UPDATE: Playstation Blog has put out the press release from Sony that indicates the Playstation Store will be up "this week." Apparently they are still having trouble figuring out how to bring the entire network back online without having a middleschool cheerleading squad hack into it while googling for hot boys.
As detailed in an earlier article, Sony will offer various items and services for free as a make-good for the network and store being unavailable. For North American account holders that includes:
TWO FREE PS3 GAMES from the list below downloadable for 30-days from the point of the restoration of the store.
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
The same condition for PSP owners.
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
Sony will also provide free movie titles (on their terms apparently, since they don't trust you) as well as 30 days free Playstation Plus for non subscribers. Existing Plus subscribers will receive 60 more days free.
Click on the above link if you want to know what else Sony is going to provide for free.
The most exciting freebie is 100 free virtual items for Home. I can't wait to spend 1,200 hours trying to figure out where to put that new freebie table in my fake apartment that no one ever goes into, least of all me.
So, what is the first thing you are going to do when Playstation Store returns? What free games are you grabbing? And how excited are you to finally log into Home? What do you think the chances are that someone hacks into the network again before Sony can relaunch the storefront?