Some PSN Services To Resume This Week With a 'Welcome Back' Appreciation Program
Written Tuesday, May 03, 2011 By Richard Walker
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After weeks of damage control from Sony following credit card details and personal information being compromised, potentially affecting millions of PSN users, Sony Computer Entertainment has declared that it will begin a "phased global rollout of services" by region, with enhanced system security "to provide greater protection of personal information".

PSN was hastily turned off after Sony discovered a cyber-attack on its data centre in San Diego, California. Now, having conducted extensive tests to verify the security strength of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, a phased rollout of the services is set to begin soon. According to a press release from SCE, the initial phase of the rollout will include, but is not limited to, the following:

• Restoration of Online gameplay across the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems
• This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
• Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
• Access to account management and password reset
• Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
• PlayStation Home
• Friends List
• Chat Functionality

“This criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only on our consumers, but our entire industry. These illegal attacks obviously highlight the widespread problem with cyber-security. We take the security of our consumers’ information very seriously and are committed to helping our consumers protect their personal data. In addition, the organisation has worked around the clock to bring these services back online, and are doing so only after we had verified increased levels of security across our networks,” said SCE Executive Deputy President, Kaz Hirai. “Our global audience of PlayStation Network and Qriocity consumers was disrupted. We have learned lessons along the way about the valued relationship with our consumers, and to that end, we will be launching a customer appreciation program for registered consumers as a way of expressing our gratitude for their loyalty during this network downtime, as we work even harder to restore and regain their trust in us and our services.”

As such, Sony is offering a 'Welcome Back' Appreciation Program, which will give PSN members the chance to claim the following perks once the service is back up and running:

• Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.
• All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
• Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.

Additional 'Welcome Back' items and content will also be offered in the coming weeks, as PSN gets back on its feet. For further reading on the situation, visit the US PS Blog or EU PS Blog.

[Via PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by Jimbo76
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:16:15 AM
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This is great news. and we get 30 days of plus! Thank you Sony.

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Comment #2 by Javi479
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:16:44 AM
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Nice free stuff but still no actual date when its back on

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Comment #3 by DrakeHellsing
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:17:28 AM
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I have my fingers crossed for a free download of either Scott Pilgrim or Plants vs Zombies for New Zealand. Either that, or free add-on content for Red Dead Redemption that one would otherwise pay for.

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Comment #4 by XWafty CrankerX
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:19:58 AM
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one question about the free plus

wont it expire all the conent after the month?

Im already a plus member so it wont effect me

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Comment #5 by M-Easy
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:20:18 AM
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Wow that was a real flame bait opening run-on sentence with misinformation.

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Comment #6 by Jimbo76
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:21:15 AM
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@4 it will affect you, you get 30 days after your current subscription expires.

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Comment #7 by WINAS3
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:22:04 AM
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Watch the server crash due to millions of users syncing trophies @ the same time lol jk i'd laugh though.
But thats all very good to hear.
Looking forward to playing some MK online again.

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Comment #8 by M09_Lord-of-War
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:22:53 AM
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That's nice we get stuff, but unless the playstation plus stuff stays active if we don't subscribe after the free 30 days, its abit pointless

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Comment #9 by BlindWolf
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:25:05 AM
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this was up on IGN sunday, suprized it took this long to be posted here really.
I heard aswell that UK will be back online tomorrow?
bet a fair few cod players can relax now

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Comment #10 by jamie9000000
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:25:26 AM
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great news :D

hoping the free download wont be a DLC of a game you don't own,

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Comment #11 by MgtgrA
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:30:09 AM
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Or a DLC that you have...

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Comment #12 by westoextreme
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:33:29 AM
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I was thinking about getting plus but now it's like I'm getting a months trial run. This is awesome. On another note when the Wii made its internet free it gave everyone a free game of their choice from a limited selection so I was thinking Sony would do Something similar.

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Comment #13 by eburkulosis
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:35:50 AM
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So it looks like when PSN is back up - PS Store WILL NOT be back that what I'm reading?

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Comment #14 by wS IRapture
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:37:31 AM
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so i now have 8 months left of plus. Nice!

