RadioRadar podcast 99: That's gotta hurt

Henry returns from Comic-Con just in time to talk about people getting punched in the crotch, Homefront getting a new home, a double dose of Last of Us, your dreams, and a farewell to Tony.

Hosts: Henry Gilbert, Ryan Taljonick, Ashley Reed, Tony Wilson

Question of the week: We know they're all awful, but what's your favorite video game movie? Let us know in the comments and you might just win something!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky




  • Tim_Gruver - August 8, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    QOTW: My favorite has to be Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva. Unlike the Pokemon movies that simply adapted the style of the animated series, Professor Layton adapted the literal cutscenes of the games themselves: something a lot of video game movies have no excuse not to given our 1080p graphics. The story was great, the characters were true to themselves, and it had a mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.
  • TurkeyOnRye - August 7, 2014 5:48 a.m.

    It's not well known, but Uwe Boll's House of the Dead had a sequel that aired on Syfy and believe it or not, it was pretty good for what it was. While the first movie is terrible because it tried to take itself serious, the second movie was very tongue-in-cheek about its source material and being low-budget. It's awful, but in a good, cheap, Syfy made-for-TV movie kind of way. It definitely has a Sharknado charm about it. Plus, they yell "reload" whenever they're... you know... reloading. Brilliant.
  • LordGoomy - August 6, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    Although it is not actually adapted from a game, my favorite video game movie has to be summer 2014's underappreciated gem, Edge of Tomorrow. Think about it. Watching Major Cage's cycle of death, respawn, death, respawn as he struggles against an overwhelming enemy force and insurmountable odds retains all of the greatest aspects of our favorite action games, especially first and third-person shooters. Every time he dies, he comes back with a little more knowledge and a little more experience. We watch him develop the skills needed to inch further and further towards his goal through each failed attempt. Doesn't that bring back memories of your experiences playing your favorite shooter, or even something like Dark Souls? Edge of Tomorrow perfectly captures the feeling of making your way through a challenging game better than any direct game adaptation I've ever seen.
  • Ensoul - August 5, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    QOTW: Street Fighter: The Movie. It's far from a masterpiece but I genuinely enjoy it even today. JC Van Damme as the American Guile, Kylie Minogue as Cammy and Raúl Juliá owning it as M. Bison (amazing considering he was recovering from surgery for stomach cancer). He was the best part of the whole film. So much about it was wrong, but Raúl Juliá's performance is just so fun I can tolerate the rest. If you have any interest there's a really cool read here: It explains how this movie came to be and the challenges it faced.
  • cubeenigma - August 5, 2014 9:09 a.m.

    As someone that spent over 100 hours playing Mortal Kombat 3/Trilogy with friends, when I heard a follow up to the awesome (to me :P) Mortal Kombat movie was coming out I couldn't wait! And boy was that movie awesome! Seeing how all the characters that I fought and beat up were portrayed on the big screen was simply crazy! DAT MOTARO!
  • GLuna46 - August 4, 2014 7:20 p.m.

    QOTW: to me the silent hill movie was the best I've seen in terms of staying some what faithful to the source material, special effects were good for the time and the story was interesting, my only issue was the final half of the movie some events that lead to the ending were unsatisfying. also lets not mention the sequel... lol
  • Kijib - August 4, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    u guys gotta do something amazing for EPISODE 100!
  • Porkfriedrice7 - August 3, 2014 7:48 p.m.

    Oh god. I'll have to go with Mortal Kombat. My friends and I were very into Mortal Kombat Deception when we came across this movie in Blockbuster (Remember those?). Much to the dismay of our 13 year old selves this movie left us wanting Scorpion himself to rip out our spines. As far as the future goes, I hope the Ratchet and Clank movie will break the mold in terms of video game movie quality.
  • TCMU287 - August 3, 2014 7:01 p.m.

