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, 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!


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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CCMission: 59:30

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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

CCAnswers: 1:09:46






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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.




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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
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  • 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



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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


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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 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!

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CCMission: 43:22
Topic: 47:24
CCAnswers: 59:00

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