After a long two-week absence, Shane Patterson rejoins the crew just in time to celebrate TalkRadar%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;t worry - it%26rsquo;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 %26ldquo;Duke%26rdquo; Lombardi, who wants to talk to us about something called a %26ldquo;petz.%26rdquo;
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 byAnamanaguchi
Top 7%26hellip; New franchises that already feel old%26ndash; They%26rsquo;ve been around for a few years at most, but they%26rsquo;ve already worn out their welcome.
Nintendo releases Wii Music %26ldquo;dog%26rdquo; trailer%26ndash; Wow, really?
Yakuza 2%26ndash; 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%26ndash; The most hotly anticipated PC game of 2008 comes with the most hotly despised copyright-protection scheme ever.
Piracy vs Theft%26ndash; Turns out this is a touchy subject. Who knew?
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed%26ndash; Oh, sure, it looks awesome. But how fun is it, really?
Mercenaries 2 on PS2: How bad is it?%26ndash; Really bad. We have proof:
Quote of the week:
%26ldquo;Did that kid in the videogame shirt just say he has a crush on every boy?%26rdquo;
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 %26ldquo;stretches,%26rdquo; showing off his rippling, sculpted Spider-Man shirt
Above: Shane invents a new dance called the %26ldquo;hyperactive child%26rdquo;
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