RadioRadar podcast 065: The Xbox One Super Show!

Oh, that's right. It's time for nearly two hours of Xbox One talk. Want to find out about the hardware? Want to learn about the software? We've got you covered.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Greg Henninger, Ryan Taljonick, Lucas Sullivan, Zach Betka, Henry Gilbert, Tom Magrino
Question of the week: What's your favorite gaming moment that involves a member of your family? Answer in the comments and you might win a prize!

Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • TheGooseinator - November 28, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    QOTW- This is going to sound shocking, but I did not like A Link to the Past when I was younger. I thought it was just a generic fantasy game with no direction and no personality, which is what I always associate with a Zelda game. So imagine my frustration when my own mother became addicted to the Link to the Past remake on the Game Boy Advance. She played the game constantly, be it on planes, before bed, even when we went out to dinner. This was the only video game she had played since the days of the NES, and she was absolutely hooked, and completely unaware of my disdain for the game. This was beginning to cut into my Pokemon Emerald time, so I finally confronted her, asking just why she loved the game so much. As it turns out, it's hard to argue video games with someone who has only really played one game in the past fifteen years. No matter how many observant and critical points I used to berate the game, I was simply met with statements like "But it's fun!" and "It's SO addictive!" I finally realized that I wasn't getting anywhere, and gave up, angry and confused about why she wouldn't just listen to reason. Later that night, as I was lying in bed, I had an epiphany; I was wrong. Not necessarily about my criticisms; in a different setting, they would've been perfectly valid. It was just that I wasn't viewing the game in the right light. The Zelda games have always been about the sense of glee that comes with embarking on a grand adventure, and the feeling that you get from these adventures depends entirely on your attitude heading into the game. I was so concerned with being cynical and criticizing the game that I was forgetting to just enjoy myself and have fun. I apologized to my mom the next day, and asked if I could give the game another try for myself. Sure enough, taking into account that the game at its core was meant to entertain me, I had a blast. My mom and I then began playing the game together, and we nearly managed to beat it. Today, A Link to the Past still ranks as one of my favorite games of all time. Not only did this experience change my opinion on A Link to the Past, but it altered my view on the entire gaming medium. It's not that I don't think games are anything more than games; on the contrary, I am probably one of the biggest advocates of "games as art" that you will ever meet. But with that said, whenever I find myself being overly judgmental of a game, calling it bland, unintuitive, or just plain uninteresting, I always remember this experience. After all, the most important thing in gaming is to have fun, and thanks to my mom, that is something that I will never forget. Just another life lesson, I guess. Happy Thanksgiving, GR!
  • shawksta - November 25, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Great episode, poor tom cant get a break, and yet he does it again saying Killer Instinct looks like Street Fighter 4. QOTW: Me and brother are gaming bros till the end. Despite being 3 years apart, we started gaming together and weve been into gaming together. We also gained our own personal likings to genre's and game series and we tend to listen to each other on opinions. One of the most hilarious moments we had as kids was back in the N64, we were playing Rampage World Tour. We would work together to beat the game but as some parts of the game there's a power up that would change your character into a Gargoyle for a while. We both decided to take turns getting it but at one point, far into the game might i add, me and my brother started getting mad at each other, and then the next stage i was next for the Gargoyle power up only for my brother to take it. I got mad i stood up and just flat out turned the N64 switch off. What ensues after was a battle of all battles of a sibling rivalry but we learned out lesson in the end XD
  • liquidxvash - November 25, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    QOTW - My best gaming memory involving family also happens to be one of my saddest memories, but that's what makes it so important to me. Growing up, my cousin, who is 6 months to-the-day younger than me, was my best friend, and we were both huge nerds that loved gaming (I say "nerds" specifically because, while I will NEVER deny the title, being a gamer in middle/jr high school in the early 2000's made you a geek/nerd because kids are fucking assholes). We grew up together through our experiences within the many worlds we explored; from the "closest-to-real-life-video-games-will-ever-be" jungle trails of Crash Bandicoot to the many worlds of Final Fantasy. Fast-forward to July of 2005. Our grandmother had been battling leukemia and was currently in the hospital, so he had come with his parents to visit her. His mom drove back to Baton Rouge and he stayed at our house. After losing about 3,000 consecutive races in Forza to the bastard, I decided it was bedtime. The next morning we got up ridiculously early, made ourselves pancakes (my parents were at the hospital), and the jackass asked me if I'd like another chance at redemption in Forza. I obliged. And the most glorious thing happened; I made the s.o.b. eat my freaking dust in a full 3-race circuit. Being a competitive individual coupled with my pride finally being slightly less damaged, I was riding a freaking tidal wave of glory. Somewhere at the end of 5 solid minutes of laughing at the ridiculous dances and fist pumps I was making, my front door had opened, and my mom came into the living room, accompanied by my aunt who wasn't supposed to have been back for a few days. That morning, our grandmother had passed away, but we got a chance, for just a brief moment, to not be sad. Whether we'd known at that point or not, I can always smile knowing that the worst day of my life was one which started with my cousin/best-friend and I having one of the best mornings in our entire lives. Oh, and I'm sorry for the somber nature of my story, I hate being that guy who brings the mood down.
  • JohnDagger - November 25, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    QOTW: My favourite gaming memory with my family was Christmas 2008. We were having a party and the whole family was over. My brothers and cousins went down into the basement to play guitar hero while the adults got shitfaced upstairs. Eventually an older song that my parent's knew came on and my cousins and I looked to the stairs to see my drunk father and his equally drunk brother stumble down the stairs and point an accusing finger at the television. They demanded to know what the hell dumb kids were doing listening to Blue Oyster Cult and we told them what Guitar Hero was. The two grown ass men proceeded to push children and teenagers aside and pick up the rickety pieces of plastic that we called guitars. I managed to get the game into a versus mode and the two drunk bums battled it out while screaming the lyrics to other songs and at each other. Since you couldn't fail in this mode, the virtual crowd began booing them to the point my uncle became furious and began arguing with the television. Eventually the rest of the family made their ways downstairs and in a few minutes we were all almost in tears from laughing at two grown men scream and wail on plastic toys while a virtual crowd booed them into next week.
  • Jackonomics - November 25, 2013 1:09 a.m.

