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Posted by zombie007

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

Posted by NocturnusFatalis

@Scotto: We can see your name.

Posted by Calculating_Infinity

How do I watch this in the giantbomb player? It switches me to the youtube one and I am a fucking subscriber, fucking shit quality.

Posted by RetroVirus

Fire ze Badgers!

Posted by Scotto

@NocturnusFatalis said:

@Scotto: We can see your name.

You don't say.

- Scott

Posted by Bummey

Leave it to a goon to ruin a quick look.

Posted by NocturnusFatalis

@Scotto: Just saying. The signing is kind of silly.

Posted by End_Boss

I'm really, really bad at strategy games. That being said, I usually really like the idea of them. Sadly, in Stronghold 3's case, I doubt I could get suffer through the seemingly abysmal controls to get at the game beneath.

Posted by bybeach

@Calculating_Infinity said:

How do I watch this in the giantbomb player? It switches me to the youtube one and I am a fucking subscriber, fucking shit quality.

Look at the top. You have your options, streaming/prog./ you-tube upper left corner. Standard/High/HD upper right for the first 2. i saw the same thing on my second effort.

Posted by Corvak

Stronghold has always been a bit of a niche game, but I love that you got the picture of launching a cow for the thumbnail XD

Posted by Sooty

YouTube player is so much better than the one that was being used before. Silly it's not HD when it's YouTube paying the bandwidth bills, though.

360P is rather out of date, especially in 2011.

Posted by mnzy

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

Posted by FunExplosions
@mnzy said:

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

If you guys didn't notice, it's playing in a Youtube player. The tricaster broke, so this is what they need to do until they get a replacement running.
Posted by mnzy

@FunExplosions said:

@mnzy said:

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

If you guys didn't notice, it's playing in a Youtube player. The tricaster broke, so this is what they need to do until they get a replacement running.

That's not true at all. Read the news, all non-subscribers video (e.g. non-HD) are on youtube from now on.

Edited by FunExplosions
@mnzy said:

@FunExplosions said:

@mnzy said:

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

If you guys didn't notice, it's playing in a Youtube player. The tricaster broke, so this is what they need to do until they get a replacement running.

That's not true at all. Read the news, all non-subscribers video (e.g. non-HD) are on youtube from now on.

That sucks. Pretty weird decision. For the record: I'm subscribed, and the only option I have is 360p, whereas I'd usually be able to watch any video in HD. So this fucks us all over.
Posted by TatsurouXIII

Check out the sick skull.

Posted by Maphia

Youtube player?

Posted by outerabiz

@CABBAGES said:

@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 : /

im a subscriber and it has never defaulted to anything other than the standard gb video player for me

Posted by Hef

@FunExplosions: Before the Video starts don't you have the option to choose between what kind of steaming and video quality you want? In the top left and right corners?

Posted by FunExplosions

Ah, yep. But judging by the amount of comments on this video, I'd say I'm not the only one who neglected to notice that. Not to mention that we can't change the viewing format unless we refresh the entire page, which is a bit wonkier than desired given Giant Bomb's somewhat recent front page/video format changes. It would also be a lot better if it didn't default to Youtube for Premium members, further inconveniencing them.

Posted by Thompson820
@FunExplosions said:
Ah, yep. But judging by the amount of comments on this video, I'd say I'm not the only one who neglected to notice that. Not to mention that we can't change the viewing format unless we refresh the entire page, which is a bit wonkier than desired given Giant Bomb's somewhat recent front page/video format changes. It would also be a lot better if it didn't default to Youtube for Premium members, further inconveniencing them.
It didn't default to YouTube for me.
Posted by Th3_James

Wait.... where be my 720p

Posted by FunExplosions
@Thompson820 said:
@FunExplosions said:
Ah, yep. But judging by the amount of comments on this video, I'd say I'm not the only one who neglected to notice that. Not to mention that we can't change the viewing format unless we refresh the entire page, which is a bit wonkier than desired given Giant Bomb's somewhat recent front page/video format changes. It would also be a lot better if it didn't default to Youtube for Premium members, further inconveniencing them.
It didn't default to YouTube for me.
Did for me. I definitely didn't click it.
Posted by yorro

Shit quality

Posted by Wes899

@FunExplosions said:

@Thompson820 said:
@FunExplosions said:
Ah, yep. But judging by the amount of comments on this video, I'd say I'm not the only one who neglected to notice that. Not to mention that we can't change the viewing format unless we refresh the entire page, which is a bit wonkier than desired given Giant Bomb's somewhat recent front page/video format changes. It would also be a lot better if it didn't default to Youtube for Premium members, further inconveniencing them.
It didn't default to YouTube for me.
Did for me. I definitely didn't click it.

Didn't for me.

