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RadioRadar Podcast 001: And we're back

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Yup. After a long hiatus, GamesRadar's podcast is back, and it's something new. It's called RadioRadar, and it's your weekly source of gaming discussion, covering the weekly Top 7, as well as the newest of the news, game releases, and maybe an interview. Prepare thy ears, because RadioRadar starts now.

You can download/stream it below, or click the iTunes link to jump over to the spot where you can subscribe (note: we'll be on the old show's RSS feed, so no need to resub if you're already subscribed to that).

This Week's Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Tom Magrino, Henry Gilbert, and Lucas Sullivan.

The Deets

Post date: August 15, 2012
Intro song by: Danny Baranowsky
The Question of the Week: What is your very first gaming memory?

      



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  • wadesmit - January 12, 2014 1:51 a.m.

    Where it all began... again. Without RR I'd have no source of toilet behavioural and manscaping discussion. Now, what a shame that would be. I love you guys. Thanks for 71 genuinely informative and hilarious episodes so far.
  • XanderGC - August 22, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    It isn't TDAR and I'm glad that they didn't try to re-create that show again, because it won't be the same and that would be a huge let down. All in all I really enjoyed the first episode of RR or R2 as I'm going to call it. To the future!
  • Dadyo238 - August 20, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    My first gaming memory is when my dad bought me a Gameboy Advance SP for finishing first grade, along with a copy of Drill Dozer, and I played that all day everyday for about a week. I was just so amazed by the graphics and the little peripheral that came with the game that made it vibrate. The first time I played and it shook, I dropped the system and the screen cracked! To this day I still have that Gameboy, cracked screen and all.
  • CROZILLA - August 19, 2012 4:10 a.m.

    Love the new podcast, good work gang! As far as the QOTW goes; My first gaming memory was watching and playing Metroid with my Mom, who may or may not have been doing more of the actual gaming than me. Hearing the soundtrack to this day brings back some great memories.
  • RamenDragon - August 18, 2012 8:01 p.m.

    New show sounds great. It actually feels more like Giant Bombcast than Talkradar or Laser Time, which is I think a combination of the structure of the show, the sound of the voices, and the lack of sound effects and background music. Regardless, not a bad thing by any means. My first gaming memory was watching my stepfather play Big Bass Fishing on the PS1. I know that sounds really boring, but that was all it took. I was hooked.
  • Meleedragon27 - August 18, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    Good to see the podcast is back. I might miss TalkRadar and feel sad knowing it'll never come back, but after listening to this, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about this RadioRadar. Good show, guys - hopefully, things'll pick up even further over time. As for my first gaming memory, that's easy - my sister and I, sitting in the basement with our NES hooked up to an old TV, playing Super Mario Bros. Neither one of us were very good at it (I remember avoiding the castle levels whenever I could because they scared me - hey, I was young!). Also, I remember my sister would always want to be Luigi for some reason, forcing me to be Mario. It was pretty much the only time my sister would ever play video games (she's not a gamer). But because it was my first game and because it was only game I ever played with my sister, Super Mario Bros. will always have a special place in my heart, even though the game itself hasn't really aged as well as Nintendo would like people to think.
  • NSharp - August 18, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    My first videogame memory is watching my cousin play Astro Warrior 3 on the Sega Master System. I'd beg him to let me play, so he'd hand me the controller and I would die after thirty seconds (I was probably 5 or 6 years old). Then I'd hand him the controller back and watch him beat three bosses.
  • RebornKusabi - August 18, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    As much as everyone else has said this is a good replacement for Talkradar, or as good as Talkradar was before it was axed, I have to disagree. There honestly, for personal reasons, will never be a replacement for Talkradar to me, and contrary to popular opinion, the other podcasts the old hosts do are in the same group as this one- no substitute. As such, this podcast has to stand on its own and only time will tell if that is the case- like Talkradar, the first episode of this cannot be a gauge to how this podcast will always be (after all, Talkradar didn't get good until Episode 20). Now that I stated my opinion- it is nice to hear The Cooper-Scooper again after what feels like years! Also, the episode was enjoyable to listen to, don't get me wrong from what I said above, and I look forward to seeing how the podcast matures in its current structure without some of the old personalities on it. Congrats on getting the show back up and running and I hope this one doesn't get Old Yeller'd anytime soon.
  • GAYMER - August 18, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    Oh my gosh, welcome back. I never thought I'd live to see this day. Can't wait to listen to this :)
  • KGFan - August 17, 2012 9:29 p.m.

    The Earliest gaming memory I have have is playing Duck Hunt when I was probably about 4 or 5. A neighbor in the apartment above us had a son who invited me to hang out with him and got to play the game with lightgun. We would take turns on each set, but I distinctly remember once not giving him the lightgun after 3 sets which made him upset and complain to his mom, which I don't think she did anything about it. But after that I assume I felt bad and let him play his turn, hopefully with a full three sets for himself before I got the lightgun again. It wouldn't be until years later when my family would inherit an NES which is now in a landfill somewhere (which ticks me off when I think about it) when I would come to find out that both Super Mario Bros. and Duck hunt were on the same cartridge. That ends my first gaming memory.
  • ZeroPotential - August 17, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    Congrats on the new podcast doods! There's stuff that can be improved on but it definitely feels like an awesome new start that can only get better. This can't really be my earliest memory since I've played games before this but uhhh the earliest I remember playing games is going to my bro's friend's house and seeing him play Final Fantasy IX and then pestering him if he had Tekken in the house. Either that or being thrust into the first Crash Bandicoot game and proceeding to lose every life my cousin had, forever banning me from the Playstation until she needed my help in Syphon Filter. Can tasers really burn people to death? I really hope it does.
  • garnsr - August 17, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    My first memory is playing Night Driver on Atari at a friend's house, not doing well, and throwing down the paddle controller. They didn't let me play any more after that, and to this day no matter how frustrated I get I don't throw my controllers, because of this, I think.
  • Insanetwig - August 17, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    This podcast was fantastic. The interview caused me to bust out laughing at work when he started doing video game impersonations. A solid hour of entertainment.
  • PantherModern - August 17, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    Can somebody please remind me of the old Talkradar RSS feed. I don't use iTunes, and google is of no help. Thanks. Also, glad you have a podcast going again!
  • GR_TomMagrino - August 17, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Yeah, it's: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TalkradarPodcast
  • Yokosuka046 - August 17, 2012 7:06 a.m.

    I very much enjoyed this podcast. The first ten minutes is rough as a fan of T-Dar, not hearing Chris, Mikel, or Grimm and the like. Once the top 7 rolled in though you guys had me. I'm on board with this.
  • Shinn - August 17, 2012 6:10 a.m.

    And that missing piece of my soul is restored! Huzzah!
  • NanoElite666 - August 16, 2012 11:27 p.m.

    Well that was an enjoyable listen. Glad to have a GR podcast back to look forward to every week.
  • GR_SophiaTong - August 16, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Thanks everyone for the support! We're all really excited about this podcast and it's great to hear that you guys are enjoying it.
  • RODTheMaster - August 16, 2012 10:38 p.m.

    Being the pessimist I am, I was prepared for the worst. But you guys knocked it out of the park with the new 'cast. I really enjoyed it, and i want you guys to know you have my full support. Here's to 200 more episodes!

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