Podcast: TalkRadar UK #51

Lend it your ears:

Your British-flavoured games podcast returns to talk about Gran Turismo 5's unfinished state, the music from Chuck Rock and putting out chip pan fires with a 9mm. Meiks, Houghton and Towell are rejoined by your host Nathan Irvine who wrests back the keys to the TalkRadar UK car and makes a left turn at Toejam and Earl plaza. There's also a brand new section this week - the 'appreciation section', and as always there are YOUR answers to question of the week. As well as:

*News returns! - Gran Turismo 5 is 'not finished yet', Metal Gear Solid Rising won't have many returning characters and some dude on EVE Online losing over $1,200 of real money in exploded cargo. Fool.
*Question of the Week - Which you answered. Your answers were to the question Which old games character would you like to see the return of and why? As you've probably guessed from the polite little fella over there on the right, Meiks' answer was Chuck Rock. This prompted Nathan to sing us the title theme, which actually sounded very much like the original, which you can hear below:

*AMAZING NEW SECTION! - The 'appreciation section', which Justin kicks off by discussing one of the first decent 3D games ever.
*What we've been playing - The unlikely mix of Solitaire, Singularity and PS Move's Tumble.
*GamesRadar Hotline - Where we translate your texts into linguistic meaning, and then respond with answers.

Retrotastic video action!

Our new 'appreciation section' begins with the criminally-forgotten Virtua Racing - Sega's trailblazing arcade racer which also hit Mega Drive owners with polygon graphics and a £70 price point. Of course Justin's got a copy (two, actually), and he brought his beloved Sega Nomad into the office to show everyone what they've been missing. Check out our video below, then listen to the podcast to hear more:


Fan art!

Cundy's epic Pikmin cosplay from last week inspired regular listener and apparent Photoshop wizard Breener to create this work of art:

Above: Nice work, Breener. We liked your TalkRadar UK car too - anyone else feeling creative? Show us in the forum!


GamesRadar Hotline

Right, here's the deal... DO: Send us game related questions/trivia or a confession. Ensure that your  text isn't a small essay. DON'T: Send us chain texts, jokes or requests asking for a job. Got it? So with the serious crap out of the way, please do drop us a line we'll play your dulcet tones across the airwaves via the wonders of technology. Or simply drop us a text. We love hearing from you guys. All calls and texts charged at your local standard rate.

Tell us what you think

Do you have an opinion about the podcast? Then why not share it with us in the TalkRadar UK thread in our forums. 

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The info bit

Post Date: Wednesday 11 August 2010
Run time: 1 hour 23 minutes 38 seconds
Intro and outro music: Sabrepulse 
Find all the previous episodes of TalkRadar UK on our compendium page 




  • Rut3g3r - August 15, 2010 12:39 p.m.

    Best podcast in a while! Loved all the retro stuff, made me wistful for the Megadrive days. Nice to have Nathan's calming influence, too, after ep 50's palpable tension...
  • breener96 - August 13, 2010 1:43 a.m.

    My QotW still hasn't gotten read out since E3. I'm determined to get it in on time and make it a good answer! I'm sad, though. I wanted to hear if ye ever played Dynamite Headdy, I used to love that game! And if you play it it completely holds up. Anyway, good 'cast. A noticeable lack of Cundy, though. Well I suppose that he can't be in all of them! :P
  • breener96 - August 12, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    I'm only getting the chance to listen now, forgive me! I got Red Dead yesterday and haven't put it down! Anyway, can't wait to see what this new segment is!
  • LarzimusPrime - August 12, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    Yay, I was mentioned in this Episode!!! You read my Answer to the question off the week and then totally slagged it off :(, But still... ALEX KIDD FTW
  • LordsOfTechno - August 12, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    Triangle trees FTW! I don't know why that little quip made me laugh so much.
  • philipshaw - August 12, 2010 9:38 a.m.

    This new section sounds intresting, agree with Meiks that the game is not awful but still pretty bad
  • TJP75 - August 12, 2010 6:57 a.m.

    Good show as always, I can't believe Nathan couldn't remember Flavor Flav "Yeah boy!". Cheers.
  • tomthespesh - August 11, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    Woop! You read out me answer aboot ducktales my favourite ever NES game!!
  • Eaxis - August 11, 2010 5:16 p.m.

    Fantastic. Can't wait for some Eve, singularity and news discussion.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 11, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Hooray, my thread will be shared with everyone now. Please submit fan art, TRUK fans! And keep up the fun, TRUK hosts!!!
  • Kieran712 - August 11, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    Hopefully thisll be up to the awsomeness of the last one, downloading now

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