The Cartridge Family: Episode 001 - Nintendo Switch at the Gynecologist

Check out the debut episode from our friends at The Cartridge Family podcast. Finally, a new podcast to sink your ears into.


Calm down, buddy. We all know what you’re thinking. You’re desperate for a podcast that speaks to you—no, speaks to your soul. A podcast that feels like your mind is being opened like a cracked coconut, a podcast that infiltrates your very life-force. We get it because we’re all looking for that, too.

As it happens, today’s your lucky day. The Cartridge Family has arrived on your podcast app’s doorstep and is ready to carry you away to another world—a world so ripe with good feelings and the latest information on gaming, that it’s literally bursting out from the very seams of your smartphone, device, or workstation. That’s right, thus dawns a new era of podcast-listening, the era of The Cartridge Family.

We hope you’ll enjoy episode one of our new show, as we discuss the Crackdown 3 Delay, the mass’s affection for Sonic Mania, and of course the upcoming release of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. We’ll tease John about his upcoming trip to Cologne, Germany for GamesCom before taking a slightly cynical look at the upcoming Xbox One X launch. Things will wrap up with a hot take on NBA Live 18, and the curious case of the missing Virtual Console.

On this week's episode: Vincent Genova, Chris Buffa, John Benyamine, and Joe Stasio.

Thanks for listening and be sure to tune in next week for Episode 002.

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From The Chatty
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    August 18, 2017 4:30 PM

    Joe Stasio posted a new article, The Cartridge Family: Episode 001 - Nintendo Switch at the Gynecologist

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      August 18, 2017 5:20 PM

      So, what is this podcast about? "Guys talking about Video games" or there some angle that makes it different?

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        August 18, 2017 5:55 PM

        No web page for the podcast at all, so..

        Who are these people?
        Do they have any experience in game journalism or commentary or the industry in general?
        They kinda tried to define a unique identity at the very end with the "no download generation" thing, kinda, sorta, i guess
        Is this podcast affiliated with the Shack? Are any of these folks on chatty?
        Is this recorded face-to-face or is it one done over some voIP solution?

        TBH this feels like a giant bomb clone wannabe

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          August 18, 2017 5:58 PM

          doing some digging, seems one of the guys is the Shacknews co-owner John Benyamine (hammersuit)

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            August 18, 2017 9:36 PM

            Stasio has been around a while

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      August 19, 2017 3:26 PM

      Hey watcherxp, right now it's just a podcast we are doing with some free time. If there's a unique angle, it is that we have been part of the industry for a bit, we are getting out there with companies and devs on a regular basis, and hopefully can have some decent banter. Or not. We will see! But thanks for listening.

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        August 19, 2017 3:39 PM

        Cool, might put that forward, the audience has no idea of to you guys are and why we should care.

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          August 19, 2017 7:08 PM

          Ya that's fair enough, thanks for the feedback!

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            August 19, 2017 7:09 PM

            Yah, my point is that it just came out of nowhere without even a basic blurb or mission or any context.

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              August 21, 2017 5:14 AM

              This is a perfectly reasonable take--we'll do some proper introductions this coming week. Definitely appreciate the listen and the feedback! -Joe S

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