After buying my new computer in November with an impressive (for me) 2TB hard drive I decided to download pretty much every video published on Giant Bomb in 'High' quality. Why? Well, when the bombs start falling and the zombies are clawing at my door and my ISP's office is burned to the ground, I'd at least have thousands of videos to keep me entertained until I go under. So I decided to do some stats on the 1,268 quick looks that you can find on Giant Bomb! I know the page says 1,269 videos, but that's becauseput the Thursday Night Throwdown 12/06/12 under quick looks rather than its proper page, tsk tsk.
So what are we looking at here? Starting with the first quick look of Legendary (which was an EX!) from August 27 2008, they've made a total of 1,268 quick looks. It was very interesting to see how the quick look format changed over the years; in the beginning it was often someone doing it alone with little commentary, and there were a lot of DLC quick looks (there are a lot of Burnout Paradise, Fallout 3 and Fable II DLC quick looks!) in the first months. A note here is that there are a lot of 'demo' and 'beta' quicklooks, that later were made into 'proper' quick looks. I still count them however, since they officially named them quick looks.
Adding all the videos together in length they add up to a total of 608 hours 50 minutes and 12 seconds. That's 36,530 minutes and 12 seconds! If you started watching them right now without pause you wouldn't be done until 25,3 days later, so start that marathon already!
Top 5 Shortest Quick Looks
- Sprint 8 (2 minutes 28 seconds, July 17 2010)
- GTI Club Plus (4 minutes 23 seconds, January 22 2009)
- Shank (5 minutes 32 seconds, February 15 2010)
- Altitude (5 minutes 44 seconds, December 11 2009)
- Need for Speed: The Run - EX (6 minutes 1 second, July 27 2011)
I'm not counting the Killzone 2 quick look from February 2009 which was, for some reason, split up into three shorter quick looks. Otherwise part 2 and 3 from that would be here instead of the Altitude and Need for Speed: The Run quick looks. Also, the Sprint 8 quick look is sort of special since it was recorded at California Extreme 2010.
Top 5 Longest Quick Looks
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter (1 hour 42 minutes 13 seconds, October 23 2012)
- Super Street Fighter IV (1 hour 33 minutes 57 seconds, March 24 2010)
- Midway Arcade Origins (1 hour 33 minutes 40 seconds, November 8 2012)
- Diablo III - Beta (1 hour 32 minutes 27 seconds, September 21 2011)
- Sleeping Dogs - Nightmare in North Point DLC (1 hour 32 minutes 25 seconds, October 31 2012)
Three quick looks from 2012 being in the top five! And a whooping total of 41 quick looks are lasting for more than an hour.
Stats By Year
- 8 quick looks during 2008 (Average length 12,9 minutes)
- 231 quick looks during 2009 (Average length 21,3 minutes) (4,44 per week on average)
- 344 quick looks during 2010 (Average length 25,5 minutes) (6,61 per week on average)
- 343 quick looks during 2011 (Average length 32,1 minutes) (6,59 per week on average)
- 342 quick looks during 2012 (Average length 34,3 minutes) (6,58 per week on average)
So yeah, it's not often quick looks are posted on saturdays or sundays, but it does happen. Since 2010 the amount of quick looks increased heavily over 2009, and has since been a steady number. The average length have gone up with each year by quite a lot; a quick look in 2012 was on average 13 minutes longer than a quick look made in 2009.
So there you have it! All the quick look stats you'd ever want, at least until 2013 starts rolling out. All the quick looks in 'High' detail takes up 291GB of hard drive space, which I gladly offer. I might add that the total size of my Giant Bomb folder is 471GB, but that's with all the Endurance Runs, Subscriber Videos, and pretty much anything else I deem worthy of downloading.
Have a great 2013, and maybe I'll do this again next new year's day! And sorry for any grammatical errors, but I'm a dumb Swede after all.
ENDURANCE RUN BONUS STATS!
Chrono Trigger (Ryan & Patrick)
- 42 episodes (First episode 11/28 2011, last episode 01/24 2012)
- Total size (High Quality): 7,93GB
- Total length: 29 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds (1 day 5 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds)
- Average length of an episode: 42,6 minutes
Deadly Premonition (Brad & Ryan)
- 41 episodes (First episode 04/05 2010, last episode 05/31 2010)
- Total size (High Quality): 14,6GB
- Total length: 25 hours 54 minutes 17 seconds (1 day 1 hour 54 minutes 17 seconds)
- Average length of an episode: 37,9 minutes
Deadly Premonition (Vinny & Jeff)
- 38 episodes (First episode 04/05 2010, last episode 05/26 2010)
- Total size (High Quality): 14,3GB
- Total length: 25 hours 59 minutes 32 seconds (1 day 1 hour 59 minutes 32 seconds)
- Average length of an episode: 41 minutes
Persona 4 (Vinny & Jeff)
- 155 episodes (First episode 02/09 2009, last episode 09/18 2009)
- Total size (High Quality): 40,2GB
- Total length: 99 hours 46 minutes 37 seconds (4 days 3 hours 46 minutes 37 seconds)
- Average length of an episode: 38,6 minutes