TalkRadar UK Episode 89


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Podcast! Podcast! Podcast! Apologies for the over-excitement but this coffee has us bouncing around the office like safari park chimps on top of a Ford Mondeo. Ooh, ooh, AHH AHH AHH! See, we even sound like apes.

Bloody hell, where were we going with this? Oh yeah, podcast. Welcome to a new episode of TalkRadar UK. It's another audiological assault on all things that currently matter in the gaming world. We've tales of why L.A. Noire is the best and worst game for one 'cast member, there's an Appreciation Section dedicated to forgotten Capcom hero, Viewtiful Joe, and there's even a special guest caller to our GamesRadar Hotline.

As well as all this, we read your answers to Question of the Week - Which aspect of reality do games get consistently wrong? - fumble our way through your texts and discuss the Sony's 'Welcome Back' package and the Modern Warfare 3 ultra leak.

Come on in and sample the delights. You'd be bananas to miss it.

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The info bit

Post date: Wednesday 18th May 2011
Run time: 01 hour  51 minutes 53 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
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  • leejohnson222 - May 21, 2011 8:30 a.m.

    @cundy i agree that cod4 did something fresh took the game to another level, not so much mw2 cod4 was such a step up its difficult to out do yourself with such a high standard. My view is there is no real infinity ward at activision now, its clear that if they have 3 developers working on the same title, it could end up being very disjointed.I think its more about money and churning it out for this franchise now,the major talent are with respawn now.What i find sad is people playing just cod and fifa all year, if thats what you love thats fine but there are so many better games out there, and better fps than cod i hate that this is the bench mark but i guess if it wasnt cod it would another game. I remember when medal of honor was the top shooter the first call of duty came out on ps2 and all our customers came into the shop asking for the new medal of honor call of duty, thinking this was just a new title for medal of honor!
  • Matt Cundy - May 20, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    For anyone still paying attention to these comments, MrAnthonyDR has posted a brilliant article that explains the whole gravity thing just for us. Go read it:
  • Matt Cundy - May 20, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    @gazsumz I like those whirly spiral charity boxes. It's giving money to a good cause and being entertained in return. WEEEEEEEEEEEE the coin is going round and round and down! Again! Again! @leejohnson222 I always consider MW to be something completely different to COD, there's such a vast gulf in quality between the two. MW = console shooter trailblazer, COD = decent but unremarkable. If MW3 turns out to be as good as MW & MW2, I'll be well happy.
  • Wimjet - May 20, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    Another great show, great look back at Viewtiful Joe. About gravity, if I remember the episodes of the Universe, there's an opposite force to gravity. I can't remember if it's dark matter or dark energy, but it pulls things apart. Well, however that physics stuff works, Dead Space seemed to have gotten the space part down pretty good.
  • leejohnson222 - May 20, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    the problem with MW3 is im sick to death of the franchise, its the same every year,same engine few new maps,guns i just want innovation, i think battlefield will deliver this and COD wont. The thing is cod is simply an arcade twitch shooter, fast gratification mainly played by 12 year old boys.This game is just a cash cow with a throw away single player, then over priced add on maps that everyone just excepts and pays for.Mass marketed BS game, no offence to anyone who likes the game, it is high quality production but its a shallow over priced hype machine in my view.I thought there was no infinity ward left and the majority of talent left to join EA & respawn. MW3 will sell regardless, its like halo wars selling and fools buying it and saying oh i though it was a shooter, the game was bought by some simply because it said halo on the box.Some people simply buy COD and fifa every year and no other games, COD taking the majority of sales within the whole industry cant be healthy.
  • gazsumz - May 19, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    @cundy, when something circles something in space its because of the precise angle it was formed at, it will be pulled around by the gravity but will never be pulled in. So its kind of like them 2p charity things in supermarkets where the coin spins round till it falls to the bottom but there's no downwards gravity pulling it so it stays on the perfect axis going around the object with the gravitational pull.
  • leejohnson222 - May 19, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    sounds like Nathan has the hitman syndrome, although when i play that game, i finish the mission, then replay it to get silent assassin, as i know there are more options to explore. Essentially it basically totally gives you more reasons to play the game and get more enjoyment from the game even it is maybe frustrating fun !hope la noire is like columbo as i love that and love the era, i always wanted to live in l.a during the 70's it just looked very cool.Rather than today when its all about my sweet 16 and BS celeb culture.
  • philipshaw - May 19, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    Cundy is back, should be great
  • PandyBear - May 18, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Wahey. i get yet another mention in the podcast. 2nd wk in a row, i feel a sense of favouritism :P
  • ColinKapow - May 18, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    Not had a chance to listen to it yet but from the Einstein and gravity in space talk I'm worried my mind may explode when I do, unless it ends in innuedo of course then I'll be fine :)
  • ithurtstopoop - May 18, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    @Cundy me neither man that just what Einstein said. If einstein don't know who does?
  • Matt Cundy - May 18, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    @ithurtstopoop But if that's how it worked, wouldn't everything just gravitate towards the heaviest ball that was sitting on the sheet? I still don't get it.
  • ithurtstopoop - May 18, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    Albert Einstein proposed another way to think about gravity in space. Consider if the 3-D universe was a flat, 2-D sheet. Each object in space acts like a ball that weighs down on the space-time fabric and creates a bulging pocket similar to a shallow depression in the ground. That curvature of space-time has an inward falling effect on the paths of other objects, and particularly on smaller passing objects. It's like having a sheet stretched between two people, and watching a marble roll down into the bulge created by a large ball sitting on the sheet. More massive objects such as black holes create bigger bulging pockets of space-time, while tiny objects such as a spacefaring human would barely represent a dent. So gravity may be everywhere in space, but that won't stop astronauts or others from describing the wonderful feeling of weightlessness. Sometimes the illusion of human experience speaks volumes more than strict scientific fact.
  • barniebo - May 18, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    Sorry my suggestion to QOTW made you feel down, I meant it to mean that it's not worth wasting your life trying to be a somebody when you should enjoy what you already have. Anyway, on a side note, one of the last people whose text you read out mentioned the great Singularity, just thought I'd mention that Steam have it on offer today (UK at least) so anyone who is interested should check it out.
  • NearNRiver - May 18, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    TdarUK? Don't mind if I do!
  • ChickenFillet5140 - May 18, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Apologies for my previous, stupid comment. Didn't realise that Justin was on last week. (I listen to all my podcasts a week after they are put out)
  • ChickenFillet5140 - May 18, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    TRUK!!! C'mon Towelly return to us soon.
  • Y2Ken - May 18, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Woo new TalkRadar UK! Downloading now, can't wait. Perfect antidote to the dullness of my revision.
  • Nemoperson - May 18, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    Talkradar. Earl Grey. Hot. Yeah I'll have one of those.
  • Eaxis - May 18, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    Talkradar yeah!