#1 Posted by GeoffPeterson1 (73 posts) -

Hello, I am a relatively new Giant Bomb user and I would appreciate it if anyone could link me to any quick looks, reviews, podcasts, Thursday night throwdowns, etc, to help me gain familiarity with Giant Bomb's History and Staff...............

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -
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This will get you started.

#3 Posted by envane (1188 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/video-thing-its-a-website/17-20/ obligatory

podcasts are your best bet for the raw experience of the duders , mabye their pax panels ? quick looks , reviews , tnts ted to be more focused on you know .. the game .. but of course there are some classics .. i personally am a fan of any quicklook with vinny or dave in it .. and vinny/dave quicklooks = the best , but im also a flight sim nerd :/

cards vs humanity (tnt i think that was theyve played it twice) , warlords cash games , mk / pac man scrub leagues .. i guess they were all tnt's past.

you could watch the TANG (this aint no game) and WU-TANG (the wonderful universe of this aint no game) ryans video game related movie review series , that was a thing ..

hehe .. im like most hardcore gb fans in that i consume basicly everythign they put out , so its all a blur if you ask me to pick out highlights etc ..

#4 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

Try to find the "Best of" Giant Bomb quick looks on Youtube. Those are great

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#6 Posted by Brendan (8807 posts) -

Persona 4 Endurance Run.

#7 Posted by RetroVirus (1559 posts) -
#8 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5402 posts) -

Go to Youtube and type in Giant Bombcast.

After a few hours, your life will have changed.

#9 Posted by Grillbar (1977 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/age-of-booty-preview-ish/17-46/

how to build a bomb all episodes

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-wii-party/17-3301/

every episode of tang http://www.giantbomb.com/this-aint-no-game-double-dragon/17-224/

http://www.giantbomb.com/video-thing-its-a-website/17-20/

and properly http://www.giantbomb.com/video-thing-2human/17-29/

the endurance runs might be something to waste your time with and if you do i would prefer the first one

the pocasts is a tough one since they are all so good so either listen to everyone of them or atleast listen to the user generated highlights they are all over youtube and some can be found in the podcast section like this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZssrLjWXCcg

oh and welcome to the club duder

#10 Posted by artgarcrunkle (988 posts) -

The persona 4 endurance run and the Vinny/Jeff Deadly Premonition endurance run. The best quicklooks are the ones without Patrick or Ryan controlling the game. To get the most enjoyment out of the site it's sometimes important to think of GB as an entertainment website with social networking tendencies rather than any sort of serious journalistic thing.

#11 Posted by Voxus (375 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/pax-2010-bombcast-panel-part-2/17-3192/

Skip to about 11:30 for Johnny V. All you need to know.

#12 Posted by Grillbar (1977 posts) -
#13 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

Here ya go, duder.

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#14 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -
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#16 Edited by believer258 (12964 posts) -

A couple of TNT's (mainly the Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach ones) and these:

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#17 Posted by InsidiousTuna (485 posts) -

Persona 4 Endurance Run.

#18 Edited by Viking_Funeral (2180 posts) -

Persona 4 Endurance Run.

The TANG series.

The TNTs are premium, but if you ever do go that route, watch the Iron Brigade, Cards Against Humanity, and Dead Island ones. (I've only been around ~18 months, but those definitely stick out in my head).

After that just listen to the podcasts. I listen to mine on the way to work, and it quickly became something I looked forward to. No reason to really bother with the older ones, unless you want to hear a special guest or something.

A sample podcast discussion:

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#19 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

@artgarcrunkle said:

The persona 4 endurance run and the Vinny/Jeff Deadly Premonition endurance run. The best quicklooks are the ones without Patrick or Ryan controlling the game. To get the most enjoyment out of the site it's sometimes important to think of GB as an entertainment website with social networking tendencies rather than any sort of serious journalistic thing.

I like you. Kind of weird I look at it the same way, even though I respect every staff member more than almost every game "journalist" working today.

