Top 10 TalkRadar moments of all time

7. Mega Man E’spolsion!
From: TalkRadar #8 (right click and “Save Link/Target”)


Your pals at GamesRadar landed the Exclusive Mega Man 9 announcement, but the internet seemed hell bent on ruining it for us. Thankfully, resident curmudgeon Brett Elston was at that point one of the only people in the world outside Capcom to have actually played the NES retrofit. Fantastic music and a delightful conversation on all things old school. Speaking of old school, we’re joined by former PSM editor and current GR boss, Eric Bratcher!

WARNING: EXTENDED NERDAGE... this is a long one, so if you don’t care for Mega Man: Skip it!

6. Navi: What a Bitch!
From: TalkRadar #12 (right click and “Save Link/Target”)

In case you haven’t been listening, we tend to kick off every podcast with a filthy stupid, albeit in-depth, discussion of our biggest article of the week, The Top 7. Prepared as always, Mikel Reparaz led the charge valiantly, ready to explain his placement on his “years in the making” Top 7 Irritating Female Characters piece and fend of semi-warranted accusations of GR misogyny. What he wasn’t prepared for was the dreaded Navi Button, which was deemed so annoying it has since been retired and never spoken of since... until now.

5. GR’s Zombie Planz!
From: TalkRadar #16 (right click and “Save Link/Target”)


We do our damnedest to keep the podcast as interactive as possible. We play song requests, as well as user submitted material. We’ve had numerous exclusive contests, but most of all we love answering questions asked directly by our listeners in the TalkRadar forums. Obviously, some queries are more pressing than others.

Xbox Editor Charlie Barratt was incredibly wise to lobby a plan of attack for the inevitable Zombie uprising. Did you know GR was located next to a genetics lab, potentially up to all sorts of evil? PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s Scott Butterworth helps us blueprint our very survival!

4. E3 2008: What games do we cover?
From: TalkRadar #9 (right click and “Save Link/Target”)

Moments before getting on a plane directly to the LA Convention Center, it was time to decide exactly what GR’s rag-tag team would be covering at E3 2008 based on this list. In the span of ten minutes, titles were stricken from coverage employing such meaningful criteria as “we already covered the first game” and being “just two names put together.”

A fan favorite, although not to be confused with the actual E3 podcast TR #10, which took place after days of no sleep and numerous technical clustersharts. In other words, not recommended.




  • BobLoblaw - February 18, 2010 9 p.m.

  • Radarette_1 - September 19, 2008 7 p.m.

    that microsoft/xbox editor is THE funniest guy on here. i still laugh w/ my peoples about the worst parts of the best games article--the mario kart blue shell is the story of my sad life.
  • meetballz - September 19, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    i like duke lambardi, he should have his own podcast, you other guys are bringing him down and stoping him from showing his true raw talent.
  • Cynwyddon - September 18, 2008 3:33 a.m.

    I suggest you leave before the polar bear in my avatar kills you. He will do it.
  • understudybass - September 18, 2008 3:26 a.m.

    man get rid of god damn duke Lombardi. i know that crhis and all you guys think its horribly funny but to me, and im sure to at least a couple of other people, its not funny at all. its annoying to listen to you guys just giggle at your partner talk in an accent. get on with the podcast already
  • Kehno - September 17, 2008 2:28 a.m.

    The first time I heard the Teletubbies explanation, I couldn't sleep for a week without images of them dancing in my head. (like sugarplums!) Great list! Loooove the T-dar. THOSE UUUUUUUUUTHER PODCASTS...
  • Samael - September 17, 2008 2:26 a.m.

    Thank you for starting a podcast that can produce hilarious moments like this. You guys kick serious ass. I literally did Roll On The Floor Laughing at the teletubbies one. I almost woke my parents up. P.S. Your captcha told me to type "fringe suc"! I like J.J. Abrams new series, thank you very much!
  • TreehouseGamer - September 17, 2008 1:10 a.m.

    Awww, Chris. You forgot to give me a shoutout for winning the award for Runner Up for "Best New Podcast". Our friendship is over.
  • IWUNapenguin - September 17, 2008 1:04 a.m.

    oh yeah! the baby gets my rofflecake vote too.
  • Gahmah - September 17, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    what about the laughing baby?
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - September 17, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    You should see the ones we didn't post.
  • Cynwyddon - September 16, 2008 11:51 p.m.

    Lombardi's shirt is pretty sweet.
  • Tasty_Pasta - September 16, 2008 11:24 p.m.

    Hot damn I love T-Dar. w00t Chris!
  • TrIp13G - September 16, 2008 10:30 p.m.

    The one moment I kind of got...Well, I didn't agree with, was when Mikel said that "California Uber Alles" was actually called "We've Got A Bigger Problem Now". Now, that's half true. The original version (from Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables) was called California Uber Alles. The version of the song with the other name is off of the 1982 EP "In God We Trust, Inc.", and is a jazzy, lounge singer-esque version of the same song.
  • iluvmyDS - September 16, 2008 10:03 p.m.

    Awesome feature! And a free wallpaper. I can't express in words how much I love this podcast.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 16, 2008 9:14 p.m.

  • Radarette_1 - September 19, 2008 7:23 p.m.

    "Shameless self promotion? You’re soaking in it!" Yeah. You guys are quickly turning into the Paris Hilton of the gaming world!
  • rabbit221 - September 17, 2008 5:29 p.m.

    LOVE duke lombardi. "He makes the stem. THE STEAM." hahahahaha
  • GamesRadarLizzieCuevas - September 17, 2008 5:03 p.m.

    I still haven't listened to the podcasts. Not until Chris agrees to shit on [Modified by Moderator].
  • lewis42025 - September 17, 2008 4:07 a.m.


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