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Download Size Of The Free Welcome Back Programme Games

GM: Sony’s recently announced that every PSN user who has had an active account created before the 19th of April, the day when the company took PSN offline after being hacked, would be receiving two free games which they would be able to choose from a list of five titles. (PS3, Sony)

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Dart89  +   1714d ago
Good thing i just replaced my gb hard drive with a 500 gb hard drive.
VersusEM  +   1714d ago
hey where would I get one of those, how much would it cost, and how would I installed it because God knows I need more space, I only have 5 gigs left. I know I'm asking alot of questions sorry for that.
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Seijoru  +   1714d ago
You could find a 500 for around 50-60$ and use a youtube video for installation.
Tired  +   1714d ago
£42 for 640 gig.

easy to swap over
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1714d ago
Go on Amazon and search Ps3 Hard Drive, they will show you which ones are compatible with ps3, i would Recommended a Western digital one.
Elwenil  +   1714d ago
I get all my stuff from NewEgg or TigerDirect.
Soldierone  +   1714d ago
Just to help out. All you need is a 2.5 inch Laptop harddrive. There isn't an "official Sony Replacement" drive, like 360's.

To replace it, there is a little slat on the PS3. Its on the front of slims, and on the back of fats(if you have the fat sitting vertical its on the bottom). Just pop it off and its pretty self explanatory from that point. Obviously don't do it on carpet (static electricity) and dont touch the drives as much as possible, keep the old one in the hard drive bag so it doesn't get ruined.
X-DominusRebellis-X  +   1714d ago
Come on this isn't even freakin news! You're telling us something we already know! Who approved this crap anyways?

Hey did you know that PSN went down due to hackers last month? Maybe you can write an article about that /s
EeJLP-  +   1714d ago
If you only know how to add you may have only 5 gigs left, but it's not like you can't delete anything. Old game install data you don't play very often? Demos you haven't played in months or years? That would be an easy place to start.

There is no 'only 5 gigs left'.
vulcanproject  +   1713d ago
If sony aren't stupid they will have set up dedicated content servers and extra bandwidth for this stuff ready for when it goes live so they don't bring down the normal PSN servers.

Anyone can see that as soon as it goes up the servers are gonna be hit up for petabytes of bandwidth in the first few weeks...
AAACE5  +   1713d ago
Uhhh... Did I miss something?

It says Infamous only requires 6.88 Gb's and LBP only requires 2.21 Gb's!

I was worried because I was under the impression that these games were a lot larger.

Anyway, I have lots of space on my 250 Gb slim, so no stress on me!
RedDead  +   1713d ago
Infamous 6.8? What the hell was Blu ray for?
RedDevils  +   1713d ago
Infamous 6.8gb no wonder ps3 games were pirate like crazy, I though it be like 20gb plus lol
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Menech  +   1713d ago
Actually most games still fit quite easily inside of 7GB.

It's only games with tons of FMV's and RPG's that struggle often.
xTruthx  +   1714d ago
What he said ^^^^^^^^^^, use you tube for the installation if your not so sure about what your doing. But yeah, any 2.5 HDD will work. Don't worry if its 7200 rpm, installed one on my b/c ps3 almost over a year now and have had no problems
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gamingdroid  +   1714d ago
For those that re-activated their account on PSN. What the heck do you do if you don't have access to your PS3?
pixelsword  +   1714d ago
good question... I guess you can either wait until you have access, or try to login online, and see if they will e-mail you further instructions.
Quagmire  +   1714d ago
Question for anyone who can help.

Ive played Infamous on Disc and Ive still got the save as well as most of the trophies. I no longer have the disc, however, If i am to download the game from the store, will the saves/trophy progression still be compatible with the downloaded game? Or will I have to start from scratch?
agentace  +   1713d ago
yeah it will work. its what i did with lbp, got free download from ps+
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IGAMEHARD  +   1713d ago
dumb article
ainsz  +   1713d ago
Please explain
mastemikegee  +   1713d ago
Installed a 500gb HDD?
Me too :) No more install worries...
Tired  +   1714d ago
LIES! LBP is 2 gig, nowhere near 8. Media Molecule stripped it down when it was first introduced to the plus package.
cyborg  +   1714d ago
I've corrected it. Can you tell me the exact size of the download?
Tired  +   1714d ago
2216 MB
MakiManPR  +   1714d ago
InFamous – 6.88 GB?

