Title: Marvel's Spider-Man [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Designers: Ryan Smith (director), Bryan Intihar (director)

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release date: September 7, 2018

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Capes on the Couch (@CapesOnTheCouch)

PROMOS: Podcoin – The Podcast Player That Pays (www.podcoin.com), Bill and Frank Eat Pop Culture (@BFEatPopCulture)

SHOWNOTES: Thank you listeners and fellow podcasters, for an absolutely fun and surprisingly successful Season One of Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast! Finally, we are happy to release our Season Finale episode on Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4! Welcoming our Collateral Cinema co-host and fellow Spidey fan Robert Ortegon for the first time as a full-on special guest host, the Chancellor Bros. dive into the polished gameplay, mind-blowing attention to detail, unforgettable story, and many featured, fleshed-out characters in Spider-Man PS4. We discuss how this video game truly puts you in the Web-Slinger's shoes, how in its own way it represents the best Spider-Man movie in addition to being a perfect superhero game, as well as why Yuri Lowenthal's performance is the best cinematic portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man! We even briefly talk the three-part DLC expansion The City That Never Sleeps, and what the future could hold for the Spider-Man and Marvel gaming franchises. Grab your web shooters and put on your mask for this thrilling adventure!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Titles: Subnautica [Wikipedia] [IGDb], Subnautica: Below Zero [IGDb]

Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Publishers: Unknown Worlds EntertainmentGearbox Publishing

Designer: Adam Loranger

Platforms: Microsoft WindowsmacOSXbox OnePlayStation 4Oculus VR

Release dates: December 16, 2014 (Subnautica, early access, Windows/macOS), January 23, 2018 (Subnautica, Windows/macOS); January 29, 2018 (Below Zero, early access)

Welcome to another Collateral Gaming Indie Game Review! Nearing the end of Season One, we decided to visit the open-world survival-adventure title Subnautica (along with its standalone expansion Subnautica: Below Zero), from Unknown Worlds Entertainment! The Chancellor Bros. uncover the massive open underwater map, delve into the many unique mechanics (such as the way this game handles gathering resources and crafting), and discuss the nautical survival gameplay. We even briefly summarize changes with the still-in-development Below Zero expansion, available now for early access! If you enjoy this spoiler-free, mostly unedited mini-episode, don't forget to leave feedback and stay tuned for our Season Finale on Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 next week!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: The Last of Us Remastered [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Designers: Jacob Minkoff, Bruce Straley (director), Neil Druckmann (director)

Platforms: PlayStation 3 (original); PlayStation 4 (Remastered)

Release date: June 14, 2013 (original); July 29, 2014 (Remastered, NA)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Echo On: A True Crime Podcast (@EchoOnPod)

SHOWNOTES: In this episode, Ash and Dakota delve into one of the most celebrated and influential games in recent history: Naughty Dog's 2013 survival horror PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us... or, well, more technically, we played its enhanced port, the 2014 PlayStation 4 exclusive The Last of Us Remastered. We discuss at length the cinematographic quality of the title, the near-perfect implementation of realism in survival gameplay, and the impact of this PS3-era product on modern gaming. We also briefly discuss standalone DLC Left Behind and reveal our predictions for the upcoming highly-anticipated sequel The Last of Us Part II. Craft a health kit and pump your shotguns for the horde of Infected, as Collateral Gaming analyzes one of the best-selling games of all time.

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

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*Correction: The title of the second game is LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, not Years 5-8, as we erroneously refer to it on numerous occasions during this episode.*

Title: LEGO Harry Potter: Collection [IGDb] [Wikipedia] (remastered collection of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7)

Developer: Traveller's Tales

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Designers: Arthur Parsons (Years 1-4; director (Years 5-7)), Jon Burton (Years 1-4, Years 5-7; director (Years 1-4))

Platforms: PlayStation 4Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Release date: October 21, 2016 (PS4)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Trial by Error Variety Show Podcast (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: This episode is decidedly lighthearted in our first entry into the prominent family-friendly LEGO video game franchise. This remastered collection of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 was fun to discuss and surprisingly entertaining to analyze. Join hosts Ashley and Dakota Chancellor (as usual along with Collateral Cinema co-hosts Beau Maddox and Robert Ortegon, who occasionally add their own commentary) as we delve into the recognizably unique gameplay, quirky reenacted storytelling, and collection of playable characters in this Harry Potter-inspired series and the LEGO game franchise as a whole!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Collateral Gaming is taking a breather this cycle as we ease into our new monthly format. But fear not, gaming fans, because we still plan on releasing some kind of content biweekly, between indie game reviews, Let's Play! game commentaries, and the occasional solo extras segment. If you listen to our show regularly, you may be familiar with the audio-exclusive Collateral Gaming Extras segment post-outdo every episode. We skipped it on our previous Zelda CD-i episode, but come back to you with a solo half-hour extra this week! Ash, Dakota, Beau, and Robert bullshit for 30 minutes about Collateral Gaming news, video game-related topics, MAGA, Avengers: Endgame, politics, Tommy Wiseau, and an assortment of random subject matter! We don't even bother with an intro and cut straight to the action! It's uncut, unedited, unsupervised, and unadulterated bullshit!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Titles: Link: The Faces of Evil [IDGb], Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon [IDGb] [Wikipedia]

Developer: Animation Magic

Publisher: Philips Interactive Media

Designers: Dale DeSharone, Rob Dunlavey, Jonathan Merritt, Vasiliev A., Smirnov V.

