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Don't forget to download your free PS3/PSP games, available now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2011 14:41 User comments (22)

Don't forget to download your free PS3/PSP games, available now As of yesterday, Sony has made their PSN "Welcome Back" program available to all 100 million affected users, offering numerous games and services as "compensation" for the security breach.
The Welcome Back program offers users two free games (from a list), Ooblag’s Alien Casino (PSN game), free 30 day subscription to PSN+ and virtual items for PS Home.

If you are a PS3 owner, the games are:

Dead Nation
inFAMOUS
LittleBigPlanet
Super Stardust HD
Wipeout HD + Fury


If you are a PSP owner, the games are:

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
ModNation Racers
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation


To download the games, head to the PlayStation Store, "purchase" the tokens for "Free Game 1" and "Free Game 2" and then head over to the list and download the games of your choice.

If you own a PSP and a PS3 you get 4 games, simple as that.

Anyone having issues downloading? Sony has more info here: Welcome Back Program

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22 user comments

14.6.2011 15:11

How... generous(?)


"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one"

-George Bernard Shaw

24.6.2011 17:49

i don't think that giving people games that total retail of 40 bucks, won't fix the issue that they might of have lost a bunch of money due to the hacking.

34.6.2011 17:49

Got Infamous and Wipeout HD, for those wondering, Infamous was 7.05GB and Wipeout was 1.78GB


44.6.2011 18:06

And when I keep trying to get em it keeps giving an error. Even when I load the PS Store successfully; so likely too many people trying to grab it at once and its over hogging the bandwidth Sony can dish out. Something tells me they going to need to extend it passed the 30day deadline.

54.6.2011 18:09
sixbelow
Inactive

Originally posted by ehamm13:
i don't think that giving people games that total retail of 40 bucks, won't fix the issue that they might of have lost a bunch of money due to the hacking.
That's what free fraud protection from your bank is for, and don't forget the free identity protection plan Sony gave us too. I was a victim of the PSN hack, and my CC info, etc was stolen because of it. My bank gladly fixed all of it with no headache to me. Yes, this whole thing sucks, and yes, I have lost tons of respect and trust in Sony as a whole, but at least they are doing some kind of customer recovery. Is it too late for Sony to recover? Probably. Did Sony lose tons of customers and sales? Definitely. Hell, even I bought an Xbox360 after all this happened, and I have been a Playstation guy since PSone came out. It will be interesting to see if Sony will ever create a new console now after all this mess and money loss. My guess is no.

64.6.2011 18:25

I'm not signing in to that ****hole again, even for free games.

74.6.2011 20:28

Originally posted by Mysttic:
And when I keep trying to get em it keeps giving an error. Even when I load the PS Store successfully; so likely too many people trying to grab it at once and its over hogging the bandwidth Sony can dish out. Something tells me they going to need to extend it passed the 30day deadline.
There is a work around. Google is your friend. Use it. I did. I got Little Big Planet, InFamous for the PS3 and Mod Racers and Little Big Planet for my PSP! Love it!!
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84.6.2011 21:01

Quote:
here is a work around. Google is your friend. Use it. I did. I got Little Big Planet, InFamous for the PS3 and Mod Racers and Little Big Planet for my PSP! Love it!!
I got what I wanted, the only 2 games I didn't already own out of the entire offering was Wipeout HD and Dead Nation.

94.6.2011 21:10

unfortunately when I downloaded my free games they don't show up in my downloads or game folder. don't know where they are but the option to re download is not available either. and of course no customer support because of phone overload

104.6.2011 21:42

nice got my games very generous imo.

114.6.2011 22:15
...srsly?
Unverified new user

woohoo 2 crappy games woo >_>

124.6.2011 22:25

Hey its better than nothing at all, at least the actaully gave something.



134.6.2011 22:30

Correction:
"WooHoo 2 crappy OLD games that are already owned by anyone who wants them."

144.6.2011 23:27
llongtheD
Inactive

Does "purchasing" the tokens mean giving a new credit card number? As opposed to the one you had to cancel when Sony was initially hacked.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Jun 2011 @ 23:35

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

155.6.2011 1:59

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Got Infamous and Wipeout HD, for those wondering, Infamous was 7.05GB and Wipeout was 1.78GB
I got Dead Nation & inFAMOUS for PS3 plus LBP & MNR for PSP from my US account while also getting Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, LBP & Burnout Paradise for PS3 from my EU account...and I'm yet to tap others if needed, though I probably won't unless they have different items for when the HK & JP PSN comes back up.

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165.6.2011 5:03

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Correction:
"WooHoo 2 crappy OLD games that are already owned by anyone who wants them."

Your positivity is infectious!

175.6.2011 14:04

Quote:
unfortunately when I downloaded my free games they don't show up in my downloads or game folder. don't know where they are but the option to re download is not available either. and of course no customer support because of phone overload
Make sure you:

1) accept the free game from sony first *Like adding it to your wallet "should you have done that"

2) as long as the red symbol appears to show that you have purchased your free download, then if you can't dl it on the welcome back screen I have discovered that you can go into the regular PS3 downloads section and select your game through there instead of the welcome back page. I had your issue of downloading as well with Dead Nation, and that method does work so long as it shows up you purchased your desired game.

Hope this helps.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jun 2011 @ 14:04

185.6.2011 14:54

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
unfortunately when I downloaded my free games they don't show up in my downloads or game folder. don't know where they are but the option to re download is not available either. and of course no customer support because of phone overload
Make sure you:

1) accept the free game from sony first *Like adding it to your wallet "should you have done that"

2) as long as the red symbol appears to show that you have purchased your free download, then if you can't dl it on the welcome back screen I have discovered that you can go into the regular PS3 downloads section and select your game through there instead of the welcome back page. I had your issue of downloading as well with Dead Nation, and that method does work so long as it shows up you purchased your desired game.

Hope this helps.
Or do what I did when I thought I lost 1 of my downloads due to the increased traffic on the servers ~

Quote:
Due to high traffic on PlayStation Store, you may encounter error messages or issues. We advise you to check back a little later and try again.

Note: In order to download two games at no cost, you must redeem them from the “Welcome Back” category. The individual titles are still available for purchase outside of the “Welcome Back Program”

If at any point you can’t find the ‘Welcome Back Free Game 1 or 2’ products, the list of available titles or a game you’ve selected go to your XMB and ~

Select ~ PlayStation Network
Select ~ Account Management
Select ~ Transaction Management
Select ~ Services List
Select ~ SCEA Promotions to complete the process and/or find the titles you would like to choose

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jun 2011 @ 14:55

195.6.2011 17:25

...and wouldn't you know it!!! Not that I was going to partake, but my slim 120 took a power supply dump last night trying to watch a blu ray movie...

Power up, 15/20 minutes in... DUMP to dark!!! Gotta love it... Old fart hobbles off to BB for extended warranty hell...

I'm going with LG... Do they play MKVs? Sorry, wrong forum...

I'm LordRuss & I'm an Alcoh... No wait... I'm a drunk... alcoholics have to go to them meetings.


2015.6.2011 12:12

ive lost my user id and password

is there a recover option in there ?

i dont see it

2126.7.2011 9:47
mvsm
Unverified new user

tell me how to open an account in ps3.

2212.8.2011 7:47
ramos k29
Unverified new user

i love ps3 games

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