No Cartridge Audio

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By: Trevor Strunk

Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week. In addition, guests will periodically share their own aesthetic and personal experiences with games in conversation! Subscribe to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/hegelbon if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

Patch Notes 2.25 - Have Sex With the Devil
Last Friday at 2:37 PM

*News:* * Great. A Marvel Firaxis game. https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/03/xcom-style-avengers-game-from-2k-is-real-so-is-the-rest-of-the-leak/ * Naughty Dog spooling up for a big standalone multiplayer game https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1402566836273750016 *Our Games:* * Jonathan: Magic: Legends * Trev:Β N/A Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 186 - The Podcast Person
Last Wednesday at 5:42 PM

We welcome back Chris Person to talk about games, politics, the deeply strange overtones of Far Cry 6, and what it means to work in games media these days. I'd tell you more but cmon, it's Chris, you know it's fun as hell. Thanks to Julian for the wonderful production!! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Katanagatari Episode 1
Last Tuesday at 2:05 PM

Trev and Piss embark upon a new tale! A.... SWORD tale, even. The first episode of our Summer Special, Katanagatari, is here. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.24 - Cream Cheese Wonton, Things of That Nature
06/04/2021

Crab-less rangoon, new Sonic game, Horizon: Manifest Destiny, FFXIV: Endwalker, Twitch finally legalizes sexy, Mass Effect Legendary, Trev's backlog. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Vampire Hunter D (1985)
05/31/2021

It's the summer of D baby! Trev and Piss watch Vampire Hunter D (1985) and discuss extremely aesthetic bodily bifurcations, cyborg horses, and hanging a portrait of Dracula in your castle like a picture of Don Corleone in a pizza joint. This movie is cool. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.23 - Ignominious Games Network ft. @ugarles
05/22/2021

*bill joel voice* One day late, sorry guys, producer must apologize/ IGN, Palestine, Charles Ugarles is on the line/ Apple vs Epic fight, podcasting lawyer's delight/ Ubisoft free to play, WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO SAY? Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge After Dark - Boop of Neopia ft @alecrobbins
05/19/2021

Monsieur Boop himself Alec Robbins joins Trev and Liv on this #rare mainline edition of No Cartridge After Dark. Our heroes discuss Alec's projects past and future, his history with gaming, and a quick single-round trivia game of "STING or FLEA"? Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 185 - Funland ft. @ZaaackKoootzer
05/12/2021

Zack Kotzer is here to talk about the launch of @FUNLANDmag, being "Queer GamePro" without pigeonholing yourself, and some quick opinions about what Ray Smuckles' voice should and shouldn't have sounded like. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


K:D Ratio 1 - Homicide S1S1 (Patreon Unlock)
05/10/2021

Hey! Double episode today, produced by me. Welcome to the new project I'm planning for the patreon -- daily recordings, varying in length, focus, approach, quality, etc, as a way to get all the thoughts I'm desperate to get out...well, out. As long as I can manage it, we're doing daily stuff, keeping the favorites you love on the main and premium feed. And if you're not a patron yet, it's patreon.com/nocartridge and five bucks gets you all of these that are fit to print! Music is Yaphet Kotto - "First Meetings Agreement" Support this podcast at β€” ht...


Patch Notes 2.22 - Bombe GΓ©ante
05/07/2021

Jonny and Trevvy spend the WHOLE DANG EPISODE*** discussing everybody's favorite website named Giant Bomb, Giant Bomb. ***not counting nearly twenty minutes of nonsense at the front Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 184: The Clothes Make the Man, 47 ft @utopianhorizons
05/05/2021

Paul from Utopian Horizons stops by for an enlivening conversation about objects in games: the trad-masculine assumptions of meat as a health restorative, the tyranny of the obligatory minimap, and a surprisingly earned pivot from Fortnite to police militarization. photo credit: Tom Napper ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/75788388@N00/ ) Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Daily Lives of Highschool Boys 4-6
05/03/2021

