RadioRadar podcast 069: Shirtless hot dog eating contest

It's the last episode of the year, everyone! Yeah. We're not doing one next week--shut up, don't get mad. This week's ep. is jam-packed with goodness, though, so buckle up and prepare for some good, old fashioned podcastin'.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Greg Henninger, Ryan Taljonick, Henry Gilbert, Tom Magrino, Anthony Snyder
Question of the week: What's your favorite gaming gift memory? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • Teradi - January 1, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    My favorite gaming gift was my Game Boy Color when I was 5 years old in the year 2001. The sad thing is that i want a Pokemon game, but my give my Kirby pinball :c (In the end it was very fun c:)
  • SunniDee - December 31, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    If I have corrections for a few episodes back would you still want them? QOTW: My Christmas video game memory was when my brother and I were promised that someone at Gamestop would hold onto a Wii for us for when the next Wii shipment came in for February. Man those were crazy times with the mass hysteria over the Wii
  • shawksta - December 29, 2013 11:44 p.m.

    Oh and as for Question of the week: It was 2003, and the day when we celebrate myself getting older. It was a time of middle school where one couldnt play his video games until good grades, and vacations would allow. I had the usual day with [family just telling me happy birthday and such. My mom personally baked me a cake when i came back home and it was delicious but i had to go to karate lessons (Which let me point one, i used the skills i learned a whopping never). I came out tired out as it was sparring day only to come home and be surprised that my mom personally set up my PS2 in my upstairs work room, she even said i can keep it for the entire week! It was a massive surprise as my mom is one of those strict to gaming types, but she did it and as a present my dad bought me a new PS2 game. What is said game? Apparently he got it "From a friend" and it was "the Matrix". However when i opened the box and popped the CD in the PS2, i discovered it wasnt in fact The Matrix but was instead a Playstation(1) Demo disc. Yes, it was a demo disc, filled with like 10-15 demos of Playstation games, which ironically turned out much better than i expected. The enjoyed the day and all was well, till the weekend was over that is T_T
  • shawksta - December 29, 2013 11:18 p.m.

    This was an awesome episode, just right for 69, especially dat name :D Anthony needs to show more opinions or just statements, he seems pretty great. "When i was playing 3D World i raged and bite my gamepad" HAH, iv'e been hearing things about 3D World being hard and i frankly cant wait to get my hands on it. The fact that you guys had to worry about each other on Co-op just makes me feel superior, me and my brother being gaming bros worked gloriously on DKC Returns co-op and beat the game together. My bro will definitely like the better controls with the Wii U controller pro, as wiimote sideways was annoying but as for me, i am keen to sticking with Wiimote and nunchuk. I was born in it, moulded by it. -Rosaiina is like Lulu -Ezriel from League -Pretty much everything tom said Mention league on any type of subject or even a subtle statement and he's on board, take notes XD
  • Jennero_Rossi - December 26, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    My favorite gaming gift has to be Resident Evil 2 on Nintendo 64. After playing RE2 on my cousin's Playstation, I had to have it. I didn't own a Playstation at the time so, I thought I could never have it. I remember my Dad bringing down the presents a few weeks early to put underneath our tree. Then while he was out, I got the chance to sneak peaks at all of the Nintendo 64 shaped boxes. When I saw that Resident Evil 2 logo on the side I jumped for joy. I did a quick repair job to all of the partly open boxes. Christmas Eve night rolls around and it is time to open gifts. When I finally got to open it, I totally overplayed it convincing my Dad it was the best gift ever. Still to this day, my Dad never knew I did that, and I've never peaked at another gift since.
  • Tranquilbez34 - December 25, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    My favourite gift has a bit of a story to it, It was a very hot Australian Christmas Day in 2003 and my family was gift exchanging. I had received a dvd shaped present from my Nanna, I opened it to find a PS2 Copy of The Simpsons: Hit and Run (Great Game). I looked a little confused because I didn't own a PS2....Or so I thought! I turned around to find my Father unwrapping a PS2, A racing Wheel and Gran Turismo 3 (the last two was for him obviously). I yelled and cried with tears of joy and gave my parents and my nanna the biggest hug I could give. To this day, That gift and that moment entirely has become my all time christmas memory and my one of my favourite gifts of all time.
  • EAC73 - December 24, 2013 7:30 a.m.

    My favorite gift was my GameCube. My parents allowed us to open it up on Christmas Eve night. Since it was for my brothers as well, my parents happened to pick 2 great games for us, Super Smash Bros Melee and 007 Agent Nightfire. My brothers and I played 007 splitscreen throughout the night, not caring about what other presents we had.
  • rcarrasco121 - December 23, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    A year after the ps3 came out I asked my parents for a game console. I had been a playstation fanboy since forever but because the ps3 was $600 I asked them for an xbox 360 instead. I long suspected myself to be my parents' favorite kid, and that assumption was clarified on Christmas Day. I woke up at 5am and ran downstairs to the living room to see a huge box wrapped up in a giant bag decorated with candy canes. I feared the worst. I tip-toed over, gently opening the bag so not to wake my parents. Inside, was the PS3. I howled a warriors victory howl, raised both fists into the air in slow motion, and declared THIS IS SPARTA!!!!! Later that morning I played a game I would immediately trade in: Folklore.
  • punishment - December 23, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    I was raised with the mindset of "If you want a new video game console, save up your allowance or earn some money and buy it". So you can imagine my surprise when I received an original Playstation for xmas one year. I was beyond thrilled. A new console was the last thing I would've expected to get. I imagine I looked similar to the N64 kid. I think I played WWF Warzone for a month straight after that. That's my favorite gaming gift memory.
  • pedobearclaw - December 22, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    Christmas 1997, I was excited out of bowl-cut sporting head. I received a Playstation DualShock bundle, Marvel Superheroes, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. After breakfast, I was allowed to hook up the system until the family was ready to head to my Grandparents for dinner. I freed my presents from their cellophane cages and had the system wired up to our gloriously outdated, woodclad 27" Sylvania in record time. I first started with Symphony of the Night. I got a warning that I didn't have a memory card inserted and wouldn't be able to save. "Memory card? What the hell is that?", I thought as I abounded the console and fired up the family Compaq. A few quick Alta Vista searches told me one thing my mind hadn't thought of while dreaming of moving to the next generation of gaming. You can't save to a cd dumbass. I could hear the laughter of Santa, that crimson-clad fiend, coming all the way from the furthest North point of my hemisphere. I started to fret, I wouldn't be able to buy a memory card for a full 24 hours until my mom went to Target to raid the clearanced Christmas decorations. Instead of being distraught I resolved to rise to the challenge of beating SOTN in one day. I returned to find my dad hogging the tv to watch football, but was told I could take the playstation to my grandparents house and use a guest bedroom tv to play. The Christmas money haul at my grandparents had me set to buy a memory card, second controller, and another game. I played a lot of SOTN that day, but not enough to meet the challenge I put before myself. That was fine though, I had a whole 5 days before me to complete it.
  • TanookiMan - December 21, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    Mine was the Nintendo 64. All of my friends had gotten one the Christmas before and I was the only kid in the neighborhood who was still playing an original NES (I got passed up for the SNES as well). Christmas day came and no Nintendo 64...until my dad said I had missed one last present behind the armchair. It was like in "A Christmas Story," when Ralph thought he didn't get his BB gun. Best Christmas present EVER!
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - December 21, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Gaming gift memory, eh? I think it was '98 or '99, but I had been asking for Super Mario 64 after having played it at a friends house previously. It was all I was asking for, so when I opened my designated 'gaming present' of that year, I was a little disappointment inwardly (I thankfully wasn't one of those snotty little bastards that would whine about not getting what they'd wanted). I really had no idea what to expect from this game I'd vaguely heard about, but in retrospect, I think Ocarina of Time was the much better game to have gotten.
  • Sinosaur - December 21, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    My family never really got games. In fact, pretty early on I started being given money so I could buy whatever I wanted... so pretty much my only gaming gift was my Game Boy Pocket from my grandparents. I was so absolutely excited to unwrap it and see this thing I really wanted... and then there was no game. No pack-in, and my grandparents didn't understand you needed buy them separately, so the next day my grandpa took me to Toys R Us and let me pick out two games! I took the paper slips for Mario Land 2 and Mario Land 3, because obviously I wanted Mario. ...the people in the game cage gave me Mario Land 3 and Mario Land 1, but I was too nervous to say that it was the wrong game. I never really liked Mario Land 1, but playing as Wario in Mario Land 3 was great. I hunted down nearly all of the treasures!
  • antiAntag0nist - December 21, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    Back in 2002, I asked my mom if I could get an Xbox for Christmas. She said it might be difficult because they were kinda expensive and that I would have to wait a bit. Although disappointed, I understood and went about my way. Fast forward to Christmas Day, I'm unwrapping the gifts that I did have when my older sister pointed out a weird looking gift for me. That weird looking gift was the original Duke controller, and under that was a brand spanking new Xbox! I screamed to the heavens with joy; I was pretty darned happy. It was the bundle that included Sega GT 2002, and one of my favorite games ever, Jet Set Radio Future. Looking back, my mom faked me out pretty good, but it made the surprise that much better.
  • The_Tingler - December 21, 2013 6:53 a.m.

