Sony Agrees to $15 Mil Settlement For PSN Hacking

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  1. Wickett

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    Remember the major hack against the PlayStation Network back in 2011? Apparently a lot of you do, as Sony has now agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit.

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    If the settlement is approved by a judge, Sony will offer gamers a choice of a PS3 or PSP game (most of which were offered already as part of the Welcome Back Program after the incident), or three months of PlayStation Plus. Free subscriptions to Music Unlimited, SOE Station cash, and PS3 themes may also be available.

    The titles that Sony has confirmed will be offered in this settlement include Dead Nation, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Rain. It's also stated you'll need to have an active PS Plus subscription in order to qualify for the additional free months. Only US residents will be eligible for this offer, however, as separate territories have taken the company to task in their own ways already.

    A judge will not be ruling on this settlement however, until May 1 of next year, but if it goes through Sony will notify US gamers via publications and on websites. Afterwards you'll be required to fill out a lovely form to claim. Considering that most of the items will be distributed digitally and have already been created, it's a good bet Sony won't actually pay out $15 million smackaroos, rather that's the market value for the goods if they had been sold.
  2. Da Ill One

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    So their offering almost the exact same games as they offered before, and a 3 months PSN + account that only works if you don't have it already? I don't think they have to offer anything anyway, but if they are going too they could at least offer different stuff.