Active Quest Episode 92: Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Watch Dogs Legion, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss the state of PS Plus on PS5, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Watch Dogs Legion, and The Dark Pictures: Little Hope.

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Music

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

Quick Notes

Into The Spiderverse Suit In Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sal Romano

https://www.gematsu.com/2020/10/marvels-spider-man-miles-morales-adds-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-suit

Quick Releases

PS5 launch title Destruction AllStars delayed to February, will debut for free on PS Plus instead

Taylor Lyles

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534475/destruction-all-stars-ps5-launch-title-delayed-ps-plus-february-2021

Bugsnax will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers next month

 Tom Phillips

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-28-bugsnax-will-be-free-for-playstation-plus-subscribers-next-month

Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Is Due to Current-Gen Consoles After All

Robert Ramsey

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/10/cyberpunk_2077_delay_is_due_to_current-gen_consoles_after_all

Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Delayed Past April 2021

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/far-cry-6-and-rainbow-six-quarantine-delayed-past-april-2021/

News

Here’s a recap of today’s surprise October Nintendo Direct Mini

Chris Carter

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/here-s-a-recap-of-today-s-surprise-october-nintendo-direct-mini-608173.phtml

Ubisoft Reveals Full PS5, Xbox Series X Upgrade Plan

Joseph Knoop

https://www.ign.com/articles/ubisoft-ps5-xbox-series-x-upgrade-backward-compatible-assassins-creed

Listener Questions

 #1 Turner and Hooch fan

Howdy gim gammers, #1 Turner and Hooch fan here. Question: how much hair is too much hair inside of your buttcrack? Should I see a doctor? Also, follow up to last weeks question: yes, I did poo my pant after eating a rest stop chuckles. It was immediate.

Andrew McMahon

Thoughts on the future/potential of cloud gaming on the Switch?

Greysun Morales

Been playing Pikmin 3 Deluxe, ghost of Tsushima legends, and now No More Heroes 1. Might buy 2 down the line

Jerel

Which is the better value, the Xbox All Access program for a Series X, or getting a series X and purchasing Ultimate separately? With games rotating constantly what should I do for next gen? Purchase when I see fit or commit for two years from the start?

Nelia

Honestly, if an official Xbox series X fridge can happen, I wonder if this’ll open other mundane appliances up to the “video game edition” treatment. I wouldn’t mind like a PlayStation microwave or something tbh

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Chris 

  • Watch Dogs: Legion (review code provided)
  • Amplitude

Josh 

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  • Pokémon Sword 

Active Quest Episode 87: Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Amazon Luna Joins the Competition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man PS5 Confusion

Joseph, Josh, Chris, and special guest Kaitlyn Red Wing discuss Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda, Amazon’s new cloud-based gaming service, and the confusion of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS5.

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Kaitlyn Red Wing – twitter.com/KaitlynRedWing

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Music

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

News transition music from Fallout 4 by Inon Zur. Added with fair use.

Quick Notes

Animal Crossing Halloween event announced, fall update coming Sept. 30

Nicole Carpenter 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455764/animal-crossing-new-horizons-halloween-event-fall-update

Resident Evil Village Could Come To PS4 And Xbox One, Capcom “Looking Into It”

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/2020/09/25/resident-evil-village-could-come-to-ps4-and-xbox-one-capcom-looking-into-it

Xbox Game Pass Subscriptions Have Shot Up By 50% Over The Past 6 Months

Johann Hamilton

screenrant.com/xbox-game-pass-subscriptions-increase-50-percent/

Michel Ancel Accused of Toxic Management at Ubisoft

Robert N. Adams

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/beyond-good-and-evil-2-delays-reportedly-caused-by-dysfunctional-management

Quick Releases

Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and more Konami classics come to PC on GOG.com

Owen S. Good 

polygon.com/2020/9/25/21455745/metal-gear-pc-metal-gear-solid-konami-classics-gog-com-contra-castlevania-collection

Doom Eternal Is Rip And Tearing Onto Game Pass Next Month

Kyle Campbell

thegamer.com/doom-eternal-coming-to-game-pass/

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Demo Coming Next Month

https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/1309466430174363648

News

Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls

Reese Oxner 

npr.org/2020/09/21/915308028/microsoft-to-buy-bethesda-in-7-5-billion-deal-acquiring-fallout-the-elder-scroll

Amazon Announces Luna, Another Cloud-Based Streaming Game Service

Mike Fahey

kotaku.com/amazon-announces-luna-another-cloud-based-streaming-ga-1845170977

Sony clarifies that PS5 Spider-Man remaster is not a free upgrade for PS4 Spider-Man players

Chris Moyse

destructoid.com/stories/sony-clarifies-that-ps5-spider-man-remaster-is-not-a-free-upgrade-for-ps4-spider-man-players-604643.phtml

Xbox Series X’s expandable storage is very expensive, but Microsoft says an SSD is necessary for new games

Brett Makedonski

destructoid.com/stories/xbox-series-x-s-expandable-storage-is-very-expensive-but-microsoft-says-an-ssd-is-necessary-for-new-games-604681.phtml

Listener Questions

Bella, Associate Editor / The Gamer

If Konami really did offer up a next-gen MGS remake that looked cool and had a good team behind it, would you be on board or nah?

#1 Turner and Hooch fan / The world’s #1 fan of Turner and Hooch

Hey, #1 Turner and Hooch fan here. What are your thoughts on a pizza covered in fruity pebbles? Do you think it would make for a rockin’ good time? Would it concrete my popularity among the cool kids? Or do you think it would just be good for stoners?

Also, have you ever been to this site? http://Celebritiesbutbald.com

Ghostintheglass

excited for the possibility of New Vegas 2?

Efase

Other than Mass Effect, what are some trilogies that you’d LOVE to see remastered, on the Switch or otherwise?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Dark Souls II 
  • Dark Souls III

Chris 

  • Hades
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code provided)

Josh

  • Minecraft

Kaitlyn 

  • Hades 
  • Replaying Batman Arkham series

Active Quest Episode 84: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is Real And Marvel’s Avengers Is Actually Good

Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the fantastic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Marvel’s Avengers, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars!

YouTube Link:

 

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

Ubisoft Forward Returns for a New Digital Showcase Next Week

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/ubisoft-forward-returns-for-a-new-digital-showcase-next-week/

A Prince of Persia remake announcement is planned for Ubisoft Forward, journalist claims

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-prince-of-persia-remake-announcement-is-planned-for-ubisoft-forward-journalist-claims/

Gods & Monsters Officially Renamed Immortals Fenyx Rising

Joe Skrebels

https://www.ign.com/articles/gods-monsters-officially-renamed-immortals-fenyx-rising

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the next generation!

https://thewitcher.com/en/news/32792/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-is-coming-to-the-next-generation

Capcom Promises to Unveil More Resident Evil Village Details During TGS 2020

Brianna Reeves

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/09/01/resident-evil-village-news-tgs-2020/

Quick Releases

Kate Bishop joins Marvel’s Avengers in October

Tom Phillips

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-02-kate-bishop-joins-marvels-avengers-in-october

PlayStation Now Gets Four New Games, Includes Final Fantasy XV and Resident Evil 7

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/playstation-now-four-new-games-final-fantasy-xv-resident-evil-7/

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC & Console: Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Tell Me Why, and More

Megan Spurr

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/01/xbox-game-pass-coming-soon-september-2020/

News

PS5 won’t be backward-compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1, Ubisoft says

 Michael McWhertor

https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/31/21408828/ps5-backwards-compatibility-ps3-ps2-ps1-rumor

Marvel’s Avengers Might Get More Black Heroes In The Future

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/marvels-avengers-might-get-more-black-heroes-in-the-future/

Nintendo Announces Super Mario Remasters And Much More In Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct

Gavin Lane

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/09/nintendo_announces_super_mario_remasters_and_much_more_in_super_mario_bros_35th_anniversary_direct

Listener Questions

Josh from Indie Pod — Relevant question: Do you think the Mario game timed exclusives actually mean something bigger for Nintendo or are they just stirring up some unnecessary hype?

Not Relevant Question: What’s that one embarrassing story about yourself that your parents always want to tell others.

Even more not relevant question: If you were a type of cheese, what type would you be?

Jaymes Smith — Tiddies

#1 Turner and Hooch fan — Another hot ask comin your way gamers: do you think we will get a remastered Burger King games trilogy for next gen?

I would play a next gen game that plays like Dead Space that’s set in an abandoned burger king corporate office. Imagine it featuring you sneaking around trying to uncover where they went horribly wrong in their marketing that led to the king being axed from commercial spots.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 
  • Marvel’s Avengers

Chris 

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons (review code from Modus Games)
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 (review code from Activision)
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code from Square Enix)
  • Fortnite

Josh

  • Fortnite

Featured Image from Super Mario 3D All Stars by Nintendo and Marvel’s Avengers by Square Enix and Marvel

Active Quest Episode 81: Is Mortal Shell A Great Souls-Like Game? Fortnite vs. Apple and Google, Halo Infinite Delayed To 2021

Joseph, Chris, and Josh are joined by IGN freelancer Wesley LeBlanc to talk about the crazy Fortnite drama between Epic and Apple/Google. Joseph also gives us his first impressions of Mortal Shell.

