The Cartridge Family

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A weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you the latest and least latest in gaming. That's right, we’re stuck in the past, present, and future. Welcome to the family.

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The Cartridge Family 075 - Galaxy Unpacked, Game Journaling, Tesla Gaming, Forfeiting

August 16th, 2019

1:09:24

On today's 75th episode of The Cartridge Family, the fam enjoys ill Buffa's recounting of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Conferece which he attended in Brooklyn just a few short weeks ago. We go on to discuss John's new …

The Cartridge Family 074 - Jason's Back, Fire Emblem is Alright, Ninja Jumps Twitch, Modern Warfare is Metal

August 2nd, 2019

1:10:55

Ninja surprised the world today with his big announcement that he's moving away from his trusty Vitamix in favor of his namesake Ninja Mixer, which he claims will "blend all of my smoothies real good". A dash of …

The Cartridge Family 073 - Edith Finch, Don't Throw Your Cat, Ultimate Alliance 3: What'd You Expect

July 26th, 2019

1:16:45

On today's episode of everyone's favorite gaming (adjacent) podcast, The Cartridge Family, we learn all about special guest Jason Onorad's famous Filent Mignon and how he can, in fact, treat a block of tofu in the same …

The Cartridge Family 072 - Blazing Chrome, Redadcted Gaming, and the Dog Urine Days of Summer

July 18th, 2019

1:09:17

Be sure to beat the heat this summer and keep that dial tuned to the The Cartridge Family FM, a brand new radio station in the year of our Lord, 2019, ran entirely by us, The Cartridge Family. While you're out there …

The Cartridge Family 071 - Weekend Edition: Asif's Encore, Nintendo Switch Lite, Mario Maker 2

July 14th, 2019

49:16

Congratulations to you in your discovery of this, the first Weekend Edition of our beloved podcast. What does Weekend Edition mean, exactly? Well, it …

The Cartridge Family 070: Independence Day 2019: Asif Joins Us For Super Mario Maker 2 Royale, NBA 2K20, Metal Wolf Chaos XD

July 4th, 2019

1:05:45

The boys and special guest Asif Khan gather 'round the proverbial campfire and bloviate about Super Mario Maker 2 for the majority of today's show. …

The Cartridge Family 069 - The Joe and John Power Hour 2000 Deluxe

June 28th, 2019

1:15:10

All the best teams come in threes. A few years back we had Lebron, Wade, and Bosh carrying Miami to a championship or two. Also, you have the Three Stooges, and how can we forget, the classic tri-nucleous American …

The Cartridge Family 068 - Post-(E)3 Show 2019 - The End of The Fam as You Know It (TM)

June 17th, 2019

1:20:44

It pains me to announce that the fam isn't getting along. The father-fathers are threatening a divorce or something while the father-brother is pleading to them and insisting they stay together for the father-brothers. …

The Cartridge Family 067 - PRE-3 Show 2019 - Featuring Top Notes of Kaffir Lime and Winter Lemon

June 7th, 2019

1:02:48

It's the Friday before E3 2019 and hype is mounting as we enter a press-conference packed weekend. Buffa and John are packing their bags and soaring across the land to bring you first-hand reactions and impressions from …

The Cartridge Family 066 - E3 2019 Predictions, The Cartridge Family Sitcom, Joe Beats Down Buffa

May 31st, 2019

1:12:39

E3 approaches and with it our predictions for everybody's favorite video-game trade show. The family gathers 'round the dinner table and dishes on their gaming hopes, dreams, and outlandish wishes. Beforehand, however, …

The Cartridge Family 065 - Oculus Quest Impressions, Resident Evil on Switch, Xbox Fridge, Street Meat

May 24th, 2019

1:08:32

Come one, come all to the 65th episode of The Cartrige Family. Today, we enjoy Buffa and John's new Oculus Quest ownership and the heartaches of …

The Cartridge Family 064 - How to write a Sub-Title for a Bubsy Game, Celebrating the Nintendo 64

May 17th, 2019

54:30

[Spoiler Warning] We discuss Game of Thrones Season 8 a bit early in the show, between 11:00-17:00. The boys got together a bit early this week (two …

The Cartridge Family 063 - Whiplash (2014) Depreciation-cast

May 10th, 2019

1:12:01

You'll hear me preface the show with something similar, but I wanted to kick things off this week by announcing a small pivot in our approach to The Cartridge Family. John, Chris, and myself all enjoy gaming a little …

The Cartridge Family 062 - Hibernation's Over

May 3rd, 2019

1:16:12

Welcome to May, 2019. Shall we just pretend we didn't take a multi-month recording hiatus? I won't tell if you don't. On today's show the boys catch …

The Cartridge Family 061 - Santa's Salt Gun and the 19 Q Magoo

December 21st, 2018

1:29:10

The end is approaching! Well, the end of 2018. End of the year episodes are known for deep reflection, reminiscing on memories and getting into intense arguments about what is the true definition of a video game mascot.

