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Epic Qore Episode 16 – Featuring UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, Gran Turismo with Jay Leno, PSPgo and Brutal Legend

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This is an epic episode of Qore. Simply one of the best.

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the most highly-awarded game of E3 2009, is our focus this month, and we’ve got in-depth and exclusive coverage – Veronica Belmont goes behind-the-scenes of picturesque Skywalker Ranch to witness the final soundtrack recording session with composer Greg Edmonson and sits down with Naughty Dog Creative Director Amy Hennig to discuss her devoted and innovative approach to this sequel. We also dive deep into the technology that brings this world to life.

Gran Turismo is coming to the PSP on October 1, and players will immediately recognize the distinct voice of Jay Leno in the game’s introduction. Correspondent Audrey Cleo meets the late night legend for an exclusive Qore interview from his world famous garage. From his first ’55 Buick Roadmaster to the ’09 Corvette ZR1, don’t miss this look a Jay’s amazing collection.

Veronica also takes the new PSPgo out for a test drive into the real world before exploring the heavy metal inspiration of Double Fine’s Tim Schaefer, creator of the epic rock and roll adventure game Brutal Legend.

Finally, you asked for it, and we’ve got it! Qore annual subscribers are invited to the MAGPublic Beta scheduled to start on September 17. All current subscribers will be sent voucher codes for the MAG Beta test coming later this month.

Here are the specifics:

  • If you are not a current subscriber, you can still get in on the Beta if you subscribe or renew on or before September 17.
  • The MAG Beta is open to subscribers only, not to single episode purchasers.
  • All Beta invitations are restricted to persons 18 years and older.
  • We must have your current, valid e-mail address on file.
  • You must be opted in to receiving communications from PlayStation.
  • Vouchers will be sent to the e-mail associated with the PSN account that purchased the Qore subscription, not to any sub-accounts.

You can update your e-mail address and check your notification preferences via your profile on or on the PS3 itself under Account Management Information. Be sure that you have “opted in” to receive our communications.

Like I said, this September episode is epic:

  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves expanded coverage
  • Jay Leno and Gran Turismo PSP
  • Our PSPgo update
  • Brutal Legend with Tim Schaefer
  • MAG Beta invitation
  • UNCHARTED 2 theme
  • DiRT2 demo

Look for Episode 16 tomorrow.

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zaltar said:

September 2nd, 3:20 pm

Yes! #1!

I should really subscribe to Qore…



September 2nd, 3:20 pm

BOUGHT IT TODAY, love HVB! Thanks. that was a surprise to me. MAG BETA MAG BETA keep me happy.ten billionth.

B-RadGfromOV said:

September 2nd, 3:21 pm

Still not much that we haven’t already seen, not really worth a buy.

ExPresident said:

September 2nd, 3:22 pm

MAG beta code is the kicker here, I signed up for Qore just for that + the hope to get into future Betas.

Isn’t the Dirt2 demo already on the PS Store? Could be wrong, I thought it was.

winterfreshh said:

September 2nd, 3:22 pm

Freackin sweet!!!! cant wait for the beta!!

hife said:

September 2nd, 3:24 pm

*sigh* I really thought that was referring to Gran Turismo 5 at first.

dilsk4114 said:

September 2nd, 3:24 pm

ahh i wish qore was in the eu :( no mag beta for me :(

drew713 said:

September 2nd, 3:25 pm

i already have to dirt 2 demo

SpyDudeFX said:

September 2nd, 3:26 pm

Sounds awesome!

DevilDawg90 said:

September 2nd, 3:26 pm

This episode of Qore is truly EPIC! This month is the last of my subscription but I will be renewing, Qore has really grown and is reaching its potential.

trustter said:

September 2nd, 3:28 pm

What a exciting episode. I am a Qore-whore.


bball230 said:

September 2nd, 3:30 pm

I really want to resubscribe to qore.. it ended last month and i haven’t been contacted by email to resubscribe and actually haven’t got any qore email for months now regarding qore.. Also within the PS store i don’t see an option to subscribe or resubscribe.. how do i do it?

