Podcast: TalkRadar UK #65

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Good afternoon and welcome to a brand new episode of TalkRadar UK - the gaming podcast that promises not to mug you off.

This week's episode is brought to you by the esteemed trio of Nathan Irvine, Matt Cundy and Justin Towell... with the addition of GR freelancer Ben Griffin. Ben's in the UK office this week as coffee monkey, experiencing the 'hard work' we do first-hand.

So what can you expect from this week's show? All of the following and more...

NEWS! - Justin's ecstatic because Sega AM2 legend Yu Suzuki has gone on-record to say he still wants to make Shenmue III. Erm, you know that doesn't mean he's actually going to, right? And Matt talks about lies on the boxes of the games he's been playing. Hey, we never said it had to be news about the industry...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK! - The team provide cover as you answer the burning question... What has been your favourite videogame war to fight in and why?

WHAT WE'VE BEEN PLAYING! - Justin masters corners in the original Need for Speed Shift, Nathan plays 'games for girls' and Matt tells us of his trip to Fiddlers Beach in Kinectimals. Then Ben causes a stir by proclaiming PES to be better than FIFA. Whoa there...

PLUS LOADS OF OTHER STUFF!!1! Although the appreciation section is missing because it's coming back BETTER next week. Yup, watch this space...


Bonus content

We've got another GamesRadar Minigame Challenge for you to enjoy, this time involving the fellas stuffing as many games down their T-shirts as possible in 30 seconds.

Justin was on holiday last week, and wanted to show you the affinity every games journalist has with nature. Oh, and that those scarf and gloves from Atari Live a couple of years ago are still going strong:

Above: Justin swears it was only climbing on his leg, not humping it. Sure it was, laddy. Sure it was


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.

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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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Info bit

Post date: Wednesday 17th November 2010
Run time: 1 hour 37 minutes 38 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
Find all the previous episodes of TalkRadar UK on our compendium page 


  • boourns - November 19, 2010 12:28 p.m.

    Great cast as always. Any chance of getting the pod-chaps to play some FIFA with the listeners, would love to test my skills against Nate, Matt et al?
  • alm3id4 - November 18, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    I had a note to send you guys the exact same question of the week on my ipod for a few weeks. Anyway, great podcast, as always.
  • ColinKapow - November 18, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    "Fiddlers beach, bring the kids!!" Made me look like a weirdo for bursting into laughter
  • philipshaw - November 18, 2010 12:55 p.m.

    Great minigame, also can't wait to hear what Ben has to say about PES being better than Fifa because I agree that it's better than Fifa this year
  • el.waxa - November 18, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    I too have blue balls for shenmue triple. Ryo needs to chin Lan di once and for all.
  • gregatron - November 18, 2010 9:36 a.m.

    *comment* p.s. As a robot i lack a tongue and have an upwards mounted head camera, meaning i am invulnerable to your takedown techniques *bzzzzt*
  • gregatron - November 18, 2010 9:33 a.m.

    chika chika Weeooowwww woooowwwww!!!! Glad you guys worked out what that was, Who was it making the noises was it Matt? Gregatron shut down *bzzzt*
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - November 18, 2010 9:26 a.m.

    @Garnsr We were only muggin' you off, mate. No hurt intended. I just remember you being our most constructive criticiser and saying something about the way I say 'H'. The feedback is good though, in fact we changed something on the show due to one of your comments. Can't remember which one. Keep it up. Oh, and to all the TRUK-ites we do love you all even if we can't remember all your names. Without you it wouldn't be possible. Peas out.
  • garnsr - November 18, 2010 3:25 a.m.

    Hey, I believe I was mentioned in the show! But I've been accused of only leaving negative comments! I don't remember being too negative, maybe it's a culture thing. I've been listening since I had to wait for it to show on the main site every whenever it popped up, and couldn't get it on iTunes. I've enjoyed it the whole time (not quite as much as the US one, but quite a lot.) Will you continue the holding onto things' tongues bit, or will you come up with something new next time? It seems like you guys come up with a different running gag almost every week, then forget them (except the "mugging me off" one.) Either way, I liked the tongue one, and look forward to whatever new bit of foolishness you give us.
  • Eaxis - November 17, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    Ben did good in his first TalkRadar podcast. I also enjoyed the facts segment.
  • IIBrownieII - November 17, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    Hey TRUK! I aint commented on here for a few weeks but just want to show my support!!!! Keep up the class work!!! Podcast and minigames were as amazing as ever... oh and if your down with them I'll have my slippers back matthew, thank you very much!
  • Clovin64 - November 17, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    "...the gaming podcast that promises not to mug you off." This has to be the new Talkradar UK slogan! Awesome mini-game challenge too!
  • TrueGoddessReincarnation - November 17, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    You should fire Matt and get Ben on full time. D'ont worry about Cundy he can move back to cornwall and get a job working for farmer John Pancakes
  • Kieran712 - November 17, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    Forgotten... Joke, also Ben's epic fact of the year 11 - 1999's Sega Dreamcast was deemed one of the most important and innovative products of the year by Popular Science magazine.
  • Eaxis - November 17, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    Whooo! Love this podcast. Hilarious minigames as well. Thanks guys.
  • Yaro - November 17, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    The humping squirrel is epic and intense. =)
  • DMarten - November 17, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    Goodness, too bad I can't download until I get home! Looks fun guys.

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