Sony responds to comments over lack of content with Qore

Friday, 5th February 2010 20:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Kevin Furuichi, executive producer for PSN has responded to customer complaints over the PS3 interactive magazine, Qore.

Sounding off within the comments section of the US PS Blog regarding the latest release of the issue, most complaints were directed at the lack of PSOne Classics, freebies, and other PSN titles compared to when the program was released in June 2008.

“I know this year doesn’t match up to what you loyal first year Subscribers received,” Furuichi responded (via Examiner). “We were very fortunate last year to be able to provide PSone Classics and other demos. The acquisition and timing of DLC content has been more challenging for us this year as you know.

“[However], the MAG and ModNation Racer betas worked out great as lots of you Qore subs delivered with valuable feedback, [and] because Qore is an all High Definition Television production, this is one of the best ways to see how a game looks on the monitor you actually use to play games.

“Everybody talks about the same videos being on the internet, but it’s not the same if you want to see and almost feel what, say, the Battlefield battles look like or the gorgeous render of Tokyo at night in Yakuza 3.

“That’s just one perspective.”

Hopefully this means that Qore users will be getting more bang for their subscription buck sometime soon.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming never has this problem ever!!!!

    that reminds me I have to find plane scape tourment some time. i hear it’s a really good pc game.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    … What problem? Do you even understand what this is about?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt


    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    “complaints were directed at the lack of PSOne Classics, freebies,”

    here you ago

    there are a ton of Classics and freebies on pc. We pc gamers don’t have that problem ahahahahahahahaha!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Redh3lix

    Timing of this is VERY poor imo. Taking into consideration Sony are going to attempt to provide subscribed services for PSN (see previous Sony charing for PSN etc), it would be good for us Europeans to know that subscribing to the European version of Qore (as yet to be released, called Official Playstation Magazine HD… if I remember correctly), it would be nice nice to know there’s value for money.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Quote mining is awesome.
    Though i’m going to assume its down to you not actually understanding what Quore is and what exactly that (half)phrase you’ve quoted (along with this whole article) means rather then you just trying to be deceitful on purpose.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JonFE

    I suspect this is called “Selective Reading” or something along those lines, Gekidami, which in BDH’s case ties very well with his selective memory and acknowledgment… 8)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    you wish

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Retroid

    Qore = a cross between a magazine coverdisk & Xbox Live’s Gold-exclusive offers & demos / betas.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. frostquake

    I have been a subscriber since day one! Each Qore is getting less and less in what it offers! I don’t care about freebies, but I do want meaty content…which is less and less.
    The latest issue, had a Top Ten of what People can’t buy unless they are in Tokyo…It had nothing to do with PS3 at all. It is like they are struggling to get in depth content.
    If it doesn’t improve I want renew for a third time.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Retroid

    Demos have been a bit slim of pickings over both HD console formats for the last year or so, definitely seems less than I used to enjoy pissing about with on each new monthly (PS2 & Xbox Official mags) disk.

    Seems devs these days are more concerned with getting their games out of the door which, while completely understandable, is a bit of a pity.

    It was the Bioshock & Burnout Paradise demos, as examples, which made me pre-order them both.

    #11 5 years ago

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