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Content warning: Explicit language ahead, more so than usual. Now that we have that out of the way…

Shockingly enough, The HotSpot plays home to real and actual news this week, as Team Meat's Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes swing by the studio to tease their next project. Taking lessons learned ...
POW! Right in the kisser, straight to the moon! OK, I can say that's the first and only Honeymooner's joke you're gonna get as The HotSpot crew tackles the comedic, thought-provoking adventure game To the Moon. Shaun McInnis, Kevin VanOrd, Tom Mc Shea, Van Ngyuen, and Tom Magrino seriously rave about ...
Infinity Blade II is no Angry Birds. Yeah, I said it. Shaun McInnis, Kevin VanOrd, Giancarlo Varanini, and Tom Magrino take a seat with Chair Entertainment's Donald Mustard, who politely informs us that comparing a game like Infinity Blade II to Angry Birds is kind of dumb. We also talk about the importance ...
Of dildo bats and played-out tropes, The HotSpot crew tackles Saints Row: The Third and Need for Speed: The Run.

Here me out on this: Including a bat shaped like a dildo--indeed, uttering the phrase dildo bat--is a progressive step for the game industry. Seriously, that's an argument that's made, as ...
First of all, <i>oh my god spoilers</i>! Whew, OK, now that we have that out of the way, Tom Mc Shea, Peter Brown, and Tom Magrino dig in to Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game that we will emphatically call pretty good. We also take a few live calls, some of which are on topic!
In a cruel twist of irony, Kevin VanOrd, Tom Mc Shea, Shaun McInnis, and Tom Magrino are booted out of CNET's studios early (<a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57325527-261/google-music-debuts-with-downloads-and-sharing-live-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eff you, Google and your new music ...
The HotSpot enters its adolescent years in its journey to video competency, and what better way to celebrate that milestone than with the game on loads of adolescent boys' wishlists, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Chris Waters, Kevin Van Ord, Tom Mc Shea, and Tom Magrino delve into how fun, and amoral!, ...
Bethesda Softworks' Todd Howard educates the HotSpot crew on what his studio did differently with Elder Scrolls: Skyrim; also, how many prostitutes did you count in the first GTAV trailer?

Todd Howard swings by the...wait, you don't know who Todd Howard is? Oh. How about: The guy who you have to thank ...
Yeah, you read that title right: The HotSpot is transitioning to a video format next week. But the show As We Now Know It must go on, and the disembodied voices of Kevin VanOrd, Tom Mc Shea, Justin Calvert, and Tom Magrino are here to talk Forza 4, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Dead Rising 2: Off The ...
GameSpot editors prove that they don't hate PC games and talk about that wormlike thing that is growing on Kevin's head... in Dark Souls. Jody Robinson makes an appearance to represent the community. Also, Sophia Tong begins her farewell tour by substitute hosting, and reviewers Kevin VanOrd and Carolyn ...
Some said it was a fight that could not be won, a useless and feeble toil that would end only in anguish, remorse, and the second-guessing of formative action. But doomists be damned, Epic Games dodged a bros to the close finish for Gears of War 3, and Chris Watters, Kevin Van Ord, Marko Djordjevic, ...
The HotSpot asks Braid and The Witness creator Jonathan Blow to stop by the studio. In turn, he, erm, veritably carpet bombs Kevin VanOrd, Tom Mc Shea, Shaun McInnis, and Tom Magrino with game-design insight. And then Tom Mc Shea said this: "Braid isn't a game I'd really classify as fun." So, in sum, ...
Look everyone, triplets! And oh my god... they're all holding rifles. They're coming right for us! Run! Err... Tom Mc Shea, Kurtis Seid, Shaun McInnis, (sort of) Chris Watters, and Tom Magrino take a fresh look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the wake of last week's COD XP event. We then take a ...
Much to everyone's relief, Tom Mc Shea, Carolyn Petit, Marko Djordjevic, and Tom Magrino manage to spend 15 minutes talking about Madden NFL 12 without actually talking about Madden NFL 12. We then hand-off to Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2, who promptly fumbles, Rock of Ages recovers, GameStop strips, ...
Nigh on unusable audio be damned, we got a podcast to do! Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor and 343 Industries executive producer Dan Ayoub join Tom Magrino on the PAX Prime 2011 show floor to talk Halo: Anniversary and Halo 4.
What do Deus Ex and Kirby have in common? They both serve as an existential contemplation in a world where cybernetic enhancements have blurred the line between humanity and technology. I mean, have you seen Kirby eat? That is not natural. Sophia Tong, Kevin VanOrd, Shaun McInnis, and Tom Magrino also ...
Guten Tag! Tom Mc Shea, Sophia Tong, und Tom Magrino kann von San Francisco werden Rundfunk, aber Gamescom hat Deutschland in unseren Kopfen. Lassige Ketzerei auf dem Menu mit der Rede von El Shaddai. Plus, Kettensagen! Viele, viele Kettensagen! (Das heisst, wir sehen, was was ist mit Gears of War 3 ...
Bodycount takes the truth in advertising award with its new mode that lets you honest to god quantify your kills. Kevin VanOrd, Marko Djordjevic, Carolyn Petit, Eddie Makuch, and Tom Magrino give this new mode some air time, while also taking a stand against pretentious indie games (namely Trauma). Plus, ...
Never ones to shy away from tolling a death knell, Thomas Mc Shea, Ricardo Torres, Marko Djasdfkl;jewafkjl, and Tom Magrino dissect Nintendo's Hail Mary price cut on the 3DS. We also touch on Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and Dead Island, and then shake our fists in feeble protest at Diablo III's persistent ...
Shaun McInnis, Kurtis Seid, Tom Mc Shea, and Synthia Weires explore the depths of Re-Logic's open-ended 2D exploration, crafting, and combat game. Along the way, Kurtis is revealed as a multiplayer Terrarorist, bringing misery to (and taking loot from) all those whose worlds he enters. 'Cause he's a big ol' jerk.
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