Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1655d ago | news

Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America

Posted by Patrick Seybold: Now that some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been restored and you’re once again enjoying online gaming and entertainment, we’re happy to provide details about the “Welcome Back” appreciation program for customers in North America. We developed the program as an expression of our gratitude for your patience, support and continued loyalty during the service outage. From all of us at PlayStation, thank you and welcome back! (PS3, PSP, Tag Invalid)

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user9422077   1655d ago | Offensive
Emilio_Estevez  +   1655d ago

My choices:
Dead Nation and Super Stardust (own the others already)
Mod Nation and Killzone for psp(Own LBP)

And dammmmm, 100 free items from Home!

And free movies, nice.
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noclip   1655d ago | Spam
joydestroy  +   1655d ago
yup dead nation and super stardust for me too! sweet package!
GarandShooter  +   1655d ago
I already own both of them and they are great games.

kendostyle_  +   1655d ago
Infamous and movie rentals!!! I'm kind of excited for the movie rentals and I have no idea why hahahaha. I'm actually wondering now if users here in Japan will be getting the same free content as in America. I have two accounts, American and Japan.. I hope I'm able to get the American content though!! :)
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1655d ago
whats funny is, half of the people excited in here, is the same people who was angry birds when the psn was down... funny how some free stuff will overshadow a major problem. HEYHEYHEY!
BattleAxe  +   1655d ago
This is why Sony has a welcome back package fool.
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RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1655d ago
only fools are the people getting hyped and angry in the first place, stick that in your reply and disagree it
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callahan09  +   1655d ago
It's a nice offer but I already own every single one of those games! What can they offer to their MOST LOYAL fans who have already bought all of the games they're offering? I think we deserve something, too!
P_Bomb  +   1655d ago
Indeed, I own all 5 of those PS3 games and 3 of them for years. Stardust was the 1st game to ever get trophies back in '08, and I just platinumed Dead Nation while PSN was down lol! Bought it on a PS Plus sale.

Wish they woulda opened up more cheapo 1st party games from the PS Store like ModNation & MAG etc. LBP sold almost 5 million. Who hasn't played that? WipeOut is ALREADY free on PS Plus, so people can get it free with their 30 days anyways. Kinda defeats the purpose to be free twice. At least I'll scoop up all 4 of those PSP games between accounts.
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Blaze929  +   1655d ago
Yay, free shit for what I already own!
harv052  +   1655d ago
yea.......Already have all these games...This sucks...
metsgaming  +   1655d ago
sweet im getting dead nation and super stardust because i have the other three. The psp i would take Killzone and have to decide on the other.
blackblades  +   1655d ago
Dead Nation and infamous is my choice thank god I choose another game then dead nation when they was on sale. I played super stardust got LBP2, got wipeout yay me.
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FamilyGuy  +   1655d ago
Everything sold of PS Home is %100 profit to them so I easily see why they'd be able and willing to give away 100 free things. It's still awesome though, might bring more people into Home.

Generally the only time I've really gone on there was to collect my free items from game unlocks lol.
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LOGICWINS  +   1655d ago
Movie rentals too..nice!

"To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game."

Goddamn! Can't complain with the free stuff we're getting.
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SpaceFox  +   1655d ago
Totally. I can imagine some people who own all those games will be complaining but come on, there's something for everyone.

Dead Nation and Wipeout for me though. Can't wait to play those and try out PS+.
Nitrowolf2  +   1655d ago
why did they replace Ratchet and clank quest for booty with star dust >:C

I like what Home is offering


i know but i was really hoping they wouldn't replace that one.
I am assuming also that we won't be able to cheat the system by signing in our EU accounts.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1655d ago
That was for EU, this is for US - Laws and licences are different.
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Shikoro  +   1655d ago
That is for Europe. This is for American users. :)
DaReapa  +   1655d ago
"I am assuming also that we won't be able to cheat the system by signing in our EU accounts."