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Comment #15 by mysticmosh
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:40:49 AM
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the store will follow later in the month according to Sony.

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Comment #16 by KamiAmaya
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:41:34 AM
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@13 I think I read another article that seemed to hint at the PSN Store not being up until way later in the month. If that's true, that sucks, but I need to use my cash for other things this month anyways lol

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Comment #17 by FatalKrouzer
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:42:28 AM
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It better be a selection of games and we can choose 3 of them.

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Comment #18 by Badcompany87
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:48:20 AM
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a date of when the psn will be back up would be fucking nice instead of us always checking ourselves. i just want to play online again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #19 by M4NCH3ST3RUTD
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:48:50 AM
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I have to wait until next november to get my free 30 days lol also if the store doesn't come back on until end of the month then that's amonth ps+ has missed out on so really that free 30days is to make up for this month.

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Comment #20 by dustbustautd
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:56:14 AM
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@4 I never even thought of that. Hopefully they figure that out and change the stuff that's out in everyones free month or people are going to flip

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Comment #21 by kingdomkiller3
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:08:11 AM
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i already have ps+ but an extra 30 days thank you. And can wait to try the music stuff and thats free to thank you sony you are the best.

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Comment #22 by MrT2
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:11:52 AM
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Well, I can't wait to see how long it'll take to download the compulsory system update at the same time as the other 30 million people who want it... It's slow enough to get game patches downloaded when they've just been released!

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Comment #23 by Pabs_85
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:14:14 AM
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great... 30 days free 'plus' then they hope we will continue with plus and pay £££ after all this! :| what a joke.

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Comment #24 by wottagunn
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:16:02 AM
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What about trophies? Will we be able to sync and view our trophies as per normal?

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Comment #25 by Bulldog1993
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:18:27 AM
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Playstation Plus is nice for a free 30 day trial. To bad I lose any free games that are purchased off of it though.Since I won't renew the subscription after this expires I can test out the free games almost like a rental.

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Comment #26 by Bulldog1993
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:19:37 AM
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@24 Yes you will , Sony has said they will be intact as soon as you change your pass. and sign in on your Ps3.

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Comment #27 by Razorhoof78
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:22:15 AM
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@24 - yes, your trophies will sync normally and your friends list will still be there. Still think this deal is no good - Qriocity is pointless & PS+ content will lock after the free 30 days, requiring a subscription to use. I wouldn't be surprised if the free "content" turned out to be a dynamic theme.

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Comment #28 by Brody77
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:24:52 AM
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Article on the BBC Website states that anyone who is a PS+ subscriber will get the 30 days along with additional days that the service has been down. So no one will lose out.

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Comment #29 by As I Lay Dying
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:24:56 AM
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You only lose selected Playstation + content if you dont re-subscribe, not everything.

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Comment #30 by kdogg2010
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:55:40 AM
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I hope the free content is good cause the PS+ is a marketing scheme. I never got upset about the outage, just kept playing my games but this actually upsets me that Sony is taking the outage as a chance to pimp PS+ to users. Also everyone make sure when you use that free 30 days that you dint get roped into an automatic renewal if you aren't interested in continuing. Also there is a good chance taking advantage of the free content will exclude you from the class action lawsuit if you decided to take part.

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Comment #31 by RANDOM BAPTIZER
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:58:55 AM
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they said it would be uptoday but its not

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Comment #32 by eddieedwards
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:04:56 AM
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when the free 30day trail ends u will lose access to the free games but u will get to keep everything else from free DLC, themes, Beta and any discounted products you may of bought.

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Comment #33 by wottagunn
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:11:03 AM
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@26 & 27 - thanks guys!

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Comment #34 by sdg657
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:11:04 AM
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With PS+, is it only the main game that expires? or everything?

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Comment #35 by Nistelroy78
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:20:46 AM
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Remember all you non PS plus subscribers who get 30 days for free, you wouldnt probaly dont have any advantage of it , if the PS store isnt going to be online before end of may .. but its a hidden adjenta in this because are sony just getting 1 million more annual subscribers on this they get there money back fast ... because online save isnt availble after the 30 days if you dont subscribe, an your PSplus free games isnt possible to play after this.

and my subscription is ending december next year in stead of november so for me its not a "plus" but lets hope when all the Freeloaders PS plus subscribtion is over, people who allready got the subscribtion before this happen are getting the Socom or Killzone 3 there have been romours about.

