RadioRadar Podcast 067: You're a fanboy

So, listen. We need to talk. I've notice you've been saying dumb things that sound biased, and I think it's because you're a filthy-ass fanboy. Confused? Just... just listen.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Greg Henninger, Zach Betka, Henry Gilbert
Question of the week: If you had to play a game for 24-hours RIGHT NOW, what game would you pick? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • TurkeyOnRye - December 11, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    I've neglected my Wii backlog since I've been playing my way through all of the big 360 games, and finally decided a few weeks ago to work my way through LoZ:Skyward Sword. I could totally play through 24 hours of that (wife permitting) because I fall into the "let me do this one last task/errand/sidequest" vicious circle everytime I get to play it.
  • Shelbyvillian - December 11, 2013 12:30 p.m.

    QOTW: There is but ONE games series that I could play for 24 hours straight and that is Sid Meiers Civilization. No matter which iteration I can play countless hours. Whether I am carefully maneuvering a stack of death in Civ 1 through 4 or marching on the war criminal Ghandi after he has nuked one of my cities I can pour endless hours into the game without noticing.
  • shawksta - December 10, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Great episode as always guys. Oh Zach, you silly nilly, you say Smash is the only thing interesting you in Wii U and yet you love 3D World :P Also coop I understand the basis of the argument but throwing off Super Mario 3D World just because it doesn't use the Gamepad as much and, as you say "Could be on the Wii" is ridiculous. The gamepad argument is solid but this gaming generation through the years have pretty much been same gameplay, better hardware, I don't see how 3D World doesn't keep itself standing in terms of next gen and why you should buy a Wii U, that's kind of faulty (I want to say correction, but irs stretching as its U opinion), especially given that regardless, Super Mario 3D is arguably currently the best Next Gen game right now. The only other games that stand to it on the Ps4 and Xbone is Battlefield, and that's Multiplayer based and has current gen Ports.
  • shawksta - December 10, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    *but its stretching as its opinionated Also QOTW: I guess Legend of Zelda Majora's mask, you can basically just keep rewinding time and doing whatever the heck you want, rewind time, do whatever the heck you want, rewind and see people get depressed all over again despite already helping them and then rewind time and I guess legend of Zelda Majora's mask, you can basically keep rewinding time...
  • duffer00 - December 9, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    My answer is going to have to be the same for both this question and next week's question if you guys decide to go with what Coop proposed. Anyway, my answer for this week is Dark Souls. Absolutely 100% Dark Souls. I have put 300 hours into the game and have been playing it since it first came out two years ago. Here's the catch, I haven't even beaten it. I have had to restart many times when around 30 hours in because I fucked something up. In my most recent, and what I was hoping would be final, run I am about 130 hours in. I accidentally killed the most important blacksmith and the NPC that gives you hints on where to go next. I made it up to the Centipede demon and the area that followed and looked up how close I was to the end. Then I found out you needed to keep some of the bosses souls, all of which I had used. I cried for a while and decided to give up but I think if I were to sit down and play the game for 24 hours, which I think I could do despite the soul crushing doom looming overhead that I will YET AGAIN fuck it up, I could almost catch up to where I am now and not kill the Lady in the Painted World. I felt like such a dick after I killed her.
  • rainn'sgaydar - December 9, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    Having lost a solid 16 hours to AC IV this weekend and not denting it, I could easily spend 24 hours glued to Black Flag. Especially since I had just gotten the Jackdaw to a menacing level right before bed last night, causing me to forget the story in lieu of trashing Man o' Wars like they're gunboats. Who needs to go talk to Black Beard in the north when you can terrorize fort after fort in the south seas? And maybe, just maybe, if I played for 24 hours straight, I would be fortunate enough to encounter the white whale social event again and take down Moby Dick. Runner-up goes to Pokemon Y because I get my clock cleaned anytime I battle anyone who's added my friend code and it's embarrassing. 24 hours would be just what I needed to suck just a little bit less.
  • TaserLime - December 9, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    i would probably play tetris for 24 hours
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 9, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    Having listened to the podcast, I just have to say, Fuck this generation in butchering 2D Platformers. Yeah sure, there are new starting "indies" but they did nothing but butcher the genre to the point where there are tens to hundreds of garbage games that is tarnishing the essence of 2D Platformers. There are barely any true 2D Platformers, its either garbage or a platformer that gets good claims but turns out to be puzzle garbage. Its not my cup of tea, I just have a soft spot for true good 2D Platformers as they we're the life of my childhood. Its a disgrace that its been sunken this low. So your probably wondering what the heck this rant has to do with the podcast? Well, call me bias, but the only true good 2D Platformers this entire gen(except Wii U, for the nintenbabies) is Donkey Kong Country Returns and both Rayman games. They both have really well and stylized design, even DK despite being 2.5, it had challenging difficulty, and they we're just plain nostalgia that has nothing to do with the usual Indie garbage. Now seeing you guys just simply brushing Tropical Freeze as not a "Next Gen looking game" makes me think its the bullshit Indie garbage that somehow removed 2D Platformers to be considered anything more than garbage. I don't even own a Wii and ain't planning to get a Wii U, I have a friend who we play at his house, but Returns looked gorgeous, had real environments including the background(I'm looking at you brawl with your fucking wallpaper of a background), Tropical Freeze only improves it and looks like something only a company that gives 2 shits about the genre that's been milked to even care, in terms of 2.5 D. It gives me hope that Indie garbage wont tarnish the scene but your behavior only gets me angry.
  • BlackKnight2000 - December 9, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    QOTW: Crusader Kings II bar none I could play none stop. When somehow having my Northern Ireland lord inherent a piece of land in Spain, I knew what had to be done. Over the course of my characters and his descendents lives, Ireland has slowly immigrated to Spain and abandoned their homeland to England. Along the way I have: bribed enough priests to declare my own Irish Antipope against a Pope who is secretly a woman, married off infant daughters and sons to uncles and aunts to secure the thrown, forced brothers to rebel against me so that I can have just cause to kill him or take their huge tracts of land, sent retainers who were plotting against me to the Crusades to have them die while gaining piety from the Pope(when I was still on his side) only for him to keep winning battles and return home a hero and have a successful rebellion against me and almost have me at death's door. With my country now weakened after that rebellion and with enough political machinations I have again inherited a far off tract of land in Norway/Sweden; The newest generation of Irish never knowing of their ancient homeland are now preparing for a campaign to claim a new one. Especially since I just got a message that warned me that the plague-ridden and human sacrificing Aztec are about to invade Europe and Spain is right in their path...
  • pedobearclaw - December 8, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    QOTW: I could easily spend 24 hours playing Team Fortress 2, Dustbowl map because I'm horrible person. I know I've had a few sessions on Dustbowl that easily passed 12 hours, so what's 12 more?
  • Maggen96 - December 8, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    QOTW: I think it would be Gran Turismo 5. I finished all the races in 5, including the 24 hour races. I now know Nurburgring like the back of my hand and i wouldn't want it any other way.
  • SomberOwl - December 8, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    QOTW: RESOGUN. So addicting.
  • Sinosaur - December 8, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    Right now, the game I'd play for 24 hours (which I'm getting way to old to do) is Starbound. It's currently in Beta, so all of my progress will be wiped away, but it's a game like Terraria and sort of Minecraft that's about exploration and building things... but on multiple planets. I've already put a good few hours into it and everytime I discover some ruins or a city I'm so excited to see what's there. There have been a few problems (it's just been released in Beta), but even some frustrating road blocks haven't kept me from wanting to see all that the universe has to offer me.
  • Gouranga - December 8, 2013 6:09 a.m.

