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 90: Marvel’s Avengers Tops the Charts, the PS5’s UI, and Xbox Series X’s Launch Lineup

This week, Joseph and Chris discuss Marvel’s Avengers topping the sale charts, the PS5’s UI, and the launch lineup of the Xbox Series X!

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has Been Rated in South Korea

Matthew Adler

https://www.ign.com/articles/mass-effect-legendary-edition-has-been-rated-in-south-korea

The Outer Worlds sequel seemingly in the works

Sherif Saed

https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/12/the-outer-worlds-sequel-in-development-report/#:~:text=Niko%20Partners%20analyst%20Daniel%20Ahmad,%2C%20currently%20in%20pre%2Dproduction.

Beautiful Turn-Based RPG Cris Tales Delayed To 2021

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/cris-tales-delayed-2021/

Quick Releases

Tim Schafer announces that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming

Zachary Boddy

https://www.windowscentral.com/tim-schafer-announces-classic-lucasarts-remasters-are-coming-xbox-game-pass-xbox-cloud-gaming

Destiny 2’s free next-gen upgrade arrives in December

Ryan Gilliam

https://www.polygon.com/2020/10/15/21517620/destiny-2-ps5-xbox-series-x-release-date-upgrade-4k-60-fps-fov-slider

Xbox Series S/X Launch Titles Confirmed

Brendan Sinclair

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-10-15-microsoft-confirms-xbox-series-launch-titles

News

Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

 Stephany Nunneley

https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/16/xbox-will-be-able-to-recoup-7-5-billion-bethesda-investment-without-going-multi-platform-says-spencer/

Marvel’s Avengers Tops September NPD, Now the Second Best Launch of a Superhero Title in US History

Brianna Reeves

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/10/16/marvels-avengers-september-2020-npd/

Surprise State of Play Showcases First Look at PlayStation 5’s User Experience

Brianna Reeves

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/10/15/playstation-5-ui-video/

Listener Questions

The Biggest of Average Josh Bois

So how excited are you for the clearly teased announcement of all the BK games getting a remastered version for the PS5?

Greysun Morales

What’s your most anticipated next gen title?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Your boy Hooch here, have you guys ever thought about visiting the Corn Palace? I’ve been once and it was shuck wild!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Ghost of Tsushima: Legends

Chris 

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Demo
  • Resident Evil 3

Active Quest Episode 87: Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Amazon Luna Joins the Competition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man PS5 Confusion

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest Kaitlyn Red Wing discuss Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda, Amazon’s new cloud-based gaming service, and the confusion of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS5.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Kaitlyn Red Wing – twitter.com/KaitlynRedWing

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Music

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

News transition music from Fallout 4 by Inon Zur. Added with fair use.

Quick Notes

Animal Crossing Halloween event announced, fall update coming Sept. 30

Nicole Carpenter 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455764/animal-crossing-new-horizons-halloween-event-fall-update

Resident Evil Village Could Come To PS4 And Xbox One, Capcom “Looking Into It”

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/09/25/resident-evil-village-could-come-to-ps4-and-xbox-one-capcom-looking-into-it

Xbox Game Pass Subscriptions Have Shot Up By 50% Over The Past 6 Months

Johann Hamilton

screenrant.com/xbox-game-pass-subscriptions-increase-50-percent/

Michel Ancel Accused of Toxic Management at Ubisoft

Robert N. Adams

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/beyond-good-and-evil-2-delays-reportedly-caused-by-dysfunctional-management

Quick Releases

Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and more Konami classics come to PC on GOG.com

Owen S. Good 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455745/metal-gear-pc-metal-gear-solid-konami-classics-gog-com-contra-castlevania-collection

Doom Eternal Is Rip And Tearing Onto Game Pass Next Month

Kyle Campbell

thegamer.com/doom-eternal-coming-to-game-pass/

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Demo Coming Next Month

https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/1309466430174363648

News

Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls

Reese Oxner 

npr.org/2020/09/21/915308028/microsoft-to-buy-bethesda-in-7-5-billion-deal-acquiring-fallout-the-elder-scroll

