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Qore’s December Episode features Final Fantasy XIII-2, Soul Calibur V, and The Darkness II

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While most of us are using December to catch up on all the huge game releases this holiday season, the December episode of Qore is looking forward to 2012. And, in anticipation of the new year, we’re very excited to kick off a new era for Qore with both a new host and new correspondent. Please welcome Qore’s new host Jesse Blaze Snider and new field correspondent Tiffany Smith.

Jesse jumps right into the giant sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2. With time travel, new fight mechanics, and new characters joining the old cast, XIII-2 expands an already epic storyline.

If you’re into weapon-based fighting (who isn’t?), then you’ll definitely want to check out the Qore preview of Soul Calibur V. Meet old and new characters such as Assassin’s Creed’s very own Ezio Auditore making his fighting game debut. And, check out the ‘create-a-fighter’ tools.

Tiffany Smith visits 2K Games to catch up with Jackie Estacado’s story in The Darkness II. She reports on the devotion to design demonstrated in the team’s efforts to uphold the graphic novel roots and gets her hands on an intriguing game mechanic they call…’quad wielding.’

For Resistance 3 fans that wanted a little metal in their game, Qore has the scoop on Mastodon’s soundtrack for upcoming DLC. Jesse meets with the band members as they talk about their work, their tour and their own gaming habits.

And, speaking of DLC, don’t miss an exclusive DC Comics Uncharted theme celebrating the 6 issue limited Uncharted series.

We hope you enjoy this month’s Qore.

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TomHoang said:

December 6th, 12:38 pm

WTH, Audrey’s gone too? These new hosts look cool, though.

sethchilders said:

December 6th, 12:39 pm

Welcome to Qore Jessy and Tiffany!

Cyris said:

December 6th, 12:42 pm

No more Veronica Belmont?

I guess no more Qore for me.

Dice_for_Death_ said:

December 6th, 12:43 pm

Looking forward to the next issue.

SlaughteredNinja said:

December 6th, 12:49 pm

Was Veronica fired?

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    December 6th, 3:26 pm

    Not at all. She wanted more time to develop her many projects. And, as fans of hers know, she’s got a ton of projects in the works. We wish her all the best.

Lusanagi said:

December 6th, 12:51 pm

I did see a video were Veronica said goodbye, but what happened to Audrey?

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    December 6th, 3:28 pm

    Audrey wanted to work full time for a TV Guide show. We also wish her the best.

YunGFLASHyy said:

December 6th, 12:51 pm

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bring Veronica Belmont back

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

December 6th, 12:53 pm

Sweet looking forward to it. I miss Veronica too, but I think Jesse will do a nice job.

madcrabs said:

December 6th, 12:53 pm

@1. I don’t know how “cool” they look, but I always feel weird when a show gets an entirely new cast.

Also: What happened to Veronica? Did she leave by choice? What’s she doing now?

Dice_for_Death_ said:

December 6th, 12:55 pm

I’m guessing, their contracts were up and the option to renew was either not in the cards or not taken otherwise.

MarinoBrea said:

December 6th, 1:01 pm

Why is REY hosting Qore? lol

chriz704 said:

December 6th, 1:01 pm

Veronica Belmont announced in her twitter that she will be starting a new show, so I guess she left to seek new opportunities.


dreadedpotato said:

December 6th, 1:03 pm

I guess it’s Jersey Qore now…

MarinoBrea said:

December 6th, 1:03 pm

maybe she was only “timed exclusive” and now she’s with microsoft lol

MarinoBrea said:

December 6th, 1:04 pm

I don’t mean to be rude, but these new hosts feel like out of KINECT PROMO VIDEO, bwahahaha…sorry

hypersk_us said:

December 6th, 1:11 pm

Ow, no more Veronica…

I kinda feel sad somehow…

However, we have to give the new hosts an opportunity.

fabtrocks said:

December 6th, 1:19 pm

On October 30, 2011, Leo Laporte announced on This Week in Tech (TWiT) that Veronica Belmont would cohost TWiT’s upcoming gaming show with Brian Brushwood called Game On!.

Via Wikipedia

VAndrew said:

December 6th, 1:23 pm

Not to ask a dumb question but is this going to be released in todays update or later on this month? I always wonder when Qore is released. Thanks in advance.

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    Kevin Furuichi said:

    December 6th, 4:43 pm

    It’s available now for PlayStation PLUS subscribers.

fabtrocks said:

December 6th, 1:27 pm

It is released today with the rest of the Playstation Network Update.

VAndrew said:

December 6th, 1:28 pm

Thanks fabtrocks! Very exciting

vince8502 said:

December 6th, 1:37 pm

PSN Update need to arrive a little faster

GGCAN said:

December 6th, 1:49 pm

Wow, going to miss Veronica and Audrey.

I still watch Veronica weekly on Revision 3 and Tekzilla, so I’m ok with the change here.

Hope they come back for a few visits down the road on Qore.

camiwaits_us said:

December 6th, 2:16 pm

A DC Comics Uncharted theme? That is sooooooooo sick. Hopefully it was designed by Adam Hughes

fabtrocks said:

December 6th, 2:21 pm

BTW! If you like Little Big Planet 2 and The Muppets there will be a costume pack today it is the first pack, so there should be more in the coming weeks!

D-Squad3 said:

December 6th, 2:21 pm


I hope you guys don’t get rid of Christina Lee

D-Squad3 said:

December 6th, 2:25 pm

I want to watch and hear a woman’s voice! I want a female host!!!

tonydamiani said:

December 6th, 2:36 pm


Veronica and Audrey :'(

And I agree, dont get rid of Christina Lee! shes my fav :(

AsianG1rls4Life said:

December 6th, 2:41 pm

Boooo this show is not very good anymore without Veronica Belmont! that’s to bad : (

BigRon3400 said:

December 6th, 2:49 pm

Great idea Sony, improve Qore by removing the only thing people liked about it.

oycomics said:

December 6th, 2:54 pm

Well, it had to happen sometime. Veronica has so many other projects going, I was wondering how much longer she was gonna last. Gonna give these new folks a chance, they seem personable enough.

I’ll be watching it tonight when I get home . . . I could watch it quicker if I could remotely queue stuff for download via the internet (and no, I don’t have a PSP). Hint, hint.

TCO said:

December 6th, 3:14 pm

Is there anyway to renew my annual subscription or is there no longer that option?

PSWii2008 said:

December 6th, 3:19 pm

I saw what they called the “beta” episode of Veronica’s new show Game On!, and it’s really good! It felt a lot like the old Screen Savers/AOTS, but focused entirely on games. Which would make sense since it’s made by former Screen Savers host Leo Laporte and the This Week in Tech (TwiT) crew. The show officially kicks off mid-January on Youtube and their site.

JoeDierte said:

December 6th, 3:20 pm

I can’t wait to watch Veronica Belmont’s show on

JoeDierte said:

December 6th, 3:28 pm

Correction: has a lot of good podcasts filled with tons of content by many of the Tech Journalism industry. Give it a try.

favian said:

December 6th, 6:02 pm

Huh? Where’s Audrey? Unacceptable.

favian said:

December 6th, 6:04 pm

@29, you know Veronica might have left on her own? Ever consider that?

Busca-Cabezas said:

December 6th, 8:16 pm

I’m going thru a tsunami of emotions right now! I think I just wrote like 3 different paragraphs as comment and kept deleting them… I guess I’m shocked and @ the same time I’m filled with joy. I’m sure QORE will keep delivering over the top awesome sauce programing. The new hosts look like they will take QORE to the next level…

WhyYesImEvil said:

December 6th, 9:37 pm

Can anyone tell me the title of the Map of the Problematique remix used on the Soul Caliber section of this month’s Qore?
Thanks for the help in advance.

WitchyRein said:

December 7th, 6:00 am

i so sad!!! i want Audrey back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PlayEvoinsec21 said:

December 7th, 6:41 am

buuuuu we gonna miss Veronica so bad She is great !! ….. but well welcome to the new guys!

burningwind said:

December 7th, 7:42 am

Not really into the new people so far. I will keep checking Qore regardless so hopefully things get a little more interesting. Probably doesn’t help I cannot stand Mastodon and am not a fan of Final Fantasy.

JLP_M said:

December 7th, 8:44 am

Geez people, if the new qore hosts are reading this, I want to say welcome!

altair04 said:

December 7th, 6:13 pm

Boo!! Im going to miss Veronica! I wish her luck were ever she’s gone onto!
Qore just won’t be the same without her! :(

UniPed said:

December 8th, 6:24 am

Why no warning? I open Qore and some dude, not cool.

LtHead said:

December 8th, 9:25 pm

Eww tiffany is the Verizon FiOS help lady in the purple sweater… :-/

Welmosca said:

December 9th, 8:47 am

Wait?Hold on a minute?…the host is now a man?wait again…a man?SONY you really got to be kidding….

LtHead said:

December 9th, 11:17 am

Yeah I have a hard time believing tiffany is a real gamer, I think she’s just an actress. As well as the dude jesse c’mon sony… what marketing person is responsible for this? Because they have no clue about gamer demographics…

duke301 said:

December 9th, 9:29 pm

Just watched Qore, and that Blaze guy is a total freak show. Sony could not have chosen a worse host. Honestly, under what rock did they this wierdo crawling around? It’s safe to say that I’ve watched my last Qore for a while. With any luck, people will stop downloading it going forward, and Sony will realize the mistake that they made. I honestly don’t care if it’s a man or a woman, but my dead grandmother could do a better job.

XXCrazy1992XX said:

December 10th, 8:31 pm

ファイナルファンタジーがらくたです。2011 年 12 月 15 日 (日本) でまたは 2012 年 1 月 31 日 (アメリカ) で、最も話題の RPG シリーズ史上最高の精彩を欠いたファイナルファンタジー XIII のコピーと貼り付け続編を返します。雷は、壮大な失敗の話を見ての女神を備え、トレーラーを点検しなさい。最終的なファイナルファンタジー XIII 2 Xbox 360 とプレイ ステーション 3 排他的なボーナスのみオンライン ポケモン金・銀・ クリスタル バージョンより良いゲームが知らない人には最終的なファイナルファンタジー XIII-2 ファン達の保護のための今を前注文します。

rs5900 said:

December 11th, 10:41 am

Before you judge Tiffany’s tech and game credibility, you should run a google and u-tube search. You might find that she has more experience than you think. Suspend your judgement for a couple of episodes. You might also find some of her G4 correspondent work interesting.

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