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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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    • 4.8 • 5 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!

    Assassin's Creed Going Live Service, A Disappointing State of Play, And A New Switch (Kinda)

    Assassin's Creed Going Live Service, A Disappointing State of Play, And A New Switch (Kinda)

    Joseph and Chris discuss the future of Assassin's Creed and the new Switch OLED Model. Plus, Chris reviews Boomerang X. 


    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites




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

    Quick News

    Starts at 9:00

    Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Bloodroots, Farming Simulator 19, UFC 4, and More
    Megan Spurr
    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/07/06/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-july-2021/

    PS Now Confirms Leaked Line-Up for July 2021, Plus More PS4 Games
     Liam Croft 
    https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/07/ps_now_confirms_leaked_line-up_for_july_2021_plus_more_ps4_games

    The Witcher 3’s next-gen version will include DLC based on the Netflix show
    Andy Robinson
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-witcher-3s-next-gen-version-will-include-dlc-based-on-the-netflix-show/

    Death Stranding: Director’s Cut has new story missions and improved combat
    Andrew Webster 
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/8/22569182/death-stranding-directors-cut-new-features-release-date-ps5

    News

    Watch Again: State of Play shows off 11 upcoming PS5 and PS4 games
    Chris Scullion
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/watch-again-state-of-play-shows-off-11-upcoming-ps5-and-ps4-games/

    Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed will be a live service game
    Maddy Myers 
    https://www.polygon.com/22566556/ubisoft-assassins-creed-infinity-live-service-game

    Nintendo Switch OLED Model - Price, Release Date, Specs, Battery Life And Where It Leaves 'Switch Pro'
    Gavin Lane & Damien McFerran
    https://www.nintendolife.com/guides/nintendo-switch-oled-model-price-release-date-specs-battery-life-and-where-it-leaves-switch-pro


    Listener Questions

    #1 Turner and Hooch Fan
    @TurnerandDouche
    Hey buds, so GTA 6... do you think we will finally be able to play as Grimace from McDongalds?



    What We’ve Been Playing

    Chris:

    Boomerang X (review code provided for RetroWare review)

    FIFA 21 manager mode


    Josh: 


    Joseph:

    Warzone

    Metro Exodus



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    • 1 hr 19 min
    PlayStation Makes Big Moves, Don't Miss Death's Door, and A New SIlent Hill?

    PlayStation Makes Big Moves, Don't Miss Death's Door, and A New SIlent Hill?

    Joseph and Chris discusses PlayStation's acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque, Chris previews Death's Door, and is a new Silent Hill by horror studio Bloober Team on the way?
    Hosts and info:


    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    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. 

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

    Quick News
    Ghost of Tsushima is getting an enhanced director’s cut on the PS4 and PS5
     Jay Peters
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/1/22559264/ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-sony-ps4-ps5-sucker-punch-iki-island

    PS Plus July 2021 Free PS5, PS4 Games Announced
    Robert Ramsey 
    https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/07/ps_plus_july_2021_free_ps5_ps4_games_announced

    New Games with Gold for July 2021
    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/29/new-games-with-gold-for-july-2021/\

    News
    Sony buys Returnal developer Housemarque
     Wesley Yin-Poole
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-29-sony-buys-returnal-developer-housemarque

    Sony adds PC port developer to PlayStation Studios
    Michael McWhertor
    https://www.polygon.com/22558968/playstation-studios-acquires-nixxes-software-pc-ports

    Sony Acquisition of Bluepoint Games Supposedly Leaked by Image Mistake
    Robert Ramsey
    https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/06/sony_acquisition_of_bluepoint_games_supposedly_leaked_by_image_mistake


    Konami and Bloober Team announce partnership amid Silent Hill links
    Chris Scullion
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/konami-and-bloober-team-announce-partnership-amid-silent-hill-links/

    Xbox Cloud Gaming is Now Fully Available to All Game Pass Ultimate Subscribers
    Joseph Knoop
    https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-cloud-gaming-game-pass-ultimate-release

    Dead Space 4 is reportedly ‘a full remake’ inspired by recent Resident Evils
    Andy Robinson
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/dead-space-4-is-reportedly-a-full-remake-inspired-by-recent-resident-evils/


    What We’ve Been Playing
    Chris:

    Death’s Door (review code provided)

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


    Josh: 


    Joseph:
    Returnal

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Nintendo, Please Hand Us Your Old Games, Dead Space Rumors

    Nintendo, Please Hand Us Your Old Games, Dead Space Rumors

    Joseph, Josh, and Chris plead to Nintendo for access to their old games, new Dead Space rumors are spreading, and Chris talks about Phantom Abyss.



    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    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. 

