TalkRadar 104 - Beyond Protocol



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The Topics

The Top 7… Historical figures defamed by games
Some were good, some were bad, but none of them were this evil


Alpha Protocol REVIEW
As fascinating as it is flawed. We delve into a character that'll sound more than familiar to TalkRadar listeners  


The most annoying sound effects in gaming history
Ear-shredding mishaps that'll make you wish you were Beethoven


What's a game that had so much hype that it made you angry?
Hey, we wouldn’t be doing this for a living if we didn’t find new games exciting. But sometimes our enthusiasm can get the better of us, and after repeatedly pounding your eyeballs with hyperbole with the best of intentions, we understand: You can get a little sick of our shit. (We get sick of our shit too.) It’s not always your inner cynic or fanboy; sometimes the blame falls on the gaming press. Has there ever been a game with so much hyperbole, that it pushed your anticipation south of disinterest, and into the realm of hatred? Tell us in the forums and we might read your response LIVE on TalkRadar 105!



Would you like to be seen wearing this ultra-badass shirt, entitled "Moral Choices" from our friends at Well, all you have to do is tell us your favorite BioShock plasmid right here and you’re halfway to fashion glory!

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In the office

Above: Mikel's lady (whom you may remember from our Hebrew-riffic TalkSeder) got him a Tiny Mikel t-shirt for his birthday

Above: From our EGM: Gone but not forgotten piece, back before the magazine was no longer dead. We've all got our memories with this print institution, but it was Tyler Nagata's first gaming press appearance!

Above: The E3 mayhem is starting to take shape... pray for us


In the community

Above: batman5273 remembered Mikel's Birthday. Did you?!

Above: Did we mention it was Mikel's birthday? Photo mockups make a great gift, proven here by michaelmmc827

Above: Can't draw, honor the man by following him on Twitter!

Above: lobsterhunt shows us why speling is importunt

Above: graboids combines two Tyler Wilde anecdotes from last week into something beautiful

Help a fellow TDard out!

Above: We're tying to help our buddy Tayls win a contest, and your help would be much appreciated. If you have a YouTube account, simply click here, sign in, then click "Like." C'mon, tayls would do it for you! 

Post date: June 4, 2010
T-Dar 104 length: 2:18:59
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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  • Ganonpork - August 2, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    XD you guys trail off alot in this tdar
  • MitchyD - June 12, 2010 6:07 p.m.

  • JeffGoldblum1 - June 11, 2010 11:40 p.m.

    This has been one of my favorite podcasts in a long time. Probably since Tdar 20. I think the combination of Alcohol, Catholic stories from Chris, and non sequitur Sex and the City talk made this podcast magical.
  • TURbo - June 9, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    I want more RICE on the podcast! It was awesome having Tyler Wilde and Nagata on the same podcast.
  • TURbo - June 9, 2010 9:07 p.m.

  • TURbo - June 9, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    Anal Protocol is awesome
  • Stahlbrand - June 9, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    Who did that kickass cover of Guile's theme from the outro?
  • PreEjaculation - June 8, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    o how i love this so much
  • CoolBowling - June 8, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    Nice, Brettbot is back
  • garfunkling - June 8, 2010 8:12 a.m.

    Happy Birthday Mikel!!
  • ShinyRob - June 7, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    I used to wonder why most of the Top 7s were written by the UK team instead of the TalkRadar US guys. After this week's Top 7, now I know why. Yuck.
  • gmknoble - June 7, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    I am also from WI, and thank you for acknowledging our love for beer and cheese! Two of the greatest gifts from my Catholic God (which is way better than the Protestant God)
  • gmknoble - June 7, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    Loved the Catholic stuff. I was raised Catholic, and I know exactly what you're all talkin' about! Hilarious! "HOW DARE YOU NOT BE BORED DURING MASS" I just started listenin to this podcast and I love it. Keep it up fellas! Video games and comedy, two of my favorites!
  • gmknoble - June 7, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    Comment #90 just to even it up.
  • SenatorPepper - June 7, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    Oooh! I almost forgot: I really liked the Ben Franklin portrayal in "John Adams." It captured the savvy, keen-minded jester described in the biography of him I read recently. I thought Jefferson was a little too suave, however. I understand he was a shy, if gentlemanly, man. And he described his voice as "high and reedy." That and his love of inventing makes me think he should have been portrayed much like a colonial-era geek.
  • SenatorPepper - June 7, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    And to call and raise on TURbo's remark, I would let Stevie Spring make love to me in order to ensure TalkRadar's future. And I don't mean college-style. I mean I'd let him do to me whatever degrading, humiliating, possibly dangerous shit he's into, up to and including a thorough Marmaduking.
  • SenatorPepper - June 7, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    I'd just like to say that this is my favorite TalkRadar episode. I went back and listened to old favorites from previous eras, and this one nudges ahead of them all in depth, wiki-P educational content, sound effects, judicious use of Brett-Bot, drunkenness, random digressions, unabashed metrosexuality, and, most of all, guy-love between four guys. The only thing keeping the show from achieving T-Dar perfection is that the actual Brett couldn't be there. Oh, well.
  • 8bitBaby - June 7, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    i dunno if anyone has ever requested this... but i totally want a track-list of the songs that play in the background of the podcast. seriously. i always hear stuff that i want to know what it is or what it came from. and this podcast i heard a song from an old nes game i remember having with these guys with wings and laser guns or something flying across the desert shooting giant faces and floaty things. what is that game, what is that song?! i would loooooooove a track list. yes.
  • super0sonic - June 7, 2010 7:22 a.m.

    Happy B-Day Mikel. Also those E3 pass's look so cool i totally want them!! Its not like i want to go to e3 i just want the pass's there neato!! I wonder what the passes for the Nintendo and Sony look like?!?!

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