252 Comments
Posted by Sabata

GHOULS!

Posted by MeAuntieNora

The clappe.

Posted by liako21

i literally had my hand on my face, like omg that plan is not gonna take off....

Great job guys!

Posted by Ronald

Despite its many problems, I loved Mirror's Edge so much. I didn't even mind when you were forced to stop running, because it was a way to get you to catch your breath. Of course, your first play through it you don't quite have a smooth run, but I wound up playing through it enough to begin to remember and even learn some of the shortcuts, ending in a play through on hard without using firearms. And man, that music is good. Interestingly, the third person mod for the game is almost the opposite of what they say. Faith is fully modelled in the game and the camera is looking out through her eyes, which is how they get shadows to work and you can see so much of her body. The only janky bit is that they exaggerated her movements so you would see her arms and legs while she was running in first person and didn't animate her arms moving sometimes when climbing to keep them from clipping through things.

Watching Vinny mess everything up after he gets in the air, turning off the engines and then coming in for a landing was so great. And I think he may have even survived the crash. Next time, I want to see him takeoff, do a lap, and then land the plane.

What is Jeff going to read when he finishes Space Jam? The Lemmings book?

Posted by kevinpyon

Is it not possible to scrub when watching these videos anymore?

Posted by Majkiboy

Love the intro!

Posted by peritus

To the Giantbomb staff! Might i recommend Miami Vice? Its almost as good as beverly hills cop...

Posted by Aegon

I want to cry because the html5 version stopped working and now I can't skip around in the progressive and streaming versions. As in, even if the whole video buffers, I can't skip anywhere because the video will crash.

Posted by ArcLyte

1:23 to 1:27 was a fucking riot.

Posted by trelution

After this I think it proves that Vinny needs to play every Sim they can dig up. oh good times.

Posted by MattGrant

Just thinking about a description for this feature makes me laugh. A bunch of guys drinking, playing games they don't really understand, while one reads the novelization of Space Jam. It's a recipe for success.

Posted by Veektarius

It's a first person shooter? On a skateboard?!

Posted by MeAuntieNora

@MattGrant said:

Just thinking about a description for this feature makes me laugh. A bunch of guys drinking, playing games they don't really understand, while one reads the novelization of Space Jam. It's a recipe for success.

The greatest works of art often defy description.

Posted by abomunist

Although my voice might count for a miniature fraction of the general opinion shared by the members of this site, I would still like to express my extreme pleasure with this new feature.

Posted by MattGrant

I don't want to say something unprofessional that I'll regret later, but this is the 9/11 of video games. That plus Patrick's reaction. I fucking lost it.

Posted by DeathByWaffle

That Beverly Hills Cop game is uhmazing.

Posted by kalibr

This is my favorite new feature, you guys are killing it! Just watching all the guys sit around and play random games is so much more entertaining than it has any right to be

Posted by TheHT

@Aegon: you could always download it and jump around that way.

Posted by michaeldim

This is all the greatest ever.

Posted by Korwin

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has fond memory's of trying to setup a PC to play a game back in the custom boot disk days.

Posted by smiddy

Unprofessional Fridays have become my new favourite thing.

They seem to have a lot of the energy that TNT is lacking these days.

Posted by Nhoj_Sllew

i had to watch beverly hills cop after this

Posted by Lysergica33

Jeff has dreams full of Cronenburgian imagery? Now it all makes sense...

Posted by Rexicon

Guys, these unprofessional fridays are the best thing on the site right now. Keep up the good work.

Posted by mammo

@toots: ONE. and i was just thinking like if we really want to chase this story we should get eight women together and see what they think.

Posted by mammo

@toots: I can't fuckin scrub, toots. I'm stuck on the part where they're talking abouch Jeff's torso and Castlevania. Then believe it or fuckin not, they play Sim City. How the fuck do I go to like 40 minutes in?? FUCK ME!

Posted by dvdwalker8

Castlevania's not looking so good to me anymore. The Spacejam readings are hilarious though. That Beverly Hills Cop game looked really awful but made for some good laughs. I'm liking these Friday things where most of the Bombers get together and show off different games and funny things.

Edited by Cautionman

Watching the start-up routine was incredibly harrowing for some reason. Seriously, that shit was eminently watchable, goddamn it; I ain't afraid to admit that.

Edit: yes, we need more miasmata vids, please. thanks.

Posted by Xymox

@Cautionman said:

Seriously, that shit was eminently watchable, goddamn it; I ain't afraid to admit that.

It was great - and actually makes me want to play a flight sim, something I haven't done for many, many years thanks to Drew's notes (I don't think I ever got off the ground which is why I never got into it).

Posted by Fuwano

I love this feature and this episode.

Posted by Davvyk

I cannot wait for the new site to launch. The video player has been utter garbage since the CBS move.

