Dead Nation (PS3)
PSN Welcome Back Games Still Available To Download
Written Monday, July 04, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Launched to coax burnt PSN subscribers back into the PlayStation Network fold, the 'Welcome Back' customer appreciation program was due to wrap up on Sunday, July 3rd, but Sony has decided to extend the offer until Tuesday to give you a chance to still claim your 30 days of free PlayStation Plus membership and two free games.

The extension has only been announced on the US PlayStation Blog however, which presumably means that the extended offer only applies to that territory. As a reminder, here are the games that you can still snap up if you're quick:

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

So, act fast and grab your 30-day PS Plus sub and two free games before 9am Pacific on Tuesday, July 5th. Do it! Do it now! Come on!



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Comment #1 by Canadian_Wilson
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 10:52:10 AM
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Such a lame apology from Sony to keep gamers happy.

inFamous= plat'd, LittleBigPlanet= Plat'd, Dead Nation= crap, but I'll slowly work away at it, Wipeout HD= only reason I downloaded it cause the demo put itself into my trophy collection

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Comment #2 by B WALT SUPREME
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 10:55:09 AM
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Sony doesnt know who has played what game, i think this a pretty generous offer.

Or you could have gotten nothing at all

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Comment #3 by Mike0113
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:05:48 AM
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I didn't download a single game from the offer (because, with the exception of Quest for Booty I alread had them all) but I know that a lot of my less hardcore/Call of Duty playing PSN friends certainly gained a few good games. So, as I see it, the Welcome Back package was good for some players, and not so good for others.

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Comment #4 by ObsidianEagle
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:22:32 AM
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@3 i'm pretty sure the welcome back package had a good choice of games (since it had a shooter, a platformer, an adventure/platformer/combat, an arcade, and a racing game.)

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Comment #5 by TMA
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:27:29 AM
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100% on Stardust, so the chice wasn that hard:)
Downloaded Wipeout,Infamous,LBP and Dead Nation plus Burnout(easy plat) and MTG...needless to say I am pretty satisfied with the welcome back package:)But yeah, I guess I was lucky for only having played 1 game out of all free games...

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Comment #6 by Baloth
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:32:07 AM
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Cool, I'll download the last one asap. That said... what happened to the Welcome Back PSP package? I checked last friday and it was there but empty, checked yesterday, ditto. Checked today, gone? I'm a bit confused here.

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Comment #7 by olsen77
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:33:00 AM
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@1...I'm in a similar boat. LBP, platinum. Infamous, platinum. SSHD, 100%. Wipeout, platinum and 100% on the DLC. Dead Nation, 79%. All bought and played before PSN even went down. I'm not complaining because outside of send every PSN a member a check, not everyone will be happy. They've done their best considering the circumstances.

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Comment #8 by Goldjit
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:43:05 AM
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@1 When it really comes down to it. Sony doesn't own us anything. Do you know the total valve of lost to each customer is? Under £2.

Now I can understand that the list of games they gave were old or many games that 90% of people would of had and that a near 4 weeks of missed online may enraged people at the tinme, myself included. But who cares about that now? They got on with it. They fixed it. They now have a line up of games that will keep us busy for a long time.

So please, after a month giving and trying to get back in the good grace of everyone as well as dealing with a $10million loss, stop bloody crying over something that everyone else has got over with.

tl;dr - Spill milk is clean. Get over it.

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Comment #9 by PoeticRealist
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:47:01 AM
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Does anyone know whether Burnout becomes unplayable after the 30 days free PS Plus ends?

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Comment #10 by MurdaaTurk
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 12:16:55 PM
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Downloaded the first day

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Comment #11 by bunglemat
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 12:24:55 PM
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i was robbed on this only got 1 download and then all the options disapeared so thanks sony

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Comment #12 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 12:35:04 PM
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#9 It does if you don't renew your PS+ subscription, yes.

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Comment #13 by GhostlyShame
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 12:37:41 PM
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@#11... check your Account Management options. Try the 'Services List', then look under 'Promotion'
All those games are great. ESPECIALLY Dead Nation. great co-op fun in that one and an easy Platinum... depending on your partner.

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Comment #14 by PoeticRealist
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 01:31:04 PM
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@12 Thanks for the answer. I won't bother downloading it then.

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Comment #15 by Totavier
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 01:34:16 PM
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Well with my American account i already chose my games (Dead Nation and Super Stardust) and i don´t have any complain.... well except for one (and is reasonable): Why the Latin Americans account (and also countries that doesn´t have PS Store) didn´t was incluided in the Welcome Back program!?, my account (that i use) is Chilean and nope we didn´t get anything, anyway i cannot complain because like i say before i have an US (or American) account, also i have an European (from Spain) and a Japanese, but what happen with the people that are from Latin America or any country that doesn´t have PS Store AND doesn´t have an alternative American/European/Japanese account?, well... nothing...?, just a screw up?.

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Comment #16 by Klomd
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 02:29:50 PM
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Does anyone know if i can get my other game still? i have already downloaded one but forgot about the other one, will i still be able to download it?

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Comment #17 by Biohazardz11
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 02:34:45 PM
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why is infamous 7000 something mb? i mean i still have the old ps3 (cause whats the point in the new one if u have one) and its taking up most of my memory!!!!

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Comment #18 by KingSpirit111
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 02:41:50 PM
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Erm!! I have a question, I DLd the Dead nation game, now cannot get my second game. WTF!! where do I go to complain?

Cheers n advance

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Comment #19 by Baloth
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 03:03:31 PM
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@18 You might want to check in "account management/transaction yapyap/list of services" and click the "Playstation Promotional" thingy. If correct it tells you you have another option left and you can go to a place in the PS Store where you can download it from.
Not sure how accurate these details are as my system setting is on Dutch but they should be fairly accurate.

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Comment #20 by sanchezz4387
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 03:20:07 PM
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Well my trial of ps+ has officially expired, do I want to fork out £40 to renew? Like fuck I do other than burnout which I'm about to buy for £10 instead of £24 there has been absolutely nothing that would even come close to making me want to consider getting ps+. where's all these wonderful games we was supposed to be able to trial before we bought? Where's all these exclusive betas and demos? God if I was Sony I'd have been banging out demos ad offers galore to make people think wow this is a quality service, but nope no effort made and an uncharted beta 3 days before it expired for me and burnout are not good enough reasons for me to fork out I can't even say it's been good whilst it's lasted coz nothing has been there

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Comment #21 by smartdude1212
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 05:11:07 PM
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Then stop bitching about it and don't renew. It's that simple.

I'm pretty sure the Uncharted 3 beta is available to everyone soon anyway.

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Comment #22 by zpam
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 01:40:02 AM
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i wantedo to Plus my account, too late i guess :(

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Comment #23 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:48:10 AM
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@21 who rattled your cage?

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Comment #24 by CezarJDA
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:08:15 AM
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Dead Nation and LBP were my choices, both really fun multiplayer games.

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Comment #25 by Klart
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:10:25 AM
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only in US it seems...

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Comment #26 by Metal Lord
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:27:45 AM
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Guys,I don't know if that is a bug,but I think that is interesting.My free ps+ should expired 2 days ago,but it stayed active after I found on PS Store an item called PS+ 30 days for free,even when I activated it I try to activate it again and whoila,it works xD

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Comment #27 by kgould01
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:49:15 AM
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right now its almost 1pm est and my plus should of ended on july 3rd but i still have it.

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Comment #28 by dellboy81
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 01:14:27 PM
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my brother is the only guy i know who hasnt bothered witht he ps+ or free games - simply because he plays fifa and thats it.

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US November 30, 2010
Europe December 01, 2010

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