GamesRadar UK Podcast 014 - Ball magnet

The best podcast in the world that's called 'The GamesRadar UK Podcast' is here, and strong like a castle. Why? For many reasons. Firstly (and the reason we used the 'castle' parallel), we've got a special guest appearance from Matthew Castle of Nintendo Gamer. Matthew actually knows stuff about things, which makes this a very clued-up podcast with a Nintendoey slant. Secondly, Justin has recovered from his illness, meaning the Towell Joke Factory controls have been wrested back from Cundy's hands. There's a right cracker in there too - but only if you saw the football at the weekend. Which no-one else in the room had. Gits.

Click the 'Click to hear us now!' black banner below to begin your adventure. Oh, and when Towell says 'Monster Land IV', he actually means 'Monster World IV'. After finally learning it's Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, his brain now applies that to everything.

The games we're giving away on the podcast this week are: Pandora's Tower and PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond, both for Nintendo Wii. Two actual new games that have some degree of quality to them. Fancy that! To be in with a chance of winning these awesome video games, listen out for the question at the start of the podcast and leave your answer in the comments on this very page. Best answer wins. Good luck.

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  • AFilthyIbis - June 1, 2012 11:39 p.m.

    The link attached to the black banner is for it should be I feel like this has happened before.
  • gazdog9 - May 22, 2012 2:01 a.m.

    Another great 'cast lads. I think this new format of having a guest is really working well. Kudos to Matt Castle and his Nintendo happy fun times musings . Two great podcasts in a row have had me laughing like a mentalist while I'm out jogging , I'm getting some funny looks from passers by. Anyway , My favourite "Castle" would have to be Roy. Dedication, whoa - oh , dedication ,dedication's what you need . If you wanna be the best and if you wanna beat the rest , dedication is what you need . If you wanna be a record breaker. Wise words from the trumpet playing , tap dancing maestro.
  • PsychoDantis - May 20, 2012 3:47 p.m.

    My favourite castle is the castle (Or rather, the castles) from Angry Birds, because it's like an analogy for mankind's constant efforts to break conformity and organisation, and fight 'The Man'. The birds represent freedom and ideals whilst the castles represent the overbearing world in which we live, and the rules and regulations that uphold it. The pigs then represent the people who are high up in the world - the politicians and the lawyers and whatever - who are then crushed beneath the weight of the constructs they have built. Also because I like to smash things.
  • NoMutantAllowed - May 18, 2012 1:11 a.m.

    My favorite castle is the first castle in Faxanadu for the NES. The king that lives there will give you 1000 "golds"(he says golds) and if you spend all your money until you have 0 "golds" then he will give you 1000 more "golds". You can glitch this and buy all the gear in the first town 8)
  • mountain flames - May 17, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    My Favourite Castle is 'Andrew Castle' (ex-Tv Presenter - was on GMTV before the axe fell...perhaps his hair was parted that way because of it!), ex-Tennis player(Don't know if he won anything? he seems boring enough to have won IT!), Also commentates on 'REAL' tennis...not like the Tennis we all know and love - VIRTUA TENNIS (Dreamcast version ONLY). Great podcast, love the jokes section BUT wouldn't mind hearing the same jokes with the monkey doing it!!!
  • HadokenAlex - May 17, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    N's castle from pokemon has to be my favorite. It's Nintendo themed like the podcast and it comes out of the ground... not many other castles can do that.
  • boourns - May 17, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    cundy was right, the first wonderboy did involve a wee fella running around in his whips throwing stone hammers and getting a skateboard. as for favourite castles, mine would be the one were the princess was, you know, Another Castle........ Ill get me coat
  • Alkhentherevenge - May 17, 2012 3:49 a.m.

    Matt Castle has exactly the same voice as Fartin (Martin) from Greenwing ummm Fav Castle probably Castlevainia because I like my Castles how I like my Breasts.... the veinier the better Bu-dum-tish I here all week try the veal
  • TJP75 - May 16, 2012 8:37 p.m.

    The Towell joke factory was possibly THE best section in the history of GRUK. Matt's reaction to the last joke was priceless & Dave sounded like he was going to burst. First time Justin has sworn too! Brilliant podcast gents!
  • DrSmyslov - May 16, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    Great episode - easily the best since Nathan went. Mr Castle is a keeper! My second fave is the one in Simon's Quest, because I can't think of any others.
  • WizardZombie - May 16, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    And so I finally get to hear Mr Castle himself.
  • Bamford38 - May 16, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Id have to say Bowser's castle, as its the first one Cundy said at the beginning of the podcast and ive got no imagination.
  • Clovin64 - May 16, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Nice. I'd quite like to see more guest hosts on the GRUK podcast, if only to fill the void that Nate left behind. *sniff*
  • Gazanator101 - May 16, 2012 4:50 a.m.

    Apart from Matthew of course, my favourite castle would have to be Princess Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64. You can jump in and out of paintings, fight epic battles with Bowser, and when collecting enough stars, Princess Peach eventually rewards you with 'cake'. And that's a euphemism. [in Matt Cundy's/Borat's voice: hmm, castle sex, velly nice!]
  • ConfidentSheep - May 16, 2012 4:47 a.m.

    Justin - promise that the towel joke factory will never close! This week's gave me a ten minute laughing fit. Best section ever!! :D Great podcast, guys, as usual!
  • ithurtstopoop - May 16, 2012 4:35 a.m.

    My fav castle is Frank Castle aka the punisher. Because he delivers vengeance to a-holes faces.
  • Manguy17 - May 16, 2012 4:12 a.m.

    Apart from Matthew castle, my favourite castle is the metaphorical castle I clamber to the top of after achieving supreme victory over my infidel opponents in any form of competitive game, trash talking fully included.
  • YouAreTearingMeApartAntista - May 16, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    Apart from the wonderful Matthew, my favourite Castle is Castle Crashers. What's better than a deer firing poo out of its bum so hard that it's propelled across the screen? Nothing, that's what.