Active Quest Episode 105: The Medium, More on Cyber Shadow, and Xbox’s Huge Success

Chris, Joseph, Josh, and special guest, Adam Bankhurst discuss The Medium, Cyber Shadow, and Resident Evil!

Joseph Yadentwitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nicholstwitter.com/itsjerkjersh

Chris Penwelltwitter.com/PenwellWrites

Adam Bankhursttwitter.com/adambankhurst

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Music

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

Quick News

EA founded a new studio to work on the long-awaited ‘Skate 4’

Igor Bonifacic

engadget.com/ea-full-circle-skate-4-studio-175608905.html

PlayStation Plus Games for February 2021 Announced

Adam Bankhurst

ign.com/articles/playstation-plus-games-for-february-2021-announced

Tomb Raider Series Coming To Netflix

Joe Juba

gameinformer.com/2021/01/27/tomb-raider-series-coming-to-netflix

Lara Croft’s two timelines will be unified, says Tomb Raider studio

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2021/1/28/22254376/tomb-raider-25th-anniversary-canon-timeline-crystal-dynamics

News

Activision Is Resisting Diversity Hiring Push by America’s Unions

Lauren Kaori Gurley and Patrick Klepek

vice.com/en/article/n7vkb8/activision-is-resisting-diversity-hiring-push-by-americas-unionsMicrosoft’s Recent Net Earnings Were $15.5 Billion, Or “About Two Bethesdas”

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/microsofts-recent-net-earnings-were-15-5-billion-or-about-two-bethesdas/

Listener Questions

#1 Kingdom Hearts Fan

Hey there, #1 Kingdom Hearts fan reporting in! How many heartless wud it take to fit a football stadium? Preparing for the super bowl and need some snaks. I think I’ll get the flamin hot cheetos but they make me fart. Laters!

Sabrina Rei

Have you ever played a game that prompted a change in your lifestyle? (eg. Ecco the Dolphin made you stop eating canned tuna fish, lol I dunno.)

Wes Bates

Simple question – what game has your favorite UI or HUD and how would you like to see games utilize their UI/HUD differently than the standard, boring life bar, ammo count or mini-map?

#1 50 Cent Blood on the Sand fan

It’s almost the 12th anniversary of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

 What do you think the chances are of @THQNordic

 bringing back one of the best co-op games of 2009 with a remaster or port?

Steven Beaumont

Who is your favourite RE character and why is it Jill, Ada or Leon?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey fellers, just letting you guys know I dumped my entire life savings into GameSpot stock. I’m gonna buy millions of copies of Turner and Hooch.

…Oh yeah, a question? Uhhh fuck I dunno, are you scared of spelling bees? I’m scared of the ones that sting personally.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • The Medium (review code provided)
  • Cyber Shadow (review code provided)

Chris

  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy (review code provided)
  • Hitman
  • Tetris 99

Josh

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (finished)
  • Resident Evil 2 remake replay (finished)
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake (started)

Adam

  • Cyber Shadow
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy XIV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Recommended Reading:

The fallout from GameStop’s wild Wednesday has been ugly

polygon.com/2021/1/28/22254264/gamestop-stock-robinhood-trades-discord-wallstreetbets-amc

Active Quest Episode 104: Resident Evil Showcase, More on Hitman 3, Cyber Shadow + Atelier Ryza 2 Impressions

Joseph. Josh, Chris, and special guest, Sabrina Rei discuss Resident Evil Village’s release date, Hitman 3, and Cyber Shadow.