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

    Quick News

    Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Gang Beasts, Limbo, Prodeus, and More
    Megan Spurr
    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/23/xbox-game-pass-coming-soon-june-2021/


    Windows 11 reveal confirms Xbox Game Pass and xCloud integration, as well as Android
    Austin Wood
    https://www.gamesradar.com/windows-11-reveal-confirms-xbox-game-pass-and-xcloud-integration/


    Tekken X Street Fighter Might Still Happen, It's Just On "Pause"
    Jeremy Winslow
    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/tekken-x-street-fighter-might-still-happen-its-just-on-pause/1100-6493204/

    News

    Ghost of Tsushima mini-sequel Ghost of Ikishima rumored for PS5
    Austin Wood
    https://www.gamesradar.com/ghost-of-tsushima-mini-sequel-ghost-of-ikishima-rumored-for-ps5/

    Video game conventions are happening again
     Nicole Carpenter
    https://www.polygon.com/22545220/pax-west-2021-dates-announcement-badges

    DESPERATE METROID FANS REVEAL WHY WE NEED NINTENDO GAME PASS
    Joseph Yaden
    https://www.inverse.com/gaming/metroid-wii-u-proves-we-need-nintendo-game-pass

    EA’s IP revival is reportedly a Dead Space ‘reimagining’
    Andy Robinson
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/eas-ip-revival-is-reportedly-a-dead-space-reimagining/

    Listener Questions

    Andrew McMahon
    @Mcmahon_BearPig

    Are you guys picking up Mario Golf? I was going to until I heard it only had 6 courses and was stripped of a lot of features from the previous games. Why do you think Nintendo is regressing so many of their games?

    Connor Ewing
    @Connoerewing
    If a new Dead Space did happen, would you prefer it to be a sequel (either direct or just in the same universe as 1-3) or a complete reboot?

    Zac LaRocque-Walker
    @Zaclw
    What are your top 3 picks from the Wii U Virtual Console?

    Brigitte
    @Skywardsiren
    Do you think PAX will reverse its stance on not requiring proof of vaccination for the event considering the backlash?

    What We’ve Been Playing

    Chris:

    Phantom Abyss (preview code provided)

    Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (thanks Xbox Game Pass)

    Sonic: Lost World

    Spyro: Year of the Dragon


    Josh: 

    Sea of Thieves

    Fortnite


    Joseph:
    Mario Golf: Super Rush

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Guilty Gear Strive Is An Anime Spectacle + How Long Will The Switch Survive?

    Guilty Gear Strive Is An Anime Spectacle + How Long Will The Switch Survive?

    Josh and Chris have a hot and steamy discussion over the longevity of the Nintendo Switch and they discuss Mass Effect, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.


    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    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. 

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    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict so we can continue to grow. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!

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

    Quick News

    An Alan Wake Remaster Might Have Been Found In The Epic Game Store
    John Carson
    gameinformer.com/news/2021/06/18/an-alan-wake-remaster-might-have-been-found-in-the-epic-game-store

    So Many People Are Playing Battlefield 4 Again That EA Is Increasing Server Capacity
    Zack Zwiezen
    kotaku.com/so-many-people-are-playing-battlefield-4-again-that-ea-1847134348



    Rockstar Is Shutting Down GTA Online On PS3 And Xbox 360 In December
    Marcus Stewart
    gameinformer.com/2021/06/16/rockstar-is-shutting-down-gta-online-on-ps3-and-xbox-360-in-december


    The Medium Crosses Over To PlayStation 5 In September
    Marcus Stewart
    gameinformer.com/2021/06/16/the-medium-crosses-over-to-playstation-5-in-september



    News

    Microsoft is bringing next-gen Xbox games to the Xbox One with xCloud
    Tom Warren
    theverge.com/2021/6/16/22536418/microsoft-xbox-series-x-games-on-xbox-one-xcloud-streaming

    Nintendo President Comments On New Switch Hardware
    Ben Reeves
    gameinformer.com/2021/06/18/nintendo-president-comments-on-new-switch-hardware





    Listener Questions


    Andrew McMahon
    How do you think the next WarioWare will turn out considering how Super Mario Party was pretty paired down when it came to creativity when compared to previous iterations. Do you think they’ll do the same with this one to make it more accessible to casual players?

    Joseph Yaden
    If a Wario Wario Wario, how much Wario would a Wario Wario if a Wario Wario Wario?



    What We’ve Been Playing



    Chris:

    Guilty Gear Strive (review code provided)

    Biomutant (review code provided)

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma (review code provided)




    Josh: 

    Mass Effect 3 (Mass Effect Legendary Edition)

    Fortnite



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    • 56 min
    All The Important News From E3 2021 And Link's Sex Hair

    All The Important News From E3 2021 And Link's Sex Hair

    Josh, Chris, and special guest Abram Buehner from Back Log Banter and CBR review E3 2021 



    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites


    Special guest Abram Buehner - https://twitter.com/PnguinsWitCapes




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

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    Email us @ ActiveQuestPodcast@gmail.com

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

    Quick News

    News and Rate the Conferences


    Summer Game Fest (Windows Central)

    Elden Ring, gets January 21, 2022 release date

    Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (fantasy sci-fi FPS spinoff of Borderlands that stars Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett and Ashly Burch)

    Metal Slug Tactics, a strategy version of the classic game

    Death Stranding: Director’s Cut


    Ubisoft Forward (Windows Central)

    Rainbow Six Extraction trailer and release date of September 16

    Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope - brings in Rabbid Rosalina and a space setting

    Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora - an open world first person action game set in the Avatar universe. It is based in the Western area of Pandora that hasn’t been seen in the film. 2022 release date.


