed with you
Darth Stewie  +   1658d ago
When the store comes back up I hope it will not detect the actual state I live in because I switched my state to Nevada just so I can avoid PSN Tax.
Solid Wolf  +   1658d ago
Show me the goodies. XD
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hotrider12  +   1658d ago
read on another blog on here Anom is ready and waiting for PSN to retrun so they can fk it up again.

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cyborg  +   1658d ago
It's not only Anon
every tom dick and harry hacker would want to do the same and claim his way to fame, so I hope Sony's well prepared. I for one believe the hackers won't be able to do any shit anymore, Sony's back and like a BOSS!!!
Nate-Dog  +   1658d ago
Agreed, that's the worry unfortunately that these hackers are going to ruin the fun before it's even had a chance to begin again. Let's hope all the time Sony have taken has been well spent reinforcing the security system and that they haven't rushed it up.

Lol disagree troll is present, seem to all be going through all the PSN topics from what I've noticed.
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hotrider12  +   1658d ago
i agree too cyborg just hope that blog i've read is FLAMEBAIT!!
blumatt  +   1657d ago
Well you've got to remember that they'll be monitoring their network like a HAWK for the next couple months and thereafter for ANY suspicious activity and will likely be able to detect the hackers before they're able to do any damage this time.

I hope those responsible for this attack are brought to justice so hackers everywhere will think twice before messing with PSN or XBL again.
Ddouble  +   1658d ago
I forgot about the goodies we're meant to be getting. I was just happy it's back even though it won't be on until about 4 hours here.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   1658d ago
ooooooh yeeeeeeeea :Q______
LoneWanderer09  +   1658d ago
Looking forward to the store update
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SpLinT  +   1658d ago
i cant wait to buy my new avatar. i cant stand my current one. just when my check came, the psn was down damnit!!
NyGiants7  +   1658d ago
Why did they change Netflix? Instead of it going left to right and going down to different genre's in that category, now it goes up and down and doesn't go into diffrent genres, I also don't have an Instant Que anymore...
Christopher  +   1657d ago
If you notice a change in the UI (haven't used it in a while), that would be done by Netflix and not by Sony. Just wanted you to know in case there was any confusion.
NyGiants7  +   1656d ago
Man, that's pretty lame...
-Gespenst-  +   1657d ago
1 free download. *Withholds till Starhawk comes out*
InLaLaLand  +   1657d ago
It might be selected games (depending on the region) that's my guess.
Colmshan1990  +   1657d ago
It is, at least in the EU anyway.
We (in Europe) are getting two PS3 games out of a list of 5, or two PSP games out of a list of five.
That's all the information we have, though.
Don't know what will make up the lists, or whether people who own both a PS3 and a PSP get 4 games in total, or just one or the other.
InLaLaLand  +   1657d ago
Yeah I own both PSP and PS3. I'm pretty sure LBP for the PSP will be one of them games.

I think the first party games from Sony will be the ones that will be on the list out of the selection of five.
Jezuz  +   1657d ago
That's why I have more than one account.
MeNoRasta  +   1657d ago
So when psn is back up everyone will get psn+ free for 1 month but the store wont be up till a week or 2 later lol.
General_Zod  +   1657d ago
I see you find this amusing but I didn't give you permission to be amused. For your insolence, I shall have non come to your house and crush you between his fingers.
InLaLaLand  +   1657d ago
LMAO thanks for the laugh. Here's a bubble.
TBONEJF  +   1657d ago
ziggurcat  +   1657d ago

my hope is that PS Store will be back up by the end of this week. i would love for it to be up by tomorrow or tuesday, though.
scotchmouth  +   1657d ago
If I get a free game I am thinking that Outland looks like a nice choice.

Anyone have any suggestions?
DigitalHorror81  +   1657d ago
Xenogears and Legend Of Mana are two I've had my eye on. And anything Final Fantasy. (I already have 9 and 7)
Undeadwolfy  +   1657d ago
PixelJunk Shooter 1+2, Fat Princess, Tales in Space: About a Blolb (something like that)
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PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1657d ago
Dont need no gifts Sony having psn back up is enough for me!!!!!
orange-skittle  +   1657d ago
I disagreed because you're easily gratified. All they did was restore online gaming. The system still has restrictions and you're happier than an ape masturbating. This is not great news...its almost like they are rationing the network to you. Kinda like "take this and shut up until we're done." I hold them accountable for being inept and proving why they behind the curve
JMyers  +   1657d ago
Thanks Sony...!

On another note, that picture for the article made me clean my glasses twice. I then realised that it had a blurred effect. I'm as blind as a bat.
dkgshiz  +   1657d ago
I expect the PS store online probably on Tuesday.
josephayal  +   1657d ago
Free games! Plz
BoNeSaW23  +   1657d ago
DFresh  +   1657d ago
I hope we get Playstation Plus for June because the Uncharted 3 beta is coming out 6-28-11.
Hopefully if we're allowed to choose 2 free games I would get Journey and Dead Nation.
SuperSaiyan4  +   1657d ago
In the UK
And the PSN is back online for me however PSN store still down.
TMAN  +   1657d ago
Personally, I don't expect, nor care whether I get anything out of all this, just glad it's going/ is back up.

missioncompleted  +   1657d ago
Man if i owned a store then punks came and tagged and broke out windows from my store, to the point that I had to close a few weeks for maintenance, I would not give away free stuff for something that was not my fault. that being said if sony wants to give me a game, movie.... or antthing i will gladly accept.
Falaut  +   1657d ago
Man, dude, I'd buy you a beer if I could. I tried using analogies when all the sh*t was hitting the fan with PSN and all these troll where hollering that Sony is at fault. But my analogy had a deli and falcons that shot lasers out of their eyes.

