TalkRadar UK Episode 72


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It's a podcast 'twixt travels this week, as Nathan returns from seeing THQ in New York and Matt and Justin prepare to fly out to Amsterdam to see Nintendo's shiny new 3DS. Expect a rather graphic description of what happens to unsuspecting games journos in Amsterdam, along with an even more graphic description of a special technique that 'gets things moving along'. Eeew.

On the videogaming front (video whatnow?), Nathan's been playing Homefront, Cundy's been playing Brain Training on Kinect and Justin's picked number 12 in his list of 'best games ever' for the Appreciation section. Yes, he made a list especially. Expect gamz jarnalizum, Ali G jokes and already-outdated news from your favourite games podcast, TalkRadar UK.

It's dangerous to listen alone... take this!

*NEWS! - Cannon Fodder 3! Only, since we recorded this, it turns out it's Russia-only and Codies don't seem to want much at all to do with it. Oh well. At least you get to hear Nathan singing the theme song. Also, Nath talks as much as he's allowed about his trip to NYC, while Matt and Justin discuss what's getting them most excited about their trip to Amsterdam.

*APPRECIATION SECTION! - Justin reminds everyone that he's deliberately not been picking too many Sega games, but then spoils it all with Virtua Fighter 2, the first in the series to feature texture mapping and one of the finest PAL conversions the Sega Saturn ever saw:

*QUESTION OF THE WEEK! - It was recently #bluemonday - supposedly the most depressing day of the year. So we asked you what your go-to game is to cheer yourself up, to which a lot of people responded with a similar answer. Is modern life rubbish? Course not. It's got TalkRadar in it!

*GAMESRADAR HOTLINE! - The shortest message we've ever received, which actually wasn't from Andy Kelly of PSM3 fame. Or so he says. Also, your texts read out, discussed and answered by our very mouths.


Fan art

Some amazing work from Mooshon in the forums, using still frames from our videos to capture the perfect expressions for the Anchorman cover. Love it.

And some also awesome but undeniably scary photoshop work from Batman5273. Shudder...

And finally, an excellent Cundynator courtesy of MrPlasticTramp. Love the overdub on the ram itself...

If you feel compelled to do so, please do us fan art and stick it here.


GamesRadar hotline

Right, here's the deal... DO: Send us game related questions/trivia or a confession. Ensure that your  text isn't a small essay. DON'T: Send us chain texts, jokes or requests asking for a job. Got it? So with the serious crap out of the way, please do drop us a line we'll play your dulcet tones across the airwaves via the wonders of technology. Or simply drop us a text. We love hearing from you guys. All calls and texts charged at your local standard rate.

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The info bit

Post date: Wednesday 18th January 2011
Run time: 2 hour 02 minutes 19 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
Find all the previous episodes of TalkRadar UK on our compendium page




  • Jasman - January 21, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    That podcast tickled my awesome gland, thanks :P
  • TJP75 - January 21, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    Excellent podcast as always. Having been to Amsterdam, I couldn't help but laugh at some of Matt's comments. Can you spare a few minutes in the next podcast to talk about Bizarre Creations being officially closed by Activision. Such a great and long standing developer wound up and no mention of it on this website. Thanks.
  • philipshaw - January 20, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    Only got around to downloading now but it should be good
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - January 20, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    @boourns A doffed cap in your direction, my good man. I might make the fellas attempt the Kawasaki and Beer Can next episode. Also, we're all loving the art from you guys. Top drawer stuff you beautiful people.
  • garnsr - January 20, 2011 3:49 a.m.

    This movie podcast has gone right downhill. I liked the accents, though I have no idea where most English accents come from. They sound cool to my American ears, and don't offend me at all. Keep it up.
  • Mooshon - January 19, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    @batman5273 cheers! Loving your work mate. Think I may peruse the US side later, looks like you're prolific over there
  • sniper141 - January 19, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Thank ye sooo much for reading out the text really appreciate it
  • batman5273 - January 19, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    @Mooshon Love your Anchorman Photoshop! The facial expressions are perfect! And I have invaded the TRUK art forum! Beware my wrath! Just kidding!
  • Mooshon - January 19, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    Glad you enjoyed the photoshops lads. Top podcast as ever.
  • boourns - January 19, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    great cast as usual chaps @nathan Kawasaki was the word mark and lard used for the Geordie accent. on a similar note, if you try and say beer can in a posh voice, it sounds like saying bacon in a Jamaican accent. Captcha: Proderts himself - a self applied prostate milking
  • Stuv - January 19, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    I loved the terminator thing more than I love... Touching myself I spose
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - January 19, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    The audio player should be updated to this week's episode now, folks. Apologies for the inconvenience. If you're looking for someone to blame it was probably Justin's fault.
  • 510BrotherPanda - January 19, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    I woke up earlier (6:30 "San Francisco time") to download it today! Have a safe trip to Amsterdam, Cundy and Towelly! Don't have too much questionable sex out there!
  • Clovin64 - January 19, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Can't wait to give this a listen. The podcast is awesome, keep it up guys!
  • Eaxis - January 19, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    Brilliant. This podcast is exellent.
  • KuwaSanjuro - January 19, 2011 1 p.m.

    Wooooooooooooo, TDar UK is GOOOOOOOOO!
  • killorabbit - January 19, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    Same here. ReCaptcha "Cattlitr able"
  • boourns - January 19, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    The listen now player is linking to episode 71
  • gregatron - January 19, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    :o First? :o

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