August 7, 2008 // 8:19 am
- Episode 03 of Qore hits the store on 8/7 and it is jam-packed... Here's a run down of what to expect.
DC Universe Online
We go behind the scenes at SOE to give you all the latest on this MMO action game set in the DC universe. With Jim Lee's involvement (he is the Executive Creative Director on the project), this is shaping up to be one of PS3's biggest upcoming exclusives. Make sure you check out the concept art by Mr. Lee - it is really some amazing stuff.
NBA 09: The Inside
Our new "Qorespondent," Audrey Cleo, travels to SCEA San Diego to get her game on with the development team behind NBA 09: The Inside. This year's iteration introduces "The Life" mode to PS3, with developing stories for three different players and an all-new franchise mode.
Lego Batman: The Video Game
Veronica Belmont heads to Hollywood and the Warner Brothers' back lot to see if she can find the Batcave and get TT Games to tell her all about the Dark Knight's adventures in the land o' Legos. Or, is she simply looking for Christian Bale?
Baja: Edge of Control
What happens when a 98 pound woman takes on an 800 HP Trophy Truck with someone named "Pistola?" Check out our feature on THQ's Baja: Edge of Control.
New Downloadable Content
If you purchase Qore Episode 03, or an annual subscription, you are in for a real treat - with premier access to the Resistance 2 Public Beta. In addition, we've got an all-new PS3 Qore theme and new annual subscribers will also get Calling All Cars, the full game, for free!
In addition, we also wanted to answer a few of the questions you've had about Qore:
Q: Will I be able to re-watch episodes? How will back issues or previous months content be handled?
A: Yes. When you purchase an Episode of Qore, it becomes available in your Download List. You can then download it to your PS3's HDD and view it as often as you like. In addition, should you decide to delete an Episode of Qore from your HDD, you can always go back to your Download List and download it again.
This, however, may not apply to downloadable content that is associated with a particular Episode, as that content may have its own restrictions (i.e.: beta invitations and timed exclusives). As a side note - when you purchase multiple Episodes of Qore they all download to your HDD separately. So, it is possible to have as many Episodes of Qore on your HDD as space will allow - the latest Episode does not overwrite previous Episodes.
Q: Will Qore be compatible with PSP via remote play?
A: We are currently evaluating the PSP as a platform for Qore delivery.
Q: Does this mean that some older PSN titles will become available to download for Qore subscribers?
A: While we have no announcements to make at this time, we are evaluating other PSN titles as possible bonuses for new annual subscribers.
Q:Do we have to watch advertisements during the Episodes, or will we be able to skip them?
A: Currently, Qore's advertising model is to allow our advertising partners 15 seconds of interstitial advertising (forced-run) in each individual advertisement before our users are given control and allowed to skip the advertising, should they so desire. Should you want more information on an advertised product, you can then go to the Sponsor's page and watch a longer version/view additional content from that sponsor.
In addition, the forced-run advertising is only active once per session - it will not reset until you exit Qore. This does not apply to advertisements that are delivered as banners or that frame editorial content.