Reason number 103232 why Sony is shit..
It took them 3 years of arm twisting to do something they should of done years ago when this happened.
Well what the fuck were you expecting?
I remember when they gave everyone free PS+ and free games from the whole PSN fiasco, I ended up getting Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, and like 3 months of PS+
Are people still honestly butthurt about that PSN attack? It's not like they actually took anything of importance considering that they had credit card information but it was all encrypted anyways.
Man what a shitty company. People will defend Sony for getting hacked too even though they didn't have the proper security in the first place and then decide to tell everyone a month after the breach. Great communication on there part.
I was happy with how they gave everyone a choice of a few games before. LBP ended up being one of my favorite games of the gen and I'm not sure I would have ever bought it myself.
I was actually more disappointed with Sony in 2012, after losing Butler they didn't advertise shit, which meant that Starhawk, the Vita and other games that released that year bombed when they would have sold great
Man how did starhawk ever turn out? I loved the shit out of warhawk when I first got my ps4, and mostly drove around in tanks or shot shit out of the sky with rocket launchers. Was glorious.
So was MAG for the first month or two I played as a HMG weilding, healing support with anti-tank mines and rocket lawnchairs. Good times.
>Claims made by those who didn't participate in PlayStation's "Welcome Back" package — a program in which Sony offered PSN members free games as thanks for their loyalty after the security breach — will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to an aggregate cap of $6 million. Claimants will be able to choose two separate benefit options or two instances of one PSN benefit option.
>Those who did participate in the "Welcome Back" package will be eligible to receive one game benefit, a theme benefit or a PlayStation Plus subscription benefit. Participants will also be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis to an aggregate cap of $4 million.
Going to be a mad rush, I already got my welcome back package, if they're offering a theme as an equivalent option I can only imagine what shit games they're planning on giving.
I thought everyone had forgotten about this. How many free games and PS+ months do people want?
I knew Sonyfags were bad but damn..Kaz could break into your house steal your shit rape your mom and you would thank him for it and buy games from him the next day
>humans in charge of not being over dramatic lawsuit mongers ready to squeeze every dime they can wring out of something and milk it dry while putting on the worst most obvious tearful act
How dare you. I'll see you in court.
They fixed kotaku, anon.
PattyH was given her own section about nothing but Pokemon news. She posts like 2-5 Pokemon posts a week.
I can't play Pokemon anymore, but I can tolerate kotaku now.
Next they need to give that yannick faggot his own kid Icarus section and were golden.
They're bankrupt. What do you expect? They don't want to give away anything if they don't have to.
>People who lost money were eligible to be paid back in damages by Sony
>Everyone else who didn't lose money got free games
If you are smart about your credit card, you won't be easily affected by something like this, yeah they should have informed people sooner about their personal info being in danger but acting like they shouldn't be forgiven at all is retarded
I never liked the idea of handing out my credit card info, so I ended up getting free games and didn't have to worry about a thing. Now I could get another one or two games? I'm loving this.
>$5m to the lawyers
Jews killing the gaming industry.
>it took them 3 years of arm twisting
they gave people 3 months of plus and multiple free game like the week after PSN went up, I think this shows a reason that theyre a good company.
If they were a good company they would of alerted everyone as soon as the the hack happened and not try and sweep it under the rug Sony handled it poorly and a few free games is not a fix
Only people who didn't cash in their chips to get a free game back in 2011.
so only the stupidest of the stupid because the fine print in >>254590843 indicates they'll likely get jack of shit. (or $4.50 in credit)
If Sony was so pro-consumer, they wouldn't have changed their terms of service directly afterwards.
If you DID NOT take the free things in 2011, two undisclosed benefit packages.(PS+ subscriptions)
If you were calm and rational and accepted their welcome back package, you get another free game or PS+.
> Hides hack from consumers even tho their personal info is at risk
> after hack makes playstation members sign a new agreement saying they cant sue
>fights a lawsuit for 3 years to hold off having to pay back anything
Man what a great company I sure do love those free games they gave me ...they da best eva
>MS is relevant because it's one of the three big names for console. When you say that Sony is shit, you have to have a frame of reference to call it shit by, and since Nintendo is a joke, it makes sense to use MS as the reference point.
Yeah, I'd always heard about Infamous when Prototype was brought up, but I'd never bothered to look into it.
When they offered it as a free game back then I jumped at it. It was surprisingly good. 2 was much better. Second Son was alright as well.
I have no hope for First Light though. Festival of Blood is no doubt better than that.
Microsoft spend BILLIONS, and upon BILLIONS online infrastructure shit. The Xbox is not really about gaming more then it is about data storage, and networking connections.
People may think Xbox is failure, but......shit like PSN hacking is exactly why Microsoft spent so much money.
I've had both x360 and ps3, and as far as I can remember, I've only seen xbox get "hacked" once, and the only thing that happened was that it was offline for about an hour.
The amount of money sony makes is irrelevant, what matters is the damage they are compensating. I have no idea how many people are on playstation network, but I'm going to assume the number is at least one million and being hacked and losing user information is worth a lot more than $15 per incident.
That time Sony was just "being nice", trying to convince people to get back on PSN.
This time Sony is trying to get a judge to agree that, if they were to pay a fine and give PSN users (more) free stuff, they'll drop the lawsuit against Sony.
>nintendo and microsoft
Have fun throwing your money away
You would end up saving it in the long run by building a pc
Xbox has gotten security breaches a number of times. The thing is that Microsoft has security research and defensive team for this shit. They shut down the security breach pretty fast rate, and learn from the experience.
Sony is still new to the internet online services business. So when they first got hack, it's likely that they had no idea how to deal with a disaster of that scale.
Um. They gave us free stuff back when it happened dude. I got five free games and 30 days of PS+ when PSN finally came back up. They even apologized publicly. Twice. Once on video and once at the following E3 where Jack himself got up and apologized to everyone.
Seriously. This was settled ages ago.
Meanwhile microsoft has swept dozens of attacks under the rug and it barely makes news. Why? Because unlike Sony, Microsoft never comes out and apologizes for it. Funny how doing the right thing attracts more flack than hiding the fact that your security sucks like Microsoft.