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Introducing Giant Bomb TV!

Come take a tour through almost 10 years of Giant Bomb's history!

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Did you know that we're approaching Giant Bomb's ten-year anniversary? Whether you're a longtime fan of the site or have some gaps in your knowledge of the Giant Bomb of days past, you'll be sure to enjoy Giant Bomb TV, which just launched right...over...here. Giant Bomb TV will pull from almost every video on our YouTube channel and play one for everyone in chat to watch at the same time. When the video's almost up, you'll be able to vote for one of a half-dozen or so videos to appear next! Or if you want, you can just full-screen the video and let GB run in the background all day long!

For now, this feature's is fresh out of the Giant Bomb labs and should be considered a bit of a beta, and the chat will only be available to Premium users. We're also limiting this to YouTube videos at the moment, so there won't be any Premium videos appearing, but we'll continue to work on it and we'll see how things evolve! EDIT: Hey I guess Premium videos are included in this! My bad!

If you want to check out GBTV, it will (hopefully) always be live over at giantbomb.com/tv.

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fistfulofmetal • 

This is so cool. Are there stats on how many hours of GB content there is to cycle through?

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Hell yeah

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Shake the baby!

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This is so cool. Are there stats on how many hours of GB content there is to cycle through?

I have a feeling something like qlcrew.com might have a ballpark estimate somewhere, but I don't know it off the top of my head. I'm assuming it's well over 1,000 hours of stuff by now, but that's including Premium stuff.

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Is this a replacement for real features?

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Holy shit this is cool.

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Extra.

EDIT: I’ve been wanting something like this for years!

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This is a pretty cool beta. Thanks GB.

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This is phenomenal. Thanks for making it happen!

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This is amazing!

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This is AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to rewatch some classics and discover new ones!

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Cool beans! It reminds me of Guitar Hero TV, in a good way. Great feature!

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Man, I love this. Can phase two be an app for set top boxes?

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@fistfulofmetal said:

This is so cool. Are there stats on how many hours of GB content there is to cycle through?

@rorie said:

I have a feeling something like qlcrew.com might have a ballpark estimate somewhere, but I don't know it off the top of my head. I'm assuming it's well over 1,000 hours of stuff by now, but that's including Premium stuff.

Taking the "All Videos" category on QLCrew.com (6640 videos), downloading the .M3U, and loading it in VLC gives a runtime of 3473:02:22.

Edit: The Quick Looks category (2730 videos) clocks in at 1617:41:10.

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This probably doesn't matter too much until Premium content is added, but will we be able to vote on the next video in a series? Would be cool if the chat could decide they want to watch through some/all of an Endurance Run in order for instance.

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Please let fans make cool TV bumpers that play between videos, sort of how Mega64 did it with their stream.

EDIT: This might be a bug but premium videos are already in the list. Right now a Demo Derby is playing that is not available on YouTube.

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How does this handle stuff like the Persona 4 endurance run?

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This is pretty cool, I'll hafta check this out! Thanks, guys!

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100% approuve of this. What an awesome idea!

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stordoff • 

This probably doesn't matter too much until Premium content is added, but will we be able to vote on the next video in a series? Would be cool if the chat could decide they want to watch through some/all of an Endurance Run in order for instance.

The proper Endurance Runs (Persona 4, Deadly Premonition x2, Chrono Trigger, Shemnue) aren't Premium. Would be cool to have the next in a series as one of the options though.

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No premium vids is a huge bummer.

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seems like all the content creators I follow are doing this, super nice!

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this is nice...i know that you cant do premium vids, but at the same time its nice way to just have something playing in the background when youre doing cleaning of the house and yuou just want something playing when friends are over and you need something to have on the background and you can go in and out of

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Cool feature! I had to log in to see the stream, it was showing as Premium only.

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Ah yes, now I can die the way I lived, watching giant bomb videos for eternity.

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I guess I know what I'll be doing at work to get me through the night from now on!

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This is potentially dangerous. A threat, even.

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this is exactly what i needed! thanks guys!

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One request ... the inform overlay if that can be on a timer to be on or off ... once user created apps update we could see burn in due to white text that is static on plasma or possible oled burn in.

Just a thought.

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Whoever came up with this idea needs a raise

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It works. Ship it.