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Comment #36 by DirtyRottenIrish
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:37:27 AM
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wow u mean they are going to give me stuff i already have bs i bout six mo dc online and one year ps plus already wheres the upside for ppl like me

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Comment #37 by kratosvader
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:40:59 AM
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Will this affect our trophy collection???
Because i don't want to lose all 700+ of them

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Comment #38 by DirtyRottenIrish
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:45:57 AM
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probly not dude

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Comment #39 by maddodd1882
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:46:42 AM
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Personally i think this is a bonus,i mean, we dont pay for psn, playstation shut the service down for our own protection againt the f**kin deusche hackers, in reality they only have to boot the network back up but on top of that their giving us a taste of something i was kinda interested in anyways, i dont really care if i lose it after a month as ill probably be done with the content after a couple of weeks, we need to remember sony lost alot from this whole shabang yet they still giv us +, i'm just glad i havent paid for the service like xblive, i already pay for my internet an my games i dont wana pay for online gaming, even the wii offers a free service. it is what it is, you bought a ps3 over an xbox an if ur not happy go an trade instead of moanin all the god damn time

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Comment #40 by Angormatore
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:01:34 AM
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wow someones a little cocky.. u don't get anything now... just be happy its coming back.. i was starting to doubt it all together.. and @37 i hope not too lol..2100+ with 36 plats.. they better not... id die before getting the mirrors edge plat again lmao good thing i waited to get my GTA4 plat. lol

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Comment #41 by ratchet232
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:18:46 AM
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if my trophys are fucked up im gona fuck sony up (*angry face*)

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Comment #42 by dum-dee-dum
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:22:43 AM
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Not just 30 days guys : "SOE will grant customers 30 days of additional time on their subscriptions, in addition to compensating them one day for each day the system is down." /from

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Comment #43 by Gerg0061
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:28:35 AM
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Question: Are you guys and gals going to log back in as soon as PSN is back online? I myself am strongly leaning toward waiting a week or so to see if there are any complaints of performance or security after it comes back online. These hackers are smart. Maybe they planted some sort of code or something that can't affect you unless you are logged in? I am not the most tech savvy guy out there so i dont know if that is even possible, but i will choose to err on the side of caution.

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Comment #44 by Donkey-er
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:58:59 AM
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nice free stuff + 30 days free PS+, thats a nice sorry from Sony;)

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Comment #45 by SandeProElite
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:00:43 AM
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@43 It would be smartest to log in ASAP and change your pass so noone can log in before you.

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Comment #46 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:04:08 AM
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Will it be made clear which content we will no longer be able to access after the 30 days of PS+ has expired? Cause I don't wanna download a load of free stuff only for it not to be available 30 days later.

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Comment #47 by Master K
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:21:23 AM
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im gonna by a lot of games

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Comment #48 by Vegetano1
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:24:05 AM
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Its just turning into a big commerce stunt,..

Anyway,. its free,..

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Comment #49 by Vegetano1
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:24:29 AM
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I want free DLC to choose from,...

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Comment #50 by sanderi94
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:42:42 AM
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NO DLC cuz it's not fair, it's not possible that everyone has the game which the DLC is supposed to be. For example, i dont have Cod: BO (and never gonna have, h8 games like COD's) and Sony gives free map packs for it. So, i have no need for 'em. Fair game, please.

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Comment #51 by ObsidianEagle
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:46:59 AM
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so annoying, i don't WANT PS+ membership, it locks you out of your content when it ends.

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Comment #52 by ezkimo00
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:54:08 AM
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if we get free psn + for a month and ps store comes back for like after a month... then i'll have to ask wtf

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Comment #53 by Evolution
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:04:53 AM
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Back within a week? yeah, but that'll probably be a region at a time. Guess we still have a bit more of a wait yet...

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Comment #54 by Malibu_Barbie
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:09:16 AM
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I'm sure that it wouldn't be any dlc for a retail game. It will most likely be a psn store game with possibly any dlc that is for it, and even more likely is that it will be a game that was due to release during this time that the psn has been down. That way no one has the game and they can keep the option simple for them.

But, if it was the new DLC for black ops I wouldn't complain, the online is great and the new zombie thing looks to be one of the best thus far.

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Comment #55 by Frylock
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:11:46 AM
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@50 Your way wrong. They do not give COD map packs for free. So you have no idea what your talking about.

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Comment #56 by Takk_For_Maten
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:15:12 AM
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Well a free trial of PS+ and that music thing can't be too bad. I've just been backlogging my singleplayer games while it has been down which has been nice to get some old games up to 100%. So it looks like it's been pretty positive all in all for me unless someone has got my credicard details, that would suck. But now I'm pretty much done with the 5-6 singleplayer games I had left so can't wait for it to get back up though.

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Comment #57 by Tweek141
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:46:14 AM
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Man I never knew how much online was holding me back from getting some Platinums. It's only been down a week and a bit and I nabbed 4 plats in that time. I'm impressed with myself.

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Comment #58 by Reirid
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:47:51 AM
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Psn+ and no ps store? Awesome. Can't play MK online without the online pass -.-

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Comment #59 by sanderi94
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:51:08 AM
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#55 Haha. It was an example. Looks like you dont have idea what u are talking about.
Read first before saying anything.

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Comment #60 by eLefAdEr
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 11:56:19 AM
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IMO, this cheapens the PS+ subscription.

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Comment #61 by pinhas23
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:03:44 PM
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CoD map packs for free? that just cant be true because CoD sells A LOT!they want to get our trust again so i trully believe they will give some nice stuff to the players like full games from psn even if they take them after one month.

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Comment #62 by Roosky1
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 12:21:13 PM
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People that are saying that we're gonna get free DLC for retail games are stupid. Sony can't just give out free DLC as they please, they have to get permission from the company that makes the game (e.g You wont get CoD Map Packs because Activision are greedy as hell and they'd lose about $15million from PS3 users if they were to give maps out for free)

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Comment #63 by GMC214
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 01:30:59 PM
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Just wonderin,
If I were to save my game saves to cloud in my free month on ps+, then don't carry it on & horror of horrors, somewhere down the line I get ylod so resubscribed, wud my saves still be available to me?
Anyone know?
Thanks dudes.

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Comment #64 by Double Rainbow
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 01:35:53 PM
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My guess is it will be some sort of old game(s) given for free. Probably a crap game like Puzzle Quest or something. I'll be surprised if its something worth while, but I'm not going to get my hopes up!

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Comment #65 by Takk_For_Maten
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 02:10:34 PM
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@63 - GMC214

I was thiinking the same thing, I'm gonna give it a shot and cross my fingers ;)

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Comment #66 by MrT2
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 02:18:47 PM
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@63/65 They're normally stored for 6 months after the PS+ subscription ends, not sure if it'd be the same for this free period, since no doubt it'll be used a fair bit.

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Comment #67 by 360ASSASSIN
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 02:22:08 PM
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30 free plus is ok but i decided im not buying any ps3 games unless there exculsives or very cheap il be remove my credit card details and il be sticking to xboxlive and achievements......

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Comment #68 by 360ASSASSIN
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 02:24:16 PM
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i think sony will give there games free in anything but plus games are normally not very good why im on xboxlive and psn

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Comment #69 by StAnger1619
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 03:17:51 PM
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jesus christ, there's no pleasing any of you!
I think a month of PS Plus anda free game is MORE than enough as an apology for something THEY DIDN'T DO THEMSELVES. Remember, this was due to hackers, Sony didn't all of a sudden think "ok, let's piss off our consumer base by shutting down the PSN"
You're given an inch, and you take a mile. Be grateful you assholes.

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Comment #70 by awsome persin
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 03:36:35 PM
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what about the date isnt it suposed to come out 2day its 130 in the afternoon and its still not on

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Comment #71 by lucashp
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 03:50:33 PM
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@69 I agree, Also i like your posting number. Epic timing.

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Comment #72 by Two-Faced Joker
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 04:07:50 PM
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For the people that already have's just making up for time wasted on our current subscription. Someone not having plus benefits more than someone who already has it, we should of gotten reinbursed with the days no matter what being that we PAID for it. So I think if anything current plus users should get something else too, just saying.

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Comment #73 by ChuckT
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 04:10:09 PM
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I could give 2 shits less about any free stuff, I didnt expect it in the first place but can understand why they are doing it. I just want a date and an update everyday even if nothing new is said for the most part. The people in the communication department and HR/PR probably dont have any other purpose then to communicate with the Public and Consumers. Maybe they should have a HR/PR The Tester Type show.

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Comment #74 by Staman
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 04:40:32 PM
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@69 Blesses wise man

I wish more people were not so stupid to blame it on Sony .
By some of us it was always playstation above everything ...

And now that Sony has a struggle gonna let them fall .

Man would you be treated like that ...think about that ..

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Comment #75 by jvaferreira
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 04:41:07 PM
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This might be a stupid question but, will we receive the PS+ before or after the PS Store opens?

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Comment #76 by OktaBuo
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 05:02:55 PM
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That doesn't sound like a very good deal. I'm a PS+ subscriber, and I'll basically be getting two free weeks. They say it's a month, but the PSN has been down (not their fault) has been down for almost 2 weeks. I paid for those 2 weeks with my subscription, and so an extra month is really an extra 2 weeks because of the time I lost. That being said I'm just glad the PSN is coming back soon!

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Comment #77 by aaron123111
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 05:03:59 PM
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Thankyou sony, wasn't expecting this but I appreciate it :). I wasn't angry that u took down psn, u did it for us. And yeah u got hacked into. But so has so many other big companies!! Has everyone forgot wen the government computers were hacked into with all info stolen, no 1 was mad about that. Shows how much of losers some people are coz they can't play online.

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Comment #78 by Giantllama
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 05:34:19 PM
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Go Go Netflix!

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Comment #79 by Arcane Paradise
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:21:57 PM
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I wasnt bothered by the shutdown at first, but now that there is some things I want to get, like episode III of Back To The Future, I'm starting to get annoyed, I know its not Sonys fault, but damn this sucks.

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Comment #80 by Dipsy
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:35:25 PM
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I'm already a PSN+ subscriber and i live in Canada so yeah... i pretty much don't get anything good from this...(unless Canadians can now access Music Unlimited?)

Oh well, at least PSN is back up and i don't need to read about people bashing SONY or how they can't play black ops (which is the real treat during all this)

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Comment #81 by 360ASSASSIN
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:55:50 PM
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Comment #82 by westoextreme
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:33:57 PM
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Still no psn in PA.

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Comment #83 by WeaponXI000
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:56:10 PM
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I'm thankful and all but service ain't on yet. What gives?

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Comment #84 by bmxnick76
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:08:08 PM
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Well I guess its better then nothing! but geez, thats $4.16 value that they are giving away to each of us. I think its kind of weak. If you dont have plus, your going to lose those free games in a month anyway.

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Comment #85 by evilphil666
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:17:54 PM
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So let me get this straight... Sony has 70 million accounts hacked and they can only say " I'm sorry " by baiting the same 70 million people into " trying " the PLUS SERVICE for FREE for a whopping 30 days... After that, some will SUBSCRIBE and make SONY a TON of cash... NICE TRY SONY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 30 days doesn't really mean anything and it won't even cost you a dime to allow people to access the PLUS network for that time period... WAY TO STALK YOUR PREY!! THIS ENTIRE NETWORK CRASH HAS BECOME THE BIGGEST JOKE SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THIS GREAT SYSTEM !

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Comment #86 by Zombie Trophy
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:24:45 PM
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@84 & 85 & Anyone who agrees with them:

Please scroll up a bit and read comment #69, thanks.

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Comment #87 by Deeznuts007
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 08:49:50 PM
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yo yall should be luck there giving us anything because they really dont have to give us shyt because the psn is free so we get what we pay for so what ps+ is free for 30 days u only lose the free games u dont lost the game u get a discount on so y cry about it

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Comment #88 by Angormatore
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:35:54 PM
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Comment #89 by Angormatore
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 09:36:29 PM
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I MEANT 85 NOT 86 MY BAD!!!!!