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Music

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

Quick News

Microsoft Not Changing Xbox Live Gold Pricing, Free-to-Play Games Unlocked

Adam Bankhurst

ign.com/articles/microsoft-not-changing-xbox-live-gold-pricing-free-to-play-games-unlocked

Xbox Games With Gold gets Gears 5, Resident Evil, and more in February

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2021/1/22/22244315/xbox-free-games-with-gold-february-2021-xbox-one-xbox-360

News

Resident Evil Village launches in May, also coming to PS4, Xbox One

Michael McWhertor

polygon.com/2021/1/21/22242532/resident-evil-village-release-date-xbox-one-ps4-capcom

Sources: Capcom has overhauled its plans for a Resident Evil 4 remake

Andy Robinson

videogameschronicle.com/news/resident-evil-4-remake-overhauled/

Listener Questions

Vaughn Hyde
Do you think you’ll play in first or third person in the new Indiana Jones game? While Machine Games showed they’re fantastic at making first-person shooters with Old Blood and New Colossus. I think the IJ license would be somewhat misused in first person.

#1 Kingdom Hearts Fan
Hey there, u shud talk more about Kingdom Hearts. Who cares aboot Xbox? Indiana Jones issss old.

Btw, Chris is not the #1 Kingdom Hearts fan. I am! Poser!

Hey there, THE #1 Kingdom Hearts fan here, important question coming up. How much Cheetos do you think you can put in Sora’s shoes? 

bonus: do you think Joseph can sign my keyblade? Thanks, bye.

also, idk who this 

@TurnerandDouche

 guy is, but he sounds lame. like, really lame. he seems like one of those guys that want to see The Mighty Ducks in Kingdom Hearts.

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

If a train is traveling at 65 mph and it takes 1hr and 39 minutes to completely watch Turner and Hooch, how many times can I watch T&H on a train trip from Boston to Dallas?

Yeah, I got a question guys: is it bad to inflate my ass with helium?

Andrew McMahon

Is Game Pass still the best deal in gaming as of the recent Xbox live price increase?

Nvm, I see Josh talked to his people and laid the hammer down

Josh Broadwell

If Resident Evil 6 used the same gameplay/story formula but just focused on one narrative instead of several, do you think it would have been received better?

Hatsube

Do yall drink hot tea and if so what flavor?

Steve Vegvari

Is a Pop Tart a ravioli?

Zac LaRocque-Walker

Do you think the Capcom teasers mean we will see a resident evil 4 remake shown off this month? Releases in October? Also, how many times have you all bought it? I got it on GameCube, wii, xbox one and ps4 thus far.

Jake Free

What about the marketing for hitman suggests that it’s a wacky sandbox type. I’ve always thought that it was a straight up secret agent type game like 007 and never thought otherwise until I heard podcasts like yours talking about the Hitman 3.

Kevin except really fast

I salute the nod to Resident Evil 6! 

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyber Shadow (review code)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Resident Evil Village demo 

Chris

  • Cyber Shadow (review code)
  • Atelier Ryza 2 (review code)
  • Hitman 3 (review code)

Josh

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Resident Evil 6

Sabrina

  • Hitman 3 on PSVR exclusively
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla -just finished it
  • Resident Evil – Maiden Demo
  • Ghost of Tsushima: Legends multiplayer (pre-raid)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Recommended Reading

The State of The Representation: A Manifesto for Trans Games Criticism

uppercutcrit.com/the-state-of-the-representation-a-manifesto-for-trans-games-criticism/

Active Quest Episode 103: Xbox In 2021, Hitman 3 Rules, and Lucasfilm Games

Chris, Joseph, Josh, and special guest, Charlie Wacholz discuss the future of Xbox in 2021, Hitman 3, and Lucasfilm Games.

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Music

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

Upcoming Releases

New Pokémon Snap Release Date Revealed In New Trailer

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2021/01/14/new-pokemon-snap-release-date-revealed-in-new-trailer

Hogwarts Legacy Delayed Until 2022

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2021/01/13/hogwarts-legacy-delayed-until-2022

News

New Star Wars game coming from Ubisoft’s The Division studio
Michael McWhertor

polygon.com/2021/1/13/22226972/ubisoft-star-wars-game-lucasfilm-games-massive-entertainment

New Indiana Jones Game By MachineGames And Bethesda

Andrew Webster

theverge.com/2021/1/12/22226966/bethesda-indiana-jones-game-machinegames

December NPD

twitter.com/MatPiscatella/status/1350078857970270209

MAIN TOPIC: Xbox in 2021 

news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/01/15/2021-xbox-exclusive-games/

Listener Questions

Vaughn Hyde
Do you think you’ll play in first or third person in the new Indiana Jones game? While Machine Games showed they’re fantastic at making first-person shooters with Old Blood and New Colossus. I think the IJ license would be somewhat misused in first person.

