Episode 58 – Mark Tank

Episode 58 – Mark Tank

Everyone likes to think they have a killer idea for the next hit video game, but what happens when our two hosts pitch their game ideas to an actual game designer. Mark makes another special appearance to try to decide which of the guys’ ideas is less bad. Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook …

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What Did You Play? – Far Cup Playoffs 3

What Did You Play? – Far Cup Playoffs 3

The guys come in for their regular recap of what they’ve been playing, but it turns out one if them hadn’t done their homework. We Talk about Far Cry 3 Hockey Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Group! Click here to Email us! Watch us on Youtube! http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/wdyp-6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 57 – Sonic’s “Pretty Good, I Guess” Genesis Collection

Episode 57 – Sonic’s “Pretty Good, I Guess” Genesis Collection

The Genesis Classics Collection drops this week featuring over 50 Sega Genesis games… and about 25 you’d actually want to play. The guys separate the greats from the ESWATs and help listeners decide which games should take priority. Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Group! Click here to Email us! Watch us on Youtube! …

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Episode 56 – CBR Has Died of Dysentery

Episode 56 – CBR Has Died of Dysentery

It’s another host vs host week, as Donald and Brad compete against each other to move their families (or in Brad’s case, Guns n’ Roses) across the country and start up a new life at the end of the Oregon Trail. Will Donald’s cost-cutting risks pay off with him finishing the game with more money, …

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Episode 55 – Umbrella Security Solutions

Episode 55 – Umbrella Security Solutions

Everyone knows that the puzzles in Resident Evil 1 are completely ridiculous, but in this episode, the guys take a deeper look to determine… could they actually work? As in, is there a viable (though whimsical and incredibly inconvenient) security system in place? And just how important is being able to play the piano to …

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What Did You Play? – A Bunch of Professional Murderers’ Murderers

What Did You Play? – A Bunch of Professional Murderers’ Murderers

The guys talk Demon’s Souls and Far Cry 3, both of which Donald played this week. Brad didn’t actually play either of those games, but he’s always down to talk Far Cry 3. We learn that Donald is intimidated by maps and, thanks to the way he set up his first Dark Souls character, Brad …

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Episode 54 – The Real Rampage

Episode 54 – The Real Rampage

The guys sit down to talk about Rampage. The game that inspired a movie 32 years after it’s release. But is there more to this simple video game an meets the eye? The guys investigate what might be the real meaning of the monster trios trip up the eastern seaboard. Things get a little dark …

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What Did You Play? – The Shame Game

What Did You Play? – The Shame Game

It’s once again time for the guys to talk about the games they’ve played recently. This week Donald steps into the role of his alter ego, Donquency Vibration, to attend high school as a 30 year old in NBA 2K16, while Brad makes some surprising discoveries about the costume selection in Dead or Alive 5. …

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What Did You Play? – Dark Souls is Taking Over My Life

What Did You Play? – Dark Souls is Taking Over My Life

Brad and Donald get together to discuss the games that they played this week. Donald shares some alarming stats about Dark Souls 3, while Brad talks about the virtues of racing Monster Trucks vs. Buggies in Forza Horizon 3. http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/wdyp-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 52 – Our Own Horn

Episode 52 – Our Own Horn

CBR has somehow managed to produce a year’s worth of episodes! In recognition of this feat, Donald and Brad look back at the year, talk about some of their favorite moments, and reveal some of the better ideas that came to them after the relevant episode was already recorded. There’s also some exciting news for …

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Episode 51 – Orange Person Causes The End Of The World

Episode 51 – Orange Person Causes The End Of The World

For decades, NASA has been sending music into space, both as physical media and as broadcasts. And for nearly as long, dissenting scientists and science fiction writers have been saying “Hey, stop doing that!” for fear that it might attract the attention of aggressive, more advanced alien life forms that will attack us. But what …

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Episode 50 – A Pile of Ghosts

Episode 50 – A Pile of Ghosts

The cost of creating a video game has spiraled to such an extreme level that publishers and developers are relying on every trick they can think of – endless sequels, loot crates, constant DLC releases – to squeeze every last dollar they can out of consumers. But what if they instead took the approach of …

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Episode 45 – The $107K Game

Episode 45 – The $107K Game

Brad and Donald are all excited to talk about the S**** Bowl, until their lawyers tell them they’re not actually allowed to say S**** Bowl on the air. In the spirit of this, they play an unlicensed football game this week, and much like every time the Patriots have won the S**** Bowl, everyone ends …

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Episode 42 – Janie’s Got A CD

Episode 42 – Janie’s Got A CD

The guys decide enough is enough and join the revolution. Unfortunately, they end up in Revolution X helping Aerosmith. This is made even worse by the fact that one of them cannot stand Aerosmith and the details of what they are fighting for are sketchy at best. But they get to throw CDs at helicopters, …

