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Posted by DexterKid

Vinny sounds drunk or half asleep in this.

Posted by Ventilaator

After the Quick Look throwback I was interested in seeing this because this is clearly going to be amazingly dumbed down.
 
Glad to see I was wrong!

Posted by lockwoodx

I heard the launch of this game was a disaster

Posted by Downloaded

Doot doo doo

Posted by HowDire

pleasbegoodpleasbegoodpleasbegoodpleasbegoodpleasbegoodpleasbegoodpleasbegood

Posted by djames216

@Osaladin said:

@sparks50 said:

@Mumrik said:

Still not fond of this 360p nonsense...

I guess if you wait some hours 720 will be available, Youtube is really slow at making the higher resolutions available.

They aren't uploading the youtube videos in anything other than 360p.

@snide said:

@Aether: It's always been 360p. Nothing has changed.

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

Posted by PhilipDuck

Drew & Vinny are the best at doing a QL these days.

Posted by TheZodiac

Thank God, no Patrick in this quicklook

Posted by bodine1231

Lol,Oday Drew. Who is Vin,Buckwheat?

Posted by gbrading

Age of Empires without the music, and more castle mechanics. Alright.

Edited by bybeach

'Hunt the chicken'..Vinny always looking for the easy way out. We still got 'Peebucket' for a peasant last name? Bag of Diseased badgers..... Longbow actually proved be the better weapon, at least in one famous battle I remember.. Range over power.....

And this game seems to have a lot of unfortunate problems. They (the dev) should not accept a how-it-is flawed technical presentation of this game. Ppl. are really into it, and it doesn't show proper respect for their own product. i do not see what it is they do in-game ito be so hard to develop for. I'm admittedly ignorant that way but I have seen comparable presentations of large armies and such do quite well.

Stronghold could be such a trip!

And yes the resolution needs to be worked out.

edit, figuered out the res.

Posted by NipCrip66

No demo out yet? Shame. I'd like to try it out before purchasing.

Hopefully one will come out soon.

Posted by Vorbis

Loved that Trebuchet.

Posted by Divina_Rex

This is like Stronghold 2 alright. Looks great! Dancing Bear made me laugh.

Posted by Mumrik

@djames216 said:

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

One very important thing HAS changed. The reason. It's no longer that they can't afford high quality for free users. Now that Youtube is doing the hosting that part is not a factor. It is only because it would make their subscriptions look less attractive. They're not going to deny that part (well, it's impossible to do that really).

That is a pretty major issue. The quality was always pretty bad (for ordinary users), but it was assumed that it was that way because money was tight at Whiskey Media and hosting was expensive. Now it's just pretty bad quality because they want to keep the good stuff for the people who want to spend the money.

Edited by Baal_Sagoth

Damn the animal cruelty in this game is hilarious. You know what would be a good idea? Throwing deseased cadavers at the enemy! Shouldn't we kill the creatures first then? Hell no, just go with the living variant! Also, when the peasants get unhappy with our rule: send a fucking bear onto the coals, that'll cheer the suckers up. I love it.

Anyways, great job showing us a glimpse of this game gentlemen. It's much appreciated.

Posted by Xeirus

@Mumrik said:

@djames216 said:

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

One very important thing HAS changed. The reason. It's no longer that they can't afford high quality for free users. Now that Youtube is doing the hosting that part is not a factor. It is only because it would make their subscriptions look less attractive. They're not going to deny that part (well, it's impossible to do that really).

That is a pretty major issue. The quality was always pretty bad (for ordinary users), but it was assumed that it was that way because money was tight at Whiskey Media and hosting was expensive. Now it's just pretty bad quality because they want to keep the good stuff for the people who want to spend the money.

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Posted by Mumrik

@Xeirus said:

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Nope. I know a lot about consuming them though. And I know what they've said about why they created a subscription and what Dave wrote the other day.

Posted by PimblyCharles

omg please turn on vsync for all your pc games giantbomb! The tearing! It's eating my eyes

Posted by vonFlampanker

Excellent, been waiting for this.