I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that the downloads will only be limited to your main account.
Christopher  +   1655d ago
Well, own all the PS3 options already, but dang if I'm not going to grab LBP and Modnation for my PSP.

***Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.***

Hot damn! Not only will I get to resubscribe for another 15 months at the cost of a year, but I get two months in addition to the extended time due to being down? Awesome news.

Note to others: Let's keep the info in the article, no need to repost the news from there into a comment here.
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hasj1990  +   1655d ago
Why not just throw MAG in there, i dont get it.

The community will slowly die after all the FPS's coming out this year, give it 1 last chance!

and what about warhawk!

but still good bunch of games in there!
LOGICWINS  +   1655d ago
If Sony gave out Warhawk...people would have been bitching about Sony not giving them the DLC for free as well.

And for all we know, Sony might drop the price of Warhawk considerably during the summer(to promote Starhawk) and include all the DLC in the package for free.
P_Bomb  +   1655d ago
The Warhawk DLC was free on PS Plus so they could always get it during their free month. You get to keep DLC.
LOGICWINS  +   1655d ago
^^WOW, thx for the info man. I think uve inspired me to rebuy Warhawk
mandf  +   1655d ago
Yeah I have to agree with you hasj1990 by giving out Mag you could have bolstered its community. Most people don't realize how good Mag actually is.
rob6021  +   1655d ago
I don't know why either, but I do know Sony runs dedicated servers on both those games. Perhaps financially it isn't a good idea for them.
metsgaming  +   1655d ago
yea they should have put Warhawk in place of LBP, oh well we still get free games !
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Neo Nugget  +   1655d ago
More people on Warhawk is always good. It's a fantastic game.
P_Bomb  +   1655d ago
MAG would've benefited IMMENSELY from this with its 256 player selling point. Online-only games need people to remain viable. This would've helped MAG's long queues tenfold. I almost wish they gave away DCUO to try and repopulate those dying servers. It was amazing back in January with high player counts. Woulda been nice to see again if only for the free month.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1655d ago
Im sorry but to people already plus members thats one shitty list. Only game i dont have is Super Stardust HD.

i could careless about RROD. Hell some i would rather have some smaller PSN titles than LBP & Super Stardust.

I think Plus members should get a different list.
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princeofthabay  +   1655d ago
People always have to complain >_> Its FREE
fr0sty  +   1655d ago
I'm a plus member, and this list looks just fine to me. I never got LBP free, never got Wipeout free, never got Infamous free... you still had to pay for all of them with plus (though some did get discounts), so your point is moot. All you're doing is bitching and whining over a point that doesn't even hold up.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1655d ago
so im bitching because i dont like the list oh yeah i 4got since my opinion is different den yours im bitching. I never asked u what u got free either.
fluffydelusions  +   1655d ago
Stardust or wipeout.which one to get?
Wolf873  +   1655d ago
If you have to choose between the two, Wipeout. It's simply great.

I already have games listed on there, so I only get to have Dead Nation :(.

Still, it's a free game. Can't complain really.
nycredude  +   1655d ago
I have all those games and I am just glad to get PSn back. Dead Nation is awesome btw!
Wolf873  +   1655d ago
True, mate. I'm glad it's back.
Neo Nugget  +   1655d ago
You could get InFamous so you have it in Disc and DL form if you have the gigs to throw around like that.

blackburn10  +   1655d ago
Whooooo. Wipeout for me. And ONE HUNDRED ITEMS for Home and 60 days of PSN plus? Hot Dang. @ Simon_Brezhnev. You can't try to please everybody or you will end up pleasing no one. The people who don't have it can get it for free. We who do have them will have to enjoy everything else.
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KentBlake  +   1655d ago
This is so lame for me...I own all these PS3 games and don't own a PSP. The only thing I don't have is the Wipeout expansion (Fury).
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1655d ago
Same i dont own Fury either.
VonBraunschweigg  +   1655d ago
Get WipEout HD just for the Fury update, the new tracks are good (4, plus 4 only available in a few modes like Zone) and the Eliminator mode is a blast to play, especially online. If you like the game you'll love the expansion.
SilverSlug  +   1655d ago

Sony should give those loyal customers that already own it, like 30 dollar credit to the store.