Are u sure? wow this will takes years here
NewZealander  +   1714d ago
oh thank god for that, i was expecting to download about 8GB for LBP, nice to know it wont take all day to download now:)
Quagmire  +   1714d ago
Agreed, especially with NZ's crappy net plans and speeds
NewZealander  +   1713d ago
yeah nz speeds aint too flash, but i still get around a GB per hour so it could be worse, at least it aint telecoms crap speeds.
MonkJammas  +   1714d ago
Hopefully store is up soon. Need to play through inFamous in time for the second one.
OcelotRigz  +   1714d ago
Same here, never finished the 1st one and want to before InFamous 2 hits.

Handy information, thought InFamous would be bigger, glad its on 6GB.
Have all the others already though.
RedDevils  +   1713d ago
never play the first one so this will be a treat :P
psb  +   1714d ago
all of these games already, so it's useless for me. Can't belief Sony hasn't come up with a plan for those who already own these titles. Atleast an extra month of PS Plus would have been nice.
waltyftm  +   1714d ago
Unlcky. I myself found it very interesting and will be downloading InFamous and Wipeout.
mastiffchild  +   1714d ago
You get an extra month of PS+,what you on about? If you sub you get extra. Also, you get an extra of something you would otherwise have paid for unlike non plus users who probably won't even use it or they'd already subscribe. So you ARE getting something you want free from Sony. I've got all the PSP games on offer and have played four of the five games too-only DN is a virgin to me and the free Plus is no use to me or I'd be a subber already.

Seriously, anything on top of your lost days(which they're giving you and SOE subscribers too)is a massive bonus really. Stop whining cos you were a tad unlucky and think yourself fortunate, in the first place, to have been able to afford the games anyway. Moaning about freebies when you actually get something you want is beyond me really.
Pintheshadows  +   1714d ago
Seriously? I thought this had been discussed. Just trade LBP and Infamous and download the free versions. That is a win win situation.
VersusEM  +   1714d ago
Can't wait to get Wipeout HD, & Super Stardust HD, been waiting to get those games for a while. I already have Infamous and LBP, and on my European Account, I get Dead Nation and Ratchet and Clank:Quest for Booty.

Can't wait to get all of this plus Outland.
beavis4play  +   1714d ago
SSHD is a blast! if i start playing - i can go for a couple hours.
Derekvinyard13  +   1714d ago
whens ps store coming back??? to dam long
Lirky  +   1714d ago
it said : "Keep in mind that these games will only remain free to download for 30 days from the day the PS Store comes back online, so make sure you do it before that period expires".

so for 30days itll remain free im confused about whats going on.
PirateThom  +   1714d ago
Once the store is up, they'll only be free for 30 days to download. Once you download, they're yours.
AutoCad  +   1714d ago
$35 500gb FTW!!
vegetassj51  +   1714d ago
where did u get that at man.
AutoCad  +   1712d ago
amazon ...
it was marked down to 55 bucks awhile ago but had 20 dollar credit from buying a game.
Gamerfans  +   1714d ago
Where at Autocad?
smoothdude  +   1714d ago
Well I hope that they also offer some deep discounts on some good games for everyone on PSN+. I don't care if I have to pay, but please give some good discounts once the store comes back online.
Jack-H  +   1714d ago
D*mn.. Now I need to find 6 gigs worth of crap to delete. At least I have time to think it through though. :)
beavis4play  +   1714d ago
yea,yea.....the freebies are nice........but WHEN is the store coming back!!!???
Jack-H  +   1714d ago
The PSN is on a need to know basis. Us as users don't need to know... *sigh*
blu3print  +   1714d ago
I have the inFamous 1hr trial still on my hdd from when I had Plus, I'm wondering when I choose that as my free game if I'd have to download it again or if I'd just get the unlock key.
pcz  +   1714d ago
with my pseudo broadband/dial up connection i will need 30 days to download such gigantic files! shit!

