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Halo: Combat Evolved is a military science fiction first-person shooter  created by Bungie and now, a former subsidiary of Microsoft Studios. The series centers on an interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.  

Hosts:

@ItsRocketSauce

@MustyHobbit

 

Panel

Brasel the Gamer

Twitter: @BraseltheGamer

 

Shelby

Twitter: @BBShelbo

 

Matt

Twitter: @ADDefense 

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

 

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Will Pruitt

Twitter: @willopruitt

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Shelby from the Bonus Barrel Podcast joins Curtiss this month to deliberate all things Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. This is one verdict you won't see coming! Or maybe you will. I don't know. TAKE THAT! ​
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Kingdom Hearts is the first game in the Kingdom Hearts series. Revolving around a fourteen-year old boy named Sora, it details his adventures after his homeworld is destroyed by sinister creatures known as the Heartless, and his attempts to restore his world and reunite with his friends. In the process, he meets many characters from classic Disney films and a handful from the Final Fantasy video game series.

 

Introductions

 

Panel  

Rusty Lewis

Twitter: @relewis2011

 

Rob

Twitter: @BonusBarrel

 

Josh

Twitter: @FranticSociety

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

 

Cartridge Club Logo

Will Pruitt

Twitter: @willopruitt

 

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

 

 

 

  • Platform(s):
  • PS2
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Release Date:

 

      • JP: March 28, 2002
      • NA: September 17, 2002

 

  • Genre: Action Role Playing

 

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Discuss story of the game: The heartless are attacking and destroying worlds. Sora and his friends are caught up in the mess and Sora, using the keyblade goes on an adventure to find his friends and save the “worlds” from the heartless.

 

Characters

 

  • Sora
  • Riku
  • Kairi
  • Final Fantasy Characters
  • Disney Characters

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics:

  • Controls too floaty?
  • Camera not great
  • Magic versus physical
  • Mash the X?
  • Swapping party members

Discuss sound:

  • Voice acting decent
  • Favourite tracks

Discuss graphics:

  • Fun art style
  • Redesign of FF characters

 

Level 3

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

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Halo)

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Curtiss is joined by Mighty Q Dawg to talk all about the blue blur in the palm of your hands. Listen to this one fast before it’s gone! 

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The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States.

 

Introductions

 

Panel  

Mighty Q Dawg

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Kathryn

Twitter: @k_song

 

Ryan

Twitter: @itsrocketsauce

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

 

Cartridge Club Logo

Will Pruitt

Twitter: @willopruitt

 

Level 1  

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of The Last of Us and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

 

 

  • Platform(s):
  • PlayStation 4
  • Release Date:
  • June 14, 2013
  • Genre: Third Person Shooter

 

Level 2

Discuss story of the game: Set in the post-apocalyptic United States, the game tells the story of survivors Joel and Ellie as they work together to survive their westward journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race.

 

Characters:

 

