North America, here’s what you’re getting out of Sony’s PSN outage
Perhaps the biggest benefit to Sony’s three week PSN downtime is that we all have now heard of – and can correctly pronounce – Qriocity. It’s like “curiosity.” Cool!
But maybe you think you deserve some free stuff? Sony is willing to play ball. Once “services are fully restored,” eligible PS3 and PSP owners will be able to choose two from column A and two from column B.
All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever: Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever: LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, Killzone Liberation
The PlayStation Blog also says some free video rentals will be announced, plus a ridiculously large assortment of free Home items will be made available. This is all on top of the free month of PlayStation Plus, which has rightly been relegated to a secondary benefit when compared to free permanent game downloads. I don’t feel like a month tease for a pay service is much of a carrot.
As far the free games, there’s definitely some corkers on offer. Some, like Super Stardust, have been off-and-on discounts for years… but inFAMOUS and LittleBigPlanet? That’s a great grab for free. And if you already own all of the games? Sony says “too bad.”Tags: home, Infamous, littlebigplanet, outage, PlayStation Plus, PS3, psn, PSP, qriocity, Sony