The Cartridge Family 060 - The Real Game Awards 2018

December 7th, 2018

1:20:23

The Game Awards were last night (and, for some, this morning), and in the middle of all the pomp and circumstance (who was Christoph Waltz wearing?!) …

The Cartridge Family 059 - Obsidian's Tease, Games in your Tesla, Playstation Classic

November 30th, 2018

1:16:22

Happy last day of November to you on this final Friday of the month. We've got just a few more weeks in the year left and, as a result, we're winding …

The Cartridge Family 058 - Soylentgiving, Pokemon Lets Go, Game Awards 2018 Chat

November 21st, 2018

1:13:24

On today's show we learn that John is a pig murderer. We also, however, talk about games on today's show. It's a lighter week as far as news goes, but we discuss the release of Battlefield 5, learn about Andrew's early …

The Cartridge Family 057 - High Resolution Pokémon + Lets Go Pikachu, Nintendo of Russia Stream Issues

November 16th, 2018

1:17:07

I have some mixed emotions on Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is objectively amazing. It is sometimes, however, at odd's with itself. Of course, if you're curious about my feelings here, my recommended method of …

The Cartridge Family 056 - Smash Direct Recap, Diablo III on Switch, Red Dead's Realism

November 2nd, 2018

1:04:02

It's been difficult to make time for Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that demands your attention and deserves to. It's a big, beautiful world out …

The Cartridge Family 055 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Release, Rockstar Exposé, John at the Airport

October 26th, 2018

1:10:57

I've never been much of a mainstream guy. I'm no hipster; I shop almost exclusively at Old Navy. When it comes to gaming, though, I'm not usually the one reaching for Call of Duty or Fortnite. This isn't a protest or …

The Cartridge Family 054 - Discord Nitro Games, PS4 Bricked Consoles, Rockstar Games Crunch

October 19th, 2018

1:20:56

John and I spent a day or two in Ohio with the Janitor (proper noun) himself, Asif Khan, this week. While we were there, we discussed all sorts of things including the state of the games industry, the housing market, …

The Cartridge Family 053 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review, Star Citzen

October 12th, 2018

1:07:52

Sometimes my father brothers travel long distances to do work outside of the country. Right now is one of those times. They're all away. All of them. So, I'm left here to fend for myself and somehow put together a …

The Cartridge Family 052 - Bungie's Matter, New Switch Hardware, Harry Potter RPG, Journalism Ethics

October 5th, 2018

1:23:55

It's that time of the year again, folks! Things are moving quickly and getting more interesting with each passing day. We've got patent news from …

The Cartridge Family 051 - Sony Learns To Share, Nintendo Online Cloud Storage, Telltale Woes

September 28th, 2018

1:22:17

It's nice to be back into the swing of things here. Needless to say, the fam wasn't getting their much-needed chator gamingfix until we got back on our usual podcasting grind. Onto today's episode: If you're anything …

The Cartridge Family 050 - John Platinums Spiderman, Joe Sucks, Vigilante Buffa, Same Old Andrew

September 21st, 2018

1:15:40

So, first of all, many apologies for the multi-week gap in our content schedule. I would like to formally say that "We're Back" and things should be …

The Cartridge Family 049 - Gamescom, Vin is Back, LG Robot Legs, Octopath Pt. 4

August 24th, 2018

1:45:40

Its been about a year since we started this podcast. Last summer, myself, John Benyamine, Chris Buffa, and Vin Genova took control of your ears and …

The Cartridge Family 048 - Dead Cells, Smash Bros, Red Dead II, Game Preservation

August 10th, 2018

1:24:46

We’re coming up on fifty episodes of The Cartridge Family, already. Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday we were digging into our very first show, green as can be, naive and ready for anything. Yet here we …

The Cartridge Family 047 - Toxicity in Gaming, Apple Affiliate Program, Octopath Traveler Pt. 3

August 3rd, 2018

1:55:32

The Cartridge Family, if you're new to the show, is a podcast where four (long-time and short-time) games industry fellas get together every week to talk about what's going on and what used to be going on. We try and …

The Cartridge Family 046 - New Labo, No Man's Sky NEXT, Octopath Traveler Game Club Pt. 2

July 27th, 2018

1:56:57

After last week’s mayhem, we’re finally settled and back in our usual groove. Half the family is still neck deep in Octopath Travelerwhile the Father-Father’s are busy with other less important and interesting games. …

The Cartridge Family 045 - Octopath Traveler Game Club Pt. 1

July 20th, 2018

47:12

John’s fault. He messed up. So, this week you don’t get to enjoy our usual, gaming-drenched banter. Instead, Andrew and I dive deep into Octopath …

The Cartridge Family 044 - Robot John & The Worst Episode Ever, Octopath Release, Dying Light 2 Chat

July 13th, 2018

55:42

Brace yourselves. Today’s the day you’ve had marked on your calendar for months and months. No, not because you’ve been looking forward to the upcoming JRPG, Octopath Traveler, but because you’re childishly supertitious …

The Cartridge Family 043 - Amy Hennig's New Studio, Ubisoft Nonsense, Anthem Gameplay

July 6th, 2018

1:10:58

Today marks only one more week until Andrew and I are neck deep in Octopath Traveler. It just occurred to me that they never actually named the game; they simply removed ‘Project’ from the front of it. I’m hoping that’s …

The Cartridge Family 042 - Andrew Hosts, Witcher 3 Complete, Kojumbo Does it Again

June 29th, 2018

1:07:14

When you live in the presence of genius, it’s allure and power are undeniable. When a true artist creates, unhinged from the confines of Big Brother, …

The Cartridge Family 041 - A Bunch of E3 Stuff, This Time Buffa Gets the Beatdown

June 22nd, 2018

1:10:23

I’ll tell you something. Listen close. Sometimes, it all becomes too much to repress. The emotion. The grind. It really gets to you after forty episodes. Sometimes, you just need to blow off a little steam. Sometimes it …

The Cartridge Family 040 - PrE3 Extravaganza 2018

June 8th, 2018

1:14:25

Stop reading this. Hit play and listen to us talk. This is a podcast, after all. Still here? If you insist. We’re excited for E3 2018. It’s a few days away and we’re feeling like children again. The excitement is …

The Cartridge Family 039 - Pokemon Switch News, Ghost of Tsushima, Pick 5 Games For The Year

June 1st, 2018

1:15:45

Do you hear the march of the E3 Army in the distance? They approach, swords in hand, ready to conquer your wallet and monopolize your free time. The …

The Cartridge Family 038 - Detroit: Become Human, N64 Classic, PS4's Geriatric Phase

May 25th, 2018

1:11:44

As the E3 excitement mounts around us, the family gathers once again to discuss video games, their most favorite of pasttimes. It was an interesting week in gaming: Detroit: Become Humanreleased, Best Buy canned their …

The Cartridge Family 037 - E3 Predictions, Leaks and Rumors, Gamer Rage

May 18th, 2018

1:01:53

We’ve had trouble getting the full fam together lately, but that’s because we’re all so busy learning about, writing about and travelling for the …

The Cartridge Family 036 - Nintendo Online Service, No Virtual Console, 19Q Magoo

May 11th, 2018

1:12:49

The Cartridge Family have always had noble pursuits when it comes to spending time together. When the holiday season comes ‘round, the boys are sure …

The Cartridge Family 035 — Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, E3 Approaches, Working in the Games Press

May 4th, 2018

1:16:32

The Cartridge Familyis a foursome of (talented and handsome) (sort of) young individuals who make a living in the games journalism industry. When I was younger, thinking about careers, I’d often revisit the idea of …

The Cartridge Family 034 — Nintendo Labo Hands On, God of War Impressions, The Most Lethal Beatdown

April 27th, 2018

1:05:24

I thought John was headed to Croatia for business. He said it was for business. It turns out he was harvesting 30 year old landmines for the purposes …

The Cartridge Family 033 — Nintendo Labo, Yakuza 6, God of War, Battle Royale Fever

April 20th, 2018

59:02

It’s always nice to have guests here at the Cartridge House (yes, capital H). Today, Josh Hawkins of Greenlit Content decided to grace us with his God of Warknowledge and so much more. Besides our favorite Nordic …

