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I really wish they didn't start ignoring the many incarnations of SFII at EVO with the release of the new incarnations of SF4. SF2 has a just as large community and frankly is more fun to watch than SF4. Still excited for SF4 and Smash though.
Man speedrunners are really uninformed. I watch a lot of SpeedRunsLive in my free time but I never got into trihex and that video shows why. Anyone still complaining about the 8.8 is just a blatant fanboy.
Also how does that guy know Jeff doesn't like Yoshi but he doesn't seem to actually know who Jeff is? That isn't a popular video at all.
There are some fantastic ones from 05 and I think really early 06 when Bob Calayco, Rich, and Jeff were the core 3 and they subbed in a different editor as a 4th every week. You should check out the ThisYear blogspot for The Hotspot best of series. The guy who makes the best ofs misses a lot of core components and the his voice and musical editing are pretty terrible but it's a good way to get yourself into The Hotspot.
I remember how weird it was on the first Arrow Pointing Down Podcast where I heard Ryan or Jeff swear at Alex, they used to not be able to swear at Gamespot.
You guys realize they have to play games too right? Like for reviews and quick looks and the bombcast. Also they are journalists so they sometimes, you know, write articles for their website? I really don't see how this is a question.
March 2008, after not having been on Gamespot since Jeff was fired 4 months before I decided to check out his user profile and see what was going on. Saw Ryan's profile linked to his blog which had the Arrow Pointing Down Podcast. I listened to the first 3 the Monday before the first official "Giant Bombcast" was out. It was during my spring break, I listened to all 4 of those podcasts all day every day while playing games.
@mightyduck: Cross and Trigger have really different focuses. Chrono Trigger has a core party of around 6 party members who have fairly fleshed our stories and get extra sidequests at the end of the game to further build upon those.
Chrono Cross has something like over 40 playable party members without a major focus on anyone branching out of the real few key characters. Also a weird thing about this large amount of party members is that your starting party from the very beginning of the game has a random 3rd person every time you start a game. So clearly not many of the characters are heavily plot relevant.
Chrono Trigger is a classic that still holds up. The SNES or DS version are the way to go though, the PSX version, which is what the Vita uses, has some pretty insane load times.
If i had to make one comment.
They are too small to send guys out on "assignment" to see games. Like going on a trip for a couple days to play Watch_dogs only to have a few comments on the gameplay and some shitty B-roll does not seem to be worth anyones time for example.
Oh and they gotta stop opening mail on UPF and spending half an hour eating and drinking. it's infuriating. Everytime it happens i almost unsubscribe. Why they think thats ok to do is beyond me. And before some smug dickbag comes and goes "Well its UNPROFESSIONAL friday! of course they're going to be unprofessional!" I don't care.
Oh and they should be on time. It's not funny or cute when you're consistently half an hour late for every live stream because of "technical" mishaps.
It's adorable that you don't understand what the word unprofessional means. Just because it's the name of the show doesn't mean it ever really seems unprofessional. It's a structured live show, the times where they are being "unprofessional" are generally segments that they agree upon before the show. Which is what they always do.
Also I immediately discredit anyone who thinks Jeff is overly negative.