TalkRadar UK Episode 78


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Hello humans and 011001011 00 to all our automaton listeners too. Welcome to a brand new episode of TalkRadar UK with Justin, Cundy and Nathan. This week the triumphant trio wax lyrical about the state of the UK charts as they're over-run with First Person Shooters, there's a lot of love for Freedom Fighters in the Appreciation Section and we read out your answers to Question of the Week. There's all this and much, much more jibber-jabber about all thingz gamez, so plug in, settle down and enjoy.

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The info bit

Post date: Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Run time: 01 hour 31 minutes 08 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
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  • Peguin - March 5, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Terry the assassin..possible highlight of the podcast
  • AlphaSignalSeven - March 3, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    It's great how Nath complains about the number of shooters in the charts the very same week he recommends I buy BOTH Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm over PSN... Problem is games have become a huge business, and with that they've bought advantages (more money poured in, more polished games, games become an acceptable part of modern culture) but they've also bought the harsh reality of business sense into play. Basically these days a game is a project rather than a game, if a project isn't making money, then it'll be cut off. Seen just last month with the sad closure of Bizarre by Activision. The reason Bobby Kotick has become the biggest name in gaming is due to his harsh business sense rather than his, frankly, questionable knowledge of games (I doubt he can tell a Dual Shock from a Dildo If I'm honest). FPS's are basically bankers, and if people keep buying them, the market will be flooded. We are at the point of over-saturation however, its not long before a big name FPS flops because people are just so damn sick of them. Of course I bought Killzone 3 today, so I'm part of the problem and a massive hypocrite
  • zzzonked - March 3, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    amazing podcast guys :). in regards to shooters, i have to say i am a little worried about their effect on gaming. I'm a teenager and there has been times when everyone on my PSN will be playing the latest cod, whilst i'll be on bayonetta; prompting the inevitable "what the f'cks bayonetta". Even fairly popular games like MvC3 or LBP2 seperates me from everyone but 1 person on my PSN.
  • Jasman - March 3, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    Multiplayer is king these days, that's probably why we've got so many shooters dominating the charts. It's like Nathan said- if shooters sell, and the majority of off-beat creative games don't, then why would a publisher pour millions into a new IP? Gamers like to think in idealistic terms- 'oh wow that game looks so fresh and exciting' - but often shy away from handing over their money come launch day. Gamers love safe-bets- the assurance that they've spent wisely- and publishers are much the same. To use a well-worn phrase, it's a 'chicken and egg' scenario. If gamers don't buy then publishers won't fund. Naughty bastards....
  • NearNRiver - March 3, 2011 4:08 a.m.

    Also, A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second. Now thats what is called an interesting comment. Is it good enough to win? Sorry for the double post.
  • NearNRiver - March 3, 2011 3:12 a.m.

    The Golden Gate Bridge is red (actually a specific shade of red-orange), where the Bay bridge is silver and grey, and crosses through an island (treasure Island). Only that far in the podcast! Listening to the rest now!
  • garnsr - March 2, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Some bits mothers are better than other bits mothers. I have no idea who the Wurzles are. There were several references to British shows today that I got, like League of Gentlemen, though.
  • gregatron - March 2, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    Cant wait to listen on way to work tomorrow incidently, cannot compute 011001011 00, incomplete data stream
  • philipshaw - March 2, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    Sounds great, downloading now
  • Fallen_Pumpkin - March 2, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    I laughed for ages when Matt went "Oh mate, can't play on someone else's save, thats like wearing their old pants... With skids and piss stains."
  • Mooshon - March 2, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    Good podcast lads. Hope Nathan enjoyed the vid.
  • Matt Cundy - March 2, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    @b-dog1991 You are right in thinking that. Glad you enjoyed it.
  • b-dog1991 - March 2, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    Am I right in thinking Matt started singing The Smiths' Some Girls are Bigger Than Others tune when talking about Motorstorm? If so, it made my day, week and probably month as well
  • Eaxis - March 2, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Great Scott!
  • jonnylil - March 2, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    Time for my weekly bojangles!

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