The free Welcome Back package would end today, but it would normally only end at 12PM PST.
Maybe it isn't fair but there was enough time to use it so there is no reason to cry.
Welcome back package just got extended till 9am July 5th. I'm sure people will still find some way to bitch about it though.
They sure will. Even with it spelled out for them, there will be some assclown who waits until 9:01am PST, and then starts crying about it. I swear the sense of entitlement this gaming generation has drives me crazy.
They had a freaking month!
could have been on holiday, busy at work ect ect. It should have been a permanent thing
I agree with this tbh. I don't know about anywhere else in the world, but it has just been exam period for many here in Australia. So the last month has been pretty busy for many people doing exams, preparing for next semester, or beginning their holidays. I wouldn't be surprised if there were people who didn't even know about the Welcome Back package because they were too busy to play games at the time.
How can someone have ZERO time to at least REDEEM their free stuff? Not 5 minutes available in the 30 days given?
Well, if they had a holiday, they shouldn't be able to get it anyways, cause then the outage wasn't causing them problems at all!-_-
not it if went on holiday during or just after the outage..
Not a permanent thing, but at least till the end of the year imo.
Yes, a month certainly sounds like plenty of time, but you know not everyone uses their PS3 everyday. And most people certainly don't keep up with these things on the Internet. I didn't know that there was a one month time limit to redeem. If Sony had made that more clear, I would have turned my PS3 on and just redeemed before it expired, even though I haven't been playing my PS3 this past month. But I sort of assumed it was a permanent thing (because I had no reason to assume otherwise). Oh well, I blame myself, but I certainly don't see why it wouldn't be a permanent thing.
I heard the store wasn't online right away, and by the time it was I heard that password reset was sketchy, and blah blah blah. I missed the memo saying I only get a month. Oh well.
I have been gone for almost two months now! So no, it is isn't enough time for everyone. If I could redeem it on the internet that might a different story. Besides, they said July 3rd, but somehow it is the users fault for not doing it sooner? Sony even screwed up on the password recovery and not everyone has been able to recover their passwords: http://bit.ly/mMA1Dr
@ 0mi25p There's ALWAYS a way. You could contact a friend to redeem the games for you. 30 days is plenty of time. And to be honest - if people really cared for these games as any sort of compensation, they would have known about this and redeeemed them asap.
Reality is Sony failed again. They specifically said we had through July 3rd. I don't give two sh!ts what the reason is for a person not getting to it. That is their business, but a promise is a promise and Sony failed their promise! Why is it suddenly the victim's fault? Sounds like a biased opinion to me. If you go to the store and the store advertised a price for an entire week, but you came in the last day and the store told you, well we ended it yesterday, but you had the like 6 days! All your fault! Worse is when you have official Sony representatives echoing the same sentiment: http://twitter.com/#!/jeffr... Essentially, they are saying it is fine just to blatantly lie. It's a slap in the face.
@gamingdroid 1 month it was up there. It was all over twitter, it was all over N4G, it was all over the PSN STORE smack in your face. It was over on gamespot, IGN, destructoid. It was scrolling on the XMB when you turned your PS3 on. On a side note, how is it Sony's fail for you being busy and gone for 2 months? You're just complaining cause you missed out on free crap, and just venting out needless anger.
What part of it doesn't matter why I didn't get to it, did you not get? Sony promised, THROUGH July 3rd and they failed. I don't care if it was posted freaken ten years ago everywhere. Sony reneged on their promise. End of story.
@gamingdroid: Are you happy now? Wipe your tears and change your diaper. http://blog.us.playstation....
lol he'll never be happy.
Now gamingdroid showed what his true purpose was. It was to find anything to complain about as far as Sony. :p But yea, if anyone even complains now after this, they have no weight to go on.
If he spent some time on the ps3 he claims he owns and less time trolling n4g complaining or using alternate accounts to give himself bubbles he'd have his free stuff. But as you said, he'll find ANY reason to moan and whine. Especially in regard to Sony. But don't worry, he has a little more time to get his stuff. When it gets taken off, we'll see some excuse as to why he didn't get it lol
and nobody really cares what Fony does anymore
that's funny because it seems like you have "Fony" on your mind everyday.
