By TurboMan 2 Comments
Hi! Over the past three years (God...) I've been collecting the best bits of random Giant Bomb Quick Looks/Videos and making little compilations of them and putting them up on Youtube. I remember initially doing them as a way of introducing new members to the site what the best content was without having them being forced to watch countless hours of videos.
Over time, some of the videos broadened out past Giant Bomb and introduced a lot of outsiders to the site (I remember receiving a lot of comments/PMs saying that the videos led them to the site and/or led them to buying premium content). I'm super happy that this stuff managed to happen because I was effective in making my little highschool mixtape of what I thought was cool and I was able to share it with a bunch of people.
Ok, Where am I going with this? I've done a horrible job over the past year or so of keeping up with it and properly cataloging stuff when I should have. So this thread is a way to properly do it. Along with that, there's also a handful of users on youtube that have done similar things that should be grouped in with my shlock (actually the Persona highlights were made before I started doing stuff). So here we go!
Most Recent Video:
Best of Giant Bomb 18 (lost to YouTube forever. Will remake it once I have time)
I know, I'm slow. There should be more updates every (possibly other) week, so stay tuned for that! It's all laid out in the comments how I'm doing this along with my wrestling website ( www.WrestlingLogic.com btw)
As always, all requests are welcome.
I'm done with college for now! So I need to catch up!
I've got Arma 3 and those two motorcycle games geared up for the next best of, what else is there past that?
I think that I've written and deleted so many sentences today trying to figure out what to say. So here's the best I can come up with:
Thank you Ryan for providing me with hundreds of hours of great, incredible videos and podcasts. Even if I never got to meet you (I've been kicking myself all day today for not getting those PAX East tickets for last years show because I've wanted to be a part of it for so long but schedules and college has always held me back), I felt like I had a close, personal attachment to you because of the way you conducted and handled yourself on a day to day basis.
You were extremely funny and a great host, I've been trying to think of flaws with Ryan Davis all day and I can not come up with any. I remember a few years ago (maybe last year?) where you accidentally got mad at a game and yelled out a slur, but you immediately apologized and called yourself out on your mistake. It's rare to be great at your job, but it's equally as rare when you find someone with that kind of humility as well.
I'll definitely miss your maniacal cackle as well, as it brings me great joy whenever I got to hear it.
I'm a super big fan of the series of Bioforge videos, so I decided to make it into my "Best of GB" videos and I might be open to doing more subscriber stuff in the future (that is, unless somebody on the staff doesn't like it, then I'll stop of course). I haven't done any Best Of Quick Look videos in a long time due to school and work taking over, but I'm still having fun doing them and I still appreciate it whenever people give me good feedback. I'm still amazed at how good I am at breaking iMovie. I think I should have the second half up after E3.
As with the past two years, I'm planning on staying up all night Tuesday and making a Worst of E3 video for this year as well. I'm actually hopeful that this year won't be as much of a complete shit show as the past few years have been in terms of cringe inducing moments, but with Microsoft on the ropes, Ubisoft's tendency in hiring the worst MC's, EA screwing things up, and Nintendo just giving up this year, I'm pretty confident that there will be some fun stuff from all of the press conferences.
Everyone loves the live commentary videos that the staff does. Unfortunately, they're not able to do it for the main press conferences. Would the community be interested in a "Community Commentary" set of live videos from the events? If so, the I'd like to contribute and gather up a small group of people who could also contribute... just an idea I'm throwing out there.
Obligatory random wrestling video:
The time has come to welcome in the next generation of video gaming! There's no better way to do this, in my opinion, than to tie it together with a drinking game. Go grab your favorite beer and bottle of whiskey and
prepare to die join the fun!
I'm going to be constantly adding stuff to the list, so please add in your own ideas.
I'm thinking about making a "Best of" monthly. So if there's any great moment from quick looks and/or premium video you want to recommend to me, do it here. (I might start doing premium videos pending Drew's approval).
WHAT IS THE BEST CLIPS OF JANUARY !?!?!??!?!?!?!??!???????
The ultimate 2012 memorial is here!
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':
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.
I hated mostly all music this year. I really liked Tame Impala however. Honorable mention to Japandroids.
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.
Six hours of Brad Muir, Cacodads, and Brad fucking up. A day well waisted.
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.
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.
So... Giant Bomb got back into a bit of a hot streak recently with fun quick looks and I got the urge to make a few of these videos again. I still love doing these and I'm happy that I've reached 30 of these videos. At the beginning, I was making these videos as a quick highlight for new users that came over from 1up.com when that company was bought out, and now I find it very rewarding whenever somebody messages me and tells me that these videos have led them to this website.
Also, Youtube has taken down two of these videos for copyright infringement (Episode 1 for that german car show and another one for using wrestling footage at the end). Whenever I have a chance, I'll cut out that stuff so I can re upload them to youtube.
So, here they are:
Use your keyboard!
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