Dude they sent out retail games and gold subscriptions with their repairs for a long time. Undertow was just their thank for XBL gold subscribers.
The free games came after you sent in a broken one. I applaud that. But what is the use of those free games if you can't play them when your refurbished unit doesn't work out of the box it came in?
edit: that was carcassone, my bad. undertow was still not quite the same situation. Intermittent down time for a week because of overcrowding is not quite the same as having all your customers credit card numbers and addresses stolen resulting in your service being down for all members for close to a month.
But anyway I still don't believe anyone has anything to worry about. Unless your card was used fraudulently before Sony made this public then you have nothing to worry about. Can't really come up with a similar situation but... I guess you could compare it to flies to a fresh dog shit basically. Where as the flies are the FBI and various other companies over the shit left in your back yard.
No there wasn't. It was even worse. The companies publicly attacked each other. Not just with PR underhanded comments. Like up front publicly attacked each other to their faces.
Sorry but when I had an SNES (First owned system.) I was like... 7 years old or so... We got the SNES when Mortal Kombat came out. My first fatality was Scorpions R UP UP move. That is all I can remember. Never really knew about magazines until I was 15 and brought home an FHM magazine. Mom was pissed. Dad stole it from me. All of my friends had both systems. We played anything that came out. I still remember getting confused on what I was supposed to do with Sonic...
Then I remember I couldn't beat Donkey Kong Country 2. The rising toxic ooze level with the snake dude... Kept dying just before the end.