Posted by eagle6002

I don't quite see why they don't just add the HD videos to youtube now. I understand why they didn't do it before (bandwidth costs), but now all of the bandwidth costs are for youtube. It is no cost for them to provide HD videos to everyone. This is especially frustrating for games like Battlefield 3, where I would like to see how good the game looks before purchasing... guess I'll just head over to gametrailers or somewhere else.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Vinny AND Drew? What did we do to deserve such greatness? That's gotta be, like, the best pairing for a QL ever!

Posted by Zenthere

@vinsanityv22 said:

Vinny AND Drew? What did we do to deserve such greatness? That's gotta be, like, the best pairing for a QL ever!

/agree

Posted by Clippjoint

why are they using youtube ?

Posted by Bunny_Fire

firing diseased badgers is fine and all but you only need one honey badger cause honey badger don't give a damn

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Posted by prestonhedges

Man, it took them a looooooooong time to figure out YouTube exists.

Posted by JojoTheSlayer

@mnzy: Strange, my YouTube videos are in 1080p....

Posted by Mr48

Is the animation that choppy normally, or is that only because they are recording?

Posted by mewarmo990

@Wes899 said:

@FunExplosions said:

@Thompson820 said:
@FunExplosions said:
Ah, yep. But judging by the amount of comments on this video, I'd say I'm not the only one who neglected to notice that. Not to mention that we can't change the viewing format unless we refresh the entire page, which is a bit wonkier than desired given Giant Bomb's somewhat recent front page/video format changes. It would also be a lot better if it didn't default to Youtube for Premium members, further inconveniencing them.
It didn't default to YouTube for me.
Did for me. I definitely didn't click it.

Didn't for me.

Me neither. Was on Progressive, since that's what I used last.

Posted by TheHT

at least 480 would be nice. great QL though.

Posted by sins_of_mosin

I had to agree that the video quality makes it unwatchable.

Posted by zombie007

@mnzy said:

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

OK, I should've specified. Youtube just adds a lot of compression on top of the already low quality videos, so they become pretty unwatchable. I've complained about the low quality before the switch.

I get the decision, but to me it is a disservice to the site to have it like that. These guys do a lot of original content, so that should be the catch for their subs, not worse than cellphone quality vids vs. HD, imo. I get they don't want advertisements on the site, but even guys who stream games from their mom's houses have better quality video. Just an observation.

Edited by jay35

@yorro said:

Shit quality

This. 720p is the norm for video game content on YouTube these days. The GiantBomb video player, whatever its quality setting was for non-subscribers, looked much better. This is pathetic.

Edited by LiK

Oh nm, Streaming option is fine. But dat YT quality is crap.

Posted by deerokus

I don't like the physics on the walls, they crumble like paper.

Posted by Aristides

I found Stronghold 2 really frustrating, because it seems like a great idea for a game, but it was so poorly executed in terms of lousy controls, not enough feedback from the UI about the effect I was having on the town, etc. Stronghold 3 seems to suffer from the same problems, which is upsetting when you realize that, if they fixed those issues, it might be an awesome game.

Posted by Tordah

This seems a bit dry, especially with no music at all. This game really needs a soundtrack.

Edited by Aegon

"Loose connective tissue" is an actual biological thing. Is Drew even more like Dexter than we thought? I wonder what his hobbies are outside of work. 

Posted by ThePantheon

Thank you for doing a quicklook for this!!!

Posted by CitizenJP

I might play this game if I ever have trouble sleeping. ;P

Posted by TheChaos

Drewlook is best look.

Posted by djames216

@Clippjoint said:

why are they using youtube ?

This is why.

Posted by prestonhedges

@zombie007 said:

@mnzy said:

@zombie007 said:

Pretty good and funny QL. The video quality is awful, tho: 360p is just unwatchable. I guess they really really want me to sub. =/

They've always been 360p.

OK, I should've specified. Youtube just adds a lot of compression on top of the already low quality videos, so they become pretty unwatchable. I've complained about the low quality before the switch.

I get the decision, but to me it is a disservice to the site to have it like that. These guys do a lot of original content, so that should be the catch for their subs, not worse than cellphone quality vids vs. HD, imo. I get they don't want advertisements on the site, but even guys who stream games from their mom's houses have better quality video. Just an observation.

You don't get it, man. The videos are 360p because they've always been 360p. That's iron-clad logic right there.

Posted by Swordfish9

Wow Drew is one fail general.

Posted by Mumrik

@eagle6002 said:

I don't quite see why they don't just add the HD videos to youtube now. I understand why they didn't do it before (bandwidth costs), but now all of the bandwidth costs are for youtube. It is no cost for them to provide HD videos to everyone. This is especially frustrating for games like Battlefield 3, where I would like to see how good the game looks before purchasing... guess I'll just head over to gametrailers or somewhere else.

This. They put themselves in an awkward situation because they don't want to make subscriptions seem like a bad value.

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