PSN Welcome Back package causes errors
Victims of the latest Sony PSN hackings have reported problems while trying to access the gaming network to claim their free gifts, offered to them by Sony as compensation for the hackings
It's been a tough old time for Sony's PlayStation this past month. First, the PSN was attacked by internet ne'er-do-wells out to pilfer users' personal information; then L.A. Noire developers Rockstar claimed the latest firmware update was causing PS3s to overheat (it wasn't, turns out); then, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, a million Sonypictures.com members had their personal account details rifled through by a different gang of cyber ruffians.
The PSN is, however, now back up and running, and to make up for the outage users were promised a collection of freebies from Sony by way of apology. PSN users registered before April 20th 2011 get two free games (from a selection of nine), some free movie rentals for the weekend and a month's free access to the PlayStation Plus service, as part of what Sony are calling the "Welcome Back" package.