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Qore Episode 12 – Featuring Batman: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, Ghostbusters and Euphoria

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar Posted by on May 06, 2009 // Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

If you’re interested in busting the Joker, busting a tire, busting ghosts or busting a tackle, we’ve got you covered this month! We’re also excited to announce that Qore annual subscribers are invited to the upcoming UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves multiplayer Beta (see details below).

Enter the Asylum
Arkham Asylum. It’s the place where Batman’s most psychotic foes are kept under lock and key…at least, until the Joker takes control. Developer Rocksteady Games brings us inside the Gotham City landmark—the location of their upcoming game.

Who You Gonna Call?
It may have been twenty years since the Ghostbusters last strapped on their proton packs, but the films have not been forgotten. Audrey Cleo catches up with Dan Aykroyd about his contributions as writer and voice actor in the new game that’s revitalized the beloved franchise.

Take a Spin
Veronica Belmont also visits Codemasters in the UK for an early look at the next iteration in its DiRT rally racing series evolving the gameplay with improved handling and new stadium events.

Natural Co-Motion
Euphoria, developed to create extremely realistic character AI and animation in upcoming games such as Backbreaker, will change the way you play– foregoing canned animation for real-time interaction. We take a close look at this new technology.

Everyone who downloads Qore this month will receive an exclusive inFAMOUS PS3 “Good Karma” theme that, like the game’s main character, evolves over time. New Qore subscribers will also receive High Velocity Bowling as our way of saying thanks.

Great News for Subscribers!
All existing Qore subscribers will also receive a special voucher via e-mail allowing them to join the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves multiplayer Beta on June 3. Everyone who becomes a new Qore subscriber on or before May 15 will also receive the Beta invitation.

This Beta is just one of the many benefits offered to Qore subscribers during this inaugural year. And, as a reminder for our June 2008 subscribers, you still have one more episode coming your way after May’s Episode 12 to complete your 13-episode subscription.

Look for Qore Episode 12 available tomorrow, Thursday May 7.

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+ onlineatron on May 6th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

I have a question

Could one of the PSblog guys explain to me why the US is getting it in every copy of inFamous plus QORE and here in the UK we only get it if we order inFamous with

I have had a pre-order for inFamous for months from another website and now may have to cancel it due the beta of my favourite game’s sequel.

Will we have any other way of getting the beta in the UK??


+ Seductive87 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:



+ StalkingSilence on May 6th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

Actually jealous of those annual subscribers for once.


+ StalkingSilence on May 6th, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

Theme that evolves over time? When will you open up the power to make custom themes do that?


+ Destiny89 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

I got a question.

I would like to Subscribe to Qore right now but it says ( Subscription-April 2009) which is $24.99.. now should i wait till it says (Subscription-May 2009)? or should i do so right now??
Thank you

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    + Kevin Furuichi on May 6th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

    All subscribers by May 15 will receive an email voucher for the beta. So you can subscribe now and still be included. Make sure the correct email address is associated with your PSN account when you subscribe.


+ LILBUDDY2000 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

I’m really glad I bought core!!! The extras are well worth the price of admission. Especially when the demo is drakes!!!! I’m also looking forward to seeing the demo for dirt 2.

P.S how can we get are hands on one of those cool racing seats ;-) I guess my g25 will do for now


+ Thrasher20 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

MAG beta.

Hey hey hey hey hey guys, who you gonna call?? Ghost Busters!


+ LILBUDDY2000 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

@55 Destiny89

Everyone who becomes a new Qore subscriber on or before May 15 will also receive the Beta invitation.

You have until May 15 the way I read it…Core is worth the money


+ Cruizer8 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

I have been a Qore subscriber from day one and this is one of only 2 episodes that have truly interested me. Luckily there have been enough “freebies” to cover to cost of entry.


+ bball230 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

Ok i am now officially LOVING the fact i bought qore! it has completly turned around this year! I’m liking it so much that im really considering buying it again when my subscription expires

THANKS qore team and keep the betas, demos, and games comming!


+ PHANTASMN707 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

I agree with everyone else here. When the MAG beta starts, it would be awesome to get access from Qore.

With all the free PSN games, betas, and exclusive themes so far, I’ll be renewing on June 4th.


+ MoeBT on May 6th, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:

What if I’m a already a Qore subscriber. Do I still need to renew my subscription before the said date (May 15th)? Or can I renew in June after the 13th episode is released?

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    + Kevin Furuichi on May 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

    If you\’re one of our initial June subscribers, you\’ve got one more episode coming your way for June. Also keep a look our for a reminder email notice with more details coming soon.

    Thanks again for joining us on this first full year of Qore.

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    + Kevin Furuichi on May 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

    If you\’re one of our initial June subscribers, you\’ve got one more episode coming your way for June. Also keep a look our for a reminder email notice with more details coming soon.

    Thanks again for joining us on this first full year of Qore.


+ JKar275 on May 6th, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

Will Qore annual subscribers also get access to the M.A.G. beta when it arrives?


+ vinnyg32 on May 6th, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

I agree some others here. You would think a better marketing approach would of been to include the infamous demo this month and uncharted demo next month. Could of used Qores Uncharted beta to boost subscribtion renewals.


+ DPyro on May 6th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

>All existing Qore subscribers will also
>receive a special voucher via e-mail allowing
>them to join the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves
>multiplayer Beta on June 3.

This is an AWESOME bday present!


+ NEJI64 on May 6th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:

i have to say QORE have been worth the $25. plus everything you get Qore pay for its self. From Socom beta, Resistance beta, Home beta, various demos full games, wallpapers and themes.

i you didn’t get your voucher like what was stated either you put the wrong e-mail or in your account. you have the part that say would you like to receive promotional blah blah uncheck


+ Firebird93 on May 6th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:


For the past betas, I’ve been pretty much screwed because I’m under 18 (probably anyway – did not receive R2 or SOCOM betas). Since this is a T rated game will I have access to the beta, even though I’m under 18? I know it says ‘all users’ but I’m pretty sure it said that the last times too.



+ Tezasaurus on May 6th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:



+ SHEhatesme69 on May 6th, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

wow i cant wait for backbreaker, i have been waiting for years. those hits look vicious. watch out madden here comes backbreaker,YAAAA


+ Trioptical on May 6th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:


Will we be able to share beta codes with friends if we already have them through inFAMOUS?


+ Rude_Sparthan on May 6th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

GREAT Dirt 2 footage!! …and of course… GREAT VERONICA!!! :o)


+ Zookey on May 6th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:



+ Watchmann on May 6th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

This is probably only the second time I’ve been interested in the content of an episode of Quore (the other time beeing the issue with RE5 & Burnout P.). Now, I haven’t actually purchased an episode yet, but am considering it. I might give a subscription consideration at some point as well, but HVB doesn’t really grab me. I really like a previous posters suggestion of providing a choice of three titles or so for annual subscriber bonus. Surely the selection on PSN is large enough that we could have one of three titles that have tapered off sales wise, and are of decent quality.

Speaking of which, kudos to whoevers picked the “bonus” games. I think most of us recognize that these titls won’t be Street Fighter II HD, or Fat Princess, but the games picked IMHO don’t suck.

So it seems that Quore is starting to come together, all it needs now is some consistancy to the features, tweeking of the bonuses provided, and perhaps some critical reviews of new/upcoming titles to get rid of that “Quore is a big ad” vibe. I’m not ready to subscribe at this point, but am considering paying for an episode ;)


+ I_LOVE_NEW_YORK on May 6th, 2009 at 3:27 pm said:

Hello I have a question regarding Patapon 2. Sorry if its off topic. Can anyone please help me out?
Good day to the reader of this message. Well my problem is that I just bought the download only title “Patapon 2” for the PSP. It comes with a voucher to downlaoad the game. And to reedem your code you need to tear the sticker to see your 12 digit code. Well when I was peeling the sticker off the sticker also peeled off the first 4 digits of the code and I only have the last 8 digits to my code. the last 8 digits to my code are 5LB5-LP2G. And I can only make out the first digit to the first set of 4 codes and the first digit is a J. I hope this helps. Can you guys please help me retrieve the other 3 digits?


+ tetsou9shima on May 6th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

This just made my day. I can’t wait for the uncharted beta, it looks great. I’m going to throw you all off the builders. Better learn to fly.


+ tetsou9shima on May 6th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

buildings…..I need to type slower.


+ Azira013 on May 6th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

Wow, I have to say I’m not really excited about what’s usually on Qore, but this episode looks really interesting.


+ Jeigh on May 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm said:

Hm… I don’t regret not subscribing before, but I think I may if I don’t now. Nice work kicking things up a notch.


+ allblu on May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm said:

cool, i was wondering if we were gonna get the early infamous demo but ok.

qore needs moar gary steinman. RIP Newtype


+ Pucci2099 on May 6th, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

Beta invite plus more Audrey Cleo; being an annual subscriber owns.


+ Mirauder on May 6th, 2009 at 4:54 pm said:

Still waiting for the bowling and syphon filter coupon that I never got. So I don’t think I will subscribe for another year.

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    + Kevin Furuichi on May 6th, 2009 at 5:39 pm said:

    The High Velocity Bowling vouchers were only necessary for the February episode. You can now DL them from the March and April episodes.

    As for Syphon, have you contacted Consumer Services to confirm your email address.

    Please contact them here:

    We don\’t want to lose you as a Qore subscriber because of an incorrect email address or an incorrect setting in your notifications. With tons of great stuff coming to the PS3 this year, we\’re very excited about the next season of Qore.


+ spunnups on May 6th, 2009 at 5:18 pm said:

You guys should head over to gamestop and check out the new batman game. The graphics are stellar and the gameplay is adrenaline pumping.


+ Android66 on May 6th, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:


Why are you waiting for a bowling coupon? HVB can be dowloaded by annual subscribers via Qore without a voucher. It has been that way for at least the past two episodes. Didn’t I tell you this same thing last month? Maybe you aren’t a subscriber?


