Shack PSA: PSN 'Welcome Back' offer extended

The PlayStation Network 'Welcome Back' offer of free games and PS Plus membership has been extended until July 5, giving everyone one last, last chance to redeem their freebies.

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In the wake of the PlayStation Network hack and lengthy downtime for the online service, Sony offered free games and a month's PlayStation Plus membership as part of a 'Welcome Back' package. PlayStation 3 and PSP owners were to have until July 3 to select their freebies but some were caught off-guard by Sony's timing.

The Welcome Back offer was pulled early in the day on July 3, surprising users who expected to have the entire day to redeem their goodies; Sony had not specified a time. Fortunately for the indecisive, Sony has chosen to extend the offer a teensy bit. You now have until 9am Pacific on Tuesday, July 5 to grab your free games. Note the time and consider that a final, final deadline.

PS3 owners can choose two free downloadable games from the list of Dead Nation, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Wipeout HD plus its 'Fury' expansion. PSP owners get two out of LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, and Killzone Liberation.

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    July 4, 2011 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Shack PSA: PSN 'Welcome Back' offer extended.

    The PlayStation Network 'Welcome Back' offer of free games and PS Plus membership has been extended until July 5, giving everyone one last, last chance to redeem their freebies.

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      July 4, 2011 8:48 AM

      Why is this such a limited time in the first place. I hate companies that do this sort of makeup thing but put it in a small window of time. Just make the game choices available to the accounts in question and let them pick them up at their leisure.

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        July 4, 2011 9:42 AM

        Those who didn't pick it up yet were probably weren't really affected by the downtime anyways..

        I'm sure a lot of people just logged in to get the goodies after not touching their ps3 for a few weeks or month. I know I did.

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      July 4, 2011 9:52 AM

      Alas, with the release of a new system update, those users will be waiting the next day and a half for their update to download.

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        July 4, 2011 11:25 AM

        The system updates download super fast for me.. it takes longer to install them than to download them.

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      July 4, 2011 9:55 AM

      Is there anyway to redeem if you don't currently have your PS3 with you?

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      July 4, 2011 11:26 AM

      How do you access the welcome back page? I see references to it online but I have never seen it..

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        July 4, 2011 11:46 AM

        It seems the whole welcome back extension was only for the US...

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          July 4, 2011 2:22 PM

          We in Sweden got it too.

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            July 4, 2011 3:24 PM

            Well it is not working here and SCEE has supposedly said that the extension does not apply to them...

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        July 4, 2011 2:24 PM

        should be a tab in the store

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          July 4, 2011 3:23 PM

          There is no tab in the store and according to one of the news stories about this SCEE has said that the extension does not apply to them.

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      July 4, 2011 2:56 PM

      Yay, I didn't realize there was a time limit. Guess that should have been obvious.

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      July 5, 2011 4:32 AM

      Anyone know if the Japan PSN is back up yet, by chance? I haven't been able to connect to it, but thought there may be some bullshit links and account info mailed to me in Japanese that I hadn't clicked though properly.

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      July 5, 2011 10:27 AM

      Thank God for this little extension. Thanks to it, I was able to claim Super Stardust HD and LittleBigPlanet on my secondary account. Goooooooo account polygamy!

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      July 5, 2011 10:56 AM

      wow, my guess was that it had ended weeks ago, but missed it by 2 hours =[ oh well!

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