Is Sony's PSN compensation enough? Vote in our Facebook poll

Are you happy with the compensation Sony's offering after losing millions of users' personal data and being offline for almost a month? Or should it be doing more?

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Vote in our Facebook poll to let us know how you feel about the compensation packages being offered to PSN users.

Sony's PlayStation Network is hobbling back to its feet after a month's worth of downtime that saw hackers trousering personal and financial data from over 100 million users. Now that some stability is finally returning to the service, Sony's offering heartbroken gamers compensation packages to say sorry. Here's what you get:

Two free games of your choosing. PS3 gamers can opt for two titles from a list of six that includes Dead Nation, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD (for US gamers), Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (in Europe) and Wipeout HD Fury. Sony PSP Go owners can choose from LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers and Pursuit Force or Killzone Liberation -- the latter isn't on offer to gamers in the US.

PlayStation Plus subscribers get 60 days of free membership to the premium level of PSN, while non-subscribers will receive 30 free days. Music Unlimited subscribers get 30 days free subscription.

UK and European gamers will also get free identity theft protection, which includes free monitoring, surveillance, reporting and insurance for a year. You also get access to special information-protection software.

But is that enough? On the one hand, PSN is a free service -- do we have any right to compensation if it goes down? But then, it did lose a lot of data... and those free games are a little dated.

Let us know how you feel in our poll. Is your anger sated? Or do you think Sony needs to do much more to persuade gamers that PSN is a safe and reliable service? Vote now, and don't forget to comment in the poll, or in our comments section below. We want to hear your thoughts.