  • Joel (Troy Baker) - The protagonist of the game. Joel is a survivor of the Cordyceps Brain Infection outbreak, taking residence in the Boston Quarantine Zone. Embittered and hardened by the death of his young daughter Sarah, Joel operates as a black market smuggler, dealing in contraband, taking numerous de-humanizing jobs over the years to survive in this new post-pandemic world. He has only few moral boundaries left to cross. Unfortunately for him, he is thrust into the middle of the nightmare that the world has become, when he is asked by the leader of the Fireflies, Marlene, to look after Ellie. Throughout the game, Joel slowly develops an unbreakable bond with Ellie and a desire to once again open up his emotions that he had suppressed for so many years.
  • Ellie (Ashley Johnson) - The deuteragonist of the game. Ellie is a brave 14-year-old girl that has grown up in this harsh world and it is all she has ever known. Ellie is immune to the Cordyceps strain and because of this, the Fireflies, an anti-government organization, seek to reverse engineer a vaccine through her. She and Joel travel across the post-pandemic United States to reach the Fireflies. She helps the player through the game in many ways, lending a hand in combat and assisting through areas of the game that would otherwise be inaccessible. She frequently expresses curiosity about the remnants of a world that no longer exists.
  • Tess (Annie Wersching) - Tess is Joel's 'partner-in-crime'. They operate in the black market of a city under martial law and have earned a reputation for their ruthless behavior. She and Joel have a trust that runs deeply between them. Tess goes with Joel to drop off Ellie to the Fireflies at the Capitol building in Boston, in exchange for getting back the guns that were stolen from them. Against all odds, the trio make it to the Capitol Building only to find that the Fireflies are dead, and Tess reveals that she was bitten by a Runner an hour before. She holds off some soldiers after she makes Joel promise to bring Ellie to Tommy, Joel's little brother.
  • Bill (W. Earl Brown) - Bill is a paranoid survivor who appears early in the game and helps Joel and Ellie. Bill takes refuge in a town that he has completely booby trapped. He seems to be a bit eccentric, perhaps deranged, but offers to aid Joel and Ellie in finding a car. He is excessively bitter towards Ellie due to the fact that she was hostile towards him from the start. Bill possesses gay pornography, and showed heavy emotion for his friend Frank's death, implying that he was romantically involved with Frank.
  • Marlene (Merle Dandridge) - The leader of the Fireflies and Ellie's surrogate parent. In exchange for their guns back, Marlene tells Tess and Joel to take Ellie to the Fireflies at the Capitol building in Boston. To Marlene, every unethical action she takes can be justified because of her pursuit to save humanity from the infection. She is absent for most of the game and only appears at the end, where she becomes the final antagonist.
  • Tommy (Jeffrey Pierce) - Joel's brother and a former Firefly. The game starts with Tommy helping Joel and Sarah maneuver through the chaotic crowds of both civilians and infected during the initial outbreak. Tommy and Joel reunite later within the game and he reluctantly agrees to help his brother, establishing one of Joel and Ellie's reasons for coming to the University of Eastern Colorado. He is married to Maria.
  • David (Nolan North) - A middle-age survivor and leader of a Cannibals group who appears later in the game and asks for help from Ellie. David is a very manipulative person, seeking to win people over with his superficial mild-mannered appearance, and attempts to convince Ellie to join him. Ellie doesn't buy his attitude and eventually breaks his finger. He finally reveals his true nature to Ellie and even attempts to kill her outright, sending a group of his men to capture her several times throughout the winter section of the game. To David, everything that has happened was for a reason; he believes faith brought him and Ellie to together, and that their encounter was meant to be. He has a very profound effect on Ellie throughout the rest of the game.
  • Henry (Brandon Scott) - An adept survivor, who, with his brother Sam, helps Joel and Ellie in Pittsburgh. He and Joel are initially hostile towards each other, but in the end begin to warm up to each other. However, he commits suicide after having to kill his infected brother.
  • Sam (Nadji Jeter) - Henry's younger brother. Upon meeting, he and Ellie get along almost instantly and continue their easy going relationship throughout the chapter. After he is bitten by an Infected, Ellie is the last person Sam talks to before he turns. He is killed by Henry, who immediately commits suicide out of grief.
  • Sarah (Hana Hayes) - Joel's daughter. She is killed in the prologue when a soldier was instructed to open fire on both her and Joel. Her death causes Joel to become cold, cynical, and brutal over the years.

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics:

  • Combat (look at all these shoulder height walls)
  • Stealth (but not really it’s just quiet combat)
  • Crafting (favourite items and least favourite)
  • AI (Where did all the promises from E3 2013 go?)

 

Discuss sound:

  • BGM - thematic and atmospheric or forgettable?
  • Voice acting - Does it get better than this? (Needs more Matt Mercer)

 

Discuss graphics:

 

  • Beautiful scenery
  • Character design
  • The zombies

 

 

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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

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Kingdom Hearts)

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With an impending deployment P1 can no longer carry on with CCWeekly and after 5 years of podcasting P2 is ready for a break. Thus marks the last episode of CCWeekly with the Bros and it's yours now! Worry not friends, the CC Prime game of the Month will carry on with a new pair of hosts in the form of Musty Hobbit and Its Rocket Sauce and they're ready and able to breathe fresh life into the community.

