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Submitted by JonahFalcon 1730d ago | opinion piece

Editorial: Sony's Weak Sauce Compensation

Jordan Lund rages over Sony's selection of PS3 and PSP games to compensate gamers with.

Excerpt: "So here’s the problem: most of these games were pretty high profile when they came out and they came our a long time ago. Pursuit Force is the oldest of the bunch – it came out in Europe SIX YEARS AGO. I think it’s safe to say that anyone who wanted to play LittleBigPlanet already picked it up when it came out THREE years ago. By offering a list of old games Sony really isn’t doing anyone any favors. Plus, for people like me who already own most of these games, I don’t really GET anything." (Dead Nation, Industry, Infamous, Killzone: Liberation, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, PS3, PSP, Pursuit Force, Sony, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD)

smoothdude  +   1730d ago
I was hoping for Burnout Paradise. Oh well. I can't complain as they are free. If you want something else, you can always purchase it. It isn't like Sony is going to deprive you of new games.
Orange  +   1729d ago
Burnout Paradise would've been nice. Mass Effect 2 would've blown me away...and why not, since you can pick it up for the 360 for $20. I suppose the problem is they're 3rd party games.

I guess i'll get LBP so I can load it off the hard drive instead of the disc. Better than nothing, I suppose.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1730d ago
Um, why don't you DL the ones worth the most $ and then sell the retail copies? Another crybaby, take you ps+ and quirosity and movies rentals and home items and stfu
metsgaming  +   1730d ago
you know what i never thought of that, you can sell your retail copies. That way you do get some "cash" to buy what ever game you want, isnt that what these people wanted just cash to buy what they want.
gaden_malak  +   1729d ago
I traded LBP, Infamous for LA Noire.
Will redownload LBP and Infamous when it's up.
Pintheshadows  +   1730d ago
Yay, someone else gets it!
blackburn10  +   1730d ago
Is EVERYONE just going to repeat the same thing over and over again? These are some of Sony's best games. It's not like they are giving you some half @$$ed minis or something. If you already have the games take everything else and SHUT UP. For the love of cake the gaming community is the whinnest group of all the media in the world. NO ONE complains as much as gamers do, not even movie buffs. I though after PSN came back the whining would stop. But stupid naive me. The whining is infinite.
Lifewish  +   1729d ago
Couldn't agree more.. these games are top notch games.. i mean at least they aren't giving you Naughty Bear or some minis.
Mr-Dude  +   1730d ago
such baby's...
TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1730d ago
If you don't like the sauce,
don't take it.

If you special treatment, you can always just give it back to Sony and Sony will spit in it for you.
Lifewish  +   1729d ago
another article with someone bitching over free stuff that Sony had NO obligation to give them..
Lifewish  +   1729d ago
Plus, for people like me who already own most of these games, I don’t really GET anything."

What you do get is the ability to play games online for free.
knifefight  +   1729d ago
Bitch more?

I see why this site is called "Game Stooge." Jordan Lund is an idiot.
gaden_malak  +   1729d ago
They're a 360 fanboy sites and can't deal with logical arguments. They end up deleting comments and editing them.

They're a no name site.
DrFUD  +   1729d ago
Judging the above comments it's another room full of Sony defenders who complain about the people complaining and either secretly work for Sony or don't have the games being given away.

Thing is Sony opted to give stuff. Nobody asked for it. But the reason they are doing it is because there was a PROBLEM. This isn't like free stuff as a door prize out of the blue. This is basically compensation and it's unfair to compensate some but not all when all were affected. If nobody got anything that would be even and fair, but only rewarding the people that didnt buy Sony's games in the first place is a slap in the face of those that own these games.
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GarandShooter  +   1729d ago
Seventy million accounts and all these games in all regions added together didn't gross 70 million units in sales, so Sony is taking care of the majority.

In any promo, offer, sale, coupon, etc. there will be those that that are in a better position to take advantage than others.

Maybe some people aren't defenders, they just choose to employ logic and common sense. Maybe the detractors are too emotional to think clearly.

Maybe some people feel slighted when Honey Comb is on sale at the supermarket and they already have a box and want Fruit Loops instead?
Pintheshadows  +   1729d ago
So what would you suggest? Rhetorical question. You have used all your bubbles.

Seriously though I own all the games on this list and certainly don't consider it a slap in the face. It is silly to put it that way.

You can simply trade in your hardcopies of inFamous and lbp towards another game. Honestly the last few days on here have really shown some commenters true colours. I'm ashamed to think that they share the same hobby as me.
brew  +   1729d ago
I only have inFAMOUS and Pursuit Force. I'm happy with the offerings.
DrFUD  +   1729d ago
of course you are.
they are great games.
and you dont have them
MysticStrummer  +   1729d ago
I have all but one of the "welcome back" games, and I still think Sony is going above and beyond. Whiners do what they do.
gamestorecowgirl  +   1729d ago
I have every single game except the Wipeput expansion and I'm okay with that. I'm really glad that other people are getting a shot at these games, plus it will pump some new blood into the multiplayer for those games that have it.

Bitching about free games = First world problems.
blackburn10  +   1729d ago
And what makes the whining worse are the stupid suggestions. Mass Effect 2? Really? A new game that is still in stores? So what happens to the sale of the retail version? $50.00 in every account? So people with multiple accounts get more money to use in other countries? Warhawk? So Sony has to open up whole new servers to deal with the overload of players? Lifetime memberships to PSN+? So Sony has to pay 50 million people for a lifetime of PSN+ while still allowing the discounts it gives? Do you want them to go bankrupt? Free copies of up coming games? Yes how profitable. Give away every copy of UC3 for free. That will be great. Just stop the stupid suggestions

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