    My sister would fart on my face when I lose against her in any multiplayer game, it was disgusting and the reason why moved out. I bet people with farting fetishes would've loved that.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - November 25, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    Jesus Christ, that's horrific
  • Jackonomics - November 25, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    She was older and stronger than me, which is she was able to subdue me and prepare for her gassy ASSault.
  • n00b - November 24, 2013 5:43 p.m.

    Every sunday after doing laundry we would go to my grandma's for family dinner. Being an only child this was great because i got to see all my cousins and we would play video games all after noon. I have vivid memories sunday afternoons playing smash bros, golden eye, countless wrestling games, mario pary and what ever multiplayer games i could get. This lasted well into my college years. Sadly my grand ma passes away about 3 years ago and the family and my cousins have been slowly growing apart. I guess thats life, some people pass on and some move on past video games into full time jobs and families.
  • punishment - November 24, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    My dad and I used to play Monkey Island on the PC when I was a kid. We'd work together on it, get stuck on something, and eventually one of us would figure it out while I was at school or he was at work. I also remember both of us almost in tears laughing at the scene in MI2 where Guybrushes parents turn to skeletons and sing "the knee bones connected to the.." song.
  • JimbobSonOfRiber - November 24, 2013 2:35 a.m.

    My parents, being Lord of the Rings fans, playing co-op Return of the King on the ol' GameCube. It's the closest they've ever come to divorce. M: "Get out of the way Legolas!" D: "I'm Legloas! You're Aragorn!" M: "You've got me killed now." D: "Can we kill each other?" (Note: you can't) M: "Where's Legloas then?" D: "I'M LEGOLAS!" Various character mix-ups and incidents involving the two venturing so far apart that the camera refuses to pull-out any more and one person gets caught behind a wall, they soon gave up after the ghosty-cave level. They later tried Lego Star Wars but my Dad got fed up after that bit in episode II where player 2 has to spend the entire level as the red-and-white version of R2, with no purpose other than opening the occasional door! (Disclaimer: this makes my mum sound like an eejit, but she has completed every 3D Prince of Persia game).
  • codystovall - November 23, 2013 10:15 p.m.

    I have no good memories of videogames with my family, maybe cause I dont like them, my family I mean. + I also use pikachu in smash bros.
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 23, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    My cousin and I used to have some very heated, tense games of NCAA football. I once hit an 80 yard Hail Mary on the last play of the game to win. And we definitely got into it too, so he barely spoke to me for days afterward because he couldn't handle it. But my favorite memory was one time when we were playing after school. The game was high scoring but close, and I got a call from my girlfriend. Rather than pause this particularly tense game, I said we'd just play on because he was on a time restraint. So as I was talking on the phone and playing, everything started going right for me and wrong for him. It got so out of hand, that I decided to see just how much I could run up the score. So I scored, kicked and recovered an inside kick, scored again, rinse and repeat. It was at that moment I realized just how attainable 100 points would be, so I went for it, all the while maintaining a fluid conversation with my very new girlfriend. By about the third recovered onside kick, I finally got too distracted and fudged up the phone conversation. She was cool about it and my cousin finally just had to laugh at his bad luck. It was a good day. And I know you're dying to know...I didn't quite reach 100 points on the game, unfortunately.
  • GLuna46 - November 23, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    for QOTW back in the original xbox days, when i got into halo 1, i would spend many weekend over at my multiple cousins houses and play through halo 1 on legendary or heroic split-screen coop. or some times 4 of us would play splitscreen multiplayer against each other. many memories, since we are all 24 years old now and busy with school or work we hardly spend time together but i will always remember those fun times we had with each other cussing each other out or enjoying tbagging eachother in multiplayer.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - November 23, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    Well, that was an interesting reviews section! But yes, I actually am a furry, but for the record, I have no "sexin'" suit or anything like that, nor do I own any Bad Dragon paraphernalia. As for the definition of yiffing...all depends on who you ask, I imagine. As for that Skype-call suggestion...not a chance in hell xD I don't exactly feel like becoming a spokesman for furries. But hey, thanks RadioRadar for being as respectful as one could when discussing a group of people as weird as us. Much appreciated.
  • g1rldraco7 - November 23, 2013 9:43 p.m.

    You're a furry? I never met one, that's cool. Nice to be friends with you :)
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - November 23, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    Right back at ya. :)
  • EAC73 - November 23, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Well since I had 3 brothers to play games with, we had heated some splitscreen multiplayer action. My favorite gaming moment with them has to be our hour long marathons of playing just about every fighting game on the Dreamcast. My brother's were always better than me at the 3D fighting games, Soul Calibur, Mortal Kombat Gold, and Fighting Vipers. But when we got to Street Fighter 3 and Capcom vs SNK2, that is where I shined. Playing by the rules of, loser gives up the controller, I had my share of long winning streaks with those games.
  • TCMU287 - November 22, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    Yes! My comment was read! It was more of a QOTW answer and not a dig at Tom, but I'm still pretty excited. And thanks for the support Ryan and Cooper. I almost swerved off the road laughing when I hear Ryan's reaction (not really, I don't listen to this when I drive). I'm pretty glad it actually started a discussion too.
  • Tranquilbez34 - November 22, 2013 9:08 p.m.

    I have one good memory and one bad memory involving gaming and family members. The good memory came from Christmas Day 2003 where my cousin and I escaped the scorching hot day and sat inside to play The Simpsons Hit and Run on my just received PS2. The bad memory happened while my brother and I were playing Wii Sports and I accidentally hit him in the face while playing a fierce competition of tennis. I hit him so damn hard that his nose was bleeding and we had to go to the hospital to see if it was broken. We didn't the Wii for a month after that incident.
  • winner2 - November 22, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    At the time my second youngest brother was 10 or so, and he was playing oblivion in the living room. He was at a part where he was stuck in a bad save because he was OCD about only having one saved file at a time, and he couldn't stop dying in this part during a main story mission. He was eventually screaming and on the verge of tears, and when he died again I busted out laughing and said "you suck" from over on the windowsill. He screamed at me to shut up and picked up a big hard cover book at me which I sidestepped, and the window behind me shattered. My eyes got wide and I covered my mouth to keep from laughing as my dad exploded out from behind his bedroom door, and my brother got in so much trouble that I will never let him live it down. And my youngest brother once got so mad at a game when he was 7 that he decided it would be a good idea to take a shit inside our old sega genesis.

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