Active Quest Episode 77: Ubisoft Forward Event, Resident Evil Survey from Capcom, and Xbox Rumored To Be Interested In WB Games

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss how disappointing Ubisoft Forward was despite the incredible IP’s that Ubisoft owns and could use more.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Ninja Moves To YouTube Following Mixer Shutdown

Bella Blondeau

thegamer.com/ninja-youtube-move-stream-dr-lupo/

Xbox Reportedly Tells Developers That Next-Gen Upgrades Should Be Free

Jordan Oloman

ign.com/articles/xbox-series-x-upgrades-free-microsoft-smart-delivery

80% of Capcom’s Sold Games Are Now Digital

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/capcom-sold-games-digital/

Quick Upcoming Releases

Donkey Kong Country Headlines Nintendo Switch Online’s July Update

Brian Shea

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/donkey-kong-country-headlines-nintendo-switch-onlines-july-update

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Arrives September 8

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-arrives-september-8

Crash Bandicoot on the Run – Mobile Game Gets A Title & Teaser

Jo Craig

thegamer.com/crash-bandicoot-mobile-game-title-teaser/

Halo 3 coming to PC on July 14

Petrana Radulovic

polygon.com/2020/7/7/21315912/halo-3-pc-release-steam-microsoft-store

Devolver’s Carrion Will Be On Xbox Game Pass, Switch, and PC On July 23rd

Kyle Viveiros

https://gamerant.com/carrion-release-date-xbox-game-pass/

News

Xbox Games Showcase Set For July 23

Jeff Cork

gameinformer.com/2020/07/06/xbox-games-showcase-set-for-july-23

Is Microsoft Buying WB Games?

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/is-microsoft-buying-wb-games/

Capcom Releases Survey On Resident Evil Village, Asks Questions About Direction Of Game

Steven T. Wright

gamespot.com/articles/capcom-releases-survey-on-resident-evil-village-as/1100-6479475/

A Round-Up Of All Of The Big Announcements And Games Shown At Ubisoft Forward

Andrew Reiner

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/07/01/all-of-the-games-announced-at-ubisoft-forward 

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Rocksmith
  • Ring Fit Adventure

Chris

  • League of Legends
  • The Division 2

Josh

  • The Last of Us: Part II (Replay)
  • God of War (2018)

                                                            

Recommended Reading

gameinformer.com/viWdeo-interview/2020/07/06/tony-hawk-on-the-past-and-future-of-pro-skater

Active Quest Episode 76: How Will the $70 Price Tag Affect Gaming’s Future? EVO Cancelled, Hyper Scape Impressions

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss the controversial $70 NBA 2K21 Price on PS5 and Xbox Series X. They also discuss the horrible sexual alllegation news around former EVO President Joey Cuellar, and the new Ubisoft battle royale Hyper Scape.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

Transition Song from Night Trap by Digital Pictures and Screaming Villains under Fair Use

Quick Notes

Games With Gold: July 2020’s First Free Xbox One Games Out Now

Steven Petite

gamespot.com/articles/games-with-gold-july-2020s-first-free-xbox-one-gam/1100-6478989/

PlayStation Plus July 2020: Sony Celebrates 10 Years With 3 Free Games

Alessandro Barbosa

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/playstation-plus-july-2020-sony-celebrates-10-year/1100-6479079/

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

Andy McNamara

gameinformer.com/its-hard-to-say-goodbye

Open-world Harry Potter game reportedly on track for 2021 release date

Nicole Carpenter

polygon.com/2020/6/29/21306845/harry-potter-video-game-report-xbox-series-x-ps5-2021

Amazon’s Crucible Flopped So Hard It’s Being Un-Released

Nathan Grayson

kotaku.com/amazons-crucible-flopped-so-hard-its-being-un-released-1844222299

Crash 4 Will NOT have Micro-transactions

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/crash-4-micro-transactions-toys-4-bob/

Call of Duty: Warzone Supports 200 Player Combat Today

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/06/29/call-of-duty-warzone-supports-200-player-combat-today

