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Three great friends Joseph Yaden, Josh Nichols, and Chris Penwell discuss the week's news or main topic with plenty of humor and digs at each other. Then, they discuss what they've been playing. You can join in too with the discussion!

Active Quest The HP Video Game Podcast Network

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

Three great friends Joseph Yaden, Josh Nichols, and Chris Penwell discuss the week's news or main topic with plenty of humor and digs at each other. Then, they discuss what they've been playing. You can join in too with the discussion!

    The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast - A Huge Deep Dive Into The Story & Characters

    The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast - A Huge Deep Dive Into The Story & Characters

    Joseph, Josh, and Chris are joined by Michael Koczwara from The Hollywood Reporter and Vaughn Hyde from Indie Pod and have a huge almost 3 hour deep dive on one of the best games of the year, The Last of Us Part 2.

    Hosts:
    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden
    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols
    Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites

    Special Guests: 
    Michael Koczwara (The Hollywood Reporter, IGN, and more) - https://twitter.com/SuperZambezi
    Vaughn Hyde (Indie Pod, Go Beyond, and more) - https://twitter.com/HydeLegion

    Music:
    The Last of Us Part 2 - Sony Interactive Entertainment and Gustavo Santaolalla

    • 2 hrs 53 min
    The Pros & Cons of the Xbox Games Showcase, Ghost of Tsushima Breaking Sales Records, Assassin's Creed Controversy

    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


    You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. You can also subscribe through our RSS feed. 

    Follow us on Twitter @ActiveQuestShow
    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

    Rate us on iTunes so we can continue to reach people, go to E3, get more review codes to provide coverage to you all and more. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!

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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
    “Overcooked All You Can Eat includes Overcooked and Overcooked 2, freshly prepared with all DLC content and new additional content in 4k.The title includes online play and online crossplay! All You Can Eat features faster loading times, 60 FPS, seven new levels, and more. A new assist mode allows you to increase the duration of rounds, skip levels, and slow recipe timeouts. Yum!”

    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 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Xbox Games Showcase Predictions and Wishes

    Xbox Games Showcase Predictions and Wishes

    Chris and Josh discuss what they want from Xbox's upcoming Games Showcase and also what they think will get announced. Joseph was unable to attend because he was trying to score an interview with Xbox Game Pass so we could ask why it's so good.

    • 49 min
    Ghost of Tsushima and Rocket Arena Both Rock, The Last of Us Part is a #1 Seller, The Curious Case of Dr. Disrespect

    Ghost of Tsushima and Rocket Arena Both Rock, The Last of Us Part is a #1 Seller, The Curious Case of Dr. Disrespect

    Today, the crew is joined by Jesse Vitelli from Twinfinite! We discuss Ghost of Tsushima and Rocket Arena, plus the growing confusion over Dr. Disrespect's Twitch ban. 

    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden
    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols
    Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites
    Special Guest Jesse Vitelli (Twinfinite) - https://twitter.com/jessevitelli

    You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. You can also subscribe through our RSS feed. 

    Follow us on Twitter @ActiveQuestShow
    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

    Rate us on iTunes so we can continue to reach people, go to E3, get more review codes to provide coverage to you all and more. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!

    Twitter: @ActiveQuestShow

    Get our official shirt!
    https://teespring.com/active-quest-shirt#pid=2&cid=566&sid=front

    We are proud to be a part of the HP Video Game Podcast Network!: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtistSeeAll?cc=us&dkId=4&section=0&ids=1482427275

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

    Quick Notes

    Switch’s Free-To-Play Ninjala Hits 3 Million Downloads
    Dylan Warman
    https://screenrant.com/ninjala-switch-free-to-play-3-million-downloads/

    Uncharted Movie Finally Begins Shooting [Updated]
    Adele Ankers
    https://www.ign.com/articles/uncharted-movie-production-begins

    Modder Makes A Kinect Version of Super Mario 64
    Chris Penwell
    https://www.thegamer.com/modder-makes-kinect-version-super-mario-64/

    Quick Upcoming Releases

    No Man’s Sky Desolation
    https://www.nomanssky.com/desolation-update/?cli_action=1595029206.867

    A Lego NES Console Is Coming, Complete with Retro Lego TV
    Matthew Razak
    https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/a-lego-nes-console-is-coming-complete-with-retro-lego-tv/

    News
    NPD June 2020: Switch and The Last of Us: Part 2 are tops
    Stephany Nunneley
    https://www.vg247.com/2020/07/17/npd-june-2020-switch-last-us-part-2-top-charts/

    Dr Disrespect talks about his Twitch ban, the rumors, and his future
    Steven Messner 
    https://www.pcgamer.com/interview-dr-disrespect-talks-about-his-twitch-ban-the-rumors-and-his-future/

    Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X and Xbox One S digital edition ahead of Series X launch
    Tom Warren
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21327330/microsoft-xbox-one-x-s-digital-edition-discontinued

    Microsoft to launch xCloud streaming free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September
    Tom Warren
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21326797/microsoft-xcloud-launch-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-free

    Listener Questions

    #1 Turner and Hooch fan - Will the "and more" section cover the 1989 box office hit film Turner and Hooch? If so, my question is why the heck haven't they made a sequel called Turner and 2-ch?!


    What We’ve Been Playing

    Joseph: 

    Ghost of Tsushima

    Paper Mario: The Origami King

    Rocksmith 2014 (just mention I can play Raining Blood’s intro now)

    The Witness


    Chris 

    Ghost of Tsushima 

    Rocket Arena 

    Deadly Premonition: Origins


    Josh

    Fortnite

    OK/NORMAL

    The Witcher III

    Jesse

    Ghost of Tsushima

    Deadly Premonition 2

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ubisoft Forward Event, Resident Evil Survey from Capcom, and Xbox Rumored to be Interested in WB Games

    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 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

    You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. You can also subscribe through our RSS feed. 

    Follow us on Twitter @ActiveQuestShow
    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

    Rate us on iTunes so we can continue to reach people, go to E3, get more review codes to provide coverage to you all and more. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!

    Twitter: @ActiveQuestShow

    Get our official shirt!
    https://teespring.com/active-quest-shirt#pid=2&cid=566&sid=front

    We are proud to be a part of the HP Video Game Podcast Network!: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtistSeeAll?cc=us&dkId=4&section=0&ids=1482427275

    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
    gameinformer.com/video-interview/2020/07/06/tony-hawk-on-the-past-and-future-of-pro-skater

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How Will the $70 NBA 2K21 Price Tag Affect Gaming's Future? EVO Cancelled, Hyper Scape Impressions

    How Will the $70 NBA 2K21 Price Tag Affect Gaming's Future? EVO Cancelled, Hyper Scape Impressions

    Joseph, Josh, and Chris discuss the controversial $70 NBA 2K21 Price on PS5 and Xbox Series X. They also discuss the horrible sexual alllegation news around former EVO President Joey Cuellar, and the new Ubisoft battle royale Hyper Scape.

    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden
    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols
    Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites
    You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. You can also subscribe through our RSS feed. 
    Follow us on Twitter @ActiveQuestShow
    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com
    Rate us on iTunes so we can continue to reach people, go to E3, get more review codes to provide coverage to you all and more. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!
    Twitter: @ActiveQuestShow
    Get our official shirt!
    https://teespring.com/active-quest-shirt#pid=2&cid=566&sid=front

    We are proud to be a part of the HP Video Game Podcast Network!: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtistSeeAll?cc=us&dkId=4&section=0&ids=1482427275

    Music
    Transition Song from Night Trap by Digital Pictures and Screaming Villains under Fair Use
    Quick Notes
    Games With Gold: July 2020's First Free Xbox One Games Out Now
    Steven Petite
    gamespot.com/articles/games-with-gold-july-2020s-first-free-xbox-one-gam/1100-6478989/

    PlayStation Plus July 2020: Sony Celebrates 10 Years With 3 Free Games
    Alessandro Barbosa
    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/playstation-plus-july-2020-sony-celebrates-10-year/1100-6479079/

    It’s Hard To Say Goodbye
    Andy McNamara
    gameinformer.com/its-hard-to-say-goodbye

    Open-world Harry Potter game reportedly on track for 2021 release date
    Nicole Carpenter
    polygon.com/2020/6/29/21306845/harry-potter-video-game-report-xbox-series-x-ps5-2021

    Amazon's Crucible Flopped So Hard It's Being Un-Released
    Nathan Grayson
    kotaku.com/amazons-crucible-flopped-so-hard-its-being-un-released-1844222299

    Crash 4 Will NOT have Micro-transactions
    Chris Penwell
    thegamer.com/crash-4-micro-transactions-toys-4-bob/

    Call of Duty: Warzone Supports 200 Player Combat Today
    Daniel Tack 
    gameinformer.com/2020/06/29/call-of-duty-warzone-supports-200-player-combat-today

    Fallout 76 and Soul Calibur 6 Lead July 2020's New Xbox Game Pass Games
    Adam Bankhurst
    ign.com/articles/fallout-76-and-soulcalibur-6-lead-july-2020s-new-xbox-game-pass-games

    Fallout TV Show In the Works at Amazon From Westworld Creators
    Matt Kim
    ign.com/articles/fallout-tv-series-amazon-westworld

    Quick Upcoming Releases
    Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Hits PC On August 7
    Daniel Tack 
    gameinformer.com/2020/07/03/horizon-zero-dawn-complete-edition-hits-pc-on-august-7

    WATCH WE THE PEOPLE IN FORTNITE
    Fortnite Team on Epic Games website
    epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/watch-we-the-people-in-fortnite
    News
    NBA 2K21 will cost an extra $10 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 versions
    Eli Blumenthal
    cnet.com/news/nba-2k21-will-cost-an-extra-10-for-xbox-series-x-playstation-5-versions/ 

    EVO Cancelled After Allegations Against CEO
    Sam Watanuki + Chris Penwell
    thegamer.com/evo-removes-joey-cuellar-cancels-evo-online/
    thegamer.com/netherrealm-capcom-sonicfox-exit-evo-2020/

    Xbox Summer Game Fest will let players try over 60 upcoming games
    Austen Goslin
    polygon.com/2020/7/1/21310191/xbox-one-summer-game-fest-free-demos-event-destroy-all-humans

    PlayStation unseats Nintendo in June with The Last of Us Part 2 l UK Charts
    Christopher Dring
    gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-07-03-playstation-unseats-nintendo-in-june-with-the-last-of-us-part-2-l-uk-charts

    What We’ve Been Playing

    Joseph: 

    RingFit Adventure YAAAAAAAAA

    Star Wars Battlefront II

    The Last of Us Part II


    Chris 

    Hyper Scape Technical Test

    Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (review code provided)

    The Last of Us Part 2 (finished)


    Josh

    The Last of Us: Part II (Replay)

    God of War (2018)

    Slay the Spire

    • 1 hr 22 min

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