Links for old Gamespot HotSpot episodes with the Giant Bomb Crew

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UPDATE: The links from the Gamespot CDN are all dead now, @cybexx found an archive.org link that has archived most of if not all the old podcast stuff, I will quote it here for convenience.

@cybexx said:

For anyone who is still looking for modern links and does not want to download that rar file for 6 hours, you can actually stream or download what appears to be a complete set of episodes at https://archive.org/details/gamespot_thehotspot

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Awesome, I will definitely have a listen thanks for the effort

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The HotCast!

Topical discussion of the Hot Coffee controversy! I'm just glad I own what is now a collectors edition San Andreas PC copy which includes all the dirties but is also pre-AO rating.

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I clicked a random link and got a Jeff/Brad/Rich/Greg podcast, the very first one after they got a Wii. Those were some great shows, man.

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@andrewb: Which episode is that? Kinda interested on hearing Jeff's thoughts on that.

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Thanks!

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If you want some of these broken down into highlights, www.thisyearcollection.org has some fantastic best of collections of the hotspot.

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This is so awesome, thank you!

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Words can not express how much I am grateful for this since even though the This Year collection of the Hotspot is great, I always wanted to find somewhere where I can listen to old episodes and came across this thread. I remember some of the episodes like the 21st August 07 one has the kid who kept calling in with the short stories and the rap and Alex and Tor Thorsen losing it just as the call ended.

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I totally forgot how awesome the hotspot was back in the day.

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Probably my favorite Hotspot moment was when jeff's freaking out about Heat the game on one of the e3 06 podcasts.

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Still my favorite gaming podcast of all time. Rich, Jeff, and Bob were innovators.

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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.

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I still feel incredibly sad when I hear ryans voice, could only get 15 mins in before I didnt want to listen anymore :( just wish he was still here..

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This is pretty cool, Thanks man.

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I miss Rich, like I thought Vinny was a poor man Rich before he came onto Giantbomb.

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Thanks a lot duder!

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Anyone have the 8th August 2006 Hotspot since that is one of the episodes I enjoy listening to but is not on the list above. It is the last one that featured Carrie Gouskos and the first to feature Vinny.

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#21  Edited By darro

@hagane: Was going to thank you but realised they are just the same one (4th December 2007). Oh and I tried just copying the links as shown but nothing is there. The 8th August 2006 is not there since I tried it myself and hence why I asked if anyone had it. Strange that most of 2006 and 2005 are there yet there are a few not like the one I mentioned.

Edit: The first one above doesn't work but I believe all the other ones do, which I will probably check out since I never listened to the Hotspot really again after Jeff got fired and only went back to Alex and Ryan's last ones a while back.

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Oh god that music plus Jeff's "Live from San Francisco" intro. All the memories!!!

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#23  Edited By fetchfox

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

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@fetchfox said:

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

I would love you forever if you did this.

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Go for it. I'm so annoyed at myself for getting into podcasts way too late, completely missed the Hotspot.

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Which of these episodes has the whole "gay sexual content" bit in it. For those who don't know the crew talked about Jack Thompson getting all uppity because the game Bully had the ability for dudes to kiss other dudes. The episode where they talked about it was hilarious.

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@fetchfox said:

I've downloaded, added the podcast picture, and organized each of these after year, month, date. It took some time...

So, would there be any interest in a torrent or other download alternative? As far as I can see there is nothing illegal here, so both alternatives should be fine.

Oh, that would be sweet!

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#29  Edited By Forcen

@amyggen: @fetchfox: @warpig87: @delti90: While you wait: Not very orgainized but still: https://app.box.com/s/n8lu12p7hg4dc02sxzbc

Also note the torrent and the magnetlink. The site has limited bandwidth.

EDIT: Use the one below instead, here is a magnet link:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3E7FF5130AA42BE59D8B965E2E1D0C8BB91375A3&dn=The%20Hotspot&tr=udp%3a//tracker.publicbt.com%3a80

Copy and paste into a torrent client. Or download torrent here.

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#32  Edited By Forcen

@fetchfox: Great, no more of that damn bad date format! Updated my post with a magnet link.

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#33  Edited By fetchfox

Awesome @forcen, and no problem @delti90. Maybe make that magnet link clickable though?

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#34  Edited By hidden81

check out gggggggaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMME

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeespot.com

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Nice!

At www.thisyearcollection.org they have four very well put together "Best of" podcasts for The Hotspot. Also a lot of Giantbomb best of podcasts, and a lot of others worth listening to!

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I won't be able to upload for the moment, but it'll up over night here (21.01 PM right now).

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@fetchfox: LImit your upload speed to about 75% of max or it will slow everything down.

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@fetchfox said:

It seems my internet doesn't like it when I upload, so do anyone have a suggestion for upload and download options?

I've got a link for 2005. The rest will come tomorrow I think, sorry for the wait! Hotspot 2005

I can message you some ftp info where you can upload it. Then I can put that in my torrent directory so it seeds to everyone else.

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@coolarman: October 24th 2006 episode, which is one of my favourites from that year because of that and other things on it.

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Super late to the party but thanks for posting the links to the Hotspot! I remember trying to find old episodes to listen to but couldn't find them on iTunes or on GameSpot.

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@splodge: this just opened an entirely new door for me. thank you.

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Don't want to be the guy who resurrects some ancient thread, but I think this stuff is really important, and while there is this shitty wiki, those links are all dead now. Can we band together to sort and catalogue this stuff? Obviously GameSpot is in the best position to do that, but in the meantime, I think it's up to us. This is important stuff.

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Yeah I'd really like to hear these

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@fetchfox: Did you ever get around to 2007? Or make any progress past the 2006 folder?

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Excellent work!

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Let's get these back together

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I just picked one at random, Jeff talks about The Substitute.

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I recently discovered that I copied the pages of the Hotspot podcast before they disappeared.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/271745913/The-Hotspot

The website links don't work, but the downloads still are available. Wish I had done this with the On the Spot page!.