With the PS Store being restored today after 43 days of downtime, Sony is now offering another completely free download to all PSN users in order to make up for the trouble.
so once i sign into the psn store, what do i do, i cant find anything free?
The freebies start tomorrow (Friday).
Ok, I tried looking around the store, and couldn't find anything either. I'll check in tomorrow.
Yup, kinda sucks, but at least everyone can now redeem all their dlc codes today.
Really? Who in their right mind could find a way to disagree with me? I turned my Ps3 on, clicked on store, it finally didn't make the beep sound that I would hear right before I got the system down message, looked for Infamous, still listed at $29.99. How can you disagree with me... I'm dying to know!
Musn't take disagrees personally, ppl (and trolls) love to press that button for the fun of it :P
don't let it bother you AAACE5, welcome to n4g cheers=]
When the free games go up, there is going to be a lot of downloading of very large files. Their probably wanting to give people a chance to download and buy all the things they wanted over the last month before the store comes to a halt while everyone is downloading their 2 free games.
question...since we're all now PS plus members for a month...and the uncharted 3 beta starts at the end of the month, does that mean we all get early access?
friday friday gotta get down on friday
I don't know if this has been asked before...but: I have already purchased all the PS3 games availible in this Welcome Back program. So does that basically mean "too bad for me" - no other alternatives? No other gifts?
wait what? im downloading the two games right now.. and already have psn plus.. its giving a lot of errors but if u just keep trying u will get them eventually they are hard to find though
Wow talk about a slap in the face. I almost thought this was a 2 month late April fools joke when I read this. "System 3 have teamed up with Sony to offer their PSOne title, James Pond 2: Codename Robocod" I guess Sony thinks its fun add insult to injury by mocking us.
they should just make everything free
Well, I think I am going to side with MostJadedGamer. I mean, Yea, Sony ain't gona give great sh*t for free but c'mon! If u wana do something, do it right. At least consider a PS2 classic! There are like hundreds of them. I mean, either don't do it or if you are planning to add something more, then do it right by not giving free CRAP 'cuz nobody gives a crap about that either and won't be REALLY thankful or rather "forgive" Sony for all the mayhem.
Thats a great 2D platformer. I remember playing that on the Amiga.
2 games + 1 months psplus free with tons of free things and games (burnout paradise and others)..it's more than ms gives you everytime your expensive xbl has a problem.
Xbox Live has also never gone down for a month. I'm just glad to finally get my LA Noire DLC
@ CRUCIALxTHREAT Thats not to say that it hasn't gone down in some way shape or form in the past or will do again. The issues that happened on PSN could happen to any of the networks. Hopefully Sony have learned to make it hader to hack, but it can still happen to any of the consoles.
James pond 2 was an awesome game. Clearly this isn't for the younger gamer but the nostalgia I'll get from playing this is priceless. Streets of rage 2 is on there 2. There's a couple of hours wasted for me for the grand price of nothing :)
So for plus members they get extended membership along with the free games,and id theft. Non plus gamers get plus free for 1 month and exactly the same option games id theft. Today they wanted to push out 2 more free games. SOME OF YOU KIDS STILL MOANING,! go ask microsoft for a free game. Some ppl never happy im just glad its back up and as for the hacking we supposed to be hit doesnt seem that way at the moment. Shame on you fools.
I dont get that either.
Hakis, I believe so.. But you can change or sell your copies of games, and get the digital ones instead, it's not like any of them would cost much anyways these days, so it's little gain, but gain still...
now atleast give sony credit they have been feeling the guolt and keep giving us free stuff. and we will get many more store updates to get it up to date till june in the next week or so now all sony has to do is announce more games for 2012-2013 and show us the 2 minute demo trailer of agent that will be WILL BE shown at e3 2011
This is bullshit I went to download my games I picked then error happened the it gave me nothing and said I used up my free games nice job Sony.if you where going region by region then why the fuck is there still so many problems.I even when to redeem codes for my games and the exact thing happened now it says the code is no longer valid.my god if you have had 2 months to get a store up and running and it's still broken then what have you been doing this whole time?Sony not good especially when e3 is coming up
Because hackers are trying to DDoS it probably that combined with a huge amount of traffic from everyone rushed on. If you you're patient and you'll get through eventually you can get your free games, but remember they are free.
right..... would like burnout paradise over here in the states
You should have bought that awesome game by now. Seriously underated in the gamer community and it is at a dirt cheap price for the whole bundle. Racing games have been a blah for me this gen. Even Midnight club failed pretty hard but burnout is the true racer for this genration of games.
@nopunctuation Totally agree. Burnout Paradise is seriously one of the best arcade racers in a long time. I have to go back to NFS Underground to find something that was even close.
... but I didn't want to pay extra for the DLC, so in the end I never got around to it.