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Episode 39 – Stimulating the Economy Through Video Games

Episode 39 – Stimulating the Economy Through Video Games

Marketing in the age of alternative was a tricky proposition, especially for an industry that was still relatively new to television advertising. Donald and Brad check out some of the famous (or infamous) video game commercials of the 1990s and give their analysis. The guys also share a theory on why one local business might …

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Episode 38 – Kim Jung Mario

Episode 38 – Kim Jung Mario

The guys sit down with guest Scott to talk about Mario Kart and the truths about Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom are revealed. Like, super dark and disturbing truths. Why do people hang out with Mario? Where do you put a potted Piranha plant? What happened to Pauline? **Please not Scott’s microphone decided to not …

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Episode 36 – Blame Yourself Or God

Episode 36 – Blame Yourself Or God

Donald the Ninja and Brad the Chocobo Groomer head on down to Ivalice to check out Final Fantasy Tactics, but it isn’t long before they’re abandoned at a tavern to do odd jobs and acquire the skills necessary to do their constantly changing jobs. Along the way Donald learns to complement his Ninja skills through …

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Episode 35 – Sad Misery Factory

Episode 35 – Sad Misery Factory

Long before he began his lucrative job of badmouthing old Sega Genesis games, Brad worked at an Electronics Boutique. This week he enthralls us with tales of drunk Radio Shack employees, gullible co-workers, and various backup players for the Buffalo Bills. Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Group! Click here to Email us! Don’t …

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Episode 33 – Brad Explains Dynasty Warriors to Donald

Episode 33 – Brad Explains Dynasty Warriors to Donald

Dynasty Warriors has been going on in its current form for 17 years, spawning numerous sequels, add-ons, and spins offs, not to mention scores of characters and hundreds of different versions of the Battle of Hu Lao Gate. With that much content, it can be a little intimidating for a newcomer to the series. Brad …

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Episode 29 – Not Up To Code

Episode 29 – Not Up To Code

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the guys are eager to talk about one of their all-time favorite games. Enjoy a few deep discussions of castle design, bad voice acting, and whether Dracula picks the monsters himself or if they just kind of show up. More importantly, they also get …

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Episode 28 – Don’t Eat your Customers. We’ve Been Over This

Episode 28 – Don’t Eat your Customers. We’ve Been Over This

Rupture Farms was one of the most profitable businesses in Oddworld, but recent management flubs have hurt the company badly. Donald and Brad put on their business hats and talk about the some of the decisions that have hurt the business, including poor factory design, unsustainable agriculture practices, and blatant mismanagement of forced labor. Follow …

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Episode 26 – Step Four: Learn If Swords Are Lethal

Episode 26 – Step Four: Learn If Swords Are Lethal

The guys dive into feudal Japan – or possibly just the late 90s – to play some Bushido Blade. Donald talks about the virtues of the waiting game, and forcing your opponents to make a fatal mistake, while Brad finds victory by somewhat less honorable means. Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Group! Click …

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Episode 24 – Inject The Living With The Dead

Episode 24 – Inject The Living With The Dead

The guys celebrate the 20th anniversary of final Fantasy VII by analysing the Shinra Company’s controversial technique of generating electricity using human souls, before realizing that that’s actually one the the least bizarre aspects of the game. Donald talks about going on a date with a red lion… dog… thing, and Brad debuts the Final …

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Episode 22 – CBRamania

Episode 22 – CBRamania

“The Con Man” Donald Conrad and “The Brad Guy” Brad Lawrence join forces to talk about late 90s wrestling games. They talk about some of the classics for the N64, as well as the Fire Pro series, but it isn’t long before they focus their attention where it really belongs – on iconic wrestler Randy …

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Episode 19 – Cold Pizza Aficionado

Episode 19 – Cold Pizza Aficionado

This week our biggest fan impersonates Ivan Drago perfectly and says “I must break you” to Donald and Brad. It works. It’s time to play a fan request and for Corporation Sponsorship in video games week! Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Group! http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 17 – Of Raptors and Grant

Episode 17 – Of Raptors and Grant

Donald and Brad pack their bags and head off to Jurassic Park, where they explore a volcano, throw grenades at pterodactyls, and try to avoid being headbutted by a floppy-necked T-Rex. You know, just like in the movie! I mean, not like in the movie Jurassic Park, obviously, but in some other movie that apparently …

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Episode 16 – The Gifts We Kept on Getting

Episode 16 – The Gifts We Kept on Getting

This week the guys take on Double Drag… wait,wasn’t that what we did last week? Well, you know what they say – you haven’t REALLY played Double Dragon (or Ninja Gaiden, or Altered Beast) until you’ve played it on a tiny LCD screen with barely responsive buttons and a minimalist take on animation. It’s Tiger …

