TalkRadar 35 – Wise fwum yuw gwev!

This week we discuss GTA: Chinatown Wars, forgotten skateboarding games and horrible Sega voices

The inauguration of President Barack Obama has made this a historic week in America, but TalkRadar is happy to ignore all that in favor of what really matters: talking about videogames. This week%26rsquo;s podcast is devoted to chatting about games we wish would be announced for US release this year, long-forgotten skateboarding games and Chris%26rsquo; uncanny ability to mimic voice samples from Genesis/Mega Drive games.

After that, we move on to a frank discussion of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and what it means for the DS as a platform, along with our usual loud, booze-fueled, frequently off-topic appraisal of new releases and weekly game deals.

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.

01-23-09 | Length %26ndash; 2:13:26| Opening song byAnamanaguchi

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Top 7... Games we want announced in 2009 %26ndash; C%26rsquo;mon, please?

14 skateboarding games forgotten by time %26ndash; Did we mention Skate 2 shipped this week? Because it%26rsquo;s better than all of these.

The first black videogame character %26ndash; Finally recognized after 30 years, in honor of America%26rsquo;s first black president.

Above: Mildly surprising (but not really)

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars %26ndash; Chris thinks it%26rsquo;ll unlock the DS%26rsquo; potential as a game platform for adults, even though everyone knows the DS is a baby toy for babies. How can this be?!?

Velvet Assassin %26ndash; The first time we%26rsquo;ve ever applauded a developer for sticking with morphine as a plot device, and hopefully not the last.

Question 19: What%26rsquo;s the biggest videogame lie you%26rsquo;ve told?


Quote of the week: "Aerith's death doesn't have anywhere near the same level of emotional impact now. Oh look, a chick made out of triangles got stabbed... by another chick made out of triangles."

For more TalkRadar (and yes, you do want more) browse ourpast episodes.

Above: Chris and PlayStation: The Official Magazine%26rsquo;s Scott Butterworth hang out at a Street Fighter event in San Francisco (not shown: Scott%26rsquo;s car being stolen [and later recovered])

Above: Chris is ready to fight some streets!

Above: The poster makes a compelling case

Above: Best. Door prize. EVER.

Above: Chris is still new to this %26ldquo;headset%26rdquo; thing

Above: Brett lectures some empty beer bottles on the finer points of pen-holding

Above: Charlie uses his obligatory four minutes of silence to catch up on one of GamesRadar%26rsquo;s sister publications

Above: Chris is just SO DELIGHTED to be here

Above: Don%26rsquo;t get the headline? Fine, watch this

Jan 23, 2009


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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