RadioRadar podcast 044: White doves and white gloves

We went long this week, but for good reason: we had to talk about Michael Jackson. Seriously, that's like, half this episode. Give it a listen, we promise it'll OH HOO be worth your SHAMON while.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Tom Magrino, Henry Gilbert, Lucas Sullivan, Greg Henninger, Ryan Taljonick
Question of the week: What's the funniest game you've ever played? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • MyCoolWhiteLies - July 5, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    One game that's unexpectedly and disarmingly hilarious is Mass Effect 2. Unlike the other two games in the series, the story of the game isn't being constantly pushed forward by dire circumstances, and it has a much lighter atmosphere. There are tons of hilarious conversations and easter eggs for those that explore the nooks and crannies of the game. Shepard's interactions with other characters, especially when you have interrupt prompts, are often pretty hilarious. The light-heartedness of the game is part of what made the world so memorable and likable. Mass Effect 3 had it's moments, but the oppressive weight of that game's story prevented it from getting too glib. That is, until they released the final Citadal DLC, which seemed to have crammed an entire game's worth of humor and levity. It was pretty awesome despite/because of its departure from the tone of the game proper.
  • ProjectAlpha - July 3, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    I'm gonna go with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit simply because after flinging 1 of the 5 Pagani Zonda Cinques in existance off of a freeway and watching it tumble down a hill in tornado of broken glass and metal, the cops will say: "Suspect has been issued a speeding ticket." It also says "Racer Busted". That guy is dead. There is no way he survived that.
  • wittynickname - July 2, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Hollander Cooper's got a lot of nerve, constantly hounding the rest of the cast about mispronunciations, considering his stubborn insistence on saying Shigeru Miyamoto's name wrong EVERY TIME, even in a discussion about the man wherein the rest of the panel is saying it correctly before and after.
  • GOD - July 1, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    I would have to say Borderlands 2. What a turn around from the first being extraordinarily ok with tid bits of humor here and there, to the sequel where you have new characters like Handsome Jack, Tiny Tina, and Ellie as well as much better dialogue and hilariousness from returning characters like Claptrap, Brick, and Scooter. Handsome Jack really was the star and I had to occasionally pause the game to get over my fit of laughter from lines like: "...My day? It's been pretty good. Just bought a pony made of diamonds,-yeah- because I'm rich. So, you know. That's cool. Kay bye." followed by "I'm rackin' my brain trying to think of a name for that diamond pony I bought. I was gonna call it 'piss-for-brains' in honor of you, but that just feels immature. Maybe... 'Butt Stallion'? Nah, that's even worse. Tell ya what, I'll give it some more thought." and finishing with the best part "I should probably clarify -- the diamond horse I've been telling you about? It's not a sculpture, or anything. It's a living horse that actually happens to made of -- actually, I'll just go get her. Butt Stallion! *whistles* C'mere girl! Butt Stallion! Say hello. *neighing sound* Butt Stallion says hello." Link: I lost my shit while listening to this, and while a normal game would only have dialogue this good in cutscenes that are here and there, Borderlands 2 is constantly throwing barraging you with hilarious dialogue and even when you are doing what might normally be menial rpg tasks you instead get to continuously be rewarded with more lines from Handsome Jack. I honestly can't get enough of his dialogue alone but the others are great as well. He acts like a real villain should and shows no mercy, but being a ego-maniacal psychopath he also makes even the most gruesome acts into amazing comedic audio for my ears to greedily gobble up. I'm showing restraint by not putting in more quotes. Ok, one more (the entire time Handsome Jack's laughing hysterically while saying this): "This jackhole rushes me with a spoon. A fricking spoon! And I'm dying laughing, right? So I scoop out his stupid little eyeballs with it, and his kids are all, 'waaahh', and, he can't see where he's going, he's bumping into stuff, and ah... I don't know, maybe you had to be there. The moral is: you're a total bitch." Link:
  • GOD - July 1, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    ...I got carried away. >.>
  • Polarzombies - July 1, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    The funniest thing that happened to me during a game is when I was playing on the Valapariso map as a soldier equipped with c4 which I placed about five packets of them on wooden hut. About 10 seconds after placing the explosives a medic had parachuted out of a helicopter and landed on the roof in which i activated the c4 then he launched somewhere between 20-30 feet in the air. It was hilarious because of how ragdoll can basically just make any game more enjoyable.
  • Wavy Ranchero - June 30, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Fable III. It caused one of the funniest things I've ever had happen in a video game. I was helping a friend, and during this time, he got married to a gay blacksmith. So to celebrate their bonding, we headed to a town and purchased a place called the "Caravan of Love". I was happy for the two of them, so I thought I would join in on their "celebrating". So I did. And that's the story of how I got an STD from my buddy's gay husband.
  • winner2 - July 1, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    I think we have a winner lol
  • BarbwireTino - June 30, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    The funniest game I have ever played was Just Cause 2. Whether I was anchoring a car to a statue, flying an airplane as high as I could go and jumping out of an airplane or just driving around I had some great laughs while playing that game.
  • BarbwireTino - July 1, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    Sorry, just read through my comment above and realized that I should have taken some time to edit it. The fact that I mentioned I was flying an airplane would suggest that I am also jumping out of that airplane. I can't stand it when people don't at least read through their post to check for errors but I was just so excited to share. I will go to the itunes store to give you all my stars for this egregious error.
  • PatHan-bHai - June 30, 2013 4:52 a.m.

