Sony outlines PSN 'Welcome Back' pack - Hackers get your details, you get 2 old games

Summary:Sony has outlined details of the 'Welcome Back' pack offered to PlayStation Network (PSN) customers affected by the security breach which occurred last month. Customers get to pick two old games from a list of five, while hackers get your details.

Sony has outlined details of the 'Welcome Back' pack offered to PlayStation Network (PSN) customers affected by the massive security breach which occurred last month. Customers get to pick two old games from a list of five, while hackers get your details.

Here are the details of the EU and US programs.

EU

For PS3 owners, a choice of 2 from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous*
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation*

For PSP owners, a choice of 2 from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation*

Plus, for everyone:

  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers*
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.
  • For existing Music Unlimited subscribers, you will be given 30 days free subscription.

Note: For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games and Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation will be replaced with Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party in the selection of PSP games.

US

For PS3 owners, a choice of 2 from the following list:

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

For PSP owners, a choice of 2 from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation*

Plus, for everyone:

  • A selection of "On Us" rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.

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So, the core of the 'Welcome Pack' is a selection of old games, ranging from 2007 (Super Stardust HD) to 2010 (Dead Nation). I was expecting Sony to work harder at buying back user loyalty.

Seems pretty lame to me. What do you think?

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Security

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