Behold: the winners of the TalkRadar ad contest!

A few weeks ago we challenged GamesRadar fans to design the very first print ad for our weekly podcast, TalkRadar. The winner of said contest would have his or her design featured in issues of The Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, gaining worlwide fame and priceless noteriety overnight. Much to our never-ending delight, you guys came through big time, forcing us to choose among some extremely strong pieces. But now we can reveal who won, plus the runners up that we'll try to get in the magazines down the road.

Much thanks to EVERYONE who gave up even a minute of their time to work on a submission.

Above: The winner! Reader graboids played on our childhoods by referencing classic NES box art. Despite the nostalgia, it also manages to convey that TalkRadar is a podcast, what it contains and where you can find it. Look for this in the November issues of OXM and PTOM!


Above: JoeMasturbaby gets all artsy with this Art Deco representation


Above: Hatebreeder continued his hand-drawn approach that will never not look amazing


Above: Twishart overdosed on KMFDM and propaganda posters for our benefit - what a kickass design!


Above: Sausage Lozenge went the extra mile and apparently drew this one with enchanted crayons. Nicely done!




  • hatebreeder - August 29, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    @BornToLose3 Yeah, I tired to stick at least a few refences in there. Chris's gamesradar t-shirt, Bretts okami shirt, mikel drinking, tyler drawing on the wall, hank playing a psp, Nagata playing starcraft XD @KREATIVEassassin @JADENkOTOR thanks very much lads, I'd be stoked if they stuck mine in a magazine, I wonder if they could send over a copy if it isnt in ireland
  • hunterXhunter - August 29, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    I love the winner.
  • JADENkOTOR - August 29, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    These were all awesome but I thought Hatebreeders was the best by far.
  • KREATIVEassassin - August 29, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    As a huge NES fan, Graboids' winning entry really speaks to me. I also love Hatebreeder's entry where everyone is gaming. They're both absolutely fantastic. I would have taken part in this had I been in the right mental state to do so.
  • Bobbety - August 29, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    I wish I could make something this awesome...Shit do I ever need to start listening to Tdar again.
  • Thuperman - August 29, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    All of them are pretty good and the winner was definatly the right choice
  • BornToLose3 - August 29, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    Great Job to everyone! Really looking forward to see this in the next issues. I loved how Brett's shirt says Play Okami in Hatebreeders entry.
  • JayBeat - August 29, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    Top work from everyone :)
  • reveffect - August 29, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    fucking awesome work from our fantastic community and shame on you you ad spammer for constantly ruining good comments pages like this one time and time again. seriously is anyone here buying or visiting this site.
  • Fortunate34 - August 29, 2010 7:58 a.m.

  • CoolBowling - August 29, 2010 6:43 a.m.

    These are awesome
  • Vagrant - August 29, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    Fiiinally! Awesome work from everypeoples. Especial congratulations to graboids. He totally deserved the win.
  • JoeMasturbaby - August 29, 2010 5:31 a.m.

    haha thanks guys! i realize that mine didnt really have anything to do with videogames though, so i can see why other's were so great.
  • smallberry - August 29, 2010 5:15 a.m.

    These are all amazing. But JoeMasturbaby......waaaooow. I made his the album art for all my downloaded episodes. Absolutely, god damningly, superb!
  • Apollomasque - August 29, 2010 4:30 a.m.

    Shouldn't Chris's mouth be open in all of these? That's sort of what it's doing most of the time.
  • 8bitBaby - August 29, 2010 4 a.m.

    those were all pretty awesome, but yeah graboids was perfect. it just summed up all the awesomeness that is Tdar in one relatable image.
  • itsgoodtobetheking - August 29, 2010 3:53 a.m.

    @JoeMasturbaby I saw them. Nice touch, suttle so insiders will know the meaning. Very cool
  • JoeMasturbaby - August 29, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    anybody catch the r-ape's in my submission? i wasnt sure if they appeared very well.
  • Samael - August 29, 2010 2:44 a.m.

    Apeshit incredible job everybody. These are utterly amazing and if I wasn't already listening, graboids' ad would make me immediately curious. Bravo. When I get the OXM issue, I'm gonna cut out the ad, make copies and tape em all over my school.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 29, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    All of them are HEAD-EXPLODINGLY AMAZING!!!!!

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