Active Quest Episode 81: Is Mortal Shell A Great Souls-Like Game? Fortnite vs. Apple and Google, Halo Infinite Delayed To 2021

Joseph, Chris, and Josh are joined by IGN freelancer Wesley LeBlanc to talk about the crazy Fortnite drama between Epic and Apple/Google. Joseph also gives us his first impressions of Mortal Shell.

 

Hosts:

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

The Last of Us Part II update adds Grounded difficulty, Permadeath mode, and more

Matthew Gallant

blog.playstation.com/2020/08/11/the-last-of-us-part-ii-update-adds-grounded-difficulty-permadeath-mode-and-more/

Scott Pilgrim Writer Says Ubisoft Has Contacted Him Amid Growing Campaign To Bring Game Back

James O’Connor

gamespot.com/articles/scott-pilgrim-writer-says-ubisoft-has-contacted-hi/1100-6480948/

Quick Releases

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher Enters Rainbow Six Siege As New Operator

Chris Pereira

gamespot.com/articles/splinter-cells-sam-fisher-gears-up-for-rainbow-six/1100-6480833/

Mortal Shell is Getting a Physical Release

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/08/13/mortal-shell-is-getting-a-physical-release

Rockstar & GTA Producer Lazlow Jones Part Ways After Almost 20 Years Together

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/lazlow-jones-gta-producer-leaves/

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Will Have a Free Upgrade For PS5

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/kena-bridge-of-spirits-free-ps4-ps5-upgrade/

News

Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store and App Store

Dieter Bohn

theverge.com/2020/8/13/21368079/fortnite-epic-android-banned-google-play-app-store-rule-violation

July 2020 NPD: Paper Mario and Ghost of Tsushima have strong debuts

Jeff Grubb

venturebeat.com/2020/08/14/july-2020-npd-paper-mario-and-ghost-of-tsushima-have-strong-debuts/

Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to 2021

Tom Warren

theverge.com/2020/8/11/21363769/halo-infinite-delay-launch-2021-release-date-xbox-series-x

Listener Questions

Are boneless wings, wings?

Which is the best non-buffalo flavor wing sauce?

  • Wesley

Hey gamers, what movie would you insert @Reggie into from the 90s and which actor would he replace? My pick is replacing Tim Allen in Jungle2Jungle. Okay, that’s all the time I’ve got. I got to get back to playing Animal Crossing New Leaf on my Nintendo 3DS.

  • #1 Turner and Hooch fan

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Mortal Shell (review code provided by the publisher)

Chris

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Trivia Royale

Josh

  • EarthBound
  • Rayman Legends*
  • Fall Guys*
  • Moving Out (Xbox Game Pass)*

Wesley

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Necrobarista
  • Avengers Beta

Active Quest Episode 78: Ghost of Tsushima and Rocket Arena Both Rock, The Last of Us Part is a #1 Seller, The Curious Case of Dr. Disrespect

Today, the crew is joined by Jesse Vitelli from Twinfinite! We discuss Ghost of Tsushima and Rocket Arena, plus the growing confusion over Dr. Disrespect’s Twitch ban.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Special Guest Jesse Vitelli (Twinfinite) – https://twitter.com/jessevitelli

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Switch’s Free-To-Play Ninjala Hits 3 Million Downloads

Dylan Warman

https://screenrant.com/ninjala-switch-free-to-play-3-million-downloads/

Uncharted Movie Finally Begins Shooting [Updated]

Adele Ankers

https://www.ign.com/articles/uncharted-movie-production-begins

Modder Makes A Kinect Version of Super Mario 64

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/modder-makes-kinect-version-super-mario-64/

Quick Upcoming Releases

No Man’s Sky Desolation

https://www.nomanssky.com/desolation-update/?cli_action=1595029206.867

A Lego NES Console Is Coming, Complete with Retro Lego TV

Matthew Razak

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/a-lego-nes-console-is-coming-complete-with-retro-lego-tv/

