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Thanks to your irrational love of loud, opinionated games coverage, GamesRadar has now thrived online for five (!) full years. We’ve got several celebratory plans in motion, but we also wanted to take this time to present some of our older video hits that may have slipped by in the past 60 months. Enjoy these “best of” hits and THANK YOU for allowing our stupidness to invade your life on a daily basis.

In mid 2008, Capcom unveiled its life-size, wearable bionic arm to the world, and from the moment I saw it I felt an irresistible urge to parade around town in the ridiculous thing. After months (literally months) of asking, Capcom had the good graces to lend me its extremely expensive, one-of-a-kind prop with no oversight or guidance. Just do whatever you want, man! The result is the above video, first posted on December 18, 2008, and it’s been one of my favorite things that’s ever posted on the site. The "bit" is me walking around trying to do normal things with a bionic arm, all of which prove how impractical the damn thing actually is, which leads to me apparently nuking the city.


Above: Pure ridiculousness


Above: A lovely stroll through the park with my wife


Above: This thing arrived in a giant crate, and came with an adorable waiver to sign in case we broke it

This vid is over two years old, so there’s a fair chance you’ve still never seen it. We present it to you now, in our new (non garbage) video player for easy consumption. And anyone who’s already seen it, a billion thanks for clicking on this identical article 26 months later! <3

March 1, 2011

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49 comments

  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - March 7, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    Of all the (literally) thousands of videos I've made for the GamesRadar, I think this one is my fave. Top 3, anyway. Gonna miss projects like this :')
  • SenorHurt - March 5, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    Congratulations on the 5 milestone. I love you guys, your podcast and the site. Keep doing what you're doing you scrappy gaems journalists, you. I wish I could say I have been here from the beginning but I can only thank Dan Americh for mentioning the podcast while he was hosting KOXM. Now Gamesradar has replaced 1up as my homepage.
  • Im2awesome - March 4, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    This right here is the best example of why i love reading this site and listening to the podcast. I cannot wait until I can meet each of you personally, which will unfortunately have to wait until next year's PAX or something, as I have no money to shake any of your hands. But i will keep pretending that i was there when awesome things like this happen. Here's to 5 more years!
  • philipshaw - March 2, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    This is one of my favorite videos from you guys, thanks for re posting it Brett
  • FortyVsZero - March 2, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Amazing, the comic book store made me almost die
  • therawski - March 2, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    Congrats on 5 years! I never saw this video, it's hilarious!!!
  • Cleanser247 - March 2, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    That was awesome!
  • QWERTYCommander - March 2, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Good job guys! 5 years! Wasn't really visiting the site then, but wow. Also, I went to your first article once because I was bored (I did it the easy way). It was screenshots of Killzone 1. Wow.
  • loonyman978 - March 2, 2011 6 p.m.

    yay!! i remember seeing the original!
  • smallberry - March 2, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    This is my second favorite video on GR. I suspect the best one will be posted before the end of the week. Happy 5th birthday guys.
  • seabassuk - March 2, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    Totally would want that. But you know there's a gooc hance of being arrested in the UK with that thing on.
  • AndIThoughtHeSmelledLikePizzaOnTheOutside - March 2, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    The one shot that has nothing to do with the robot arm is a dog pooping.
  • VoodooPanda - March 2, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    I bet everyone thought you looked like a jackass but then again it is San Francisco...ending song is great
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - March 2, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    I remember watching this maybe a year before I ever listened to Talkradar. I'm suprised Chris didn't want in on this video but I asume we'll be seeing a steller performance by Chris regarding FPS humiliation later this week
  • electrofreeze - March 2, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    So awesome!! ...and super nostalgic for me, as I used to live a couple blocks away from Panhandle Park for four years...
  • humpiedumpie - March 2, 2011 10 a.m.

    Five years already! You guys have come so far :) You really are my favourite gaming website, heck, just my favourite website overall
  • nomnom52 - March 2, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    Funny, I'm moving to Sacramento in April. Maybe I could try out once I graduate? Thanks for all the content You've been giving us over the past five years, and to think I never would have found this place if it weren't for CheatPlanet...
  • Crimmy - March 2, 2011 6:34 a.m.

    I remember this. I loved it then, and I still do. Oh, and Mikel has killer aim with that flying disk.
  • Ampatent - March 2, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    And in only took four and a half years to get a video player that works. YAY!
  • Letter11 - March 2, 2011 6:05 a.m.

    I loved that video! Keep doing your thing guys, you're the best!

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