RadioRadar podcast 83: Flaming Karts

This week's show talks weapons, flaming Kindles, and... rubber ducks? Seriously? Yeah. We got off track, but it made for some good stuff. Give it a listen!

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Lucas Sullivan, Anthony Snyder, Lorenzo Veloria, Henry Gilbert
Question of the week: What is your favorite game weapon, and why? Answer to win a cool game or something else from around the office!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • ithurtstopoop - April 11, 2014 6:09 a.m.

    the analprobe from destroy all humans. because revenge is a dish best served as a suppository
  • v8ninety - April 9, 2014 12:56 a.m.

    Loving the video feed guys which does add an extra dimension to the whole experience, normally listen on the move so I would have to change my listening habits but not a big issue. Also loved Henry's continued fascination with all things British he will be living over here soon. This podcast was not Pants.
  • AngelsandDemons1 - April 8, 2014 7:34 p.m.

    1) It's cool seeing you guys handsome faces to put with your exuberant voices. It would be cool to roll video footage of some of the news/games you discuss to enhance the video. 2) Bunker Buster Bomb from Mercenaries 1...All of the airstrikes have a special place in my heart but there was nothing like clearing out the perimeter of a bunker and then zapping it with your laser and watching that sucker implode in a cloud and an earth rumble of death.
  • Unoriginal - April 8, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    Favorite weapon is a bit of a stretch but I'd have to say Asura's mech hands from Asura's Wrath. They are capable of punching the air so hard that it makes projectiles that, by the end of the game's DLC, have destroyed at least half a dozen suns. They once punched a guy who was bigger than Planet Earth in the finger and the man promptly exploded. He once punched the ground to infiltrate a battalion of airships in the upper atmosphere of the earth. The force from the punch propelled him all the way up there from ground level, that's like a billion kilometers or something. He literally used them to punch God, the God, so hard that the impact just kept hitting him for at least half a minute after the punch had landed, and THEN broke his back. And the best part is that if he ever loses his hands (which he does, repeatedly) he can just grow them back by getting pissed off. He just gets mad and hands start growing everywhere. That is like the most convenient thing ever. When do you need to punch someone? When you're pissed off, that's when! Also, he isn't even limited to two hands like the rest of us "Normal handed" losers. I've got to hand it to Asura, those arms are the handiest thing. I can barely handle it.
  • shawksta - April 7, 2014 8:34 p.m.

    I noticed you guys uploaded the podcast in video from on youtube, Awesome
  • bko - April 7, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    My feet. There is no finer weapon in gaming, for me, than these size 10.5s. Never mind how great they are for kicking turtles out of their mobile homes and then kicking those homes into their faces. (God, we're dicks) They're EVEN BETTER in a multiplayer military first-person shooter when, as often happens with me, the gun is completely worthless. Look, I'm a poor shot and kind of slow to boot. (Pun intended) When it finally registers that the solider looking at me has a red name over his head and is about to end me, the best offense I can ever hope to muster is a couple rounds at his left arm that were meant for his face. So I run. Fast. Doesn't matter where, but I just hoof it. And inevitably, a better player than I catches my pursuer with a better shot and puts him down. The teammate gets the kill, but that hip shot I took that landed in my enemy's right thigh gets me the assist and a cool 25 experience points. And I'm no worse for wear, my 0:0 k/d ratio as sterling as my enemy's face mangled.
  • shnazzyone - April 7, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    The Quake Weapon from the Wipeout(the racing game) series. Getting that lady voice saying "quake" was always one of my most exciting moments. You know you are about to lay a path of destruction in front of you. In Wipeout 3 I got really good at using the little area where the quake just starts to get instant kills.
  • Stankbabes - April 7, 2014 5:30 a.m.