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Curtiss joins forces with his California cohort Chris Roberts to take on March Madness! They discuss everything Nintendo DS/3DS including: the ridiculous amount of system variations, all the games YOU played this month and reviewed on the forums, your MOST DISAPPOINTING games for the DS, and what ever happened to the MEAN GIRLS game??? All this and more in the most jam packed episode yet! 

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This week Mark and I discuss our Top 5 games that never received a sequel. Then dive into Sea of Thieves launch day woes and discuss if the game will have the legs to go the distance.

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This week Mark couldn’t make it but thankfully my lovely wife Colleen stepped in to fill his shoes. Last of Us and March Madness lead the way for the Prime and Portable games of the month. We talk about Grey’s Anatomy, Jumanji and Kirby’s Star Allies

 

 

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Odin Sphere is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware for the PlayStation 2. It was published by Atlus (Japan and North America) in 2007, and by Square Enix (Europe) in 2008. A remake titled Odin Sphere Leifthrasir was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016. The story follows five characters on the fantasy continent of Erion during a war between the nations of Ragnanival and Ringford over a weapon called the Crystalization Cauldron, and their roles in the Armageddon, a catastrophe which will destroy Erion.

 

Introductions

 

Panel  

Agent Poyo

Twitter: @poyopotpie

 

Scott

Twitter: @VGCollectaholic

 

Minotaur Zombie

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Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

 

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Will Pruitt

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Level 1  

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

 

 

 

  • Director: George Kamitani
  • Platform(s):

 

 

  • Release Date:
  • May 22, 2007
  • June 7, 2016
  • Genre: Action Role Playing

 

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Discuss story of the game:

Odin Sphere is set on the fictional continent of Erion, which is divided into multiple nations scattered across the land. The two main nations are the warrior land of Ragnanival, and the forest-bound Fairy Kingdom of Ringford, separated by a wasteland that was once the kingdom of Valentine. At the game's opening, Ragnanival is ruled by the Demon Lord Odin, and Ringford is ruled by the Fairy Queen Elfaria with help from her nephew Melvin. The other nations include the neutral land of Titania; the volcano-bound Fire Kingdom ruled by the one male resident King Onyx; and the Netherworld, the land of the dead where natural crystals grow, ruled by the undead Queen Odette. The plot is driven by the tale of Armageddon, a foretold catastrophe in which Erion is destroyed and the survivors reign the new world.

 

Characters:

Gwyndolyn

Oswald

Cornelius

Mercedes

Velvet

 

NPC:

Odin

Odette

Onyx

Melvin

Elfaria

Brom

King Gallon

Valentine

Ingway

Brigan

The Wise Ones

 

Dragons:

Belial

Wagner

Hindel

Leventhan

 

The Pooka Curse

Multiple endings

Love story

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics:

Fighting Mechanics

Favourite Character to use

Food

Phozons

Alchemy

POW

PP

 

Discuss sound:

BGM - memorable or forgettable

Sound Effects

Voice Acting

 

Discuss graphics:

Holy shit this game is gorgeous

Favourite designs of enemies/characters

Favourite Environments

 

Level 3

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

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (The Last of Us)

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We talk game OST’s to open the show this week and narrowing it down to our top 5 is way too hard. P2 is frustrated about someone backing into their driveway on a snowy night and the window is open!

 

We tackle the Nintendo Direct and how it has one of us extremely hyped. Lastly the show rolls into some answers and we realize that our miss had been janked up the whole show, sorry about that.

 

Top 5: 3:58

Announcements: 17:38

What We’ve Been Up To: 26:57

Nintendo Direct: 28:45

CCAnswers: 1:01:50

 

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We list our top 5 Square JRPG’s to start the show and P2 is surprised by one of the games on P1’s list. Jay snubs P1 at work and sends in his own fantastic top 5 list. The Bros announce the future plan for Cartridge Club Prime and it’s new hosts.

 

P2 gets credits in a Switch heavy hitter but he isn’t done with it yet. Then we talk I Am Setsuna and we go into spoilers.

 

Top 5: 2:33

Announcements: 11:40

What We’ve Been Up To: 24:46

I Am Setsuna Spoilers Start: 52:50

I Am Setsuna Spoilers End: 1:03:29

CCAnswers: 1:04:40

 

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Samus, Curtiss and Kevin? Sounds like a match made in podcst heaven!

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New set but the same old bros this week. Mark is finally in the closet with his PS2 and diving into Odin Sphere. P1 gets pumped about Rusty’s latest review on Boy and his Blob and receives a delivery from Girl Scouts of America. Rooms are available for the Chi-Cartridge-Con event in Chicago this July.

 

P2 talks isolation horror and we list off some of our favourites. Does combat alone carry an RPG or is it the story that really drives it? P1 makes a plea to Media Mavens to become an Overwatch only podcast (or at least tell him one that exists already that is as good as they are). Lastly we might get the final SEGA Top 50 video this week!

 

 

Announcements: 4:07

What We’ve Been Up To: 15:07

CCAnswers: 39:27

 

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The bros are back to the dismay of many. Odin Sphere is getting some play in the closet while Metroid Fusion is a fun blast from the past. Kevin’s stream in tribute of his father is a big hit and P1 spends the week in combats playing soldier. 

Announcements: 3:08

What We’ve Been Up To: 13:30

CCAnswers: 47:55

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Dark Cloud is an action role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. Originally intended as a launch title for the PlayStation 2, the game was released in Japan in December 2000, in North America in May 2001, and in Europe in September 2001. Combining action role-playing with elements of city-building games, the game tells the story of a group of adventurers who band together to fight against the evil Dark Genie, who has attacked and destroyed many villages. The protagonist is Toan, a boy who is given a magical stone called the "Atlamillia" by Simba, the Fairy King, which has the power to rebuild the destroyed lands.

 

Panel  

Travis

Twitter: @travplaysgames

 

Marmul

Twitter: @5GameSuicide

 

Jarred

Twitter: @retrofaithgames

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

 

Cartridge Club Logo

Will Pruitt

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Level 1  

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

 

 

  • Platform(s):
  • Release Date:
      • JP: December 14, 2000
      • NA: May 29, 2001
      • EU: September 21, 2001

 

  • Genre: Action Role Playing

Level 2

Discuss story of the game: When a corrupt general unleashes a mystical genie that destroys a planet, a magical fairy scatters its spheres across the world to preserve its elements from the chaos. In the aftermath, a young boy must retrieve the spheres. During the course of the game, Toan meets new characters who can be chosen to explore and battle in dungeons. The player must accomplish in-game events for new characters to join. The available characters include: Xiao, a slingshot-wielding 'catgirl'; Goro, a hunter from Matataki Village who uses large hammers; Ruby, a magic-ring-using genie from Queens; Ungaga, a Muska Lacka warrior using staves; and Osmond, leader of the Moon People, equipped with a variety of guns and blasters

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics:

  • City Building
  • Weapons upgrading/breaking
  • Combat
  • Character upgrading (health, thirst, defence)
  • Camera controls
  • Fast travel
  • Random dungeon levels
  • Backfloor levels

Discuss sound:

  • Favourite BGM
  • Sound effects

Discuss graphics:

  • Character/creature design
  • Aged well

 

Level 3

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? Dark Cloud 2

 

Level 4

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Odin Sphere)

 

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This week we take a look at the wilder side of Weekly with a couple of special guest hosts

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The enigmatic Curtiss is joined this month by our Queen of the 1 console, the incomparable Mrs. Q Dawg. Together they sit down and rattle the paddles on Metroid Prime Pinball

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A new month means a new game and this February we’re playing Odin Sphere! As well in the month of love CC Portable is tackling Metroid Fusion on the GBA. The Club has a Discord set up with some topic specific channels and the bros are trying to be less bad at using it. 

Announcements: 1:39

What We’ve Been Up To: 8:42

CCAnswers: 32:44

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The month is rounding down and that means we’re nearing the end of Dark Cloud and Metroid Prime Pinball. We’ve had fun but we are looking forward to February and the games it brings. Then we announce the remainder of the lineup for Season 5 of Cartridge Club Prime. P1 has been playing Breath of the Wild with his wife and we discuss how to pronounce Setsuna.