I agree too, anyone who hasn't bought it yet seriously needs to buy The Ultimate Box- it's incredibly cheap now. The new island they introduced isn't half bad either and it's not overly expensive.
i hope its not burnout in the US, reason is i already have it. lol how about Ratchet and Clank game that EU got?
does anyone know if i will be able to download these free games without my ps3. I am and will be away from it for the next few months. I know i can access the ps store on the internet but will i beable to download(or que them) them from the store without my ps3?
Unfortunately, I don't think you can. I think the store available via PC is for PSP content only. You will need a PS3 to access the PS3 version of the store.
if true thar blows. i havent played infamous and wanted to play it.
Remote connect using a PSP.
I would have rather had Burnout
Nice to offer up another free game, however James Pond was never a series you would admit to playing let alone owning. Pass.
Pumped to play Infamous and Little Big Planet. It's like Christmas all over again.
Downloaded already loved this game back in the day :)
Awesome game, Cake,Hammer,Earth,Apple,Tap for those who know .
for people that arent planning to keep ps plus after the free month cant play this game when they arent a ps plus member anymore...
if they r offering it free its urs if its free cause of ps+ than its not urs...so many ppl get that mixed up
Is Sony deliberately trying to piss me off?
Seriously. Some of you people have your heads so far up Sony's a$$ that you would eat their sh!t if they offered it to you.
Exactly. I don't care if this garbage is free. Why would anyone want a crappy PS1 game?
am good,thanks .. i thought my ps3 was hacked, i didnt know it was my ps1..wierd (sc)
Yea, suck on that Europe with your free copy of Burnout: Paradise! (Oh wait. You mean Europe is getting it, too? Crap!!!)
they actually already have it =P
Could have been a better game. But at least its a free title.
I love how all many people do is whinge & whine about this. Sony can't just decide they'll give away Ratchet, or COD, or Unchartered or the like, they have to come to some arrangement with the developers (unless there Sony owned). The only thing to complain about is that Sony are offering these games as if they are fully freebies, but from what everyone is saying, once PS+ expires & if you don't keep paying for PS+, you lose the supposed free games. So basically your only getting a 30 or 60 day trial.
Are you an idiot? Serious question... Ratchet and Uncharted are both published by Sony and are no different than giving away LBP or Infamous.
Published by Sony, but developed by different companies, which would probably have a say in the matter, as well.
Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted are Sony Owned IPs, Ratchet is developed by a Second Party which is Insomniac and Uncharted is developed by a First Party which is Naughty Dog and the games you get for free (compensation for the time PSN was down), you get them forever, it was stated in the PlayStation Blog, now PS+ subscribers get free stuff regularly and a free game that it's blocked when they don't renew their subscription
Got Burnout Paradise, Robocod, Streets Of Rage 2 (best side scrolling beat 'em up of all time) and Magic The Gathering absolutely free, as well as the Infamous 2 demo, and that's all before the Welcome Back Package, so I'm pretty happy. Oh, and the extra 70 days added to my Playstation Plus membership doesn't hurt either, all is forgiven Sony!
dont worry. ur credit card details are being swapped over hacking websites, ur card will soon be charged with more things then games :)
Exactly, this is not for the outage, its the regular scheduled free crap if you are a PS+ subscriber. After your "free month" you will loose this title unless you continue to pay the monthly fee. So no need to complain about what game it is as its a normal thing PSN did before the outage.
Sorry Old I would have to say because you are a PS+ subscriber you are just getting the stuff now, as they stated all the free stuff is on the PS+ side of the wagon. Everyone that is not a PS+ subscriber will have to wait to get there stuff, and yes you will have to subscribe to get the stuff. And remember to cancel before the month is up, its more like the cable companies giving you "free" HBO or showtime and then you forget to cancel and they charge you. You cant get any of the "free" content unless you do the 30 day trial of PS+. Only good thing is you will be able to keep the package stuff forever, but this game you will loose if you dont continue to subscribe.
Oh right, hasn't the 30 day PS+ thing started yet? So yeah, when I say absolutely free, I mean it's part of the PS+ subscription, but it's still a nice little bundle of games for PS+ subscribers to be welcomed back to! Since I've signed up to PS+ back in November I hadn't really been that impressed with what was on offer, the Betas are good, but this is the first time I've genuinely been glad to be a PS+ subscriber.
Instead of cancelling before the month runs out, you can always turn off auto renewal. I did that when I signed up for the 90 days subscription, and I wasn't charged later for renewal.
