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 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

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

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 95: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Even More Black Ops Cold War

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest, Brenden Groom discuss Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War!

Joseph Yadentwitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nicholstwitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwelltwitter.com/PenwellWrites

Brenden Groomhttps://twitter.com/begroom

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Music

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

Quick Notes

THQ Nordic’s Parent Company Acquires 13 More Studios

Gabe Gurwin

gamespot.com/articles/thq-nordics-parent-company-acquires-13-more-studios/1100-6484567/

Demon’s Souls’ Mysterious Door Has Been Opened–Here’s What’s Inside

James O’Connor 

gamespot.com/articles/demons-souls-mysterious-door-has-been-opened–heres-whats-inside/1100-6484687/

News

USGamer shutting down 

(couldn’t find a great article on it and so I figured these tweets would be better and more direct)

twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/1328367535285170178?s=20

twitter.com/nadiaoxford/status/1328370963096997888?s=20

IO Interactive’s New Game Is A 007 James Bond Origins Story

Lianna Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/11/19/io-interactives-new-game-is-a-007-james-bond-origins-story

HBO Gives Series Order To THE LAST OF US; Craig Mazin And Neil Druckmann Write And Executive Produce

pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/media-release/hbo-gives-series-order-last-us-craig-mazin-and-neil-druckmann-write-and-executive

twitter.com/Neil_Druckmann/status/1329877628044525568?s=20

Here Are The Nominees For The 2020 Game Awards

Marcus Stewart

gameinformer.com/2020/11/18/here-are-the-nominees-for-the-2020-game-awards

Listener Questions

Vaughn Hyde

@HydeLegion

I have 2 questions.

1: What do you all think about the idea of recency bias in the Game Awards nominees?

2: How do you feel about the state of the industry? With several outlets seeing massive layoffs or completely shutting down, does it make you worry for its future?

Scott Oroepel

@scottOroepel

If Among Us is nominated why wasn’t CrossCode? It’s up for my GOTY this year.

Also, I can’t choose between Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey. Both are phenomenal. Where do you stand?

#1 Turner and Hooch fan

@TurnerandDouche

Hey gamers, question for you: what if energy drinks were made from ground up sausages?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Chris 

  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (review code provided)
  • Family Feud (review code provided)

Josh 

  • Uninstalled Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)

Brenden 

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Tetris Effect Connected
  • FUSER
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Recommended Reading

The 10 best video game books of 2020

Active Quest Episode 92: Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Watch Dogs Legion, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss the state of PS Plus on PS5, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Watch Dogs Legion, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope.

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Into The Spiderverse Suit In Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sal Romano

https://www.gematsu.com/2020/10/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-adds-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-suit

Quick Releases

PS5 launch title Destruction AllStars delayed to February, will debut for free on PS Plus instead

Taylor Lyles

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534475/destruction-all-stars-ps5-launch-title-delayed-ps-plus-february-2021

Bugsnax will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers next month

 Tom Phillips

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-28-bugsnax-will-be-free-for-playstation-plus-subscribers-next-month

Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Is Due to Current-Gen Consoles After All

Robert Ramsey

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/10/cyberpunk_2077_delay_is_due_to_current-gen_consoles_after_all

Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Delayed Past April 2021

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/far-cry-6-and-rainbow-six-quarantine-delayed-past-april-2021/

News

Here’s a recap of today’s surprise October Nintendo Direct Mini

Chris Carter

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/here-s-a-recap-of-today-s-surprise-october-nintendo-direct-mini-608173.phtml

Ubisoft Reveals Full PS5, Xbox Series X Upgrade Plan

Joseph Knoop

https://www.ign.com/articles/ubisoft-ps5-xbox-series-x-upgrade-backward-compatible-assassins-creed

Listener Questions

 #1 Turner and Hooch fan

Howdy gim gammers, #1 Turner and Hooch fan here. Question: how much hair is too much hair inside of your buttcrack? Should I see a doctor? Also, follow up to last weeks question: yes, I did poo my pant after eating a rest stop chuckles. It was immediate.

Andrew McMahon

Thoughts on the future/potential of cloud gaming on the Switch?

Greysun Morales

Been playing Pikmin 3 Deluxe, ghost of Tsushima legends, and now No More Heroes 1. Might buy 2 down the line

Jerel

Which is the better value, the Xbox All Access program for a Series X, or getting a series X and purchasing Ultimate separately? With games rotating constantly what should I do for next gen? Purchase when I see fit or commit for two years from the start?