    Oh, easily Quake II. While I was a big fan of games long before it came out I'd never really paid attention to games before they came out. Having fairly recently got our first PC I'd become a quick addict of the FPS genre and Quake II became the first game I actually looked forward to. Christmas arrived and with it that big lovely Q2-logoed grey box, and I was the happiest 15-year-old around. Unfortunately as my grandma was in hospital my actual playing of Quake II was delayed since after presents we went to visit her. I carried the manual with me and busily absorbed all the details while my parents and grandma talked for hours. All the time I was there as there wasn't enough chairs I'd sat in a padded wheelchair in the corner and read that little booklet inside and out. However I would eventually discover to my horror that this particular chair was basically a mobile toilet, and instead of a hole the old people sat on it and the comfortable padding absorbed the pee. When the nurse finally informed me of this fact after I'd noticed that my pants were getting wet literally the entire ward laughed their heads off at me. Yes, including my parents. I still feel embarrassed by these events but at least I gave a lot of sick old people a really good laugh on Christmas Day. And I had my copy of Quake II to go home to, which I loved.
  • g1rldraco7 - December 20, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    Wow 69 episodes, I kept expecting to hear giggling and sex jokes. First if all who the fuck wants Link to talk at all?! The whole reason why he's so awesome is because he doesn't talk, also NO ONE would be able to capture the voice for Link. Not to mention the fan outrage for ruining the mystery that Link has. Everyone has their own idea of how Link sounds, he was made so that you are the Hero of Time saving Hyrule. No wonder Lorenzo wasn't in the room, he would have killed all of you for that. Also to Lucas, STOP MENTIONING THOSE VILE ABOMINATION CDI ZELDA GAMES!!!! You're treading on dangerous water little man. Sorry about that rant, but I have anger issues. Anyway gift memory for me was when my dad bought me the 360 and the Skyrim Collector's edition for my birthday. It was before his shoulder surgery and weird he got me a game that I spent a month and a half playing while taking care of him after the surgery. he isn't into video games, but he asks me about them and sometimes when he visits, he watches me play and he still thinks they are movies.
  • supergiraffe - December 20, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    My mean and cranky grandma also bought me Smash Bros. Also, my dad (who I don't talk to a lot) stood in line to buy me a Wii on launch day so that he and my mom could give it as a Christmas gift.
  • codystovall - December 20, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    I remember an episode of Eureka where scientifically grown meat was making people stupid.
  • rainn'sgaydar - December 20, 2013 6:53 p.m.

    I could say it was getting my Nintendo 64 but maybe a cooler story was getting my XBox 360. I was at the age where I finally understood that, within reason, you usually get what you ask for on Christmas. But my parents had prepared me for no 360 because they simply weren't available. We missed launch and it seemed you'd have to be simply lucky to get one. Apparently my parents had that stroke of luck. I was so shocked to open it Christmas morning. Like I said, I'd pretty I had reached the point where surprises didn't come often. It was certainly one of the best Christmases I had as a teenager.
  • winner2 - December 20, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    I've gotten a game as a gift every big occasion, but I liked this one a lot. I'll go with getting Gears of war 2 for Christmas along with the 2008 prince of Persia that year, and blasting through the co op with my dad.

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