Fallout 76 and Soul Calibur 6 Lead July 2020’s New Xbox Game Pass Games

Adam Bankhurst

ign.com/articles/fallout-76-and-soulcalibur-6-lead-july-2020s-new-xbox-game-pass-games

Fallout TV Show In the Works at Amazon From Westworld Creators

Matt Kim

ign.com/articles/fallout-tv-series-amazon-westworld

Quick Upcoming Releases

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Hits PC On August 7

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/03/horizon-zero-dawn-complete-edition-hits-pc-on-august-7

WATCH WE THE PEOPLE IN FORTNITE

Fortnite Team on Epic Games website

epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/watch-we-the-people-in-fortnite

News

NBA 2K21 will cost an extra $10 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 versions

Eli Blumenthal

cnet.com/news/nba-2k21-will-cost-an-extra-10-for-xbox-series-x-playstation-5-versions/

EVO Cancelled After Allegations Against CEO

Sam Watanuki + Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/evo-removes-joey-cuellar-cancels-evo-online/

thegamer.com/netherrealm-capcom-sonicfox-exit-evo-2020/

Xbox Summer Game Fest will let players try over 60 upcoming games

Austen Goslin

polygon.com/2020/7/1/21310191/xbox-one-summer-game-fest-free-demos-event-destroy-all-humans

PlayStation unseats Nintendo in June with The Last of Us Part 2 l UK Charts

Christopher Dring

gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-07-03-playstation-unseats-nintendo-in-june-with-the-last-of-us-part-2-l-uk-charts

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

RingFit Adventure YAAAAAAAAA
Star Wars Battlefront II
The Last of Us Part II
Chris

Hyper Scape Technical Test
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (review code provided)
The Last of Us Part 2 (finished)
Josh

The Last of Us: Part II (Replay)
God of War (2018)
Slay the Spire (iOS)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (review code provided)

Active Quest Episode 75: The Last of Us Part 2 Breaking PlayStation 4 Sales Records Because It’s a Great Game

Josh, Chris, and Indie Pod Co-Host Vaughn Hyde discuss the past week’s news, The Last of Us Part 2 and how pineapple pizza is good.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Special Guest: Vaughn Hyde – twitter.com/HydeLegion

Indie Pod – twitter.com/IndiePod

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

The Last of Us Part 2 Surpasses 4 Million Sold

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/the-last-of-us-part-ii-4-million-sold/

Fixes Coming to the Outer Worlds on Switch

Joe Juba

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/06/26/fixes-coming-for-the-outer-worlds-on-switch

Quick Upcoming Releases

Xbox Game Pass Games This Week, Life is Strange 2 and Others Leaving

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/06/24/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-june-wave-2-2020/?ocid=XGP_soc_omc_xbo_tw_Video_lrn_6.24.1

Minmin Joins Smash This Week, Vaultboy is Mii Costume

Andrew Webster

https://www.theverge.com/21298847/super-smash-bros-ultimate-nintendo-switch-arms-character-min-min-release-date

News

Pokemon Unite is a MOBA, co-developed by Tencent

Arda Ocal

https://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/29358397/pokemon-company-announces-pokemon-unite-moba

Microsoft is Shutting Down Mixer

Brenden Sinclair

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-06-22-microsoft-shutting-down-mixer

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director Steps Down after Misconduct Allegations

Alissa McAloon

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/365495/Assassins_Creed_Valhalla_creative_director_steps_down_after_misconduct_allegations.php

Chris Avellone Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Andy Chalk

https://www.pcgamer.com/chris-avellone-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-by-multiple-women/

Happy News! Smite is Getting an Avatar: The Last Airbender Crossover Next Month

Fraser Brown

https://www.pcgamer.com/smite-is-getting-an-avatar-the-last-airbender-crossover/

Listener Questions

The Jorsh – Why do you think the Switch got screwed over with Crash 4?

Jason Courtar – Now that Pokémon is entering the MOBA sphere, what other genre would you like to see the franchise tackle?

Michael Cwick -Thoughts on Twitch finally stepping up and issuing perma bans? Do you have faith in Twitch to keep this up or will they continue to let their platform be a place for abusers and hate speech? If that’s too depressing of a conversation? Is pineapple pizza the worst or the worst?

