Video Games

The Cartridge Club is an amazing community of gamers, collectors, and video game enthusiasts of all ages. You’ll find our flagship podcast, CCPrime, and its more handheld counterpart CCPortable, where hosts and fellow community members come together each and every month to play a game. From those nostalgic favorites of your childhood to the hottest modern titles that everyone’s talking about – this show, along with members of the community, covers it all!

Episodes

This month we played the Rare N64 FPS Perfect Dark.

Panel

Rob

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonusBarrel | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnJN0t7-fIH1S2obV_fXIg | Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bonus-barrel

Musty

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MustyHobbit | YouTube: www.youtube.com/mustyhobbit

Brandon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrailerJones | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/easyallies | Website: www.easyallies.com | Patreon: www.patreon.com/easyallies

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Serraxor | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/serraxor | Website: https://smpmusicproductions.bandcamp.com | Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/serraxor | vidme: https://vid.me/serraxor

 

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Will Pruitt

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Level 1  00:05:46

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Perfect Dark and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

  • Developer: Rare (Battletoads, DKC, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata)

 

    • Publisher: Rare

 

  • Director: Martin Hollis (GoldenEye, left 14 months into Perfect Dark development to work as a consultant on GCN)
  • Composer: Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Kingdoms of Amalur, Yooka-Laylee)
  • Series: Perfect Dark
  • Platform(s): N64, Xbox360 Live arcade
  • Release Date: 22 May 2000, 17 March 2010
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

 

 

 

Level 2 00:15:58

Discuss story of the game: 00:15:58

  • Perfect Dark is set in 2023 against the backdrop of an interstellar war between two races: the Maians, who resemble the archetypal grey alien, and the Skedar, reptile-like extraterrestrials who use a holographic disguise to appear as Scandinavian humans. On Earth there is an ongoing rivalry between The Carrington Institute, a research and development center founded by Daniel Carrington that secretly operates an espionage group in league with the Maians; and dataDyne, a defence contractor corporation headed by Cassandra De Vries that secretly maintains a deal with the Skedar.

 

You play as Joanna Dark, a Carrington Institute agent who has earned the code name Perfect Dark by being the only agent to score perfect during the training. From here you follow a series of missions that include rescuing a floating laptop AI, a Maian alien named Elvis, rescuing your boss Daniel Carrington and being a bad enough dudette to save the President.

 

Characters

Carrington Institute

  • Joanna Dark
  • Jonathan Steinberg
  • Daniel Carrington

dataDyne

  • Cassandra De Vries
  • Trent Easton

Maians

  • Elvis

Skedar

  • Mr. Blonde
  • Skedar King

Others

  • Dr. Caroll
  • The U.S. President

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 00:39:02

  • Auto Aim
  • Favorite weapons
  • Lack of waypoint markings on map
  • Difficulty
  • Co-operative Mode
  • Counter-operative Mode
  • Multiplayer
  • HD Remake
  • Better than GoldenEye?

 

Discuss sound: 01:26:25

  • Favourite tracks
  • Discuss sound effects
  • Memorable or forgettable

 

Discuss graphics: 01:33:44

  • Very bright and colorful
  • Favorite stages
  • Favourite enemy/boss design

 

Level 3 01:47:51

Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?

 

Level 4 01:52:35

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Final Fantasy 4)

 

Panel

Rob

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonusBarrel | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnJN0t7-fIH1S2obV_fXIg | Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bonus-barrel

Musty

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MustyHobbit | YouTube: www.youtube.com/mustyhobbit

Brandon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrailerJones | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/easyallies | Website: www.easyallies.com | Patreon: www.patreon.com/easyallies

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Serraxor | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/serraxor | Website: https://smpmusicproductions.bandcamp.com | Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/serraxor | vidme: https://vid.me/serraxor

 

Cartridge Club Logo

Will Pruitt

Twitter: https://twitter.com/willopruitt | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willopruitt/ |  Website: http://willpruitt.com

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News: 00:21
Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018 http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/05/22/red-dead-redemption-2-delayed-to-spring-2018
Xbox Game Pass Available Now for Gold Subscribers http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/05/24/xboxs-netflix-like-game-pass-launches-next-month
New Dragon Age Coming http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/05/22/dragon-age-bioware-writer-says-new-game-being-developed
Mario/Rabbids Crossover Art Leaks? http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/05/24/mariorabbids-crossover-rpg-art-reportedly-leaks

Club Update: 08:21
Announcements 09:10
CCPortable - Donkey Kong (Gameboy) until the end of June
CCPrime - Perfect Dark show goes live on Wednesday. June game is Final Fantasy 4

Podcasts 12:45
Bonus Barrel - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/bonus-barrel/bonus-barrel-episode-128-swordquest-and-stuff
STC - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/stcpod/stcpod-134-i-didnt-recognise-you-with-your-clothes-on
Polykill - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/polykill-podcast/polykill-podcast-41-gettin-hype-for-e3-2017-vol-1

Videos 19:30
QDawgs - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/mightyqdawg/in-the-qdawg-house-week-of-may-14-2017
Musty - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/mustyhobbit/second-breakfast-e3-predictions
STCPOD - http://www.cartridgeclub.org/stcpod1/pickups-stcstyle-largest-game-haul-yet-may-22-yard-sales-thrifts-2017
Flock of Nerds - https://youtu.be/9hsuzz0Pd1E

CC Mission: 25:10
Thank Dean Lasagna on Twitter with the hashtag #ThanksDean for everything he does for the Club.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Round_2_Gaming
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Round2GamingChannel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Round2Gaming/

Topic: 31:27
Favourite handheld games of all time.

