Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
The Cartridge Family-logo

The Cartridge Family

Video Games >

More Information


United States






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

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” to a number of constructable cardboard cutouts all of which interface in some way with the accompanying Nintendo Switch software of the same name. Naturally, the family’s interest is peaked by this news and so we spend a good portion of time going over this very weird and...

Duration: 01:38:25

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

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 exciting, though, so can you blame us? After our recap of the Nintendo Direct Mini, the family takes a look back at the Xbox Original’s Panzer Dragoon Orta, a game that turned 15 years old just a few days back. Following that, Buffa says “you think that game’s old?” and bestows...

Duration: 01:04:05

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

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 find out. In between the family lineage discussion we do indeed chat about a few recent video game headlines before we hit the fun stuff. Exactly what do we want to accomplish this year in regard to gaming? Listen In! Gaming resolutions are one thing (no one ever sticks to...

Duration: 01:01:12

The Cartridge Family 019 — Our Individual GOTY 2017 Picks

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 anything to do with video games) — nevertheless, the family thought it wise to focus their attention on games, ignoring the politics and scandals some other podcasts might be turning their attention to this week. You know, God’s work. Today’s show is pretty simple. The family got together to discuss their individual favorite games of 2017....

Duration: 00:56:37

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

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 going to potentially threaten ease-of-acces to just about everything you care about on the internet), a topic we felt we needed to discuss due to the impact it could have on our industry and the country at large. It’s not all gloom and doom, though — we still talk about those...

Duration: 00:54:19

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

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 Awards. All and all, it was an interesting event even if you don’t care who wins and loses so be sure to join us as we go over the major announcements that were made during the show. The Game Awards are cool and all, but there’s one thng we all would really rather spend...

Duration: 00:54:26

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

We’ve officially entered the unnoffical end of the games season. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the years-in-the-making followup to the Wii’s sorta-hard-to-find JRPG darling is finally here, courtesy Monolithsoft and Nintendo. My bedroom Nintendo Switch rig (sadly not mentioned on the show) is fully operational and setup for maximum Xeno-ing, so I’ll be (briefly) updating the show with my progression moving forward. On today’s show the family explores their gut reactions to Xenoblade Chronicles...

Duration: 01:07:18

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

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 Fact: If you listen carefully, you can hear my individual shirt buttons popping in between our joyous banter. But enough about me! You’re here for games. I promised everyone a short week on the show but it turns out I was lying through my teeth. Please enjoy a regularly...

Duration: 01:01:27

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

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 one of the most beloved IPs of all time, Star Wars, and shining a hideous light on it. Whatever your stance on the Battlefront II micro-transaction saga, it’s hard to defend EA’s sloppiness in handling the matter. Sure, yes, they’re most definitely listening to fan feedback, but its hard to applaud them for that considering the fact they’re...

Duration: 01:01:23

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

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 gentle spirit would grace the fam with his presence. Little did the fam know the spirit was haunting their very workspace for years and years, oh what a tale… Sorry guys, yeah Andrew joined us this week. It was great to have him. On today’s show, we go over the latest headlines in gaming (including the launch of the most powerful games console...

Duration: 01:00:20

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

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 though I botched the game club) before we dive into the headlines that came out of Paris Games Week, the most notable of which includes Sony’s oddly violent press show. Since it’s a shorter show this week, we follow up headlines with a trip down memory lane as we enjoy the...

Duration: 00:47:11

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

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 Colossus, and Super Mario Odyssey. Admittedly, I am curious about Assassin’s Creed if its indeed the reboot the series has so desperately needed since … always, but the truth is that Super Mario Odyssey is the only aforementioned game that’s had my attention since it’s announcement. Today, on Episode 11 of The Cartridge Family, we touch on these...

Duration: 01:14:44

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

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 Games is officially no more, EA’s long-time in-house studio best known for the Dead Space franchise. Visceral, however, contributed more than just Dead Space to gaming’s history so the fam got together this week to try and remember some of their work in between our usual antics. On Episode 010 (double digits!), we’ll go over some big headlines...

Duration: 01:07:38

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

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 participation in a ‘90s FMV game before we try and pinpoint the exact moment SE (Space Era) began along the course of human history. The family is clearly breathing those Friday the 13th fumes because today is just no ordinary day. It’s a wild ride, but a fun one and we do hope you’ll join us for it. Also on today’s show are some gaming headlines from...

Duration: 01:01:09

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

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 Orange Box. You remember, right? It had a bunch of Half-Life 2 episodes and Portal and Team Fortress 2. What a great collection. Also, we gotta stop doing this segments because we’re all feeling really old after we finish these. This episode also includes a rundown of a selection of recent gaming releases and headlines followed by a brief...

Duration: 01:03:14

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

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, since John and I have been playing it. We’ll get Buffa in on the fun as we discuss the SNES Classic Edition’s Launch, and what the original hardware release meant to us as younger folk. He and Vin had the pleasure of attending the launch event in NYC too, so we’ll hear all...

Duration: 01:08:26

The Cartridge Family 006 — SNES Classic Edition Review Roundup

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 missed out on his SNES expertise which likely would’ve made for a more enriching show. However, what we have for you is a silly and entertaining run through of all the games that come shipped with Nintendo’s new all-in-one retro console. Before that, however, we’ll run through some recent headlines in the gaming world but for the most part you can...

Duration: 01:05:31

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

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 slightly on Destiny 2’s post game content. This week’s discussion topics include the announcement that Bethesda’s Doom and upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are headed to the Nintendo Switch. Buffa is especially smitten with the topic considering he’s been eyeing...

Duration: 01:04:23

The Cartridge Family 004 - A Destiny 2 Launch Week Celebration

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 from the original Destiny and if Destiny 2’s gravity has us falling back into the RNG grind. Here’s a spoiler for ya: yeah, we’re back in. We cap things off with John’s updated take on Sonic Mania, Joe take a quick lashing, and then we all part ways ready to explore another...

Duration: 00:47:31

The Cartridge Family 003 - Sonic Mania is for Adults

On this Episode ... We go over the latest releases in gaming, discuss Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle briefly, go over PS4's console-exclusive Absolver, and finally Joe complains that Sonic Mania is too hard because he is a little, itty-bitty baby.

Duration: 00:54:21

See More