Hatsube: Here’s a question. Why would you watch a movie in fortnite? Sounds like a terrible idea.

Kaitlyn Red Wing – With the movie night in Fortnite and the previous Marshmellow concert, do you think Fortnite is working on implementing VR into its platform to further amplify those experiences and if so what does that mean for the future of entertainment/VR?

What We’ve Been Playing

Josh:

  • The Last of Us: Part II (Completed)
  • Slay the Spire
  • BioShock 2

Chris

  • Urban Trial: Tricky (review code provided)
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer (review code provided)
  • Ninjala
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated (review code provided)
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Active Quest Episode 74: We Love The Last of Us Part 2 So Far, Pokemon Isle of Armor DLC and Spongebob Squarepants Rehydrated Are Just OK

This week, the boys are joined by Michael Koczwara from The Hollywood Reporter and IGN to talk about The Last of Us Part 2, the new Pokemon news and DLC, and Joseph gives us his thoughts on Spongebob Squarepants Rehydrated.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Guest: Michael Koczwara – https://twitter.com/SuperZambezi

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Crash Bandicoot 4 Leak

Andy Robinson

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/crash-bandicoot-4-screenshots/

The Last of Us II Smashes UK Chart Sales Records

Christopher Dring

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-06-21-the-last-of-us-part-2-smashes-sales-records-uk-charts

Quick Upcoming Releases

News

Kingdom Hearts has two new games in 2020, including a rhythm game

Petrana Radulovic

https://www.polygon.com/gaming/2020/6/16/21293081/kingdom-hearts-union-x-dark-road-melody-of-memories-trailer-release-date

New Pokemon Snap Announced

Andrew Webster

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294077/pokemon-snap-nintendo-switch-new-n64

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To November 19

Adam Bankhurst

https://www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-delayed-to-november-19

EA Play News

Darryn Bonthuys

EA Play Live 2020 – All the game announcements, trailers and reveals

Listener Questions

Zac LaRocque Walker – What will msoft show at their upcoming show? Who has a price first? Which system will be more affordable? When does Switch get a patented Nintendo quasi upgrade?

What We’ve Been Playing

Josh:

Pokemon Smile

The Last of Us: Part II

Days Gone

BioShock 2

Chris

The Last of Us: Part Deux

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PC)

Joseph:

The Last of Us: Part II

Burnout Paradise Remastered (review code provided)

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated

Summer in Mara (review code provided)

Michael:

The Last of Us Part II

Pokemon Isle of Armor DLC

 

Summer in Mara Review

Chris reviews Summer in Mara, and unfortunately, he did not enjoy this vacation.

A vacation to a set of tropical islands is what we need right now in our COVID world, but unlike Animal Crossing: New Horizons from earlier this year, this game felt more like a chore than a relaxing holiday. It’s got some lovely art behind it that will catch your eye, but the gameplay is so soul-suckingly dull that for hours of playing this game, Chris was in a daze.

PC and Switch review codes provided by the Chibig. Thanks for sending it over to us! You can check out Joseph Yaden’s thoughts on the game during Episode 74.

Poe & Munro and The Evolution of FMV Games with D’Avekki Studios (Interview)

Chris Penwell chats with Lynda and Tim Cowles from D’Avekki Studios about their latest FMV title Dark Nights with Poe & Munro, the evolution of the medium, and what goes behind the process of making a game in this medium. They also give us a few details of what’s to come from D’Avekki in the next few years! Check it out!

You can find Dark Nights with Poe & Munro on Steam at:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098170/Dark_Nights_with_Poe_and_Munro/

You can find D’Avekki Studios on Twitter here

Chris’ review for Dark Nights with Poe & Munro at Sip Read Repeat:

https://sipreadrepeat.com/2020/06/11/dark-nights-with-poe-munro-review/

Chris’ Twitter

You can listen to our weekly podcast on Mondays on your favourite podcast platform. Here’s the Apple Podcasts link.