why dont sony just send out discs. it seems no matter what, someone somewhere somehow will get screwed in this welcome back plan.

sony havent thought about everyone, they have just devised a plan and hoped it will satisfy all.

sucks really.

with my connection i wont be included in this welcome back programme. my connection will time out for sure with that significant amount of data.

bwazy  +   1714d ago
Not Sony's fault that your connection is a pos. Upgrade your isp's service.
GarandShooter  +   1714d ago
Sucks to be you, I guess. o_O

By the way, with that connection, what exactly did you miss out on when PSN was down? Not being able to lag out other people's matches for 25 days?

Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

I'm not getting much either. Already own everything except Wipeout expansion. No sour grapes here, though. Just happy PSN is back and happy for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play these great games.
pcz  +   1714d ago
lmao you will be surprised but i can and have played many games online with my sub standard connection. i have had many marvel v capcom 3 games with no problems. no timeouts, lags etc.

i have downloaded mortal kombat demo, flower demo, and other demos. but that is where the problem seems to be with my connection- download lots of data all at once and i keep losing connection.

those demos i mentioned were of reasonable sizes. we are talking MBs. even then i had to attempt some of those several times before they completed the entire download without a break in connection.

so a game in 8gb in size is totally out of the question. i will need about 3months to download just one of those games!

i would love to be able to have infamous and lbp for free... but with my connection, im stuffed.

@maddfoxx. if sony are going out of their way to compensate people, they should go all the way. its not a normal service to offer an 8gb download is it? psn games are usually a lot smaller than that, right? hence why they usually put these games on disc, because games of such size would fill up your hd in no time.

and yes i do deserve the games thank you very much! even if i dont download full games on psn, i still sample demos, still use it to download redeemable content and i still use other online services like home! so just like you and everybody else, i was going without what i would usually be enjoying over the last month or so.

if i can download the games over the course of a few sittings, that will be fine, if not a bit inconvenient. hope it works.
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maddfoxx  +   1714d ago
There is no way Sony can please everyone. Do you really expect them to pay for all the materials to package and the postage to ship millions of games? that is very unreasonable.

If you download the game in "background" and your connection times out, you'll be able to resume until you finish. Even after the 30 days you can still continue to download, because the game will be saved in your download history. Doesn't really sound like you deserve the free games since you didn't have the connection to support PSN in the first place.
maddfoxx  +   1714d ago

"if sony are going out of their way to compensate people, they should go all the way."

Its not reasonable in the least.

"its not a normal service to offer an 8gb download is it?"

There are games on PSN that go well over 8gb. I can understand why you are upset, but everyone knows you need a high speed connection for services like this. I will admit that downloads over PSN take a lot longer than those on the 360. . . can anyone explain why?

"if i can download the games over the course of a few sittings, that will be fine, if not a bit inconvenient. hope it works. "

This should work and eventually you'll have the whole thing downloaded. I had to do this while downloading Siren: Blood Curse episodes (over 9gbs). It can be very annoying though.
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insomnium2  +   1713d ago
It does not take longer to DL stuff from PSN than it does from XBL. What the hell are you talking about. Here in europe I get a full bandwidth from PSN. I have a 12MB connection and I dl stuff with well over 1mb/second speed. This joke you are spreading is so old it canNOT be funny anymore.....
Dark_Overlord  +   1714d ago
I'd recommend adding them to download, then when they start, cancel them. That way it'll still be on your previously downloaded list, so if in future you get a better connection, you could download them then.
limewax  +   1713d ago
It Doesn't matter if your connection breaks, it wont lose the data it had downloaded, just reconnect and it will start from the same percentage, you will get 2 games in a month easily trust me, Honestly I could get more data than that in a month on dial-up
ThanatosDMC  +   1713d ago
Get Comcast. I'm got the 20mbps plan promo for internet only for 12months. It's $39.99 + $7 for renting their modem + tax. Goes back to $59.99 after the 12 months is over. It's really fast. 9gb+ game on steam only took an hour and thirty minutes for me to download.
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blackblades  +   1714d ago
I just need a external hdd to back up replace the 120gb with my 320gb cause I got like 10gb left on mines. Guess I gotta delete more stuff then.
maddfoxx  +   1714d ago
External hdd are really cheap now. You can buy a 1 Tb seagate drive for around 75 bucks now.
blackblades  +   1713d ago
Where I'm at 1TB is over $100 and 500 is $75 or higher.
wray77  +   1714d ago
So, if I bought a ps3 during the outage I won't get these games? Now that's customer service. So glad I found one in the recycling bin.
LoneWanderer09  +   1714d ago
Am getting LittleBigPlanet, i already played the game and got most of the trophies, but i borrowed the game from a cousin.