CCAnswers 41:50

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This bonus show is going to be all about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and will contain heavy spoilers. You have been warned.

Level 1: 6:41

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Breath of the Wild and panel discusses their first impressions.

 

 

 

  • Composer: Manaka Kataoka and Yasuaki Iwata
  • Artist: Satoru Takizawa
  • Platform(s): Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: March 3 2017
  • Genre: Action Adventure

 

 

 

Level 2: 24:26

Discuss story of the game:

  • Link wakes up in a restoration chamber to find that the Hyrule he was sworn to protect has fallen to Calamity Ganon and 100 years have passed since his failure to save Zelda and all of Hyrule.

Characters

    • Link
    • Zelda (Link’s Number One Ho)
    • Impa

 

  • Rhoam (King)

 

    • Urbosa (Gerudo Chick)
    • Daruk (Goron Guy)
    • Revali (Bird Guy)
    • Mipha (Zora Spirit Princess)

 

  • Sidon (Zora Prince)
  • Kass (Music Bird)
  • Pikango (Artist Memories Guy)

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 56:02

  • Open Air
  • Weapon Durability
  • Sheikah Slate Abilities
  • Gliding
  • Climbing
  • Shrines
  • Hearts or Stamina?
  • Difficulty
  • Korok Seeds

Discuss sound: 1:59:16

  • Favourite background music
  • Decision to have overworld be minimalistic
  • Discuss sound effects
  • Memorable or forgettable

Discuss graphics: 2:12:24

  • Very bright and colorful
  • Stylish versus realistic
  • Favorite settings
  • Favourite enemy/boss design
  • Armor

Level 3: 2:23:30

Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?

Level 4: 2:32:23

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel 

Level 5: 2:33:51

Outro (thank panel and audience)

 

Panel

Scott on Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottielindsay

Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenEidher

Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsRocketSauce

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Overwatch celebrates a year of fun, the bros share some injury stories after being inspired by Polykill and we talk about our favourite blogger. The topic sees us diving into buying habits and discussing when we pick up games and consoles.

News: 20:00
Community Update: 13:22
Spotlight: 50:40
Topic: 55:25
CCAnswers: 1:11:48

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Two members of the CartridgeClub debate the pros and cons of console and PC gaming.

 

Panel
Duke
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Duke0619 | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hc...

Pam
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jasyla_ | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Cannotbetamed1 | Podcast: https://mediamavens.simplecast.fm

Derek
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dege13 | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8D...

Player 1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CartridgeBros | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Cartridg... | Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/la/podcast/c...

Main Topic:
Consoles (Duke) v. PC Gaming (Pam)

Sub Topics:
1. Cost 00:01:44
Q: Factoring in start up cost and long term expenses, why is your gaming platform a better deal?

2. Performance 00:08:36
Q: Does consistent performance compete with the option to toggle settings?

3. Exclusives 00:15:06
Q: Why does your chosen option win when it comes to exclusive games?

4. Controls and Ergonomics 00:21:08
Q: Which style of gaming offers the best user experience in terms of controls and ergonomics?

5. Customization/Ease of Use 00:27:10
Q: Would you rather the system work one way out of the box and until it dies, or have the option to change it how you please?

6. Longevity 00:33:37
Q: Which lasts longer in terms of generations and compatibility? Which lasts longer in terms of hardware reliability?

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We talk about Square and EA putting the brakes on some franchises, as well as Rime getting a digital price cut. Club news has us raving about Musty Hobbits show all about hype and we spotlight a new member of the CC who may or may not be a time lord. Lastly we head into your questions at the 55 minute mark without a curse word but will we make it through that minefield?

00:46 News
13:48 Community Update
44:41 Spotlight 
46:36 Topic
56:36 Answers 

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Zelda and Fire Emblem DLC, Star Craft master code, Dark Tower trailer and Video game HOF entries round out our news segment. We find out that P2 stays up to date on more than just whats in the CC app and then we tackle the topic of the week. From Warcraft to Hearthstone, Diablo to Overwatch no one can deny that Blizzard makes incredibly fun and addictive games. We try to figure out why and make it a whole hour without swearing and then P2 shocks the world.

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This month we played Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 on the just about every console or handheld ever made. This skate simulator was touted as being one fo the top sports titles of all time and it didn't disappoint. Our panel for the show was made up of Rocket Sauce for a 3rd show in a row, Enzzy from the Leftover Bits podcast and Dr. J. Dubious. 

Panel:

Ryan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsRocketSauce | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_W5lAWAzk52TQv6ni0lx5g

Enzzy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/travplaysgames | Podcast: https://leftoverbits.podbean.com 

J. Dubious

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DubiousGaming | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DubiousGamingOnline 

 

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