If there are actual damaged due to the need to get a new credit card or whatever, sure, they might be help liable, but for average Joe who only enjoys the free service and never entered the credit data in the first place? I don't see any need for compensation there at all.
Really, you don't think that other info besides a credit card number needs to be protected for free?! Honestly, I know that there is info in the sign-up for PSN that can be used to fuck a person's life up. I can replace the card I used with a phone call to the bank (which I already did), but I can't change my address and birthdate.
That said of course I wouldn't mind it getting two free games, but I don't see that as compensation
why not?!! It's compensation for the fact that a lot of the games didn't function fully because of the online features. i would have loved to play mortal Kombat online like Xbox-ers for more than a couple of days. I wholeheartedly would take a couple of free games. As far as actual money, I will agree that's a bit much. Sony lost loyal and potential new customers with this little faux pas that it's a huge dent in their gaming revenue.
Dear Sony, please promise that you have taken this time to not only learn from your mistakes but also how to prevent future ones.
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