Last month, sony released the info on how they’re going to welcome players back to the Playstation Network after almost a month of downtime as a result of a relentless hacker attack. Think of it as an apology of sorts.
Today, the “Welcome Back” program is live.
In a post on the official PlayStation Blog, Susan Panico, senior director of the PSN, outlines what players will be getting:
All PSN members who had signed up before the outage (April 20, 2011) will be able to select two games for the PS3 and two games for the PSP systems.
For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section of PlayStation Store on your PSP system and select 2 titles from the following list:
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
In addition to the free games, PSN users will also get 30 free days of PlayStation Plus access, 100 virtual items in PlayStation Home, and temporary access to free movie rentals.
Now, there are some ‘problems’ with the Playstation Store at the moment because everyone and their mother is trying to download their share of free games. You’ll get error messages and you might even think that you only got 1 free game. Don’t worry, I had the same problem and I looked for a fix:
Q: I no longer have the option to choose my free Welcome Back games. What can I do?A: If you navigate away from the Welcome Back section of the store without choosing your free games or exit the store completely you may need to follow the below in order to choose and download your free games.
1.On your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable navigate to the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB
2.Log into your PlayStation Network account and choose Account Management Transaction Management Services List
3.Choose “PlayStation Network Promotions” from the list of services displayed
4.Select either “PS3 Free Games” or “PSP Free Games” and then choose “Select Content”
You will be taken to the store to choose your remaining free games.
So, what games did you choose? I picked up InFamous and Wipeout HD Fury.