2012.

The ultimate 2012 memorial is here!

Favorite Game: The Walking Dead

Never in the history of my life have I cared about characters in a video game like I've cared about the group of survivors that I met in The Walking Dead. It's been talked about to death, so I'll just skip everything and move on...

I'll miss ya, Clem D':

Favorite Movie: Django Unchained

This was kind of wide open for me all year long, and I probably would have answered this question with "Cabin in the Woods" a few weeks ago, but I'm a sucker for Tarantino, and I feel that him and his cast absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one. DiCaprio's dinner table scene alone was one of the most exhilarating moments in cinema that I've seen in a long time.

Favorite Album: Tame Impala - Lonerism

I hated mostly all music this year. I really liked Tame Impala however. Honorable mention to Japandroids.

Favorite Giant Bomb Quick Look: A-10C Warthog

It didn't take long at all until we got the best Quick Look of the year. As the guy who makes highlight clips out of this stuff, this video was a blessing. It also cemented the Flight Club videos as some of the funnest videos to watch on this website. It takes about 35 minutes until they finally get the damn plane in the air, but it has some of the greatest banter in any quick look and a few moments that are glorious.

Favorite Giant Bomb Subscriber Video: Breaking Brad: Doom II

Six hours of Brad Muir, Cacodads, and Brad fucking up. A day well waisted.

Favorite Episode of Community: Pillows and Blankets

A history channel-style documentary of a civil war in Greendale Community College between Troy's Blanket-fort and Abed's Pillow-fort. I love this show so much.

Favorite Episode of Louie: Late Show

Favorite YouTube video: Caine's Arcade

Favorite Psy song of 2012: GANGNAM STYLE

Favorite Wrestling Match of 2012: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan

Favorite Wrestling Gimmick of 2012: Archibald Peck / The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger

Get this: Archibald Peck (The leader of the high school band) loses his cheerleader girlfriend Veronica to Mr. Touchdown. Then, Archibald goes to a dark place and turn himself into Mixed Martial Archie. Mixed Martial Archie loses a "Loser Leaves Town" match to Mr. Touchdown and is forced to leave wrestling... months later, some guy in a mask and a cowboy hat named "The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger" debuts. He goes on a huge win streak for the rest of the year along with his trusty sidekick and pidgeon friend, Sapphire. Nobody can beat these two, and the Mysterious and Handsome stranger challenges Mr. Touchdown to a match. During the match, Mr. Touchdown MURDERS SAPPHIRE. At the last show of the year, The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger gets his revenge on Mr. Touchdown and Veronica and reveals that he is none other than ARCHIBALD PECK! But wait, Archibald Peck was banned from wrestling... but there's one thing that nobody saw. During the Loser Leaves Town match, Eddie Kingston gave Archibald Peck a "Backfist to the Future", which sent Archibald Peck to the year 1885. From there, Archibald lived a long and hard life until he transformed into The Mysterious and Hansome Stranger and received another Backfist to the Future from a guy named Mad Dog, which sent him to after the Loser Leaves Town match. Thus, Archibald never lost the Loser Meets Town match until he gets hit with another Backfist to the Future which would then send him to the Loser Leaves Town match where he lost, completing the time travel storyline.

I made none of that up.

Favorite Color of 2012: Blue

Favorite Sports Moment of 2012: Mark Cuban vs. Skip Bayless

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The ultimate 2012 memorial is here!

Favorite Game: The Walking Dead

Never in the history of my life have I cared about characters in a video game like I've cared about the group of survivors that I met in The Walking Dead. It's been talked about to death, so I'll just skip everything and move on...

I'll miss ya, Clem D':

Favorite Movie: Django Unchained

This was kind of wide open for me all year long, and I probably would have answered this question with "Cabin in the Woods" a few weeks ago, but I'm a sucker for Tarantino, and I feel that him and his cast absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one. DiCaprio's dinner table scene alone was one of the most exhilarating moments in cinema that I've seen in a long time.

Favorite Album: Tame Impala - Lonerism

I hated mostly all music this year. I really liked Tame Impala however. Honorable mention to Japandroids.

