#1 Edited by Zeeco (112 posts) -

I want to introduce a friend to Giant Bomb, and was wondering what video(s) you think I should show them. They've heard of the site before, and have a basic idea of how the site formed. I was leaning towards showing something recent and that has a large amount of the crew. Maybe the 2012 GOTY videos. Thanks for your opinions.

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#4 Posted by DonutFever (3793 posts) -

^ Those, and any part of the Endurance Run.

#5 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Part 1 of the VJ Deadly Premonition Endurance Run.

#6 Posted by Nightriff (6213 posts) -

Best of GB Quick Looks on youtube is a good start or Euro Truck Sim QL

#7 Posted by Butano (1846 posts) -

From what I remember, one of the first videos I saw from GB was either the Borderlands quick look or the Dragon Age one. I was immediately hooked afterwards.

#8 Posted by zoozilla (1000 posts) -

I think the Animated Bombcasts would also be a good place to introduce someone to the crew's general vibe.

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#10 Edited by Szlifier (572 posts) -

Please, don't show him the best things! He will be disappointed with everything else.

Start with How To Build a Bomb, so he knows what the hell is this website.

Then few first episodes of Persona 4 ER. Then let him explore more old stuff, except for live streams I guess.

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oh..

and this artistic beauty of pure abstractness.

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#13 Edited by Funkydupe (3442 posts) -

The importance of this site is a fun forum community and that the staff has a HIGH potential for doing crazy stuff. The problem lately though is that they're not tapping into it much, if at all.

#14 Posted by RazielCuts (3062 posts) -

Does anyone remember the ILM video where Jeff was playing some generic Third Person Shooter and he got a really vile voice message? Reminded me of it when I watched the Call of Duty Vocoders vid (which I'd totally forgot about, good find).

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#17 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1902 posts) -

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I'd never seen this before. I think I finally understand the meaning of love.

#18 Edited by Fobwashed (2505 posts) -

@zeeco said:

I want to introduce a friend to Giant Bomb, and was wondering what video(s) you think I should show them. They've heard of the site before, and have a basic idea of how the site formed. I was leaning towards showing something recent and that has a large amount of the crew. Maybe the 2012 GOTY videos. Thanks for your opinions.

I misread the title as Best Videos to SEDUCE People to Giant Bomb. . . Anyway, I suggest actually using non-official videos.

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Those sorta show what kinda madness they might be getting into in regards to the staff, the website and most importantly, the community here.

@zoozilla has my back.

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#20 Posted by audioBusting (1725 posts) -

The Sleeping Dogs Halloween QL might be a pretty good introduction, as it's one of the best GB trainwrecks. The Best of Quick Looks videos are probably better though.

#21 Posted by TDot (385 posts) -

It depends on your friend. My girlfriend doesn't really care for game culture but she's a subscriber to giantbomb mainly to watch Vinny do stupid shit on the tricaster, watch Brad fail at playing games, and watch Scoops gettin' Spooked.

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#24 Posted by Nardak (722 posts) -

This is for me definately one of the best Giant Bomb interviews that they have ever done:

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#25 Posted by Winternet (8234 posts) -

All of the above and much more.

#26 Posted by dropabombonit (1541 posts) -

I think most of the videos mentioned above are great. I would say any of the Sleeping Dogs quick looks are great because watching Vinny playing that game is so funny. Also once he is into, the Persona 4 endurance run is a must watch

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As a dork, I am pretty proud of my call:

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#29 Posted by Cirdain (3390 posts) -

I'm gonna necro this cos' I think its pretty useful.

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I made this playlist for my friends (I know these clips would be to their taste it might not be to others though) to have clipped selections to introduce new people whilst also being a tribute to Ryan Davis letting beginners know how important he was to us (that was a messy sentence sorry).