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 if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

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Episode 65 -- eFedding and the Artifice of Artifice w/ jonwuka


We welcome Obi, better known as jonwuka (@thenearzone) of the Weird of Sport podcast to talk with us about the deeply strange phenomenon of efedding, pro-wrestling without the wrestling, but with a precise understanding of its own fiction.

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Preview of the Super Bowl with Ethan Hammerman, Pats Fan


In what is a preview of both the big game and the next episode, check out this lo-fi clip from my conversation with Patriots fan and friend of the show Ethan Hammerman (@ethanhamm); see if the musical cues can help you determine who I want to win!

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Episode 64: Live Debate w/ Matt Christman and Virgil Texas at The Bell House!


Finally, the long awaited audio from our live show at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY! Virgil Texas and Matt Christman of Chapo Trap House face off in a battle to determine the very fate of videogames, with special and unexpected guests!

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Episode 63: Desert of the Real Fictions w/ Scott Benson


We welcome Scott Benson (@bombsfall) back again to discuss fandom, the "reality" of fiction, why shipping bothers people so much, and what the core of the fictional worlds we love really counts for. And, somehow, more!

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Episode 62: No Cartridge is true; everything is permitted" w/ Marc Normandin!


We welcome Marc Normandin on the podcast to talk about everything Assassin's Creed -- the joy of Origins, the downslides of the past, and why Ezio being a great character is a narrative problem of sorts.

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Episode 61: Sonics of Future Past w Alex (Yelix) Perry


We welcome Alex Perry (@Yelix) on the show to talk about Sonic, Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, self-insertion fanfic, and more! Finally, the real truth about Sonic, set out in posterity forever, never to be contradicted -- what a service!

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No Cartridge 60.5: Patreon Throwback with @bronzehammer and @boring_as_heck


Before they were famous, the two OG members of the @gooffkings came onto No Cartridge to talk toilet seats and gaming. And now you can hear it for free!

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The Heggies Finale!


We finish off the Heggies with four game reviews and a couple of things to look forward to, plus a show announcement and more!

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The Heggies 2017: PUBG!


We get real normie and real buggy with the introduction of PUBG on this year's Heggies -- meet the game that broke a thousand hearts and gave ten thousand heart attacks. Plus, the Heggie for missing the boat!

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The Heggies 2017: Night in the Woods!


For our very first GOTY series, the Heggies, we present the lovely podcast favorite Night in the Woods! Plus, who wins Most Dialectical? Tune in to find out!

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