Back in 2011, the PlayStation Network was attacked by hackers. The intruders brought the service down for three weeks and put millions of users' personal information at risk.
Afterward, Sony offered a "Welcome Back" program as an apology, but a few particularly irate consumers didn't think this was sufficient. Hence, the lawsuits leveled at the electronics titan. Now, as reported by Polygon , Sony and the plaintiffs have reached a $15 million settlement agreement.
Those who did not receive any games during the Welcome Back program get two benefits: Either a game for the PS3 or PSP, three PS3 themes, or a three-month subscription to PlayStation Plus. You can choose two of the same benefit if you wish; these will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until the total compensation value hits $6 million. If that cap is reached, users can then receive one month of Plus.
If you did get games during the Welcome Back program, you can snag one additional PS3 or PS3 title, three PS3 themes, or one three-month Plus membership. These will be handed out until the total valute hits $4 million, after which a month of Plus is on the table. You just have to bear in mind that these Plus benefits are only for those who have never subscribed to the service before.
Here are the available titles:
The settlement still has to be approved by a judge but once that happens, all of this is finally over.