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IT'S BACK UP! Can we get a mod to move this to the deals forum again?

https://twitter.com/#!/PlayStatio...8462702592

The Welcome Back program has been extended until 9am Pacific on Tuesday July 5th – offer details here http://bit.ly/mdfPYh



IF YOUR FREE GAMES DISAPPEAR, TRY THIS:

Q: I no longer have the option to choose my free Welcome Back games. What can I do?
A: If you navigate away from the Welcome Back section of the store without choosing your free games or exit the store completely you may need to follow the below in order to choose and download your free games.
On your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable navigate to the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB
Log into your PlayStation Network account and choose Account Management > Transaction Management > Services List
Choose “PlayStation Network Promotions” from the list of services displayed
Select either “PS3 Free Games” or “PSP Free Games” and then choose “Select Content”



http://blog.us.playstation.com/20...ack_060311

Welcome Back Program Available Now – Details Inside

+ Posted by Susan Panico // Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

We’re so excited to welcome you back to PlayStation Network. With the PlayStation Store back online, we’ve been getting all caught up this week, having launched an abundance of amazing content for download on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable devices across games, movies, themes and DLC. Today, we’re excited to launch the Welcome Back program to thank you for your loyalty, and below, we’ve got what you need in order to get access to the included content. So, here’s a list of questions about the program. If you don’t see your question below, mention it in the comments and we’ll do our best to provide an answer. Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we restored the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services – your support has meant a lot to us and is greatly appreciated.

Welcome Back

Q: What’s in the Welcome Back Program?
A: To start, all PSN members who had signed up before the outage (April 20, 2011) will be able to select two games for the PS3 and two games for the PSP systems.

For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:

Dead Nation
inFAMOUS
LittleBigPlanet
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

Select your first game from “Game 1”, then return to the Welcome Back page and go to “Game 2” to select your second game out of the remaining choices available. This goes for both PS3 and PSP.

In addition, we’re giving access to our premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, which includes games, huge discounts, exciting exclusives and added features like online storage and automatic downloads, to all PSN members for 30 days at no charge, requiring no long term commitment. As with the games above, go to the PlayStation Store and under the ‘Welcome Back’ section, select ‘PlayStation Plus: 30 Days Free’, and you’ll be given access to all of the benefits of PlayStation Plus. Note that this will not auto-renew and simply expires 30 days after activation.

Current Plus subscribers receive an extra 60 days added to their existing subscription at no charge. For current Plus subscribers, no action is needed as the 60 days are automatically added to your subscription.

PlayStation Network users will also get 100 virtual items in PlayStation Home as a show of appreciation for your patience while Home was inaccessible. Additional content is coming soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

A selection of “On Us” movie rentals are currently available to PlayStation Network customers this weekend only, where Video Service is available.

Finally, current Music Unlimited Premium subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of premium subscription plus days lost due to the outage.

Q: When will I have access to the Welcome Back Program?
A: The content offered as part of the Welcome Back Program is available for download today and will be available through July 3.

Q: I have both PS3 and PSP. Does this mean I will get 4 games all together?
A: Yes, as long as you were a PSN member before April 20, 2011, you’ll be able to receive up to 4 games based on the titles listed above; 2 on each platform.

Q: Are there any limitations to the PS3 and PSP games we are receiving as part of the Welcome Back Program?
A: None. These games are yours to keep.

Q: How long do I have to get into the PlayStation Store and receive my content for Welcome Back?
A: Access to the Welcome Back content will be expiring on July 3. Once this date has passed, the Welcome Back section in the PlayStation Store will be removed.

Q: When does the 30 days of my PlayStation Plus access expire?
A: Your PlayStation Plus 30-day access will expire 30 days from the date you activated it in PlayStation Store.

Q: When will (insert game here) be published?
A: Look forward to posts over the coming days that will show what content will be available at that point, or coming soon. We’re planning frequent store publishes offering lots of new content for everyone to enjoy.

Q: I’m getting 30 days of access to PlayStation Plus; can you refresh my memory on what I get with this service?
A: From the time you activate your 30 days of PlayStation Plus, you’ll be able to download games and game related content, purchase select store items at a discount, and have access to the exclusive features of Plus. You’ll also be able to get early access to any Plus exclusive Demos and priority Beta invitations that might be scheduled during your 30 days.

Q: Do I get to keep the games in PlayStation Plus forever?
A: Content that is free in PlayStation Plus will not be available after your PlayStation Plus time has expired. However, if you decide to join PlayStation Plus, you’ll have access to all of the content you downloaded during your 30 day access for as long as you are a subscriber.

Q: Do I get to keep any games or content I purchased with the PlayStation Plus discount?
A: Yes. Any content you purchase at a discount is yours to keep, regardless of your subscription status.

