In the process of assuring gamers that their trophies and friends lists are safe, Sony also let gamers know that they are considering a "goodwill gesture" for gamers who have been inconvenienced by the PSN being down. In other words: You PSN users are probably going to get a present.
Here's the company's words:
Q: Will there be a goodwill gesture for the time we haven’t been able to utilize PSN/Qriocity?
A: We are currently evaluating ways to show appreciation for your extraordinary patience as we work to get these services back online.
I don't know if you can consider it "extraordinary patience," Sony. After all, it's not like PSN users have any choice, but still, it's an interesting proposition: What, if anything, do you think Sony should give its gamers? I posed the question to G4's email list and received the following responses:
"I want a full refund on my PS3."
--Kevin Kelly, mad prophet of the Internet
"I want David Jaffe to come to my house so he and I can reenact the pottery scene from Ghost."
-- Blair Herter, contestant, MTV's Road Rules
"What I DON’T want is 'free' HOME furniture. Although, a grand piano would look snazzy in my virtual pad."
-- Will Jang, huge pianist
"I'd be shocked if Sony didn't give away a year of PlayStation Plus to every subscriber. That way they give something of value, which includes lots of free games and access, plus it retains users who will be asked to re-purchase in a year."
--Eric Eckstein, internationally recognized video gaming expert, bespectacled
"They should give each user a free DLG, something in the $15 area."
--Blain Howard, terribly handsome man
"I want any financial compensation in the form of Microsoft point cards."
--Courtney Kraft, LARPer, Xbot
"I just wanna get wasted and [REDACTED] [REDACTED]."
-- John Walsh, America's Sweetheart
"A free year of Xbox Live."
--Doug Baughman, VIP, PhD, PYT
"For a PSN+ subscriber like myself, I would love to see a couple extra free games thrown in next month and some deep discounts on DLC. A good sale on some of the bigger titles would help bring customers back."
--J.P. Shub, Rocker and/or Roller
"The Webmaster would like a pony."
-- The Webmaster, Webmaster
What do you guys want from Sony? What do you think you deserve? Answer in our comment section.