Sony Giving Free Games To PSN Users

Sony has started to give out free Playstation 3 and Playstation portable games to PSN users who have been affected by the Playstation Network outage that hit the corporation following a data breach late last month.

In a new so-called appreciation programme called "Welcome Back", Sony will allow users to choose two games from the PlayStation store from a list of five, including Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD + Fury.

PS owners can download LittleBigPlanet (PSP), ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation. The titles will be free for up to 30 days after the Playstation Network has been restarted.

Other goodies that Sony will offer include a selection of movies (whose titles will be announced at a later stage) which will be available to PSN customers for one weekend only, plus 30 days free Playstation Plus membership for those who are not already subscribers.

Existing customers will have two months worth of free subscription; the same will apply to those who have been on Sony's Music Unlimited Premium/Basic and Trial subscription.

As for Playstation Home users, they will be offered 100 free virtual items. Sony has enlisted the help of dozens of publishing and development partners to deliver the package and the company has confirmed that more goodies and free content will be added soon to the list.