Dead Nation is my second choice everything else on the list i played already.
Sevir04  +   1714d ago
I currently loaned out my copy of infamous to my friend so I'll be downloading infamous on Tuesday when the store comes up. and ill also buy outland
MoreRPG  +   1714d ago
so if i have more than one account on my ps3 can i download different games with each account???
xVeZx  +   1714d ago
i was just about to write this...
Jack-H  +   1714d ago
Would be pretty key man, especially since I haven't played any of the games. Aside from the inFAMOUS demo.
f789790  +   1713d ago
My brother doesn't care what he gets so I'm using his account. 4 free games!
shreeveera  +   1714d ago
Can i download Quest for booty from EU Store account and Dead nation from US Store account.Somebody please help me.
Is it possible download through multiple accounts.

What games has Sony announced free for Japanese PSN Store?
Dark_Overlord  +   1714d ago
The accounts will only allow you to access the store they were intended for (i.e EU acc = EU store) however if you have say 1 EU acc, 1 US acc and 1 Jap acc on your PS3, you can use each one to take 2 games from each store.

And if you have say 3 EU acc's, you could use each one to get 2 games, and get them all off the EU PSN :)
dragunrising  +   1714d ago
Are we able to re-download the chosen games in the future if in the event our harddrive becomes corrupted?
Dark_Overlord  +   1714d ago
Yes, just go into your previously downloaded list :)
f789790  +   1713d ago
It's a pain though when you download a ton of demos. I wish they would remove them from the list. My download list has at least 200 things in it and I've probably bought 20 games/dlc.
subtenko  +   1713d ago
Dead Nation is 1.2 GB!?!? So whats the exact gamefile size or is it the same as the download file size? I didnt expect Deadnation to be that much. I have burn zombie burn with PS+ and that is 500mb-700mb gamefile size
Cruel_Aib  +   1713d ago
yamzilla  +   1713d ago
anyone know if we will get free dlc for warhawk, i heard someone on n4g say that as a psn+ member all the warhawk dlc was free

anyone confirm or deny this or other sweet game dlc that will be free with psn+ ???
typeN8  +   1713d ago
Idk but i know some of the dlc was free at some point
typeN8  +   1713d ago
Im gettin sshd and wipeout..imfamous looks good but i just called gameatop and you can get in there for 20 bucks. Plus you cand get sshd on disc and wipeout i think you can get a hardcopy but why...peace hope everyone gets what they want
blakstarz  +   1713d ago
I just wanna know when is the PSN Store gonna be back online so I can get the free games.
dingledodie77  +   1713d ago
Well, that rules out inFamous for me. My home broadband is 10Gb a month with four other people using it, and the parents refuse to upgrade.

These downloads will have to be a covert operation.
-Gespenst-  +   1713d ago
Not gonna be gettin Infamous so. I wish they could maybe break up the Infamous download into several parts. That would make it easier for those of us with harsh download limits.
Rahim92  +   1713d ago
Infamous is only 6GB ?

I thought that most PS3 exclusives were no less than 20gb ?
jay2  +   1713d ago
OMG SERIOUSLY! come on, who hear still has a 20/60GB harddrive in their PS3?
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