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

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

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

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)

Active Quest Episode 70: PS5 Processing 100x Faster Than PS4, THQ Nordic Has 69 Unannounced Games, Golf with Your Friends Impressions

Joseph and Chris are joined by special guest Michael Cwick from Digital Days Gaming to discuss the vast quantity of THQ Nordic games, the crazy power of the PS5, and new Call of Duty rumors.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Guest – Michael Cwick – https://twitter.com/The1stMJC

Check his podcast Digital Days Gaming out: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/digital-days-gaming/id1485471298

The show’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigitalDaysPod

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. He did an awesome job, so here’s a shoutout! https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Dark Souls Series Reaches 27 Million Units Sold

Will Harrison

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/05/19/dark-souls-franchise-sales-units-sold/

Iron Man VR Gets Demo, Bundle Announced

Nicole Carpenter

https://www.polygon.com/2020/5/21/21266307/marvel-iron-man-vr-demo-psvr-bundle-release-date

Final Fantasy XIV is Free Right Now Until May 26, 30 Day Free Trial of Membership

Will Harrison

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/05/22/final-fantasy-xiv-free-online-starter-edition-psn/

Twitch Prime Subscribers Get Over 20 SNK Games For Free

Kimberley Wallace

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/05/22/twitch-prime-to-offer-over-20-snk-games-for-free

Quick Upcoming Releases

News

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Rumored as Next Title

Tom Phillips

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-20-this-years-call-of-duty-is-called-call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war

New Game+ Expo To Announce Stuff from SEGA, ATLUS, and more

Gavin Lane

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/05/new_gameplus_expo_to_feature_14_publishers_this_june_including_sega_atlus_and_snk

PS5 Processing is 100x Faster Than PS4 

Matthew Kato

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/05/22/sony-playstation-5-processing-is-100-times-faster-than-ps4

Embracer Group (THQ Nordic and Deep Silver) Have 69 Unannounced Games in Development

Jordan Oloman

https://www.ign.com/articles/embracer-group-has-69-unannounced-games-in-development

Embracer Group Full Year Games’ Revenue Rose 31%

Matthew Handrahan

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-05-20-embracer-group-expects-more-acquisitions-after-31-percent-increase-in-annual-games-revenue

NPD Results April 2020

Jeff Grubb

https://venturebeat.com/2020/05/22/april-2020-npd-u-s-game-spending-breaks-records/

Joseph

  • Red Dead Online

Chris

  • Songs for a Hero (code received from developer)
  • Golf with Your Friends (code provided by Team17)

Michael

  • Tidal Shock
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons