Christmas wasn’t the best for gaming as both Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network were subjected to DDOS attacks, leaving millions of gamers left with no online gaming over the festive period.
Although the hack has been dealt with now, Sony will be issuing those with PlayStation Plus accounts a level of compensation. Stating via the PlayStation Blog, Sony Network Entertainment vice president Eric Lempe stated:
Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days.
The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available.
In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a ten per cent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members.
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