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Sony Offering an Additional Free Game or 3 Months of PS+ for Those Affected by the 2011 PSN Security Breach

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This is unrelated to the welcome back offer. The current compensation is a settlement from the class action lawsuit hence why we are getting another free game.

If you don't want the games, you can choose 3 dynamic themes (Wipeout HD, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Tokyo Jungle, The Last of Us, and Ratchet & Clank) or 3 months of PS Plus (Only if you are not currently a PS+ member)

  • Dead Nation
  • inFamous
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • rain
  • Puppeteer
  • Invizimals Lost Kingdom
  • God of War HD
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Modnation Racers
  • Patapon 3
  • Killzone Liberation
  • Wipeout Pure
  • Syphon Filter Dark Mirror
PS Vita Compatible
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Patapon 3
  • Killzone Liberation
Accountholders can get benefits if they had a PlayStation Network ("PSN") account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time before May 15, 2011.

To receive benefits, you must complete and submit a Claim Form for the benefit with any required documentation by the deadline which may be as early as August 31, 2015.

When will I get my benefits?

Eligible Settlement Class Members who send in a timely and valid Claim Form for any wallet balance payment, game and online service benefits, or identity-theft-reimbursement payment under the settlement will receive the benefit after the Court grants "final approval" of the settlement and after any appeals are resolved. If Judge Battaglia approves the settlement after a hearing on May 1, 2015 (see the section "The Court's Fairness Hearing" below), there may be appeals. It is always uncertain when these appeals can be resolved, and resolving them can take time.

PSN game, theme, and online service benefits will be distributed by sending voucher codes by email or by mail. The SOE "Station Cash" benefit will be credited to your SOE account. Wallet balance payments and identity-theft-reimbursement payments will be mailed. Please note that reimbursements will be sent only when the reimbursement amounts are final under the terms of the settlement. Please be patient.

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Last Edited by macallik86 January 25, 2015 at 09:45 AM
Note that this is a class action lawsuit settlement and NOT an offering from Sony.

Also, note that if you did not receive a game during the first window of opportunity in 2011, you get two choices.

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Sucks that the 3 months don't count for current subscribers :/
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Sucks that the 3 months don't count for current subscribers :/
Seriously, that makes it seem less of an "offering" and more of a promotion trying to get people to sign up for PS+ again.
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I was waiting for this...and sadly they are rehashing a lot of the games from their last lawsuit ha ha
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Thanks! It sucks that it doesn't work for current subscribers, but I don't have a current subscription. I'll finally be able to platinum The Last of Us (Remastered).

Maybe I'm just a cheapskate and an old school gamer, but I think it's low and sneaky to require PS+ for people to be able to platinum certain games. That's like paying to complete a game on top of the initial cost. Although TLOU is easily one of the best-made games out there and probably worth more than what you're paying, I still find it a bit low to ask the customer to pay more if they want to get a platinum trophy.
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Nothing for PS4 owners who have PS+?
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Nothing for PS4 owners who have PS+?
PS4 wasn't even released when the events in the lawsuit happened. I'm surprised they are giving out anything else at all.
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"I provided in this claim form was used between January 1, 2011 through May 14, 2011 and that, because of the Intrusions, none of them was used after that through June 13, 2014."

Seems it's only for those whose account was blocked or closed after the intrusion, not for general public who may be affected by the intrusion.
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PS Vita games are not included, as the PS Vita wasn't released when the 2011 breach occurred.
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PS Vita games are not included, as the PS Vita wasn't released when the 2011 breach occurred.

No but those 3 games I mentioned in the OP are compatible with PS Vita Smilie
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did they even make a little big planet for the psp
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did they even make a little big planet for the psp
Yes, and it seems that it's definitely the one being given away here. As someone noted, the Vita wasn't even a thing in 2011, so it's very likely that LBP PSP is the version that is "Vita-compatible."

Likewise, Killzone: Liberation is a PSP game that plays on the Vita, not the Vita-made Killzone: Mercenary.
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Signed up but meh. The games they are offering are now $5 each. Not much of a payout. Oh well the wife may enjoy LittleBigPlanet or Super Stardust HD.
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Another half-effort from Sony..
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