Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Review

Joseph, Josh, and Chris review the superb Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Did it go over their expectations or was it too much of a blast from the past?

Review code provided by Activision

Music from Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time by Walter Mair

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