#20 Posted by MysteriousFawx (441 posts) -

Any/all of the gameshow based video games they quick looked. Like Family Fortunes or Price Is Right...that shit never gets old

#21 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

@believer258: I thought I was one of the only people who enjoyed the BF3 TNT's haha. Theyre so good. That game is just perfect for that format

#22 Posted by JaredA (845 posts) -
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Also watch the whole "How To Build A Bomb" series!

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#23 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

@YetiAntics said:

Try to find the "Best of" Giant Bomb quick looks on Youtube. Those are great

Their great, but I think you should look for a list of best quick looks. A few clips is cool, but there's so much better stuff.

Honestly, just go through the quick looks, or again, browse lists for a top quick looks list, and watch those. I'd suggest the Persona ER and one of the Deadly Premonition ERs, don't listen to people telling you to go for the Jeff/Vinny one. Watch an episode or two of both and make your own damn choice. And if you wanna go crazy, watch both like I did, though you should probably do one all the way through then the other later down the road.

TANG is all good, so I'd check that out.

The podcasts are all great, but if old news bugs you, just listen to the E3 podcasts from last year and the GOTY podcasts because there is some great conversation that doesn't really rely on timely information (yes, the GOTY games are old, but the conversation and debate is still interesting and entertaining.

Not really sure what the recommend, honestly, because I've just watched everything since the start, so I pretty much just said "WATCH ALL CONTENT" because of that. Sorry lol.

#24 Posted by Grillbar (1977 posts) -

@believer258 said:

A couple of TNT's (mainly the Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach ones) and these:

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tnt's are archived as premium content so that can be hard but if he gets a premium membership he should totally also watch the cards against humanity ones and.

#25 Posted by Thoseposers (859 posts) -

If you decide to become a paid member you absolutely need to check out Drew's trip to North Korea, he just got back from it and they did a long video on it where he talked all about it and it was super interesting and funny

#26 Edited by chu52 (443 posts) -

Noby Noby Boy quick look. That was my introduction and why I have been a hardcore duder ever since

Also dont watch AC-10 warthog quick look until you are defiantly ingrained. Gotta walk before you run

#27 Posted by believer258 (12964 posts) -

@Grillbar said:

@believer258 said:

A couple of TNT's (mainly the Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach ones) and these:

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tnt's are archived as premium content so that can be hard but if he gets a premium membership he should totally also watch the cards against humanity ones and.

Not if you go to Justin.tv they aren't.

#28 Posted by Sanj (2728 posts) -

P4 Endurance Run is a must.

#29 Posted by Slay3r1583 (682 posts) -

Just start at the beginning and keep watching and listening until you get all caught up.

#30 Posted by Falx (366 posts) -

I really miss these kind of shenanigans.

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#31 Edited by ComradeKhan (696 posts) -
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This will get you started.

You're going right to the hard stuff with the P4 endurance run. Are you sure a new guy can handle something that potent? Maybe we should get him started on Mailbags and I Love Mondays before getting him hooked on the straight-dope.
#32 Posted by Zelnox (430 posts) -

The New Super Mario 4-players Quick Look.

#33 Posted by Sackmanjones (5216 posts) -

Noby Noby boy quick look

#34 Posted by OleMarthin (330 posts) -
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#36 Posted by laserbolts (5470 posts) -

Anything pre Patrick. The first 2 endurance runs and worth a watch for sure.

#37 Edited by FLStyle (5690 posts) -
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"What is your thoughts on Megan's Law?" - One of the few times I've seen Jeff and Ryan crack, still one of my funniest Giant Bomb moments ever.

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I recommend all of the Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look videos too!

#39 Posted by Ben_H (3646 posts) -

    The general rule of Quick Looks is the worse/crazier the game, the better the Quick Look. Here's some of my favourites.

    
    
      
#40 Edited by Cloneslayer (1760 posts) -

OMG, the crew looks so young in all of these. God I have been following these guys for way to long....

That DBZ Movie Game thing, is Sooooo good. Im going to end up spending all today watching old videos arent I....