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Episode 15 – Big Lee’s Karate School For Kids

Episode 15 – Big Lee’s Karate School For Kids

Brad “the Blue one” Lawrence and Donald “the Red one” Conrad hit the streets and talk some Double Dragon. Was Marion’s kidnapping a desperate attempt to curb urban sprawl? What is the proper workplace etiquette regarding weapons? And how the heck did everyone know that the guy with the machine gun was named Jeff? http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-15.mp3Podcast: …

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Episode 14 – More Than We Ever Wanted To Know…Ever

Episode 14 – More Than We Ever Wanted To Know…Ever

The guys are joined by special guest Mark, a Sonic expert who knows EVERYTHING about Sega’s favorite blue rodent. No seriously, he knows everything. It actually gets pretty dark! http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 12 – Fus-Ro-D’oh!

Episode 12 – Fus-Ro-D’oh!

The guys have a special guest on to discuss their adventures in Skyrim. They talk about trying to get orphans to fight dogs, accidentally starting civil wars, and the most brutal friend zoning in the history of gaming. Brad reveals something shocking about his diet. http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 11 – Pants Are For The Weak

Episode 11 – Pants Are For The Weak

Donald and Brad join the Shining Force, but end up sitting on the bench behind a dragon, a centaur, and a crusty old dwarf named Gort. But at least they learn what it is to be a true power player in a world of very generic names. http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 9 – A Sabres Fan and a Predators Fan Walk Into a Bar…

Episode 9 – A Sabres Fan and a Predators Fan Walk Into a Bar…

The NHL playoffs are in full swing, which means it’s time to talk about classic hockey games. The guys talk NHL ‘94, Blades of Steel, and a few others, as well as discussing fighting, the futility of the Buffalo Sabres, and trying to explain to the cops that you don’t know “Real Goalie” or “Thor”’s …

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Episode 8 – Metroids, Mullets, and 80s Firebirds

Episode 8 – Metroids, Mullets, and 80s Firebirds

Coming to you live from an abandoned Blockbuster Video, Brad and Donald talk about Super Metroid, and the Metroid series in general. Are metroids really that dangerous, or is Samus just bragging/trying to justify hunting them to near-extinction? Also, what would an actual space bounty hunter look like? http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode-8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 7 – Hell’s Warehouse

Episode 7 – Hell’s Warehouse

Cyber Sex chat rooms, French space Marines and Warehouses. It’s time to talk about DOOM. If Hell is so good for the environment why do people think it’s such a bad place? Brad and Donald blast through this important topic! http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode-7.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 6 – Making Metro City Great Again… By Punching Everyone in the Face

Episode 6 – Making Metro City Great Again… By Punching Everyone in the Face

This week Dug and Bread discuss politics. Is Mayor Haggar hurting his chances of reelection with his aggressive “punch everyone and everything you see” leadership style? How does a tough on crime mayor get elected mayor of a city that is 100% criminals, anyway? Also, Bread reveals his first ever crush on a video game …

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Episode 5 – Step Two: Wear Less Armor

Episode 5 – Step Two: Wear Less Armor

Brad and Donald attempt to talk about the Soul Edge/Caliber series, get off topic, and end up discussing nearly every fighting game of the late 90s, (including for some reason, Fighting Vipers), as well as the original Castle Wolfenstein and somehow, Brad’s favorite movie of 2001, The Fast and the Furious. http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode-5.mp3Podcast: Play in new …

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Episode 4 – The Backup Plan

Episode 4 – The Backup Plan

Super savvy investors Donald and Brad discuss Resident Evil 3 and the business strategy of the Umbrella Corporation. How do you calculate a PE Ratio on a pharmaceutical company that keeps buying towns and private islands? http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode-4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode 2 – Tomb Liquidation

Episode 2 – Tomb Liquidation

Lara Croft travels the world, wrecking ancient ruins, stealing their treasures, and selling the artifacts she “discovers” on the black market to shady corporations. She also murders pretty much everyone who tries to stop her. Is it possible that she isn’t actually the hero? The fact that the series is called “Tomb Raider” maybe should …

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Episode 1 – Step One: Win Karate Tournament

Episode 1 – Step One: Win Karate Tournament

Donald and Brad talk Street Fighter 2, M. Bison’s plan for world domination, and whether anyone is even in charge of the Street Fighter tournament. If E. Honda wins, do we have to live under a sumo regime? Also: Crazy Taxi, everyone’s favorite Offspring album/KFC advertising platform disguised as a game.   http://media.blubrry.com/cartridge_based_radio/p/www.cartridgebasedradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode-1.mp3Podcast: Play in …

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