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It’s the last GamesRadar UK Podcast Question Box before the GRUK Podcast changes forever!

Next week’s GamesRadar UK Podcast is going to be the last GamesRadar UK Podcast for a while. But do not become distressed, alarmed, or ensaddened by this news. We are merely hunkering down in the brain bunker for some positive idea sessioning and think having.

The podcast will be back but it will be something else. Something different. Possibly something better. But almost certainly something with a video component to compliment and augment the current audio-only format. So it’s evolving into some new and as-yet-undefined sort of regular video thing (in which the audio track could potentially still be handily separated and consumed in the manner of the current podcast).

Hopefully that makes some sense. Please understand we are in the zenbryonic phase of the conceptualising journey right now. Which means we’re making it up as we go along. But it’s exciting. We’re excited. There’s good energy.

So that’s the news. The GRUK Podcast is changing and next week’s episode will be the last GRUK Podcast in its current form. So please use this last GRUK Question Box to ask us anything you want. Leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer as many of your questions as possible in next week’s podcast, which goes out Wednesday 3 October.

Go for it.

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20 comments

  • TJP75 - October 2, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    No more GRUK - only the finest gaming podcast in the English speaking world. A YouTube video is the only way to express my disappointment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dnqKGuezo Hurry back for the sanity of your fans!
  • KarenGales22 - October 1, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do, http://Gray21.com
  • nelly24 - October 1, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Bring back Nathan Irvine PLEASE!!! That is all.
  • Jasman - October 1, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Shiiiiiiiit, I hate it when you guys go on hiatus. I thought the podcast was going really well, especially with all the awesome guests you've had on recently. It's a shame to see you go, but I guess even the best things need to evolve in order to ultimately get better. I just hope you can maintain your unique brand of quizzical, wistful, insightful and *insert deep voice* sexual, gaming coverage when you next emerge. Anyway onto the questions.... 1. Could Hitman: Absolution's 'contracts mode' be the future of online content for traditionally single-player games? From my perspective, the mode seems extremely malleable and could feasibly be adapted and tweaked to fit almost any modern genre. 2. What's going to be your big Christmas/winter holiday game for this year? AC3 might take the turkey (!) for me. Bye and happy games journa-lizing! P.S. Don't leave us for too long :(
  • ithurtstopoop - October 1, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    Ive loved every second of your podcasts and hope this next reboot of the rebooted gamesradar uk cast isnt too long coming. if your taking suggestion for the new vdieo format how about a furries episode?
  • Mooshon - October 1, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    Hi lads, Bit of a shame, but I do like the sound of a some sort of multi media party. Be nice if you could wangle in a strong community angle too. Since GR swapped the forums for facebook it's been a one way street. Don't leave the gap too long though eh ;)
  • gazdog9 - October 1, 2012 2:30 a.m.