Posted by chilipeppersman

Am I the only one who found this game super boring?

Posted by AlexanderSheen

No "saving" voice? Those assholes! That was the best part of Stronghold 1.

Posted by oatz

@Mumrik said:

@djames216 said:

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

One very important thing HAS changed. The reason. It's no longer that they can't afford high quality for free users. Now that Youtube is doing the hosting that part is not a factor. It is only because it would make their subscriptions look less attractive. They're not going to deny that part (well, it's impossible to do that really).

That is a pretty major issue. The quality was always pretty bad (for ordinary users), but it was assumed that it was that way because money was tight at Whiskey Media and hosting was expensive. Now it's just pretty bad quality because they want to keep the good stuff for the people who want to spend the money.

Where's the problem?

Posted by Ben_H

Oh wow, now I want to play old Stronghold again. Digging out my disks now!

Posted by bkbroiler

@Mumrik said:

@Xeirus said:

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Nope. I know a lot about consuming them though. And I know what they've said about why they created a subscription and what Dave wrote the other day.

I assume they did this because they were hosting about 5,000 20 minute to 1 hour videos on their own servers. That just isn't a good way to do things when people aren't paying to watch them.

Posted by Fripplebubby

This game is pretty broken in a lot of spots (combat, for instance) and is very difficult. I'd wait to pick it up until the inevitable Steam sale (seriously, this was a game that was made to be in a Steam sale).

Posted by 234r2we232

@bkbroiler said:

@Mumrik said:

@Xeirus said:

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Nope. I know a lot about consuming them though. And I know what they've said about why they created a subscription and what Dave wrote the other day.

I assume they did this because they were hosting about 5,000 20 minute to 1 hour videos on their own servers. That just isn't a good way to do things when people aren't paying to watch them.

If this truly is the case, then the least they could do is ensure the videos worked properly.

With that said, I am gad the videos are on YouTube as I now can find content and watch it in full on the first try. Shame the intern stuff gets thrown in the way, tho :/

Posted by Jordan1900

Very happy about this showing up!

Posted by Orange_Pork

Holy shit, that thumbnail made me bust out laughing.

Posted by Malactica

The game does have music, their version must have it turned off somehow

Posted by MrMazz

Damn this game needs some music

Online
Posted by Lightdud

@lordofultima: Yay for the Youtube player being broken for me then! Guess I don't get to watch anymore QL on the site, then.

Posted by beef_melody

Firefly Studios continue their slow decline into bankruptcy...

Posted by Mumrik

@bkbroiler said:

@Mumrik said:

@Xeirus said:

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Nope. I know a lot about consuming them though. And I know what they've said about why they created a subscription and what Dave wrote the other day.

I assume they did this because they were hosting about 5,000 20 minute to 1 hour videos on their own servers. That just isn't a good way to do things when people aren't paying to watch them.

Yup. But now they aren't hosting them for the free users anymore. Youtube does the hosting, so GB doesn't have to spend that money.

Posted by alibson

This game has music, you have it turned off in the options. It even has a song from the original Stronghold.

Posted by CABBAGES

why is this youtube player for me ?

Posted by AlKusanagi

What I learned today: Bears are dangerous.

Posted by MrBubbles

oh man i was so into this game until drew said it was hard and unforgiving i'll wait for a sweet steam sale before i get it because i have enough hard and unforgiving with dark souls

Posted by Scotto

@Mumrik said:

@djames216 said:

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

One very important thing HAS changed. The reason. It's no longer that they can't afford high quality for free users. Now that Youtube is doing the hosting that part is not a factor. It is only because it would make their subscriptions look less attractive. They're not going to deny that part (well, it's impossible to do that really).

That is a pretty major issue. The quality was always pretty bad (for ordinary users), but it was assumed that it was that way because money was tight at Whiskey Media and hosting was expensive. Now it's just pretty bad quality because they want to keep the good stuff for the people who want to spend the money.

Assuming all of this is true - this is a pretty major issue... why? You're still paying nothing, and you're still getting the same quality video you got a week ago.

