RadioRadar podcast 042: E3 cometh

It's the week before E3 and there was a ton of XBONE news to talk about. What does that mean? It means you're in for a two-hour long podcast, full of poop jokes and the like. Take a seat, get out some caviar, and prepare for one hell of an episode.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Tom Magrino, Henry Gilbert, Lucas Sullivan, Greg Henninger, David the Intern
Question of the week: What game from E3 were you excited for (that ended up disappointing you)? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • ShadowOps117 - June 14, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    MW3 was made out to be something new. It turned out to be just another CoD game.
  • aznxchunky - June 12, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    Final Fantasy XIV. I was played FFXI for years and WOW, I was so hyped for 14 because of the experiences i had with 11. When launch day came, I bought the Horrible Collectors edition (seriously a journal was the extra swag?) It was such a failure of a game. Mobs randomly aggro'ed. High level Mobs in the beginning zone, broken combat mechanics. Only redeeming quality was the Beautiful music and a very interesting story. FFXIV was beyond crap at launch, only time i was ever pissed off about a video game.
  • pokepark7 - June 12, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    OK i saw most of E3 2013 and i came back to this podcast to answer the question so I wish more Pokemon x and y was reviled because all i know was basically leaked and the stuff that they did reviled was so predictable really? ugh!!!
  • HubesMaster96 - June 12, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    Freaking Kinect Star Wars. I raced home the day of the Kinect reveal so that I could get home in time to turn on the TV and find the right channel so that I could see the "future" of gaming. When they showed Kinect Star Wars my mind was blown. I immediately located some of my friends and attempted to tell them the good news. At E3 that year I awaited more news but they just showed the same thing which was just fine by me but when even that wasn't enough for my brain to handle I started to count down the days until the Kinect launched and bought one on day one. Of course Kinect Star Wars wasn't a launch game and couldn't be had for months on end. And when I finally got my hands on it after avoiding coverage of it so I could be shocked at the greatness I weeped tears of sadness to discover when of the few things worse than the prequel movies.
  • DonBugen - June 11, 2013 5:28 a.m.

    I had never bought a game the day it came out until Spore. With each bit of information that was released, I found myself more and more hooked on the entire idea of it. “You can create EVERYTHING? Animals, buildings, vehicles? And then you have not just worlds, but an entire galaxy to explore?” It seemed too good to be true. I watched every preview video that came out obsessively, over and over and over again. I must have watched Robin Williams make the same long-nosed waddling creature at E3 2006 at least fifty times. The sad thing is, the nice people at Maxis kinda forgot to add a game to their nifty 3D modeling tool. Each of the phases of the game, while initially billed as completely separate games, were nothing more than repetitive minigames. Instead of building a civilization, for example, you could either build cars and shoot at cities, or build cars and give money to cities, or build cars and sing at cities. That was it for that phase. The ultimate let-down, though, was when you got to the Space phase, and learned that the creatures you spent ages designing were nothing more than jabbering avatars, the buildings just blockish bombing targets, and the vehicles were useless. Instead, you zip from randomly generated rock to randomly generated rock playing an unending game of “Buy low, sell high.” It took me a while to realize that I just wasn’t enjoying wandering through an unending mass of sameness and talking to uninspired aliens who all spoke alike. I don’t think that I’ve ever gotten as excited about the hype surrounding a game since then. No matter how great a game looks before its released, it could still be crap.
  • BarbwireTino - June 10, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    When Hunted the Demon Forge was announced E3 2010 I was very excited. Who wouldn't want a Gears of War type game that involved swords and bows and was developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks? I pre-ordered the game and invited friends over on the day it came out so that we could all play it. It was only about 5 minutes into the muddy textures and poor game play that I realized I had been hornswoggled.
  • omega1180 - June 10, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    A game that I was excited for was a little game by the name Halo 3: ODST. A departure from the Gold lens of the Famed Master Chief. It seemed to be an interesting take on events that happened Between Halo 2 and 3, and the Noire style aspect hinted at a brow raising investigation focus for the game. Not to mention the Get together of multiple FIRELFY cast members. Sadly, those PROPHETS LIED TO US! Many People recognize the game as the Aliens Resurrection of the halo series, finding it boring and short... SOO Short it should have just been DLC... aka (Farcry 3) I HOWEVER, am NOT one of these nay-Sayers. I found the ODST's story much more compelling than the robot Spartans and Halsey in Halo Reach. I'm a little disappointed that the multiplayer components( the last sets of maps) were only accessable through the game for a while.Candid, the firefight was a horde mode... but who cares, other games were doing it, some better than others. All in all aside from the lady's manly face, it was a ok game. I was disappointed, but disappointed as a parent finding out your dog stole your slippers to chew on em. You get upset, but you still lovem. T.L.D.R. HALO 3 ODST's a disappointing game, with good vision. People hate it, But I love it. Also, the Engineer is into tentacle stuff... SPOILERS!
  • omega1180 - June 10, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    In reference to the Halo next gen announcement, some one really needs to redub the trailer with Good old Obi wan. The 4-6 one.
  • Lurkero - June 9, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    As the PS3/360/Wii generation was gearing up back in e3 2005 I was really excited for what Japanese RPGs would be coming out. Of course Square-Enix was showing off the Final Fantasy 13 suite, but I was more interested in White Knight Chronicles (White Knight Story). That game looked like it would be the next revolution in Japanese action RPGs and everything about it seemed so cool. The graphics were amazing, the gameplay looked dynamic, the character animations were grandiose, the environment was very lively. Then the game took some years to arrive and by the time it came out it was pretty much a typical Japanese action RPG. Not much about it looked or played as cool as the original trailer. Some of the gameplay mechanics were still enjoyable, but for the most part I didn't think many people would spend time away from Monster Hunter, Phantasy Star, or .Hack to play White Knight Chronicles.
  • abhorerofmoppets - June 8, 2013 10:50 p.m.

    Hey Tom, I know how you feel about the Armored Core games, I own all of them except the very first game. Everybody just thinks I'm crazy because of that. Anyways, just to share, I love mechs and can't wait for Pacific Rim to come out.
  • abhorerofmoppets - June 8, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    Oh, I meant the movie when I said Pacific Rim. In regard to the question of the week, I'd have to say Resistance 2. I loved the first game. The second game though, no. Being only able to keep 2 weapons at a time, where half of the fun was using a bunch of interesting weapons. Additionally, I found the story just boring. This game completely turned me off the series, unfortunately. I've never played three.
  • rcarrasco121 - June 8, 2013 7:54 p.m.

    Skyrim. I bought it day one for my ps3. But, I did not have the Internet at home to install the patches to fix it. So, I basically just had an unplayable $66 piece of plastic for 6 months until I could afford wifi for my place.
  • TaserLime - June 8, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Tetris showed so much promise at E3 1989 but ended up a disappointment because it wasn't in 3D.
  • TheFrostyGuy - June 8, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Nice and long podcast, awesome. QOTW: In high school, my friend and I, like Henry, were diehard nintendo fans. We stood by the gamecube and when the wii came out, we swore by it. I believe that "The Conduit" was announced at E3 2007 (??) and that was it. Finally, a game we could show to all the x-bro's, with their fancy Halo's and their many Calls of duty, that the wii had some competitive core edge. Needless to say, when we actually bought The Conduit and logged online to find only a handful of people on, our ambitions were crushed. The game wasn't a disappointment itself (i actually liked it), but the year of teasing by our friends was.
  • BlueScorpion91 - June 8, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    Ow yeeeaaa, finally got my name on the podcast. Life goal accomplished. QotW: I was going to say Agent as a massive E3 disappointment, but as that hasn't actually released I'll say Gran Turismo 5. I'm a big petrol-head, loved cars all my life so when GT5 was announced for PS3 it was like THE gaming experience I've waited my whole life for. But, after many many delays, I finally got the game and was ultimately let-down by the shear boredom that placing that game puts on me.
  • ShadowOps117 - June 8, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    I was excited about Smash Bros. 4... ...and apparently Kid Icarus was more important...
  • F4G1TR0N - June 8, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    For me it IS Dead Rising 2. As a Ps3 adopter, I was always fascinated by Dead Rising. Killing zombies with random weapons? Score! Wearing stupid clothes while doing it? Sign me up! So when I watched Dead Rising 2's trailer, I was super stoked! Custom weapons, no picture mechanic, and even a more action oriented narrative! I preordered the game at my local gamestop and awaited the MONTHS before it came out. Once released, I drove over and picked it up, snatching up my preorder dlc which was a ninja pack. When I got home and started playing... my excitement turned into confusion, and then sheer anger. WHY THE HECK IS THIS A GAME?? Frank West was a much better character and, while the gameplay was killing zombies, I was not satisfied in killing them. Now I use the word "Dead Rising 2" to ask anyone what their most disappointing game was. To radioradar, "What was your Dead Rising 2?".
  • winner2 - June 8, 2013 5:12 a.m.

    I'm gonna have to say AC3. I love AC, but they dropped the ball. I just tried playing it again recently and I could not figure out how to work the brotherhood system at all, and I'm sure that's just one glaring problem I had forgotten about. Like that economy bullshit. And that continental army being a bag of jerks bullshit. Pllleeeaaasseee don't fuck up black flag Ubi, pirates are my greatest hope.
  • shawksta - June 8, 2013 12:37 a.m.

    Great podcast as usual. The DRM issue is really shaking up. Good luck on your E3 coverage guys, and with Daily Podcasts, DAMN, i salute you +_+7 Eh, i got nothing for the question of the week, any game that i even hyped for i ended up liking either way. If i can say one thing that eventually dissapointed me, when in the PS4 reveal with scenes of the Crash Bandicoot at Nintendo commercial and Mike Cerny's Classic Crash Music intro only to just remind me that crash is dead.
  • g1rldraco7 - June 8, 2013 12:28 a.m.

    Thanks Hollander Cooper for making me feel bad since Ryan is not here, last time I send you guys desserts. Ninja Gaiden 3, I was so addicted to the trailer where it teased seeing Ryu Hayabusa's face after all this time. When the game finally came out, I was like oh yay, but the story was just weak, not worthy of Ninja Gaiden and the difficulty was just off balanced. So I have high hopes of Ninja Gaiden Z Yaiba can do better.

Showing 1-20 of 27 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000