Andrew McMahon

Do you think this is the start of a connective video game universe for Star Wars?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan
How big is an infinite halo? How the fuck do they plan on fitting the game on the disc?

#1 Kingdom Hearts Fan
Hey there, u shud talk more about Kingdom Hearts. Who cares aboot Xbox? Indiana Jones issss old.

Btw, Chris is not the #1 Kingdom Hearts fan. I am! Poser!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Hitman 3!!! (review code)

Chris

  • Bugsnax
  • Tetris 99
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (review code provided)

Josh

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 
  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game – Complete Edition (not much to say – just started playing)

Charlie 

  • Gears of War
  • Titanfall 2
  • Bloodborne                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Recommended Reading

Streamer Spends $60 To Ship A Terrible Doodle Of A Gold Plated PS5 To One Rude Dude

Active Quest Episode 102: A Look Ahead at Nintendo in 2021

Chris, Joseph, Josh, and special guest, Lily Zaldivar discuss the future of Nintendo in 2021, along with the games they’ve been playing.

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Music

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

News

Another PS4 Game Has Been Updated To Add PS5 BC Support

Ali Haider

https://twistedvoxel.com/joes-diner-ps4-patch-ps5/

Dying Light 2 Lead Writer Exits Techland

Joshua Henry

https://www.thegamer.com/dying-light-2-lead-writer-exits-techland/

Feature: 30 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games To Look Forward To In 2021

Gavin Lane

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/feature_30_upcoming_nintendo_switch_games_to_look_forward_to_in_2021

Listener Questions

Andrew McMahon

@McMahon_BearPig

Did you guys watch any debut anime from 2020? If so which ones stood out for you?

Wesley LeBlanc

@LeBlancWes

If you could have one Nintendo game release this year — could be one we know about, a dream game, a remake, anything — what would it be?

Hard mode: for that game to release, BOTW2 must never release. Would you still want your pick to come out?

David W. #ConMenRDW

@DaveedRDW

I recently started using my *NEW* 3DS again after years of it being in a drawer and I’m just astounded how well designed the UI was for it. 

Q: Do you think Nintendo will FINALLY add some kind of personality (themes or ANYTHING) to the Switch in 2021?

Additionally, what would you want?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

TurnerandDouche

Yeah, I got a question: how much cooked spaghetti do you think it would take to fill the hole I dug in my backyard?

How do they fit an entire jet inside of those marshmallows they sell at the store?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Wario Land 4

Chris

  • Donut County 
  • Planet Coaster

Josh

  • Call of the Sea (Review copy provided) 
  • Ring Fit Adventure 
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 (why take away though Nintendo?)

Lily 

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Ratchet and Clank A Rift Apart Female Lombax PlayStation 2021

Active Quest Episode 101: A Look Ahead at PlayStation in 2021, Observer System Redux, and Persona 5

Chris and Joseph discuss what’s in store for PlayStation in 2021, as well as what they’ve been playing.

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Music

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

Quick Releases 

January’s PlayStation Plus games include Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Andy Robinson

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/januarys-playstation-plus-games-include-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider/

Xbox Live Games with Gold (Little Nightmares and King of Fighters XIII)

Tyler Fischer

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/xbox-one-live-gold-games-free-january-2021/

Adobe Flash Player Is Officially Dead

Raul Velasquez

https://www.thegamer.com/adobe-flash-player-officially-dead/

Upcoming 2021 PS5 Exclusives To Look Forward To

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/2021-ps5-release-schedule-god-of-war-ratchet-and-clank/

Listener Questions

Andrew McMahon

What is a game you guys didn’t like at first but eventually came to love?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Persona 5 (via remote play)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection 

Chris

  • Observer: System Redux (review code provided)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Astro’s Playroom (Platinum)
  • Mega Man 11
  • A wee bit of Cyberpunk 2077 (I didn’t get my refund)

Active Quest Episode 100!!! Our Favorite Games of All Time

Chris, Joseph, and Josh celebrate Active Quest’s 100th episode by discussing their favorite games of all time.

