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 94: PS5, Demon’s Souls, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Joseph, Chris, and Josh discuss the PS5, Demon’s Souls, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Deathloop, the time loop shooter, now has a release date

Cass Marshall

polygon.com/2020/11/12/21562692/deathloop-arkane-lyon-release-date-ps5-pc

Pokemon Go is Now Compatible With Pokemon Home, But the Restrictions Are Kind of Ridiculous

Kat Bailey

usgamer.net/articles/pokemon-go-is-now-compatible-with-pokemon-home-restrictions

Minecraft Dungeons Is Getting Crossplay Next Week

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/minecraft-dungeons-crossplay/

News

Xbox Series X/S Launch Sales Largest In Xbox’s History, Restocks Coming Soon

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/11/12/xbox-series-xs-launch-sales-largest-in-xboxs-history-restocks-coming-soon

NPD Reports For October

Jeff Grubb

venturebeat.com/2020/11/13/october-2020-npd-nintendo-and-fifa-power-gamings-growth/

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey buckos, goofy boots here and I wanted to ask you if you think it’s possible to fill a whoopee cushion by way of an air pump at my local Speedway. Thanks!

#1 Baby’s Day Out Fan

Hey there, I like the 1994 film Baby’s Day Out a FUCKTON and just wanted to know if you think there will be a Baby’s Day Out game adaptation for the next gen systems? If not, do you think that Baby Geniuses might have a better chance at having an adaptation?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Demon’s Souls
  • PS5

Chris 

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

Josh 

  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Part Time UFO 

Active Quest Episode 93: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

This week, Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the announcement of the Mass Effect trilogy remaster, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope!

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Music

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

Suicide Mission from EA’s Mass Effect 2 by Jack Wall

Quick Notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 start date and roadmap have been revealed

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-wars-season-1-start-date-and-roadmap-have-been-revealed/

Demon’s Souls’ PS5 character creator finally lets you make more than a misshapen monstrosity

 Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-05-demons-souls-ps5-character-creator-finally-lets-you-make-more-than-a-misshapen-monstrosity

Take Two Interactive To Buy Codemasters for $973 Million

BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54840773

Quick Releases

We should’ve seen it coming: The Medium delayed into 2021

Brett Makedonski

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/we-should-ve-seen-it-coming-the-medium-delayed-into-2021-609291.phtml

Control Ultimate Edition Delayed To 2021

Jesse Vitelli

https://primagames.com/news/control-ultimate-edition-delayed-2021

Friday The 13th: The Game Servers Are Shutting Down, But There’s Good News

Liana Ruppert

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/11/03/friday-the-13th-the-game-servers-are-shutting-down-but-theres-good-news

News

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Potentially to Be Announced Tomorrow

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/mass-effect-trilogy-remaster-potentially-to-be-announced-tomorrow/

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Finally Revealed With Legendary Edition

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/11/07/mass-effect-trilogy-remaster-finally-revealed-with-legendary-edition                                                    

https://twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/1325110742358487041?s=20

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Rough week guys, but let me ask you this: do you think the hamburglar can straighten up his act and become a normal functioning member of society?

Follow up question: how many hamburgers do you think his record is for burglaring at once?

Andrew McMahon

God, I want COD to be one of my games as a service type of weekly titles, but the install sizes are just unjustifiable.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (review code provided)
  • Control Ultimate Edition — Cloud Version
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (review code provided)

Chris 

  • Watch Dogs Legion (review code provided)
  • Fuser (review code provided)

Josh 

  • Pokemon Sword