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Comment #90 by KindredCampbell
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:06:04 PM
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WTF !! Japan gets there service online and U.K tommorow,,,,we dont ,,, come the hell on, restore the dam thing already you lazy Sony f@cks!!!!!!

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Comment #91 by Redemption1209
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 10:30:47 PM
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For me i don't care i don't even play online games very often but the 30 day free to plus will be awesome lot's of free stuff

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Comment #92 by darkrealm
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:21:29 AM
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ummm is the psn still coming up when SOE just got hacked yesterday?

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Comment #93 by bmxnick76
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 01:05:25 AM
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@86 like the first thing I said "it's better then nothing".

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Comment #94 by aaron123111
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 01:23:21 AM
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#90 the UK never get anything first and I live there btw. So does it really matter, plus its us who's gonna have to deal with not working properly psn, ull probs get the fully working 1

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Comment #95 by alberick
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 02:50:02 AM
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@90. japan isnt online and so is US and Europe. Goddamn sony fags, really losing patience now

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Comment #96 by Vegetano1
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 03:12:15 AM
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@69 its sony who didn't secure ouwer privte stuff,. you dumb!
There wil always be hackers and IMO Sony is the one not being fair,.

and this is just a commerce stunt,.. don't you know how this works,. giving 1 month free PSN+ might as well be a coupon when the PSN wasn't hacked,.. its all just good publicity,.. won't cost Sony anything they prob end up with more PSN+ subcribers,...

Free DLC at choice would really be something i need,.. but thats just to $$$ as always,..

don't get me wrong i like me PS3 :) and i do buy stuff on the PSN but only whot i really want,..

as for the hackers,.. keep it up,.. a big company like Sony with a nice console doesn't mean they are fair.

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Comment #97 by Crash_Torugashu
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 03:23:36 AM
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I think the PS+ freebie is just a wasted "gift" with the stores still being down for how much longer we wont even be able to access that content in which we were intended to get. It was a nice gesture but an otherwise wasted one for people who have no intention of signing up for PS+ and ultimatlly had their credit card info hacked because of this ordeal. Though being a PS+ member would be "cool" I cant say it will be an ongoing commitment that I'll make with Sony only because things like this have shown up even after the "enhanced service" I am excited to get back online with MK but aside from that I dont see myself pursuing Sony's gifts anymore then I have too.

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Comment #98 by Crash_Torugashu
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 03:35:21 AM
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As for the people who argue about "Its not Sony's fault" they were asking for this, I've heard alot of rumours but the one that sticks out like a sore thumb is that the hacking group Annonymous(is that how its spelt I'm tired as shit) reralreated for Sony sueing the initial hacker who got into the system the 1st time. Think about it like this; "Get hacked once shame on them, get hacked twice shame on you." You cant disagree with that logic. They should buffer their protection on the servers OR have the people buffer it for them via a mandatory paid service to all. That would protect Sony from BS like this from ever happening again AND protect its users from those same people. I've seen 1st hand the effects of the Network crashing. . . and I'm getting sick of the question "when is the netwo

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Comment #99 by Crash_Torugashu
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 03:36:32 AM
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Hahaha cut off comment let us continue afer question;

"when is the network going to be back up?" . . . .Idk look into it if your so concerned. All and all I'm saying that if anything point fingers at Sony themselves. If you dont have a crotch gaurd on and someone gives you a haymaker in the babymaker whos fault is it? Clearly you should have been better prepared for any situation and thats exactlly what Sony did not do. One thing people should NOT take away from my comment is me talking trash about the system. I love my PS3 and some of my favorite series/games are on that very system, and dont even get me started on the PS2. . . that was my dick. My point is Sony CLEARLY feels bad for fucking something up thats why they are offering all this stuff to customers so Sony is still not at

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Comment #100 by aaron123111
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 04:35:22 AM
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Comment #101 by Beanietheman PST
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 03:02:08 PM
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bonerfied to free stuff

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Comment #102 by Jay_Tidy
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 03:11:14 AM
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what good is playstation + without the store anyways.

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