    Great show once again, guys! You should definitely do this daily basis. Also, what the hell happened to Zach with his huge laughing crysis? QOTW: I'd easily pick Power Stone 2 on the Dreamcast. Now I know almost all of you prefer Power Stone 1, which is really weird since the second games is far more superior in every way. The replayability of it is almost limitless, with its 121 items to craft, 4-player support, dynamic stages (and normal stages also) and even more characters to play. I cannot even begin to sum the huge amount of hours I spent playing it, either alone (yeah, I know...) or with friends. There's no better choice. *gobble gobble gobble Fanboy Coop mode over*
  • GR_ZachBetka - December 9, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    It seriously came from nowhere and I have no explanation. Everyone was looking at me funny :(
  • JohnDagger - December 7, 2013 11:31 p.m.

    QOTW: If I had to play a 'video' game for 24 hours, I would probably play Baldur's Gate 2. My older brother told me years ago about its 400+ hours of gameplay and my attempts of completing it over the last decade have proved him correct thus far. If it was any game, then I would say D&D with my friends for a 24 hour marathon.
  • Errrrbo - December 7, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    I 100% agree with the article saying Nintendo should patch out the gamepad and sell the system for 199. At that price, the Wii U could find a lot of success being everyone's secondary console that they play for the exclusives. The gamepad has been a failure in pretty much every way. It jacks up production costs, doesn't attract people to buy the system, and hasn't done anything meaningful with gameplay. It's a cancer on this system. They can offer it as a seperate device to give the option of remote play, but there's no reason to require it.
  • Cyberninja - December 8, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    That is a stupid idea beyond belief, why would you take out the main draw of the system and then make it optional? without the gamepad you wouldn't be able to play half the games the system has and it creates a divide, making it so that some people have it some people don't, just becasue the next big thing using said gamepad hasn't happened yet does mean you should take it out. Thats just like saying they should have takening the wiimote out of the wii.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - December 7, 2013 7:34 p.m.

    At this point, probably Risk of Rain. Bought it with the Autumn Sale on Steam and it's really fun and addictive. It's sorta like Spelunky only fun and I don't hate it.
  • EzPzLmnSqz - December 7, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Dance Central so i can learn to dance and impress the girls

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