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RadioRadar podcast 055: Grand Theft Vita

Yeah. We're late. We're very late. But there's a good reason: we wanted to wait until we could talk about Grand Theft Auto. Let's do this, chumps. 

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Greg Henninger, Ryan Taljonick, Henry Gilbert, Lucas Sullivan, Zach Betka
Question of the week: What's your favorite GTA moment? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


20 comments

  • 8bitBaby - September 20, 2013 7:24 p.m.

    I don't understand why people aren't just calling the xbox one, the XBO it rolls off the tongue like HBO, and it's less silly than saying eksbown. XBO? yes?
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 19, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    Man, its hard to nail down my favorite type of sativa....on one hand, you have to love a bit of Cracker Jack, but sometimes a bit of Goldwing is just what you need after a long day. Oh ho, and don't even get me started on Island Sweet Skunk, which is perfect when....wait, you changed the QotW? Well shit. I'd have to say my favorite GTA memory is playing Vice City with my dad. We'd take turns running amok for as long as we could before dying, which we'd then pass the controller onto the other. Having been born in the late 80's, I really didn't get any sort of nostalgic vibe from all the radio stations, but my dad would constantly be saying "Oh, I remember this song back when-" and then regale me with a tale of his 20's and 30's, which made for really cool bonding moments. It also helped because he tended to get distracted and launch himself off a bridge or something, which meant my turn came quicker.
  • wadesmit - September 18, 2013 5:02 a.m.

    Oh my god what a hilarious episode. Haven;t laughed that hard at a top 7 discussion in a while. Good energy.
  • reaper23 - September 18, 2013 2:43 a.m.

    It's been couple of weeks now, just out of curiosity where is Tom Magrino?
  • shawksta - September 17, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    This podcast was awesome and full of jokes "Proxy Tom Magrino" PFFFFFFT XD Even though its his second podcast, Zach fits right in, awesome. ESRB is weird, even moreso that Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is straight up Rated M now instead of T. QOTW: To this day, GTA San Andrea's theme song is stuck in my head and plays anytime my life is in a filler or absolutely nothing happens. But thats what happens when my cousin "accidentally" locks me from the outside of her room before leaving with our mom's to the mall with nothing but San Andreas and a messed up PS2 that frequently freezes the gameplay from time to time.
  • CrKnight - September 17, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    I never played GTA much, but I have some very fond memories of Vice City. My most memorable moment was searching the beaches for Dune Buggies that I proceeded to drive exclusively. Their ridiculousness made them so much fun to drive.
  • StrayGator - September 17, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    My favorite part is the Blues Brothers car chase reenactment that happens every 30 minutes or so.
  • almostnot - September 17, 2013 3:26 a.m.

    My favourite GTA moment is the 9 and a half hours I spent a few months back listening to all of the talk radio shows from all GTA games. If I could add anything to the GTA games it would be the ability to add RSS feeds of podcasts into the game, like custom soundtracks of old, and be able to listen to them. When you were on foot you could listen to them in your fake iPhone thingy and plug them into your car when driving. That would be awesome...amiright?
  • g1rldraco7 - September 16, 2013 10:21 p.m.

    Since my comments aren't read on the podcasts anyway, I don't have any GTA moments because I hate that series, could never get into it. Seriously what's the appeal to GTA?!?!?!?! and if you don't like, well just MY OPINION, don't get me banned from here because someone was offended by this. :P
  • duffer00 - September 16, 2013 7:30 p.m.

    My favorite GTA moment was the time I spent using both the Carmageddon and Tsunami mods. If you don't know the Carrmaggedon mod gives cars negative friction on the tires so when the tires touch anything they bounce off and fly everywhere. Now take that and combine it with the Tsunami which floods Liberty City. It was probably the most fun I've had in any game. Will say it wasn't my idea. I got the idea from a guy I watch on YouTube.
  • SunniDee - September 16, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    I don't have a favorite GTA moment because my mother will not allow anything Grand Theft Auto related into the house because of some asinine reasoning about violence and other pointless reasons. It is still a rule in the house even though I have played The Last of Us, Saints Row 3, and Bioshock Infinite and I'm 18.
  • duffer00 - September 16, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    Same problem which is why I buy them all digitally so my mom doesn't know and luckily she wouldn't be able to identify it from gameplay.
  • BanquosStepson - September 16, 2013 5:41 p.m.

    QOTW: My fondest GTA memory is being able to play GTA IV as research for a research paper on video game narrative I had to do for a class. It was satisfying to do something I considered fun for a grade and then having to explain how difficult it is to craft a narrative around video game mechanics was great. The best part of was my roommate telling me that I needed to play more GTA after already spending several hours on it that day.
  • EAC73 - September 16, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    My favorite GTA moment has to be hands down the fun I have with friends playing with a bunch of mods on PC. This was Episodes from Liberty City Stories, so we all pretty much picked NPCs that seem to look lie fat mob members, then we held up in a lawyers office. We got 6 stars and had a pretty awesome horde mode going for us. We increased the hilarity by adjusting the movement of everyone to 50%, so we had an awesome slow-mo shoot out against the SWAT and what we called The Fat Mob.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 16, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    My only GTA memory comes to you from the near future! I really enjoyed downloading the free GTA to my Vita when that happens on PS+ tomorrow. Good times. (Note: never played a GTA so that will be my only memory.)
  • winner2 - September 16, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    I had a lot of fun with the fire truck in 4 when I found it, I just blasted everyone with the hose trying to blow cars over.
  • ljrivarola - September 16, 2013 12:58 p.m.

    First things first: Lorenzo is on the list of hosts. Zach isn't. Anyway, great podcast guys, gotta say that Zach and his Top 7 made me laugh reeeeeeeally hard. As for the QOTW, I've got an interesting story to tell: when I was 14 I had this "friend" who had a girlfriend. I really liked the girl, and he was an asshole, but I couldn't do anything about it. One day, he invited me to his house and he started playing GTA Vice City. He was so into it that when I started asking things about his relationship, he answered everything. While he was trying to get the maximum "wanted" level, I started asking compromising things while discreetly recording him with my cell phone. He eventually told me that he cheated on her. The day after that, I showed that audio to the girl and they broke up. I never felt so good. The moral of the story is don't talk while playing GTA, it has pretty much the same effect as when you're drunk.
  • The_Tingler - September 16, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    QOTW: I've got a cool old-school answer for you! My fondest GTA memory is playing the timed demo of the original Grand Theft Auto on PC. 10 minutes, do what you want, and that let me and my friends go crazy, like seeing how many cars we could line up and blow up in a chain of explosions. I played that demo countless times... and the funny part is, when I finally picked up the full game I probably played it for less than ten minutes. Without the pressure to do something cool in a limited time it just felt boring! Also, building my own soundtracks on the PC versions. Still the main reason I buy GTA games on PC. That and mods.
  • StrayGator - September 16, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Tiled Trevor looks almost like a Klingon.
  • Plaim - September 16, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    I can't unsee that now.

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