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/