TalkRadar Clip of the Week: Ending the Console War...

Seriously, we know you’re busy people! We also know a lot of you reading GamesRadar haven’t ever listened to our filthy, stupid podcast: TalkRadar. We understand your trepidation. They're too long, podcasts are boring, etc… Well, here’s a bite-sized clip we humbly ask that you try super-quick like! It may not be what you were expecting

“The PS3 is better because DURRRR!”
“The Xbox 360 is better cause HURRRRR!”

Shane Patterson and I had had enough of this vile console war. So one day we decided to end it once and for all. How, you ask? The only way we know: Using deeply hurtful personal insults! Some of you know it as “The Dozens.” However, most of you know the style from a canceled  MTV show centered on two people volleying “Yo Mama!” jokes back and forth... the name of that program currently escapes me.

We each chose a console, retrofitted some schoolyard jokes to pertain to videogames, added a little hippity-hop beat and BAZAAM! The console wars were over. And history would (will!) eventually thank us. A bit of a warning: A few people found this bit “ethically insensitive,” but assuming you have a loose understanding of context and parody, you should be okay.


This bit comes all the way back from TalkRadar 56, which was recorded at the height of the Infamous vs Prototype debate, and also just so happened to feature interviews with the MST3K guys and Giant Bomb’s Brad Shoemaker. (WOW?!) People keep asking us to do it again, but I’m sad to inform the populace that Mr. Patterson has since left GamesRadar to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He's still out there on the internet, though... somewhere.

RIP Pain Shatterson 2006-2009

Aug 19, 2010

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  • JohnnyApplesperm - August 21, 2010 9:23 a.m.

    Blast you young whippersnappers and your Gamestations and Zboxes or whatever you call these wretched contraptions. When I was a lad, I had a Timex Sinclair *wheeze*. If we wanted to play a videogame we had to plan in advance. It took over a week to load the first level of Pong. You darned kids have it easy these days. Now get off my lawn!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 20, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    OMG I remember this. :D
  • Gameguy94 - August 20, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    They're both wrong...PC FTW!!!!!!!!
  • philipshaw - August 20, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    This is one of my favorite sections on Talkradar but I could never figure who won the console war battle?
  • thedutewaw - August 20, 2010 9:54 a.m.

    At the time when this episode came out I was shadowing a doctor and I happened to listen to it on my drive to the doctor's office to start work. About halfway there this came on and I laughed so hard I nearly ran off the road. When I finally got to the office I had to put on my labcoat and be serious again. But the whole time I was working I kept remembering things like "blackccent" and "three sizzle snaxtey" and while I'm sitting there trying to be proffessional I keep sliently laughing. I'm sure the patients didn't appreciate me laughing as they talked about how sick they were. There was even a lady that day that we found out had cancer, but I couldn't help but laugh. I know, I'm a horrible person, I've come to terms with that
  • bongzilla - August 20, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    FUCKKK this was my favorite bit.. When I first heard it I think I mighta laughed more than the King Of Names..Actually maybe not, but I rewound the podcast like 10 times to listen to it over and over again. It was soooo fuckin hilarious.. Ahhh loved it.
  • CurryIsGood - August 20, 2010 8:13 a.m.

  • GreenbeanCanadianGiant - August 20, 2010 6:19 a.m.

    Ah that was great.
  • AlpineGuy - August 20, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    Truly the flamewar to end all flamewars. Easily one of my top TDar moments.
  • sato - August 20, 2010 2:56 a.m.

    Why does PS3 always lose stuff like thi-BECAZE UR GAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY
  • KaiokenKid - August 20, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    I wish all fanboy debates were like this. Then they would be atleast interesting.
  • IHaveNoKeyboardAndIMustTypeInCAPS - August 20, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    I was reluctant to listen to the podcast at first, but then I tuned in and my life has been changed forever. I lost 40 pounds. I gained a million dollars. Everything I touch turns to bacon. I am living the dream people and you can to. Just download, strap in and relax. Let it ease into you and soon you will find yourself experiencing something that most can only describe as the best thing that will ever happen to you ever. (seriously people, the rest of your lives is all down hill from here)
  • SillyPigeon - August 20, 2010 12:46 a.m.

    This is probably my favourite Tdar bit of all time
  • Radagast107 - August 20, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    I heard this when it was on the podcast and it has not gotten old. Best part is the firmware blocking out the sun.
  • Zeb364 - August 20, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    You guys completely undersell yourself, we`re all TDard`s. Talkradar is the fuckin bomb!
  • DarkTone - August 20, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    Yeah DJ spin that shit! More Dozens. MORE DOZENS!! They need a rep from each company to do this at next years E3
  • loonyman978 - August 20, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    This is my favourite bit of tdar yet. had me in stiches
  • WouldYouKindly - August 20, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    I'm a fan of the Xbox Three Sizzle Snaxty. This is my favorite clip.
  • WickedSid - August 19, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    Use your Blackcent!
  • Aeshir - August 19, 2010 11:58 p.m.


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