TalkRadar UK Episode 99 - Syreen Penetrators


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Hello there. In this week's jam-packed podcast the men discuss the merits of having Donkey Kong as a personal chauffer, which developer consistently has the best weapon set and a tale of how one of the team refused to eat a packet of orange crisps. All this and an Appreciation Section featuring an obscure game that you've probably never heard of. This one.


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Above: So THAT'S where they went together the other week. Oh, and a little Woody's popped out too


Above: Brilliant. After last week's animals in games question, Gears was the most popular choice for cameos


Above: We're confused by sexy Hooters. OUR EYES ARE DIRTY. PASS THE BLEACH, MOTHER.

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The info bit

Post date: Wednesday 27th July 2011
Run time: 01 hour 27 minutes 34 seconds
Intro music: Sabrepulse | Outro and minigame music: The Disco King
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  • mrwindowpayne - July 27, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    Awesome! Just enough time to watch this efore I go for my induction at work :D One more week until 100, keep up the good wokr guys!
  • Eaxis - July 27, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    The download link doesn't work at the moment.
  • LordsOfTechno - July 27, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    The download link isn't working at the moment... :(
  • shotgunalchemist - July 27, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    The Streets of Rage police car dude is the best sharpshooter in video game history! Don't believe me, name anyone else that can fire a bazooka into a lift.
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - July 27, 2011 1:36 p.m.

  • sirdilznik - July 27, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    Wait, Star Control is an obscure game? Old, yes, but everyone I knew was all about that game back in the day.
  • zzzonked - July 27, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    yay the text i sent weeks ago was read out, makes my reference to la noire seem a little outta the blue though. great podcast guys, can't wait for the big 100. :)
  • salaryman2456 - July 27, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Already posted this in the forums and on twitter, but for those who don't venture there but love there Talkradar UK. For those interested in the fine armchair sport of Fantasy football, I have created a league on the official Premier League website for fans of Talkradar UK having mentioned it to Mr Irvine on Twitter. The game is free to play and the more people the merrier so if you do want to join I have linked to the website below and the league you need to enter is "TRUK 2011/12" (League PIN 60603-23070). Currently upto 5 teams with 2.5weeks to go so plenty of time to join in the fun. - Salaryman2456
  • SDHoneymonster - July 27, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Salaryman - I shall be joining, sorted my team out earlier!
  • ParanoidAndroid - July 27, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Orange flavour Hula-Hoops and Syreen penetrators just about make up for the aural vomit poured into my ears by Bon Jovi.
  • brockst4r - July 27, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    You probably already know about this game, but the sequel to Star Control is a shareware called The Ur-Quan Masters, and it is excellent old-school fun. I'm pretty sure I learned about it from an old GamesRadar article, as a matter of fact.
  • salaryman2456 - July 27, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    SDHoneymonster, cool it's snowballing now. Look forward to seeing thee there.
  • garnsr - July 27, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    Wasn't Star Control one of those early EA games, with the yellow tab thingy in the cartridge? Maybe I'm getting confused, I know I played it, but it seems like it was from one of the lesser companies, at the time, not a Konami or Capcom or Sega or anything. And wasn't the Genesis/Mega Drive supposed to be slowdown free? I don't remember much, and I played a lot of shooters on Genesis.
  • NatDaGamer - July 27, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    i have something to isten to on the aeroplane tomorrow!!! :D
  • Y2Ken - July 27, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Huzzah for new TRUK!
  • TJP75 - July 28, 2011 4:52 a.m.

    As usual an excellent and highly entertaining show. The "Hedgehog" grenade sounds like something involving Ron Jeremy. I was surprised Matt didn't mention it... Cheers.
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - July 28, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    @garnsr I can remember the weird little yellow thing that was put into Megadrive/Genesis cartridges, and I'm pretty sure Star Control had one. Good memory work, sir.
  • philipshaw - July 28, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    The last Tdar UK before the big one
  • Jasman - July 28, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Another awesome episode, and a great prelude to the big 100. @salaryman Nice idea, I've just entered my team.

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