When did Giantbomb become those guys on youtube?

#1 Posted by Rawrnosaurous (768 posts) -

I booted up my youtube android app a minute ago to find that my updates had been bombarded by Giantbomb's youtube account for new videos. I know what your thinking, what is wrong with that? The only problem is they are putting up all the cutscenes from Uncharted 3, that is literally the title. My question is, since when did Giantbomb feel like they needed to do such a thing? I don't mind it when a youtube user does it, but why does Giantbomb feel the need to be those guys and almost make buying the game for it's story completely worthless.

#2 Posted by Landon (4139 posts) -

I think that's all the interns. Also, you don't have to watch the video.

#3 Posted by Wes899 (2109 posts) -

@Landon said:

I think that's all the interns. Also, you don't have to watch the video.

#4 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Whoa, that is weird. (Uploading all the cutscenes to a game, that is)

#5 Posted by SamFo (1528 posts) -

yeah... all the cutscenes, seems a bit weird, they are providing no commentary or anything. It's useless

#6 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

I really don't know. I had to unsubscribe from all the Whiskey sites, they were destroying my subscriptions feed with nonsense!

#7 Posted by Rawrnosaurous (768 posts) -

It's on the giantbomb channel though, which means it reflects the company. Did everyone sit down and say "hey I think this is a great idea." This feels like it would be on a random youtube channel not a site like giantbombs.

#8 Posted by Marz (5649 posts) -

they just stealing the thunder from all the small youtube channels that do the same thing :(

#9 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Dammit, interns!

#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

Damn interns. Oh well, I don't see a problem with it, it's free content that nobody's obligated to watch.

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#11 Posted by wjb (1658 posts) -

Can't wait for their "music videos" consisting of clips from Advent Children with Linkin Park songs being played over it.

#12 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

It seems like editing practice for the interns. I say they should make their own stupid videos full of actual content. I don't care if they just talk over it and it's terrible, but don't just upload plain ass clips.

#13 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

o well on that. you don't have to watch it. 
 
people do this all the time. i think it's a good thing. sometimes i'll watch a video from a clip of a video game, that i don't have. i watched the ending for metal gear solid 3 every once in a while. i don't have a working ps3 and i don't feel like buying a ps3 and play the game again.

#14 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -

Yeah, this year has been full of bad decisions for Giant Bomb and WM in general. I think they're starting to forget why people loved them and their websites in the first place..

#15 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

@Legend said:

Yeah, this year has been full of bad decisions for Giant Bomb and WM in general. I think they're starting to forget why people loved them and their websites in the first place..

What other bad decisions have they made? And this is just side stuff that the interns are doing.

#16 Posted by Legxend (124 posts) -

I unsubbed from the channel because I don't want want to be seeing spoilers in the video thumbnail appearing in my youtubee feed.

#17 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Come on people, let's go get our fucking pitchforks and torches, cause the interns dun messed up. Don't really see a problem with uploading all cutscenes.

#18 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

Huh. Looks like I can watch this movie without paying 60 bucks for it, now. Thanks, interns.

#19 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

I unsubscribed a few weeks ago because of spoilers present in thumbnails and titles.

#20 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -
@Legxend said:

I unsubbed from the channel because I don't want want to be seeing spoilers in the video thumbnail appearing in my youtubee feed.

@iDarktread said:

I unsubscribed a few weeks ago because of spoilers present in thumbnails and titles.

These.
#21 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

Oh, internets. You always know how to over react in the cutest ways.

#22 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (498 posts) -

They need to have something for the interns to do.

#23 Posted by Ramone (2963 posts) -

Yeah some of the stuff they post just seems unnecessary. I believe, although I could be wrong, that the youtube channel is pretty much completely controlled by the interns so maybe that's why you see this sort of content on there. Just unsub.

#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I wish it was soundtracks, instead. At least that way, it would make sense to see Giant Bomb videos cloggging up my subscription feed :P.

#25 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

@will_leisure said:

Can't wait for their "music videos" consisting of clips from Advent Children with Linkin Park songs being played over it.

Just wait till anime vice youtube gets filled with DBZ music videos with Linkin Park "In the end" or "from the inside" or etc, etc

#27 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

Keep the Giantbomb account for Quick Looks and Reviews n shit you stupid interns!

#28 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

I believe this is the interns doing. On that note I think all the intern content should be relegated to the intern videos playlist on YouTube. While I enjoy the Intern content, I think new users should be introduced to the site through the main site content( the GB crew)  not intern videos.

#29 Posted by Superfriend (1545 posts) -

@will_leisure said:

Can't wait for their "music videos" consisting of clips from Advent Children with Linkin Park songs being played over it.

