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

Active Quest Episode 93: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

This week, Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the announcement of the Mass Effect trilogy remaster, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope!

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Music

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

Suicide Mission from EA’s Mass Effect 2 by Jack Wall

Quick Notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 start date and roadmap have been revealed

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-wars-season-1-start-date-and-roadmap-have-been-revealed/

Demon’s Souls’ PS5 character creator finally lets you make more than a misshapen monstrosity

 Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-05-demons-souls-ps5-character-creator-finally-lets-you-make-more-than-a-misshapen-monstrosity

Take Two Interactive To Buy Codemasters for $973 Million

BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54840773

Quick Releases

We should’ve seen it coming: The Medium delayed into 2021

Brett Makedonski

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/we-should-ve-seen-it-coming-the-medium-delayed-into-2021-609291.phtml

Control Ultimate Edition Delayed To 2021

Jesse Vitelli

https://primagames.com/news/control-ultimate-edition-delayed-2021

Friday The 13th: The Game Servers Are Shutting Down, But There’s Good News

Liana Ruppert

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/11/03/friday-the-13th-the-game-servers-are-shutting-down-but-theres-good-news

News

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Potentially to Be Announced Tomorrow

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/mass-effect-trilogy-remaster-potentially-to-be-announced-tomorrow/

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Finally Revealed With Legendary Edition

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/11/07/mass-effect-trilogy-remaster-finally-revealed-with-legendary-edition                                                    

https://twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/1325110742358487041?s=20

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Rough week guys, but let me ask you this: do you think the hamburglar can straighten up his act and become a normal functioning member of society?

Follow up question: how many hamburgers do you think his record is for burglaring at once?

Andrew McMahon

God, I want COD to be one of my games as a service type of weekly titles, but the install sizes are just unjustifiable.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (review code provided)
  • Control Ultimate Edition — Cloud Version
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (review code provided)

Chris 

  • Watch Dogs Legion (review code provided)
  • Fuser (review code provided)

Josh 

  • Pokemon Sword 

Active Quest Episode 89: So Many Next-Gen Games and a Resident Evil Film Reboot

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest Eric Zinkhon discuss the onslaught of upcoming next generation games, the new Resident Evil film reboot, and backwards compatibility on PS5. 

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter that had already been returned to closed beta

 Jay Peters

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/9/21510190/amazon-crucible-canceled-game-studios-closed-beta

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Officially Gone Gold

Jason Guisao

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/10/05/cyberpunk-2077-has-officially-gone-gold

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales goes gold and shows off some sneaky suits

Connor Sheridan 

https://www.gamesradar.com/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-goes-gold-and-shows-off-some-sneaky-suits/

Quick Releases

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered looks about the same on PC as the 2010 original, early comparison shows

Sherif Saed

https://www.vg247.com/2020/10/06/need-for-speed-hot-pursuit-remastered-side-by-side-comparison-pc-original/

Mortal Kombat 11 Getting Free PS5, Xbox Series X Upgrades With Cross-Play

Steve Watts

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mortal-kombat-11-getting-free-ps5-xbox-series-x-upgrades-with-cross-play/1100-6483069/

Bugsnax Video Reveals Cast, Will Be a PlayStation 5 Launch Title

Michael Cripe

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/bugsnax-video-reveals-cast-will-be-a-playstation-5-launch-title/

Outriders Delayed to 2021

Adam Bankhurst

https://www.ign.com/articles/outriders-delayed-to-2021-cross-play-free-next-gen-upgrade-ps5-xbox-series-x

Bloober Team’s dual-reality survival horror The Medium gets December release date

Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-09-bloober-teams-dual-reality-survival-horror-the-medium-gets-december-release-date

Ghost of Tsushima gets co-op multiplayer, New Game+ later this month

Matt Wales

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-05-ghost-of-tsushima-gets-co-op-multiplayer-new-game-later-this-month

News

New Resident Evil movie reboot will faithfully adapt the games

Matt Patches

https://www.polygon.com/2020/10/6/21503944/resident-evil-movie-reboot-claire-redfield

Here’s how playing PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 will work

 Chaim Gartenberg

https://www.theverge.com/21509390/playstation-5-ps4-games-backwards-compatible-how-to-play

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/10/you_may_not_be_able_to_enjoy_playlink_games_on_ps5

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey guys, its your boy, anyways QUICK Q 4 YA, why the fuck are pants referred to as a pair of pants instead of just being called a singular pant? Help me, I am confusion.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Crash Bandicoot 4
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 

Chris 

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (review code provided)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (beta code provided)
  • FIFA 21 (Manager Mode)

Josh

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time 

Eric Zinkhon

  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • No Man’s Sky

via SEGA

Active Quest Episode 79: The Pros & Cons of the Xbox Games Showcase, Ghost of Tsushima Breaking Sales Records, Assassin’s Creed Controversy

Joseph, Chris, and Josh discuss what they liked and didn’t like from the Xbox Game Showcase.

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

Rocket League going free-to-play, leaving Steam for Epic Games Store

Michael McWhertor

polygon.com/2020/7/21/21332924/rocket-league-free-to-play-leaving-steam-epic-game-store

Ghost Of Tsushima Passed 2.4 Million Sales In 3 Days, Breaking Sony Records

Jesse Lennox

https://www.thegamer.com/ghost-of-tsushima-broke-records-sony-playstation-new-ip/

Quick Releases

Suikoden creators launching Kickstarter for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

https://www.vg247.com/2020/07/24/suikoden-creators-launch-kickstarter-eiyuden-chronicle-hundred-heroes/

Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Hits Switch, PS4, and PC This November

Andrew Reiner

gameinformer.com/2020/07/20/sakuna-of-rice-and-ruin-hits-switch-ps4-and-pc-this-november

Risk of Rain 2 Launches On August 11

[PC – Steam, other platforms TBD]

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/21/risk-of-rain-2-launches-on-august-11

Overcooked All You Can Eat Announced For Xbox Series X And PlayStation 5

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/20/overcooked-all-you-can-eat-announced-for-xbox-series-x-and-playstation-5

Three DLC Packs Announced For Cadence of Hyrule

Daniel Tack

[Pack 1 available now. Packs 2 and 3 available before end of October 2020]

gameinformer.com/2020/07/20/three-dlc-packs-announced-for-cadence-of-hyrule

News

Multiple Assassin’s Creed Games Reportedly Scrapped or Minimised Female Lead Roles Before Release

Joe Skrebels

https://www.ign.com/articles/multiple-assassins-creed-games-reportedly-scrapped-or-minimised-female-lead-roles-before-release

Microsoft Xbox Series X Games Showcase: Everything revealed

https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-games-showcase-recap-here-are-all-the-new-games-microsoft-showcased-today

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Rocksmith 2014

Chris

  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout
  • Overwatch
  • Ghost of Tsushima

Josh

  • Rayman Origins
  • Halo: Combat Evolved