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Good news! Every TalkRadar podcast now gets its own page. This is now an archive of sorts, collecting T-Dar 1-15. For everything beyond, head to the TalkRadar Compendinarium. 

Every week TalkRadar brings you unbiased, unfiltered news on every topic that means a damn to gamers. It's loud, rude and occasionally inappropriate, but it is never boring. That's why it's one of the fastest-growing videogame 'casts out there. Hit us in the forums or on iTunes, we want to make TalkRadar as entertaining and interactive as possible. It also ain't for the young'uns, so the under-18 crowd should take a hike - unless your parents are super-cool gamer types who know you'll hear the word "shit" on other podcasts, YouTube, HBO and South Park.

08-22-08 | Length - 1:24:49 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

This week kicks off two bitchin’ contests, one for Bionic Command Rearmed and another for House of the Dead Overkill. We are also blessed to have a surprise guest stop by, Mr. Duke Lombardi, to review Animal Crossing. You’ll laugh so hard you might actually forget to ask “Who is Duke Lombardi?”

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Top 7... girl gamer stereotypes – PAY ATTENTION TO US PLZ K THX

The House of the Dead: Overkill trailer – Black magic! Violence! The hardcore you’ve been waiting for! Enter the contest 

This week’s releases – Mega Man on Virtual Console, some tennis game and the long-awaited, critically yawned Too Human

Rock Band DLC Breakdown – weekly, by-the-instrument updates on RBDLC.

Dark Knight or Nathan Explosion? – Bruce Wayne: Dethklock frontman

Five reasons hardcore gamers will love Wario Land: Shake It! – mainly because it’s effing awesome

Bionic Commando Rearmed contest! – beat our secret level, win a bunch of stuff

Plus Leipzig news and our attempt at explaining why the mainstream media hates gamers so damn much. Answer: they’re old.



Quote of the week:

"The casual audience is happy to have a 3D stick figure that looks like them.”

Above: After last week’s boozefest, we swore we weren’t going to drink this time. Then we drank to celebrate such a noble goal 

Above: Newly christened Podcast Hat is quickly removed once podcast actually begins 

Above: The only headsets with built-in rollcage for sudden feet/head inversion 

Above: Shane laughs in between pee breaks

08-15-08 | Length - 1:21:05 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

Thanks to YOU, dear listener, TalkRadar is quickly climbing the podcast ranks. To celebrate our newfound success, we break open a bottle of $200 Cristal, promptly spill it everywhere and then hastily clean it up. Plus stuff about Godfather II (the game), Braid, Dead Space and how gamers allegedly piss off non-gamers. Jerks!

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Top 7... new games you've already played - are there no new ideas?

Braid dev hates on XBLA - please download Braid so Jonathan Blow makes another game. Seems he's a little hurt

Mega Man 9 achievements leaked - well, they're called "achievements" for a reason

The Godfather II, boozy yacht edition - great ideas, needless license

What does your avatar mean? - we explain ours, now hit the forums and tell us yours!



Quote of the week:

Above: Medium-pimpin' on EA's Godfather yacht 

Above: Charlie with former-GR/now-Kotaku editor AJ Glasser. We're everywhere! 

Above: They made us play a card game before we even saw the actual game 

Above: However, they also made us leave with a fancy bottle of champagne... 

Above: ...which we then spilled everywhere. Shhhhh! 

Above: Expensive Cristal in paper cups. Sigh

08-08-08 | Length - 1:05:29 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

Podcast 13 is a booze-fueled goofabout that will have your back alley stitches bursting at their infected seams. On second thought, it's more of a discussion about altered states of reality, from games that won't get out of your head to the sad state of virtual reality.

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Top 7... games that affect real life - did you know that personal crisis may have more of an impact on your life than Tetris?

5 reasons MGS4 will never come to 360 - plus five that it absolutely will

Rock Revolution tracklist revealed - now can they un-reveal it?

Plus, abrupt ending!

Gears of War 2 self-censors - changing blood to sparks works a little, but chainsawing someone in half can't be covered up with rainbows

The Unfulfilled Promises of Virtual Reality - holy crap, look at all this research! It's like from books and stuff

10 industry-shattering stolen exclusives - FFVII, RE4 and another capital letters abound in this historical tale of unfaithful franchises

Plus catch Brett co-hosting KOXM, officially the official podcast of Official Xbox Magazine!




Quote of the week:

"Thanks for hijacking my hobby, grandma."

Above: Like we say in the cast, many a beer made this a Romp to Remember 

Above: How many drinks does it take to inspire a breezy hippy accent? Two! 

Above: Did we mention there were lots of beers this week? 

Above: Tyler and Chris take a break from drinking to smoke their seventh cigarette. Role models! 

08-01-08 | Length - 58:38 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

We've posted our fair share of lady-ogling features over the years, but the past week has seen an (apparently) alarming number of misogynistic stories go live. We're here to set the record straight, that we do indeed love specific things about women.

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Top 7... irritating female characters - it took Mikel years just to whittle the list down to seven

This week's releases - Soulcalibur IV and a bunch of crap

Wii, 360 and PS3 update - wait, how is Nintendo number one again?