    Gearbox (IGN)

    A bizarre interview from Randy Pitchford on the set of Borderlands

    Godfall is coming to PS4

    Homeworld 3 in production


    Devolver (NME)

    Wizard with a Gun, 2022

    Inscryption from Pony Island creator, deckbuilding roguelite

    Death’s Door releases on Xbox and PC on July 20

    Trek to Yomi, 2022, looks like Ghost of Tsushima in a 2D platformer


    Xbox and Bethesda Showcase (GamesRadar)

    Starfield releases on November 11, 2022

    Forza Horizon 5 set in Mexico, releases November 9, 2021

    Battlefield 2042 gameplay looks amazing

    Jack Sparrow makes appearance in Sea of Thieves with free episode on June 22

    Redfall is a new IP from Arkane Austin, releases in the summer

    Contraband, new multiplayer co-op game by Just Cause developer

    Yakuza: Like A Dragon on Game Pass

    12 Minutes - August 19, 2021

    Hades on Xbox - August 13, 2021. It’s on Xbox Game Pass.

    Halo Infinite gameplay

    Back 4 Blood on Xbox Game Pass

    Square Enix (Kotaku)

    Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal releases on October 26, 2021, will be single player only, will have TellTale style storytelling with dialogue options

    Babylon’s Fall is a live service title, coming to PS5, PS4, and PC. 

    Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin comes to all platforms in 2022, demo released but doesn’t work. It’s similar to Devil May Cry.

    Limited Run Games

    Somehow Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties gets physical and digital release this year on Switch, PC, and PS4

    Castlevania: Rondo of Blood gets re-release on TurboDuo

    River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero coming


    Nintendo (TechRadar)
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    E3 2021 Predictions And Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Takes 3D Platforming To The Next Level

    E3 2021 Predictions And Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Takes 3D Platforming To The Next Level

    Chris and Joseph go over their totally accurate E3 predictions, answer a question about God of War being overrated, and discuss Insomniac's open world approach with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.



    Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden



    Josh Nichols - twitter.com/itsjerkjersh



    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 Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict so we can continue to grow. Reviews are so helpful for discovery and opening doors in the industry for us!

    Get our official shirt!
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    Music
    Theme Song made by Novila. soundcloud.com/novila-edm

    Quick News

    Bend Studio is working on a new IP that ‘builds on Days Gone’s open-world systems’
    Tom Ivan
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bend-studio-is-working-on-a-new-ip-that-builds-on-days-gones-open-world-systems/
    Upcoming Releases/Announcements
    News
    God of War 2 delayed to 2022
     Jordan Gerblick 
    https://www.gamesradar.com/god-of-war-2-delay-2022/

    New Battlefield reveal coming June 9
    Michael McWhertor
    https://www.polygon.com/22463141/battlefield-6-announcement-date-stream


    E3 2021 Schedule Details Revealed As Fan Registration Opens
    https://e3expo.com/news/e3-news/e3-2021-schedule-and-fan-registration

    https://www.gamepur.com/guides/all-summer-gaming-live-stream-events-how-to-watch-summer-game-fest-e3-2021-ubisoft-forward-and-more

    Rumor: Square Enix Set to Announce a New Action-RPG Final Fantasy Spinoff
    Imran Khan
    https://www.fanbyte.com/news/rumor-square-enix-set-to-announce-a-new-action-rpg-final-fantasy-spinoff/

    E3 Predictions

    Joseph 


    Chris

    Listener Questions

    #1 Turner and Hooch Fan
    @TurnerandDouche
    Hey buckorooni's, I need some help. Can you send me some cheat codes for The Mummy on PS1? Brendan Frasier is lookin pretty rough and I want to give him a funny hat.

    Sterling Silver
    @SilverSt3rling
    Do you think this is the Switch's most important E3 since we're in the consoles second half of its like and its gotten releases for all their major franchises? We get to see where their priorities are with smaller series and if we're getting sequels to certain games.

    Andrew McMahon
    @McMahon_BearPig
    Convince me god of war isn’t overrated. Like, it’s good, but still sits at a 4/5 for me due to repetition

    PlayStacin
    @PlayStacin
    Why do people gotta complain about cross-gen titles? Its annoying af


    What We’ve Been Playing

    Joseph:
    Resident Evil Village (review code provided)

    Chris:

    Virtua Fighter V Showdown

    Fortnite

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (review code provided)


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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Court Lalonde ,

Fun

It was a pleasure to listen to and love the banter between the host. I feel like I'm listing to a couple of buddies.

PlayStationfan1992 ,

Great podcast!

Cool hosts, fantastic way to get my news!

Doggodwood ,

Fun Gaming News & Reviews Podcast

Active Quest is a gaming news pocast with three unique and funny hosts. The in-jokes are great, the reviews are accurate and the discussion is always entertaining. Often there are guests who will also add valuable unique and intriguing points of view. I listen every week and look forward to every episode. Thanks for being my source of video game news and opinions!

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