Podcast: TalkRadar UK #67


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Greetings one and all. Have we got a whopping, great, big show for you this week. Over two hours worth of gaming chatter Mr Cundy, Mrs Towell and Master Irvine covering such broad subjects as all this and loads more...

NEWS! - Justin answers his critics of his review of Gran Turismo 5 and the team discuss why parts of Uncharted 3 being set in the desert might not be such a dry idea.

APPRECIATION SECTION! - Cundy delves deep into his memory banks to show some love for the stellar telekenisis 'em-up, Psi Ops...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK! - We thunder through your answers to this week's burning question... What has been your favourite boss battle of 2010 so far? 

GAMESRADAR HOTLINE! - Quite frankly we've had bloody loads of text messages this week from you beautiful people. Lovely stuff.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN PLAYING! - There are contrasting feelings towards GT5. And a segue that isn't a sexual innuendo (finally!) as Nathan explains why EA leave Polyphony in their rear view mirror when it comes to slick presentation.

Minigame challenge

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.



The info bit

Post date: Wednesday 1st December 2010
Run time: 2 hour 4 minutes 49 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
Find all the previous episodes of TalkRadar UK on our compendium page 




  • philip_douglas1992 - December 3, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    Cundy is a legend haha keep up the podcast guys , it's just too funny
  • Crofto - December 2, 2010 6:20 p.m.

    I haven't listened to all of this Podcast yet, but caught the first 20 mins, and just wanted to comment on the GT5 review thing. Normally I think most big-games are massively overrated, and 9/10 times a reviewer will rush through a copy of a new game and allow novelty, hype and pressure to equal a review/score which is obviously flawed. A good example you guys mentioned is some reviews for GT5 saying it's a 9/10, when in reality the reviewer is clearly thinking of a lower score, yet likely hasn't got the balls to do it. I hate to highlight here, but Eurogamer's review of GT5 clearly reads like an 8, at best, to me. It's pretty amusing to see so much contradiction, but that's gaming journalism for you. Anyway, I think Justin's approach to GT5 is an example of what most reviewers should be doing; ignoring the release day - especially if it's a big game - and taking the right amount of time to absorb the experience and determine an accurate and fair review. Therefore his review and score of 7/10 is valid as far as I can tell. It's just a shame that this form of reviewing is pretty rare, and I don't expect it'll catch on soon. But I just wanted to vent my angle on this issue, since I understand how demoralising it may be to see so many people get angry over review scores. Plus, when all is said and done, it's bottom-of-the-page reviews on Metacritic I always scroll to first, since these are the ones which allow me to properly see if there is in merit in a game or not. Such is the way of gaming media at the moment. Loooooong way to go before it catches up-to the likes of Rotten Tomatoes, which - for the most part - gives excellent and reliable feedback on the quality of films.
  • philipshaw - December 2, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    Sounds like a good show, can;t wait to hear what people said their favorite boss battle of 2010 was
  • Ninjadmin - December 2, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    *Insert weekly "love you guys!" comment* Love hearing you guys talk about GoW III too. Everyone else seesm to slag it off - some even mentioning the brutal kills as a negative somehow - madness! You're the only ones who seem to like it as much as me. Also Psi-Ops was/is bloody brilliant. Great pick. Really respect your reasons for getting the GT5 review done relatively late. If only more sites had the guts to ignore the first day rush clicks for more accurate reviews. Super Meat Boy is fantabulous too by the way. Ive 100%'d it too, it is dfinitely hardcore.
  • TJP75 - December 2, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    Brilliant from start to finish. I fully support Justin's 7/10 score for GT5 - its highs are above Forza 3 but the lows are well bellow the worst parts of Forza 3.
  • frmonth - December 1, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    Haven't shown my support in a while, so keep it up. Matt Cundy is the funniest thing to ever come out of a test tube and the minigames are always spectacular displays of the many mysteries of the human body. Plus I love just being able to stream the podcast out of the browser, but I wonder if you can measure how many people are doing this (I want to show I'm listening lol).
  • garnsr - December 1, 2010 10:03 p.m.

    If Cundy's now lord of the manor why hasn't he wrested control of the podcast from Nathan? Maybe it's remarks like slipping into peoples' butts. You Brits must have different HR rules than we have in the States. I caught an Epic Mickey commercial the other day, and actually stopped to check it out. I'd play it if it were on PS3.
  • JD_Method - December 1, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    Oh, I guess Matt mentions that you can download it for free, now that I've listened a bit further.
  • JD_Method - December 1, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    You can actually legally download Psi-Ops for free on PC. You can get it at File Front, Atomic Gamer and other places. Here's a link:
  • salaryman - December 1, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    Cundylations Matt, RIP George.
  • Eaxis - December 1, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    Gonna listen as soon as possible.
  • salaryman - December 1, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    Re: Epic Mickey, it does not surprise me that it is performing badly, I'd say mainly as I have not [like yourselves] seen a single non-game website advertisement and really if it were not for Mr Antista extolling its virtues I very much doubt I would have even paid attention to the few articles I'd seen in the specialist press. I would hope they release it on PS3 (or Xbox if that is your thing) to raise its profile as I would like to own it but am not a Wii owner and won't be till Skyward Sword comes out (by then too late to help E.M's charting).
  • humpiedumpie - December 1, 2010 6:41 p.m.

    yeaah talkradar time
  • Kieran712 - December 1, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    Oh and Psi_Ops is also in my top 8. Such an awesome game
  • Kieran712 - December 1, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    Snow Day + Minecraft + TalkradarUK = Extreme Happiness
  • elpurplemonkey - December 1, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    I am ready ready, ready for Talkradar UK. I've only been listening for the past month or so, but I love this podcast just as much as GR's other two casts. Very smart British humor. I burst out laughing at Cundy's Ronald Mcdonald bit last week, I hope this week can be as funny.
  • LordsOfTechno - December 1, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    Sweet, I've been waiting for this all day.
  • breener96 - December 1, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    So does this mean ye're hiring, then? Because I can type stuff and play games...
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - December 1, 2010 5:16 p.m.

    Nay miningame challenge until tomorrow. Something went wrong during the production. Don't worry, we've already fired Justin.
  • Yaro - December 1, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    Thank you!

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