PSN Welcome Back Package: LittleBigPlanet and Infamous are Old Games Sony

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As we told you earlier on today, Sony has now revealed the exact nature of their highly anticipated ‘Welcome Back’ package for PS3 users as a result of the PlayStation Network outage which lasted a month. PS3 gamers now know what games they will be getting free, but are you happy about it?

Just to recap, PS3 gamers will be offered a choice of two free games from inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Dead Nation, WipeOut HD or Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty. While it’s great that Sony has offered a choice from five PS3 titles, we have a feeling that many of you will complain that these are old titles, but more importantly, games in which most of you will already own, LittleBigPlanet and inFAMOUS especially.

If you feel this applies to you, the one saving grace that you have, is that you’ll still be able to download as much content as you want from PlayStation Plus as soon as Sony goes live with the free 30 day subscription, so there’s still a good chance that you’re going to be happy with Sony’s Welcome Back Package.

What are your thoughts on the games that they are offering? Are you a bit disappointed that these are generally old PS3 games, or games that you may already own? We’ll inform you when Sony releases their PSN+ subscriptions.

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  • SilentGOps

    dislike the games and yes their old. i rather get a credit on my ps3 wallet so i can get the black ops escalation map pack for ps3 coming next month, that would satified me instead of those whack free games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225185391 Mike DeGeorge

      either way, they didnt HAVE to give us free games – since we play online for free(please dont bring up PS+. it’s optional. you dont need to use PS+ to play online, unlike -cough cough- Xbox Live -cough cough-)

  • Cast

    Seriously Sony? , i mean i already own infamous and littlebigplanet, and the other games s%ck lot. Ratchet and Clanck is for kids, and deadnation and wipeout doesnt look good, i was hopping to have better options. I guess ill wait for the 30 playstation plus free membership and see what can i get. Besides this 5 games, i havent be able to change my password yet, email still stucked somewhere…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225185391 Mike DeGeorge

      i think it would’ve been nice for them to give us the opportunity to download ANY game from the playstation store for free(2 games), instead of making us choose from a limited selection that they chose. Nonetheless, i am happy with the list. i love LBP so im happy.

  • Ben Carter

    Dead Nation is awesome, Wipeout a classic in HD – I'll take R&C as I missed that one!!
    Good times!!

  • ashfoxx

    No shit they are old games. Sony cant just give away new games, what the hell is the matter with you guys? They could have just said fuck you! and not give you any free stuff, let you play your damn COD online, and suck it up because your service is fucking free you inconsiderate bastards. Besides, these are the publishers losing money too to please their gamers.

    If you don't want them, don't take them. Simple as that. You have no reason at all to be whining about free stuff.

    • Janac3

      Well all I gotta say is that I am a ps+ member so my services aren't exactly free. They are old titles two of Wich I own… So where's my compensation?

      • mrboombastic

        I agree with that…I mean what about PSN members who own those 5 games already? I can see why the welcome back would be a letdown. I'll get Infamous and LittleBigPlanet because I don't really own the PS3 for games just Blurays and Netflix…

    • Jason

      1) PSN isn't free i'm sick of people saying this, we bought the console for £600 which by now most of them have broken down due to YLOD which was another sony problem.
      2) They comprised the people who have bought these games to support sony in the first places' personal details to hackers.
      3) Don't the people who have stayed by sonys side deserve some compensation as well? why can't they just extend the list to an extra 3 more games, like MAG, warhawk etc instead of single player games which we already own and played during the
      ONLINE outage.

      They've basically just says a big FUCK YOU to loyal customers

  • lol

    YAY ill help myself to LBP and inFamous thank you sony

  • DJ12

    Cast, the problem is when the 30 days is up the games you download from the Plus section won't work anymore as they only work when your Plus subscription is active.

    The only game I don't already have is Dead Nation so I'm feeling pretty annoyed at this list. Only saving grace for someone like me that has been actively buying stuff from PSN is that they can now get a digital copy of Infamous (I already have it anyway so it's not a bonus for me)

    As a Plus subscriber I already have LittleBigPlanet as that has been a reward since the Plus subscription was offered.

    So all in all this welcome back package is for people that have never bought a game on PSN and only recently bought a PS3 so do not already have Infamous or LittleBigPlanet.

    Well done Sony, if it wasn't for every xbox 360 I owned getting the dreaded red ring of death I would be considering throwing in my Playstation fanboy badge for the next gen of consoles.