They don't owe you anything. If they want to reserve high quality video for paying members, then that is their prerogative.

- Scott

Posted by csl316
@LtColJaxson said:

Why the youtube player now?

Dave explains it right over here.  But the short of it is: 

"Over the next couple weeks we'll be switching the video player that anyone who isn't a premium member sees to YouTube. This will save us some money on bandwidth and let us take advantage of YouTube's ad sales network, but most importantly it will increase our visibility on YouTube and introduce more people to our sites."
Edited by bkbroiler

@Mumrik said:

@bkbroiler said:

@Mumrik said:

@Xeirus said:

You don't know much about running a website do you?

Nope. I know a lot about consuming them though. And I know what they've said about why they created a subscription and what Dave wrote the other day.

I assume they did this because they were hosting about 5,000 20 minute to 1 hour videos on their own servers. That just isn't a good way to do things when people aren't paying to watch them.

Yup. But now they aren't hosting them for the free users anymore. Youtube does the hosting, so GB doesn't have to spend that money.

Yes, isn't that what I said?

Posted by ModernAlkemie

My favorite part of throwing the diseased cow was how the model was completely stiff. Reminded me of the Holy Grail bit.

RUN AWAAAAY!!!
Edited by MrOldboy

@Scotto said:

@Mumrik said:

@djames216 said:

The non-HD videos have always been 360p. You're just watching it on Youtube instead of Giantbomb's in-house player. Plus, Osaladin is correct, they aren't uploading HD video to Youtube.

Please go here to see Dave Snider's article about what is going on.

One very important thing HAS changed. The reason. It's no longer that they can't afford high quality for free users. Now that Youtube is doing the hosting that part is not a factor. It is only because it would make their subscriptions look less attractive. They're not going to deny that part (well, it's impossible to do that really).

That is a pretty major issue. The quality was always pretty bad (for ordinary users), but it was assumed that it was that way because money was tight at Whiskey Media and hosting was expensive. Now it's just pretty bad quality because they want to keep the good stuff for the people who want to spend the money.

Assuming all of this is true - this is a pretty major issue... why? You're still paying nothing, and you're still getting the same quality video you got a week ago.

They don't owe you anything. If they want to reserve high quality video for paying members, then that is their prerogative.

I am a subscriber and I dont really like what is happening to the sites, especially GB. But I appreciate what I get for my $5 a month as this site is my major source for video game related media and coverage.

For everyone who is a subscriber, log out for a while and try to use the site the way you always do. I'll wait 15 minutes....ok so do you understand the bitching now.

Now non subscribers, take out a calculator and add up what subscribers are paying for since the switch to subscriptions, I'll wait...ok so do you understand the bitching now.

If things remain at this point I feel I can accept them, but some things need to be changed. One thing that needs to happen is a new youtube channel devoted to either staff videos or intern videos. I dont care who gets what account, but there is a clear separation in quality and desire to view the videos by users, so keep them separate. I dont even use the youtube videos, but I can see the frustration in having to deal with non staff content.

Posted by CrazedJoker91

Curtain walls were used as a outer defense wall, until the use of cannonballs made them obsolete.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

The YouTube player means nothing new to me, I am not a premium member and the video quality is just the same. Such pointless whining. Would be nice if they were in 480p on YouTube? Yes. Do they need to be? No, the videos look solid and clear to me. They load well too. Nothing to complain about, even the YouTube player blends it well.

Posted by Newtstradamus

This Quick Look made me laugh an questionable number of times. Kudos dudes.

Posted by Sackmanjones
@CABBAGES said:

why is this youtube player for me ?

Posted by Unchartedftw

So they are thinking of competing on YouTube, the place where everyone who takes themselves seriously uploads videos for free at at least 720p !? Yeah, good luck with that......

Looks like giantbomb is still stuck in 2002.

Posted by CABBAGES

@Sackmanjones: Ah theres a button on the video to change it but i think its stupid that they make it default to youtube for subscribers : /

Posted by FnordlikeLaffa

nr 100 :D

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