Welcome Back, Fodder

by Steve Napierski to Articles

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“So which ones are you getting?”

If the context of that question doesn’t make sense then you probably aren’t up to date on Sony’s “Welcome Back” program. Basically all Playstation Network customers and all PSP owners will have 30 days after the Playstation Store reopens to download two games, for free, from a list of titles supplied by Sony and keep them forever.

Two PS3 games from the following list:

Dead Nation
Wipeout HD/Fury
Super Stardust HD (North America Only)
Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (European Union Only)

For those with PSP accounts, you will also be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list:

LittleBigPlanet PSP
ModNation PSP
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation

There’s still other details about the program that I won’t get into. Joystiq does a good job explaining the program by region [1] and Kotaku gives a pretty good rundown of how to get your most bang for your buck [2].

Personally, I will be picking up inFAMOUS and LittleBigPlanet for my Playstation 3. And if I can find my PSP, ModNation PSP and Killzone Liberation. Kinda makes Xbox Live users wish their service had been hacked. Know what I mean?

So… which ones are you getting?

Discussion (9)¬

  1. Kyo
    Kyo says:
    May 17, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    According to this Germany is in North America now, because we’re the only Europeans who get Super Stardust HD (and won’t get Infamous or Dead Nation, which is fine with me, because I already got those)

  2. Doskias
    Doskias says:
    May 17, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    LittleBigPlanet and Dead Nation for PS3, and KillZone and Modnation for PSP.

  3. Mordordevil
    Mordordevil says:
    May 17, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Dead Nation and LBP for PS3, KillZone and LBP for PSP. Pretty cool we’re getting free movies too.

  4. candrian
    candrian says:
    May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    You know, I was expecting crap in the welcome-back-please-don’t-give-up-on-us package – the equivalent of a popcap game and maybe a wallpaper and avatar.
    But Sony sure know how to grovel when they want to, they may not be particularly new games but they were popular ones in their time and here in England I’d be paying between £10 and £20 for each of them. So that’s about $60 of free stuff in return for 3 weeks without a FREE service. Schweet

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      May 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

      Yeah, I was impressed by the offerings, as well. May be older titles, but good older titles nonetheless.

  5. Sapientia
    Sapientia says:
    May 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    No, it still doesn’t make me wish I was hacked. I would rather not have my personal information compromised, even for two free games. That being said, does it still sound like a sweet deal?
    Either way, as both an owner of an Xbox 360 and a PSP… I find this information pretty valueable.

  6. David
    David says:
    May 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Wait, so I can get this stuff even though I haven’t turned my PS3 on in like two years? I guess I might give Little Big Planet a shot.

  7. El Brandion
    El Brandion says:
    May 19, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    too bad I have already played and Infamous, and own both LBP and Wipeout -_- Did Sony ever think people might already HAVE these games???? Looks like my 2 were chosen for me.

  8. Wave
    Wave says:
    May 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    No, no it does not make me wish XBL was hacked. Whatever makes you feel better, though.