The HotSpot - Team Meat - 12/07/11

What's next for Super Meat Boys Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes? Here's a hint: a new roguelike, an iOS project. Possibly not in that order.

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 from The Binding of Isaac, Team Meat is cooking up a new roguelike, as well as an iOS project. One in the same? Perhaps. Tom Mc Shea, Kevin VanOrd, and Tom Magrino join the two to talk about the team's past and future, as well as, somewhat awkwardly, what happened to Tommy when he went to Hawaii this summer.

The HotSpot - Team Meat - 12/07/2011 by gamespot

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41 comments
LoG-Sacrament
LoG-Sacrament

dammit, i want to play super meat boy so bad. its like i own every gaming device except the ones that will play it.

trixantea
trixantea

teameateameateameateameateameateameateameateameateam..

subzero300
subzero300

All that Christmas flulff looks really great btw. The HotSpot is helping us all to get into that warm and fuzzy Christmas spirit.

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

More indie developers, please!

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

C'mon Tom. I wanna hear that booming intro to the Hotspot!

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@Kevin-V: Actually according to our New TOU you kinda can be a jerk.

boiardee14
boiardee14

you guys need to hire a hot chick like IGN's naomi kyle! although tom is a HOTTY!

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@boiardee14 @staff I don't know what's happening. I am confused and afraid! But of course you can have opinion! Just remember not to be a jerk about them, and you shouldn't run into trouble.

LoZ4life
LoZ4life

@abusedbunny Did that negative attitude come from being abused? If so, I feel you. Other than that, Super Meat Boy is freaking amazing. I spent like 68 hours in that game to get 100%. It ruled.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I played this game and thought it was pretty cool. But, why have an interview a year later and what about Limbo? That was an incredible downloadable game.

Magrino
Magrino

@BenderUnit22 I hear you.

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

As cool as these "single game" HotSpots are, I'm hoping you'll get back to talking about what's happening in the industry every now and then.

boiardee14
boiardee14

@staff lol what? does it say we cant say our own opinion on games?

evilweav
evilweav

these guys are industry rock stars in my book. it's indie developers like them that will keep our pastime alive long after the EAs and Activisions have bled the art form of its humanity.

Giancarlo
Giancarlo moderator

@Staff Who are you? REVEAL YOURSELF!

Doomguard3
Doomguard3

Kevin loves thinking and talking about death :D

endorbr
endorbr

Discussing achievement and the point of reward system in gaming I think we should all just realize that ultimately the reward in games is the fun you have with the time spent playing. In the end when you finally put a game away does your high score, number of lives, trophies, or achievements unlocked really matter? Beyond that fleeting feeling of accomplishment we get...

Staff
Staff moderator

@boiardee14 Clearly you are not aware of the new TOU.

TehReaper
TehReaper

mmmmm that was very interesting and awesome!

vvakka
vvakka

This podcast and the 'To the Moon' podcast have been so good!! :)

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

MeatWad = Meatboy i don't see how the main character is all that original... One of Aqua Teen Hunger Force's main character's is also a Wad of meat...

ArcherRO
ArcherRO

@jazilla I'm still waiting on the Witcher 2 spoilercast.

boiardee14
boiardee14

man i love these guys, they speak their mind. unlike on this site, if you say you dont like the same game as some1 they whine to gamespot and try to get you banned.

gc88
gc88

These guys are awesome. I wasn't planning on watching the whole podcast, but I did.

jazilla
jazilla

Still waiting for the Skyrim spoilercast you promised me personally Magrino. I'm watching you like a hawk, Mister! :p

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@abusedbunny Personally I don't like any of the big name sports games. I don't really like Halo, I loved Halo CE when I was little, and I like Halo ODST because it was different, but overall I don't enjoy playing them. I am also not a huge fan of racing games. That being said, I do recognize them as great games. I acknowledge that Halo is a fun game even if I don't personally think it is. If I didn't like Super Meat Boy(amazing game) I could still see that it is extremely fun and deserves to be recognized. If you want to truly judge a game you need to look beyond just what you think about it. You need to think about the game's impact on the industry and the people that may play it.

aahov
aahov

team meat project in my pocket?? woooo! and im 6 days from having GTA III in my pocket too! i havent been much into mobile gaming even tho i have a itouch 4. but hey these are some serious titles. road trips wont be the same

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

This is probably my favorite HotSpot show. I love those two guys and they really do keep me going in game design. It always feels so daunting to get into the game design industry and I feel like I should give it up. Then I play their games and it shows me that you don't need all of that. I also like the real side of things that I wish more of the Gamespot community should see. I hate seeing reviews for games where people bash the person doing the review when they are wrong about it. I like hearing things like everyone in that room agreeing that Angry Birds is bad, that we don't need another Call of Duty. Gamespot can't make a headline article by Kevin Van Ord about how he doesn't want more CoD due to the nature of the site.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@abusedbunny -- Super Meat Boy is considered by many, many people to be one of the finest platformers in years. A Metacritic average of 90; 7 perfect scores; a number of game of the year nominations at various publications. It seems, my friend, that you are in the minority.

abusedbunny
abusedbunny

love how they talk crap about mario... lol as if super meat boy is even close to the same caliber as any mario platformer... gosh these guys are full of themselves. a flash game that should have stayed a flash game.

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

Super Meat Boy is the best independent game I have ever played. To Team Meat- keep up the amazing work!

DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

a LOT of big develpers should really think more like these guys Awesome show loved and learned a bit of the behind the scenes of game making Keep up the good work ;)

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

How weird, but that adds to why the game was made. Theme is inmportant, but I like a good story to a video game.

calvinsora
calvinsora

Super Meat Boy is hands-down one of the best games this generation, so I await their next project with much excitement.

LovePotionNo9
LovePotionNo9

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