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Welcome Back PSN

Sony Offering More Free Games As A Result Of The 2011 PSN Hack

When PSN was hacked back in 2011 and was subsequently offline for a month, Sony did the classy thing and came back with the “Welcome Back” program. This program allowed users to download two PS3 games and 2 PSP games for free, more than making up for the long wait.

However, that didn’t please everyone, which lead to a class-action lawsuit being filed against Sony. Sony recently came to an agreement with the people they were being sued by, and are now also offering more free games for PSN users.

Sony said the following in a statement to GameSpot:

“While we continue to deny the allegations in the class action lawsuits, most of which had been previously dismissed by the trial court, we decided to move forward with a settlement to avoid the costs associated with lengthy litigation.”

They go to talk about no confirmed reports of identity theft:

“To date, the Sony entities have received no confirmed reports of identity theft linked to the attacks, and there is no evidence that anyone’s credit card information was accessed. We are glad that the parties are working toward a resolution of this matter and that our gamers will continue to enjoy our entertainment services.”

Users who got games during the Welcome Back program are able to get one game for PS3 or PSP, three PS3 themes or a three-month subscription to PSN. Those who did not get any games are able to pick two of the aforementioned benefits.

Sony will reportedly be adding more games to the list that you can choose from, but as of right now they are the following:

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • ModNation Racers
  • Patapon 3
  • Rain
  • Super Stardust HD
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Pre-Order Bonus Details Revealed

The Oddworld series will be making its way back into the spotlight via developer Just Add Water’s remake called Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, and now we have the full details on what you get for pre-ordering the game.

According to the PlayStation Blog, if you pre-order the game you will get a new mission called Alf’s Escape and the Scrub Abe outfit. The new mission features new puzzles with unique dialogue and PSN leaderboards. This is set to be released post-launch, but you get it for free if you pre-order.

Another great thing about Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is that it is both cross-buy and cross-save, so getting the PlayStation 4 version will also get you the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game and will allow you to switch between each version and retain your save points.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty releases on PSN on July 22nd.