News

NPD June 2020: Switch and The Last of Us: Part 2 are tops

Stephany Nunneley

https://www.vg247.com/2020/07/17/npd-june-2020-switch-last-us-part-2-top-charts/

Dr Disrespect talks about his Twitch ban, the rumors, and his future

Steven Messner

https://www.pcgamer.com/interview-dr-disrespect-talks-about-his-twitch-ban-the-rumors-and-his-future/

Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X and Xbox One S digital edition ahead of Series X launch

Tom Warren

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21327330/microsoft-xbox-one-x-s-digital-edition-discontinued

Microsoft to launch xCloud streaming free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September

Tom Warren

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21326797/microsoft-xcloud-launch-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-free

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch fan – Will the “and more” section cover the 1989 box office hit film Turner and Hooch? If so, my question is why the heck haven’t they made a sequel called Turner and 2-ch?!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Rocksmith 2014 (just mention I can play Raining Blood’s intro now)
  • The Witness

Chris

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Rocket Arena
  • Deadly Premonition: Origins

Josh

  • Fortnite
  • OK/NORMAL
  • The Witcher III

Jesse

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Deadly Premonition 2

Featured image – Ghost of Tsushima via Sony Interactive Entertainment

Active Quest Episode 69: Virtuaverse, Paper Mario: The Origami King, and Gears Tactics Impressions with Luis Alamilla

We have Luis Alamilla on the podcast as we talk about Paper Mario: The Origami King, a new cyberpunk indie title Virtuaverse, and Gears Tactics! Plus, we freak out about Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 HD

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Guest: Luis Alamilla: https://twitter.com/Luis_GVN

Luis’ Virtuaverse review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0LO_-faO8o&t=103s

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

AniMay Sale eShop

https://www.nintendo.com/deals/

EVO Online details 

Wesley Yin-Poole

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-14-evo-fighting-game-tournament-moves-online-without-super-smash-bros-ultimate

Ubisoft games reaching 10+ million sales

https://twitter.com/shinobi602/status/1260976881035247617?s=21

GameStop has Switches in Stock (for now)

https://twitter.com/GameSpot/status/1261049946234634249?s=20

Quick Upcoming Releases

GTAV is Free on Epic Games Store 

Nicole Carpenter

https://www.polygon.com/2020/5/14/21258501/grand-theft-auto-5-gta5-free-epic-games-store

Iron-Man VR Launching on July 3rd

Kris Holt

https://www.engadget.com/iron-man-vr-psvr-release-date-ps4-185049705.html

Mafia Trilogy Remaster On The Way

Igor Bonifanic

https://www.engadget.com/2k-games-mafia-trilogy-teaser-151432847.html

News

Unreal Engine 5 Revealed

Nick Statt

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/13/21256079/epic-unreal-engine-5-playstation-5-demo-next-gen-graphics-release-date

PS4 Hardware Sales Reach 110 Million

Mike Minotti

https://venturebeat.com/2020/05/12/playstation-4-sales-reach-110-4-million/

Paper Mario: The Origami King Announced

Michael McWhertor

https://www.polygon.com/2020/5/14/21258519/paper-mario-origami-king-nintendo-switch-release-date-trailer

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remaster Is Dropping in September

Activision

https://blog.activision.com/tony-hawk/2020-05/Get-Ready-to-Grind-into-Tony-Hawks-Pro-Skater-1-and-2

Ghost of Tsushima Rundown

Zack Zwiezen

https://kotaku.com/new-ghost-of-tsushima-gameplay-shows-off-open-world-exp-1843465362

Listener Questions

https://twitter.com/EpiraNet/status/1260794020625817600

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • The Walking Dead: Season One
  • Elder Scrolls: Blades

Chris

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Game #10 of 2020 finished)
  • LEGO Harry Potter
  • Relic Hunters: Legend (Preview Alpha)

Josh

  • Gears Tactics

Luis 

  • Virtuaverse
  • inFamous Second Son (Again)
  • Call of Duty Warzone

Featured Image: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Nintendo