TalkRadar HQ

07-18-08 | Length - 50:15 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi



GamesRadar's E3 2008 Awards - the best, worst and worstest of the industry's biggest game show

Sony press conference - our live-blogged account of Sony's biggest speech

Nintendo press conference - the heartbreakingest moment of E3

Microsoft press conference - what's this, actual games? Oh wait, there's a new dashboard no one likes

Most excruciating moments of E3 - 13 low points guaranteed to make you cringe

Top 10 Toilets of E3 - they always said E3's a bit shit

We also go over the best and worst trailers, our soul-shattering experience at the event and other in-the-shit moments that paint a sickeningly busy picture of E3 2008. We dub it "an organized letdown."




Quote of the week:

"I think my new hobby is going to be killing myself"

Above: We tried to podcast at 1am with this microphone, but it just wasn't happening 

Above: Tyler continues to fight with the dreaded static hiss that prevented us from creating TalkRadar 10 in a timely manner 

For more E3-related pics, hit our Secret Diary.

07-11-08 | Length - 59:46 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi 

It's the last podcast before E3! Can you feel the bone-crushing excitement of thousands of hot and hurried game journalists parading around Los Angeles? We sure don't, and dive into all the games we assuredly, 100% will NOT be covering at E3.*

DOWNLOAD (Right-click and select "Save Link/Target As")


Top 7... shower scenes - Babe Week began with a technical breakdown of shower units and the naked women they wash

Top 20 Overlooked Game Babes - then we engaged in a very gentlemanly, courteous discussion of gaming girls we'd totally pass off to our friends

"Stealing" ideas on the internet - over a year ago we half-jokingly accused IGN of stealing one of our ideas. It was taken dead seriously, leading to this and then this. Now Something Awful thinks we stole this Wikipedia idea from them. Cue Brett's extensive rant about all this alleged "theft"

Rock Band 2 list leaked - one of MANY leaked Rock Band 2 lists suggest a buttload of badass tracks and a few hilariously awful. It has since been called-out as fake

Next-Gen's 30 most anticipated games of E3 - our sister site posted a list of games that will be there, and we decide which we give one, perhaps two shits about

Plus we talk about walks of shame, being charged for IGN Insider and our plans for TalkRadar X next week at E3



Quote of the week:

"I'm gonna put it in Candy Kong's neck hole"

Above: About to burst with snacky happiness 

Above: Brett, ardent non-smoker, does his best Midwestern Fix-It Shop employee 

Above: Mikel's totally not about to wrap the cord around his neck and hang himself in protest of "stealing" ideas from the internet 

Above: Chris is a graduate of Florida State University 

*We will more than likely still cover all of them

07-03-08 | Length - 59:48

The Internet seemed hell-bent on spoiling our Mega Man 9 announcement, but damned if it'll stop us from talking to Brett Elston about his EXCLUSIVE hands-on. We're sharing an orgy of Mega Man memories and music, plus we'll mediate the ugly rivalry between nerds and sports games, wage battle with Wikipedia, and baptize Diablo III.

BONUS: Just in time for the 4th, the gang removes their shirts and revel in the homoerotic splendor of Top Gun! Won't you play with the boys?

DOWNLOAD (Right-click and select "Save Link/Target As")

Mega Man 9 - EXCLUSIVE hands-on - Brett's already played it, and the rest of us try to hold back the resentment.

Top 7... Sports Games Nerds Love - All the adrenaline without the inhaler

Wikipedia WTF?! - How the internet's premiere game of Telephone could bring about the end to Western culture

The Ultimate Mega Man Retrospective - Many of the songs that accompany this week's nonesense come from these timeless treasures

Diablo III - Just announced, and the gaming globe went batshit

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Is this game for us or our parents?

Free Top Gun Anthem! This 4th of July Guitar Hero III is giving away the most patriotic song not written by Toby Keith. Have a look:

Above: Elston refused to divulge any MM9 info until this video was embedded.



Quote of the week:

"The only thing the Wii is optimal for is flipping pancakes and stabbing ghosts."



06-27-08 | Length - 56:07 

Rock Band's been out for seven months and, even though it's hit almost every popular song we could have asked for, there are tons of niche tunes we simply must see drowned out by the sound of clickity clackity drums.

DOWNLOAD (Right-click and select "Save Link/Target As")


Top 7... worst jobs in the games industry - real-life tales of horror from testers, retailers and programmers

Songs we demand to see in Rock Band - four raging-punk tunes that need to hit DLC immediately. One of them's about sexually gratifying a lightsaber

Guitar Hero: On Tour - two games out this week have received remarkably divisive scores from all sites. One is handheld Guitar Hero, the other is...

Alone in the Dark - One outlet calls it "a masterstroke," another "boring, frustrating and hackneyed." How can we be talking about the same game?

What if a nuke went off in Superman's ass? - someone asked it during work, we dare to answer

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - a spillover conversation about Supes' ass asks how Flash could beat him in a race. Marvel at the mysterious answer!

Plus Chris pays many a tribute to the tragically late George Carlin.




Quote of the week:

"There's no way I'm evolving an asshole."

BONUS: Halfway through the podcast, Tyler busted Brett for doodling when he should have been listening. Behold:

06-20-08 | Length - 51:53 | Opening song by Anamanaguchi  

The saga continues! This week we welcome Microsoft Editor Charlie Barratt into our hallowed halls of gaming nonsensery and dive into our worst bouts of gaming addiction. Girlfriends are lost, hours wasted and families torn apart by the likes of Zelda, Metal Gear and The Sims - won't you join us?

DOWNLOAD (Right-click and select "Save Link/Target As")


The Top 7... Worst Parts of Best Games - how can such amazing games contain these criminally boring flaws?

Wii Fit causes millions in damage - apparently the only people playing Wii Fit are board-crushing bovines who thrash about as if desperately clinging to their talk show-riddled lifestyle

GTA IV "best popcorn movie" - Rolling Stone's quote-happy critic Peter Travers gushes over GTA. Here's why you shouldn't give a crap

Moon interview - this could end up being one of the coolest DS games of the year people, so take notice

Consoles of the '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s - we grabbed images and details for every console ever - won't you take a look?

Plus we divulge the most embarrassing moments of gaming addiction. Hallucinations and shattered relationships abound.








Quote of the week:

"There's three people in this room, and two of them don't give a shit about that game."




  • 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!

Showing 1-20 of 39 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000