TalkRadar 33 – mourning EGM

After a two week hiatus, TalkRadar returns with an epic-sized podcast loaded with an alarming amount of bad news. First and foremost is without a doubt the end of EGM, one of our favorite magazines of any topic, and mass firings at EGM’s sister site 1UP. Thus, we welcome Mike Grimm, formerly of 1UPto blow off some steam and help us think up fart and boner jokes.

Then it’s a sickening-stomach-punch news blast about Wii Sports, Club Nintendo and the latest Nielsen ratings, plus the Top 7 drunks and several contests Chris is currently running. Two Nintendo DSes could be yours!

Explicit Content Within! Persons with delicate ears should definitely not listen, as they will hear edgy no-no words freely spoken on South Park and HBO.

01-09-09 | Length - 2:53:30 | Opening song byAnamanaguchi

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EGM closed, 1up Network sold– one of the most beloved gaming mags closes its doors, sister site drastically altered

Top 7... biggest drunks– and none of them are part of TalkRadar

Retro Game Challenge– now you can experience living in the ‘80s without nearing your 30th birthday

Things gamers don’t actually care about– somehow we agree with all of these… save one

Above: Paul, the author of the above article, asked how many lens flares the art team could put on one image. The answer? Sixteen!

Wii Sports now the best-selling game of all time– so, who wants to find a new hobby with us?

Question 17: What’s the sickest you’ve been and still played games?


Quote of the week:
“Do you literally have no imagination at all? Then the Wii Remote’s knife, gun and tennis racket attachments are for you.”

For more TalkRadar (and yes, you do want more) browse ourpast episodes.

Above: Don’t forget to enter ourDS contest!

Above: First week back and already dipping into delicious green bottles of joy

Above: Proper censorship of those terrible Lara Croft shots found in theAnti-Awards

Jan 9, 2009

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.