Most long-standing PlayStation Network users should have
taken advantage of Sony’s Welcome Back offer. If you haven’t, two free games
and a month of PlayStation Plus (plus another two games for your PSP) are yours
for the taking at the PlayStation Store.
Your free month of PlayStation Plus gives you cool things. The
opportunity to play the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta early with a PlayStation
Plus subscription is almost a fair exchange for Sony giving away PlayStation
Network users’ personal data to naughty internet thieves.
I say, almost.
Sony have realised that a few old games and a month of PlayStation
Plus doesn’t actually cover their security faux pas. To further make amends,
our friends at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe are about to shower us with
Users of PlayStation 3’s perpetually beta PlayStation Home
will have some new stuff and some new threads to wear whilst spontaneously
dancing and stalking ‘girl’ avatars. Sony is offering the PlayStation Home
Welcome Back Content free to download from June 30 to July 28. Lucky PS3
punters will be able to enjoy:
- An anime
themed clothing and furniture sets
Paris Modern Office furniture set
Big Bash party bundle
Fantasy Fashion and Funkster costumes
Aurora OrbRunner Booster Bundle
- A cuddly
Stitchkins Bunny Toy from Lockwood
- A Midway
Green ticket (50 plays)
Cardboard Cartel Furniture from Codeglue
Fortune Cookie active item
selection of Tops, Shirts, Skirts, High-top trainers and glasses
- Go Fish
– a new, free-to-play fishing game based in the Shopping Centre
With the exception of Go Fish, all the content, valued at
€85/£65 (NZ$125), will be available from Home Square.
If your Home apartment’s furnishings are limited to no more
than a bubble blower and a sofa, the above will go some way to making it look a
little more homely. I’ve you haven’t visited Home for a while things have
changed quite a bit since it was launched in 2008. This is a perfect
opportunity to take another look.
Sony have given us all a great reason to spend the weekend
playing virtual dress-up, arranging virtual furniture in our new anime virtual
apartments as well as the usual spontaneous virtual dancing and virtual
stalking of the ‘girl’ avatars in Home Square. For more details check out the
official PlayStation blog here.