Interesting Events from the Giant Bomb Community: P4 ER Ep. 50

The reactions to the lateness of DP ER BR-10 has reminded me of a time a year ago when the Persona 4 Endurance Run hit Episode 50 ("Yo fiddy, hit that big ass persona!"). The episode did not show up after a massive hype buildup caused by the P4 players on the forums and comments. It was learned that the Episode 50 video file was corrupted and potentially lost forever. The Giant Bomb community erupted in an unprecedented mass panic. The Behind the Scenes of Ep. 50 video tided some of us over, but the comments on that video displayed the mass hysteria that was going on. Some thought that it was the end of the P4 Endurance Run. Eventually, sometime later, Giant Bomb salvaged the episode using an expensive program that they bought online. All was well with the world. In the end the comments in the Behind the Scenes were too many too count, and they were deleted or reseted back to zero (there is eight at the time of this writing). Thus, was another Interesting Event in the History of the Giant Bomb community.   

 
Do you guys remember this day? Where were you when this happened? What was your reaction?

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Edited by FrankCanada97

The reactions to the lateness of DP ER BR-10 has reminded me of a time a year ago when the Persona 4 Endurance Run hit Episode 50 ("Yo fiddy, hit that big ass persona!"). The episode did not show up after a massive hype buildup caused by the P4 players on the forums and comments. It was learned that the Episode 50 video file was corrupted and potentially lost forever. The Giant Bomb community erupted in an unprecedented mass panic. The Behind the Scenes of Ep. 50 video tided some of us over, but the comments on that video displayed the mass hysteria that was going on. Some thought that it was the end of the P4 Endurance Run. Eventually, sometime later, Giant Bomb salvaged the episode using an expensive program that they bought online. All was well with the world. In the end the comments in the Behind the Scenes were too many too count, and they were deleted or reseted back to zero (there is eight at the time of this writing). Thus, was another Interesting Event in the History of the Giant Bomb community.   

 
Do you guys remember this day? Where were you when this happened? What was your reaction?

Posted by chavymctavish

i wasnt even a member of gb then lol i missed out alot

Posted by Jimbo

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Posted by FrankCanada97
@chavymctavish: The video wasn't posted until days after the scheduled viewing, suffice it to say, the boards and the comments from the above video and Episode 49 were really intense. Have you by any chance seen the first Endurance Run?
Posted by eroticfishcake

By the time I heard about it it was already sorted so I didn't really think much about it. I just wanted to get my P4 fix. Especially when it's the 50th episode. 
 
Ah. I missed those days.

Posted by FluxWaveZ

Haha, kind of weird for you to post that reminder, but I suppose it's relevant.  I definitely remember that time.  I wasn't following the ER that closely because I was playing Persona 3 FES or Persona 4 at the time, but I remember all of the comments going on about it.  I didn't think much of it; technical problems happen.

Edited by FrankCanada97
@FluxWaveZ: Of course, but this was a different technical problem. The video could have been lost forever and since Jeff and Vinny only had one save, they couldn't go back and rerecord. And I doubted that they were going to restart the game from the beginning. Many people realized this and freaked out.
Posted by chavymctavish
@FrankCanada97: sadley no but im happy with the ER of DP! lol 
Edited by FrankCanada97
@chavymctavish: Well, you should get on it. So many of Giant Bomb's vernacular came from it. Seriously, Chie will galactic punt you if you don't. And I wouldn't want to mess with a girl that kicked a freaking tank into oblivion. :P
Posted by chavymctavish

should i go back and watch the first ER? 

Posted by chavymctavish
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @chavymctavish: Well, you should get on it. So many of Giant Bomb's vernacular came from it. Seriously, Chie will galactic punt you if don't. And I wouldn't want to mess with a girl that kicked a freaking tank into oblivion. :P "
lol 
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@FrankCanada97: Actually, I think I remember thinking that we might have just lost that episode.  I never imagined that they might have lost their save all together.  But really, it's all a blur...
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@chavymctavish said:

" should i go back and watch the first ER?  "

You should, as stated above, and Persona 4 is actually a good game.
Posted by eroticfishcake
@chavymctavish: If you've got the time. 
 