I think I will be happy with infamous and LBP :)
Yep, I have all the initial 5 they were offering & also have owned Burnout: Paradise, but got rid of it, as I think they ruined the series by going open world. Burnout is a game that suits track based gameplay...You need a clear definitive route mapped out before you jump into this beast & start flying around at it's infamous blistering pace. Also the crash mode is missing & a huge detractor for mine, as I loved it. I actually traded the game for these reasons, although everything else was great from cars, to graphics to sound, but the fact it didn't have the track based gameplay killed it for me, & the Motorstorm series took over from last gens Burnout's, as the best, difinitive arcade racers. I actually went out & got a cheap pre-owned of Burnout Revenge for my 360 instead, as it is better than Paradise. But, I will take another 30days of Burnout: Paradise, just because sometimes after not playing a game for a while after giving it a good go, when you play it again your opinion can change on the game (unless it's Ironman or the like). So people should'nt complain & whinge about the games Sony is offering. I mean, if they truly were free & didn't expire after 30day free PSN+, then getting something like Burnout, inFamous & Dead Nation is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me...I mean everyone's whinging about all the games being old, but Dead Nation is quite a new game, & is a really awesome top down zombie shooter, & anyway, your getting them for nothing.....The only part that is to be scoffed at & is pretty crappy if Sony don't live up to there end of the bargain by allowing all PSN members to keep & play these games freely, is the 30 day rumoured expiry. These games have been touted by Sony as freebies, so they need to stick to that part, or they have falsy advertised there goodwill, & have deceived us good people that support them. I mean, I don't believe they really should have given anyone anything, as they were the ones that had there house broken into by the cyber terrorists & there safe cracked & 100's of millions of $$$ stolen...So why in hell do they really owe anybody (but PSN+ users the downtime re-issued on there account)????They don't owe free PSN users a damn thing in reality. So get over it punks, the world owes you nothing...if it were like Live & everybody had to pay for the service, then there would be cause to whinge, but it is not, it is a free service, & it is a PRIVELAGE, as opposed to a RIGHT to be able to play any game, on any system online free of charge.
i sound like grammar police but all i see from your post is a large square of text. try using paragraphs as its difficult to read your post. but i agree with most of it.
I* sound like the* grammar police,* but all I* see from your post is a large square of text. T*ry using paragraphs as it'*s difficult to read your post. B*ut I* agree with most of it. Before criticizing someone else because of their grammar, at least try to get your own right first. Also, I would like to add; PSN fucking sucks. I have had a PS3 for almost three years now, and I can hands down say that, in MY opinion, PSN is a piece of shit. Yeah, it's free, but look how far that's gotten you! It's been down for nearly 50 days, and when it finally comes back, their stupid "welcome back" program doesn't even work! I'm not going to say "Buy an xbox instead hurr durr" because that would be immature, but honestly? Don't buy the PS3 because of it's online capabilities, that's all I'm going to say.
Now rufnux is the grammar police, its what I was trying to avoid sounding like. So apologies if I sounded like that Grannyvukka. I really don't care about punctuation, capitalization, or even text lingo (obviously). Just pointed out its a tough read with that much wall of text without paragraphs. ANYWAYS in reply to the other thing rufnux said.... OK we all know it was down for 50 days. What else sucks so much about it? For a free service I think its not doing such a bad job trying to keep up with xbox live (netflix, twitter, facebook, movie rentals, etc.) Is Live better? Yes, but by a small margin, it has to be to warrant this fee they just increased and continue to charge us. Does PSN suck? Not in the least. If I didn't like Halo or Gears I would have cancelled Live awhile ago. Are you complaining about free stuff taking a few days because you lost a free service? Yes.
Erm, this is just an extra PS+ freebie, I don't think it's anything to do with PSN being down. I'm not even sure this qualifies as news.
but no free games. everyone everywhere is talking about free content going up today... what the fuck you talking bout willis!? infamous is still £21.99 on my shop! this is fail, so much fail. it really couldnt be any worse. sony have been so vague about their plans, so incompetent about keeping us informed... infact, sony have been incompetant about everything, its their incompetence that created this mess! they couldnt have made a bigger mess of this.
if they hsve been so vague, why are you expecting something exact? seriously, your just a troll or a little kid. if your so mad, get rid of ur ps3, go ahead! no one will miss you...
thats why you are mad at me and calling me a troll. the only troll is you, an ignorance troll! i am stating facts! where are my free games? nowhere to be seen! im only expecting anything because i had to scour the net for answers when i tried to access the psn and it was down! why not be mad! i didnt pay the premium price for this so called cutting edge entertainment system to be screwed out of all the services. oh well, i guess you dont care about that. ignorance troll. sony have screwed up again. but instead of complain, what do ignorant trolls like you do? smile and wait patiently, while sony continue to screw you over. fool. i dont care if i get my reply marked as trolling, its a given when you say anything remotely negative about sony. at least i speak and and get heard, unlike you, the sedated ignorant troll. and you say im immature?? sony are incompetent, its a fact proven by the last month of fail after fail. accept it!
Yu just got owned son dam "smile and wait patiently" lol