The reason they have 4-5 titles to choose is because they don't want multiple accounts to take all of the games.

If they check your trophies or buying history they should know. just give those accounts money.
fr0sty  +   1655d ago
you also get the free PS+ which = even more free games and discounts (and a free 2 month extension if you have it already), so I wouldn't be complaining.

Again, Sony can't give a $30 credit to every one of it's 75 million PSN subscribers. That's $2,250,000,000 you're expecting them to dish out (they still have to pay for those games if they just give you a credit, even the first party ones gotta be compensated for somehow to keep the studios from losing too much money). Offering a list of games to choose from was the only route they could have taken and not gone broke.
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Jinxstar  +   1655d ago
I wonder how people are going to find ways to complain about this...

Awesome job Sony.
trounbyfire  +   1655d ago
did you read the comment on here already LOL

anyway what will you pick, I personally never liked infamous because I thought the powers would be like the ones in IF2 ie the tornado that rips the street apart.

IF2 look so bad ass.

kind of old for LBP but the level creator could sway me and no interest in the other games.

but i think its a great selection of genres
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Jinxstar  +   1655d ago
On Ps3 I'm going with the ones I don't have which are Dead Nation and Wipeout.

PSP Ima get LBP and Mod Nation.

REally is a great deal. Sucks for people who own them all already but they still get a bunch of stuff otherwise.

The comments just show you never can make everyone happy...
FFXI101  +   1654d ago
"I wonder how people are going to find ways to complain about this..."
Pepole will always try to find something to complain about it.

Off topic: I got the t-shirt from Sony for participating the PSN reward program :)
Silly gameAr  +   1655d ago
I have everyone of those games. Cool for people that don't though. I sub to Music Unlimited and PS+ so the added time is pretty much good enough for me. The On Us movie rental thing doesn't sound to bad either.
fr0sty  +   1655d ago
Glad to see someone with some sense. + bubbles for not being yet another whiny bitch who's crying about already having those games. The added PS+ subscription's free games and discounts are worth every bit of the value of those 4 games anyway.
waltyftm  +   1655d ago
Ahh Mr Sony, With these freebies you are really spoiling us.
Octo1  +   1655d ago
Ahh Man. I own or owned whats on that list of PS3 games :(Oh well.What are you going to do eh?
Personally a PSN credit of $15 would have been nicer. There's a lot of decent games on PSN for that much and this way your not telling people what they are getting but instead letting us decide what we want to do with the credit.
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-EvoAnubis-  +   1655d ago
I'm thinking Dead Nation and inFamous. Sure, I already beat inFamous, but I traded it in. Now I have it forever. I'll take that.
Octo1  +   1655d ago
I platinumed it myself and traded it in. I guess I'll download it so that I can prepare for InFamous 2 :)
Godmars290  +   1655d ago
Already have all of the PS3 items, but I'll grab LBP just for the heck of it.
Skynetone  +   1655d ago
better then i thought it would be, i own three of them so its an obvious choice

i thought they might give god of war 1 for free, just because it would promote 2 and 3
ZombieAssassin  +   1655d ago
Wonder If we'll just be able to download all of them if we have more than one account, even though I own Dead Nation already and have beat inFAMOUS and LittleBigPlanet.
negroguy  +   1655d ago
Dead Nation and Super Stardust! + 100 home items nice! Ive just started playing Novus Prime on PS Home and im addicted to it. Might have to get some premium content on that one.
Alpha_Gamer  +   1655d ago
Wow, I can`t believe people are actually complaining about these offerings. Full-fledged retail games and some of the best PSN games in there as well.

