There are certain things in life that are free, from the people we keep closest to our hearts to a walk on a beautiful public, sandy beach. But there are things that we know can’t come unless moneys are involved, and quite honestly, that’s almost everything. Even certain privileges that one should never have to pay for comes with a price these days, and the more we venture into the future, the more we realize the absolute importance of money.
But there are times when the things that we usually pay for becomes free, albeit for a short time, and because of something that’s happened, in our case, the PSN hack which lead to millions of user accounts becoming exposed, including date of birth, address and other important and sensitive information. Because of this, Sony kept offline the PlayStation Network for the better part of a month, apologized and promised gamers that it would provide them with a “Welcome Back” package that would see them getting four games for free: choose two out of five for PS3 and the same for PSP. That promise was realized yesterday when Sony sent live the program and gamers the world over were rejoicing – but what they didn’t know is that they’ll have way more reasons to rejoice than they ever imagined. Because they won’t only get four free games, instead they’ll get 2×10. Do the math.
I’m sure you want to know how this all works, right? Here goes, then:
When you select the “Welcome Back Package” option on the PlayStation Store, you’ll get to choose two games for PS3 and two for PSP if you own the latter device. But there’s also another item which you can select as part of the package, as you know, and that’s 30 days of PlayStation Plus for free; and my friends, that’s where the secret lies.
Once you’ve selected the 30 days of free PlayStation Plus, you’ll receive a confirmation email in the account you signed up with, telling you “thanks for your purchase”. The PS Plus logo will now appear next to your avatar, and all the privileges of regular PS Plus members are now yours. One of the privileges is, wait for it, free games!
In this month’s selection, you have over PS Plus items which you can choose from:
Normally costing $4.99, I downloaded the Steel Rain DLC pack for Killzone 3 free of charge! There’s also SOCOM 4 DLC available that I haven’t downloaded as yet.
The 2D Adventures Of Rotating Octopus Character is just one of the many Minis available for free because you’re now a PS Plus member. And there’s lots, lots more!
Full Game Trials
Comet Crash is just one of the many full game trials that are available for download for free because of your PS Plus status, so don’t miss out! You can also try out Mass Effect 2 entirely free – the full game.
And don’t forget everything becomes cheaper and there are lots of free videos to watch, themes to download and much more. Like I’ve said, this weekend must be the best in gaming history! Go ahead, do a little searching around on PS Plus, and what you’ll get free of charge will amaze you.