TalkRadar Live: PAX 2010 special

You've heard us loud. You've heard us drunk. But never this loud or this drunk, surrounded by a gaggle of TalkRadar fans eager to hop on mic and attain instant internet superstardom. It was truly the best part of PAX 2010, and a sure sign we'll be back next year - but there's a sad footnote to this otherwise legendary podcast. About two hours into the recording, our MacBook straight up DIED and we may have lost everything recorded up to that point. We're trying to figure it out, and if we can salvage any of it, it'll post ASAP.

So, this podcast we're posting actually begins about 3 hours into the night. And boy are we hammered (mostly because YOU GUYS bought us too many drinks!). Immense thanks to everyone who came to Gameworks Seattle for the recording, plus a shout out to attendees Dan Amrich (OneOfSwords), Jim Sterling (Destructoid), Mitch Dyer (freelancer extraordinaire), AJ (PTFGN), Andy Bauman (editor of KOXM) and Evan Lahti (PC Gamer). And apologies if it's too crazy right off the bat; hopefully we can recover the first part and put it all together.

Above: Roundtable get! The night began with a seemingly perfect setup, with ample outlets and room

Above: Whoops, we forgot a power cable. Off to the store for a new one, then we're back in business

Above: It's officially drunk o'clock. Not a sad face in the house!

Above: OK, somehow even noisier than it was before. This can't get any better!

Above: Super hot Bayonetta cosplayer poses with Chris, who doesn't really remember this happening. We talked to her briefly, but then the thinkable happened...

Above: Aaaand MacBook dies without reason. Podcast possibly lost. So we set up another one and started over, which is the audio in today's podcast

Again, we're trying REAL HARD to get the lost podcast back. Dude, it was awesome, mainly because of the pure love in the room. You guys all rocked ass and we can't wait to do it again. Stay tuned AFTER the podcast for an audio recording of our "Ask a Games Journalist" panel, held the day after all this drunken madness.

Oh, and start planning on going to PAX 2011. Seriously, just go.

September 5, 2010


  • PooPSock - September 10, 2010 3:23 a.m.

    I hope this is done next year... I would fare the greatest of distances in this pilgrimage for the honor of sitting with the people behind the official podcast of the official website of the internet.
  • 435 - September 8, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    They wouldn't let me into GameWorks. >_< Oh well.
  • ChainsawHero - September 8, 2010 7:26 a.m.

    That night was the best night ever at PAX!! Good Times
  • elpurplemonkey - September 8, 2010 2:35 a.m.

    It was great that you guys had a live tdar, and I very much enjoyed your extreme drunkenness- but that Ask a Games Journalist panel was the best part of this whole thing. Impressively informative stuff. The only way it could have been better was if there was more blam.
  • miningguyx360 - September 8, 2010 1:27 a.m.

  • zanthox - September 7, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    SO SAD!
  • TURbo - September 7, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    I wish I was there. That would have been awesome, and Chris would have bought me beer.
  • Geminiman82 - September 7, 2010 12:56 p.m.

    That night was INTENSE! I really hope they can revive the mac because the lost cast is awesome. Let me tell you, these guys are the real deal and I had a hell of a time hanging with them in the media room, smoking cigs, drinkin' beers and shooting the sh*t. And I wasn't drunk, I swear! LOLOLOL! ~AJ Cich:
  • Synchronatic - September 7, 2010 8:06 a.m.

    Hey, I was there! Trying to get across how amazing Brink is after obtaining alcohol through unspecified means. I really remember it sounding a more convincing argument than it was... At least I wasn't as smashed as my friend who was going on about Chinese motherfuckers and smoking weed!
  • FlikNightshade - September 7, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    "We're recording on a PC like we should of been to begin with." I've gotta agree with Sterling on that one. hah.
  • darkmagshin - September 7, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO why did you have to use the FailBook??
  • supersmurfybob - September 6, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    That was a really, really fun night! Sorry I didn't really have anything to say on mic. I'm still baffled the Bayonetta cosplayer decided to hang out with us for that long, or how the underage listeners got booze. Anyway, hope you visit our little patch of the world next year!
  • foxyexplosion - September 6, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    I had planned on showing up to check you guys out but you have far too many fans and your huge line scared me away, plus it was saturday night and im not legal to drink legally so I went elsewhere. Whatever I guess that just means ill have to catch you guys next year.
  • breener96 - September 6, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    I *would* go to PAX if I could (which would be hard with flights and shit) but even if I did, I wouldn't be able to be on TDar if it was recorded in a bar again.
  • JohnRabbit - September 6, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    this was A.MA.Z.I.NG. will have pics and movies coming soon.
  • batmanboy11 - September 6, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    As always, another great TDar. Good luck getting the lost episode back!
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - September 6, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    @garnsr She was on mic, before our Mac died.
  • Zaphers - September 6, 2010 6:12 p.m.

    I'm getting a hangover just listening to this.
  • garnsr - September 6, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    You have a picture of a lady, but the only sound I heard from one was a laugh during the panel. I'm sort of surprised no women got on mic at all.
  • Leothegreat - September 6, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    I was there !! <<< Shogun 2 total war fuckers lol i think thats all i need to say

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