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 95: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Even More Black Ops Cold War

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest, Brenden Groom discuss Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War!

Joseph Yadentwitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nicholstwitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwelltwitter.com/PenwellWrites

Brenden Groomhttps://twitter.com/begroom

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Music

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

Quick Notes

THQ Nordic’s Parent Company Acquires 13 More Studios

Gabe Gurwin

gamespot.com/articles/thq-nordics-parent-company-acquires-13-more-studios/1100-6484567/

Demon’s Souls’ Mysterious Door Has Been Opened–Here’s What’s Inside

James O’Connor 

gamespot.com/articles/demons-souls-mysterious-door-has-been-opened–heres-whats-inside/1100-6484687/

News

USGamer shutting down 

(couldn’t find a great article on it and so I figured these tweets would be better and more direct)

twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/1328367535285170178?s=20

twitter.com/nadiaoxford/status/1328370963096997888?s=20

IO Interactive’s New Game Is A 007 James Bond Origins Story

Lianna Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/11/19/io-interactives-new-game-is-a-007-james-bond-origins-story

HBO Gives Series Order To THE LAST OF US; Craig Mazin And Neil Druckmann Write And Executive Produce

pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/media-release/hbo-gives-series-order-last-us-craig-mazin-and-neil-druckmann-write-and-executive

twitter.com/Neil_Druckmann/status/1329877628044525568?s=20

Here Are The Nominees For The 2020 Game Awards

Marcus Stewart

gameinformer.com/2020/11/18/here-are-the-nominees-for-the-2020-game-awards

Listener Questions

Vaughn Hyde

@HydeLegion

I have 2 questions.

1: What do you all think about the idea of recency bias in the Game Awards nominees?

2: How do you feel about the state of the industry? With several outlets seeing massive layoffs or completely shutting down, does it make you worry for its future?

Scott Oroepel

@scottOroepel

If Among Us is nominated why wasn’t CrossCode? It’s up for my GOTY this year.

Also, I can’t choose between Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey. Both are phenomenal. Where do you stand?

#1 Turner and Hooch fan

@TurnerandDouche

Hey gamers, question for you: what if energy drinks were made from ground up sausages?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Chris 

  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (review code provided)
  • Family Feud (review code provided)

Josh 

  • Uninstalled Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)

Brenden 

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Tetris Effect Connected
  • FUSER
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Recommended Reading

The 10 best video game books of 2020