TalkRadar 116 - Roar of the Ryan

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The Top 7… Best summers in videogame history
Wish you could relive the exciting summers of your childhood? We remember the best


Metroid: Other M Review
Samus as you’ve never seen her before


Mafia II Review
Two 1950s gangsters and a whole city to conquer. What could possibly go wrong?


Costume Quest – first look makes us go "squee!"
Our favorite childhood Halloween memories made cooler


What game do you consider the oddball entry of a particular series?
When you look at a longstanding game series, some titles stick out like sore thumbs. Metroid: Other M currently comes to mind. As does Super Mario 2. Actually every Nintendo series has one odd duck that stands out from the rest of the pack. You don't have to hate them, or love them - just tell us a game you consider just a wee bit weird in the scope of one of your favorite series. Let us know in our forums and we may read your answer LIVE on TalkRadar 117!


In the office

Above: Did you hear Tim Schafer stopped by the office? You will if you listen to the show

Above: Did you hear last week's 24 Hour Marathon kicked an unholy amount of anus? Watch the video and BELIEVE! Click here to comment on the video

Above: GR Orange was the Halo 3 outfit of choice

Above: The greatest compliment a Gamez Journalologist could ever hope to recieve!

Above: Big ups to JohnRabbit for the amazing poster he sent in

As per our very mature discussion concerning the finer merits of posing action figures in lustful positions, we present pictures from the "Sex Toy Story" incident as promised:



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Post date: August 27, 2010
T-Dar 116 length: 3:12:52
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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  • Stellar91 - September 7, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    Hannah Barbara sounds sucked Fat Donkey Testicles. Never again, puh-leaze. Sorry but I also think that we need a Bret Timer set to 3 minutes once he starts gushing about game music, I enjoy it too. but seriously. Hate to say but it has become slightly exhausting. Still LOVE ya guys!
  • MonkeyNinja - September 1, 2010 6:35 p.m.

    The sex toy story pictures are hilarious.
  • TedDidlio - August 31, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    I couldn't love this pawdcast any more than I do. I listen to like, 10-20 different podcasts every week, and Talkradar is still my favorite. I feel like a huge doo-bag for not commenting on the landing pages of the last few episodes. Reminder to Gamesradar bosses: I found this site because of Talkradar. As great as the articles are, Talkradar is the best thing about this site. Prepared, funny articles and super reviews and all that are great, but nothing beats 3-5 genuinely funny guys (and occasionally gals) talking about gaming.
  • geneticallyalteredsupergiraffeejaculatinggrenades - August 31, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    please let the fanfic go on youtube
  • jimmdogg - August 30, 2010 9:38 p.m.

    Great interview with Schafer. What is the music playing the the background when Paul is talking about Ultima 9?
  • zanthox - August 30, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    I've been waiting for one of the many Zim video game references to be used as an intro! It was nearly as great as Paul Ryan!
  • Modroneman - August 30, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    Excellent podcast as always guys! Was put off a little by some of the phone calls you guys received. How can anyone say anything but good things about you. Love you guys, don't stop doing what you do!
  • FunnyNameHere - August 30, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    THANK YOU!!!
  • batmanboy11 - August 30, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    Another great Talk Radar Episode. Keep up the good work guys! I also liked my shout-out!
  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - August 29, 2010 9:19 p.m.

    that's pretty funny.
  • foxyexplosion - August 29, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Im gonna listen I swear. Itll just have to wait for thursday on the drive into seattle to prepare for pax. Cause ya know, ill be there. its gonna be tight yall!!!
  • KREATIVEassassin - August 29, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    If there were TalkRadar posters, I would definitely have some on my walls right now.
  • RonaldRayGun - August 29, 2010 5 p.m.

    Paul Ryan...
  • IThoughtIHadToShitistaButInsteadIGaveBirthToChrisAntista - August 29, 2010 3:18 p.m.

    Some people believe in more cowbell, but I believe in more Tim Schafer!
  • GLaDanUS - August 29, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Praise zombie jesus
  • BornToLose3 - August 29, 2010 1:53 p.m.

    Great episode guys really made my night go buy with a smile. "Sex Toy Story" god I love Dan, the spider-man on sspider-man was amazing.
  • n00b - August 29, 2010 4:46 a.m.

    nice shout out to invader zim. made my day
  • superdude22 - August 29, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    I agree with Chris that these counter-measures to used games are a good idead, but they can be annoying. After buying Mass Effect 2 New, I put in the Cerberus Network code and had the game tell me the code was invalid.I called BioWare asking for help, I checked their help section on their site, but I still didn't have Cerberus Network, so I was forced to pay money for something I should've already had.
  • TheWebSwinger - August 29, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    Fuck yeah 3 hours, Fuck yeah Paul Ryan, FUCK YEAH TALKRADAR.
  • John_Romero - August 29, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    Was that a Dead Milkmen reference at 1:24:56?