The Cartridge Family 032 — My Nordic Daddy, Billy Mitchell’s Fall From Grace, XBox Back-Compat

April 13th, 2018

1:01:01

This is a safe space. You can speak your mind here. It’s okay to admit to yourself and everyone around you that you wish your dad was an enormous, …

The Cartridge Family 031 — Persona 5 Update, Unintentionally Spooky Games, DQXI This Summer

March 29th, 2018

59:58

It’s been a good year for me (re: games), and things are only getting better. Example A: I’m knee deep in Persona 5, which of course came out last …

The Cartridge Family 030 — Nindies Showcase, Sea of Thieves, Wii Virtual Console Ambitions

March 23rd, 2018

1:03:46

Spring is here. It is spring now. If I keep saying that, it’ll eventually become true. At least I have companionship during these cold and snowy …

The Cartridge Family 029 — Stuff We Missed, Toys R Closing, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Drake’s Fortnite

March 15th, 2018

1:01:54

Let’s start by saying — we’re so very sorry for not getting a show out last week. The irony here is that last week’s news was the perfect fodder for an episode of The Cartridge Family and yet no episode was delivered. …

The Cartridge Family 028 — Into the Breach, PS+ Bloodborne, Battlefield V set in WWII

March 2nd, 2018

1:05:43

Man, Into the Breach sure looks fun. I wish I had something to play it on. Luckily, Andrew’s got the scoop today on the hot new tactics game from FTL developer Subset Games. On today’s show we discuss the latest notable …

The Cartridge Family 027 — We Don’t Like Well-Liked Games, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Yume Nikki Game Club

February 23rd, 2018

1:26:05

I remember back in middle school when Papa Roach was dropping dimes right and left, my peers were scribbling his poetic rantings in their notebook …

The Cartridge Family 025 — Monster Hunter VS Destiny, Dead or Alive Xtreme Gross Volleyball

February 9th, 2018

1:08:32

It’s pretty remarkable that Destiny originally released over 3 years ago (there I go again contemplating my own finite mortality). Since release, along with that of it’s sequel, Destiny has carved out a place for …

The Cartridge Family 024 — Red Dead 2 This Holiday, Shadow of the Colossus, More Game Remakes Welcome

February 2nd, 2018

1:05:07

We got the family to all (almost all) sit down to dinner together in the same room. I said, in my strictest of tones “put away your phones, remove your elbows from the table, and sit up straight for it is time to …

The Cartridge Family 023 — Celeste Fever, BioWare Delays Anthem, Big Backlog Regret

January 26th, 2018

55:47

I am a selfish person, so I’m going to kick off things here by letting you all know that blissful 2D platforming has made a triumphant return in the …

The Cartridge Family 022 — Nintendo Labo, David Cage’s Quantic Dream, 19Q Magoo Round Two

January 19th, 2018

1:38:26

Nintendo’s history of releasing quirky, exciting gaming peripherals continues with the announcement of Nintendo Labo, coming this spring. If you haven’t yet learned about Labo, the product comes packed with “blueprints” …

The Cartridge Family 021 — Nintendo Direct Mini, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Zendocon Drinking Game

January 13th, 2018

1:04:06

Most of you are well aware that The Cartridge Family is an elaborate front for the fam’s Nintendo Switch enthusiast fan-club, but we sincerely make no effort this show to conceal our true form. Nintendo Directs are …

The Cartridge Family 020 — Gaming Resolutions 2018, What We’re Looking Forward to, Burning Rangers

January 5th, 2018

1:01:13

It’s good to be back! The family was all in attendance today, and thank goodness they were because we did spend some time going over the family tree today — just exactly who is Papa Cartridge? You’ll have to listen to …

The Cartridge Family 019 — Our Individual GOTY 2017 Picks

December 22nd, 2017

56:38

Thus marks the end of an eventful trip around the sun. This year provided us with a variety of events on which to reflect (almost none of which have …

The Cartridge Family 018 — Joe + Andrew Duo Show, Net Neutrality Repeal, GOTY Overhaul

December 15th, 2017

54:20

Leave it to that classic dynamic duo (Andrew and Joe) to steer an otherwise lighthearted podcast into a dark place. The twosome spend this episode going over the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal (you know, the one that’s …

The Cartridge Family 017 — The Game Awards 2017, The Day Sonic Was Born, Boogerman

December 8th, 2017

54:27

So, we’re in the 2nd week of December now which means there’s even less happening in games than last week. But, honestly that’s not really true considering all the exciting stuff that happend during this year’s The Game …

