Submitted by tyson43 1170d ago | opinion piece

Why Didn’t Sony Give This Free Game?

Sony recently revealed the welcome back incentive for all PlayStation Network users yesterday. However, many gamers have been skeptical on whether the free games Sony offered are good enough. Well, they certainly forgot one game to include that would have surely seen many doubters of the welcome back package satisfied. (PS3, Tag Invalid, Warhawk)

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Uncharted3Goty  +   1170d ago
Question: i havent bought warhawk and didnt play it before but IS Warhawk HD not as good as warhawk.
mrv321  +   1170d ago
Warhawk HD, I believe is an old term for the new warhawk, there was a PSone game with the same name, same franchise infact.


I really wanted them to give away Warhawk, but they feared it being so old it would have caused negative press about starhawk, the learning diffuculty to... also being serve based it would have been overwhelmed. Do I mind? No, fewer noobs stealing my hawk when I get out to repair.
Uncharted3Goty  +   1170d ago
Thank you for the reply i understand now Warhawk is the PSone version and warhawk for the PS3 is a new one for the console.
ilikestuff  +   1170d ago
people are allllways complaining about anything they can, if you have all the games on the list then its a sign you buy too many damn games. if you have the disc copies of any of those games put them on amazon and get some money. the internet is full of vaginas.

and i dont care about disagrees, i have one bubble for a reason
LOGICWINS  +   1170d ago
"Why Didn’t Sony Give This Free Game?"

Because they thought that the hype behind Starhawk would be enough to get people to PURCHASE Warhawk. Also, the free month of PS Plus gives ALL the DLC for Warhawk for free(you get this forever). This is an added incentive to buy Warhawk. I just wish they would drop the damn price to $20 already. Its been out for 4 years and the downloadable version has only dropped $10.
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DWOM  +   1170d ago
All the DLC's for free? Man I'm getting WarHawk soon off PSN!
Oxymoron028  +   1170d ago
Been meaning to get the warhawk dlc! ... now I dont have too :D
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1170d ago
Trade in Warhawk last year (just wasn't playing it anymore)... Guess who feels like a fool now.
frostypants  +   1170d ago
Another reason: Warhawk runs off of dedicated servers (one of the reasons it is so awesome). If they gave it away, they'd have to spend money/resources bringing the server capacity back up.

And the price hasn't dropped much because it is still pretty freaking popular for how old it is. It's a testament to its greatness. Many server-based games that old would've been taken offline by now.
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Blaze929  +   1170d ago
I would've been happy if they just had let us choose any first party greatest hits game.
Uncharted3Goty  +   1170d ago
i agree 100 percent if that was the case NO ONE and i mean NO ONE would Complain at all.
miyamoto  +   1170d ago
iamnsuperman  +   1170d ago
Warhawk would have been interesting especially with the other just been announced (from a marketing perspective like Infamous). It doesn't matter to me really but I think though Warhawk as a marketing ploy should have been introduced
GiggMan  +   1170d ago
I think they did just find considering that infamous 2 is releasing a lot sooner than Starhawk.
rebirthofcaos  +   1170d ago
It could be that since warhawk is an online game only people will think the same for starhawk, and may affect the perception of the game.
archemides518  +   1170d ago
they didn't give warhawk cuz they didn't want to up open a ton more servers for 70 million new players since it's online only. they give away infamous and lbp and all they're losing is bandwidth for the download, and they're getting free marketing for the sequels.
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rajman  +   1170d ago
I thought the same, it would give new players a taste of how awesome the multiplayer is and what to expect in Starhawk. Regardless people should BUY IT...its so damn cheap and the multiplayer is just plain awesome
Ddouble  +   1170d ago
Then people would have complained for giving them a game that came out in 2007
BabyTownFrolics  +   1170d ago
they should have given out MAG for free
frjoethesecond  +   1170d ago
I agree. Mag is fantastic. The other factions need more players.
killcycle  +   1170d ago
Exactly, MAG needs more active players.
Giving it for free would have been so great and if infamous is there then i don't see why MAG ain't.

But remember they have to sign a deal to get it for free, they can't just press a button then need permission from the devs.
mastiffchild  +   1170d ago
Could have made sense and may have even pushed Move sales-all the factions could use more players too. Then again you can pick it up for a fiver used on Ebay so, you know.
frostypants  +   1170d ago
I think Warhawk >>>>> MAG. Just my opinion, man.

I still play Warhawk to this day. MAG is literally the only game I've ever sold back to Gamestop. It was cool with how many players it had, but far too many players had no interest in coordination, and Warhawk lets you do so much more in terms of vehicles.

Again, just my opinion. I know some people love MAG.
Mister_G  +   1170d ago
Give everyone Demons Souls and watch out for all the crying in the forums.

I'm joking! :D

I'm happy with the welcome back package, can we all move along now please?
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XRider  +   1170d ago
I feel Sony should give a new game like Starhawk for anyone who's credit card was charged for services they couldn't use. Warhawk is just fine for people who just use PSN only. PSN+ users or anyone paying for an MMO or Netflix should get more than free PSN users.
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Tired  +   1170d ago
But you get free time added to those accounts...free time that YOU HAVE NOT PAID FOR! So in fact you've saved money on those games that you have subscribed to. Please explain why you still feel so entitled?
Rybakov  +   1170d ago
also you can watch netflix on other things besides the ps3 so if you didn't use it cause "there was no psn" then thats your own fault and sony doesn't owe you anything for something that isn't theres

and why would they give a game that just got announced when they could do popular titles that everyone will recognize

stop being greedy and be grateful you got something at all
ZippyZapper  +   1170d ago
Do all you just line up, bend over, and say thanks Sony may I have another?

