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So this is the GamesRadar UK Podcast Question Box, our bi-weekly regular receptacle for all of your ponders and musings. By which we mean that every other Friday we'll invite you to come inside the GRUK Question Box and leave a deposit. By which we mean leave a question or a comment or an observation or a terrifying intention to love/harm any or all members of the GRUK team. Anything you want really. We will then feature as many of these valued contributions as possible on the following week's GamesRadar UK Podcast. Here's a picture of the GRUK Podcast Question Box™. It's exciting, but will become more exciting once it's full of your stuff.

What should you ask? Why, that is a question for you to answer. We'll be engaging in plenty of that sort of business ourselves in the actual podcast. But you can ask us anything you want that's game-related (or even not game-related if you fancy it, or just plain don't like games and have wandered here by mistake but really like the cut of our jib). But if you need som inspiration, the last coulple of weeks have thrown up a whole bunch of possible talking points. Like the Steam Summer Sale, for instance. And Battlefield 4. Not to mention those new Grand Theft Auto V screens, some lofty aspirations from the Ouya team, and the unbelievably still-ongoing argument over how powerful the Wii U is.

So yes. Questions. Put yours in our box. Via the comments below. And then feel free to peruse our treasury of previous aural delights by way of our archive of ye olde past podcasts. They're old, but by God, are they sexy.

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28 comments

  • armerus - July 26, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    Good day men of Gamesradar UK! This is just a question to say what you think of the new Mists of Pandaria Expansion to WoW? I remember the general idea of WoW before is that its not really enjoyed by the Gamesradar UK Podcast team, but I would still like your idea of the many Panda's! And also the new system that they are implementing called 'Pet Battles'. I know Pokemon is enjoyed by the team, and these 'Pet battles' have been described as being similar to Pokemon ideas. I tried it out on the Beta, and my little phoenix hatchling immediatly got beaten down by a snowshoe rabbit. Thanks for reading! - Ollie . A
  • OhMyJosh - July 24, 2012 6:16 p.m.

    Good evening you vigorous, hunks of men of the UK. The other day I was reading this article of how dodgy game companies are completely stealing other people games and releasing it on the app store for about a dollar. I don't mean game ideas, I mean concept, themes, all art assets, sounds assets, GUI, everything is stolen. I can't remember the game name, but there was an iPhone port of a game made by a proper dev team that was like "GameName HD" and cost about $10. But some other team re-made the game, and put it on the store for $1.99, under the exact same name without the HD bit. The stolen game took about several months before Apple realised anything was wrong and took them down. The question is, since Apple so goddamn useless and gives no damn in terms of the app store, what future can you see with the appStore in terms of actual good developers releasing games on it? There was a quote saying that all Apple had to do during the 'new game check phase' (in which they check to see if it's ok to host the game) is to search that game name using their own service, and would've seen the same game already exists. It's giving Apple a massively increasing bad reputation and soon enough I can see no more worthy developers making games for the appStore because Apple do not give any form of care towards it. One more note, of all the cases in which this has happened, Apple have only gotten into action once the news was made media aware and was the info was released to the public. So yeah, how do you think this will all end up?
  • Jasman - July 23, 2012 8:18 p.m.

    Awight geezas? Quick question: if you could have one guaranteed improvement for next-gen consoles - be it hardware or software related - what would you choose any why? I'd like personally like top-notch, super-emergent AI. (P.S. You boys seriously need to get involved in some PC gaming. It's fresh like daisies, yo.)
  • bongobrother9 - July 23, 2012 2:43 a.m.

    Just wondering if you guys noticed if in AC3 you can crouch/sneak in general play and not in hiding spot???
  • Chebbles - July 23, 2012 1:29 a.m.