Edited by JukeboxJoe

@Davvyk: tell me about it, been trying to get this video to play for like 3 hours. It gets to Castlevania then just cuts out. Really annoying because this feature is great

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

Legendary Chop Shop

Posted by JukeboxJoe

Finally got it working. Worth it just for the Flight Sim, holy shit I haven't laughed that much for ages

Posted by Oni

@mammo said:

Do all the video players suck or am I interneting wrong? I can't scrub streaming or HTML5 and progressive just doesn't buffer the whole thing.

You're right, they're just terrible. Worse than the old ones. I can scrub on HTML5 though, so that's weird. Are you on Chrome?

Posted by Davvyk

@Oni: Same for me, they are just broken. Same on Gamespot. I cant scrub in the HTML5 player either.

Posted by sgcharrison

Anyone having trouble who is using Safari I've been using ClickToPlugin for all my HTML5 video for a while and it's excellent. Able to push to an Apple TV if you have one too!

Edited by vexidus

Watching the way Drew sits in a chair makes me feel like a freaking caveman.

Also, whoever was in the control room did a fantastic job, especially during the flight sim part!

Posted by ErinIsADrunk

DON'T WORRY PATRICK!!! I love Mirror's Edge too! One of my favourite games of this generation.

Posted by Kohlstream
Edited by Mezmero

Pretty cool video feature guys. I have to get this off my chest: Vinny, bubi, I love ya but Lords of Shadow is fucking terrible! I will say it's the most serviceable story of all the 3D Castlevanias but every second I spent playing it felt like shit. An important part of a character action game is making the combat manageable and enjoyable of which LoS does neither. The key to making fun combat scenarios is giving enemies tells that are obvious enough to avoid when you need to yet the tells in this game are subtle as hell sometimes. Sure you could stare at the multitudes of baddies onscreen with laser like attention to anticipate their attacks except for the fact that you can't see them under the big slashing flashes that are coming out of your whip while hitting dudes! It's a good way of giving yourself a headache.

Adding to the frustration is that even the canon fodder enemies have a tendency to suddenly start resisting knock back and just attack. So you're attacking an enemy who's covered in flashing whip slashes then without you being able to see it coming they start stonewalling you and hit you for some reason. Meanwhile you're having a seizure on your living room floor because you've been staring blankly at enemies being slashed by a freaking whip. The more obvious problems are in the game's pacing and level design. The bottom line is that every moment I spent playing it felt like it was designed to waste time between story sequences and it did not feel cohesive at all with the gothic world they were building around it.

I don't care what you guys do just do more videos!

Edited by RenegadeSaint

Good God, watching Vinny take off was so stressful, yet amazingly entertaining. I love Flight Club.

Also, I'd love to see a regularly scheduled bad games segment. That Beverly Hill Cop portion was comedy gold.

Edited by jbrady

why cant this site be just this? new release quick looks and reviews and news stories are all good, but this is gold. video content like it is why i come only here.

Edited by SatelliteOfLove

Who is flying? OMG Vinny is flying!

Edit: with Jeff "Water Australia" Gerstmann!!!

And Ryan Davis The Blightsmith!!!

With special guest, Vinny "Triple Changer" Caravella!

@Tricky: Shoulda done the VLR podcast right after beating it for maximum MINDBLOWINGEDNESS ON CAMERA.

FEEE-IF-TEHHH!!!!!

RIP GIA.

Posted by SWIPSTER

@jbrady said:

why cant this site be just this? new release quick looks and reviews and news stories are all good, but this is gold. video content like it is why i come only here.

Agreed,

the Quicklooks and Podcast are why i originally came to this site but the Endurance runs and Big Live Live Shows are why im a subscriber. but once a year isn't enough and without the free Happy Hour shows theirs no reason for new visitors to want to pay and watch this "premium" video.

if only you could get a shorter version of this sort of content out there for non-paying visitors you would have all the subscribers you desire.

THESE UNPROFESSIONAL FRIDAYS RULE...needs more Dave though.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Watching Vinny fly and the shenanigans that occurred afterwards almost made me piss myself laughing.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

@SatelliteOfLove said:

Who is flying? OMG Vinny is flying!

How can that be?

Posted by mrfluke

@SWIPSTER said:

@jbrady said:

why cant this site be just this? new release quick looks and reviews and news stories are all good, but this is gold. video content like it is why i come only here.

Agreed,

the Quicklooks and Podcast are why i originally came to this site but the Endurance runs and Big Live Live Shows are why im a subscriber. but once a year isn't enough and without the free Happy Hour shows theirs no reason for new visitors to want to pay and watch this "premium" video.

if only you could get a shorter version of this sort of content out there for non-paying visitors you would have all the subscribers you desire.

THESE UNPROFESSIONAL FRIDAYS RULE...needs more Dave though.

i believe this guy is the one that does best of quicklook videos, this sort of fits with what you want.

they should give him the ability to post these on the front of the site. or have the staff pay this guy to take unprofessional fridays in like a month and create a best of unprofessional fridays for x month sort of video

Posted by melodiousj

I love the idea of Mirror's Edge, but even just watching Patrick play it in this video, my stomach was starting to feel a little uneasy. I don't think I've ever had such a strong physical reaction to any other game.

Posted by Kohlstream