Active Quest Episode 98: Cyberpunk 2077 Is a Mess, and The Game Awards 2020 Announcements/Winners

In this episode, Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the mess that is Cyberpunk 2077, and all the winners/announcements at The Game Awards 2020.

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Music

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

Quick Releases

The Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been delayed

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-remake-has-been-delayed/

Xbox Game Pass gets Skyrim next week; Yakuza hits coming in January

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2020/12/10/22168954/xbox-game-pass-skyrim-december-yakuza-january

News

November 2020 NPD: Call of Duty dominates as next gen begins

Jeff Grubb

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/11/november-2020-npd-call-of-duty-dominates-as-next-gen-begins/

Halo Infinite Isn’t Coming Out Until Fall 2021 At The Earliest

Luke Plunkett

https://kotaku.com/halo-infinite-isnt-coming-out-until-fall-2021-at-the-ea-1845838654

All The Big News From The Game Awards 2020

Joe Juba

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-big-news-from-the-game-awards-2020

All The Winners At The Game Awards 2020

Marcus Stewart

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-winners-at-the-game-awards-2020

Listener Questions

The Quiet Man Fan Account (Samuel Guglielmo, Reviews Editor at TechRaptor)

@Sgulgi

What is the Sam of the year?

Erick E. Epperson

@TheTriple_E

Do you think that the genital customization in Cyberpunk was just there to get more people to talk about it or is it there for a real reason? Is it unfair that there are more penis options than vagina options? Tell me what you really think about what V has in their pants!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Chris

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (review code provided)
  • Fortnite
  • Will talk about Observer: System Redux in a dedicated impressions episode
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Godfall (review code provided)
  • Astro’s Playroom

Josh

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)
  • Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope 
  • Fortnite     

Recommended Reading

When It Comes To Representation, Trans People Don’t Need Your Excuses (thegamer.com)

Active Quest Episode 85: Why We Think Xbox Is Bringing It Next-Gen, Ubisoft Forward, and PS5 Showcase Thoughts

In this episode, Joseph, Chris, and Josh discuss the Xbox One S reveal, Ubisoft Forward, and the upcoming PS5 showcase!

Image: Craig from Microsoft’s Halo Infinite and Xbox Series S from Microsoft

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Watch Live: PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday, September 16

blog.playstation.com/2020/09/12/watch-live-playstation-5-showcase-on-wednesday-september-16/

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer revealed

blog.playstation.com/2020/09/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war-multiplayer-revealed/

Scott Pilgrim game is back after years of being delisted

Patricia Hernandez

polygon.com/2020/9/10/21430717/scott-pilgrim-game-vs-world-ubisoft-forward-bryan-lee-o-malley-edgar-wright-anamanaguchi-anniversary

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Slips To 2021 Release

Jeff Cork 

gameinformer.com/2020/09/11/kena-bridge-of-spirits-slips-to-2021-release

Quick Releases

Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Is The Prequel To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Jason Guiaso

gameinformer.com/2020/09/08/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-is-the-prequel-to-zelda-breath-of-the-wild

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake brings the classic back for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

 Chaim Gartenberg

theverge.com/2020/9/10/21429389/prince-of-persia-the-sands-of-time-remake-xbox-one-ps4-announcement-ubisoft

Ubisoft’s Gods and Monsters is now Immortals Fenyx Rising, coming Dec. 3

Ryan Gilliam

polygon.com/2020/9/10/21430840/immortals-fenyx-rising-gods-and-monsters-zelda-ubisoft-forward-trailer-reveal

News

Control’s PS4 owners get — then lose — Ultimate Edition granting next-gen upgrade

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2020/9/11/21432215/control-ps4-upgrade-ps5-xbox-one-xbox-series-x-ultimate-edition-base-game-season-pass-deluxe-edition

Xbox Series S official reveal trailer goes live with release date confirmed

Alex Avard, Connor Sheridan

gamesradar.com/xbox-series-s-revealed/

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch fan (@TurnerandDouche)

Piping hot Q here for Joseph: why is THE_BERRY a stone cold killer?

Zac LaRocque-Walker (@zaclw)

What does Sony have to do to convince you to buy a ps5?

GhostintheGlass (@ghostintheglass)

What Prince of Persia remake would you prefer? Sands of Time or giving PoP 2008 a second chance/sequel? 

Connor Ewing (@connoerewing)

I’m personally having trouble with being excited for any of Ubisoft’s upcoming titles (even Immortals, which I’ve been anticipating) given their consistent mishandling of the systemic workplace abuse/toxicity situation. Is this something you guys are feeling as well? Thanks!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph: 

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (review code provided)
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code provided)

Chris:

  • Watch Dogs 2 
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons (review is up now) 
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (review code provided)
  • Bounty Battle (received review copy)

Josh:

  • Fortnite 
  • Plants vs Zombies