TalkRadar 98 – haxz0rs!

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The topics

The Top 7… Useless additions to game sequels
Do developers really think we don't notice this?

Everything from Capcom's Captivate
Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2, and OMFGBBQWTFMVC3!

Halo Reach's multiplayer is better than Halo 3?
Reason to be excited, or should we just change the headline to "Charlie, what did you do with the money?"

Best pot reeferences in games
Hank did so much research for this article, he now only answers to the name "Ganjamon"

What's your biggest technological failure?
Even modern, gear-saavy gurus like ourselves have at times felt the humiliating sting of technorance. Let's share the pain. Maybe you cracked your DS screen trying to install a protective sticker, maybe you still can't figure out how to encode videos for your Zune (here's a hint: You have a Zune), or maybe you botched a World of Warcraft installation so badly that you had to go buy a new hard drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. Whatever your tale of woe, let's hear it.


We’ve got a bunch of Bird Strike Gold download codes for iPhone and iPod Touch thanks to our friends at Open Feint. This premium version of Bird Strike comes with new levels, power ups and achievements, as well as the ability to submit scores and challenges to friends using Open Feint's FREE service (think Xbox Live for your iPhone.) Want a copy? Let us know in the comments below and you’re halfway to winning.

Above: Bird Strike kicks ass, by the way.

Oh, and each week Open Feint’s tossing out prizes just for playing Bird Strike Gold and we’ve heard a rumor one of the prizes just might be an iPad! Click here to see more.


In the office

Above: Chris and Henry decide it's time to give their veins and arteries a good bitch-slappin' to remind them who's boss. (Captions courtesy of Batman5273)

Above: Tyler Wilde went to a top secret press event in Vegas, but couldn't be bothered to have a blast driving a dune buggy around with the other gams jarnalists. 

Above: He did, however, find time to hit club Rain in the Palms hotel. On roller derby night, no less.  

In the community

Above: Sometimes embarassing things happen. And sometimes you make the poor choice to describe the experience to friends. And sometimes you do that during a podcast. And SOMETIMES that story is then immortalized in a hand-drawn tribute by 510BrotherPanda. Sometimes.

Above: Batman5273 gets all patriotic on us. We can't TELL you to print these out and wallpaper every building you see with them, but we do all need new shoes... 

Above: Ladies, ladies, dont fight... until Hatebreeder's video camera is fully powered up. 

Above: Graboids spills the beans on the one game Capcom asked us not to speak about. Ever. 

Above: somthing42 sends us to the GR style guide to double-check for rules about what counts as "beastiality"

Above: Does graboids know Tyler Nagata is actually from Hawaii?

Above: KreativeAssassin's brilliance is too vast to be contained in this tiny column. Go HERE and see this image in its full bearded glory.  

Post date: April 23, 2010
T-Dar 98 length: 2:36:42
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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  • foxyexplosion - May 9, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    OMG i just listened to this podcast and i absolutely love the Hackers theme. Easily my favorite movie and i feel it never gets its credit. Super awesome!
  • Spybreak8 - April 29, 2010 2:59 a.m.

    addicting, wtf, lol I meant addicted of course
  • Spybreak8 - April 29, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    Wooo! Would I be lying if I said I wasn't addicting to TalkRadar. Hmm, afraid soo!
  • 8bitBaby - April 28, 2010 3:44 p.m.

    you guys are so wonderfully jaded. i love you guys so much
  • zanthox - April 27, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    Almost 100! Keep up the awesome!
  • TwoFirstNames - April 27, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    Fellas...I NEED Bird Strike: Gold Edition. Here's why. My wife is almost six months pregnant. I have been spending the last 6 months buying up classic PS2 games and used 360 games (and good/cheap iphone games) in anticipation that I will never again be able to afford a new game after the baby is here. I have been scavenging and hoarding up classics I've never played so that I may have plenty to play for the next few years as I will be flat-broke. Please help a fellow gamer and follower of your wonderful website and podcast out by giving him a free iphone game...please? :) You guys truly are the best. Love, love, love you all!
  • kiwicrossing - April 27, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    Hopefully I'm not too late but i would also like a code for Bird Strike: Gold Edition
  • LionheartAce - April 26, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    Give me the game. Cause it's free. Also, I have an iPhone.
  • Thecakeisalie - April 26, 2010 6:29 a.m.

    I want prize! NOW!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 26, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    Kreative Assasin deserves a cookie for the service he has done to the world... not to mention the fact that it instantly made my day go from terrible to awesome.
  • Grimi - April 25, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    I would really like you get a code for Bird Strike. I've been needing a new game for my iPod Touch for a while. And its my Birthday!(it was when the podcast came out) so it would be a really sweat birthday present :)
  • SenorHurt - April 25, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    This page should have the Voicemail phone number on it. I want to leave a message but I can never write down the phone number and extension while I'm listening. Just a suggestion.
  • Dutch - April 25, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    I have a three hour Computer Aided Design class every day, and the only way i can get through a week is by listening to old episodes of TalkRadar over, and over, and over again. Also my OpenFeint name is Chris Antista. Give me the ipod game.
  • kuruption23 - April 25, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    Love the podcast...Funny sh!t. If there is any more codes, I wouldnt mind getting one. Keep on with great Job!
  • rtotheb - April 25, 2010 9:40 a.m.

    My little brother's birthday is on May 11, and I've already pre-ordered Lost Planet 2 for him, and Bird Strike could be another fine addition to the gifts he'll be receiving. reCaptcha: cataldo the
  • Ridgley - April 25, 2010 9 a.m.

    Give me that bird game.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - April 24, 2010 5:34 p.m.

    I would like Bird Strike Gold cuz I'm awesome like that
  • Spocksjock - April 24, 2010 4:46 p.m.

  • SenorHurt - April 24, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    Yes! Another new podcast. Thanks for the show. I would like an Ipod Touch game. Great, now I gotta go out and rent "hackers" to see how bad it is for myself.
  • sgh341 - April 24, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    This was an awesome podcast guys. I thought I was gonna hear my name on the podcast as a new user, but didn't. You mentioned what I had to do, but I was listening at twelve in the morning, so I was kinda groggy. Oops. Will I hear my screenname on the next podcast?