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TalkRadar 18

After a long two-week absence, Shane Patterson rejoins the crew just in time to celebrate TalkRadar’s 18th birthday. With our podcast finally old enough to vote, buy cigarettes and go to the mall by itself, we briefly put aside our usual yammering for a weirdly serious talk about the ethics of software piracy.

But don’t worry - it’s then back to dick jokes and a spirited discussion about Star Wars, Wii Music, new games that already feel stale and an appearance by occasional guest reviewer Duke “Duke” Lombardi, who wants to talk to us about something called a “petz.” 

Explicit Content Within! Persons with delicate ears should definitely not listen, as they will hear edgy no-no words freely spoken on South Park and HBO.

 
09-12-08 | Length - 1:26:07 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

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TOPICS

Top 7… New franchises that already feel old – They’ve been around for a few years at most, but they’ve already worn out their welcome.

Nintendo releases Wii Music “dog” trailer – Wow, really?

Yakuza 2 – This Japanese-flavored, PS2-only sequel finally arrives on our shores this week after a two-year wait. Does it have a chance in hell?

Spore DRM – The most hotly anticipated PC game of 2008 comes with the most hotly despised copyright-protection scheme ever.

Lock’s Quest – Who’s actually heard of this? Show of hands? Apparently it's good.

Piracy vs Theft – Turns out this is a touchy subject. Who knew?

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Oh, sure, it looks awesome. But how fun is it, really?

Mercenaries 2 on PS2: How bad is it? – Really bad. We have proof:

Finally, Brett poses two questions to the other editors – you can share your own answers by following the links below:
Question 1: Are you a liar?
Question 2: Are you a freak? 

THE VOICES

 

Quote of the week:
“Did that kid in the videogame shirt just say he has a crush on every boy?”


Above: Chris and Shane attempt to out-testosterone each other. Duke Lombardi wins


Above: Mikel disapproves, but not as strongly as Brett disapproves of the spider on the back of his neck


Above: SHANE WILL RUIN YOU FOR EVERY OTHER MAN, COMPUTER!


Above: Brett nonchalantly “stretches,” showing off his rippling, sculpted Spider-Man shirt


Above: Shane invents a new dance called the “hyperactive child”


Above: Meanwhile, Charlie Barratt prefers to capture video of old games instead of joining in the fun. We are shocked and outraged

Sep 12, 2008

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27 comments

  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 29, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    Wow mercenaries 2 is the worst looking ps2 game i've ever seen.
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - September 17, 2008 5:15 p.m.

    If anybody still gives a shit, I posted a 10 minutes Bonus segment from this here episode in our forums: http://radarnation.gamesradar.com/thread.jspa?threadID=49836&tstart=0
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 15, 2008 12:03 a.m.

    Meetballz, your casting skills are impeccable.
  • Pablos102030 - September 14, 2008 9:50 p.m.

    Don't get rid of duke! Also, whenever you guys talk about batman I literally cry laughing. I have a crush on every boy!
  • meetballz - September 14, 2008 4:13 p.m.

    this site is the second best thing on teh interweb (second only to... pron)the thing that you speak on make my brain golaugh i have bean listining scince day numero uno i didnt listen to the whol first 1 because it bad...
  • ClusterShart - September 13, 2008 6:15 a.m.

    much better than 17
  • TENAXIS (PSN) - September 13, 2008 4:18 a.m.

    tdar 18 finnaally, felt like a year waiting for this!! downloading it right now
  • NathanXplosion - September 13, 2008 2:46 a.m.

    When Chris brought up the episode of Tiny Tune Adventures when they got drunk, I called shenanigans. Then after listening to the podcast I went on youtube and saw it and remembered watching it as a kid. I maybe watched it once and they never showed it again. Another reason why the 90's were so great, because you could never do that with today's cartoons.
  • Schuultz - September 13, 2008 1:45 a.m.

    yay, finally... how come they come out later during the with each podcast?
  • lewis42025 - September 13, 2008 1:28 a.m.

    love the podcast. look forward to this every week
  • Elbo444 - September 13, 2008 1:25 a.m.

    woot, this = cool
  • Tasty_Pasta - September 12, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    w00t, I love you T-Dar
  • Scotch - September 12, 2008 11:35 p.m.

    yay new tdar! this makes my firdays like ten times better. thanks for the awesome shtuff guys!
  • TedDidlio - September 17, 2008 3:12 a.m.

    You guys said you've been trying to cut down on the time! Fuck you, make it longer! I rarely actually laugh out loud when I'm by myself and especially not at gaming podcasts very much at all, but I was either very interested, or actually laughing out loud to myself. Best podcast yet, and I was pissed when it ended. You guys could seriously talk for like, 2 hours every day of the week, and I'd listen to every second. So, don't try to shorten it, I look forward to it every week. The longer the fucking better! Oh, and you guys are officially the coolest gaming podcast because you played the Dr. Steve Brule bit about gaming.
  • Ban - September 16, 2008 9:05 p.m.

    Duke is a E-rated Genius i love his compeling reviews, T-Dar keep on cranking em out.
  • ELpork - September 16, 2008 4:37 a.m.

    Brett, Do you ever not wear long sleeve shirts?
  • meetballz - September 14, 2008 4:24 p.m.

    have you know there is a super mario movie. i saw it on youtube it was crap... at first i thought it was a joke i was wrong... YOU GUYS SHOULD MAKE A FEATURE LENGTH FILM ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE AND CALL IT MOVIERADAR OR SOMTHING GAMESRADAR THE MOVIE YOU SHOULD GET WILL SMITH TO PLAY BRETT ELSTON UHH ARNOLD SWHWARTZERNAGER TO PLAY SHANE PATTERSON... BRAD PITT TO PLAY CHARLIE BARRATT ... CARMEN ELECTRA TO PLAY CHRIS ANTISTA... AND KIM JONG IL TO PLAY MIKAL REPAREZ
  • king_m783 - September 14, 2008 3:31 a.m.

    you guys really are great every week i look forward to listening especially duke lambardi dont send him away
  • Kehno - September 13, 2008 10 p.m.

    TEEN GIRL SQUAD? 8D Best pictures so far, I believe. xD
  • iluvmyDS - September 13, 2008 9:47 p.m.

    I love how Brett is the scrawniest member of the T-dar crew. Also thank you for letting me know about "One Beer" I watched it and lol'd. And I would buy Nin-chillas.

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