Piss and I return to discuss more of our favorite times with our favorite teens...wait let me restart that. Teenage life as only the perpetually funny and inventive Daily Lives of Highschool Boys could bring it to you, with production by Julian! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge After Dark - Adios (it's the name of the game, no one's leaving)
04/30/2021

Liv and Trev engage in some lovely cross-promo by reviewing a game by a former main show guest- Doc Squiddy's Adios. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 183 - Albany, NY: Profaned Capital ft @byyourlogic
04/28/2021

The Ape Connoisseur himself, Felix Biederman makes his triumphant return to the show with an extended discussion of From Software's most-podcasted-about series. We've got Souls chat, we've got Bloodborne talk, we've got Sekiro seshing, and a rewarding meditation on what the Blighttown of NYC is. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - The Daily Lives of High School Boys 4-6
04/26/2021

More Trev, more Piss, more coffee, more Lives, more High School Boys. Episodes 4-6! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.21 - The Damn PS3 Has No Games
04/23/2021

Jon and Trev discuss the resplendent B-Game-ness of Outriders, 2021's sparse calendar in general, Days Gone, The Epic Metaverse, and tons of other stupid garbage. Enjoy! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 182 - A 2004-Ass Color Scheme (in the cool way) ft. @scarlettmiracle
04/21/2021

Miri (@scarlettmiracle) joins us to chat about Othercide, an extremely Aesthetic tactical roguelike that you may have unjustly overlooked! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - The Daily Lives of High School Boys 1-3
04/19/2021

Trev and Piss return! This week we are embarking on a NEW ANIME PROGRAM. The Daily Lives of High School Boys episodes 1-3! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge Throwback: Leyawn Patreon FREE
04/17/2021

Hello! We are light on episodes this week so I thought why not give everyone a treat now that the book is done. One of my fav Q&A's from way back when with Leon @leyawn Chang is here, in full old 2017 quality and style. Would people like these to return? They could! Love ya Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge After Dark - Thick Bugs Not Welcome
04/12/2021

Everyone's pal Liv (@aveyclub) returns to the After Dark to talk exploration in gaming! PHYSICIAN'S WARNING: Contains a non-trivial amount of Australia Chat. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 181: [Caption Missing]
04/08/2021

What is the appeal of non-translated works? Is it a way of exoticising something in an othering way? Or is it a way of divorcing parts of a story from themselves? And do videogames do this in a way that would differ from other media? In other words, is there something outside of the regressive gawking at the "other" in our enjoyment of untranslated work, or is it simply not all that interesting at all? Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.20 - Vaccine Hunter: Rise
04/02/2021

Trevor says the phrase "My daughter's karate dojo teamed up with a local dermatologist". Sony unceremoniously murders the PS3 and Vita store. Activision fucks with CoD matchmaking. Warner Bros. makes a Looney Tunes gacha game. Reality continues to unravel. Snyder Cut. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 180 - Gaming and The Sluts
03/25/2021

A solo episode! I discuss experimental literature while musing on Dennis Cooper's The Sluts and Kathy Acker and ask why we don't have experimental games in the same way. The answer will reveal a bit about how medium expectations impact art in a way I think will be rewarding for all. Or not, but hell, I tried OK. Viewer discretion advised on this one for some intense descriptions of sexualized violence. Production also by the one and only Julian! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.19 - FaZe Clan is NOT for the Children
03/19/2021

Da Boyz are back to converse about the news of the week! Gail Simone's dumb comic antics, Meyers Leonard's terrible racism antics, Star Citizen's depressing money laundering antics, and more! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 179 - Dinner for Shmups (ft. @ marc_normandin)
03/17/2021

Series regular Marc Normandin is BACK to chat about RetroXP- his ambitious substack project ranking the top 101 Nintendo-published games. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.18 - Trev and JondaVision
03/12/2021

Our boys hop through the news of the week, starting with some dismal comics chat! We also cover EA slowly allowing BioWare to maybe become good again, the ongoing disaster of Hogwarts Legacy, and the "bad death" of Valve's Artifact. Yay! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 178 - Sean McTiernan and the Creeping Australia
03/10/2021

