Sony 'Welcome Back' Program is Now Live
This is good news for anyone with a PS3 or PSP, as Sony is announcing its "Welcome Back" program is now live. The program is for anyone who had a PSN account before the outage occured, so if you got set up with an account by April 20th, 2011, you are in luck. PS3 owners will be able to choose two games from a list of five while PSP owners get to choose two games from a list of four. If you happen to own both a PS3 and a PSP, then you will get four games in total which should please many people. The PS3 games are: inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Dead Nation, Super Stardust HD, and Wipeout HD/Fury. The PSP games are: LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Killzone Liberation, and Pursuit Force. To get your game, simply go to the PS Store on the PS3 or PSP, click on the Welcome Back portion, and select your first game. Once you have it downloading, do the same procedure for the second game. European PS3/PSP owners get a slightly different selection, but still, the same method applies for them.
You can also get 30 days free of PlayStation Plus in the Welcome Back section, and once the 30 days are up, it simply expires and does not auto-renew. You can, of course, purchase PS+ on your own afterwards, but Sony is leaving that entirely up to you. Current PS+ members will get an additional 60 days added on to their service, which requires no action on your part as Sony is doing that automatically. There will be 100 items added to PlayStation Home for every PSN user which should help to appease the people unable to access it during the outage. There will also be a selection of free movie rentals to choose from this weekend only, the only stipulation for that is you must have video service in your country. Finally, current Music Unlimited Premium members will get an additional 30 days added on to their subscription.