    Long time listener first time poster. GOTW: Ryno V from Ratchet and Clank: Crack in TIme. The Ratchet & Clank games are full of ridiculous and fun weapons, from the Transform-o-ray to the Groovitron Bomb, but the Ryno is always the star of the show. The thing that makes the Ryno V the one for me though, is not only does it 'Rip ya a new one' it does so while playing the 1812 overture. Doesn't get more perfect than that. 2nd has to be the Penetrator from Saints Row 3 - because big purple dildo baseball bats always make for a good weekend.
  • PunballWizard - April 6, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    The ball pit in Cruise Ship Tycoon. Similar to locking a Sim in a 1x1 room or drowning a park guest in Roller Tycoon, but with more old people and balls! Once you place a child's play place with a ball pit all you need to do is grab the nearest elderly person you can find, drop them in, then enjoy as you watch them writhe around, feebly grasping for their walker as they fall deeper and deeper into the depths of the pit.
  • punishment - April 6, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    Lu Bu's Halbred in pretty well any Dynasty Warriors game. There's something great about watching you KO counter go up in 12's with every swing of that beast.
  • The_Tingler - April 6, 2014 7:09 a.m.

    QOTW. Insults, from the Monkey Island series. Works in real life too.
  • supergiraffe - April 5, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    I'm a fan of the dagger of time from PoP. More importantly, Henerey said that old grannies watch Downtown Abbey, which is FALSE! Old grannies watch Downton Abbey.
  • The_Tingler - April 6, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    As does Jon Favreau.
  • EzPzLmnSqz - April 5, 2014 10:17 a.m.

    Got to be the pistol from Halo 1. Smacking some fool on the back of the head was the most satisfying thing in video games.
  • shawksta - April 4, 2014 11:33 p.m.

    I love shot guns. Its the good ol Boomstick to blast your enemies right in the face. What could be better than a shotgun? Obscure shotguns! Obscure how? How about a Goddamn Dolphin that shoots its guts in close combat at your opponents? The Scientists Dolphin Blaster from Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare has become my new favorite weapon right next to having Banjo use his bird friend Kazooie in first person mode in Banjo-Tooie.
  • GOD - April 4, 2014 10:53 p.m.

    I'd have to go with the HE .44 Magnum from the Resistance series. Not only is it an extremely satisfying revolver that packs a punch with each shot that already makes you feel like a bad ass for using a hefty revolver, but the shots you have fired also become explosives that you can remote detonate. You can have up to six shots ready to detonate at any given time and depending on how you use them it creates great fun. Consider yourself a marksman? Go for the headshot on an enemy in the front of a group, and now that he's dead, detonate the round to hit anyone next to him. Like to be defensive? Line a doorway with rounds and wait for enemies to rush in only to get ripped asunder. Guns blazing more your thing? Just shoot everyone once or twice in the chest real quick and then detonate to kill anyone unfortunate enough to still be standing.
  • codystovall - April 4, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    Remote controllers, theyre small but how much damage have they done to televisions, walls, friends or to yourself over the years when things get frustrating.
  • rainn'sgaydar - April 4, 2014 8:09 p.m.

    I have to give it to Saints Row IV's dubstep gun. If it wasn't enough that civilians and enemies within earshot are forced to dance when the Saints boss drops the bass, then the QOTW-winning feature is the explosive wubs upgrade. Because you have to love that they called the ammunition "wubs," and how fun is it to shout "EAT MY EXPLOSIVE WUBS, PEASANTS!" at anyone who suffers the wrath of the dubstep gun? Tons. That's how much fun. Tons.
  • ljrivarola - April 4, 2014 7:30 p.m.

    My favorite weapon is Kanji's folding chair from Persona 4. Because if anyone could beat the crap out of shadows with a freaking folding chair it HAS to be the sexually insecure punk that yells "GET BENT" at every living being. Man, I love Kanji.
  • EAC73 - April 4, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    My favorite weapon would have to be the Sawed-Off Shotgun in Gears of War 3. At first I stuck with the traditional Gears shotgun, but I learned to love using the Sawed-Off just for the fun of running straight up to an enemy and blasting them to chunks, no aim required.

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