RadioRadar podcast 96: Call Waiting

Back after a week away from podcasting, the team has a lot to say about annoying cell phones, hardcore tactics games, wolves among us, and all things retro.

Hosts: Henry Gilbert, Ashley Reed, Lorenzo Veloria, Lucas Sullivan, Tony Wilson

Question of the week: What would you want to hear on a special, retro-flavored podcast? Let us know in the comments and you might just win something!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky




  • rxb - July 16, 2014 7:47 a.m.

    Hi guys, great podcast as always, Henry your doing a great job as host. I think a retro podcast would be cool. My idea was that whenever you talk about a game you also look at foreign games from the same time period. I think the 3 major markets [Japan, USA, Europe] all evolved differently and it would give context/contrast to the discussion.
  • omega1180 - July 16, 2014 7:26 a.m.

    Correction: in the entire Metroid series there is one time....(that I can think of) that Samus acquires a suit that is white, The light suit as seen in Metroid prime 2: Echoes. By far one of my favorite suits of all time. (L: Dark suit, M: Varia suit, R: Light suit ) Though the suit in the smash bros Wii U/3ds has similar coloring to the light suit. It is more a repaint of the varia... Shame, the skin could have looked more badass, but I'd use that. QOTW: Old school games then and now.
  • theguyinthecloset - July 15, 2014 11:24 a.m.

    QOTW: Something like game club would be cool. Maybe choose some shorter simpler games. For me retro means PS1/N64 Era + Dreamcast games that were not ported to Xbox. I feel Like I would enjoy hearing about beloved games but also obscure forgotten games.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - July 14, 2014 7:28 p.m.

    I'd love a new retro podcast from you guys. To me, only 8 and 16 bit consoles are retro but I guess by now there are a lot of people who would consider the gamecube era retro. I would you to talk mostly about know games, but have some hidden gems every now and then.. the problem i have with retronauts is that they talk A LOT about games i've never even heard of and almost never about games of series i like.. oh and whenever poochie is not on the podcast, everybody else should be asking "where's Poochie?"
  • shawksta - July 14, 2014 7:26 p.m.

    This episode is really enjoyable. Tony in charge of sounds and the quality you made them was really great, KEEP IT UP GUYS, great improvement from 2 weeks ago. I didnt mean to prove you wrong Lorenzo, just to state how its a shame that the control style Metroid Prime 3/Trilogy adapted wasnt used in more games. QOTW: As far as a Retro theme, how about the community segment being replaced by Gamesradar Hotline chat, powered by AOL
  • TrickyBandit - July 14, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    QOTW: I'd love a new retro show from you all. I would do a show that had three parts starting with one game that is highlighted as being overlooked, a classic, a terrible game that many people got stuck with as a gift or just a genuinely amazing game. It would be similar to "Hank's Pick of the Week", but it should be one that every member of the podcast remembers. The second segment would be highlighting a game that would make for a good remake either by story or mechanics and the last segment would be about a game that had a remake, but shouldn't have. Add random sound effects in there and it could be golden.
  • cubeenigma - July 14, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    You guys should have a podcast about playing retro games and talking about what you got from a game on one life where everyone on the podcast plays a retro game and see how far you can get on a life (for games that have a life system) Then during the podcast you guys (or gals :D) can compare what you feel about the game and your impressions based on that one life. It'd be interesting to see how far some can go or how fast you can die.
  • cubeenigma - July 16, 2014 3:41 p.m.

    Actually, doubt you'll do this idea but I like it so much me and my friends might do this >.>
  • DarthEnderX - July 14, 2014 1:18 p.m.

    If I wanted to see a retro podcast, I'd want it to be structured like Retronauts. That may sound like I'm saying "I don't need any more retro podcasts, I have Retronauts." But I'm not. I'm always down for listening to "Retronauts, but with completely different people." Especially if it's people I already know and like, like the GamesRadar crew. So yeah, do episodes focusing on specific topics, or franchises. Or in the case of especially prolific franchises, specific eras of said franchise. And, you know, splice old school game music in there.
  • wittynickname - July 14, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    The new intern sounds eerily like Hollander Cooper. There are long stretches of this podcast wherein I can only be sure it isn't him because Tony isn't loudly interrupting everyone else on mic constantly HEYOOOO Well, notwithstanding the soundboard stuff at the beginning.
  • counterweight72 - July 14, 2014 8:12 a.m.

