Sony's Peace Offering is Live, but not Particularly Welcoming

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The "Welcome Back" offer is now live on the PlayStation Store. Despite the nice name, this is the bribe that's supposed to apologize to customers for the six week network outage that shut down the PlayStation Network. PlayStation 3 owners can choose two downloadable games out of a possible five, while PSP owners can choose two games out of a possible four. PlayStation 3 users also get access to 30 days of free PlayStation Network Plus. Read on for the full list of titles and why this offer isn't so hot...
For the PlayStation 3, it feels like Sony is hoping to buy us off very cheaply. FI understands that hacks are not entirely under Sony's ability to control, but the "Welcome Back" package feels a bit insulting. Users get to choose from the following games:


  • Dead Nation is a mediocre zombie shooter, previously released as inexpensive downloadable content.
  • inFamous was a strong game, and if you haven't played it should be one of your download choices. Of course, nearly everyone has played it and Sony has been shoving it down nearly every channel to help promote inFamous 2
  • LittleBigPlanet was exceptionally well received, but is somewhat less enticing now that LittleBigPlanet 2 is all the rage.
  • Super Stardust HD is a decently-received dual-joystick shooter, also previously released as inexpensive downloadable content.
  • WipEout HD Bundle brings the classic racing franchise back to consoles, and was also released as inexpensive downloadable content.
For the PSP, users get to choose from the following games:


  • Killzone: Liberation is a decent, if old, game for the PSP and is a decent choice if you haven't played it.
  • LittleBigPlanet was exceptionally well received, but as with the PlayStation 3 selection is somewhat less enticing now that LittleBigPlanet 2 is all the rage.
  • ModNation Racers is probably a decent choice if you don't own it, since this kart-racing game offers a lot of pre-made and user-created content.
  • Pursuit Force has players battling gangs in Capital city using a variety of vehicles and weapons, and isn't even the most recent Pursuit Force game to be released on the PSP.

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