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After struggling with weeks of downtime due to the recent hacker attacks, Sony's PlayStation Store is finally back online. The store offers downloadable demos and extra content, as well as videos, themes and avatars to PS3 users.

PlayStation Store director Grace Chen made the announcement last night on the PlayStation Blog. “The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience. You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos. Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trails, free games and DLC, free avatars and even more discounts.”

PS3 gamers can view a full list of the backlogged content on the PlayStation Blog. It includes a number of game updates as well as a slew of new downloadable games the likes of Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls and the third episode in the Back To The Future game series.

Unfortunately, the free games promised to PS3 users in Sony's ‘Welcome Back’ package is not yet available for download. According to Chen, “It is currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon; we'll be sure to let you know when.”

The next update to the PlayStation Store is scheduled for this Friday, the 3rd of June, with two more to take place next week during E3.

The restoration of the PlayStation Store comes after hackers infiltrated and disabled a number of Sony websites in April, exposing millions of PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts. And while the major attacks seems to have been stemmed, Sony is still suffering sporadic hacks on some of its sister sites.

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