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 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 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 89: So Many Next-Gen Games and a Resident Evil Film Reboot

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest Eric Zinkhon discuss the onslaught of upcoming next generation games, the new Resident Evil film reboot, and backwards compatibility on PS5. 

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter that had already been returned to closed beta

 Jay Peters

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/9/21510190/amazon-crucible-canceled-game-studios-closed-beta

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Officially Gone Gold

Jason Guisao

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/10/05/cyberpunk-2077-has-officially-gone-gold

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales goes gold and shows off some sneaky suits

Connor Sheridan 

https://www.gamesradar.com/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-goes-gold-and-shows-off-some-sneaky-suits/

Quick Releases

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered looks about the same on PC as the 2010 original, early comparison shows

Sherif Saed

https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/06/need-for-speed-hot-pursuit-remastered-side-by-side-comparison-pc-original/

Mortal Kombat 11 Getting Free PS5, Xbox Series X Upgrades With Cross-Play

Steve Watts

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mortal-kombat-11-getting-free-ps5-xbox-series-x-upgrades-with-cross-play/1100-6483069/

Bugsnax Video Reveals Cast, Will Be a PlayStation 5 Launch Title

Michael Cripe

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/bugsnax-video-reveals-cast-will-be-a-playstation-5-launch-title/

Outriders Delayed to 2021

Adam Bankhurst

https://www.ign.com/articles/outriders-delayed-to-2021-cross-play-free-next-gen-upgrade-ps5-xbox-series-x

Bloober Team’s dual-reality survival horror The Medium gets December release date

Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-09-bloober-teams-dual-reality-survival-horror-the-medium-gets-december-release-date

Ghost of Tsushima gets co-op multiplayer, New Game+ later this month

Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-05-ghost-of-tsushima-gets-co-op-multiplayer-new-game-later-this-month

News

New Resident Evil movie reboot will faithfully adapt the games

Matt Patches

https://www.polygon.com/2020/10/6/21503944/resident-evil-movie-reboot-claire-redfield

Here’s how playing PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 will work

 Chaim Gartenberg

https://www.theverge.com/21509390/playstation-5-ps4-games-backwards-compatible-how-to-play

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/10/you_may_not_be_able_to_enjoy_playlink_games_on_ps5

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey guys, its your boy, anyways QUICK Q 4 YA, why the fuck are pants referred to as a pair of pants instead of just being called a singular pant? Help me, I am confusion.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Crash Bandicoot 4
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 

Chris 

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (review code provided)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (beta code provided)
  • FIFA 21 (Manager Mode)

Josh

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 

Eric Zinkhon

  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • No Man’s Sky

Active Quest Episode 88: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch, Digital PS5 Games, and a New Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest, Josh from Indie Pod discuss crunch culture at CD Projekt RED, the new digital PS5 games available to preorder, and the updated version of Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS5.

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Latest DLC Fighter Is Minecraft’s Steve

Sean Murray

https://www.thegamer.com/super-smash-bros-ultimate-steve-minecraft/

Xbox Claims All It’ll Take To Get Master Chief Into Smash Bros. Is An Invite

Josh Coulson

https://www.thegamer.com/master-chief-smash-bros-ultimate/

Quick Releases

The Pathless Comes Out On November 12, PS5 Launch Title

Matt Nava

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/10/01/building-the-vast-mysterious-world-of-the-pathless-out-november-12-on-ps5-ps4/

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscribers Get EA Play On November 10

Romain Dillet

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/30/xbox-game-pass-ultimate-subscribers-will-get-ea-play-on-november-10th/

Xbox Game Pass October 2020 Games

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/29/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-october-2020/

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Comes With 2 Months Of Free Anime

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/xbox-game-pass-ultimate-free-anime/

News

PS5 Launch Games Preorder Details Revealed: Bonuses for Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man, and Sackboy

Matt Kim

https://www.ign.com/articles/ps5-launch-games-preorder-demons-souls-spider-man-miles-morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man Dev Responds to Backlash Surrounding Peter Parker’s Recasting

Zarmena Khan

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/10/01/insomniac-on-spider-man-new-face/

Cyberpunk 2077 dev breaks promise, will force employees to work six days a week

Taylor Lyles

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/29/21494499/cyberpunk-2077-development-crunch-time-cd-projekt-red

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

https://twitter.com/TurnerandDouche/status/1311473474851016704

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Crash Bandicoot 4
  • Genshin Impact
  • Warzone 

Chris 

  • Genshin Impact
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (review code provided)
  • I’m playing FIFA

Josh

  • Crash 4 

The Biggest of Average Josh Bois! 

  • Super Mario Bros. 35
  • Hades