TalkRadar 149 – Hate-a-thon '11

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The Topics

The Top 7... Things we hate about modern gaming
We lead a frivolous, dreamlike lifestyle – and here’s everything we hate about it!


Why do gamers hate Activision?
INTERVIEW: Activision Community Manager, Dan Amrich helps us trace back the rage


5 reasons to hate Minecraft
Indie darling status be damned, we take Minecraft to task


QOTW: What’s your most hated game character?
Forcing players to spend hours with fictional characters conjured out of thing air doesn’t always yield positive results. More so than any other medium, characters in games can go from tolerable to excruciating for a ridiculous number of reasons. Tell us who you hate and why in our forums and we might read your response LIVE on TalkRadar 150!

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In the office

Above: Trailer Trash goes green screen! Can’t wait to see how this turns out…

Above: Oh! You don’t have to – here that shit is! WATCH! [THEN COMMENT]

Above: Why did Chris buy a 3DS this week? The thought of only being able to play an ultra-low res Ocarina of Time on a 30-inch HD TV. Yeesh…

In the community

Above: Batman5273 knows how to keep it topical

Above: 510BrotherPanda finds a place for Brett’s busy hands

Above: Even notorious Minecraft hater Mike Grimm likes Cleanser247’s in-game mock up

Above: poiman turns Brett into a full on DJ hero!

Above: ninjadevbear knows just what to do in regards to the epidemic of children’s balls popping out of Mr. Bucket’s mouth

Above: Bobbety whipped up an amazing game character collage! Get a TDar free version as your desktop wallpaper here

Above: PhantomofKrankor

Above: At least graboids enjoyed out sacrilegious discussion from [TalkRadar 148]

Above: This TDar ad by Batman5273 is perfectly suited to air on Nickelodeon in the early 90’s

Above: Grape Job, MyNameisMyName! We love a good Hackers reference

Above: Portal 2>Stephen Merchant>Ricky Gervais Show>This awesome piece of art by k1ng94

Post date: April 29, 2011
T-Dar 149 length: 2:24:31
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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  • Nashalot - May 11, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    Simply commenting coz Brett asked...I'm also often way behind on timings etc...
  • busterdog82 - May 2, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    Powerline fuck yeah!
  • sternparez - May 2, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    love the Mr Bucket pic!
  • Zixor - May 2, 2011 4:38 a.m.

    In regards to the outtro song, my longest nyan cat was 3705 seconds while playing Reach multi-player.
  • juicenpancakes - May 1, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    I love me some Margarine. Also, more sound effects pwease.
  • Strangleme - May 1, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    I win!!
  • InsomniacGamer - April 30, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    I like it very much.
  • P0LARCLAW - April 30, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Thanks for the game deals, I went out and bought other m and epic yarn immediately.
  • Metagross - April 30, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Character I hate the most has to be Purple Fat Star guy in SMG2 who the fuck does he think he is telling me I should 'take a break'
  • TopNewt - April 30, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    Another Great episode.
  • Afrodisiac39 - April 30, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    Woot talk radar! I may have some of the weirdest responses but these I can't really decide. I'm tied between that fucking asshole storeowner from that one cutscene in RDR: Undead Nightmare in Armadillo when he tries to tell you why the zombies are popping up, and Sylvia (sp?) from No More Heroes. I understand that the storeowner was not meant to be liked in this modern era but people that like *still* exist and they really grind me gears. No seriously I want to beat people like that to a pulp and then put on a suit of COG armor and curb stomp their fucking faces in. As for Sylvia, she just annoys me as a character. She goes from being that sexy lady who is really in it just to piss off Travis to somehow actually being in love with him? Her character development is awful even for a silly game like this. Travis gets developed great and even some of the assassins get developed in their few minutes of fame and yet Sylvia is just hopping around from "It's beesness" to "I'm just teesing you" to "I love you Travees" Yeah so those two are my least favorite. Just don't like then. Grr
  • lovinmyps3 - April 30, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    Sweet, going right now to listen to it.
  • gmknoble - April 30, 2011 5:43 p.m.

  • DecoyOctorok - April 30, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    I'm sure that plenty of people will point this out in the comments, but you're way off about LOTR. What gave you the idea that Gandalf and Aragorn had the ring for "hundreds of years"? Only 60 years passed between the end of The Hobbit and the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Siion - April 30, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Keep up the good work guys, great show.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 30, 2011 2:04 p.m.

  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - April 30, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    That's a sweet wallpaper.
  • philipshaw - April 30, 2011 12:29 p.m.

  • kingsmikefan - April 30, 2011 8:15 a.m.

    Haters in the house.
  • shawksta - April 30, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Also, love the music in the background matching what your talking about, especially the Ace attorney music!

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