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Music

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

Moonlight Beach by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6671-moonlight-beach

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Featured Image:

Kingdom Hearts (Disney & Square Enix)
What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Our Favorite Games of All Time

Listener Questions

Voice message from Abram Buehner

Voice message from the Biggest of Average Josh Bois!

Andrew McMahon

My favorite moment is @JosephYaden ‘s collective disgust anytime he reads or is about to read anything from @TurnerandDouche. 

Mass Effect will always have a special place in my heart, regardless of what has happened/will happen to it in the future.

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

My favorite part of the show is whenever you answer a question from this handsome guy.

My favorite moment was when you guys discussed the game idea I had called Bongerman with a bong peripheral controller

Samuel Guglielmo

Making y’all debate over who Best Sam was.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Gears Tactics

Chris

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Josh

  • Hades 
Active Quest Episode 99 Game of the Year The Last of Us Part 2

Active Quest Episode 99: Our Game of the Year 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 Fiasco, and Best Moments of 2020

Chris, Josh, and Joseph discuss the best games of 2020 and the recent Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco.

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DISCLAIMER: We received review codes of Crash Bandicoot 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Avengers, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Journey to the Savage Planet, Coffee Talk, Mortal Shell, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. 

Music

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

From Hades by Darren Korb & Supergiant Games

From The Last of Us Part 2 by Gustavo Santaolalla, Naughty Dog, & PlayStation

News

CD Projekt Red promises Cyberpunk 2077 refunds ‘out of our own pocket if necessary’

Nick Statt

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/18/22189322/cyberpunk-2077-refund-cd-projekt-red-ps4-xbox-one

Best Storytelling

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer/Ongoing Title:

Winner: Call of Duty: Warzone

Runner Up: Fortnite

Best Indie

Winner: Hades

Runner Up: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 

An excellent game created from an independently run team that has outstanding gameplay design that moves the industry forward, a gorgeous art style, and/or an engrossing story.

Best Art Design

Winner: Hades

Runner Up: The Last of Us Part II

A game that shows exuberance within its environmental art, character designs, and animations. The art itself perfectly represents the theming and atmosphere the game is going for. 

Uplifting Game of the Year

Winner: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (review code provided)

Runner Up: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A game that shows excellence in creativity and brings an insurmountable amount of charm through its humor, storyline, fun gameplay, nostalgia, or vibrant art. It should be a game that brings a smile to many. 

Game of the Year 

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Listener’s Award

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Listener Questions

Jerel

@jitrel

Talking to @LeBlancWes and @MrLuidon about how much I didn’t like the story of Last of Us Part 2, and talking to @PenwellWrites and @CamFinalMix about Kingdom Hearts on the HPCritical Podcast..

Connor Ewing

@connoerewing

Here’s a what come to mind:

– Ellie/Joel Museum sequence

– Ghost of Tsushima Title Card

– Finally beating Theseus and The Minotaur in Hades

– Miles Morales Classic suit creation montage

Wesley LeBlanc

@LeBlancWes

Well….one of my fav things was recording a show with the AQ crew a few months back

And if we’re talking actual games, nothing beats hearing the prelude theme that plays on the game’s main menu in FF7R for the first time. Instant chills

Stacin 

@PlayStacin

The fact that a SpongeBob game not only got an HD remake,  but the fact that it was built from the ground up and a beautiful game to look at. Battle for Bikini Bottom all day!