Platform: Philips CD-i

Release date: October 10, 1993 (NA)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: The Cuntry Club

SHOWNOTES: It's that time of year again, folks! Yep, Stoner Christmas is here, and Collateral Gaming is pumped to bring you hilarious content this 4/20! In our very first #420day special, Ash and Dakota suffer atrocities to bring you feedback on the infamous Zelda CD-i titles Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon! Collateral Gamers, if you ever come into contact with these disasterpieces, make sure you're completely blazed because there is just no other way to tolerate it. In this double feature, we ask ourselves the most important questions upon playing the games: Are they so bad they're good, or just plain bad? Is it worth it to play these for yourself? We answer these wonders as we discuss the meme value of the notorious animated cutscenes, questionable level design choices, frustrating gameplay challenges (not always intentionally), and the many toils we had to endure not just while playing—but while getting these things to run! Let's just say, it's an episode like no other.

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: No Man's Sky [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Hello Games

Publisher: Hello Games

Designers: Will Braham, Sean Murray (director), Grant Duncan (director), Ryan Doyle (director), David Ream (director)

Platform(s):PlayStation 4Microsoft WindowsXbox One

Release date: August 9, 2016 (PS4, NA)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Hey everyone, Collateral Gaming is starting a new segment at the beginning of every episode that features a shout-out to a variety of podcasts we feel deserve a mention. Our first featured shoutout is our parent, Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast (@CCinemaPodcast), the only movie podcast that matters, which Ash and Dakota Chancellor also cohost with Beau Maddox and Robert Ortegon. Give us a listen wherever you get your podcasts and on Patreon!

SHOWNOTES (April Fools' Joke): Happy April, Collateral Gamers! On this fine first day of April, we are delving into the greatest game ever made, determined by universal consensus: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial! Chill with your hosts, the Chancellor Bros. (joined as usual by Collateral Cinema cohosts Beau and Robert), as we reveal how every facet of the Atari 2600 video game adaptation of Spielberg's classic is truly incredible. By no means are we reviewing or analyzing any other game, no sir or ma'am or non-binary honorific you may prefer. Clearly, THIS is the title we have been alluding to prior. So, mine your resources—er, I mean, collect your Reese's Pieces, start your launch thrusters, and fly off into a procedurally generated universe boasting 18 quintillion planets—dammit, no, sorry, that's another game we are definitely NOT talking about!!!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, Podcoin, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: Hello Neighbor

Developer: Dynamic Pixels

Publisher: tinyBuild

Engine: Unreal Engine 4

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android

Release date: December 8, 2017 (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One)

Welcome back, gaming nerds! We're stoked to bring you the first of many mini-episodes focusing on independent game-making. Our featured video game this week is called Hello Neighbor: a stealth survival horror game courtesy of developer Dynamic Pixels and publisher tinyBuild using the Unreal Engine. Our spoiler-free review covers the juxtaposed cartoonish graphics and unsettling fear-ish tones, learning AI behavior, platforming elements, and ambiguous-yet-deep underlying plot. 

Collateral Gaming is on iTunes, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Developer: Nintendo EPD

Publisher: Nintendo

Designers: Hidemaro Fujibayashi (director), Eiji Aonuma (producer)

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Wii U

Release date: 03/03/2017

Collateral Gaming is more excited than ever before to share our thoughts with you on the latest title of one of the most revolutionary franchises in the world of gaming! 2017 Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deserves a place among the most ambitious video games in recent—or total—history. Is it truly as revolutionary as it aims to be within its series, and as a standalone title? Find out on this episode, as we delve into its world, dungeons, story, and placement in the Zelda series! You'll also find out why The Legend of Zelda remains one of our favorite game franchises of all time!

Collateral Gaming is on iTunes, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Titles: Infamous Second Son and Infamous First Light

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Designer: Jaime Griesemer

Platform: PlayStation 4

Release date: March 21, 2014

On the inaugural episode of Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast, the Chancellor Bros. invite you into the world of inFAMOUS Second Son, the third and most recent game of the inFAMOUS franchise, a series of action-adventure platformer games revolving around elemental-powered superhumans known as Conduits. Taking the series onto the latest generation of consoles, this 2014 title stars Delsin Rowe (voiced by Troy Baker) as an empath-type Conduit thrust into the city of Seattle. Chill with us as we discuss Delsin's expansive powerset, the Karma morality system woven into it and the story, and the rich variety of characters entangled in the plot. We also bring up the standalone DLC inFAMOUS First Light, featuring Abigail "Fetch" Walker (Laura Bailey) and her Neon powers. Finally breaking into our regular Season One schedule, we're so excited to be your new favorite gaming podcast!

Collateral Gaming is on iTunes, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon; we will have exclusive Let's Play! commentaries on our favorite games soon!

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

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