  • Megadri

    Infamous tyvm, not sure about my 2nd one, Dead Nation or Wipeout maybe. Thanks Sony :)

  • Jamie

    The games will still work after 30 days, wish people could read as well as write.

  • DJ12

    Do tell where it says games downloaded from PSN+ will work when the subscription is over, or maybe you didn't read my comment properly.

  • Sigh

    Sony had an opportunity here to make a small gesture for their clients, and have again dropped the ball. The way this company over promises and under delivers continues to amaze me. To just offer 4 or 5 old games to PSP and PS3 users is not enough.

    Just to clear up the confusion about the PSN+ games, if you buy a discounted game (or anything) through PSN+, it's yours to keep. However, if you download a free game through PSN+, it's yours if you continue to subscribe…otherwise, it's gone.

    • Guest

      Do not Complete about free Stuff. If you had to pay to play online using the PS3, then you can complain. But THIS IS FREE!!!!!!!

  • JP

    Guys, Dead Nation is a really great game. A lot of fun and is deffinitely worth a look. Besides, other than Ps+ users, you get what you pay for. Your lucky you even get anything at all.

  • SLAMMR

    i already have all these games. not the best selection. c'mon Sony, please do better than that. $30 games, not $20 PSN titles.

  • caffman

    yes they are old but on the PSP you get modnation racers…..

  • Alex

    I own both ps3 and xbox 360. Only use ps3 for exclusives like mgs4 and killzone 2. Prefer xbox over ps3, but am quite grateful to sony for giving away free games. I think if xbox live went down, the only compensation might be “we’re sorry for the inconvenience” message from microsoft, and maybe 80 ms points. I really like my 360, but think in the next few years sony will have the staying power due to superior hardware… Too bad ps3 only has 256 ram for games; if it had 512, it would have been #1. Oh well. Hopefully the online service will stay free and get better over time.

  • kennnnnnnn

    you guys have to be kidding me with all these complaints. it's as simple as TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. already have all five? TOO BAD. be phucking happy that the PSN is back up to where you can at least play online again. so shut the phuck up!

    yeah, the outage was tough, but at the same time, you guys are acting like a whining bunch of greedy bastards. get a life. just be happy they are offering anything AT ALL. there's not a damn thing you can do about it neither. you guys seem to forget: the shit is for FREE.

  • Toli

    As a light gamer, this package suits me very much. I will be getting my two games of choice and maxing out on PS Home items while the going is good. Hey, I may even enjoy trying the free PS+ games on offer (before they are snatched away again!).

    I have some sympathy for the most loyal customers though, Sony were never going to please everyone no matter what they offered – and you guys are the hardest hit by both the outage and the welcome back freebies :(

    Regardless, many of the comments I have seen on the interwebs in the last two days have been a bit excessive from both sides of the fence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Dawson/100000732013611 Marc Dawson

    Sony are doing the least they think they can get away with those games are old I dont own any of them because I’m not intrested thanks Sony my X-Box is starting to look like the better machine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Dawson/100000732013611 Marc Dawson

    Sony are doing the least they think they can get away with those games are old I dont own any of them because I’m not intrested thanks Sony my X-Box is starting to look like the better machine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Dawson/100000732013611 Marc Dawson

    Sony are doing the least they think they can get away with those games are old I dont own any of them because I’m not intrested thanks Sony my X-Box is starting to look like the better machine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Dawson/100000732013611 Marc Dawson

    Sony are doing the least they think they can get away with those games are old I dont own any of them because I’m not intrested thanks Sony my X-Box is starting to look like the better machine

  • Anonymous

    Problems with the “disappearing” FREE PS3/PSP games in the WELCOME BACK
    package?

    Just simply go to:Account Management> Transaction
    Management>> Services List>>> Select SCEA
    Promotion etc.>>>> Then select the Free Game Icons PS3/PSP
    and select contentIt might still give you errors but keep going back and
    forth until it starts downloading.

    Hit the like or +1 button if this info helped
    you!

  • Anonymous

    Problems with the “disappearing” FREE PS3/PSP games in the WELCOME BACK
    package?

    Just simply go to:Account Management> Transaction
    Management>> Services List>>> Select SCEA
    Promotion etc.>>>> Then select the Free Game Icons PS3/PSP
    and select contentIt might still give you errors but keep going back and
    forth until it starts downloading.

    Hit the like or +1 button if this info helped
    you!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A2TESIGGY4NBCTD6LIBBNIVFIQ Johnny K.

    Very old.  As a matter of fact I already own all of the “welcome back” games.  Thanks again for nothing Sony!