Remember when Sony was hacked? No, not THAT time they were hacked. Or the time before that. I’m talking about way back in 2011, when their database of paying customers on the Playstation Network was broken into and thousands of credit cards were stolen. The Playstation Network had to be shut down for a few days while they patched things up with gum and waited for the next breach. Sony elected to give away some free games to make their public forget. (For their sake I hope they didn’t.)
The breach resulted in a lawsuit, and you know how slow the American legal system is, so the suit is just now being settled. Sony had to agree to provide the users of PSN or any of its other networks (Qriocity and Sony Online Entertainment) some kind of cash settlement. They’ve chosen to do this in the form of game giveaways, and they look familiar: Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, God of War HD and a few free menu themes. You may recall those were the exact free games Sony gave away four years ago, and they haven’t gotten any younger. There are more offerings, but getting them depends on the severity of how the hack affected you.
If you didn’t get your games in 2011, here are the requirements: you must have held an account with Sony prior to the incident, and that account has to have had some activity in the four years since that point. And you must provide proof your credit card account was tampered with. (This was not the case in 2011 when everybody got a game.) Victims must submit their claims by August 31 to receive any form of compensation.
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