PlayStation Network outage class action results in settlement in Canada
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 19, 2013 1:15PM PDT
Remember the Great PlayStation Network Outage of 2011? After Sony's servers were hacked, the company took down its network services for an extended period of time. When it returned, the company offered a "Welcome Back" promo that included a number of free games.
But, that wasn't sufficient compensation, one class action lawsuit claimed. And now, Canadian users of Sony's online services can join the suit to get some additional freebies.
If you stopped using the PlayStation Network after the hack, you can get the full amount of funds in your wallet to be refunded. If you continued using PSN, you'll be entitled to your choice of an additional free game from the original "Welcome Back" promo, three dynamic themes, or a 50% discount on a 3-month subscription for PlayStation Plus.
Sony Online Entertainment was also affected by the outage. Station Cash balances can be refunded, or $4.50 of credit can be received.
As part of the settlement, Sony "[denies] any claims of wrongdoing in this case, and the settlement does not mean that the Sony Entities violated any laws or did anything wrong."