The wheels of the American justice system turn slowly, but they’ve finally ground out some compensation for those affected by the 2011 PlayStation Network hack and the resulting service outage. Thanks to a legal settlement resulting from a class-action lawsuit, US residents who were a member of PlayStation Network, owned a Sony Online Entertainment game, or subscribed to music service Qriocity between January 1 and May 15, 2011 can now file a claim for compensation.
For most users, that compensation will come in the form of digital goods, including a free PS3 theme, three months of PlayStation Plus (only available to new subscribers), and/or a downloadable code for one of the following PS3/PSP games.
Dead Nation (PS3)
Super Stardust HD (PS3)
Invizimals: Lost Kingdom (PS3)
God of War® HD (PS3)
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)
ModNation Racers (PSP)
Patapon 3 (PSP)
WipEout Pure (PSP)
Users who previously took a free game from Sony’s “Welcome Back” promotion, when PSN service returned in 2011, will be able to choose from one of the digital reward options. Others will be able to choose up to two. Users can get an additional digital reward if they can prove that they had no way to access Netflix or Hulu Plus subscriptions during the 23 days PSN was out of service.
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