Sunday, March 18, 2012

#S3: The HotSpot (Top 40)

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(140 mins | 56 kbp/s | 56MB)

The HotSpot was one of the best and most popular gaming podcasts of its day. Renowned commentators Jeff Gerstmann, Rich Gallup, Bob Colayco and Carrie Gouskos discussed the latest news from the video game industry, imbuing each topic with a humorous, lackadaisical twist. The This Year Collection presents the top forty moments from this fine podcast’s original three year run as voted on by the listeners.

Candidates for the number one moment include Rich’s review of Greg Rucka’s novelization of Perfect Dark; comments on the latest viral marketing campaigns by Sony and Konami; Jeff’s rant about Duke Nukem Forever; caller Chrome (from Brooklyn) announcing that Jeff is a G who could roll up in any hood without fear of reprisal; the Tiger Telematics Gizmondo saga; and Korn’s original work inspired by the rich fiction that is Haze. Which moment has been declared the best? Listen and find out!

The HotSpot was a production of GameSpot and CNET. All clips in this episode are the property of those parties. It was produced by Rich Gallup and Vinny Caravella. This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the original audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce file sizes. The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable.

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  1. Dang, I forgot to vote in this! Anyway, thanks for this! Would love a top 40 for 1UP and the Bombcast.

    1. Well, you might like this:

  2. 140 minutes? Don't mind if I do.

  3. Jason call @ 46:32

  4. I just listened to this and it was great. Not sure about some of the rankings of them (Dietriiiiiich was way too low!) but great fun nonetheless.


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