If you are a videogame fan then you are aware that Sony had it rough last Month with the security breach that happened to the PlayStation Network. Now the company has somehow managed to get the PSN back up and running and is offering PSN users free content for download which is dubbed the Welcome Back Package.
So what's this Welcome Back Package by Sony? Basically any users who have registered a PSN account before the breach are entitled to download two PS3 and PSN games for FREE. Here is the list of games that PSN users can download for free:
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 free games, PSN users will also get a 30 day free subscription to PlayStation Plus. As a member of the PlayStation Plus, users will have access to more free content like games, themes, game demos and so on, as well as significant discount from PS Store purchases. Although keep in mind that you will only have access to those free content and is available to you for as long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive 60 days subscription for free.
As of this writing, trying to get a hold of the freebies from the Welcome Back Package will only result to frustration because you will find yourself staring at the error screen many times. Which is expected because the servers are more likely to be swarmed by an influx of users trying to avail of the free content. I'd wait and let it all settle down if I were you.
If you have experienced that your free game slot went away due to the neverending errors, then you might want to follow these steps to access your free games again:
- Go to the XMB under the Playstation Network column
- Go to Account Management -> Transaction Management -> Services List -> SCEA Promotions
- Download your game again.
For more details about the Welcome Back Package, read about it on Sony's blog here.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback