On this week's episode, we sit down with Chris Cacciatore, the lead developer of one of the most exciting new games to be hitting the Nintendo Entertainment System later this year. Chris is a software engineer from Sacramento, California. His team’s Kickstarter campaign for the game Nebs ‘n Debs launched back on August 22nd and was funded in under 24 hours raising its initial goal of $5,000.
To celebrate the newly released Venom movie and Spider-Man being released on the PS4, the guys jump on the Spidey Hype Train and review the Spiderman classic “Kraven’s Last Hunt”. Rated #6 on IGN’s Top 25 Spider-Man stories of all time, Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt features the final battle between Kraven the Hunter and Spider-Man.
On this week's episode, the crew is back from vacation to breakdown the innovative cover system mechanic of the 1999 secret agent thriller; Winback: Covert Operations! Tune in as James, Jarrod, and Kenny dust off their microphones and review this hidden gem on the Nintendo 64.
All good things must come to an end. In the final installment of the Summer of Fun, 4-pack of wine coolers, extravaganza, James and Kenny cap off Valiant Comic's X-O-Manowar series by breaking down issue #10, Hunters, and issues #11-13, Visigoth. Tune in to hear if Aric of Dacia can fend off a band of bounty hunters hired to remove him from power on Gorin!
Watch the breakdown as James and Kenny get into the third episode of their four part, Summer of Fun extravaganza on X-O Manowar by Valiant Comics. Listen as the guys cover issues #7-#9 of X-O Manowar titled Emperor.
Welcome back boys and girls! On today's episode, James, Jarrod, and Kenny jump into the second installment of their four part series on Valiant's X-O Manowar. Last week, the guys looked at issues #1-#3, and this week the guys move on to issues #4-#6 entitled General.
It’s been discussed numerous times amongst the group that they've wanted to explore a story arc in greater detail versus one-off comic book episodes, so here it is. Join Kenny, James, and Jarrod in a Summer of Fun Extravaganza as they explore the Valiant universe of X-O Manowar! For the first episode in this four part series, the guys read issues 1-3 entitled Soldier.
For this week's episode, the guys sit down for an exclusive interview with Matt Phillips, developer behind the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive's next biggest release, Tanglewood. Tune in as the crew asks Matt questions about his career in game development, how he got started building Tanglewood, and what's better, SEGA or Nintendo—because why not? Tanglewood is a 2D puzzle-platforming game set to release August 2018.
James, Jarrod, and Kenny are here to drop some big video game and comic book announcements from the month of July. First, the Twitch stream is back in full force! Check them out at collectingdustpodcast. Second, the guys will be doing an exclusive interview with Matt Phillips the developer behind the Sega Mega Drive's most anticipated game of the year, Tanglewood. And finally, the crew will doing a deep dive into Valiant Comics' critically acclaimed X-O Manowar over the month of July. Buckle up, it's about to be an awesome summer!
James is out, so Jarrod and Kenny are manning the station for a variety pack of an episode. The guys talk E3, some games they’ve been playing, and the collection item of the week — Rugrats in Paris: The Movie for the Nintendo 64. Who's ready for some 90s television nostalgia?
On this week's episode, Jarrod is traveling so James and Kenny hold down the fort and throw it back to one of the most popular Atari 2600 games of all-time, Pitfall! Listen in as the guys throw down some history on the emergence of the Atari home console and how the first third-party development studio, Activision, go started.
On this week's episode, James, Jarrod, and Kenny explore the deep blue sea and stumble upon the Lost City of Atlantis. With the undersea army of N.E.M.O at his command, Black Manta draws the U.S. and Atlantis into what the Aquaman has been fighting to prevent. Now the sea king races to uncover proof of N.E.M.O.’s deception before the two nations destroy each other.
Move over Adobe Creative Cloud, because there's a new game in town. Well, not really, but for its time, Mario Paint for the Super Nintendo was a full featured creative suite that included creation, animation, and orchestration! On this week's episode, James, Jarrod, and Kenny explore everything Mario Paint has to offer and showcase some of most popular illustrations and compositions made in the game.
On today's episode, the guys unite the league with DC's Justice League: Rebirth Vol. 1 Issue #1. Spinning out of the events of DC Universe: Rebirth #1, Justice League: Rebirth #1 pits our familiar heroes Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Aquaman against an alien foe simply known as the Reaper. Will our new Green Lanterns and Superman join the ranks and help the Justice League defeat the Repear? Find out in this week's episode!