    My favorite video game movie doesn't exist---yet. Here's a teaser for...BIOSHOCK: The trailer starts out with one of those old timey screens that are just littering the bioshock multiverse. Then the opening credits start. One credit per screen. KEN LEVINE AND TAKE TWO PRESENT A GUILLERMO DEL TORO FILM Then the opening speech, THE speech, from Andrew Ryan on the screen of the bathysphere from the opening of the game, in its entirety. As it ends, the Bioshock logo fades into view on a black screen, algae and barnacle covered as in the game. Accompanied of course by the screams of the dying plane, ushering in one of the greatest cinematic adaptations of recent memory. No view of the city yet, of course, nor is there any footage. Most people in the audience will have no idea what they just saw, but will be intrigued. Video game fans in the theater will begin weeping with joy and tearing their clothes in jubilation, scaring the shit out of everyone else around them. Now that Take Two has full control of the Bioshock property, I expect this trailer sometime in the next five years. Of course they'll bring Levine on to the project to help del Toro achieve the perfect representation of Rapture.
  • supergiraffe - August 3, 2014 6:37 p.m.

    I really love that Street Fighter 2 movie. Y'know the one, "Sex Fighter 2." Good stuff.
  • Slider64 - August 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.

    Podcast doesn't work on Podkicker app. I hope for an update someday.
  • EAC73 - August 2, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    I guess my favorite since I was a kid was the first Pokemon movie. With Mewtwo being my favorite legendary pokemon still, It was a great extension from the Pokemon cartoon. I saw it on VHS, so I was extremely jealous of a friend of mine who saw it in theater and he got a promo card of Electabuzz.
  • theguyinthecloset - August 2, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    QOTW: I love Uwe Boll's movies!! ok, of course not, those are horrible. but I think Boll's style kinda translated well to Postal because it is about shooting everyone for no reason without discrimination and SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT! it's a bad movie, yes, but a movie based on postal should be bad. Not that the games are bad, but a movie translation of them should be badas movies. I think Boll accidentaly made this movie the right way by making it bad.
  • antiAntag0nist - August 2, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    Sorry Henry, but Crytek didn't publish Ryse and Crysis 3. The publishers were Microsoft & EA, respectively.
  • bobob101 - August 2, 2014 11:57 a.m.

    First off Tony, See you in (3D) 2Y! Yes, it's a One Piece reference. QOTW: As an anime viewer, I've seen my fair share of animated video game adaptions. The Bayonetta movie is pretty good and faithful to the game, and Fuimation is making a dub of it right now. But my favorite game movie has to be the Persona 3 movies. They pack so much of the style and tone of the game into them, and make me want to play the games even more.
  • SpadesSlick - August 2, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    Since every video game movie ever is a fetid, rotting turd, i'm going to go and say my favorite movie is Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. Sure it is technically a web series, but it is a single, coherent story and was collected together and released on blu-ray as a single movie so fuck you it counts. It is mostly about Lasky, but the Chief parts of the movie are awesome and it was amazing to finally see the other spartan 2's in a non book capacity as a Halo EU nerd.
  • winner2 - August 2, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    The first digimon movie with omnimon vs diaboromon and all that, with greymon beating the shit out of parrotmon in the beginning. I remember going to blockbuster as a child with my dad and him buying it for me, excited out of my god damn mind because I had 2 cassettes of like 4 episodes of the show. I think I still have the old cassette somewhere, but now I watch it online once a year. There's so much nostalgia in the franchise for me that I don't think anyone will ever be able to malign digimon in my eyes. And yes, I'm pretty certain digimon DID get it's start as a virtual pet tamagotchi game, so it counts.
  • g1rldraco7 - August 2, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    Okay my favorite video game movie is Grandma's Boy since it's about a video game tester who has to stay with his grandma. It's directed by Adam Sandler and it's just shows positive side to video games, well to me it focuses on the positives of being a gamer. Also there was a game that was going to come out, but sadly Demonic was canceled T.T Also I wish you luck Tony, I will miss hearing your lovely voice and the live stream was a great sendoff for you :)
  • TurkeyOnRye - August 7, 2014 5:29 a.m.

    Suck that jug, kid!
  • The_Tingler - August 2, 2014 5:42 a.m.

    Being the world's expert on videogame movies (yes, I know), I'm going to avoid picking the obvious ones and go for Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie, just for this classic moment of Sonic don't-give-a-shittery:

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