Audio as a transition is from the official trailer of Dark Nights with Poe & Munro from D’Avekki Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQzXmgxaVLs&t

Featured image from Dark Nights with Poe & Munro by D’Avekki Studios

Active XP: Shantae and the Seven Sirens Review

Chris reviews a new entry in the long-running Shantae series, Shantae and the Seven Sirens

You can find Chris on Twitter – @PenwellWrites

A free code of the game was provided by WayForward. Thank you so much for sending one our way!

Music from:

Island East level from the Shantae and the Seven Seas soundtrack by WayForward.

Active Quest Episode 73: PS5 Reveal, Resident Evil Series Hits 100 Million Sold, and Persona 4 Golden is on Steam

Joseph, Chris, and Josh discuss the PS5 reveal in detail and also touch on what they’ve been playing this week.

NOTE: There may be a few audio issues. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Metal Hellsinger Brings DOOM and Rhythm Games Together

Brianna Reeves

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/06/11/metal-hellsinger-reveal-ps4-ps5-2021/

Persona 4 Golden Finally Leaves Vita, Now On Steam

Megan Forokhmanesh

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/13/21279194/persona-4-golden-steam-pc-release

Resident Evil Series Hits Over 100 Million Sold

Capcom

http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e200612b.html?_pb_uid=1776

Alex Kidd is Getting a Remake

Tom Phillips

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-06-11-segas-alex-kidd-is-getting-a-remake

Quick Upcoming Releases

News

Warner Bros. Games Could Be Sold To EA, Activision, or Take Two for $4 billion

Alex Sherman

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/12/att-seeks-sale-for-warner-gaming-unit-could-fetch-4-billion.html

NPD May 2020

Brendan Sinclair

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-06-12-npd-may-us-game-sales-jump-52-percent

PlayStation 5 Games Revealed

Jess Grey

https://www.wired.com/story/sony-playstation-5-event-games/

What We’ve Been Playing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Joseph

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Warzone

Chris

  • FIFA 20 has a story mode in Volta Football
  • Arcade Spirits
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens (review code provided)
  • Summer in Mara (review code provided)

Josh

  • BioShock Remastered
  • Night in the Woods
  • Rayman Mini
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Arcade Spirits Hits Too Close to Home, But That’s a Good Thing

Depressed. Worthless. Uninspired. Messy. Lying on my bed, Arcade Spirits gave me a sharp reminder of my life these past few weeks that hit too close to home as I played through its chapters. Arcade Spirits helped bring to light the issues I currently face and I don’t know how to feel about it as I write this article.

arcade spirits

This 2019 visual novel recently became a part of the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, and after hearing some good things about it, I decided to try it out. I’ve been hooked, ever since. You play as a character struggling to find his/her/their place in society, moving from place to place, job to job, trying to find their dream. I instantly related to this. Ever since I was a teenager, I struggled with what I can add to the world and have been anxious to this very day. My dreams are silenced by the lack of self-confidence, and I simply accept what’s given to me. This character you play believes that they have a curse of bad luck as each job slips through their fingers through little fault of their own.

I feel like that. I’ve had to change jobs because of moving location, or a few retail positions that left me stressed by the end of the night for the next day. I was hoping to switch to a Communications position for the last six months, but time after time after time, I’ve been denied, not knowing what I’ve done wrong, and COVID hasn’t helped either. Arcade Spirits tackles the challenge that everyone has in their lives: do we settle with the status quo and a typical 9-5 job, or do we try to go for our dream? And this game does string this theme along the storyline very well.

I constantly doubt myself too, just like Arcade Spirits‘ protagonist. At the start of the game, he thought he was going to fail with his new job, and it would be foolish to think everything will go to plan. In my experience, I feel hesitant about my abilities, but I know now that my employees thought I was doing a better job than I perceived.

Back to Arcade Spirits. As the months went by, he began to feel confident in himself, that he could be an Event Manager for the arcade, but as he expected, the dream he built up was suddenly crushed.

