Title: Death Stranding [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Kojima Productions

Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4), 505 Games (PC)

Designer: Hideo Kojima

Platforms: PlayStation 4Microsoft Windows

Release dates: November 8, 2019 (PS4), Q2/Q3 2020 (PC)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: The Room Minute (@TheRoomMinute)

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Gaming finally delves into last year's most ambitious and most divisive title: Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. Dakota and Ashley and discuss the influence of Kojima's controversial departure from Konami and cancellation of Silent Hills on the game, the unique gameplay of this genre-defining adventure, and the overall fucking weirdness of its mastermind! Is Kojima's latest entry featuring the likes of Norman Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro (who each were planned to have a part in the discontinued Silent Hills title) truly the first of its kind as originally hyped? Or is it just a glorified walking simulator with little entertainment value whatsoever? Find out what the Chancellor bros. think this episode of Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. News ident is a license-free beat by mansardian. 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!)

Before we slide into the New Year (like we slid into your mom's DMs) with a regular episode, Ash and Dakota discuss our recent video game endeavors, The Witcher, and the future of this season of Collateral Gaming! Listen to our stoned, drunken ramblings in this unedited, unfocused extras episode.And stay tuned for our analysis of Kojima Productions' Death Stranding, later this month!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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)

Title: The Room: The Game [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Newgrounds

Publisher: Newgrounds

Designer: Tom Fulp (programmer)

Release date: September 3, 2010

SHOWNOTES: Oh hai, Collateral Gaming (and Collateral Cinema) listeners, and Happy Holidays! This Christmas Day, we collaborate with our co-hosts from Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast to bring you the gift of Tommy Wiseau's The Room—or at least Newgrounds' retro-style flash game adaptation of it! We discuss how this game exists as a love letter to the film and the fandom, the interesting point-and-click adventure gameplay, the use of protagonist Johnny's perspective exclusively, and the various sidequests and Easter eggs that expand the universe of The Room! Have a happy season, whatever you celebrate, and stay tuned for Collateral Gaming's and Collateral Cinema's content in the New Year!

Collateral Gaming and Collateral Cinema are on Apple Podcasts, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, find us on Patreon, where you'll be able to find exclusive commentaries on our favorite games and movies!

(Collateral Gaming and Collateral Cinema are LCompany Productions. Intro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. 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!)

SHOWNOTES: We can't believe it's been a year since we released the first episode of Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast! In commemoration of this historic event, Ash and Dakota, along with Collateral Cinema co-host Beau, ventured to a retro-style arcade in our home city, played every light gun game there, and recorded our thoughts about each! Beau even has some other light gun shooters from personal experience to bring up in this arcade game mega-review! We hope you enjoy this little bonus, and stay tuned for our upcoming Christmas special indie game review on The Room Tribute, and our next numbered episode on Death Stranding in January!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: Town of Salem

Developer: BlankMediaGames

Publisher: BlankMediaGames

Platforms: Web browser, Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Android

Release date: December 15, 2014 (Web/PC/Mac)

Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners (and a happy time to our other listeners, as well)! In the spirit of the holiday, we decided to review a favorite browser-based indie game of ours: Town of Salem! This creative title developed and published by BlankMediaGames is a Mafia-style game originally funded by Kickstarter we've been following for years, which eventually made its way available on mobile devices and Steam! Ash and Dakota talk setting, strategy, and gameplay on this fun Salem Witch Trials-themed, Mafia/Werewolf-type video game!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: Red Dead Redemption 2 [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Rockstar Studios

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Designer: Imran Sarwar

Platforms: PlayStation 4Xbox OneMicrosoft Windows

Release date: October 26, 2018 (PS4, XB1)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Talk Me Into (@talkmeinto)

SHOWNOTES: Yee-haw! Collateral Gaming ventures into the Wild West with the latest Rockstar Games action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption II. Featuring special guest Andrew from Brash Binary (@BinaryBrash), this episode we discuss how hyper-realism and slow pacing enhances the gameplay of this 2018 Game of the Year contender, why the fictionalized version of 19th century America's frontier serves as a perfect setting for the story, and in which ways the characters of this western epic captured our attention. We even have time to summarize the Red Dead franchise as a whole, and analyze the value of long development time in the modern game industry. Grab your hat, load your gun, and saddle up for this outlaw adventure!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. News ident is a license-free beat by mansardian. 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: P.T. (initialism for "playable teaser") [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: 7780s Studio (pseudonym for Kojima Productions)

Publisher: Konami

Designers: Hideo Kojima (director), Guillermo del Toro (director)

Platform: PlayStation 4

Release date: August 12, 2014

Happy Halloween, Collateral Gaming fans! This holiday, we have a very special indie game mini-episode focusing on one of the most terrifying titles we've had the pleasure of playing: P.T., the playable teaser for Hideo Kojima's and Guillermo del Toro's cancelled collaboration Silent Hills! As sad as we are to see this project never come to light and to see the 2014 short game removed from the PlayStation Store, Ashley and Dakota relive their fond memories of this extraordinarily frightening first-person psychological horror experience. Joined on also as a special guest for the Halloween Special is our Collateral Cinema co-host and horror fan Beau Maddox, who came into contact with this video game community shortly after the cancellation. We hope you have as much fun listening to this as we did recording it, and have a safe Halloween, everyone!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection [IGDb] [Wikipedia] (remastered collection of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune [Wikipedia] [IGDb], Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [Wikipedia] [IGDb], and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [Wikipedia] [IGDb])

Developer(s): Bluepoint GamesNaughty Dog (original games)

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Designers: Amy Hennig (creator; director, Drake's Fortune/Among Thieves/Drake's Deception), Richard Lemarchand (Drake's FortuneAmong ThievesDrake's Deception), Bruce Straley (director, Among Thieves), Neil Druckmann (writer, Drake's FortuneAmong Thieves), Justin Richmond (director, Drake's Deception), Jacob Minkoff (Drake's Deception)

Platform(s): PlayStation 4PlayStation 3 (original games)

Release date(s): October 8, 2015 (PAL); November 20, 2007 (Drake's Fortune, NA); October 13, 2009 (Among Thieves, NA); November 1, 2011 (Drake's Deception, NA)

PODCAST SHOUTOUT: Nerds Amalgamated (@NAmalgamated)

SHOWNOTES: Welcome to Collateral Gaming Season Two! Now podcasting straight from a brand new studio in San Antonio, TX, we kick off the new season with our thoughts on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection! This 2015 PlayStation 4 port is a collection of the PS3 action-adventure games Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Ash and Dakota discuss the intricacies of each title—including gameplay, story, and characters; reveal our favor for the series as a whole in its boldly linear gameplay, action movie-reminiscent story, and realism as portrayed through fan favorite protagonist Nathan Drake; and finally briefly talk the sequel Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and its standalone expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, as well as the recently announced prequel movie starring Tom Holland. We hope you enjoy this expedition into a classic polished franchise, and stay tuned for the entirety of Season Two of Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast!

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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 composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. News ident is a license-free beat by mansardian. 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!)

As Collateral Gaming gets ready to launch Season Two, Ash, Dakota, Robert, and Beau wail around for a few minutes. I don't even remember what we talked about. We tried to keep it focused on gaming- and podcast-related topics this time.

Collateral Gaming is on Apple Podcasts, 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)

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!)

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