Announcements: 3:25
What We’ve Been Up To: 9:21
CCAnswers: 35:07

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Dark Cloud woes, Metroid Prime Pinball high scores are spinning up and the Cartridge Club tackles the SNES. P2 talks about getting a portable raspberry pi and P1 can’t remember a simple website. Hellweek begins which means time is limited for the elder bro but that didn’t stop him from getting in a couple podcasts and videos. All of this and more in the show recorded one day before the best day of the year!

Announcements: 2:49

What We’ve Been Up To: 9:14

CCAnswers: 24:31

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WeKatamari is a video game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation 2. It was released in Japan on July 6, 2005, in North America on September 20, 2005, and in Europe on February 2, 2006. It is the sequel to the previous year’s sleeper hit, Katamari Damacy. This is the last game in the series that had involvement with the series creator Keita Takahashi.

Introductions 1:16

Panel  

Myles

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Rob

Twitter: @BonusBarrel

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Level 1  6:20

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of We Love Katamari and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

 

 

 

 

Level 2 18:15

Discuss story of the game:

We Love Katamari tells two stories: a self-referential story of how the King of All Cosmos is reacting to the unexpected success of Katamari Damacy, and an origin story of how the King of All Cosmos became the King of All Cosmos, met his wife, and had his son.

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 33:35

  • Roll Stuff
  • Scale changes very cool
  • Easy to pick up and play
  • Levels not difficult
  • Forcing replay of stages to extend gameplay isn’t good design

 

Discuss sound: 1:05:53

  • Music is fun
  • Favourite tracks

 

Discuss graphics: 1:11:59

  • Aged well
  • Scale is impressive

 

Level 3 1:19:20

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 1:28:17

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Dark Cloud)

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In a surprise to no one Matt Bandy is back on top of the Beat My Score challenge. Club founder Buried on Mars is running a charity event to raise money for the Heart Research Institute. The CC Video Game Awards show and CCABC round out our announcements.

Nintendo stirs the pot with a couple of tweets and a rumour. Do social media managers hold an important position among the game industry? If you sold your WiiU things are looking good for you as Nintendo brings over all the hits! P1 clearly has no idea what is considered a spoiler and what isn’t as he talks about Get Out.

Announcements: 4:05

What We’ve Been Up To: 11:40

CCAnswers: 37:50

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New year, new format same old bros! We’re playing Dark Cloud and Metroid Prime in the games of the month and the 2018 CCABC rules are up on the forums from the benevolent Donovan Viper. Nintendo Norway drops a bomb on the internet before the revelation that Nintendo Norway doesn’t exist. The Switch is selling like hotcakes and there is light at the end of the tunnel for Bright.

Announcements: 2:45

News: 7:52

CCAnswers: 26:50

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It’s the week of Christmas and we have very little news to discuss but that’s ok because you likely don’t have time to listen anyway! We talk about some Club shows before diving into our gaming resolutions for 2018! Hope you enjoy the last Weekly of the year.

News: 1:18

Update: 5:11

CCAnswers: 36:30

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Curtiss is joined by Nintendo fan and YouTube rising star Luke from the hit show Retro Nonsense! This episode won't put anyone to sleep because they are talking all about Kriby's Dreamland

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Some weak news leads off this live Christmas episode of Cartridge Club Weekly. Luckily we follow that up with a strong Update segment were we cover a ton of podcasts from the community and possibly a Nintendo VR announcement? Merry Christmas everyone, don’t read the chat!

 

News: 1:56

Update: 21:06

CCAnswers: 1:08:30

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The VGA’s and PSX dominate the news this week as we discuss winners, losers and everyone in between. Batman gets animated and that’s no kabuki! In Update we talk about the Club raising over 3 times our goal in a 50 hour live stream. This was our first year participating in Extra Life 4 Kids and it was a wonderful event for the community. 

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Curtiss and P1 sit down to talk about the PSP rhythm, rpg, action adventure, strategy game PATAPON!

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Ryan Reynolds, Dark Souls on Switch and PS4 sells like gangbusters. Those topics and all the Cartridge Club updates you could want in this weeks episode.

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One month after the events of Mass Effect, the SSV Normandy is patrolling for geth resistance when it is suddenly attacked by an unknown vessel, forcing the crew to abandon ship. After pushing Joker into the final escape pod, Shepard is blasted into space and dies via asphyxiation after a suit breach. His/her body is pulled into the orbit of a nearby planet and recovered by Cerberus, who begin the "Lazarus Project" with the sole purpose of bringing Shepard back to life. After two years, Shepard is revived on an operating table and escapes a research station under attack by its own security mechs alongside Cerberus operatives Jacob Taylor and Miranda Lawson.

Introductions 00:00

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Musty Hobbit

Twitter: @MustyHobbit

Riley

Twitter: @Kaleri_

Jason

Twitter: N/A

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Level 1  06:00

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Mass Effect 2 and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

  • Developer: Bioware

 

    • Publisher: Electronic Arts

 

  • Platform(s):

 

      • Xbox 360

 

  • PS3
  • Windows
  • Release Date:

 

      • Windows, Xbox 360
        • NA: January 26, 2010
        • AU: January 28, 2010
        • EU: January 29, 2010
      • PlayStation 3
        • NA: January 18, 2011
        • EU: January 21, 2011
        • AU: January 27, 2011

 

  •  
  • Genre: Action Role Playing, Third Person Shooter

Level 2

Discuss story of the game: 18:57

 

  • Squad Members

 

    • Kasumi Goto 30:22
    • Grunt 36:30
    • Mordin Solus 44:37
    • Thane Krios 52:35
    • Jack 58:38
    • Miranda Lawson and Jacob Taylor 1:03:12
    • Legion and Tali zorah vas Normandy 1:11:08
    • Samara or Morinth 1:24:28
    • Garrus Vakarian 1:28:35
    • Zaeed Massani 1:36:18
  • Suicide Mission 1:38:56

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 2:03:29

Discuss sound: 2:19:30

Discuss graphics: 2:26:36

Level 3 2:29:21

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 2:36:57

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (We Love Katamari)

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This week we are joined by the incomparable Shelby of Bonus Barrel fame. 

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The bros do another live show and talk about all the things they're grateful for!

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A light news week and a short span since the last show leaves the Bros with a smaller than average show. But that doesn’t stop them from having a little fun and then diving into some of the great games from this generation.

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After a week away due to illness we are back with an extended live show!

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Ram Vox

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VG Elucidator

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Darro

Twitter: @DarroM85

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Ser Flash

Twitter: @Serraxor

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Will Pruitt

Twitter: @willopruitt

 

Level 1  08:55

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Super Castlevania IV and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

  • Developer: Konami

 

    • Publisher: Konami

 

  • Director: Masahiro Ueno
  • Composer: Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo
  • Series: Castlevania
  • Platform(s):

 

    • SNES

 

  • Release Date:
  • JP: October 31, 1991 | NA: December 4, 1991 | EU November 23, 1992
  • Genre: Action, Platformer

 

Level 2 20:38

Discuss story of the game:

EVIL LURKS IN THE DARKNESS...

In the small country of Transylvania there is a legend which says that every 100 years the forces of Good mysteriously become weak and the forces of Evil gain a foothold into our world. The evil manifests itself in the form of one of the most feared characters to roam the earth - the vampire Dracula!

Every 100 years Dracula is revived and grows stronger and stronger. His goal is to turn all humanity into creatures of darkness, to be ruled under his iron fist. He has appeared in this world many times, and there are many people who fear that in his next appearance, he may be unstoppable.

There is one group that has always been around to see that Dracula is defeated, the Belmont family. For generations the Belmonts have passed along the secrets and skills of vampire-hunting to the eldest child of the family. While many of the Belmonts have lived peaceful lives without encountering Dracula, they remain prepared. There are occasional skirmishes with lesser monsters, but the Belmont clan has always emerged victorious.

Now, 100 years have passed since the last battle between Dracula and the Belmonts. Transylvanians are reporting mysterious sightings of odd creatures appearing under the cover of darkness. As Spring approaches, the citizens prepare for a traditional celebration.

Unbeknownst to them, an evil group of people is holding a ceremony in the old destroyed abbey outside of town, attempting to revive the Prince of Darkness. As they carry out their ritual a dark cloud descends over the countryside. The sinister group stirs itself into a frenzy of mysterious chanting and pagan dancing, then lightning strikes the abbey. The ground bucks under their feet, and the abbey walls shudder. Once again, Dracula is revived!

