#1 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

I signed up in December and am curious how you maximize your subscription. I went to the premium member hub, then the Big Red Phone, which apparently doesn't exist anymore according to comments. Why would they still have that on a FAQ?

I prefer watching videos on my iPad, though it doesn't support the live content like TNT (until it's uploaded to the site). Do you have your videos download to iTunes?

I've watched a few old videos based on forum searches like Drew's visit to North Korea etc., so I don't need any advice in that area, unless you want to share. What are the best forums? I enjoy reading/positing on this Off-Topic forum. On GameFAQS the PS3 forum was always very active, which was nice since that's what I own. Here it's practically dead.

Cheers.

#2 Posted by Dragon4234 (133 posts) -

I usually download the videos for later viewing. It's pretty convenient, though I seem to remember that I used to be able to download them before they change the emitted code...

#3 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Isn't there a Twitch app or something you could watch TNT on?

I know that really doesn't answer the question at all, but that at least solves one of your problems.

#4 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3442 posts) -

I visit ComicVine's website and watch some of their hot and latest premium content.

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

The only thing I get out of it is watching the archived live stuff, which can be seen on twitch anyway. It's really a waste of money for the little we get out of it, but the odd show being members only is enough to make me throw away a $50 a year.

#6 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

Isn't there a Twitch app or something you could watch TNT on?

I know that really doesn't answer the question at all, but that at least solves one of your problems.

You might be right. I'll dig into that after work. Do I need to sign up for a Twitch account seperately from GiantBomb?

#7 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

@Artof_War said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

Isn't there a Twitch app or something you could watch TNT on?

I know that really doesn't answer the question at all, but that at least solves one of your problems.

You might be right. I'll dig into that after work. Do I need to sign up for a Twitch account seperately from GiantBomb?

Pretty sure you don't need a Twitch account, but don't quote me on that.

#8 Edited by oldenglishC (959 posts) -

Roku box.

HD on the T.V. is the only way to experience Giant Bomb.

But you still can't watch live streams.

#9 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

@oldenglishC said:

Roku box.

HD streams on the T.V. is the only way to experience Giant Bomb.

Then we're talking about cancelling my cable, which I've considered recently, but I haven't taken the time to find a useful guide to get the most out of being cable-less.

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Being able to download HD videos for watching in my living room is probably how I get the most out of my sub.

Forum-wise, I just browse by recent topics. Compared to the rest of the internet at large, GB seems more chill about specific platforms and cares more about the games themselves.

#11 Posted by LTSmash (630 posts) -

You do not need a Twitch account to watch Giant Bomb live streams on the Twitch app.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

The beta, because I'm a massive idiot.

#13 Edited by oldenglishC (959 posts) -

@Artof_War:

I cancelled my cable about two years ago and haven't missed it at all. http://www.antennaweb.org/ is a good place to start if you still want to watch network tv (football!), between Netflix, a half-ass pair of rabbit ears and a couple torrents here and there, I've saved a lot of money and still watch almost everything I want to.

EDIT: Typing is hard today.

#14 Posted by CaptainThunderpants (77 posts) -

HD

Roku

Premium Videos

The biggest thing now is beta access to the new site

#15 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

@LTSmash said:

You do not need a Twitch account to watch Giant Bomb live streams on the Twitch app.

Awesome. Thanks.

#16 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

@oldenglishC: And can most of this be had in HD?

#17 Posted by Nux (2364 posts) -

I try to catch as meany live stuff as I can.

#18 Posted by oldenglishC (959 posts) -

@Artof_War:

All of it. Plus the over the air HD is a better picture because the signal isn't compressed like cable.

The only drawback is how far you live from the where the stations broadcast, but I live pretty far out in the boonies and can pick up all the networks and then some with a seventy dollar antennae.

#19 Posted by Artof_War (119 posts) -

I can't find GiantBomb on the Twitch app for the show tonight. Any help is appreciated.

#20 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Twitch app has never worked ever.

#21 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -
#22 Posted by Sanity (1910 posts) -

I dont really try, honestly i think i would pay even if there was no benefits as i enjoy the content that much.

#23 Posted by notdavid (839 posts) -

I just keep downloading the Persona 4 ER in HD. Then deleting it. Then downloading it again. Then I go to sleep, wake up, and delete and redownload the Persona 4 ER.

#24 Posted by LikeaSsur (1537 posts) -

I get a gold medal around my user icon. That's worth $50 a year.

#25 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

You also get access to certain premium videos. Jar time with Jeff Pc games with Vinny and Drew The gold medal is nice. There was a premium hub? Whaaaaat? I missed out.. I might pay for another year, but not right now. I would like to point out that I still can watch stuff in HD, is there bug?

#26 Posted by Solidsnak (135 posts) -

the amount of dumb stuff they do makes my subscription worth it.

#27 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@amir90 said:

You also get access to certain premium videos. Jar time with Jeff Pc games with Vinny and Drew The gold medal is nice. There was a premium hub? Whaaaaat? I missed out.. I might pay for another year, but not right now. I would like to point out that I still can watch stuff in HD, is there bug?

You can do monthly

#28 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1573 posts) -

You buy a 4TB external hard drive, you get hell of fast Internet, and then you proceed to download every Giant Bomb video ever produced.

#29 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

Is it still worth being a premium member? I'm still debating if I want to or not.

#30 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

@murisan said:

@amir90 said:

You also get access to certain premium videos. Jar time with Jeff Pc games with Vinny and Drew The gold medal is nice. There was a premium hub? Whaaaaat? I missed out.. I might pay for another year, but not right now. I would like to point out that I still can watch stuff in HD, is there bug?

You can do monthly

I am not a monthly member, but I can still watch HD videos.

#31 Edited by murisan (1119 posts) -

@amir90 said:

@murisan said:

@amir90 said:

You also get access to certain premium videos. Jar time with Jeff Pc games with Vinny and Drew The gold medal is nice. There was a premium hub? Whaaaaat? I missed out.. I might pay for another year, but not right now. I would like to point out that I still can watch stuff in HD, is there bug?

You can do monthly

I am not a monthly member, but I can still watch HD videos.

You can get better quality HD from their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/therealgiantbomb

#32 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

@murisan: I am fully aware of that, I am just saying that I can still access the streaming option with 720P quality on all their videos, despite I am not a gold member anymore.

I reckon they allow everyone watch it in HD now?

#33 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@amir90 said:

@murisan: I am fully aware of that, I am just saying that I can still access the streaming option with 720P quality on all their videos, despite I am not a gold member anymore.

I reckon they allow everyone watch it in HD now?

I guess. It would be a bit silly of them not to.

#34 Posted by Osaladin (2521 posts) -

I just watch the premium shiz. Honestly, the shit that Vinny, Dave, and Drew do completely justifies my subscription in my opinion.

#35 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

@Osaladin: I subsribed for the first time last year, mainly because I wanted to watch the PC games videoes.

Phantagsm, or what it was called, and police squad (SWAT?), hilarious stuff! :D

#36 Posted by ch3burashka (5087 posts) -

I break out my mirror and credit card. It goes by fast, but boy is it worth it.

On a serious note, I'm not in the possession of a computer that could take advantage of everything GB+ has to offer. Besides that, I don't think I'd get anything done if I had access to premium video and audio content as well as the regular onslaught.

Speaking of, is the Whiskey Media Radio Show dead, on account of Whiskey being basically dead?