 

Hosts:

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

The Last of Us Part II update adds Grounded difficulty, Permadeath mode, and more

Matthew Gallant

blog.playstation.com/2020/08/11/the-last-of-us-part-ii-update-adds-grounded-difficulty-permadeath-mode-and-more/

Scott Pilgrim Writer Says Ubisoft Has Contacted Him Amid Growing Campaign To Bring Game Back

James O’Connor

gamespot.com/articles/scott-pilgrim-writer-says-ubisoft-has-contacted-hi/1100-6480948/

Quick Releases

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher Enters Rainbow Six Siege As New Operator

Chris Pereira

gamespot.com/articles/splinter-cells-sam-fisher-gears-up-for-rainbow-six/1100-6480833/

Mortal Shell is Getting a Physical Release

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/08/13/mortal-shell-is-getting-a-physical-release

Rockstar & GTA Producer Lazlow Jones Part Ways After Almost 20 Years Together

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/lazlow-jones-gta-producer-leaves/

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Will Have a Free Upgrade For PS5

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/kena-bridge-of-spirits-free-ps4-ps5-upgrade/

News

Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store and App Store

Dieter Bohn

theverge.com/2020/8/13/21368079/fortnite-epic-android-banned-google-play-app-store-rule-violation

July 2020 NPD: Paper Mario and Ghost of Tsushima have strong debuts

Jeff Grubb

venturebeat.com/2020/08/14/july-2020-npd-paper-mario-and-ghost-of-tsushima-have-strong-debuts/

Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to 2021

Tom Warren

theverge.com/2020/8/11/21363769/halo-infinite-delay-launch-2021-release-date-xbox-series-x

Listener Questions

Are boneless wings, wings?

Which is the best non-buffalo flavor wing sauce?

  • Wesley

Hey gamers, what movie would you insert @Reggie into from the 90s and which actor would he replace? My pick is replacing Tim Allen in Jungle2Jungle. Okay, that’s all the time I’ve got. I got to get back to playing Animal Crossing New Leaf on my Nintendo 3DS.

  • #1 Turner and Hooch fan

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Mortal Shell (review code provided by the publisher)

Chris

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Trivia Royale

Josh

  • EarthBound
  • Rayman Legends*
  • Fall Guys*
  • Moving Out (Xbox Game Pass)*

Wesley

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Necrobarista
  • Avengers Beta

Active Quest Episode 77: Ubisoft Forward Event, Resident Evil Survey from Capcom, and Xbox Rumored To Be Interested In WB Games

Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss how disappointing Ubisoft Forward was despite the incredible IP’s that Ubisoft owns and could use more.

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

Ninja Moves To YouTube Following Mixer Shutdown

Bella Blondeau

thegamer.com/ninja-youtube-move-stream-dr-lupo/

Xbox Reportedly Tells Developers That Next-Gen Upgrades Should Be Free

Jordan Oloman

ign.com/articles/xbox-series-x-upgrades-free-microsoft-smart-delivery

80% of Capcom’s Sold Games Are Now Digital

Chris Penwell

https://www.thegamer.com/capcom-sold-games-digital/

Quick Upcoming Releases

Donkey Kong Country Headlines Nintendo Switch Online’s July Update

Brian Shea

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/donkey-kong-country-headlines-nintendo-switch-onlines-july-update

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Arrives September 8

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/07/07/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-arrives-september-8

Crash Bandicoot on the Run – Mobile Game Gets A Title & Teaser

Jo Craig

thegamer.com/crash-bandicoot-mobile-game-title-teaser/

Halo 3 coming to PC on July 14

Petrana Radulovic

polygon.com/2020/7/7/21315912/halo-3-pc-release-steam-microsoft-store

Devolver’s Carrion Will Be On Xbox Game Pass, Switch, and PC On July 23rd

Kyle Viveiros

https://gamerant.com/carrion-release-date-xbox-game-pass/

News

Xbox Games Showcase Set For July 23

Jeff Cork

gameinformer.com/2020/07/06/xbox-games-showcase-set-for-july-23

Is Microsoft Buying WB Games?

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/is-microsoft-buying-wb-games/

Capcom Releases Survey On Resident Evil Village, Asks Questions About Direction Of Game

Steven T. Wright

gamespot.com/articles/capcom-releases-survey-on-resident-evil-village-as/1100-6479475/

A Round-Up Of All Of The Big Announcements And Games Shown At Ubisoft Forward

Andrew Reiner

https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/07/01/all-of-the-games-announced-at-ubisoft-forward 

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Rocksmith
  • Ring Fit Adventure

Chris

  • League of Legends
  • The Division 2

Josh

  • The Last of Us: Part II (Replay)
  • God of War (2018)

                                                            

Recommended Reading

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