+ GGCAN on May 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

Thanks Kevin.

Still loving each mthly edition of Qore.

Just recently received a survey from you people to comment on Qore and I’ve filled mine in.


+ morris1129 on May 6th, 2009 at 5:47 pm said:

If i sign up for an annual subscription now will it be for a full year. May 2009 to May 2010


+ krae_man on May 6th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

@Kevin Furuichi

You have clearly never sent an email to Sony’s email customer service. If you had, you wouldn’t be reccomending someone contact them to get an issue resolved.

SCEA’s email customer service is the worst email customer service I have ever recieved. Its disgracefully bad even by industry standards(poor email customer service seems to be accepted for reasons I will never understand).

Every email is monitored for speed of service, but only a fraction are monitored for qualilty and horrible customer service is the result.

I still have my entire email chain from my adventures with SCEA’s email customer service trying to get my Home Beta code if you’d like to see it.


+ krae_man on May 6th, 2009 at 6:37 pm said:

Part 2 @Kevin Furuichi

The following are typical replies you get from SCEA’s email customer service:

1) You only get a response to one question when I asked 3 in the email

2) You get a cut and paste response that is “on topic” but does not answer your question(example: you send an email asking “will the PSP accept 16gb Memory Stick Pro Duo’s?”, and recieve a cut and paste reply for “what type of memory cards does the PSP support?”)

3) You recieve the totally wrong cut and paste response. (You ask a question about apples and get a response about oranges.)

4) Email rep needlessly extends the email chain by asking you to provide more info, not because they need it to resolve your issue, but because they want to keep their personal Speed of service up and just hope your reply doesn’t drop into their workstation 2-3 days later

Requests for complaints to be forwarded to a supervisor are ignored on a regular basis too.


+ krae_man on May 6th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

Qore subscribres need a seperate email address to get subscription issues quickly and properly addressed.

Also, you still owe us all an appology for how you handled the Home Beta invites for Qore subscribers*

*It was totally unacceptable for you to pormise me a code. Then, not send it to me till 2 days before the Home Beta went public a full 6 weeks after I was promised it.

Meanwhile tens of thousands of invites are going out to people who were not specificly promised an invite, including totaly random unsolicited invites.

I hope you plan on doing a million times better durring the next year.


+ Nomik2 on May 6th, 2009 at 7:08 pm said:

Hmm…how does this theme work you say?


+ FredNation on May 6th, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

I would like to get it but I would like the annual subscribe it, but then its to much. Like will there ever be a sell like $15.00 maybe?


+ Andorski on May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 pm said:

No Batman: Arkham Asylum demo with this Qore episode? :(

I don’t want to keep making trips to my local target to play the demo at the kiosk. I feel like the workers are giving me a bad look.


+ headwing45 on May 6th, 2009 at 8:41 pm said:

Dude! We need PSN cards in Canada, i was lucky enough to convince my parents to use there credit card last June to purchase Qore but i can’t do it twice. Plus i dont feel like going to Florida and buying one that wont even work on my PSN account.

Unless of course Sony let me use Paypal on PSN, otherwise I’m forced not to buy this!


+ tirminyl on May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm said:

Awesome for the Uncharted beta, I think this is one benefit or feature that has become useful from Qore. Most of the other items offered, I already owned. I am sure many will also state they paid for 13 episodes, but two of them were given away for free…

Either way, I hope you all have been receiving feedback regarding Qore and plan to respond or implement some of those suggestions. Thanks.


+ tirminyl on May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm said:

Also, those who do subscribe by May 15th, do they just get the May and June episodes on their subscription or do they get included on the next round of subscriptions after June?

It would seem rather pointless and idiotic for someone to pay a $20+ subscription fee or 2 episodes.


+ JKC31 on May 6th, 2009 at 9:28 pm said:

Will we get into the beta at the start or be forced to wait. I don’t know if I’m going to grab Infamous yet. I’m not a comic bookie kind of guy.


+ ballisticzOne on May 6th, 2009 at 9:33 pm said:

so if High Velocity Bowling was already a DL’able game, why put it in on this Episode of Qore also ? why not put something new ?
im not trying to beat a dead horse here, but we went about 4 consecutive months (give or take) with the aforementioned Calling All Cars. after being one of the original subscribers, i highly doubt i will subscribe for another year. i was very disappointed with some of the ” perks “, we were promised, and have yet to see.


+ GameFace_06 on May 6th, 2009 at 10:09 pm said:

Good question morris1129 ..85 and tirminyl ..94 thats what i want to know.


+ alaM0000 on May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm said:



+ Darnell0216 on May 7th, 2009 at 12:53 am said:

@morris1129 @tirminyl @GameFace_06
Your annual subscription is from the month of purchase for a year. May 2009-May 2010 would be your subscription range if you order later today. All the talk referring to June expiration/renewal is for the people who subscribed in June 2008 (the first episode).


+ tbisley on May 7th, 2009 at 3:02 am said:

Get this out in EUROPE!!!!!

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