BoNeSaW23  +   1657d ago
OH, Dude please! You need to share the Laser Falcons analogy with us!
missioncompleted  +   1657d ago
thanks man, wish u would repeat the analogy again sounds like it was a good one.
Falaut  +   1657d ago
this was when people where commenting that it's sony's fault that the information got stolen because they had poor security and how customers are victims by the terrible giant troll that is Sony. How Sony should have had this and this in place, all while not knowing any actual facts. Like they where part of this "2 man doofus security team" that Sony had employed. You know the bit. anyways...It was something like this...

So you own a deli, right. its poppin, you're getting mad customers, everyone is loving your delicious sandwich service that you provide. One day robbers break into your store and rob you. Unfortunately on their way out they start shooting and some people get shot. You SIR mr.delistoreownerguy are horrible. How can you treat your customers this way?! you should have had at LEAST falcons perching above the front door that shoot lasers from their eyes. Come on?!!! EVERYONE ELSE HAS THEM! /s

something like that ;)
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orange-skittle  +   1657d ago
That wasn't the point. They are completely at fault and thats why they are giving you hush gift and a restricted network right now. They were careless from the beginning. Your bank, XBL, Paypal, and cellphone company has sensitive material to protect and I am sure they get tested by hackers all the time. They provide better security measures to ensure it gets detected early. Sony was inept and careless with your data and they should be held accountable
missioncompleted  +   1657d ago
@ Falaut above nice pitcher you painted. Orange-skittle im sure Sony had a competent system in place, hackers were able to do whatever the hell they do and brought it down, banks get robbed id's stolen its not like sony or anyother company is gathering your information and posting it on the web, I've never seen anyones personal information online. if a group of people plan to hijack a plane and crash it into a building cause they dont like others belief system, then who's to blame. I guess there needs to be better security measures to ensure it gets detected early
orange-skittle  +   1657d ago

Man pleeeze. That statement you made is retarded "I've never seen anyones information online." As if YOU personally dont see it, it's not there! Who the hell are you? You haven't seen Chis Parlow's social security number, but its out there because his identity was stolen and he works with me, so STFU and go sit down somewhere you fake internet overseer.

the funny thing is, you said exactly what I did while trying to discredit me. BETTER SECURITY TO DETECT FIREWALL BREACH. Like I said before, it's their fault because of their inept system. Just like people blamed the airlines for their inept security upon boarding a plane pre Sept 11, 2001. BTW, hackers didnt bring it down...Sony shut it down.
blackburn10  +   1657d ago
So what DO you want huh? Do you want a public execution? Maybe you want Sony to come to your house and do chores for a few weeks? Or maybe we should have a witch hunt and burn the CEOs at the stake? What do you want? You are acting just like every greedy person out there. I give you something you want more. I give you something else you want even more and so on and so on.Sony was specifically targeted by a group of hackers.People like you still talk as if you know how secure PSN was or is.It was safe for 5 years until the hackers sneaked in and took the data. They didn't walk in like everyone seems to think, they snuck in. And Sony has gone all out to try and fix the problem that was cause by the vandals who caused it the first place.

Over the years many companies have lost valuable data, made awful mistakes and done things that made them look like idiots but they didn't even do as much as Sony is doing to make it right. They basically said screw you, stuff happens here is some crap to appease you. Sony is not only giving us free stuff, a protection plan to keep the lost data safe,a public live apology and a month of PSN plus for everyone. It's more then most companies would give you and everyone forgave them just fine. Everyone forgave Microsoft for selling a broken console, for leaving the 360 exposed to hackers with crappy security, even the fact that someone sneaked in and stole 1.2 million MS points didn't even faze anyone. Eidos just lost peoples data too but you don't see anyone screaming for their heads.

The credit card data lost is encrypted and the personal info could have been fond in any data base or the phone book for that matter.Sony is only being badgered in this way because everyone exaggerated their situation to the point you couldn't even tell what was true anymore.Hate Sony as much as you want but their is a limit to what they can do to fix this. Try blaming the thoughtless hackers for once and aim your anger towards them. They did this and you should be angry that they took you info. Stop trying to pretend that you know exactly how secure PSN was. You don't know and neither do I. Stop stating speculation and opinion as facts please.
Falaut  +   1657d ago
Can't wait to use the PSN+ discount on Under Siege!
0321  +   1657d ago
They will probably be some random 3rd party games most likely. But I'm fine with anything they give me, Some new games I have never played before couldn't hurt =)
InLaLaLand  +   1657d ago
I think it might be games published by Sony. I don't think third party publishers would want their games on the PSN for free unless they put it for free for a week or month.
DigitalHorror81  +   1657d ago
I kind of agree with you. It would make sense for all the free games to be Sony ones, but at the same time, if any of these other companies wanted to do it in terms of advertising cost, it would be good marketing.

I would definitely download a classic Square game.
feliciahentai  +   1657d ago
I hope SONY will be very generous and decide to give all PSN account users Uncharted 3 for free a year. Seriously, how much this game is gonna cost SONY Corp? Maybe 10 million. But compared with what they already lost, it is nothing and this definitely a good move to make all PSN user very happy, even attract gamers from other console. Besides, they still can make money from DLC immediately or disc edition selling one year later.
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