Sony: A Holiday Thank You


Earlier today Eric Lempel VP, Sony Network Entertainment released a statement on the US and EU PlayStation Blogs. As you might have guessed this is in reference to the PlayStation Network being down for a couple of days and because of that Sony are giving everyone some free stuff. Check out an extract from the cleverly worded statement below and let us know what you think in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days. The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).

In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a 10 percent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members.

This discount can be used toward content available on PS Store including blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and Movies.

Thanks again to all our loyal PlayStation fans and welcome to our newest console owners. Wishing you all a very happy holiday.

Written by Chazz Harrington

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  • brianc6234

    Now the FBI should arrest Lizard Squad and make him at least pay Sony back for what this will cost them. Hackers need to start paying for their crimes.

  • London Rhodes

    I’m glad Sony is offering a “make good”. With PSN being a paid service these days. It’s only right to compensate peoples PS plus time back.

    • brianc6234

      You should send a bill to those creeps at Lizard Squad. Look at this Twitter account. They tweet IP addresses for the rest of them to attack. It’s impossible to keep hackers from attacking a network.

      • Jahonius

        They are the biggest joke. They don’t have the guts to go after government agencies, but game servers. It’s about time the justice dept. take them in, and sued by both MS and Sony for damages beyond their ability to bail.

        • brianc6234

          I agree. They will be taken down eventually. I wonder if the FBI is sitting back letting them do more and more until they have a huge case against them? If not they should have had Twitter ban all of them by now. They aren’t anything special. They’re going to end up like those dopes who called themselves Anonymous. I think one of them turned on the others and made a deal.

        • brianc6234

          I just found an article on a site called The Daily Dot. They wrote about the Lizard Squad. They actually said if Sony and Microsoft don’t want to be attacked all they need to do is buy more bandwidth and add a little extra hardware. I find it hard to believe that would solve anything. But they claim to be the ones who took out North Korea’s Internet access. They better be careful bragging about that. I can see North Korea hiring a hit man to hunt them down and take them out.

  • IceSamurai Dono

    I thought the articles would have been less informative and more idealistic of the views described on the podcast. I look forward to hearing what you all think.

  • It’s nice that they are very thankful and giving free things, cheers Sony. Makes then seem guilty a tad though to the un-informed and that is frustrating.