Sean McTiernan (All Units, Hundreds of Pixelated Dead Bodies) stops by for some incisive talk about the mundane and dumb kernel at the core of cost-benefit games criticism, and indeed much of our entire relationship with media in 2021! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.17 - Crazy Miserable Sex Tourism
03/05/2021

Trev and Jon return from a brief vacation, President Biden demands PS5s for the masses, Anthem goes to live on a lovely farm upstate, and Bloodlines 2 continues to not exist as a video game. :( Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 177: The Odyssey (Working Title) ft. @illybocean
03/03/2021

Boonta Vista's own Andrew "Illybocean" shows up to have an actually interesting version of the Scorsese v. Marvel debate, chat about AAA games that buckle under their own ambition, and how Nintendo may in fact be very good at what they do after all. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 176: Dia Lacina's Revenge
02/27/2021

Friend of the show Dia returns for some chat on FFXIV, as well as plenty of classic NC digressions into FFXI, Ultima Online, MUDs and lots of talk about pissing into a jug. Anyone who had "Trevor effortlessly explains an MMO's fast travel mechanic as a resolving dialectic" on your bingo card, congratulations! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 175: Just Trevin'
02/26/2021

No Cartridge Monarch Trevor Strunk does a solo episode to tackle some of the big questions of Cultural Studies, and chart the direction of the show to come in the next few months. What is the origin and purpose of the Western Canon? Is "Is Thor Ragnarok Anti-Colonial?" an acceptable title for an essay? Find out within! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Kyousougiga 7 & 8
02/19/2021

Piss and Half-Vaccinated Trevor link up to discuss Kyousougiga episodes 7 and 8. Cool! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.16 - Victura Games are Imperialist Running Dogs
02/17/2021

Jon and Trev discuss the CDProjekt hacks, Shrek, putting Shrek into games, Resident Evil: Shrek, the horrific, naked propaganda of Six Days in Fallujah, Pedro Pascal, and other exciting and stupid topics of the week. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Kyousougiga 4-6
02/12/2021

Hot on the heels of episodes 1-3, Trev and Piss are back with Kyousougiga episodes 4 -6! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 174: Preserving Worlds ft. @dereklmurphy & @mitchellzemil
02/09/2021

Mitch and Derek of Means TV's Preserving Worlds stop by to discuss the nitty-gritty and whimsy of their video game archival work with Trevor. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Kyousougiga 1-3
02/07/2021

NEW SHOW SHOW! Trevor and Piss return with a benevolent vengeance for the first new animated program coverage of the new year- Kyousougiga episodes 1-3. This is a dimension-hopping not-quite-slice-of-life show about Kyoto that has a premise it's much easier to read about on Wikipedia than in an episode summary. Enjoy! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.15 - Jet Set Biden Future
01/24/2021

Jon and Trev boldly enter the New Year. Things we are leaving in 2020: Cyberpunk takes (we go back on this one immediately)! Okay that's it I guess. The past is a ghost that will haunt us forever. Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Wallscroll - Roujin Z
01/20/2021

Trev and Piss return with a vengeance to discuss 1991's Roujin Z, a film about a robotic geriatric care bed that has some real Themes. It's written by the guy who wrote Akira and despite what people say is definitely NOT a comedy! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


No Cartridge 173: Confessions of a Catboy Impresario (ft. @guldeuxchats and Vig)
01/05/2021

Returning guest star Jocelyn and close associate Vig regale Trevor with tales of their alarmingly ambitious in-game FFXIV mounting of The Nutcracker. Also, in proud NoCart tradition, several jibes are made at the expense of "pedagogy" and "the academy". Enjoy! Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


Patch Notes 2.14 - CYBERNOTES 2077
01/02/2021

Greetings, cybercitizens. Join CyberJon and CyberTrev as they devote NINTETY-FIVE entire MINUTES to talking exclusively about Cyberpunk 2077, 2020's hottest object lesson in whatever your pet issue about the videogame industry, or indeed modernity itself, may be. Buckle up your Cyberseatbelts, 'cause WE GOT SOME OPINIONS Support this podcast at β€” https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy