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For many gamers who own a PlayStation console, December 25th was not a fun day to make use of online features on Sony’s gaming network due to a distributed denial-of-service attack that also affected users of Xbox Live. Fans were disappointed, as many gamers got their Christmas gifts but were unable to use the network of their choice to log in and play against family and friends online.

Today, the VP of Sony Network Entertainment, Eric Lempel, published a post about what SCEA will offer to fans who were affected by the attack to the company’s network:

Happy New Year! 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. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. 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 (we will notify you when).

Also, Lempel mentioned all users of the PlayStation Network will get a 10% discount good for content included in a one-time purchase.

[Source]: PlayStation.Blog: A Holiday Thank You.

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