SSDHD for me :)
KentBlake  +   1655d ago
It's not complaining...I agree it's a great list.

The problem is: people who buy a lot (like me) don't get a single game, and people who never buy anything get rewarded for not buying.

I fail to see how that's fair.
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bangoskank  +   1655d ago
Sony sheep defy logic. No use questioning it.
I'll probably be marked a troll for stating the obvious.
Octo1  +   1655d ago
^^This guy gets it :)
rob20090  +   1655d ago
I guess I got lucky.... I buy a LOT of games (Over 90 disc based) and there are 2 games I don't have on that list.
GarandShooter  +   1655d ago
They don't get rewarded for not buying, some people are in a position to better take advantage of this offer than others, just like any other offer.

There's 70 million accounts and all of those games combined haven't sold near that, so Sony will probably make most of their userbase happy.

The only one I can take advantage of is the Fury expansion, already own everything else. Oh well.

@ skank

I wouldn't mark you a troll. Immature is so much more fitting.
bangoskank  +   1655d ago
Sony can do no wrong in the eyes of some people....

This really is a shit list that I will not be taking advantage of. So many other bargain bin games could have been included but we're limited to five games that almost everybody already has or has no interest in. I'd even settle for a PSN gift card equal to the cost of what they are offering.
Tikicobra  +   1655d ago
Remember Xbox Live? http://www.shacknews.com/ar...
bangoskank  +   1655d ago
I am neither an Xbox or Sony fanboy so this means nothing to me. They are both cheap bastards. that's business.

Also, xbox live wasn't down for almost one month. If it was I guess I wasn't playing during that time because I missed it.
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elondonred  +   1655d ago
Dude some ppl are gonna be dissapointed no matter what sony gives out.
They can'tgive out gift cards due to the amount of accounts there are. It'll hit them hard if they do that
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Tikicobra  +   1655d ago
This is a fantastic list. I love how some people are complaining about the games on offer, clearly forgetting that this wasn't Sony's fault and they technically owe us nothing. People have done nothing but bitch and moan since the PSN went offline, and now they're offering us free games and people still aren't happy. Ridiculous.

Anyway, I'll be getting Wipeout HD and Dead Nation.
bangoskank  +   1655d ago
I didn't bitch because the timing was perfect for me. I don't do any online gaming on PS3 aside from Demon's Souls. I had the Gears 3 beta to fall back on when PSN went down.

I also agree with you that this wasn't Sony's fault and that they owe us nothing. However, I think what they've decided to offer is rather insulting. It will cost them nothing to give these games away. They are just throwing stuff at us that nobody buys anymore.
Tikicobra  +   1655d ago
That's not really true. WipEout HD is a game that I myself have been wanting to get for a while now, and Dead Nation is still fairly new.
cyclonus007  +   1655d ago
Already have Wipeout and inFamous, so I guess it's SSHD and Dead Nation for me.

I can't knock it. The price is within my budget :)
MasterCornholio  +   1655d ago
Yeah i am just happy they didnt do something cheap like give us a crappy arcade game and be done with it. Will be downloading Wipeout and LBP or Stardust
rob6021  +   1655d ago
I'm glad all you guys get to enjoy; that's some really good content, unfortunately I own all of those. Hopefully some of my PSN friends will have dead nation now so I can do some co-op and finish it off.

I'm stuck taking a Downloadable version of LBP and Infamous (even though I already have the disk version of those.)
Red_Phoenix  +   1655d ago
Well this doesn't affect me since I have already played and still own all those games :(
GoldPS3  +   1655d ago
Lets not forget that the hackers was the cause of all this. Sony don't have to give any of those games away for free but they are and they losing money.
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Hallow  +   1655d ago
Cool, guess I can go for my imfamous plat and maybe stardust HD or LBP for PS3 and Modnation and ? For PSP. What is pursuit force? Any good?
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