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Sony (Europe) to Offer Select PS3, PSP Games When PSN's Back Online

Details on what the rest of the world can expect haven't been detailed.


 The free stuff train is comin'...at some point.
We don't know when PlayStation Network will come back online, but Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has provided a glimpse into what customers can expect in terms of goodwill gestures (aka freebies). What's available will vary region-to-region, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they were very similar.

On the European PlayStation Blog, we've learned Sony will offer up five different PlayStation 3 games and four PSP games. You won't be able to download all five, however. Instead, you'll get two from each.

The actual lineup hasn't been revealed yet--aka the most important piece of information.

Sony Computer Entertainment America wasn't willing to be as forthcoming about its offerings.

"We'll announce details of the Welcome Back program for North America in due course," the company told me this morning.     Patrick Klepek on Google+
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Posted by patrickklepek

 The free stuff train is comin'...at some point.
We don't know when PlayStation Network will come back online, but Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has provided a glimpse into what customers can expect in terms of goodwill gestures (aka freebies). What's available will vary region-to-region, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they were very similar.

On the European PlayStation Blog, we've learned Sony will offer up five different PlayStation 3 games and four PSP games. You won't be able to download all five, however. Instead, you'll get two from each.

The actual lineup hasn't been revealed yet--aka the most important piece of information.

Sony Computer Entertainment America wasn't willing to be as forthcoming about its offerings.

"We'll announce details of the Welcome Back program for North America in due course," the company told me this morning.    
Edited by badmoney

Don't know what to think of this quite yet.


Posted by Discorsi

If psn will ever ge4t back up ...

Edited by AlisterCat

That sounds great. I don't own any early PS3 games, which are the ones liekly to be offered. I only have God of War. Infamous 1 would be pretty much the best thing.

Posted by Stubee

I assume it will just be PSN games not full downloads of retail games?

Posted by Mijati

I bet I already own all 5 PS3 games they offer. Lets hope not hough.

Posted by lord_canti

wait so they loose loads of details yet they limit us to 2 of the 5 things there making available  f that

Edited by Scarabus

Oh hey, I'm European! What do I get?

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I was wondering about this, since I own quite a few PSN games already, hopefully they'll offer a selection in the states that includes something I don't have.

Outland would be really nice, assuming it's on the store when it comes back up, and I haven't caved and just bought it on XBL by then.

Posted by N7

Somewhat better news: I've heard from a bunch of places that if you call Sony, they'll tell you that Japan is getting their PSN back online tonight. Which means ours should be coming back extremely soon.

Posted by RavenXIII

I say just give us $100 each credit in our psn wallets for us to spend on whatever we want

Posted by X19

I just want the online working and my subscription extended for lost time.

Posted by Yummylee

Oh, sweet, a free copy of Haze!..

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Two free games? I could go for some free stuff. Not bad being European for once.

Posted by OtakuGamer

I bet all the games they offer are mediocre games from 3 years ago.  PROVE ME WRONG SONY.

Posted by Solh0und

Come on Fat Princess! Give it to me!

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Watch it be a fuckin' 1/2 off playstation plus coupon or some other useless shit.

Posted by teekomeeko

I wonder if I can snag these with my EU account when it comes back up? Or maybe they finally took the opportunity to fix that little oversight as they rebuilt the network... If not, I'll be grabbing things from different territories if it's something even remotely cool.

Posted by fisk0
@Abyssfull said:
" Oh, sweet, a free copy of Haze!.. "
I already own Haze. :/ I wonder if they'll do the GOG thing of alternate gifts, or the Steam thing with "you already own that? Sometimes you may be able to gift it to someone else, otherwise, tough to be you."
Posted by Gabriel

Free Home Content for EVERYONE!!!!

Edited by JacDG
@PhatSeeJay said:

" Two free games? I could go for some free stuff. Not bad being European for once. "

Wait till you see what the Americans get before saying that, we usually always get screwed over in one way or the other.
But, what is going to stop me from using my American PSN account to download their as well?
Posted by Philzpilz

Well thats ok I guess

Posted by Yummylee
@fisk0 said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" Oh, sweet, a free copy of Haze!.. "
I already own Haze. :/  "
My condolences.
Posted by GozerTC
@solh0und said:
"Come on Fat Princess! Give it to me! "


I'm with you.  THat's the only PSN game I can think of off the top of my head I'd want. 

 

Though I bet it'll just be crap games.  :(

Why not just give us credits in the PSN store and call it good?


 

Posted by blitzkriegblizzard

Wipeout :D

Posted by crusader8463

Interesting. I hope they let me pick PSX games. I would love to get FF: Tactics and Front Mission 3

Posted by fox01313

Wonder if they are just going to go with the least popular PSN/PS3 games out there. Wouldn't be surprised if it's things like Lair & Haze for everyone.

