TalkRadar 35 – Wise fwum yuw gwev!

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’s podcast is devoted to chatting about games we wish would be announced for US release this year, long-forgotten skateboarding games and Chris’ 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 – 2:13:26 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

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Top 7... Games we want announced in 2009 – C’mon, please?

14 skateboarding games forgotten by time – Did we mention Skate 2 shipped this week? Because it’s better than all of these.

The first black videogame character – Finally recognized after 30 years, in honor of America’s first black president.

Above: Mildly surprising (but not really)

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – Chris thinks it’ll unlock the DS’ 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 – The first time we’ve ever applauded a developer for sticking with morphine as a plot device, and hopefully not the last.

Question 19: What’s the biggest videogame lie you’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 our past episodes.

Above: Chris and PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s Scott Butterworth hang out at a Street Fighter event in San Francisco (not shown: Scott’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 “headset” 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’s sister publications 

Above: Chris is just SO DELIGHTED to be here 

Above: Don’t get the headline? Fine, watch this

Jan 23, 2009



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  • Geminiman82 - January 29, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    Loved the podcast guys, keep it up! (That's what she said)
  • idunno - January 27, 2009 11:53 p.m.

    I'm gonna at least set a bar for your question about the youngest 2D, genesis-era sonic fan. 16 Hooray for the Game Gear
  • Scotch - January 26, 2009 6:10 a.m.

    dude! i fucking love you guys and the fucking saop is amazing!!! fight club is the BEST MOVIE EVER love it more than my mother!!
  • Defguru7777 - January 26, 2009 2:49 a.m.

    Hey, I got mentioned! But thanks for mispronouncing my name and insulting my taste in music. Bon Jovi's got like five good songs. At least.
  • DHokat - January 25, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    that youtube video of the first black video game character brought me back to the old sport games and how the sounds were and the fact that it was hard for me to steal the ball or puck but they always stole it from me.
  • Ramen_Soup - January 25, 2009 6:04 p.m.

    Cool Padcast was that Charlie scream from charlie the unicorn? reCAPTCHA: Hurpers Germs
  • MagnumPi - January 25, 2009 4:40 p.m.

    That Street Fighter soap is awesome. Now I can be clean and cool(not a chance) at the same time! reCAPTCHA: counting pilasters
  • Dude42493 - January 25, 2009 2:58 a.m.

    I want that soap.Great podcast by the way.
  • SpecialtyDrone - January 25, 2009 12:01 a.m.

    More Altered Beast.
  • CH3BURASHKA - January 24, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    Is that a Street Fighter stamp or a bar of soap? That's some badass soap... Recaptcha: boyship by: (?)
  • Russianred90 - January 24, 2009 8 p.m.

    CHARLIEEEEEEEE and is the yelling guy sound (HEEEEEEYYYY) is that cheech martin? cuz it sounds ALOT like him
  • Yellowhat17 - January 24, 2009 7:02 p.m.

    Same here, Wildfire.
  • mEgAzD - January 24, 2009 1:09 a.m.

    lol same here at zune marketplace hobo!
  • hobojesse - January 24, 2009 12:51 a.m.

    hey! how long is the delay on itunes? cuz i keep tryin to download it on my ipod touch and there still just 34.
  • Dr.Mr.Gamer - January 24, 2009 12:16 a.m.

    ahh, this is great to break the boredom of exam week!
  • Johnny6Gun - January 23, 2009 10:40 p.m.

    Where is that "Time to get moving!" track from? It's driving me mad.
  • P3N15 - January 23, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    a gruesome week of waiting... the wait was worth it
  • Musicgeek4 - January 23, 2009 10:11 p.m.

    Sorry im just pissed about getting the red ring for the Fourth Time today
  • Musicgeek4 - January 23, 2009 10:09 p.m.

    Why the fuck isn't this on itunes yet
  • ClusterShart - January 23, 2009 9:53 p.m.

    I LOVE you guys (homo)

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