    Hey manly men of the Gamesradar clan, I'm currently studying Psychology at university and taking part in a 6-week placement. The placement's focus is on a project involving examining language in children. When transcribing some of the data I have found when asked what their favourite games are that video games come up a lot. One child answered Assassin's Creed and explained the basic plot for all four of the games, along with pronouncing Ezio's full name correctly. Another child cited Grand Theft Auto, but when explaining the game only discussed how much he enjoyed driving and being a taxi driver for Roman. This interested me, how, at first, I was quite scared at what they were going to say, but the innocence of childhood came through (the children must only be 9 or 10). I don't agree with what their parents are letting them play, but I thought it was heart-warming that the children were seemingly engaged with the games (knowing characters names and the plots) but were seemingly not focussed on the explicit content they had seen. Have you (probably Cundy) had children experience video games that were maybe too mature for them (intentionally or not) and had them react unexpectedly with their imaginative and non-judgemental craniums. Thanks, Sheradan XOXOXOXO Kiss and hug for you all!
  • mijetman - July 22, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    Dear GRUK crew and guest, I was watching The Lawnmower Man a while ago and noticed that the monkey at the beginning sounded a lot like the star of a former podcast segment? Did you send poor Gaming Monkey back in time to be subjected to virtual reality experiments by Pierce Brosnan or is he happily eating bananas and smashing controllers in peace? Big sloppy kisses all round, Matt Maloney p.s. Any news on a follow-up to to Squeak's Dreams?
  • molo - July 22, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    Greetings and salutations you mighty behemoths of podcasting! I have recently discovered the digital crack that is Dwarf Fortress. At first the horrible graphics made me want to cover my eyes to hide my beautiful peepers from all the horrible ASCII but after manning up and plugging away for a couple of hours I can now read it like a book. 0 is a coffin, + is smooth floors etc. After watching my fortress lurch from one horrific disaster to the next for a couple of hours (I'm still dragging the corpses out of the dining room from the great badger-men massacre of 1341) I formulated in my brain cavity a question for you chaps over at my favourite podded cast. Have you ever enjoyed a game despite it's obvious shortcomings such as horrible graphics, a stupidly steep learning curve or a terrible user interface (3/3 for Dwarf Fortress)? I predict Dave will trot out the old Deadly Premonition / Singularity argument and Justin will reference some SEGA game that no-one cares about (love you really Towelly!) Much love and a big sloppy man kiss for Hooters. Molo P.S. Can you get Cundy to ask if we're mugging him off, just for old times sake?
  • TheBlueWolf22 - July 21, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    Something that has puzzled me for a while with you lot: I can't recall you guys ever really talking much about either Minecraft or the Halo series at any great length before, and as far as I know nobody seems to have taken an interest in the latest craze of DayZ either. Any particular reason you seem to avoid some of these pretty huge titles? do they just not appeal to any of you or are you just trying to maintain your hipster status? Much love, as ever extra love to Justin <3
  • cj12297 - July 21, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    They mentioned minecraft when we built the GRUK shrine. So maybe make stuff in those games and they'll mention it.
  • HadokenAlex - July 21, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Greetings GamesRadar Recently i purchased Final Fantasy VI since Dave always talks about it. Just wondering which Final Fantasy is your favourite and why?
  • danielwstirrat - July 20, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    Hello chaps, My other half and I recently had another couple come and visit us and that night they taught us the Mario Kart drinking game, the rules are you play a 4 player race against each other (and the bots the console sticks in) and you take a shot based on how well you did in the race, come in first you drink one shot, come sixth you drink six shots. The idea is to play through the cups for as long as you can, becoming drunker and drunker each race until you are all an inebriated, slurring mess incapable of even staying on the track. At that point you try (the at this point impossible) Rainbow Road and then call it a night, I highly recommend it. My questions to you are have you ever played a drinking game related to gaming and what do you think would make a great gaming drinking game? Kisses and inappropriate gropes for all, extra for Cundy as per usual xxx
  • rooney313 - July 20, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    Hello there fellas, I'm currently enjoying ico and shadows of the collosus all over again with the HD collection which at the same time is making me very sad that the last guardian is still no closer to being released. Do you think it will be? My hope has turned to it being a launch game for ps4 as it shows no sign of releasing before this console window closes. Can you recommend any games that come close to the experience of these games? Also have any of you played day-z it looks very interesting. Fantastic podcast xxxx
  • YouAreTearingMeApartAntista - July 20, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Salutations man-babies of GRUK. My question for you fine gentlemen is about video game conventions. Having been to Summer of Sonic a few weeks ago, and absolutly loving it by the way, is was wondering what other game characters or series you think deserve there own conventions. I think a GTA-con would be awesome. Imagine a convention centre made up to look like Liberty City, with all the stealable cars, shootable guns and sexy ladies teetees my cousin it's nICE I LIKE YOUUUUU (ahem) you could ever want. Love the podcast, and are any of you guys going to EuroGamer this year? I'm planning to go with a couple of mates, and it'd be awesome to meet you fellas there. XXXX Kisses for all, including your guest.
  • DarkWarrior - July 20, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    if you could take any games characters powers or special abilities and implement them into your daily life, what would they be and why? i'd have to say assassins creed free running, being able to jump off the top of a 30 foot building and land safely into a conveniently placed hay stack everytime, and the duel hidden blades to quickly and quietly silence anyone who tries to mug me off, cundy you slagggg!
  • BottleBank - July 20, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    Hello sexually promiscuous men, When i first started reading gamesradar.com, there seemed to be 6 main british contributors to the site/podcast (George, Cundy, Nathan, Justin Terry Towell and the two Daves. Now there are only three of you, so my question is this: Why have George, Meiks and Nathan left but not been replaced?? I'm guessing it's due to the dire state of our economy, but would love you to shed some light on this subject. Ta very much, BottleBank PS - Thanks to justin for following me on twitter
  • JohnnySpazwhacker - July 20, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    Would you rather be attacked by one horse-sized duck, or a dozen duck-sized horses?
  • FirLocke - July 20, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Will GR make a forum?
  • PrimalWrath - July 20, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Alright chaps. My question is concerning the recent claims by David DeMartini, EA's boss man in charge of the Origin platform. If memory serves I think Justin may have written a piece on this. Specifically, he claimed that Valve's Steam sales cheapen intellectual properties, and also stated that Origin itself would never go down this route, but he gave no justification as to why he believes this to be true. My own opinion is that Steam sales significantly increase both sales in the short term and brand awareness in the long term, which can only HELP the value of an intellectual property. In the interests of being fair I'm putting this question to you guys: DO Steam sales decrease the value of intellectual properties? Or is this simply empty PR spiel from a guy talking out of his posterior?
  • NEPAL - July 20, 2012 7:57 a.m.

    Greeting from Kathmandu, Nepal What did you all(especially Dave) think of Max Payne 3?
  • fourteenaha - July 20, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    Hello to all the podcast team I just read an article in a big posh newspaper about the best games to play whilst hungover. It reminded me of a discussion I had recently about playing games whilst under the influence of the 'devil's water'. I find that after a little bit of drink, my skill levels on Fifa rise greatly, but after a lot of drink they fall dramatically. Are there any games that you find are affected positively by a drink or two, or others that you often attempt to try while intoxicated and fail at miserably. Hugs and kisses to all

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