    QOTW: I would like a section of revisiting favorite classic games. Many players have great memories of games from the past, but when you go back and replay them you might realize that the game does not hold up or is not as enjoyable as you once thought. I would like to hear the hosts replay some old games the they have enjoyed in the past. The games should be in their original form, not HD remakes, emulation, or part of a collection.
  • supergiraffe - July 13, 2014 11:14 p.m.

    I'd like it if you could talk about handheld games a little. Whenever I see someone talking about retro games, they always limit themselves to console games exclusively. Otherwise, maybe you could pick a year in gaming and just talk about that. What came out, what was influential, was there a huge surge in a certain genre because of something popular the previous year. Not something so focused that you only talk about one game, but not so broad that it just sounds like you're rambling about old games.
  • BanquosStepson - July 13, 2014 10:19 p.m.

    A lot of people are asking to bring back Chris Antista and that's an okay idea if you can manage to drag him out from under the pile of pizza, farts, and Disney memorabilia that currently he lives under. If you guys do manage to do that you should make him do nothing but play retro games that changed their genre and have him track how the mechanics were adopted through out the industry. He'll then gather you guys up, record the podcast, edit it, and post it. You should also have episodes that are entirely devoted to a retro gaming related topic like an episode devoted to retro game ads and how they have changed over the years. Finally, you need to play the music from the games that you are talking about while you talk about it. If you can't get Chris Antista, just get some other poor sap to do the job.
  • AngryFruitSalad - July 13, 2014 9:01 p.m.

    A retro gaming podcast could work as long as it brings some of the GamesRadar fun features to the table. After the Laser Time - Retronauts crossovers in the recent past, I tried listening to Retronauts, and honestly it turned me off because it seemed like they'd choose a topic and then just list the games in chronological order. Everyone would say "Oh yes, that was also a game" and then they'd move on. If it was talking about retro games with a hilarious bent, like most things GamesRadar, I think it'd be worthwhile. But if it was just more people knowledgable about games listing them and saying some anecdotes or small facts, I'd say skip it. Also: For the love of God and all that's holy, bring back background music, both for RadioRadar and whatever RetroRadar turns into. It's a small detail that makes a big difference.
  • Shigeruken - July 13, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    I would like to hear Chris Antista make a cameo!
  • EAC73 - July 13, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    I would like to hear you guys thoughts on what you consider hidden gems on the basic retro consoles.
  • Shelbyvillian - July 13, 2014 8:22 a.m.

    I would love a retro podcast where you attempt to do a post mortem on older games which had new and interesting mechanics and how that changed the industry today. You could do it on a genre basis and delve into the whole history of how one new mechanic became an industry standard. For an example we all sort of forgot how innovative Street Fighter was back in the day and what it did to change the gaming landscape. Maybe you have an expert join the panel and discuss how Street Fighter changed the arcade landscape and the lasting impression it has left on gaming. (Maybe I have been watching too much Evo this weekend)
  • Adamizerr - July 12, 2014 10:29 p.m.

    I would love a retro gaming podcast. I'm young, as far as retro goes, and I would like to hear the perspective on retro games by my favorite video game podcast hosts. A couple of things. 1. Though they are not retro, just out of date, I'd like to hear a few disscustions on original Xbox games. Since I was not gaminn when it first came out not when it left shelves forever I'd love to talk on that. As for nintendo, sony and the like let me have at it. Lastly, you could try playing them and discussing them. I'm sure you've thought of this by I mite as well put it in. Can't wait for a new retro podcast and a mystery prize.
  • IAmARobotWhoTurnsIntoATruckAnd - July 12, 2014 7:32 p.m.

    I would love a retro podcast. I just wish that you would only talk about games that are currently easily playable, through a modern re-release or just good old fashioned emulation. I don't want to feel the never ending agony of knowing you'll never be able to play a great retro game.
  • Tim_Gruver - July 12, 2014 12:57 p.m.

    Sorry I'm not Shakespeare guys... XD QOTW: Bring back Hollander Cooper and have him and Henry chant Final Fantasy VII's One Winged Angel live for charity. That is all.

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