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Sony's Welcome Back Package, Good News?


When Sony announced it's "Welcome Back" package, free games, 30 days free Playstation Plus and Music Unlimited sounded great.

But the reality? Well, they leave a bitter sweet taste.



As Contributing Editor, Dan Bate said "Great, Sony screws everyone over and their apology? A childs game, a game I've never heard of, a game I don't want, and two I've already got...thanks Sony"


Harsh words, maybe, but the fact of the matter is, if you're a Playstation 3 owner, there's a high chance you've got the two "big" names on the list- inFamous and littleBIGplanet.


In my opinion, Sony missed a big play here. Why not give a major title, like Killzone 3? Sure, it'd be a massive pitfall in terms of actual sales, but the fact of the matter is, they need to try and get our respect back, and quite frankly, that's not going to happen with 3 and 2 year old games, that again, most have already got.


Now, I'm not saying Sony should give a £40-50 game away, with a hope enough people will think the same, and start a boycott before May 24, as that's not going to happen, and even if it did- Sony wouldn't do it.


A lot of people are arguing "something is better than nothing" which is completely true, but at the same time, it's hard to ignore the fact that we are actually being given nothing.


Sure, two free games (four if you also own a PSP), 30 days free of Playstation Plus and Music Unlimited, is great in practise, but a month of two services that the "free" version of PSN has proved we don't actually need, and games that are either old, or pretty cack does not qualify as a means to say "We're sorry your personal data was stolen, here, key in your credit card details and have these old games, and 30 day trials of a service you probably have no interest in for free."


If Sony pulls this off without more people kicking up a fuss, then I'll be mighty impressed, for after the horrid state their PR showed during the PSN hack and now this, Sony are going to need as many on their side as they can get (or bribe).

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