    Ahoy - hoy Gentlemen, I have to say , I find the lack of future podcasts opens up in front of me like an abyss. However, I do understand that doing a podcast must be a bit of a pain in the arse and given we are entering the silly season of games releases , finding the time to do podcasts may be impractical. If I could make a suggestion. Why not make an independent podcast outside of Gamesradar funded by donations from the community ?
  • JenniferGriffins22 - September 30, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do, http://Pink44.com
  • Meiklespam - September 30, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    WHAT!? Not this again! You'd better not leave us hanging like last time only to return almost completely unchanged. I don't understand why you can't keep up a less than 2 hour, fortnightly podcast WHILST you think up something fresh and new. I can't help but feel you guys are either being lazy here or resent doing us a podcast at all. Good day sir!
  • WZRD - September 28, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    Bit of a long one this, but bear with me. I'm asari to hear GRUK is ending. Not many other podcasts have broached topics as broad and controversial as this one, ranging from in-depth discussions of the plot of The Fly 2 to people shitting on glass tables. And Jurassic Park, whenever Meiks was on. As for question time, how about this; What's the most arousing game you've played? We all remember Towelly candidly confessing using the old sun-visor trick in Dead or Alive to spy on nudie polygonal ladies, but how about the rest of you? If you think it's weird, it doesn't have to be the game that aroused you, as long as you were aroused while playing a game. Myself, I remember being 14 and inviting over the first girl I fell in love with. I was a bit of a fattie at the time, and didn't really have a chance with her romantically. At least that's what I thought at the time, but looking back, I did make her laugh and she was willing to spend a lot of time with me. Anyway, being socially inept I made her play videogames with me, instead of, you know, anything else. We spent a hazy summer evening sitting together on the couch, her back leaning against mine, a pillow discreetly covering my lap, playing Super Mario World. Just one final request; can Cundy whip out the old ARE YOU MUGGING ME OFF for old times sake? Thanks, fellas. FOR EVERYTHING!
  • PleasantPig - September 28, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Oi oi!! What are your favourite Ibiza-related 90s memories, you naughty slags!? Also, videos are for mugs. Whatever changes, keep it audio-only. The podcast is great because it is something entertaining to listen to while doing other things, whereas videos fill a different hole entirely (you can have that one for free, Cundlefly) and one that is already filled by a number of other sites. Still, as long as the classic Jimmy Five-Bellies and Raoul Moat discussions continue, you can count me in. Love you to the max, fellas.
  • b-dog1991 - September 28, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Oh blimey, I miss out on a few episodes and I come back again to find the podcast that will soon be formerly known as GRUK is heading off into the sunset. While I fight back the tears and clean up the bad tissues, I'll get around to asking a question. I recently procured a copy of FIFA 13 and instead of all the engine polishing that goes on with yearly updates, it was the strength of this year’s soundtrack that has so far enamoured me to this entry. What is the most bizarre aspect of a game that you have become endeared to? I’ll be blowing some duck chainsaws while waiting for the next audio/visual delight from you guys!
  • KidJustKid - September 28, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    Don't leave us hanging too long, we may just drag our little ears over to PSM3 or summin when we haven't got your orgastic little package of fun to wet ourselves over. My little contribution is about something fundamental to gaming that's never really had the same look in as the other components - music. A couple of game have really been completed for me by the presence or addition of music whether an OST or my own. Personal faves include Final Fantasy 13's immersion-by-brute-force massive orchestral score, the Mirror's Edge and DE:HR soundtracks which are beautiful pieces or electronic music in their own right as well as pinning down the feels of the worlds they inhabit, and my own belting out of old school house and drum and bass fueling many a night of NfS: Shift. The music and the games are now linked in my mind as one big mélange of gooey memories, and I've found that games that excite all my senses tend to be the ones that stick around. What memories of games and related music do you guys have, and what makes good gaming music, within the game or put on by yourself? Sloppy hugs and kisses, KJK
  • garnsr - September 28, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    What are the chances that the WiiU, with its buttons labelled like the 360, but the positions changed, will use B to accept and A to cancel, like Western games do, instead of sticking with the Japanese style of having buttons do things we don't expect them to in the States? Bayonetta wouldn't let me lay out my buttons like God of War, so I kept shooting instead of doing a weak attack, and I expect Bayonetta 2 to have the same problem. Also, do you think you'll have a hard time with QTEs, since you'll be used to the 360 layout for the buttons?
  • PistonTwister - September 28, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    Men of GamesRadar......ASSEMBLE! No question for you just a thought on the new podcast. Stick a webcam in the studio.... job done. I think we'd all be happy. But if you want to go crazy and dream up some new items for the show, I have three suggestions. 1) Charades - Pick an obscure game or game character every week and go for it. Hilarity will surely ensue. Possibly. 2) Given Justin and Hooters tempestuous relationship on the podcast, maybe you could make use of some comedy oversized boxing gloves and let them square off. They would then have to battle without their primary weapons, i.e. their legendary wit and use of language and would instead have to settle the weekly dispute via the primitive method of mano a mano pugilistic combat. 3) Topless woman sitting beside Matthew every week. Your welcome guys! Love the show and looking forward to the new one... Kisses Pistontwister
  • Kelshaw1996 - September 28, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Hello Casters of Pod I have an addition to what I assume has beena cracking towel joke factory in this weeks podcast (I think this is a new joke but I may have heard it before and forgot) 'The police are looking for the creator of metal gear solid after Chris Moyles was found murdered, they think Hideo killed the radio star' I appologize for the terrible joke, but I didn't want to break the tradition
  • CommanderBanana - September 28, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Hello gentlemen of GRUK Sad but excited at the news of the podcast change, i eagerly await more news Two questions: first, what are some of your favourite landscapes/vistas/views in games? Some of my highlights would be Dead Space 2 (saturn, anyone?), Enslaved and the 2008 prince of persia. I can't even explain how much the scenery in these games increased my enjoyment of them Second, do you think Big Daddies ever fart in their suits? Much love to all of you, looking forward to a new and improved podcast You make this spectre erecter Love Alastair
  • BottleBank - September 28, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    Hurry back please! The wait between Talkradar UK and GRUK Podcasts was interminable. It also was around this period last year, so we missed out on your spoken thoughts about some of last Autumn's biggest games. I suppose i'd better ask a question, so here it is: I'm currently playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and i think the reason i'm enjoying it so much is due to how atmospheric the game feels. In your humble opinion(s), which games have the richest atmospheres? PS - I feel that "Houghton Agrees" is a bit of a waste of time. Just an observation, not a complaint!
  • james-holland - September 28, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    Hi there wonderful gents of GR, I'm in a bit of a crisis at the minute, I've been into gaming for as long as I can remember, but recently I've been beginning to lose my faith and find myself less and less interested in playing new releases because I personally feel there is a lack of innovation in the market now. Everything seems to be a rehash of something else. I even find myself playing Gamecube and Wii games more than anything now, and I am excited for the Wii U with the hope that it will add a new idea to the market again while keeping up with the competition. I'll admit I'm looking forward to playing Halo 4, Resi 6 and Assassin's Creed 3 but considering there have been Christmases where there are too many games to choose from I can't help but think it's not as exciting to be a gamer as it was in the past. My questions to you are: Have you ever felt this way yourselves? Is there any games I haven't mentioned that I should just buy and try? As an attempt to keep me occupied until Wii U or anything that slipped under the mainstream radar recently I should go back and try? Thanks for the great podcast guys, will miss you on the break, hugs and kisses to you all.
  • edan-hogan-duff - September 28, 2012 6:07 a.m.

    Laddy laddy lad lads. Wey-eye man. Paul Gascoigne. Edan here! It's pretty darn shitty to hear you fine gentlemen are suspending your fortnightly escapades for the immediate future, but I suppose change is good. (Unless you turn out with something shit in a months time. Joking!) I've been doing some perusing the past few days into the relentless flogging of zombies/the undead in modern gaming and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject. Projects like Day Z lead me to believe the weathered cliché still has some relevance nestled in it and can be elaborated upon without feeling strained and repetitive - whereas the likes of L4D and Resi 6 feel to me like a proverbial spanking of the figurative dead monkey. Is there still some life left in the old ghoul yet? I still watch you all sleep. It's not even a joke. BYEEE!!

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