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Customer Appreciation Sweeping The PlayStation Nation

Sony outlines some specifics on free digital content. See what what the US, EU, and Latin America is getting in this really long article.
Author: Ryan Green
Published: May 16, 2011
With the PlayStation Network back online and as it slowly regains all of it's features, Sony has begun revealing what it will do, in full, to compensate the unsettled masses. There was much speculation as to how far they would go, but we now know that other than free credit monitoring, there will be a slew of games and features to be had.


Once the PlayStation Store is brought back online, gamers will have 30 days to download any two of the following games, per platform, for free:

PS3
-Dead Nation
-inFamous
-LittleBigPlanet
-Super Stardust HD
-Wipeout HD & Fury

PSP
-LittleBigPlanet PSP
-ModNationRacers PSP
-Pursuit Force
-Killzone Liberation

Additionally, the following services will be gifted to all users:

-A weekend of select “On Us” movie rentals (where available; titles to be announced)
-30 days free access to PlayStation Plus for all non-subscribers
-60 days additional access for all current PlayStation Plus subscribers (and it doesn't mean (90 days free, before you even get that idea)
-30 days free access to Qriocity for all current trial members
-30 days plus time lost for all Qriocity Premium and Basic members
-100 items, ranging from dinky clothes to a mansion in PlayStation Home

Note that this just applies to users in North America.
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Over on the EU PlayStation Blog, you'll find a similar list but with a few changes. You will also see unnecessary vowels (seriously, "programme"?), but I'm guessing you're all used to that. As with SCEA PSN users, you are eligible for two PS3 games and two PSP games, which will be made available for 30 days to download for free and keep forever.

Please note that the following applies for users living the United Arab Emirates, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Germany.

PS3
-Dead Nation
-LittleBigPlanet
-inFamous
-Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
-Wipeout HD & Fury

PSP
-LittleBigPlanet PSP
-ModNationRacers PSP
-Pursuit Force
-Killzone Liberation

Note that gamers in the German markets will see a different set of games. inFamous and Dead Nation will be replaced by Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings. Furthermore, Pursuit Force and Killzone liberation will be replaced with Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party. They also, rather cryptically mention, that Killzone Liberation will not offer online functionality, which we assume means that if you manage to download it and use it with a German PSN account, it will not work in multiplayer.

As for services, Sony is offering up the following:

-30 days free access to PlayStation Plus for all non-subscribers
-60 days credited to all current PlayStation Plus subscribers
-30 days credited to all current Qriocity subscribers

There will also be some more goodies in PlayStation Home, but they have yet to finalize exactly what that will be. To be eligable for this elaborate "Welcome Home" gift, the EU Blog (unlike the US Blog) outlines that you must have had a PSN account on or before April 20th, 2011. They also stress that, like a normal PS+ account, any free games you download will be disabled after your subscription ends. Any themes, premium avatars, or content you bought at discount will remain.
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If you are still reading this, then you must be wanting to know what Latin American gamers get out of this. I appolpgize for not writing this in Spanish, but I frankly don't remember how to write in it anymore. The same "two games for PSP and PS3" rule still applies, with 30 days after the PS Store goes back online to download them, so keep that in mind:

PS3
-Dead Nation
-inFamous
-LittleBigPlanet
-Super Stardust HD
-Wipeout HD & Fury

PSP
-LittleBigPlanet PSP
-ModNationRacers PSP
-Pursuit Force
-Killzone Liberation

-30 days free access to PlayStation Plus for all non-subscribers
-60 days credited to all current PlayStation Plus subscribers
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And that will do it! If we missed your regions blog, or if you want to sound off about what Sony is offering, let us all know in the comments section below.