GamesRadar UK Podcast 011 - Mind addled

Welcome to 11th edition of the GamesRadar UK Podcast! Despite getting his own new section last time, there's no Dave 'Hooters' Houghton this week, but that doesn't mean it's another Towell/Cundy back-and-forth-a-thon. No, we're joined by work experience man Marcus Beard, prompting much talk of other beards, both virtual and actual.

In this week's Round Table discussion, the men talk about Ridge Racer: Unbounded, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Game Gear games on 3DS and Mass Effect 3. There's an erection section that would've driven Hooters to distraction, so it's good that he's not here, plus one of the best (apply your own inverted commas there) jokes the Towell Joke Factory has yet produced. It's inimitable, it's probably clinically unstable, and it needs to be in your iPod or playing through your computer's speakers. It's GamesRadar UK Podcast 011! Get clicking the black banner below and enjoy the sonic delights.

Continuing the trend now we've set the precedent, this week's prize also consists of two games: FIFA Street on PS3 (an actual NEW game!) and Harry Potter of the Order of the Phoenix on Xbox 360. If you fancy winning them, which is moderately more likely than last time, listen out for the question at the start of the podcast and leave your answer in the comments on this very page. That's what ithurtstopoop did last time. And he won.

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  • KidJustKid - April 15, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    My favourite gaming facial fungus is the Gen 4 abomination Probopass. It's not there to be a good wall, it's not there to be useful to the player, it's not there to enhance your experience or add the ___pass evolutionary line. It's there to be "THAT POKÉMON WITH A TACHE". And it sucks at that, it looks like they took a Nosepass (not a looker to start with) and shoved a hat and some tinsel on him.
  • stephenage - April 13, 2012 9 a.m.

    Best video game beard? Must be Francis York Morgan's from Deadly Premonition, purely because the game gives you full creative control over beard growing and shaving. Makes growing a grief beard far more effective and immersive.
  • Crofto - April 10, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Good podcast chaps! I always love it when there's a guest intern since this typically involves some sort of list pertaining to their first or last names. Ben's 10 and Skipper's level skip were good, but I think the beard is the new king of lists! =P Regarding the Random Name Game, I have to say I've never been particularly fond of this section, and would agree with Matt and say it's time to move on; all the other segments are awesome, however (even Joke Factory!).
  • naryan - April 9, 2012 7:17 a.m.

    Hands down, best beard is LeChuck's even just down for variety between all the games! Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free + bonus 500mb for each friend with this link (upto 18gb!)
  • 510BrotherPanda - April 5, 2012 3:56 p.m.

  • ithurtstopoop - April 7, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    i approve p.s. i hate capcha's
  • fish94 - April 5, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    W00t, Cundy got my name right, one of few people! Favourite gaming beard? I'd probably go with Tortimer's from Animal Crossing, because it goes pretty damn well with his hat.
  • KFCfoxxy - April 5, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    My favourite gaming beard is Justin Towell's, star of the Games Radar UK Podcast.
  • Y2Ken - April 5, 2012 6:02 a.m.

    I'd have to pick the beard of Bitores Mendez from Resi 4: (Possible minor Resi 4 SPOILER) Bitores Mendez has a beard SO GOOD it's still the first thing you notice even when he transforms into a huge clawed spine-monster thing. Just look at that second picture and tell me that your eyes aren't drawn instantly to that incredible face fuzz, despite his preposterous and disgusting extendo-spine. A clear winner. Normal: Transformed:
  • BertyD - April 5, 2012 4:01 a.m.

    For me the best beard is LeChuck's from monkey island. It's your pretty standard pirate ghost beard in the first game but in the sequel it's alive and wriggling! Who wouldn't want that plastered on their chin?
  • MrWrighty987 - April 5, 2012 12:48 a.m.

    My favourite gaming beard would have to be Lara Croft's in the ol' Tomb Raider patch "Nude Raider", Very nice.
  • Shdwdstryr - April 4, 2012 11:19 p.m.

    The beard on the box cover of Medal of Honour although it is slightly misdirecting because it makes the game seem like it was beard porn.
  • JasonStatham - April 4, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    It's all about Big Boss' beard. It's as manly as they come and probably smells like calorie mate and bits of instant noodles. Another great podcast, keep it up boys.
  • soggysage - April 4, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Ares's face warmer in the first God of War is definitely the best beard in gaming. Not only is it several miles long (slight exaggeration) but it’s on fire as well! How can you not love that? In fact I bet there’s even a couple of knives in there as well for safety, and some guns. Probably a lot of guns actually what with being the God of War and all. Anyway great stuff as usual lads! But I gotta agree that the random gamnnamegame should be put to rest for a bit.
  • Clovin64 - April 4, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    God of War's Kratos... now THAT's a beard! Simple, stylish, and so pointy it'll take your eye out if you get too close. Just like the man himself.
  • LEGOMatrix - April 4, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Is anyone going to replace Nathan? Not like you guys can't put up an awesome show without him, I just miss there being four people! Such a nice round (square) number!
  • ColinKapow - April 4, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    My favorite gaming beard is Maria from the Gears of War trilogy, mainly because she is only there for Dom to hide his clear and undying love for Marcus. Not that there's anything wrong with their love.
  • ithurtstopoop - April 4, 2012 5:49 a.m.

    My fav beard has to be Zangiefs. Not only does it look badass but who else could wear nothing but boots, a speedo and a beard and still pull it off? Also I think the namegamenamegame has had its day.
  • BladedFalcon - April 4, 2012 5:23 a.m.

    Come now guys, you can go ahead and say it. The real reason Hooters isn't around is because he's in the hospital due to lessons sustained by the angry mob that attacked his opinion article regarding the ME3 ending, isn't it? :P
  • rxb - April 4, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    Haha, I was thinking exactly the same thing. Poor Hooters...

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