Title: Sonic the Hedgehog [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Jeff Fowler

Producers: Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito

Writers: Pat CaseyJosh MillerSega (original video game)

Stars: James MarsdenBen SchwartzTika SumpterJim Carrey

Release date: February 14, 2020 (US)

Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast teams up with Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast for a special At The Movies episode on a movie adaptation of a video game! We review Sonic the Hedgehog, a film currently at the forefront of a video game movie revolution—is it as good as critics and audiences are raving about? Does it embody Sega's beloved franchise in tone? Beau and Ash delve into these questions and give our thoughts on this popular take on the speedy blue hedgehog!

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

Welcome to Collateral Gaming Bonus Round! This will be somewhat like our previous Collateral Gaming Extras, being a special companion show to the main Collateral Gaming episodes, however the Chancellor Bros. will be taking a more topical approach—we'll be focusing on Top 5/10 lists, video game eras and franchises, as well as reviews for games that we might miss on the main show, and also some indie game reviews here and there! So join us this episode, as we talk about our top five favorite boss battles in gaming, and we give a Random Game Review for the fun and silly New Super Mario Bros. Wii!

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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/outro 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: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Designer: Stig Asmussen

Platforms: Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 4Xbox One

Release date: November 15, 2019

PODCAST SHOUT-OUT: Victims and Villains (@VctmsAndVillans)

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Gaming finally travels to a galaxy far, far away in this episode on the latest Star Wars video game: Jedi Fallen Order! Featuring new guests Megan Gardner and Allen Gomez, we discuss the challenging Dark Souls-esque gameplay, the value of a solid single player story-driven game in today's world, many memorable motion capture performances, the potential future for this rough-around-the-edges but well-executed new IP, and why this entry is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for! This title was a pleasant surprise for us, in spite of EA's controversial history with the franchise, and we think you'll be interested to find out why. May the Force be with you!

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: 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!

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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!)

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