Andrew McMahon

@McMahon_BearPig

Beating Hades for the first time is so satisfying. The build up to it is fantastic. You try all these different approaches and some you think are perfect but sputter out because of one weakness, while another feels bad at the start but is great with a buff. It was so damn fun.

B.S. Byrley

@BrianByrley

Ellie’s birthday gift/scene 

The start screen for FF7R

#1 Turner & Hooch Fan

@TurnerandDouche

My favorite moment in gaming this year is probably when cyberpunk 2077 came out and I got to see the funniest montages of glitch clips in a game ever.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Warzone

Chris

  • Observer: System Redux (review code provided)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Winter Update

Josh

  • Grindstone
  • Fortnite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Active Quest Episode 98: Cyberpunk 2077 Is a Mess, and The Game Awards 2020 Announcements/Winners

In this episode, Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the mess that is Cyberpunk 2077, and all the winners/announcements at The Game Awards 2020.

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Music

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

Quick Releases

The Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been delayed

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-remake-has-been-delayed/

Xbox Game Pass gets Skyrim next week; Yakuza hits coming in January

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2020/12/10/22168954/xbox-game-pass-skyrim-december-yakuza-january

News

November 2020 NPD: Call of Duty dominates as next gen begins

Jeff Grubb

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/11/november-2020-npd-call-of-duty-dominates-as-next-gen-begins/

Halo Infinite Isn’t Coming Out Until Fall 2021 At The Earliest

Luke Plunkett

https://kotaku.com/halo-infinite-isnt-coming-out-until-fall-2021-at-the-ea-1845838654

All The Big News From The Game Awards 2020

Joe Juba

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-big-news-from-the-game-awards-2020

All The Winners At The Game Awards 2020

Marcus Stewart

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-winners-at-the-game-awards-2020

Listener Questions

The Quiet Man Fan Account (Samuel Guglielmo, Reviews Editor at TechRaptor)

@Sgulgi

What is the Sam of the year?

Erick E. Epperson

@TheTriple_E

Do you think that the genital customization in Cyberpunk was just there to get more people to talk about it or is it there for a real reason? Is it unfair that there are more penis options than vagina options? Tell me what you really think about what V has in their pants!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Chris

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (review code provided)
  • Fortnite
  • Will talk about Observer: System Redux in a dedicated impressions episode
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Godfall (review code provided)
  • Astro’s Playroom

Josh

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)
  • Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope 
  • Fortnite     

Recommended Reading

When It Comes To Representation, Trans People Don’t Need Your Excuses (thegamer.com)

Active Quest Episode 97: The Game Awards 2020 Predictions – Will The Last of Us Part 2 Sweep?

Chris, Michael, and Greysun discuss The Game Awards 2020, Dragon Age 4, and Persona 5 Strikers!

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Music

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Quick Notes

Oscar Issac Cast as Solid Snake in Upcoming Metal Gear Solid Movie

Chandler Wood

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/12/04/oscar-issac-solid-snake-metal-gear-solid-movie/

Quick Releases

Doom Eternal Comes To Switch On December 8

Nicole Carpenter

https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/30/21726522/doom-eternal-nintendo-switch-release-date

Persona 5 Strikers leaked trailer reveals Western release on PS4, PC, Switch

Releases On February 23

Owen S. Good

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/4/22153871/persona-5-strikers-release-date-ps4-switch-pc-west

News

Mass Effect and Dragon Age leads leave BioWare

Michael McWhertor

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/3/22151192/bioware-casey-hudson-mark-darrah-leaving-dragon-age-mass-effect

Dragon Age 4 Will Get a ‘Special Look’ at The Game Awards Next Week

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/dragon-age-4-special-look-the-game-awards-2020/

Super Nintendo World opens on February 4th with AR Mario Kart roller coaster

Sam Byford

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/30/21726093/super-nintendo-world-osaka-japan-opening-date-announced

God of War’s Kratos Is In Fortnite

Michael House

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/12/03/join-the-hunt-as-kratos-in-fortnite-chapter-2-season-5/

Mando and Baby Yoda In Fortnite

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-mandalorian-joins-fortnite

Game Awards Predictions 

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
  • Doom Eternal – id Software
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
  • Hades – Supergiant Games
  • The Last of Us Part 2 – Naughty Dog

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Score/Music

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Any snubs? 