Nah, they should just have Kessler´s headshot montage on there! L33t gaming skillz and Linkin Park go togehter like salt&pepper.

#30 Posted by ScreamingFist (362 posts) -

.....*sigh*..... Why must everyone overreact about the dumbest shit? You no likey, no watchy/unsubscribey. Simple.

#31 Posted by Dagbiker (6974 posts) -

Therealgiantbomb isnt the real giantbomb

#32 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -
@I_smell said:

Keep the Giantbomb account for Quick Looks and Reviews n shit you stupid interns!

Yeah. With the team transferring most of their content to YouTube I think the interns should get a separate channel to post their content. (GiantBomb-interns or The realGiantBomb-interns maybe) 
#33 Posted by Dagbiker (6974 posts) -

I also like how you complain about the videos, and in the same breath you post the same video you rail aginst

#34 Posted by TheBlindChessman (241 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Therealgiantbomb isnt the real giantbomb

Are you sure? I think it is, it's the channel the Quick Looks on the front page are uploaded to.

This is a really odd thing to upload, for a game like Uncharted you might as well just stick a torrent of the cracked game up there while you're at it.

#35 Posted by Sweep (8845 posts) -

Hmm, maybe they need to think about having a second account for these types of videos.

Having said that, I bet you ANY MONEY that the interns are responsible for this :P

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#36 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4728 posts) -

@TheBlindChessman said:

@Dagbiker said:

Therealgiantbomb isnt the real giantbomb

Are you sure? I think it is, it's the channel the Quick Looks on the front page are uploaded to.

This is a really odd thing to upload, for a game like Uncharted you might as well just stick a torrent of the cracked game up there while you're at it.

This sounds ridiculous at first blush, but you're actually right. There isn't much more to these games than the story, so putting up all of the cutscenes the day of/day after release feels like a dick move.

#37 Posted by morrelloman (608 posts) -

They explained that they did this to curb bandwidth costs.

#38 Posted by TheBlindChessman (241 posts) -

@morrelloman said:

They explained that they did this to curb bandwidth costs.

I legitimately LOL'd

#39 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

I totally agree. Whatever intern is doing this needs to be taken off the case. GiantBomb is not about putting out this sort of easy, uninspired sort of crap. It's super cheap and nasty.

#40 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2376 posts) -

Yeah, I don't see why it's necessary or who they thought would want it.

Obviously "you don't have to watch it" but it's still dumb and doesn't feel like something Giant Bomb would do.

#41 Edited by Tennmuerti (8076 posts) -

This is kind of lame.
Bad interns, bad.
 
Since the move of main WM videos to youtube I agree with the dudes above, the main content and the extra comntent (by inetrns and such) needs t0o be seperated.

#42 Posted by Drace (164 posts) -

You guys don't need to watch these videos. For the most part I doubt they are even meant for the main GB community. However, if someone is randomly searching on google or youtube for game videos, finds these, then the comes to the main site and starts getting into the real content, isn't that a win for Whiskey Media? Pretty sure the crew wouldn't be mad with more people coming to the sight regardless of how they got here.

#43 Posted by SpacePenguin (477 posts) -
@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

Yeah, I don't see why it's necessary or who they thought would want it.

Obviously "you don't have to watch it" but it's still dumb and doesn't feel like something Giant Bomb would do.

Yes. This.
#44 Posted by MikkaQ (10284 posts) -

It looks like there's a lot of editing practice videos up there, which is great, but you know... practice is practice. I'd save that account for more polished fare. GB is about depth, not breadth of coverage.

#45 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Sweep said:

Hmm, maybe they need to think about having a second account for these types of videos.

Having said that, I bet you ANY MONEY that the interns are responsible for this :P

I bet* it's the admins trolling the community because bans are at an all-time low and they want to get users riled up.

*400 Bradbux

#46 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

This stuff should be taken down. Honestly, I know I don't have to watch the videos, but it's lazy content, certainly not good enough for a legitimate website. They're better than that sort of stuff.

#47 Posted by mattyhochs (25 posts) -

Isn't that copyright infringement? For a game as theatrical and story based as Uncharted, it seems really unethical. Like if they uploaded the cinematics of a Metal Gear Solid or a Final Fantasy. Many people play these games just for the story.

#48 Posted by CornBREDX (5127 posts) -

This thread feels like I walked into a cult gathering.

When posting on therealgiantbomb youtube page, ask yourself, "what would giantbomb do?"

This is incredibly silly =P

#49 Posted by Cirdain (3078 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree

Dammit, interns!

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