A LOT of time. (But it's worth it.)
Posted by chavymctavish
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @chavymctavish said:
" should i go back and watch the first ER?  "
You should, as stated above, and Persona 4 is actually a goodgame. "
but still DP is a funny game 
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@chavymctavish said:

" @FrankCanada97 said:

" @chavymctavish said:
" should i go back and watch the first ER?  "
You should, as stated above, and Persona 4 is actually a goodgame. "
but still DP is a funny game  "
Of course, there's no debating that. In fact, I think one of the reasons that they chose DP was because the completely random and weird scenes in that game are comparable to the random and weird ones from Persona 4.
Posted by chavymctavish
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @chavymctavish said:
" @FrankCanada97 said:
" @chavymctavish said:
" should i go back and watch the first ER?  "
You should, as stated above, and Persona 4 is actually a goodgame. "
but still DP is a funny game  "
Of course, there's no debating that. In fact I think one of the reasons that they chose DP was because the completely random and weird scenes in that game are comparable to the random and weird ones from Persona 4. "
one more thing VJ for the win!!!
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@FluxWaveZ said:

" @FrankCanada97: Actually, I think I remember thinking that we might have just lost that episode.  I never imagined that they might have lost their save all together.  But really, it's all a blur... "

There actual save game was safe, it was just the video that might have been gone. They either had to fix the video, cancel the run or continue on by skipping Episode 50. If they had skipped Episode 50 (and subsequently one of the best parts of the game), I'm positive that the rage from the majority of viewers would've been enough for Jeff and Vinny to stop the run altogether.
Posted by luce

Where were you

Posted by FrankCanada97
@luce: Obviously I was on the boards and comments section, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to recall this moment of time from the past.
Posted by Red12b

Just watched that, goddamn, I see why shit hit the fan, 

Posted by natetodamax

You talk about this like it was a calamity on the same scale as 9/11.

Posted by FrankCanada97
@natetodamax: Not me, those who made all the comments and threads talked about it like it was a calamity on the same scale as 9/11.
Posted by ajamafalous

Oh man, I remember this.
 
So much nostalgia for the P4 ER.

Posted by BigChief

Ha ha, I remember that. I wasn't a member at that point, but I was watching the Endurance Run, and I remember everyone losing their shit waiting around. Fun times, fun times.

Posted by Azteck

I remember this day. It was a horrible day..

Posted by FrankCanada97
@Azteck: Imagine if it happened again in the current Endurance Runs, it'll be twice the calamity. Let's hope we'll never see the day.
Posted by lemon360
@luce said:
" Where were you "
I was right here.
Posted by Azteck
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @Azteck: Imagine if it happened again in the current Endurance Runs, it'll be twice the calamity. Let's hope we'll never see the day. "
Not necessarily. There isn't nearly as much hype for Deadly Premonition as there was for Persona 4. And it was also the first time in the ER that something really fucked up. But that's not to say that chaos wouldn't erupt should an episode go missing.
Posted by FrankCanada97
@Azteck: Perhaps if it were the penultimate episodes or something, remember the Persona 4 incident occurred at the one of the most hyped up moment in the game.
Posted by Azteck
@FrankCanada97: Indeed. Maybe ep. 50 of this endurance run will have something extremely memorable as well? Assuming it lasts that long..
Posted by Brendan

This makes me a little depressed, remembering how much better the Persona 4 ER was than the Deadly Premonition one.
Posted by lead_farmer

I don't think I was even signed up on the site yet.  I was still just going through the videos because I had just stumbled onto the site without really hearing much about it.
 
During this particular time I was disappointed until they put up the behind the scenes.  I always enjoy that kind of stuff.

Posted by RagingLion

Yep.  Sure do remember that.  Dark times.  So thankful that GB went the extra mile to get it to us in the end.  It was one of the great episodes as well.

Posted by Lambert

More proof that the Giantbomb community is made up of 12 year old douchebags.

Posted by TooWalrus

How weird is it that it's been over a year, and I still remember exactly where I was. I was sitting in the school library, between French and Chemistry classes. It took awhile for my school internet to load the video, butt I had two hours between classes to hang out in the library, so it was worth it.

Posted by Simulacrum

It was truly a dark time.