Top 10 Entries on Top 10 Lists - yes internet, we know the Mega Man box art is horrible. Now please shut up

Greatest games ever, stupid edition - a bunch of idiots suggest their favorite games of all time. And Wii Play makes the cut

The most unlikely gaming lookalikes - image-heavy feature we're plugging because we love it

Things The Force Unleashed won't unleash - if The Apprentice can't Force his way into Maris Brood's pants, what's the point?








Quote of the week:

"You know what the biggest exclusive on my Wii is? Dust."

Above: Soulcalibur IV launch party, baby! Free girly drinks for all! 

Above: Namco-Bandai treated us all to a night of boozery at Fluid Ultra Lounge, the best lighted-floor bar mentioned in this sentence 

Above: Chris doing... something. All we know is that it results in the Windows "Ta Da!" sound effect 

Above: Mikel's all smiles now, but he won't be when the chairs chew his hands off

07-13-08 | Length - 46:10 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

After sleeping off the exhaustion of E3 (a 72 hour task, we'll have you know), we kicked off Seven out of 10 Week, a yawnbration of everything ho-hum about the games industry. Strange how we can argue and bicker about such uninspiring topics, eh?

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What is Seven out of 10 Week? - honestly people, it's not that hard to understand

Top 7... Lazy Character Clichés - the most overused archetypes of all time. Who's you're favorite brooding pretty boy/buzzed space dude/animal mascot?

Our Boring Masked Heroes - somehow developers got the idea that lack of design is a design

The 100 lamest game-industry clichés - learn a lexicon of laziness. Protip: it's a joke!

Mega Man contest winners - we held a design-a-robot contest and these crafty readers emerged the victors

CRAP games that scraped a 7/10 - somehow these merely passable games got off with a score that numerically suggests "quality." Forgive us for putting Rez on here!

10 reasons Midnight Club: Los Angeles will rock your pants - Chris attempts to rock Brett's pants by way of Midnight Club hyperbole. It doesn't work



Quote of the week:

"Sephiroth would look like a silly goose in zero grav"

Above: Not about to burst with snacky happiness 

Above: Chris loves dealing with myriad technical hurdles that didn't exist the week before 

Above: Brett, talking about something stupid. Probably Pokemon 

Above: A much, much closer look at the E3 showfloor 




  • rballa2 - February 19, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    Am TalkRadar dead?
  • FNG - February 8, 2012 8:11 p.m.

    Goodnight, sweet prince.
  • zer0hvk - December 1, 2010 8:46 a.m.

    TalkRadar 13's link is broken :( Any chance that might get fixed?? Love you guys.
  • Eaxis - September 19, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    You guys are awesome! I am just taking a dive into the amazing back catalog. Can't wait. You guys are so entertaining to listen to, especially when going for boring achievements. I am a completionist addict and right now I'm trying to drive 1000miles in the Mafia2 Dlc, that is such a shit achievement, it almost takes longer than to complete the actual game! Thank you so much! Manly hugs and high fives to all of you!
  • CaribbeanParadox - August 26, 2010 3:54 p.m.

    so i'm just listening to this particular podcast for the first time today and couldn't help but laugh out loud when they were like yeah i think starcraft 2 is coming out this year.....
  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 22, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    I started listening somewhere in the Tdar 60's. Every week I can't wait to hear the next one. I'm so happy I have 60 podcast's in a row to listen to that I don't have to wait to hear. I hope when you guys are old and grey you still make new podcasts. TalkRadar 4 Lyfe!
  • PreEjaculation - June 8, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    wow this is what started it all and i love it
  • ShizInYourPants - February 26, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    HOLY FUCK. do u guys take guest stars? God damnit i wanna be in a episode so fucking badly xD Names Halina haha, PM me on GR plz? O.O
  • kiefmaster - December 15, 2009 9:06 a.m.

    I remember my first beer.
  • zigs - November 23, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    I started listening to T-Dar at number 47. Starting again from the beginning, loved the first 5 already. Incredibly strong from the very first podcast, brilliantly funny :)
  • Clogger - November 7, 2008 6:39 p.m.

    Hey guys, Can you add an RSS feed (maybe on for the podcast so we can subscribe to it using other podcast downloaders (other than iTunes)?
  • Dentrassi - August 30, 2008 5:48 p.m.

    I love the Podcasts but the constant burping is rather off putting. Manly repartee and drunkness is fine but uncouth windy expulsions are frankly immature and vulgar. I am a gentle soul you see. Still they are very funny.
  • ClusterShart - August 29, 2008 8:45 p.m.

    awesome, i created a new page
  • fffliiippper - August 29, 2008 10:02 a.m.

    I can has more talkraiders?? w00t!defending
  • ELpork - August 29, 2008 1:52 a.m.

    WEEEEE for GDAR's TDAR...... Seriously.
  • NintendoNerd655 - August 29, 2008 12:59 a.m.

    @Cynwyddon - quirky comeback :P Srsly, that's like 16 hours of pure TRness. Cannot wait for TR 16.
  • andrew52694 - August 28, 2008 11:39 p.m.

    Best podcast ever.
  • Cynwyddon - August 28, 2008 9:09 p.m.

    If this podcast if filth, then my love for it is that of a garbage man.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - August 28, 2008 8:58 p.m.

    @ Cynwyddon - How much filth can your brain handle at once?!
  • Cynwyddon - August 28, 2008 8:55 p.m.

    Just finished listening to every episode yesterday, can't wait for episode 16!

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