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 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

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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