Active Quest Episode 105: The Medium, More on Cyber Shadow, and Xbox’s Huge Success

Chris, Joseph, Josh, and special guest, Adam Bankhurst discuss The Medium, Cyber Shadow, and Resident Evil!

Joseph Yadentwitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nicholstwitter.com/itsjerkjersh

Chris Penwelltwitter.com/PenwellWrites

Adam Bankhursttwitter.com/adambankhurst

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Music

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

Quick News

EA founded a new studio to work on the long-awaited ‘Skate 4’

Igor Bonifacic

engadget.com/ea-full-circle-skate-4-studio-175608905.html

PlayStation Plus Games for February 2021 Announced

Adam Bankhurst

ign.com/articles/playstation-plus-games-for-february-2021-announced

Tomb Raider Series Coming To Netflix

Joe Juba

gameinformer.com/2021/01/27/tomb-raider-series-coming-to-netflix

Lara Croft’s two timelines will be unified, says Tomb Raider studio

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2021/1/28/22254376/tomb-raider-25th-anniversary-canon-timeline-crystal-dynamics

News

Activision Is Resisting Diversity Hiring Push by America’s Unions

Lauren Kaori Gurley and Patrick Klepek

vice.com/en/article/n7vkb8/activision-is-resisting-diversity-hiring-push-by-americas-unionsMicrosoft’s Recent Net Earnings Were $15.5 Billion, Or “About Two Bethesdas”

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/microsofts-recent-net-earnings-were-15-5-billion-or-about-two-bethesdas/

Listener Questions

#1 Kingdom Hearts Fan

Hey there, #1 Kingdom Hearts fan reporting in! How many heartless wud it take to fit a football stadium? Preparing for the super bowl and need some snaks. I think I’ll get the flamin hot cheetos but they make me fart. Laters!

Sabrina Rei

Have you ever played a game that prompted a change in your lifestyle? (eg. Ecco the Dolphin made you stop eating canned tuna fish, lol I dunno.)

Wes Bates

Simple question – what game has your favorite UI or HUD and how would you like to see games utilize their UI/HUD differently than the standard, boring life bar, ammo count or mini-map?

#1 50 Cent Blood on the Sand fan

It’s almost the 12th anniversary of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

 What do you think the chances are of @THQNordic

 bringing back one of the best co-op games of 2009 with a remaster or port?

Steven Beaumont

Who is your favourite RE character and why is it Jill, Ada or Leon?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey fellers, just letting you guys know I dumped my entire life savings into GameSpot stock. I’m gonna buy millions of copies of Turner and Hooch.

…Oh yeah, a question? Uhhh fuck I dunno, are you scared of spelling bees? I’m scared of the ones that sting personally.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • The Medium (review code provided)
  • Cyber Shadow (review code provided)

Chris

  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy (review code provided)
  • Hitman
  • Tetris 99

Josh

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (finished)
  • Resident Evil 2 remake replay (finished)
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake (started)

Adam

  • Cyber Shadow
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy XIV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Recommended Reading:

The fallout from GameStop’s wild Wednesday has been ugly

polygon.com/2021/1/28/22254264/gamestop-stock-robinhood-trades-discord-wallstreetbets-amc

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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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)