Hey Poor Podcast Episode 60: Elegy for a Dead Coleco


A last word on the Coleco Chameleon, and some choice words for reactionary game culture.

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Some Super 3D Talking Points: The last breath of the Coleco Chameleon. Baldur’s Gate and Transphobia in games. Super 3D Noah’s Ark. Gears of War 4. Uncharted 4. Dragon’s Crown. Muramasa: Rebirth. Spec Ops: The Line. Blacklight Retribution. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Bioshock Infinite. Limbo. Borderlands. Sunset Overdrive. The Division. Okami. Overwatch. Cross-generational series survival. Pokken Tournament. Speedrunners. Dungeon Defenders. SMITE. Goat Simulator. iCarly and the importance of recycling. The Golden Compass. A Series of Unfortunate Events which, believe it or not, is the better of the two as movie adaptation games. Danganronpa. Rainbow Six: Siege. Elder Scrolls Online. Rocket League. ARK. Dying Light: The Following. Miitomo. Fallout 4‘s Automatron DLC. Final Fantasy XIV. Final Fantasy X. 

Jay Petrequin, Adam Foster, and Gary Swallow reunite as a trio to talk about the last testimonial of the creator of the ill-fated Coleco Chameleon, and examine the nature of the resistance to transgender characters in games. We answer questions about our opinions on Gears of War 4, and talk about games whose art style has been the ultimate make-or-break. Jay faces webcomic-based social issues. Adam names a Noah’s Ark-themed bongGary attempts to become a professional psychologist.

The Hey Poor Podcast finally has it’s own email address! Send your letters to mailbag@heypoorplayer.com! Music for this episode includes tracks from Danganronpa and Muramasa: Rebirth, as well as “Rock It for Me” by Caravan Palace.

The Hey Poor Podcast can be found and subscribed to on iTunes and Stitcher. In addition to the website, Hey Poor Player can be found in page and group form on Facebook, screeching away like alarmed barn owls on Twitter, trying and failing to create anything worth watching on Youtube, and playing away for your entertainment on Twitch. Jay started a webcomic called Black Basin. Check out Ser’s work on Bullet Heaven, and at Press Pause Radio. You can also follow us each individually on Twitter: Jay – Adam – Gary – JonathanSer – Alex – Mike


Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.

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