Nelia

Honestly, if an official Xbox series X fridge can happen, I wonder if this’ll open other mundane appliances up to the “video game edition” treatment. I wouldn’t mind like a PlayStation microwave or something tbh

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Chris 

  • Watch Dogs: Legion (review code provided)
  • Amplitude

Josh 

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  • Pokémon Sword 
Active Quest Episode 91 PS5 Lineup Podcast

Active Quest Episode 91: PS5’s Launch Lineup, NBA 2K21’s Unskippable Ads, and Minecraft Steve’s Meat

Joseph, Josh, and Chris are joined by Indie Pod’s Vaughn Hyde to take an in-depth look into the PS5 lineup. They also talk about Minecraft Steve’s awkward slip in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and if ads have a place in gaming.

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Yep, Cats Really Aren’t Liking Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Ryan Craddock

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/10/random_yep_cats_really_arent_liking_mario_kart_live_home_circuit

Marvel’s Avengers Is the Second Biggest Digital Launch for Square Enix After Final Fantasy VII Remake

Zarmena Khan

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/10/23/marvels-avengers-sales-digital/

Kojima Productions Is Hiring “Best-In-Class Talent” For New Project

Jamie Latour

https://www.thegamer.com/kojima-productions-is-hiring-best-in-class-talent-for-new-project/

Minecraft Steve Is No Longer Packing Meat After Smash Bros. Patch

Sergio Solorzano

https://www.thegamer.com/minecraft-steve-is-no-longer-packing-meat-after-smash-bros-patch/

2K Adds Unskippable In-Game Ads To NBA 2K21, Kinda Apologizes After

Surej Singh

https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/2k-games-reportedly-adds-unskippable-in-game-ads-to-nba-2k21-2790657

https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/2k-games-responds-to-nba-2k21-in-game-ad-backlash-2793185

Quick Releases

RPG Co-Op Beat ’em Up ‘Young Souls’ to Launch First on Stadia Revealed in New Trailer

Azario Lopez

https://noisypixel.net/young-souls-first-on-stadia-new-gameplay-trailer/

Gears 5 is getting a story add-on in December 

Brett Makedonski

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/gears-5-is-getting-a-story-add-on-in-december-607716.phtml

The Original Fire Emblem Is Coming To The West For The First Time Ever On Switch

Ryan Craddock

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/10/the_original_fire_emblem_is_coming_to_the_west_for_the_first_time_ever_on_switch

Main Topic

Deep Diving Into PS5 Launch Lineup

https://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-5/List_of_PlayStation_5_Launch_Games

Listener Questions

Steve Vegvari

How badly did the haunted chests spook you in Warzone?

David Restrepo

Anyone have experience with Maid of Sker? Any thoughts?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Howdy buckos, fan of the show here with a quick question: what the fuck is a Chuckles? I got them at a rest area and they gave me explosive diarrhea. Thanks in advance.

Hello, fellow gaming pals, on another side note, why do I get a case of swamp ass every time I go for a 10 minute power walk?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Warzone — Haunting of Verdansk

Chris 

  • Resident Evil 3

Josh 

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

Vaughn

  • Destiny 2

Active Quest Episode 87: Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Amazon Luna Joins the Competition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man PS5 Confusion

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest Kaitlyn Red Wing discuss Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda, Amazon’s new cloud-based gaming service, and the confusion of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS5.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Kaitlyn Red Wing – twitter.com/KaitlynRedWing

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Music

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

News transition music from Fallout 4 by Inon Zur. Added with fair use.

Quick Notes

Animal Crossing Halloween event announced, fall update coming Sept. 30

Nicole Carpenter 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455764/animal-crossing-new-horizons-halloween-event-fall-update

Resident Evil Village Could Come To PS4 And Xbox One, Capcom “Looking Into It”

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/09/25/resident-evil-village-could-come-to-ps4-and-xbox-one-capcom-looking-into-it

Xbox Game Pass Subscriptions Have Shot Up By 50% Over The Past 6 Months

Johann Hamilton

screenrant.com/xbox-game-pass-subscriptions-increase-50-percent/

Michel Ancel Accused of Toxic Management at Ubisoft

Robert N. Adams

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/beyond-good-and-evil-2-delays-reportedly-caused-by-dysfunctional-management

Quick Releases

Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and more Konami classics come to PC on GOG.com

Owen S. Good 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455745/metal-gear-pc-metal-gear-solid-konami-classics-gog-com-contra-castlevania-collection

Doom Eternal Is Rip And Tearing Onto Game Pass Next Month

Kyle Campbell

thegamer.com/doom-eternal-coming-to-game-pass/

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Demo Coming Next Month

https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/1309466430174363648

News

Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls

Reese Oxner 

npr.org/2020/09/21/915308028/microsoft-to-buy-bethesda-in-7-5-billion-deal-acquiring-fallout-the-elder-scroll

Amazon Announces Luna, Another Cloud-Based Streaming Game Service

Mike Fahey

kotaku.com/amazon-announces-luna-another-cloud-based-streaming-ga-1845170977

Sony clarifies that PS5 Spider-Man remaster is not a free upgrade for PS4 Spider-Man players

Chris Moyse

destructoid.com/stories/sony-clarifies-that-ps5-spider-man-remaster-is-not-a-free-upgrade-for-ps4-spider-man-players-604643.phtml

Xbox Series X’s expandable storage is very expensive, but Microsoft says an SSD is necessary for new games

Brett Makedonski

destructoid.com/stories/xbox-series-x-s-expandable-storage-is-very-expensive-but-microsoft-says-an-ssd-is-necessary-for-new-games-604681.phtml

Listener Questions

Bella, Associate Editor / The Gamer

If Konami really did offer up a next-gen MGS remake that looked cool and had a good team behind it, would you be on board or nah?

#1 Turner and Hooch fan / The world’s #1 fan of Turner and Hooch

Hey, #1 Turner and Hooch fan here. What are your thoughts on a pizza covered in fruity pebbles? Do you think it would make for a rockin’ good time? Would it concrete my popularity among the cool kids? Or do you think it would just be good for stoners?

Also, have you ever been to this site? http://Celebritiesbutbald.com

Ghostintheglass

excited for the possibility of New Vegas 2?

Efase

Other than Mass Effect, what are some trilogies that you’d LOVE to see remastered, on the Switch or otherwise?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Dark Souls II 
  • Dark Souls III

Chris 

  • Hades
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code provided)

Josh

  • Minecraft

Kaitlyn 

  • Hades 
  • Replaying Batman Arkham series

Active Quest Episode 80: Will Fall Guys’ Success Continue? Animal Crossing Meets Incredible Sales Mark, and Destroy All Humans Review

Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the future of Fall Guys, the huge Animal Crossing sales figures, and the dated Destroy All Humans!

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

PS4 Tops 112 Million Units Sold, PS Plus Subs And Digital Sales Are Way Up

James O’Connor

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-tops-112-million-units-sold-ps-plus-subs-and-d/1100-6480512/

Call of Duty 2020 teaser appears in Warzone

Cian Maher

https://www.vg247.com/2020/08/07/call-of-duty-2020-warzone/

Quick Releases

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Lands in October, Includes Past DLC & New Content

Michael Cripe

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/pikmin-3-deluxe-lands-in-september-includes-past-dlc-new-content/

Rocksteady Reveals ‘Suicide Squad,’ Its First Post-Arkham DC Game, Raising Questions

Paul Tassi

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/08/07/rocksteady-reveals-suicide-squad-its-first-post-arkham-dc-game-raising-questions/#37e17687ac21

Battletoads Will Leap Into Action In Late August (August 20th, Game Pass)

Peter Glagowski

https://www.thegamer.com/battletoads-release-date/

News

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Sales Reach 22 Million as Nintendo’s Net Profits Rise Over 500% Year-On-Year

Adam Bankhurst

https://www.ign.com/articles/animal-crossing-new-horizons-sales-reach-22-million-as-nintendos-net-profits-rise-over-500-year-on-year

Spider-Man coming to Marvel’s Avengers exclusively on PlayStation

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/03/a-friendly-neighborhood-spider-man-lends-a-helping-hand-to-earths-mightiest-heroes-in-2021/

State of Play August 2020: The complete recap

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/06/state-of-play-august-2020-the-complete-recap/

Listener Questions

Do you think that Fall Guys will see the amount of success that Rocket League did with PS Plus? Or was their meteoric rise one in a million? – Indie Pod, the biggest of average podcasts

Okay okay, legit question, what do you think we will see inside the stadium on Warzone? My money is on a full recreation of the basketball game from Flubber.

Oh yeah, and have y’all watched Air Bud lately? That dog shoots mad hoops and got paid in Tapioca pudding cups.

What if they made a game where you used a bong as a peripheral controller called Bongerman? What would the gameplay be, how would this peripheral be used, and why the heck hasn’t Activision returned my calls regarding this idea?

– #1 Turner and Hooch fan

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Fall Guys
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Warzone

Chris

  • Fall Guys (beta code provided by PR rep)
  • Destroy All Humans (review code provided)
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Avengers Beta
  • Dance Central 1, 2, and 3

Josh

  • Rayman Legends
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Super Mario World

 

Featured Image via Fall Guys (Devolver and Mediatonic) and Destroy All Humans (THQ Nordic)