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 77: Ubisoft Forward Event, Resident Evil Survey from Capcom, and Xbox Rumored To Be Interested In WB Games

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss how disappointing Ubisoft Forward was despite the incredible IP’s that Ubisoft owns and could use more.

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

Ninja Moves To YouTube Following Mixer Shutdown

Bella Blondeau

thegamer.com/ninja-youtube-move-stream-dr-lupo/

Xbox Reportedly Tells Developers That Next-Gen Upgrades Should Be Free

Jordan Oloman

ign.com/articles/xbox-series-x-upgrades-free-microsoft-smart-delivery

80% of Capcom’s Sold Games Are Now Digital

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/capcom-sold-games-digital/

Quick Upcoming Releases

Donkey Kong Country Headlines Nintendo Switch Online’s July Update

Brian Shea

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/donkey-kong-country-headlines-nintendo-switch-onlines-july-update

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Arrives September 8

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-arrives-september-8

Crash Bandicoot on the Run – Mobile Game Gets A Title & Teaser

Jo Craig

thegamer.com/crash-bandicoot-mobile-game-title-teaser/

Halo 3 coming to PC on July 14

Petrana Radulovic

polygon.com/2020/7/7/21315912/halo-3-pc-release-steam-microsoft-store

Devolver’s Carrion Will Be On Xbox Game Pass, Switch, and PC On July 23rd

Kyle Viveiros

https://gamerant.com/carrion-release-date-xbox-game-pass/

News

Xbox Games Showcase Set For July 23

Jeff Cork

gameinformer.com/2020/07/06/xbox-games-showcase-set-for-july-23

Is Microsoft Buying WB Games?

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/is-microsoft-buying-wb-games/

Capcom Releases Survey On Resident Evil Village, Asks Questions About Direction Of Game

Steven T. Wright

gamespot.com/articles/capcom-releases-survey-on-resident-evil-village-as/1100-6479475/

A Round-Up Of All Of The Big Announcements And Games Shown At Ubisoft Forward

Andrew Reiner

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/07/01/all-of-the-games-announced-at-ubisoft-forward 

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Rocksmith
  • Ring Fit Adventure

Chris

  • League of Legends
  • The Division 2

Josh

  • The Last of Us: Part II (Replay)
  • God of War (2018)

                                                            

Recommended Reading

gameinformer.com/viWdeo-interview/2020/07/06/tony-hawk-on-the-past-and-future-of-pro-skater

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)