rbanke's forum posts

#1 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

I feel like the premium stuff has been less and less 'for me' for more than a year now. The ONLY premium thing I ever watch is Jar Time videos. I just don't find the live stuff that interesting on its own, let alone that I almost never have time to watch while a live show is actually airing and watching after the fact makes it that much less interesting. I continue to support the site, but don't really find anything of value out of doing so outside of feeling like I'm contributing on some level. As for if the site has changed, it is certainly much more live show focused now but that could be a good thing or bad thing depending on the person watching I suppose.

#2 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

Lately my son has become very interested in arcade racing games anytime we go somewhere that has one. I own a G27 wheel & have a seat and am trying to find out if there are any arcade racers that support wheels on PS3 or PC. I have Cruisin USA style games in mind but cant think of anything that's come out for ps3 like that. Just looking for suggestions.


#3 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

@thelastgunslinger: I'd hate to speculate too much, but I could see higher up's not keen on the idea or there being some red tape that got in the way. We'll probably never know.

#4 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

@rorie said:

@planetary: Yep, it's a source of constant discussion and frustration on our end - it affects some of engineers when they're at home, as well. As best we can tell this is a problem with Akamai (our content delivery network), and we're trying to determine what we can do about it. We put in some new logging tools to see precisely what's happening when the video player functions poorly and are going to be looking closely at what those reports say.

Obviously when video doesn't work on a site like GB that is a crappy situation, and we obviously want to fix it. I wish I could give you guys some kind of ETA on this, but all I can say right now is that we're definitely aware of the problems and are actively looking into it. Sorry for the frustration!

It's a real bummer. Since the redesign, I have basically stopped watching any videos on GB because its so bad. I'm not going to cancel my premium, but this issue does make it all but useless and its been on going for months without any light at the end of the tunnel.

#5 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

I vote for a space station. I think a 50-60's era 'vision of the future' aesthetic would be awesome.

#6 Edited by rbanke (191 posts) -

It's been over a month since I've been able to watch a video without it stalling at some point during the video, HTML5, Progressive, or Streaming doesn't make a difference.

Tracing route to a134.vi5g5.akafms.net []

over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms unknown []
2 9 ms 8 ms 7 ms
3 9 ms 7 ms 7 ms ten0-0-0-7.orld19-ser1.bhn.net []
4 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms ten0-1-0-2.orld31-car1.bhn.net []
5 14 ms 23 ms 23 ms ten0-10-0-6.orld71-car1.bhn.net []
6 19 ms 15 ms 15 ms 72-31-193-133.net.bhntampa.com []
7 21 ms 21 ms 19 ms ae-4-11.cr1.atl20.tbone.rr.com []
8 26 ms 23 ms 31 ms
9 22 ms 23 ms 24 ms ae-1-0.pr0.atl20.tbone.rr.com []
10 27 ms 21 ms 22 ms

Trace complete.

#7 Edited by rbanke (191 posts) -

@dgtlty said:

3. No, I never did

I always just went to Forums at the top of the page

Good! I was starting to feel like the only one who didn't really know what people were complaining about so much there for a bit.

"Wait, there was a forum feed at the bottom? Oh yeah! There was! Who the fuck used that?" And apparently a good number of the users did.

haha, ive been coming here for years and never even realized that was a thing.


3. Never did

#8 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

I made it 12 minutes (according to Steam) before I had a headache and felt sick. Sucks throwing away money on something I probably won't be able to play.

#9 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

I feel like it's certainly Walking Dead or XCOM. I don't get XCOM though, I typically like the same things as the GB Crew, but after 4 hours of XCOM I uninstalled it. The game just felt tedious and boring to me.

#10 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

So I came across a SNES but it has a crappy third party rf adapter which looks like complete crap on my HDTV. I did some looking around and ordered a s-video cable from amazon. I received it and while the picture looks much better, the signal constantly drops out and the cable seems to short if it moves at all so I'm returning it. I'm having a hard time finding out which cable to get as they all look equally shitty to the one I'm returning. I see that Monster made one, but there is only one available on ebay and its currently at 30 bucks which is a bit steep. Does anyone know of either a reliable source, or a product I should be looking for?