RadioRadar podcast 025: Dead air

This was a big week for gamers. Big releases, big news, big features on GamesRadar--what more could you want? Oh, a podcast? Why didn't you say so!? Here's that!

Oh! And we added background music to the podcast. Let us know if you want us to keep doing that in future episodes in the comments below!

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Henry Gilbert, Ryan Taljonick, and Tom Magrino

The Question of the Week: What feature do you want from next-gen consoles? Answer to win a free game or something cool!

Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • Ironarm - February 13, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    I think it would really awesome if we could stream our friends playing a game. My vision is this; if your friend is playing a game that you don't have then you can still join in a party with them and watch them play a game. So if you're only interested in the story of a game and not playing it and your friend has it then you can watch them play and talk to them as they are playing. You get to see the same stuff as whoever is playing. Or if your friend is playing a multiplayer game and you just want to sit back and watch some matches then you can do that too. It would be like streaming a movie on Netflix or Youtube, but it would just be a live feed from whoever you choose to watch.
  • SunniDee - February 12, 2013 6:41 p.m.

    I want a tab system for a next-gen feature. For this it would work like you would be playing a game and then you would press a button to open up to multiple screens where you could freely switch from a game in the system, a downloaded one, Netflix, or even the built in Internet browser. And it would all be done Quickly and without lag. Also you wouldn't lose data when switching pages.
  • codystovall - February 12, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    I want the next generation to be self lubricating......
  • JakePPetersen - February 11, 2013 8:58 p.m.

    I want the next generation of consoles to be a Star Trek-style holodeck system. Imagine the visceral thrill of being in more realistic than ever FPSs, the satisfaction of Sly Cooper's parkour (assuming it has SOME digital assistance), or the bone-chilling fear that playing a survival horror game in a holodeck would create. Strategy games (like say MTG) suddenly become a LOT less abstract, allowing you to interact with your units, making the loss of a unit actually mean something. Also, there would be sexytimes.
  • bar1scorpio - February 11, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    An APP that will interrupt your attempt to download a game, and mention that it may be complete crap. "Whoa there pardner, you sure you wanna spend 1600 MSP on Duke Nukem Forever?"
  • GaryTheGuidoHunter - February 11, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    As well as the basic better graphics, more ergonomic controllers etc. the thing I would love to get from a Next Gen Console is to have a system that allows for even more online interaction. Downloading patches can be done automatically while the system is off and there would be a better integration of save game files on a cloud system in case of a crash of the system. Can you imagine if you were playing a 10 hour game of Persona 4 and all the save on the system was corrupted? Not with online cloud where you can easily access it. Also, a feature where you can burn your games onto the system and create a type of Steam folder for your PS3 games would be awesome. It would be easier to just hit play on the folder rather than go search for a case with the disc. Finally, a projector. I know it sounds crazy but a built in project or attachment for the system would be cool. You can watch movies for that real cinema experience as well as play on a big screen with all your buddies.
  • 8bitBaby - February 11, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    honestly the feature i want most from next gen consoles is just a good price point. I want these guys to stop trying to break my pockets or just give us a PC that we can fully upgrade and customize. beyond that, good unbroken games. lets focus on gameplay and not making them purty garbage. also, i do like the music in the BG of the episode. it's better than dead air. *cartoonishly sitcom wink*
  • santaclouse37 - February 10, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    As a PS3 owner, all I've wanted for the longest time is universal support for background installations for games and downloads for system updates. Oh, and cloud save back-ups, a feature I discovered is only available for playstation plus members when my fat PS3 got the yellow light of death and I lost everything going back to old PS1 & 2 save files. I'd also say backwards compatibility, but I think we all know how likely that is.
  • IAmARobotWhoTurnsIntoATruckAnd - February 10, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    The number one thing I want from the next gen is interactive hologram technology. Just think of the possibilities. Think of the children. Think of the porn. Think of all the CP possibilities...
  • g1rldraco7 - February 10, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    The next gen feature I want is the console to alert you when someone is going to enter your room and it warns you of how much time they will take from your gaming time.
  • n00b - February 10, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    i dono something with magic the gathering
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 10, 2013 3:05 p.m.

  • JakePPetersen - February 11, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    I agree with his agreement!
  • IAmARobotWhoTurnsIntoATruckAnd - February 10, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Yeah because MTG on consoles is always so great, right?
  • MassiveFart - February 10, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    I don't buy used games anyways so if they're going to go and lock out used titles so be it. More money to support the developers means better games and less studios closing. If you really need to save $5 that bad maybe gaming shouldn't be so high on your list of priorities.
  • JakePPetersen - February 12, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    What about those of us for whom "buying used" means getting it fir $40 or less on Amazon within two weeks, or for $20 2 months later? Not all used game sales are through Gamestop and their shitty pricing scheme. It's completely possible to be a budget gamer, and used games are the cornerstone of that strategy.
  • dizzzydragon - February 10, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    start reading more than one listener response! Its my favorite part hearing you all discuss listener responses!
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 10, 2013 6:51 p.m.

  • antiAntag0nist - February 11, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    I second this notion.
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 11, 2013 4:10 p.m.


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