Sony wants to win back your support following the recent PlayStation Network outage, and it's hoping free games and movies will do the trick.
The latest update to the official PlayStation blog details Sony's plan to offer gamers a mea culpa that it diplomatically dubs the "Welcome Back" program.
Key to this goodwill grab is a selection of free downloadable games on offer to PlayStation 3 and PSP owners. Sony explains:
All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
Super Stardust HD
Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
Additionally, the plan's offerings include free movie rentals, 30 days of free PSN Plus service and a number of free virtual items for Sony's PlayStation Home service. Different plans are available for gamers in Europe and Latin America, but the core concept of "free stuff" remains the same across the globe.
So boys and girls, is this timely show of generosity enough to win back whatever PlayStation brand-loyalty you may have had before the nearly month-long PSN outage, or was that time enough to drive you forever into the electronic embrace of Sony's competitors?