Many people seem to be quite angry with the compensation package offered by Sony as part of their apology to the PlayStation community. TGR look at the possible angles that Sony could have taken...
still not sure about the games offered but you're right, could of been a lot worse. decent article.
if you have both a psp and ps3 then you score 4 games total. for those that already have the physical copies of the games offered....download the ones you want and trade in the physical ones for something else at gamestop.
Good call, don't think people have thought much about trading existing copies. Wouldn't be worth much but it's a few quid towards a new game...
Give people a good thing and theres bound to be people who want more. Give people good games for free and theres bound to be people who want different games. Sony are doing a good job in my opinion. And im hoping they're praised rather than villified for this.
Not sure why people are moaning, doesn't cost anything to ignore a freebie...
Exactly. Nobody is forcing anyone to download the games
Burnout would've been nice but the article is right, we could have ended up with nothing or a subscription based service.
Which is one of the reasons why i bought a PS3. Because i dont want to pay for something that should be free and that something is multi-player Just my opinion don't fret about it.
Umm can i just say something to all those whiners out there??Just shut the hell up and take them there free for crying out loud,what more do you want a million dollars and a night at the Playboy mansion?? @Below basically Sony could have said PSN is back up and running and we thank you for waiting on us to get it restored and we don't owe you anything,some people expect to much now a days plus we get PS+ and other goodies so just be grateful Sony is doing this it's not like they're gonna put a gun to you're head and say take it or else.
Pretty much how the article finishes, just in slightly fewer words ;)
a night at the mansion would be nice but they'd have to arrange some sort of booking system. can't see everyone getting in on the same night.
@Dart89 I agree, WE should get what all the xbots got when XBL went down for 2 weeks xmas of 2008!.........oh wait...they didnt get SH!T.Stop whining people!
Sony could have really done one VERY SIMPLE thing to please everyone, Give us, say, £40 in the virtual wallet to spend on WHAT WE WANT!
yeah right and then have to pay 3rd party studios for the games purchased... never go to your boss with such an idea you'll be fired for trying to bankrupt the company
how bout if we just get the ps3 back...with no more problems? I think that sounds good.
They should just have a header qq
The problem with these articles (and yes its a problem) is that we ASSUME that every active member wants new games. I am most likely in the top 1% of psn users in activeness (on different games... Im sure im low vs hardcore online FPS people) with over 190 games played (via trophy lists on my account). I openly admit what in the world would Sony offer me that I didn't have or didn't want? The problem with this question is that I personally (+ the people I talk to online) would have been more than ok with something unique TO THIS DEMOGRAPHIC. This could have been a dynamic theme, special home costume, or even an avatar (no not even a pack... I would be cool with 1). Too many people assume that this demographic is impossible to please and I agree some people are insane! Giving PSN cash which has been stated would have been the best, but god knows it wouldn't jive for everyone. I actively spend money on the Japanese PSN and I can tell you their items cost a LOT more. Spelunker alone is 2/3rd more than the US! My personal gripe is that ZERO effort was put forth for this group. It wouldn't have killed Sony to offer a completely unique 6th item which counted for the two items which could have been a theme/avatar and ONLY offered at this point in time. For those unsure how realistic that is... There are Killzone 3 avatars in the UK, there were promo avatars for the PSrewards program, etc. In the end I might not gain, but personally I mostly chat on PSN so I guess i'm not important either.
They could have been crap titles but instead they are good ones so give it a rest people. I am not complaining because i am going to pick up Dead Nation and Wipeout for free. Take that haters.
I personally I wish everyone would stop with the suggestions. Many of them are either very unreasonable or idiotic. Like someone suggesting that Sony give us life time PSN+. Yeah that makes sense. Sony giving us all a paid service for free that gives discounts for a life time ./s And the cash makes no sense. Everyone with multiple accounts will get money for every account. How is that fair? So if I have a japanese, US, Europian and chinese account that means I have more money then anyone who doesn't have them. And it is would be even worse if Sony did it with $50.00 in every account. That is $50.00 for every account you have. So stop with what could have been done and take the gift that they didn't have to give you in the first place
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