Fony? very smart /s
and nobody really cares what onenut does anymore
I got mine... maybe you shouldn't have waited until the last second to try for yours
So....what is avalaible? =B
I was telling as many people in person to get it as possible. Surprisingly a lot of people didn't even know it was there....I found the people that don't use the PS3 online a lot or go to the store a lot waited till yesterday to get it.
"they didn't know ???" The thing was in front of your eyes in the store, it was on the ps blog , the info was relayed by several websites /blogs afterwards AND sony made at least 3 newletters about it .. what more could have been done ?? i mean ... seriously ??
I also told a lot of people that did not know about it, the UI is not very user friendly for the non hardcore so things aren't put right in you're face.
I wasn't complaining... People on sites like this fail to realize not EVERYONE in the world reads gaming news. Not everyone is interested in that PlayStation news letter.... Sony could have done a couple things. A pop up message when the update released "WELCOME BACK Be sure to get your games when the update is complete." Things like that. However the people that don't know about it, or are just learning about it probably don't care anyways. The ones actually making a fuss are just people that enjoy causing problems on the internet.
On the "What's New" tab under the time and date, for me atleast, it daily reminded me about Welcome Back. It's pretty hard to miss while you're on XMB.
@soldieroe BUt they did that .. what's new did that not to mention the message near the clock
But the welcome back info was in the java at the top of the screen ALL MONTH. It was in the "what's new" tab ALL month When you go to the store, it was advertised ALL MONTH. It was mentioned repeatedly on the Blog. I'm sorry but no. If someone missed it, it's because either they didn't care or they took the offer for granted.
heck before ps even got hacked i stopped playing so i don't really care if i don't have enough time to download the games i don't even think i changed my password through sony.
30 days. It would only take 5 minutes to log in to get the games and PS+. People are taking this too far. I think instead of moaning, some people need to get a little common sense and get over it.
The news of this was on every major news website, gaming website, PSN Store, XMB, etc. You all knew about it in some form. Saying you didn't means you either didn't care or wasn't worried. I was stuck in South Korea for a majority of the month and couldn't access online AT ALL. I still managed to make it in time when I got to Japan to download my free games. If I can do it, then there is no reason for any of you to be whining that you didn't take the 5 minutes necessary to get the games. No sympathy especially for whining children like Gamingdroid and his ilk.
Tough to all the people who missed out because they were doing "exams" or on "holiday". Please, this is your fault for not making time. I doubt any of you were on holiday for a month and compared to having a job exams are easy street and not as demanding as a 9 to 5. When you join the real world you will realise this.
lol let them have their excuses. We all knew there was going to be a few crybabies with all sorts of excuses as to why they didn't get their stuff. Maybe they shouldn't have spent so much time on N4G and actually turned on their damn systems to get their free stuff. Long story short, you had a MONTH. You knew it was there, you we're just too lazy to get it. That's what you get for looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Is the Japanese store still down? If that goes back up I wonder what's going to be given for free on that.
This is flatout funny. 30 days isn't enough time all of a sudden? And exactly how long should you have been given for something that took me almost 5 minutes? 60 days? A year? A decade? The fact that this was ending today has been all over Sony's Twitter accounts, the PlayStation.Blog, IGN, Gamespot, the PlayStation Store itself, the newsfeed on the XMB...seriously, there's no way you could have not noticed it. Please. If you missed out, you missed out. Sucks for you.
It's back up until Tuesday. Is everyone happy now? What a bunch of babies. Get on PSN and get your shit sorted out, because this time it's right there in black and white: Tuesday at 9am PST, it's DONE. Wait past that, and it's your own damned fault.
Dude, you know damn well some people here are going to have an excuse. You've been here long enough so you know EXACTLY who they are by name lol.
True. Sad, but true.
People will complain, its in our human nature... The news of the Welcome Back program was even on every social netwerk page, like Facebook, Twitter, Hyves, etc Hell, here in Holland it was on the freaking News! So, after a decade when whe are exploring the galaxy (haha) some dude will complain to a alien about this...
The funny thing is, if you go months without turning on your PS3, you probably don't ever look at the "what's new" section of the XMB. You probably don't read the news ticker. You probably never use the browser that takes you directly to the news portal. You probably never go to the PSN store. Basically, you don't deserve a welcome back if you were never there to begin with. This package is for gamers that actually use their PS3.
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