Yeah, seems to be a slow news day. Maybe the post-E3 slump is a perfect time for another Endurance Run :D Uh-oh, now that I mentioned it seems like it is further away! :(
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Hey guys, just wanted to chime in. I gave Time Warner in NYC a call and even the motherloving tech support lady who gets the BEST internet connection available from TW couldn't even load the main page after 30 seconds. I have been resorting to Quick Look collections on youtube to satisfy my Giantbomb itch cause unless its 7AM, Giant Bomb videos will not be watchable. An example is I just got back from the gym an hour ago and clicked progressive HD on the Alice QL. A fucking hour has passed by and I think I can watch up to 45 seconds of the video.
Can we please, please, PLEASE get a response from Dave or another Whiskey Media dude to at least confirm that they are hearing us NYC GiantBomb supporters that've shilled out our hard-earned money to access this content. Would like to know that someone in WM cares about us poor NYC kids.
I am actually in NYC as well. The issues seem to only be related to new videos (ie: The new Fallout:New Vegas DLC QL) but not to the older content (ie: Not Like This Endurance Run). I am on the highest tier of RoadRunner NYC Cable and no matter what time of day I check the new vids, always unbearably slow progress :( And like MPerlo9, I still get great download speeds from Steam and other sites. It only seems to be GB, grrr...
Actually, nintendoeats! I thought of that immediately after I posted this... apparently the TNT from last week will take about a week, so says the Download Manager in Chrome, and additionally the fastest HD Quicklook will be done in 5 hours, blarghers. So maybe its a much larger issue than just the Video Player. All these issues only started after the site redesign. SO I guess I am just gonna leave them downloading so I can get back to them whenever they are done :( Till then I will watch the P4 Endurance Run episodes I have Downloaded :D
BTW thanks, JasonR86, that was from after my whirlwind Backpacking tour through Europe haha.
Oh the_hiro_abides, I am doing both but seems to be a smidge better with Progressive. As in it will show me the Giantbomb splash screen in 15 seconds before going to the loading screen, compared to waiting for 30 seconds on Streaming for the Giant Bomb splash screen appears. And as far as downloading goes, All the videos I have downloading are insanely slow. I believe only 50 mb have been downloaded in about 15 mins. Ridiculously slow considering I have the highest grade consumer Cable internet setup and always had blazing speeds on GB prior to the redesign release :(
So I have tried most of the solutions I have found concerning the Video Player progressing at a SNAIL'S PACE. But nothing has worked. DOwnloaded all the other browsers I never use so I can try those "fixes" and nothing works. Allowing Google Ads... Turning off Ad Blockers... Block Content exceptions... All the same god-damned result, so even though I love the site and usually check it for lunch everyday I am probably gonna take a break from it till after the long weekend because it is so frustrating to leave a video spooling up in the morning and by the time I get back to it at lunch the progression is only about 55% What the flippin' Fuck!? Oh well, maybe by the time I come back a rigid solution can be posted. :(
This sounds like a great move, Jeff. Honestly, I only started listening/following the site after a buddy of mine at KAOS Studios told me about your firing from Gamespot for being honest about a review score. That was when it hit me that I really wanted to know more about you since I had seen first-hand the siren's call of expo shows and press events warping the "News" reported by many sites/mags into Marketing-approved slop. So, if you tell me this new hire will only strengthen the News supplied by GB, then I am fully on-board.