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The HotSpot - Episode 376

What begins as a fun way to reminisce about old cartoon intro songs quickly escalates into a full on audio arms race of nostalgia!

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Aug. 28 2020

Cast: Brad, Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

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This is currently the streamable archive version. Downloadable versions, including the audio only version, will be available later today. Thanks!

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Thank you! Happy Friday!

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@vinny: have a great vacation vin

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Gargoyles fucking rules! One of the shows of that era that actually holds up.

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Oh my god I am laughing so hard at some of these cartoon intros. I had completely forgotten about Dinosaucers

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Street Sharks were awesome action figures

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I was a little worried without Jeff this week things might be a little on the mild side but then you guys knocked it out of the park with this game audio blowout. Now I'm desperate to see a listing of Brad's collection so I can look them up on youtube and jam all weekend.

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inhumanoids and Visionaries were my favorite

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That was excellent you guys. Really well done.

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the show I had a lot of toys for was Mighty Max.

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Show starts at 23 minutes

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Loved this. So much fun playing along with the game music trivia!

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I got my first taste of PC music production by using video game music .midi files in reason, assigned different instruments

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Super loved the old, cartoon intro music! great podcast.

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Show starts from the first second.

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Another fun Friday HotSpot, definitely needed these days. Thanks!

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Sick intro.

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Fruity Loops! Thank you so much Alex. I've been trying to remember the name of the music software I used back in the day to create some cool songs.

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So... are Draco and Maria vocaloids?

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Vinny should've picked a song from Hotline Miami 2. That soundtrack is soooo much better.

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Video game music trivia, Absolutely awesome episode.

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Love the M|O|O|N shoutout by Vinny. Hotline Miami introduced me to synthwave and that eventually ended up being my hands down favourite music genre.

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Danger Mouse was a staple of my TV watching after school in the 80s.

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I am so in for Vinny streaming a bunch of his music.

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Vinny's expression during Alex' intro is fantastic.

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@brazzle: it really does. The Mists of Avalon arc is something that novels and comics do now. Invigorating myth and literary legends through a modern lens and letting them mesh on top of each other and making it all work. Not necessarily saying that they started the genre but the stories in Gargoyles introduced Urban Fantasy to many viewers acting as a gateway to writers like Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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All the random video game music reminded me of this, and it still makes me chuckle when I hear it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_169_ejPw-g&t=392s

(it won't let me embed the video :\)

If it doesn't take you to the timestamp, you want Track 3 First Battle, and maybe some knowledge of New Japan Theme Songs

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Didn’t know I needed this til I started watching - thanks guys

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Recently played FF6, the music is so good.

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I remember the guys were so enamored with the music from Pacman CE DX. Welcome to the Techno Womb...

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Someone with the necessary skills needs to gif Alex's reaction when the "chorus" to that Tribes song kicks in so it can be added as a chat emote.

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Brilliant Intro Alex

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Man now Im bummed I didn't catch this live, good episode. I would of recommended both Chuck Rock (sega) and Destruction Derby 2 (ps1), both games had good music

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You can get a decent Burrito in Toronto

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Guess I’m the outlier here as I didn’t really dig this episode a whole lot. I love it when they talk history and behind the scenes stories from their days in ye olde gameth industry. I’m happy they were having fun and it certainly looks like Vinny needs some deserved R&R so good on him for playing this by ear, but for me personally listening to like 90 minutes of three friends going “hey remember THIS song” didn’t do much for me.

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Well this was an uplifting episode :P.

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I genuinly enjoyed this episode, would love more of it.

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Dinosaucer figures are worth a butt-ton...

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I loved this episode. I love video games music and I always like to hear what others like. A full list of all the samples from this episode would be great. I may have to try to do this myself if I find the time.

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Really enjoyed the music quiz episode. Want to see Brad run one with his dense music libary.

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This made my day. Absolutely loved this, and now I'm smilingly compiling a game OST playlist for my work. I needed this, thank you guys even if you might not see this.

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Really enjoyed this episode. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Some killer tunes in the VG world.