Q: Aside from the games and discounts; does PlayStation Plus offer anything else?
A: Yes! PlayStation Plus includes the Online Storage for Game Saves feature, allowing you to backup treasured game saves or access them from another PS3. In addition, you get the Automatic Download feature, which automatically updates your 10 most recently played games while the system is in stand-by mode so you don’t have to wait for updates before playing your games.

Q: What content will be in PlayStation Plus when I activate my 30 days?
A: PlayStation Plus content and discounts are regularly updated throughout the month. For up-to-date information on content within PlayStation Plus, please visit the Plus homepage.

Q: Where can I find the Welcome Back content in Home?
A: The 100 virtual items can be found in the kiosk in Home’s Central Plaza along with two personal spaces – Dragon’s Lair and the Mansion Garage. A new game – Ooblag’s Alien Casino – will be released soon (June 2011). This game will be 100% free-to-play. As an added bonus, players that access the Ooblag Alien Casino space will be rewarded an active item version of the Ooblag game that can be played in your personal space(s).

Remember, if you didn’t see your question answered above, drop us a line below and we’ll do our best to answer it. Welcome Back!
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Last Edited by sekia June 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Is it Live Yet?

YES. Welcome Back Package is LIVE.

I just got my PS3. Can I take advantage of this?

NO.

I have an existing PSN account but just bought a new PS3. Can I take advantage of this?

YES, As long as you had the account before the outage

I have a PS3 and a PSP. Can I take advantage of downloads on both systems?
YES, you can get 4 games (two for PS3 and two for PSP)


Also, "Sony to offer PSN users free identity theft protection for one year" [joystiq.com]


Metacritic links for the games (you can put a + by each of the two games you plan to download):

Super Stardust HD [metacritic.com] (Gameplay video [youtube.com]) - $10
Amazon Download $9.99
++++

Infamous [metacritic.com] (Gameplay video [youtube.com])
Amazon - Infamous New Price - $23.23 Used - $17.99
++++++++++++++++

Wipeout HD Fury [metacritic.com] (Gameplay video [youtube.com]) - $10 + $5 for the DLC
+++++++++++++

Dead Nation [metacritic.com] (Gameplay video [youtube.com]) - $15
++++++++++

Little Big Planet [metacritic.com](Gameplay video [youtube.com])
Amazon New Price - $15.91 Used - $11.41 GOTY New - $18.41 Used - $12.94
+++++++++++++

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
Amazon New - $13.95 Used - $9.45

ModNation Racers (PSP)
Amazon New - $11.66 Used - $6.82

Pursuit Force (PSP)
Amazon New - $6.99 Used - $2.95

Killzone Liberation (PSP)
Amazon New - $8.20 Used - $6.49

If you get the error where your games disappear because of an error the fix is

On your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable navigate to the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB
Log into your PlayStation Network account and choose Account Management > Transaction Management > Services List
Choose "PlayStation Network Promotions" from the list of services displayed
Select either "PS3 Free Games" or "PSP Free Games" and then choose "Select Content

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Anyone know where to sign up for the free credit monitoring?
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Thanks!
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hmm, so my ps3 has more than 3 accounts (but mainly 3 are used), does that mean i can pretty much get all those games or is it something to do with the system?

hmmmmm
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Weak. Free Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain would have a nice apology for all the down time Big Grin
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Anyone know where to sign up for the free credit monitoring?
LOL. i see what you did there... bounce

i'm a proud new PS3 owner, though.
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The store still isn't fully up and running? Wow... Its like, "Here's some great news and I bet you want to download these games really badly.... but you have to wait another week or two". Laugh

It must be a hard time to be a Sony fanboy.
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LOL. i see what you did there... bounce

i'm a proud new PS3 owner, though.
It's not a joke. Sony is really offering credit monitoring service.
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Quote from flipknoc View Post :
Weak. Free Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain would have a nice apology for all the down time Big Grin
See? Can't please everyone Stick Out Tongue Serious though, Dead nation is awesome, Infamous is awesome, LBP is awesome, Stardust is awesome and while I've never owned Wipeout, I'm going to now. Have to make a choice on the other title (between infamous or LBP). Good job on this one Sony, you could have gone uber cheap! I am pleasantly surprised!
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they should just give like $20 in PSN cash or something.. i already have those games and wouldnt mind flower and fat princess
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inFamous is a downloadable game?
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they should just give like $20 in PSN cash or something.. i already have those games and wouldnt mind flower and fat princess
then i would email them if i were you and see what they can do. They can see if you have all the games already, and the last thing they need is more bad press - and 1 quick email wont take you back more than a minute



and oh snap! I was gonna buy Dead Nation but i forgot to - im taking that one for sure! Already have inFamous and LBP - what would you guys choose from Wipeout HD or Stardust HD and why?
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I prefer CFW 3.55 kmeaw over psn.
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whats are the best games. I already have LBP but ive never played any of the rest
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