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Gamers, how fast would my shit have to be to break the sound barrier? Also, if I managed to do so, would it break my toilet? Thanks in advance!

Plastic Hearts Podcast

With Doom Eternal on Switch scrapping the physical release how long can the base model switch handle these console/PC ports going forward? Will devs just keep squeezing their engines or is there a limit coming soon to what the Switch’s hardware can do?

Josh Nichols

what’s your favorite Zelda game other than Breath of the Wild? Do you think Wind Waker HD will get ported to Switch for Zelda’s anniversary? It’s my favorite Zelda and it belongs on Nintendo’s best system.

Active Quest Episode 96: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Is Fine, Miles Morales Is Excellent, and More on Black Ops Cold War

Abram Beuhner from CBR and Backlog Banter joins us to talk about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. We also delve into the better than expected campaign of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and the inclusiveness of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

  • Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden
  • Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols
  • Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites
  • Abram Buehnerhttps://twitter.com/PnguinsWitCapes

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Pokémon Will Be Getting 25th Anniversary Celebration Next Year

https://twitter.com/Pokemon/status/1331987836963348485

Quick Releases

Cuphead’s Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed

https://twitter.com/StudioMDHR/status/1331659104113356801

Rainbow Six Siege PS5 and Xbox Series X and S update out next week

Wesley Yin-Poole

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-25-rainbow-six-siege-ps5-and-xbox-series-x-and-s-update-out-next-week

Square Enix Announces NEO: The World Ends With You, A Sequel To The DS Original

 Ryan Craddock 

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/square_enix_announces_neo_the_world_ends_with_you_a_sequel_to_the_ds_original

(cough cough, it’s a sequel to the anime)

https://www.thegamer.com/neo-the-world-ends-with-you-anime-sequel/

The World Ends With You Anime Premieres In April

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/the-world-ends-with-you-anime-start-date/

News

Here are your Xbox Games With Gold titles for December

Samit Sarkar

https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/24/21612876/xbox-free-games-with-gold-december-2020-one-360

PS Plus December 2020 PS5, PS4 Games Announced

Robert Ramsey 

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/11/ps_plus_december_2020_ps5_ps4_games_announced

Rumour: Resident Evil Revelations 3 Will Be A Switch “Focused” Release, Says Capcom Insider

Liam Doolan

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/rumour_resident_evil_revelations_3_will_be_a_switch_focused_release_says_capcom_insider

Listener Questions

Greysun Morales

@Greysun Morales

Do you guys think that we’ll eventually get a Cuphead 2? And if so, what platforms will it come to and when will it release?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

@Turneranddouche

Hey fellow gamin gurus, hot stinky q for ya: is it wrong for me to stuff the turkey with my feet for Thanksgiving?

Josh Nichols

@itsjerkjersh

hey long listener but first time question 

would you be down with PS+ and Games with Gold ditching monthly games and making Now/Game Pass even better? It seems like people are less focused on ownership and more focused on availability and value for services now anyway

Michael Cwick

@The1stMJC

With Microsoft, Sony and now Embracer buying all these studios

Do you worry the gaming industry is turning into a game of monopoly like the film industry where only a handful of companies own all the studios?

What happens if these parent companies give up on gaming in 10 years?

I’m always worried when Google or Amazon acquire a studio because they can throw in the towel with little notice or care.

#1 50 Cent Blood on the Sand Fan

@CurtisCent2

hey gamers 

got a bottle full of bub and an important question for you all 

do you think 50 Cent Blood on the Sand is Bluepoint’s next remaster?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Astro’s Playroom

Chris 

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Campaign (review code provided)

Josh 

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)

Abram

  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity