The Sony Appreciation Program is designed to thank users for their loyalty and support during the time the PSN was offline. The compensation offers a variety of bonuses, including free downloadable content, a month of free subscription, and several other perks.
The biggest bonus from Sony for the PSN is the ability to choose two free games froma a variety of choices. These games include Wipeout HD + Fury, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, inFAMOUS, and Dead Nation for PS3 owners. PSP owners will get access to Killzone Liberation, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, and LittleBigPlanet(PSP).
While we certainly appreciate the steps made by Sony to compensate users, this deal does not benefit everyone. The titles in these games are very popular, which means that many gamers may already own them. If you already have these games, you will not be able to choose between any other games. This means someone who has been an avid Sony gaming fan and already owns these games will not benefit as much from the compensation program. In addition, casual gamers who barely dabble with PSP/PS3 games are more likely to get a game that they do not own yet.