The Cartridge Family 016 — Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Arrives, John is King Magoo

December 1st, 2017

1:07:19

We’ve officially entered the unnoffical end of the games season. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the years-in-the-making followup to the Wii’s …

The Cartridge Family 015 — Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp & What We’re Thankful For

November 27th, 2017

1:01:28

It was a long weekend for the fam. Too much food, too little sleep, and then some more food. In the midst of our eating, we sat down to discuss the world of games, which happens to be our favorite of all the worlds. Fun …

The Cartridge Family 014 — EA’s Scared, Disney’s Angry, Andrew’s Giving Skyrim One More Chance

November 20th, 2017

1:01:25

So this week we had no choice but to focus on the obvious: EA is on their knees, begging for Walt’s head’s mercy, profusely apologizing for taking …

The Cartridge Family 013 — Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Best Game of October 2017, Super Mario Galaxy, Greendog

November 10th, 2017

1:00:21

There came a-knockin’ in the night. It was a young, but cunning sir by the name of Zucosky — Andrew Zucosky. It was foretold by the Podgods that a …

The Cartridge Family 012 — Super Mario Odyssey, Paris Games Week, Loot Boxes, Violent Game Trailers

November 3rd, 2017

47:13

Hello again! So, we did our Halloween show last week even though this week we brought out the skeleton crew. On this week’s episode, Buffa and I sit down and discuss our deep adoration for Super Mario Odyssey (even …

The Cartridge Family 011 — Super Mario Odyssey and Our Favorite Spooky Games

October 27th, 2017

1:14:45

A historic day in gaming, no doubt: October 27th, 2017 is a packed one with the release of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New …

The Cartridge Family 010 — Nintendo Switch Obsessed, Visceral Memorial, Dead Space is 9 Years Old

October 20th, 2017

1:07:39

We had an eventful week, there’s no doubt about it. And, while most of this week’s news was fun and games, some of it was disheartening. Visceral …

The Cartridge Family 009 - Night Trap 25th Anniversary, Destiny 2 Just Fell Apart, Death Clock Featuring Scottie Pippen

October 13th, 2017

1:01:10

Buckle up for The Cartridge Family’s weirdest outing yet. On today’s show we acknowledge the rule of 3s as it pertains to Scottie Pippen’s …

The Cartridge Family 008 — The Orange Box Rules, The Lost Levels are Tough, PS Now Completely Sucks

October 6th, 2017

1:03:15

It seems in our old age we’ve succumbed to the warm embrace of nostalgia. This week, we again look back in time at Valve’s most delectable release,

The Cartridge Family 007 — A Look Back: Halo 3, SNES Memories, and Cuphead

September 29th, 2017

1:08:27

In this episode we’ll go over the latest headlines in gaming before chatting about what Halo 3 (released 10 years ago this month) meant to us way back when. We’ll discuss Cuphead, an homage to cartoons from the 1930s, …

The Cartridge Family 006 — SNES Classic Edition Review Roundup

September 22nd, 2017

1:05:32

When Buffa’s away, the children play. Unfortunately Papa Buff had to take care of his other children during today’s recording, so we definitely …

The Cartridge Family 005 - Doom and Wolfenstein II on Nintendo Switch

September 15th, 2017

1:04:25

On this week’s show we go over the latest game releases, talk a bit about the Nintendo Direect that aired a few days ago and the headlines it brought with it, and finally, because I can’t help myself we touch ever so …

The Cartridge Family 004 -  A Destiny 2 Launch Week Celebration

September 8th, 2017

47:32

Bungie’s Destiny 2 is finally upon us and we’re committed to deciding if its been worth the wait or not. Join us today as we enjoy a story-spoiler free discussion about what Destiny 2 is all about, how its different …

The Cartridge Family 003 - Sonic Mania is for Adults

September 1st, 2017

54:22

On this Episode ... We go over the latest releases in gaming, discuss Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle briefly, go over PS4's console-exclusive …

002 - How Come No One Talks About League

August 25th, 2017

41:43

Well, I feel like a schmuck. It’s episode two and we’re already breaking format because certain Cartridge Family members just had to take precious vacations, visit Germany for Gamescom, and give birth (not literally …

001 - Nintendo Switch at the Gynecologist

August 18th, 2017

55:26
Hello and welcome to very first episode of The Cartridge Family - we're so excited to have you join us as we discuss what's happening this week in …
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