TalkRadar 145 - Ward Back

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The Topics

QOTW: What’s your least favorite launch game?
Hindsight may be 20-20 but most launch titles are 5s and 6s at best. What game did you pick up on day one only to have your heart broken? Let us know in the forums and your response could be read on TDar 146!

The 100 best games of all time
Timeless. Essential. These are the videogames we cherish, and would still recommend, above all others


WWE All-Stars – The Macho Man Returns!
The Madness is here to teach these punks a lesson


The Top 7... failingest handhelds
Going portable is a dangerous game


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In the office

Above: New episode of GR’s Trailer Trash Theatre is live and there’s gonna be heck to pay!

Above: Deciding the Top 100 Games of All Time: Harder than you’d think

Above: One of these things is not like the other

In the community

Above: It really is, batman5273. It really, really is… 

Above: Bobbety recreated our joke involving the worst portion of GameSpot’s Captain America walkthrough splendidly

Above: Sorry graboids, but Mikel’s tits look really gross 

Above: Spybreak8 mocks a movie few remember using an online personality known by fewer 

Above: Finally, the world gets to SEE a living version of Hank’s Corner. Thanks again, Bobbety 

Above: We do too, therawski! 

Above: Could Sensationo’s work be our first piece of fan art based specifically on Trailer Trash Theatre?! 

Above: CheeseAntista’s pic is mad genius 

Above: Batman5273 realizes our dream of a Ubisoft partnership with DJ Assualt! 

Post date: April 1, 2011
T-Dar 145 length: 2:54:46
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  • iFeastOnAntista - April 16, 2011 3:58 a.m.

    I really loved this episode. You guys keep pulling me back week after week for a really great and horribly immature entertainment extravaganza. I particularly liked the end, where y'all shout in exultation at the successful completion of a backwards podcast. Then there's a beat of silence. Then Hank says, "Well that was fun!" in the most genuine nice guy voice ever. It's fun to hear audio that the speaker thinks will not be aired. :D You guys had such an awesome brawl over all the stupid minutia of your top 100 list. It was great to listen to. Oh, by the way, get the fuck better already, Hank! Don't make me fly down to San Diego and kick your Tuburculosis in the dick! Love, Cale
  • TheLastRGP - April 10, 2011 4:32 a.m.

    This was the most fun I think I've ever had listening to your podcast. Definitely keeping this one and will be listening to it for a long time.
  • RareHero - April 9, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    @Chris Antista: I love you Chris, and I love TalkRadar. But you got me really worked up over what you said about Gran Turismo. So I'm gonna nerd out and probably just be ignored, but whatever. It really gets to me when I hear the argument that the best GT game is always the last one, because people who say that aren't real racing fans. That's not to say they don't enjoy racing games, but they don't care about actual racing. I could say all wrestling games are the same, but that would be a pretty poor judgement to make on my part seeing as how I know nothing about wrestling, and the minute differences between every wrestling title are lost on me because I'm ignorant on the subject. Personally, if I were arguing over which was the best - or as you guys put it, which one I would recommend to someone today - I'd pick GT4. There are a bunch of reasons for that, but mainly it'd be because it was a car enthusiast's dream. Yes, there were more cars and tracks than in the last game, but you have to realize the number isn't the only thing that counts. The quality of the roster is more important, and GT4 pulled cars from every era of automotive history, across all different forms of racing. It also had a deeper focus on the real world, with events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Nurburgring. You can't say this about any of the GTs that came before it. I wouldn't pick GT5, on the other hand, because GT5 is an incomplete, utterly hopeless pile of trash that doesn't work as a game and barely as a simulator. Oh sure it looks nice, but that doesn't mean anything when 80% of the cars appear as though they were rendered on a PS1, the damage is extremely buggy, and the career mode is broken. And I wouldn't pick GT2 for the same reason, say, Brett wouldn't recommend Ocarina of Time. The graphics are so dated they are confusing, and though all the other elements of a good game are certainly there it just flat out aged badly. GT4, on the other hand, still looks gorgeous in HD. I'm done.
  • Agent79 - April 7, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Love the podcast, definitely need to have hank on there more often.
  • Zetabyte - April 5, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    At this moment I am downloading the WWE All Stars Demo on XBLA. I would not have given a second thought to this or any other wrestling game before listening to your podcast. Thanks!(I think?)
  • super0sonic - April 5, 2011 6:49 a.m.

    I found this was very clever.
  • SteampunkJim - April 4, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    Well done gentlemen. Not so much a "ha, gotcha!" April Fools episode, but hillarious and great. recaptcha: Orldip my_text I never do that, but this one was too good...
  • chiz - April 4, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    where can I download "ass and titties?"
  • AntistasMetroid - April 4, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    shouldve let the beard decide the top 100 games. no debate required. the beard speaks and all listen. im gay for tdar!
  • elpurplemonkey - April 4, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    One of the best tdars, maybe ever. Awesome show this week guys.
  • Laocoont - April 4, 2011 7:37 a.m.

    Probably one of the most accurate lists ever I saw. When I see Chrono Trigger in the #3 Position I feel so good. Good post!
  • pka4lif - April 4, 2011 4:14 a.m.

  • mshdpotatoes - April 3, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Weekly TalkRadar comment.
  • Spybreak8 - April 3, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    I loved the new format. It was a creative little change, with a twist!
  • Headshot10101 - April 3, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    Best TalkRadar ,in my opinion, in a long time! Love the wardbackness. :D
  • Yaro - April 3, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    Only 3 hours? Pffft... At first I was SHOCKED by not hearing Helix Nebula at the start and then it struck me. Great episode! =)
  • twinkletitsMcGee - April 3, 2011 4:27 a.m.

  • cheezitmonster - April 3, 2011 2:46 a.m.

    Is it wrong that I know most of the names of the pornstars i the last pic: Jayden Jaymes, Giana Michaels, Daphne Rosen,and Brandy Taylor?
  • zanthox - April 3, 2011 1:22 a.m.

    HILARIOUS! Thanks for all the backwards work!
  • Nocens - April 3, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    Great episode. Those sound effects will no doubt be in my nightmares in the future.

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