Sony detail freebies after PSN goes live

Sony have just detailed what loyal customers are to receive as an apology following the recent PSN outage. Along with a free 30 day PS+ subscription (60 days free for current subscribers), UK PS3 users will also be able to download two games from the following five options: InFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout HD/Fury, Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty and Dead Nation.

PSP users get a choice of two games from the following four choices: LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation PSP, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation. The games may be reasonably old, but they are all pretty decent, and we couldn’t imagine them handing out copies of Killzone 3, although we had had our fingers crossed.

Angry about the PSN outage? How about a free copy of LittleBigPlanet?

Current Music Unlimited subscribers also get 30 days free service, and there is talk of there being free movie rentals, and Home items as well. Sony have also announced that worried customers are also entitled to a full year of identity theft insurance for free. We think these offers are pretty good, and do help smooth over the lack of service; but will it be enough to put gamers’ trust back in Sony?

The free content will be available to download when the PSN Store comes back online, which should be before the end of the month. Sony do say that you only have 30 days to download your free games from when the offer starts, so we suggest keeping your eyes peeled. More details are available on the PlayStation Blog.

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!


  1. Madhatters13 /

    Overall, I’m very pleased with the selection of games Sony are offering as an apology/welcome back. I’m a big fan of the Ratchet and Clank series, so I will definitely be picking that up. I haven’t decided between Dead Nation and InFamous yet, so I’m going to take a look at some reviews and make my decision based on them.

    As a fairly regular PS Home user I’m also looking forward to seeing what items we will be getting. I’ve read on the US blog that they will be recieving around 100 free items, so I’m hoping for something similar for us.

    Also, it’s probably a little strange, but I can’t wait to scroll up and down my friends list and see a golden + next to everyone’s name.

    • KrazyFace /

      Yeah, that’ll be weird Hatters! I never thought of that. I JUST decided to go for the Plus trial period before the PSN went down, so I’m pretty glad we’re getting that compensation of it too. I’m also interested in what the free Home items will be, time will tell…

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