Amazon Announces Luna, Another Cloud-Based Streaming Game Service

Mike Fahey

kotaku.com/amazon-announces-luna-another-cloud-based-streaming-ga-1845170977

Sony clarifies that PS5 Spider-Man remaster is not a free upgrade for PS4 Spider-Man players

Chris Moyse

destructoid.com/stories/sony-clarifies-that-ps5-spider-man-remaster-is-not-a-free-upgrade-for-ps4-spider-man-players-604643.phtml

Xbox Series X’s expandable storage is very expensive, but Microsoft says an SSD is necessary for new games

Brett Makedonski

destructoid.com/stories/xbox-series-x-s-expandable-storage-is-very-expensive-but-microsoft-says-an-ssd-is-necessary-for-new-games-604681.phtml

Listener Questions

Bella, Associate Editor / The Gamer

If Konami really did offer up a next-gen MGS remake that looked cool and had a good team behind it, would you be on board or nah?

#1 Turner and Hooch fan / The world’s #1 fan of Turner and Hooch

Hey, #1 Turner and Hooch fan here. What are your thoughts on a pizza covered in fruity pebbles? Do you think it would make for a rockin’ good time? Would it concrete my popularity among the cool kids? Or do you think it would just be good for stoners?

Also, have you ever been to this site? http://Celebritiesbutbald.com

Ghostintheglass

excited for the possibility of New Vegas 2?

Efase

Other than Mass Effect, what are some trilogies that you’d LOVE to see remastered, on the Switch or otherwise?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Dark Souls II 
  • Dark Souls III

Chris 

  • Hades
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code provided)

Josh

  • Minecraft

Kaitlyn 

  • Hades 
  • Replaying Batman Arkham series

Active Quest Episode 83: Gamescom Reveals and a Possible New Nintendo Switch Model

Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the events of Gamescom Opening Night Live, a possible new Nintendo Switch, and what we’ve been playing!

Hosts and Info

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. You can also subscribe through our RSS feed

Follow us on Twitter @ActiveQuestShow

Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

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Music

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

Quick Notes

12 Minutes Stars Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy and Willem Dafoe

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/12-minutes-stars-daisy-ridley-james-mcavoy-and-willem-dafoe/

Gotham Knights Is Not A Games As A Service, Has Self-Contained Story

Michael Leri

gamerevolution.com/news/657289-gotham-knights-not-games-as-a-service

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Has Optional 60FPS Mode on PS5

Stephen Tailby

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/08/ratchet_and_clank_rift_apart_has_optional_60fps_mode_on_ps

Netflix Reveals First Official Details Of Live-Action Resident Evil Series

Brian Shea 

gameinformer.com/2020/08/27/netflix-reveals-first-official-details-of-live-action-resident-evil-series

Quick Releases

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Delayed To 2021

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-delayed-2021/

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Set for Launch on November 13

Will Harrison

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/08/26/kingdom-hearts-melody-of-memory-release-date-november/

News

Everything Announced At Gamescom’s Opening Night

Zack Zwiezen

kotaku.com/everything-announced-at-gamescoms-opening-night-1844869976

September’s free PS Plus games: PUBG, Street Fighter V

Adam Michel

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/26/septembers-free-ps-plus-games-pubg-street-fighter-v/

New Games with Gold for September 2020

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/08/27/new-games-with-gold-for-september-2020/

Rumor: Switch Pro Could Release Next Year, May Support 4K

Chris Carter

destructoid.com/stories/the-rumor-that-nintendo-is-planning-a-switch-pro-popped-up-again-could-come-next-year-601587.phtml

Listener Questions

There’s 3 of you and 3 PowerPuff Girls.
So Who’s the Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles of the podcast?

Michael Cwick – DigitalDaysGaming podcast

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph: 

  • Fortnite
  • Warzone
  • A Short Hike

Chris:

  • Fortnite 
  • Kandagawa Jet Girls (review code provided) – cringe
  • My Hero’s One Justice 2

Josh:

  • Spiritfarer (Xbox Game Pass) 
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night