It was well worth the wait! James, Jarrod, and Kenny sit down and talk everything from the blockbuster movie of year, Avengers: Infinity War. This episode does contain SPOILERS. So, if you haven't seen the movie yet, stop everything you're doing, go watch it, and then come back and enjoy as the guys breakdown their favorite scenes from the movie, debate the most memorable superhero cameo, and discuss what's in store for the future of the MCU!
Holy smokes what a week! With Kenny back in town, the guys took the opportunity to host their first live podcast. Not only that, but they picked up some games and comics along the way. Live from Rocket City Arcade in Huntsville, AL, tune in as the crew talks about how they started collecting, the earliest days of the podcast, and revealing their scores from the $20 pickup challenge. Also, hear from fans as they show off some of their pickups and ask James, Jarrod, and Kenny the hard hitting collecting questions. What did they find? Who wins the pickup challenge? That and much, much more on this special 25th episode of the Collecting Dust podcast.
It's been a little while, but the guys are back! This week, James, Jarrod, and Kenny breifly dive into the story of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider for the PlayStation just in time for the movie that dropped last week. Also, a lot of exciting announcements are coming down the pike including Collecting Dust's first live podcast on April, 9 from 6:00-8:00pm at Rocket City Arcade in Huntsville, AL. For that episode, the guys will be revealing the results of their $20 pickups challenge. If you want to participate, listen to this episode and look out for posts on social media in the upcoming days.
This week, Jarrod and Kenny dive into Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 1 #35-36, "Destiny". Unlike most Batman series, Legends of the Dark Knight featured a different creative team each story, and with "Destiny" the story goes Nordic! That's right, Nordic-lore, so that means Odin, Thor, Loki, and all your favorites — will any of them make an appearance?
This week, the guys drop in, wapahh, and get pitted checking out Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer on the Game Boy Advance. James, Jarrod, and Kenny "surfer" through this one and give their critiques on this Activision O2 spinoff from the popular Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. James also talks a few pickups from last weekend and Kenny hypes some upcoming Comic Cons you need to check out!
It's time! The first comic book movie of 2018 is here and we've got you covered. James and Kenny dive into Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut issue of Black Panther Vol. 6 Issue #1. Listen in as the two uncover the high-tech world of Wakanda and the characters of the Black Panther universe. This episode is the perfect precursor to Marvel Studios Black Panther that releases this Friday, February 16.
What can you say about Perfect Dark that you can't already say about Goldeneye 007? How about that Perfect Dark was the first console FPS to introduce unique weapon reloads and alternate fire modes for guns! Tune in as James, Jarrod, and Kenny breakdown Rare's follow up to Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark. Joanna Dark makes her debut in this sci-fi FPS set in 2023 AD that centers around two rival companies, dataDyne and the Carrington Institute, and two alien races, the Skedar and the Maians.
In this week's episode, Jarrod and Kenny unpack Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol. 1 Issue #8. Worlds, or Earths, literally collide in this DC crossover of heroes and villains. Listen as the duo try to bring some clarity to what is a very dense issue packed with tons characters that span across multiple DC universes. Also, James chimes in time to time for some "comic" relief. As always, if you want to listen to this episode or previous episodes, head on over to collectingdustpodcast.com to find those and more exclusive Collecting Dust content.
Sometimes you get duds, but sometimes you get gems. On this week's episode, the guys got a gem in the form of NFL Blitz 2000! Listen as James, Jarrod, and Kenny fan boy over this arcade classic turned console juggernaut on the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast. Midway's fast-paced, 7-on-7 football series is certainly one to remember and still stands up today as one of the all-time great sports games. Finally, if you want to listen to this episode or previous episodes, head on over to collectingdustpodcast.com to find those and more exclusive Collecting Dust content.
Ever wonder what it would be like if the real world was transformed into a video game? James, Jarrod, and Kenny break it down in Detective Comics Vol 1. Issue #637 this week! If you want to listen to this episode or previous episodes, head on over to collectingdustpodcast.com to find those and more exclusive Collecting Dust content.
To quick off the new year, the guys get into one of the Sega Master System's less memorable games: Great Basketball. Tune in as James, Jarrod, and Kenny throw out some sports and video game knowledge, as well as talk about their experiences playing the game. They also announce the winners of the Nintendo 64 instruction manual giveaway! Congratulations to the winners! Finally, if you want to listen to this episode or previous episodes, head on over to collectingdustpodcast.com to find those and more exclusive Collecting Dust content.