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    September 2nd, 4:21 pm

    Make sure your Master account email address is up-to-date AND you’re opted in to receive marketing messages from us. You can update the notifications on your PS3 or online at under My Profile, Notication Preferences. If your last episode of your subscription was last month’s August Episode 15, you wouldn’t be able to see a Subscription thumbnail icon in the PlayStation Store until today. Hope that helps.

liketoski said:

September 2nd, 3:30 pm

Im already in the beta.
Do i have to subscribe to stay in it?
Please be honest.

sNsKid said:

September 2nd, 3:31 pm

I’m pretty sure tomorrow’s update won’t have a single thing for me.

Darkdragon2 said:

September 2nd, 3:32 pm

Should i annually subscribe to qore or is it to late. Really want that beta. hope fully i make it to LBP water beta though

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    September 2nd, 4:23 pm

    You have until September 17 to subscribe to receive a MAG beta invitation.

bball230 said:

September 2nd, 3:32 pm

^^ actually also i havent been receiving ANY emails regarding any Playstation stuff in a LONG time.. like 4+ months… im using an email account is there anything i should know?

Jody1990 said:

September 2nd, 3:32 pm

The Dirt 2 demo thing is laughable, you can download it for FREE from the European Playstation Store. Nice try SCEA, but people won’t fall for those tricks ;-)

fords30 said:

September 2nd, 3:33 pm

So..In light on the recent firmware 3.0 update and the addition of animated XMB themes, my question is:

Is the free Uncharted 2 theme an animated theme or just a regular one?


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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    September 2nd, 4:25 pm

    It\’s a regular theme. We hope to bring you animated themes as our partners allow. And, yeah, they are pretty cool.

TheGuardianFID said:

September 2nd, 3:33 pm

Awesome, I’ve been a QORE subscriber since day 1, worth every penny, MAG Beta FTW!!! :D

DNAgent said:

September 2nd, 3:33 pm

No exclusive demos or anything? They could’ve at least had a exclusive dynamic theme for Qore subscribers (not the Afrika theme as that is already free in JPN). MAG beta isn’t that exciting and it has been going on before Qore. It just seems like Qore is getting worse and so far I plan on never subscribing to it again.

Aggie_CEO said:

September 2nd, 3:34 pm

Is that Uncharted 2 theme Dynamic!??! PLEASE SAY YES!!!

rocketdn said:

September 2nd, 3:36 pm


joseph2411 said:

September 2nd, 3:37 pm


Tredogg14TK said:

September 2nd, 3:38 pm

why not open beta 2 single episode purchase? Sony u guys coud get a quick 2.99 from everyone but hey no worries u guys r still awesome!!

zabbyh said:

September 2nd, 3:38 pm

Wow Jay Leno endorsement.


September 2nd, 3:39 pm

Really looking forward to this one. Even more so, hoping the e-mail actually arrives. Yeah, I’m one of those people who haven’t been getting their e-mails from the PSN…but the mailer for the last Qore episode did show up, so here’s hoping the problem is fixed!

Pesico said:

September 2nd, 3:40 pm

Please release the Uncharted 2 soundtrack on the PS Store at a later date. I’m sure it will be awesome!

DVD_Sandwich said:

September 2nd, 3:41 pm

I hate how the PSPgo has no media remote. I’ve gotten quite used to using one, and I consider it an essential PSP accessory. This alone makes me not want to get one (plus I already have a PSP). I’m interested to see Veronica go out and use the PSPgo. If the screen is visible in daylight, it very well may be worth getting.

ghamdikh1 said:

September 2nd, 3:41 pm


JohnnyDJunior said:

September 2nd, 3:42 pm

When is the BETA over cuz i cant get only till the 24

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    September 2nd, 4:31 pm

    The beta is scheduled to run through October. But, only subscribers as of September 17 will receive invites.