Posted by N7
@JacDG said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:

" Two free games? I could go for some free stuff. Not bad being European for once. "

Wait till you see what the Americans get before saying that, we usually always get screwed over in one way or the other. But, what is going to stop me from using my American PSN account to download their as well? "
Yep. We're getting a solid gold mansion and rocket car that runs on the unicorn blood we'll be obtaining with the dimension gates and sonic shotguns that Sony is going to be providing us. It's pretty cool, actually.
Posted by lord_canti

ive finaly snapped with this ive been un caring so far ive not been effected but all the inconveniance they have caused thousands of people  there fans  with the  network being down during mortal kombat and portal 2 release not to mention people needing to get new cards and had to get there money back from banks and they have the balls to say "here is a gift  as a apology ..you may only have half" for fuck sake ¬_¬

Posted by drag

The real value of digital distribution ... companies can give you free stuff by way of apology and it doesn't cost them a thing. 

Posted by CyleMoore

Nice, give me Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2.  For the PSP GoW: Ghost of Sparta and MGS: Peace Walker!

Posted by Commando

Usually they give away crappy games that nobody plays when they do things like this. It's a good gesture though.

Posted by Soap

Cool, I bet most of them are pure shit though :P

Posted by ZmillA

hmm sounds like a good time to buy a ps3

Posted by WinterSnowblind

I'd wager that they will be mainly older titles and/or things that aren't selling very well..  Still, this is a much better goodwill gesture than I thought we'd get.  Hoping for some Modnation on the PSP, I was planning on buying that recently.

Posted by AlisterCat

Glad to see an article written for a global audience too. I see a lot of articles from American sites written as if only what happens in America matters. They dont bother with anything else.

Posted by rudyarr
@the_chojin99: not sure why some people are so ungrateful. So sony effed up. Did you actually lose any money? Does your credit card show any activity that is not yours? It's like if facebook went down for 2 weeks and people wanted money for their time with out it. It is a free service, they really don't owe you shit. No offense to you sir, this is more for everyone that is complaining, even people that don't have their credit card info on their PSN, but I mean really complaining about PSN being down is really childish. People like to complain though and this is the internet..
Posted by PhilESkyline

I'm guessing they will be PS3 exclusives. If so, I'll take  DC Universe Online (2 months paid),  Killzone 3, Socom 4,  Infamous 2, and a move bundle. 


It's like Christmas time with a rich uncle!
Posted by JacDG
@N7 said:
" @JacDG said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:

" Two free games? I could go for some free stuff. Not bad being European for once. "

Wait till you see what the Americans get before saying that, we usually always get screwed over in one way or the other. But, what is going to stop me from using my American PSN account to download their as well? "
Yep. We're getting a solid gold mansion and rocket car that runs on the unicorn blood we'll be obtaining with the dimension gates and sonic shotguns that Sony is going to be providing us. It's pretty cool, actually. "
I know right? Guess I can tolerate it, since I'm allergic to solid gold and dimension gates anyway.
Posted by HydraHam

This will probably be the same for US, the only difference will be selection of games i bet.

And what about people with multiple region accounts? will they be able to download the freebies from each region? that seems incredibly unfair if they let that happen.

Posted by Meltbrain

I am certainly not going to complain about some free games. Good on Sony for doing the right thing. Unless they give us shit games, in which case: fuck you, Sony!

Posted by PeasForFees
@fox01313 said:
" Wonder if they are just going to go with the least popular PSN/PS3 games out there. Wouldn't be surprised if it's things like Lair & Haze for everyone. "
I'm guessing the games have to be downloadable Retail/PSN  releases and no one is dumb enough to waste server space with Haze or Lair.
Posted by TheBlindChessman
@PhilESkyline:  You think it'll be retail games? I think it'll probably be games like Flower and Pixel Junk Shooter.
Posted by mosespippy

I hope I can get different stuff from my UK, Japan and North American accounts.

Posted by N7
@JacDG said:
" @N7 said:
" @JacDG said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:

" Two free games? I could go for some free stuff. Not bad being European for once. "

Wait till you see what the Americans get before saying that, we usually always get screwed over in one way or the other. But, what is going to stop me from using my American PSN account to download their as well? "
Yep. We're getting a solid gold mansion and rocket car that runs on the unicorn blood we'll be obtaining with the dimension gates and sonic shotguns that Sony is going to be providing us. It's pretty cool, actually. "
I know right? Guess I can tolerate it, since I'm allergic to solid gold and dimension gates anyway. "
I feel your pain, bro. I'm allergic to free games and Identity Theft Protection.

Somebody's getting screwed somewhere, sometime. :(
Posted by Wacomole

Realistically I'm sure we mostly suspect they'll be a selection of smaller PSN games that you'll have seen on sale in the Special Offer section of the store time after time, rather than any huge multi-gigabyte sized blockbuster titles.

Then again, it shouldn't really matter should it... we'll have the PSN back.

Posted by ChocoPeanuts

I reckon the games will be what most gamers already gave - such as Assassin's Creed 2, or if it's a PSN game, it'll be something like Castle Crashers or Fat Princess
:\

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@TheBlindChessman said:
" @PhilESkyline:  You think it'll be retail games? I think it'll probably be games like Flower and Pixel Junk Shooter. "
It'll almost certainly be PSN titles, not retail ones.
Posted by MeierTheRed

At least i won't get Undertow again, and that fucking christ for that.

Posted by DeepSpaceJesus

Free games? I think I'm okay with this.

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