Sony throws you 3yr old crumbs after a month of no PSN and you all have spasms thinking Sony gave you somthing good.

They give you crap 7 rated old as hell mediocre games that Sony can't make money from.
frostypants  +   1170d ago
XRider, you ARE getting more. They're giving you more free PSN+ time.

@ZippyZapper: Sony didn't OWE you anything. PSN is a free service, and while it helps sell consoles, it's not part of the console price. And if 1 month without PSN really screwed up your life, you need additional hobbies.
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rickhunter89  +   1170d ago
why cant we get COD:MW3 ???????
Tired  +   1170d ago
rickhunter89  +   1170d ago
it was just a thought.
DigitalHorror81  +   1170d ago
Uh, because it's owned by Activision, who recently SUED their own workers. Do you actually think they would EVER give away anything for free?

I'm laughing here.
miDnIghtEr  +   1170d ago
I'm sorry, but Warhawk sucks. Easily NOT the best game on PSN.
drummerx2709  +   1170d ago
How so?
miDnIghtEr  +   1170d ago
From the cartoony graphics, to the crappy controls, to the crappy way you communicate in the game. I just think the game sucks bad. It didn't blaze any trails from reviewers, and seems only to be well liked by people who bought PS3's at launch, since that was pretty much the first PSN only game.

I think it's fine for it's fans, but there are plenty better games that use PSN out there. They should of done MAG... not a launch game. (even though they didn't.. just saying to stick with this article)
dinkeldinkse  +   1170d ago
Just curious, how much time did you spend with Warhawk? The learning curve for Warhawk tends to turn a lot of people off kind of like Demon's Souls.
dinkeldinkse  +   1170d ago
Disregard my post.
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miDnIghtEr  +   1170d ago
I'd say a week or so... and thanks for mentioning that. That's another reason the game sucked. ;P They should of used Mod Nation Racers instead.
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killcycle  +   1170d ago
You should go back to playing non team oriented over-powered solider games like cod then shouldn't you.
yamzilla  +   1170d ago
when will we be able to accesds the free goodies, kool of them to give anything

sucks it was down so long and i do think it should have been up sooner, but they just don't want to get hacked again
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Rybakov  +   1170d ago
who cares its still a free service and they didn't have to do anything for us....and going from A game download to 2 games out of 5 possibilities is way more than i expected...actually i was surprised when i saw real games not there not just arcade games....i already picked which 2 im gonna get wasn't hard of a choice leave out the games that suck and or beaten already and luckily that left 2 for me
theonlylolking  +   1170d ago
Because mostly veterans play warhawk now and a bunch of noobs would get killed and think warhawk sucks. If they think warhawk sucks then they might not get starhawk.
maxcer  +   1170d ago
that's the same way i feel about people bitching about the shotgun/wallbouncing in gears
theonlylolking  +   1170d ago
Wall bouncing is FREAKING AWESOME!
mastiffchild  +   1170d ago
Noobs would really get badly owned in Warhawk these days. It was a tough experience at the start and even today players returning after a break can find it daunting. It's tough community but if you stick at it one that will also help you learn the game a bit better but a huge new influx would have been overwhelming for the servers and way too punishing for the newbies.
blackburn10  +   1170d ago
What ever game Sony offered, some group of people would be complaining that they have it already and they want something else. The people who don't have any of these games are getting them for free. Not everyone has them as the complainers claim. For instance I never downloaded Wipeout and now I can for free. You can't try to please everyone or you will end up pleasng no one. Basic rule of business.
Janitor  +   1170d ago
Why? Because you can't please everyone. Honestly I was expecting a handful of crappy psn games. These are full BD games people, quit yer bitchin. Sony could have given us all free BJ's and a trip to Disney Land and some would still complain.
Janitor  +   1170d ago
Disagree huh? Do you like paying for BJ's?
RyuCloudStrife  +   1170d ago
because then
it would be marketing and not a true gift
Cajun Chicken  +   1170d ago
Personally I think that would of been a good idea. It's better in message than the 30 free days PS+.

Warhawk solid game and would invite people into online gaming on PSN with open arms, plus, not everyone has it, it's really quite underrated and obviously, people would buy the expansions, good business sense. No idea why they didn't do it, personally.
Pollak  +   1170d ago
Except most of the package is marketing...just sayin
subtenko  +   1170d ago
I think they should have dont a "rush and grab em" kinda deal

first 256 people to download warhawk and/or Mag get them free B-) Yea I know im a genius ;D
Dlacy13g  +   1170d ago
no matter what they gave away people would bitch. Just a fact of life.
Rifle-Man  +   1170d ago
I thought the selection was pretty good.
HOSe  +   1170d ago
i am pumped to get dead nation for free. i am not sure if i will even bother downloading infamous ( to long, to many GB)
Leole17  +   1170d ago
Whinny little bitch, you're getting free good rated games, and you're complaining? Who cares if it is old, they're free and they're good.
gumgum99  +   1170d ago
Beggars can't be choosers.
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MajorNelson  +   1170d ago
because they are greedy
justlu  +   1170d ago
I played warhawk daily for over a year. about 6 months ago I jumped on and there was only one game going. Since the game is online only sony probably thought if you haven't purchased a 3 year old game by now you probably aren't interested in getting it in the first place. On top of the fact that if you don't have all the dlc that goes with it then your chances of finding a game to join are even worse. The dlc fractured the warhawk community. And you know all the whiners and complainers would look at the age of the game and give sony all kinds of flack.
Ascalon94  +   1170d ago
Infamous should be a garenteed for everyone, especially with the sequel coming in a few weeks.
kuroukage  +   1169d ago
Who cares about the free games..why didn't Sony give me a Ferrari?
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