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Sony Europe Plans to Make Good on PSN Downtime with Free PS3 and PSP Games

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Sony will apologize to its PlayStation Network account holders in Europe by handing out free games, the company announced on its official blog today, while it sorts out the logistics of its identity theft protection program. So, what will you get, Europe?

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"We will be offering PSN users the opportunity to select two PS3 games from a list of five, as well as offering PSP users the opportunity to choose two games from a list of four," writes Sony Computer Entertainment Europe communications head Nick Caplin. "We will let you know exactly what games are available very soon."

SCEE has been generous in the past with giveaway games, handing out free first-party titles to PSPgo investors in 2009. We would expect first-party downloadable titles to be on offer as part of the "Welcome Back" effort too.

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Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment America outlined its plans to offer free identity theft protection to its PlayStation Network members for up to a year. SCEA said it's working on its make-good program, "evaluating ways to show appreciation for your extraordinary patience as we work to get these services back online."

The PlayStation Network has been offline since April 20 and is expected to return in some capacity by the end of this week.

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SCEE's Identity Theft Protection Offering [PlayStation.blog]

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Ugh. This upsets me so much. I want to GIVE Sony some money, not vice versa. They deserved none of this.