Sony Customer Appreciation Program (Bribe)

Sony North America has come up with what amounts to a bribe for the massive failure of their online service, and it is not too bad. For those that are fast enough Sony is offereing ALL Playstation Network customers 2 of 5 games.  You have 30 days to get those game and once you grab them they are yours forever.  Your choices are:

This deal is great, unless you are a very avid fan boy and you already have all 5 games. I guess you can at least get two of them to live on your hard drive then. PSP owners are getting a similar deal from the following list:

This is the permanent stuff you get to keep as a "my bad" gift.  And hey, if you have both a PS3 and a PSP that is 4 free games. They also have some things that are going to be nice, but seem more like a marketing gimick, which I guess it really needed at this point given all the not so great press they got the past few weeks.

  • A selection of “On Them” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
  • To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

I do like how they are giving people that were already paying for some of the services such as Qriocity and Playstation Plus an additional 30 days over everyone else.  Makes you seems a little more special.  So does this bribe work for you guys?

PSP Go No More

Ah PSP Go, I don't own you and now I will never own you. Sony has completed their last production run of the shrunken hand held. Released on October 1, 2009 the system did not even get a full 2 years to try and impress us. Can you blame them either? The system had a quick price drop and if you had a collection of PSP games before hand you were not guaranteed to be able to play them, making you buy them all again. Now don't go fretting that you have to wait until the NGP to get your PSP one (which if you don't have one by now I see no purpose in not waiting).  The PSP 3000 is going to continue getting support at least until the NGP comes out, whenever that may be.

This Week in Games (March 21, 2011)

So here is what I wanted to post this morning but failed to look it up far enough ahead of time. This Week in Games is (or at least is planned to be) a new weekly feature on The Gameslave. This Week in Games is going to be the games that are going to be released over the next week. So without further ado lets begin.
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