Aesthetic Critique Of Video games

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!

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Episode 17: RPGs and Sequels with LavosXII

29-04-2017

Erica (@LavosXII) and I talk sequels, indirect concepts, RPG plots, and even a little schlocky action in this extra-long episode of No Cartridge Audio!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.38MB - Duration: 1:14:31 m (70 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 15 -- Side Quests

25-04-2017

A No Cartridge Update and Manifesto followed by a serious consideration of why I like side quests so much.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.45MB - Duration: 18:00 m (167 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 14 - Night in the Woods and Creepypasta

15-04-2017

We talk creepypasta and narrative window dressing in relation to Night in the Woods' adept use of the supernatural.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.15MB - Duration: 10:48 m (170 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 13 - Night in the Woods with Scott Benson

05-04-2017

Scott Benson, one third of Infinite Fall, the studio that brought us the charming cult-hit Night in the Woods, stops by to talk game design, narrative, aesthetics, depression, capitalism, and politics. Seriously, it's good.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.93MB - Duration: 1:43:31 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 11 - Open World Games

25-03-2017

I theorize open world gaming as a genre and as an aesthetic, loosely upon the occasion of Breath of the Wild being so so good.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.31MB - Duration: 15:23 m (166 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 10 -- Fire Pro Series with Alex Navarro

20-03-2017

We invite Alex Navarro on the show to talk Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special, as well as the history and legacy (and perhaps future) of the classic wrestling franchise. Oh and we talk smarks, too.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22.4MB - Duration: 43:20 m (72 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 9 - Nier: Automata

19-03-2017

We talk genre in Nier: Automata and the idea of constrained aesthetics. We also get a guest appearance from Ira Glass (NOTE: Not really Ira Glass).

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.28MB - Duration: 11:44 m (158 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 7 - Sunless Sea

12-03-2017

We delve into what exactly appeals to me about Sunless Sea, a game I have played for hours and hours with no clear ultimate outcome.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.86MB - Duration: 8:35 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 6 - Planescape: Torment

08-03-2017

We discuss narrative, RPG history, irony, and how we tell stories in this, a double-sized No Cartridge Audio episode 6

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.62MB - Duration: 22:00 m (169 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 5 - Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition

05-03-2017

We cover two twinned but importantly distinct video game homages to Twin Peaks in Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition in episode 5!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.66MB - Duration: 13:21 m (164 kbps 44100 Hz)


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