That’s when Arcade Spirits hit me to my core when my character’s dream slipped through his fingers. His beloved arcade was no more and he feared that the people he cherished while working there would disappear from his life. One such instance that made me teary is when he woke up, not caring about what day it was, playing a game, and then it was the end of the day without him noticing. That’s my life right now (except it’s social media, applying to jobs, and watching YouTube videos with a bit of gaming, writing, and podcasting here and there). I’m cornered in my room being reclusive as my dreams of maybe becoming a writer are dashing away. I keep applying, hoping to get a callback, but my phone stays silent. I regret paying the monthly bill because I barely use the bloody thing.

arcade spirits 2

It hit me at that moment that I need to change, that this cycle of doubt, depression, and silence needs to stop. I need to change my point of view and stop making the days go by, thinking of what could be, and instead, what can be. I never thought a visual novel based on arcades would make me realize that. Is it pathetic? Perhaps, but I hope in some way, the few readers who scroll through this understand more about what life with depression is like and perhaps for those who have it,  how to get out of that mindset. Will I succeed? I’m not sure, but like the character in Arcade Spirits, I need to move on and find a way to revitalize myself and become more active and aware of what could be out there. I have to take some risks and put myself in front of people.

I find it incredible that a visual novel like this can really make me reflect on how I feel and can make me want to act. The writing is really relatable with each character you meet feeling fleshed out with their own questions about life and what they think of themselves. Another game that made me feel introspective was Celeste. As gaming continues to evolve, I think we’ll have more experiences like this. There will be more ways for developers to connect with their players through this interactive medium. Is there a game that hit you like this and made you change?

As I finish writing this article, I feel more comfortable and more able to deal with my own emotions at this point in time. Perhaps, I will finally act and make a name of myself. We’ll see! Whether it’s a game like Journey or The Last of Us, it’s good that this medium can challenge you and make you reflect on your way of life, or how you more positively perceive different genders and races through the act of play.

As we discussed in Episode 62, we thought that maybe Ellie being revealed to be part of the LGBT community at the end of the game could have made a positive impact on someone who may have had a negative opinion on that group of people. That person could have grown to love that character and then accepted her as a woman who likes other women, and that it’s perfectly normal. Whether you like it or not, games will become more “political” as this medium grows, and to be honest, I think it’s a great thing for games to challenge our mindset and make us and the world more informed.

By the way, these pictures are from the Steam store page from Arcade Spirits by Fiction Factory Games and PQube; they are not my own screenshots.

 

Active Quest Episode 72: Is The Outer Worlds Switch Port Tolerable? Game Gear Micro is a Joke, and Last of Us Part 2 Diversity

Joseph tells us what The Outer Worlds Switch port is like, they all laugh about the Game Gear Micro, and the crew discusses the importance of BLM and diversity in gaming.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Over 700 Games In Charity Bundle on itch.io for $5

Brian Shea

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/06/06/itchio-bundles-more-than-740-drm-free-indie-games-for-5-to-raise-money-for-racial

Console Versions of Valorant Being Tested

Chris Carter

https://www.destructoid.com/console-versions-of-valorant-are-being-tested-but-not-fully-confirmed-593283.phtml

Quick Upcoming Releases

Modern Warfare Season 4 Delayed (new release date leaked)

Anthony McGlynn

 https://www.pcgamesn.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare/season-4-date-leak

Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor Release Date

Brian Shea

https://www.gameinformer.com/index.php/2020/06/02/pokemon-sword-shield-the-isle-of-armor-expansion-hits-june-17

News

Kingdoms of Amalur Re:Reckoning Announced

Charlie Hall

https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/4/21280297/kingdoms-of-amalur-remaster-release-date-re-reckoning-xbox-one-ps4-pc-price-leak

Game Gear Micro Announced

Matthew Kato

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/06/03/sega-releasing-game-gear-micro-in-japan

Naughty Dog Not Trying to Score “Diversity Points” with The Last of Us Part II

Zarmena Khan

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/06/06/druckmann-on-last-of-us-2-story-diversity/

Infinity Ward says Call of Duty will get better at flagging racist usernames

Julia Lee

https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/3/21279783/infinity-ward-call-of-duty-racism-names

Listener Questions

What We’ve Been Playing   

Joseph

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Days Gone
  • The Outer Worlds (Switch)

Chris

  • Dark Nights with Poe & Munro (review code provided by D’Avekki Studios)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
  • Cuphead
  • Mystery game

Josh

  • Night in the Woods
  • The Last of Us: Remastered