Favorite Giant Bomb Quick Look: A-10C Warthog

It didn't take long at all until we got the best Quick Look of the year. As the guy who makes highlight clips out of this stuff, this video was a blessing. It also cemented the Flight Club videos as some of the funnest videos to watch on this website. It takes about 35 minutes until they finally get the damn plane in the air, but it has some of the greatest banter in any quick look and a few moments that are glorious.

Favorite Giant Bomb Subscriber Video: Breaking Brad: Doom II

Six hours of Brad Muir, Cacodads, and Brad fucking up. A day well waisted.

Favorite Episode of Community: Pillows and Blankets

A history channel-style documentary of a civil war in Greendale Community College between Troy's Blanket-fort and Abed's Pillow-fort. I love this show so much.

Favorite Episode of Louie: Late Show

Favorite YouTube video: Caine's Arcade

Favorite Psy song of 2012: GANGNAM STYLE

Favorite Wrestling Match of 2012: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan

Favorite Wrestling Gimmick of 2012: Archibald Peck / The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger

Get this: Archibald Peck (The leader of the high school band) loses his cheerleader girlfriend Veronica to Mr. Touchdown. Then, Archibald goes to a dark place and turn himself into Mixed Martial Archie. Mixed Martial Archie loses a "Loser Leaves Town" match to Mr. Touchdown and is forced to leave wrestling... months later, some guy in a mask and a cowboy hat named "The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger" debuts. He goes on a huge win streak for the rest of the year along with his trusty sidekick and pidgeon friend, Sapphire. Nobody can beat these two, and the Mysterious and Handsome stranger challenges Mr. Touchdown to a match. During the match, Mr. Touchdown MURDERS SAPPHIRE. At the last show of the year, The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger gets his revenge on Mr. Touchdown and Veronica and reveals that he is none other than ARCHIBALD PECK! But wait, Archibald Peck was banned from wrestling... but there's one thing that nobody saw. During the Loser Leaves Town match, Eddie Kingston gave Archibald Peck a "Backfist to the Future", which sent Archibald Peck to the year 1885. From there, Archibald lived a long and hard life until he transformed into The Mysterious and Hansome Stranger and received another Backfist to the Future from a guy named Mad Dog, which sent him to after the Loser Leaves Town match. Thus, Archibald never lost the Loser Meets Town match until he gets hit with another Backfist to the Future which would then send him to the Loser Leaves Town match where he lost, completing the time travel storyline.

I made none of that up.

Favorite Color of 2012: Blue

Favorite Sports Moment of 2012: Mark Cuban vs. Skip Bayless

Posted by believer258

Wasn't the video where Brad beat Mile High Club on Veteran a subscriber video? Or am I remembering that wrong?

Posted by MetalGearSunny

IT FEELS LIKE WE ONLY GO BACKWARDS BABYYYYYY EVERY PART OF ME SAYS GOOOOO AHEAD

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Posted by EuanDewar

I actually loved 2012 for music but yeah Lonerism is fucking great, no.3 on my top 10 albums of the year.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

@believer258: Nope, that was the end of the Big Live Live Show: LIVE!

Posted by Mento

Brad beating Mile High Club was at the end of BLLSL 3, available to all. Though I don't recall if the archived version is a subscriber only thing.

And for my money, the best Flight Club was the DCS: P-51D Mustang Beta one. The one where Vinny insists on opening the hatch and they don't know where they are until they dramatically break cloud cover. They're all good though. In regard to Premium content, I was also a fan of their Ripper and Burn: Cycle Random PC Games, the one time they brought a SNES and did a half Premium-half TNT with it and, of course, Drew's vacation to North Korea.

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Posted by TurboMan

@believer258 said:

Wasn't the video where Brad beat Mile High Club on Veteran a subscriber video? Or am I remembering that wrong?

I think that stream was open to everyone. Also, it isn't archived on the site anywhere (just on youtube)

Posted by Milkman

Lonerism and Celebration Rock were both dope.

Posted by Demoskinos

Channel Orange is the real Album of the year. Also Punk vs Jeiricho at Wrestlemania 28 for My match of the year.

Posted by artofwar420

Your favorite color should link to the Wikipedia page of the color blue.

Posted by ThePickle

@believer258 said:

Wasn't the video where Brad beat Mile High Club on Veteran a subscriber video? Or am I remembering that wrong?

It was the BLLSL3.