It is time once again for Simon Belmont to call forth the powers of good to aid him in his battle. Armed with his mystical whip, his courage and the centuries-old knowledge of Belmont family training, he sets forth on his mission...

 

  • Characters 26:43
  • Simon Belmont
  • Dracula

 

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 36:42

  • Favourite sub weapons
  • Memorable moments
  • Difficulty
  • Learning curve
  • Password system
  • Remake of Castlevania?

 

Discuss sound: 1:29:45

  • Favourite tracks
  • Discuss sound effects

 

Discuss graphics: 1:40:15

  • Favorite stages
  • Character design
  • Enemy design

 

Level 3 1:54:27

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 2:02:11

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5 2:09:30

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Mass Effect 2)

 

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Our first and last “what we’ve been up to” segment. Neither of us knows anything about Animal Crossing Mobile but we make up for it with other dull news stories! Xbox cancels the Kinect and Nintendo paints more New 3DS shells. To round out news P2 renders P1 speechless for a full 2 minutes.

 

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UPDATE: 20:00

CCANSWERS: 1:05:32

 

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Curtiss and Lo back on the air together again and it couldn't be a better show! This month we all played Resident Evil Revelations and this duo gives their thoughts on a game available on literally everything!

 

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Doom gets a release date, Switch gets upgrades and Visceral Games is shuttered. We’re playing Castlevania IV and Resident Evil Revelations with the Club. 

 

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UPDATE: 20:12

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This week we're live via Twitch to talk about games, movies and the infamous Nova Scotia Ice Cream Sandwich.

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This week we discuss the closing of the Wii eShop, Final Fantasy 15 story additions and the proper way to hang your toilet paper rolls. The Cartridge Club is playing Super Castlevania and Resident Evil Revelations while Musty Hobbit is showing off his sword on Second Breakfast. Lastly we wind down with some talk about how good it feels to beat games.

 

NEWS: 2:20

Wii eShop Closing: 2:37

Nintendo Restricts Live Streaming: 5:38

Final Fantasy XV Story Add-on: 7:43

Splatfest: 12:23

Andrew House Steps Down: 16:27

 

CCUPDATE: 17:58

Super Castlevania IV: 20:30

Resident Evil Revelations: 21:20

 

Masters of Unlocking: 22:20

Media Mavens: 30:48

STC: 35:10

Bonus Barrel: 40:16

 

QDawgs: 42:50

Second Breakfast: 56:30

 

CCAnswers: 57:30

 

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This month we jump into action with this Classic platformer. Joined by series pros Rae, Yoshi and Adam we talk about Mega Man 2.

 

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Rae

Twitter: @RaeGun2K

 

Yoshi

Twitter: @YoshiKnuckles

 

Adam

Twitter: @novanewf

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

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Level 1  07:52

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Mega Man 2 and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

  • Developer: Capcom

 

    • Publisher: Capcom

 

  • Designer: Keiji Inafune
  • Director: Akira Kitamura
  • Composer: Takashi Tateishi
  • Series: Mega Man
  • Platform(s):

 

      • NES/Famicom

 

  • PlayStation (2, 4)
  • Xbox One
  • GameCube
  • 3DS
  • Wii U
  • NES Classic
  • Release Date: December 24 1988
  • Genre: Action, Platformer

 

Level 2 23:40

Discuss story of the game:

    • Mega Man 2 takes place one year after the original Mega Man. After his initial defeat Dr. Wily, the series' main antagonist, creates his own set of Robot Masters in an attempt to counter Mega Man.

 

  • Characters
  • Metal Man
  • Air Man
  • Bubble Man
  • Quick Man
  • Crash Man
  • Flash Man
  • Heat Man
  • Wood Man
  • Dr. Wily

 

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 45:07

  • Boss order
  • Favourite weapons
  • Memorable moments
  • Difficulty
  • Learning curve
  • Password system

 

Discuss sound: 1:16:47

  • Favourite tracks
  • Discuss sound effects

 

Discuss graphics: 1:27:25

  • Favorite stages
  • Character design

 

Level 3 1:49:07

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 1:58:02

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Super Castlevania 2)

 

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PlayStation Classic ignites a debate between the bros as one of us is convinced the graphics would be a barrier. An RTS based on Ender’s Game and the addition of easy mode in games rounds up the show in one of the most exciting episodes we’ve ever had.

