If you've never hopped into the PlayStation Store then you're probably not even aware of Qore. Launched in 2008 it was a neat sort of digital magazine which brought information about new Store releases to gamers. If you remember PlayStation Underground's "Jampack" series of demo discs this is basically what it morphed into. Qore not only showcased new goods but often granted players access to demos or even betas. It wasn't a free service though unless you were a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Otherwise, you could purchase an entire season or just one episode.
Unfortunately, Qore is finallycoming to an end. April's episode (the 47th) will be the last one. Because of this, it will also provide a retrospective segment about its history. Alongside this the episode will also come with the Qore Ultimate Arcade. This DLC bundle includes 11 minigames which have been showcased on Qore in the past four years.
Why is it ending now? Although the PS3 has a great deal of life still in it, now is probably the time for Qore's team to do something else for Sony. That, or PlayStation Plus has succeeded enough to sort of turn gamers away from needing the demos it provides. If you're feeling sappy then past episodes are still available to purchase, although the demos and other special content are probably much less exciting now.
Did you ever check out Qore? Do you think something will take its place?