    The funniest game I've ever played yet WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2011 :D Me and my bro had fun staging 'matches' and creating super weird and hilarious characters and adding the fart attack to almost every wrestler's command list.......Sweeeeet times! :P
  • Moondoggie1157 - June 29, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    ... Manhunt
  • antiAntag0nist - June 29, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    The funniest game I've played? Probably Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I did not expect that game to be as humorous as it was, but it was a very nice surprise. The writing was excellent and the characters benefitted greatly because of it.
  • BladedFalcon - June 29, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    *Listens to the community segment* ... *Directs colossal frown/sad face at Cooper* If that really were to happen for the next AW I would be a very sad boy indeed ): That series's true home belongs on portables, not consoles *crosses arms* Also, thanks for the shout-out, Greg and Henry ^^
  • callyfornication - June 29, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    The funniest game I've ever played is easily Fable 2 - a lot of silly, very British humour. I was laughing practically the whole way through!
  • DragonLord23 - June 29, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    The funniest game I played has to be Too Human because I laughed at how many time i died, like two every five minutes, and how it came out. Funny and painful memories.
  • EAC73 - June 29, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    I'm going to go with Earthbound for the QOTW. It has a comedy style that is random, but subtle that I enjoyed. The items you get, such as a hamburger out a trashcan, or fighting a pile of barf. One of my favorite parts in the game is when you encounter the Mole brothers in a cave, and each one is somewhat of a boss, but each of them say before fighting them, that "I am the third strongest.", then when you fight them, each them do have different amounts of health. Those are the subtle things I just love about Earthbound.
  • PoisonWar - June 29, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Hello GamesRadar crew! It is I, the war of poison talking about one of the funniest games I've played... The Bard's tale, the most recent one that is, plays a lot like a top-down brawler, but with more stats and music.. You play as an arrogant bard on a quest to save a princess/sorceress who promises him riches and, in his case, much needed female attention. The game's story is much like a musical of cliche RPG tropes, and offers around a dozen hilarious songs (with sing-along) lyrics, this is without mentioning all of the hysterical moments and satirical situations you encounter.. And besides, It's not everyday you face a Zombie Haggis Monster..
  • 8bitBaby - June 29, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    man... that's kind of depressing that, that's Michael Jackson's legacy for an entire generation or two... a joke. instead of this mega pop music icon who was treated like royalty all around the world. the cultural disconnect. Henry is right though about Bob Fosse and it makes sense if you think about MJ's age, he grew up in the time of early television when Fosse and musical/dance numbers were super popular. my mom grew up in the 50s and 60s too and loves it. on that topic of kids growing up in the 50s and 60s and MJ's reconstructive surgery, if you think about him changing his face to want to "look white" then you have to understand the degree of psychological trauma kids went through during the segregation and post segregationist period, growing up black in that period, being told you're inferior to white people, being a child musician and your own father/manager telling you, you need to be better than what you are in order to outsell white bands of that era... they had court trials that extensively covered the psychological damage that this era had on an entire set of generations. my parents are eff'd up borderline racist black people from the south because of living through that crap. they have low self esteem and have a terrible inferiority complex because their parents had it even worse and raised them in that shadow. my gen is the first generation to finally be able to begin stepping out of that shadow.
  • Tranquilbez34 - June 29, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    Mine would have to be, The Simpsons Game that came out in 2007, I know it's sad to go for a licenced game but that game was too good not to love, aside from making fun of the entire games industry particularly EA (oh the irony) some of the things that Harry Shearer says through the intercom in the museum level is hilarious. I would also love to say The Simpsons Hit and Run for it's hilariously poor aging but still that game is amazing

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