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UPDATE: 35:45
CCANSWERS: 1:03:40

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Curtiss is joined by P2 of the Cartridge Bros to talk about this handheld platforming gem. Will Mega Man ZX be a hero or a zero?

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Sony dominates the news this week with the TGS announcements. We roll into some Masters of Unlocking love and talk up the best blog ever written by Dean Lasagna. Then we hit a topic inspired by Frantic Society and tackle micro transactions.

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Nintendo Nintendo and more Nintendo! This week is chalk full of NES Classic news, Online Apps talk, games coming to Switch and some not. We dive into the Nintendo Direct and shockingly both of us lost interest in a massive RPG. 

 

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Xbox users upgrade to keyboard and mouse and Nintendo Switch games get installed after all. A Hat in Time gets glowing reviews from P2, or at least it would if he could buy a physical copy of it (looking at you Limited Run). Rockstar comes to Switch in the form of an L.A. Noire remake!

Mega Man dominates the Prime and Portable game of the month for September and the new website is up and running like an olympic athlete! 

In our topic we tackle the controversial subject of how to play games. One designer at Nintendo recently said that they have a mentality that they know best how to experience their games and as such they often give you less freedom. 

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CCMission: 53:32

Topic: 55:10

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September 6, 2017

Cartridge Club #48 - Journey

This month we take a stroll through the desert with a game that has been described as the birth of indie gaming on Playstation. Joined by Jake from Polykill and the RF Generation Playcast crew we take a look at Journey.

 

Panel

Jake

Twitter: @theMcAxl | Website: www.polykill.com

 

Rich

Twitter: @thesinglebanana | Website: http://www.rfgeneration.com | Podcast: http://rfgenplaycast.podbean.com

 

Shawn

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Ser Flash

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Level 1  5:00

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

 

 

 

  • Designer: Nicholas Clark, Bryan Singh, Chris Bell
  • Series: Journey
  • Platform(s):

 

 

  • Release Date:
  • PlayStation 3

 

        • NA: March 13, 2012
        • EU: March 14, 2012
        • JP: March 15, 2012
      • PlayStation 4
        • NA: July 21, 2015
        • JP: July 23, 2015

 

 

Level 2

Discuss story of the game: 13:15

  • Journey's story is told wordlessly through gameplay and using cutscenes. The player's character begins on a sand dune in a seemingly endless desert. In the far distance looms a large, foreboding mountain with a glowing crevice that splits its peak. As the character approaches the mountain, they find remnants of a once-thriving civilization, eroded by sand over time. Scattered throughout the ruins at the end of each area are stones at which the traveler rests; these stones give the traveler the vision of meeting a larger, white-robed figure in a circular room, with art on the walls describing the rise and fall of the civilization mirroring the player's journey. The player must also contend with the ancient automatons left over from a war which ended the civilization, and which still roam the city looking for intruders.
  • Cut scenes
  • Symbolic?
  • Did you catch feels?

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 32:21

  • Walking simulator?
  • Smooth learning curve
  • Puzzle difficulty
  • Float, Jump, Interact

 

Discuss sound: 58:05

  • Favourite tracks
  • Discuss sound effects

 

Discuss graphics: 1:04:26

  • Favorite stages
  • Character design

 

Level 3 1:15:46

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 1:27:55

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5 1:32:55

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Mega Man 2)

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Secret of Mana remakes, Limited Run gets it right and Street Fighter 2 is heating up in the news this week. STC tackles the question of would we collect if things weren’t limited and rare and Flock of Nerds releases the best video describing the Cartridge Club ever. Then we celebrate 4 years of the Cartridge Club for our topic!

News: 2:10
CCUpdate: 14:10
CCMission: 43:22
Topic: 47:24
CCAnswers: 59:00

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Host

Curtiss Frisle: @CurtissFrisle

 

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Matt Bandy: @xMattBandyX

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