Active Quest Episode 109: PlayStation State of Play, Pokémon Presents, and Persona 5 Strikers

This week, Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the latest State of Play event, the recent Pokémon presentation, and more on Persona 5 Strikers.

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Music

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

Rapid News

🏳️‍Trans rights are human rights 

Upcoming Harry Potter game keeps brewing trouble

Patricia Hernandez

polygon.com/2021/2/24/22299095/harry-potter-jk-rowling-hogwarts-legacy-wb-games-troy-leavitt-youtube-resetera

News

PlayStation State of Play February 2021 Roundup: Everything Announced During the Event

Joseph “Give me Wario” Yaden

yourmoneygeek.com/everything-announced-during-the-february-2021-playstation-state-of-play-event/

New Details Emerge On The World Of Halo Infinite

Matt Miller

gameinformer.com/2021/02/25/new-details-emerge-on-the-world-of-halo-infinite

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes are coming to Nintendo Switch

Nicole Carpenter

polygon.com/pokemon/2021/2/26/21301048/pokemon-diamond-pearl-remake-nintendo-switch-game-freak

New Pokémon Game Is An Open-World Story Set In Feudal-Style Sinnoh Region, Pokémon Legends Arceus

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/new-pokemon-game-is-an-open-world-story-set-in-feudal-style-sinnoh

Listener Questions

Sabrina Rei

@StewOfBoo

Who among you is the best archer?

Sabrina Rei

@StewOfBoo

What does Sony have to do or show you to make you excited about its newly announced follow up to the PSVR headset?

Michael Cwick

@The1stMJC

Origin story! 

How’d you all meet? Who’s idea was it to do the podcast and have you ever all met up in person?

Jake Free

@JakeFreeDieHard

When it comes to remakes of games like the RE2 and 3, Tony Hawk 1 and 2 or even Final Fantasy Remake, who do you trust more? A review from someone who played the original or someone playing the remake of the game for the very first time?

Christian

@CTH73

With the death of Anthem how long do you think it will be before we see EA/Bioware try and pull off a similar game. Maybe not as far as gameplay, but for the looty shooty genre?

Sara Green

@98saraFLOPS

With the reveal of Intergrade, how long do you think it’ll be till we hear anything on Final Fantasy Remake pt 2?

Daniel Linton

@DanielLinton91

What are your thoughts on the newly announced Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Sinnoh Remakes?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Warzone Season 2

Chris

  • Persona 5 Strikers (it’s pretty good) (pretty good review code provided)
  • Ring Fit Adventure 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Josh

  • Littlewood (Review code provided) 
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze 
  • StarTropics (for an article – very fun! First time playing!)

Recommended Reading

uppercutcrit.com/why-final-fantasy-viis-trans-story-resonates/

Active Quest Episode 80: Will Fall Guys’ Success Continue? Animal Crossing Meets Incredible Sales Mark, and Destroy All Humans Review

Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the future of Fall Guys, the huge Animal Crossing sales figures, and the dated Destroy All Humans!

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

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Quick Notes

PS4 Tops 112 Million Units Sold, PS Plus Subs And Digital Sales Are Way Up

James O’Connor

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-tops-112-million-units-sold-ps-plus-subs-and-d/1100-6480512/

Call of Duty 2020 teaser appears in Warzone

Cian Maher

https://www.vg247.com/2020/08/07/call-of-duty-2020-warzone/

Quick Releases

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Lands in October, Includes Past DLC & New Content

Michael Cripe

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/pikmin-3-deluxe-lands-in-september-includes-past-dlc-new-content/

Rocksteady Reveals ‘Suicide Squad,’ Its First Post-Arkham DC Game, Raising Questions

Paul Tassi

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/08/07/rocksteady-reveals-suicide-squad-its-first-post-arkham-dc-game-raising-questions/#37e17687ac21

Battletoads Will Leap Into Action In Late August (August 20th, Game Pass)

Peter Glagowski

https://www.thegamer.com/battletoads-release-date/

News

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Sales Reach 22 Million as Nintendo’s Net Profits Rise Over 500% Year-On-Year

Adam Bankhurst

https://www.ign.com/articles/animal-crossing-new-horizons-sales-reach-22-million-as-nintendos-net-profits-rise-over-500-year-on-year

Spider-Man coming to Marvel’s Avengers exclusively on PlayStation

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/03/a-friendly-neighborhood-spider-man-lends-a-helping-hand-to-earths-mightiest-heroes-in-2021/

State of Play August 2020: The complete recap

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/06/state-of-play-august-2020-the-complete-recap/

Listener Questions

Do you think that Fall Guys will see the amount of success that Rocket League did with PS Plus? Or was their meteoric rise one in a million? – Indie Pod, the biggest of average podcasts

Okay okay, legit question, what do you think we will see inside the stadium on Warzone? My money is on a full recreation of the basketball game from Flubber.

Oh yeah, and have y’all watched Air Bud lately? That dog shoots mad hoops and got paid in Tapioca pudding cups.

What if they made a game where you used a bong as a peripheral controller called Bongerman? What would the gameplay be, how would this peripheral be used, and why the heck hasn’t Activision returned my calls regarding this idea?

– #1 Turner and Hooch fan

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Fall Guys
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Warzone

Chris

  • Fall Guys (beta code provided by PR rep)
  • Destroy All Humans (review code provided)
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Avengers Beta
  • Dance Central 1, 2, and 3

Josh

  • Rayman Legends
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Super Mario World

 

Featured Image via Fall Guys (Devolver and Mediatonic) and Destroy All Humans (THQ Nordic)