JohnnyDJunior said:

September 2nd, 3:43 pm


Solbaid said:

September 2nd, 3:44 pm

im a day 1 buyer of qore and am glad i bought both yearly subscriptions even w/o the betas just the free games i recieved throughout has repaid for it and prob both years at that or close

gmk218 said:

September 2nd, 3:45 pm

sweet anoter qore beta invite woohoo grand turismo for the psp looks so sweet!!!!!!!!!!

onlineatron said:

September 2nd, 3:45 pm

Yet again EU get screwed.

No GOW collection …. awful prices…. no qore style programme.

It’s like I try to give SONY my money but they won’t let me!!!!!

triple_lei said:

September 2nd, 3:45 pm

I want my Audrey Cleo Dynamic Theme!

psyXcho said:

September 2nd, 3:48 pm

YAWN… got into MAG on my own without paying a useless subscription. Fluff the pot a lil more and more people would consider it.

Jeigh said:

September 2nd, 3:52 pm

Uncharted 2 is indeed looking unbe-freaking-lievable, but… PSP… outdoors… where “we” play it? Who would “we” be because the only place I’ve found the thing to be playable is indoors or under incredibly dim outdoor lighting, such as in a swamp under a canopy of thick trees and foliage.

@ onlineatron

The EU PlayStation Blog was created specifically so you could throw around such false accusations WELL away from us. Get lost, take a look at your blog, and I mean ACTUALLY look around, and you’ll see that you get plenty of perks of your own. Either way, go complain there.

hardblade said:

September 2nd, 3:53 pm

The MAG Beta is pretty cool (I am in it now). I am also interested to see how the PSpgos screen handles being out in the sun. I am also looking forward to seeing more details ti Uncharted 2.

Wiscompton said:

September 2nd, 3:54 pm

Does the expanded Uncharted 2 info include a date for the multiplayer preorder beta?

DMPrince said:

September 2nd, 3:56 pm

hahahahha. DiRT 2 demo hahaha.

Is the uncharted 2 theme a dynamic one?

Jushee said:

September 2nd, 3:56 pm

Anyone else notice it says restricted to people 18 and older? D:

KazeEternal said:

September 2nd, 3:56 pm

mmmm Uncharted 2……

Who cares about the PSPsnow-your-customers-over … I mean PSPgo.

VenomXv said:

September 2nd, 3:59 pm

Nice episode. you guys should really include dynamic themes now. I would definitely buy it.

bluedice said:

September 2nd, 4:00 pm

Make a core episode with a Firmware that feels right with a friend list that doesn’t look atrocious and I’ll buy it right away and pay four times the price of the annual subscription for core just for that single episode!

It’s a incredible deal for your guys that love a 2.99 thingie ;)

Stoffinator said:

September 2nd, 4:01 pm

Dirt 2 demo? What good is that? Its already available in the store. Least in the UK which anybody can get. I was hoping for another free PSOne Classic.

x-former said:

September 2nd, 4:01 pm

So is the Uncharted theme….

Lambo_Killa9 said:

September 2nd, 4:10 pm

omg please tell me the Uncharted 2 theme is DYNAMIC!!!!!!!! PLEASE I WOULD SO BUY IT!!

katsuo7171 said:

September 2nd, 4:11 pm

If you are already in the private beta, do you stay in it or get kicked out if you don’t subscribe?

nutellapr said:

September 2nd, 4:11 pm

Kevin, you should teach Eric how to communicate on the blog.

Here’s why you should get a Qore annual subscription:

1) @$25, it’s half the price of xbox live gold
2) You get at least $10 worth of free games during the year, if not more
3) You get insider content. You belong to an exclusive club. Cool and cool.
4) You get 2-3 beta codes a year! You get to try games before the general public, get to be part of the dev process and most importantly get to figure out if you want to pre-order or not. Usually, you need to wait for the launch date to get the demo.
5) You get extra classic and experimental games to play with the Qore application. These are fun little sidebars.

Get it now.

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    September 2nd, 4:40 pm

    Nice summary of the benefits. Would you like to write next month\’s post? Thanks for the loyalty and support.

thegriefer said:

September 2nd, 4:13 pm

best qore in awhile

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