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#1 Edited by mordukai (8516 posts) -

Lets play a fun game.

Rules:

  1. Go to Wikipedia main.
  2. Click on 'Random Article'.
  3. Using any internal hyperlinks navigate to the Giant Bomb Wikipedia page with fewest possible steps.
  4. Share your journey.

Mods:

Hard Mode - Can't use countries/cities etc. Courtesy of @rainy_david.

1999 Mode - Can't use any links related to video game or CBS. Courtesy of @prestige.

I'll start. Mine was long and really...odd. Bare with me.

  1. Counterculture of the 1960s.
  2. History of LSD.
  3. Jefferson Starship.
  4. Jefferson Airplane.
  5. White Rabbit.
  6. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  7. Fantasy.
  8. H. P. Lovecraft.
  9. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.
  10. GameSpot.
  11. Jeff Gerstmann.
  12. Giant Bomb.

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#2 Posted by Captain_Insano (3466 posts) -

@mordukai:

1. Demonology

2. Demon

3. List of fictional demons

4. Diablo series

5. IGN

6. Grand Theft Auto IV

7. Giantbomb

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#3 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -
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#4 Posted by robbparris (301 posts) -

1: Musashi no Ken – Tadaima Shugyō Chū

2: Fighting game

3: Street Fighter IV

4: Giant Bomb

I am aware I got VERY lucky by getting a computer game for my random article!

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#5 Posted by Batavist (74 posts) -

1. Ostromecko (got lucky there)

2. Poland (Tried finding a way towards the Witcher for a while, not much luck)

3. Culture of Poland

4. Category: Polish Traditions (oh crap)

5. Juwenalia (Gave up on Witcher link)

6. Pope

7. Pope Alexander VI

8. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

9. Game Informer

10. Giant Bomb

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#6 Edited by Baillie (4711 posts) -
  1. Sterling Park, Virginia
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport
  3. San Francisco International Airport
  4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  5. GameSpot
  6. Giant Bomb
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#7 Edited by odinsmana (982 posts) -

1. Lilia Vaygina- Efremova

2. 2006 Winter Olympics

3. Olympic Games (I was hoping to find a link to olympic video games, I realised as I was going back through my log to write this that by instead going to the 2002 winter olympics I could have saved a step.)

4. 2000 summer Olympics

5. Sydney 2000 (video game)

6. Metacritic

7. GTA V

8. Giantbomb

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#8 Posted by randiolo (1173 posts) -

1. WCFO

2. CBS radio

3. CBS corporation

4. CBS interactive

5. Giant bomb.

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#9 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -
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#10 Edited by EpicBenjamin (744 posts) -

Landed on a David Bowie song of all things. Wikipedia knows me too well.

1: All The Madmen

2: The Man Who Sold the World

3: The Man Who Sold the World (song)

4: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

5: Giantbomb

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#11 Posted by Joshakazam (1251 posts) -

I kinda suck at this:

Patrick Cusick

Harvard University

Billionaire

The World's Billionaires

Microsoft

Xbox One

List of Xbox One games

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Giant Bomb

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#12 Posted by BeachThunder (15106 posts) -
  1. The Medical City
  2. Philippines
  3. Anime
  4. Ghost in the Shell (film)
  5. Mecha
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  7. Giant Bomb

Hm, this could have been more efficient; I could have gone straight from 'anime' to 'mecha'.

Also, for Counterculture of the 1960s, you could have gone:

  1. Counterculture of the 1960s
  2. Flying disc games
  3. Game
  4. Video Game
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV
  6. Giant Bomb
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#13 Posted by Levius (1358 posts) -

I'm actually feeling pretty good about mine, given where I started:

1.Monarchy of South Africa

2. League of Nations

3. World War II

4. World War II in Popular Culture

5.Call of Duty

6.Call of Duty: Black Ops III

7. Giant Bomb

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#14 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

@beachthunder: Once I saw the 'History of LSD' link I knew I was in for one fun ride.

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#15 Posted by fisk0 (6827 posts) -

I got lucky and got to the page of a recent horror movie with plenty of options, and got there in two clicks.

  1. Walled In
  2. IGN
  3. Giant Bomb
Moderator
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#16 Posted by SMTDante89 (2936 posts) -
  1. Sacred Songs for the Holy Year
  2. Sony BMG (Redirected from RCA Victor)
  3. Sony
  4. GameSpot
  5. Giant Bomb

Honestly I wasn't sure where to start, I was just lucky that clicking RCA Victor redirected to Sony BMG. After that, it wasn't hard.

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#17 Posted by Firepaw (3127 posts) -

I got lucky...

1. Brave Shot
2. GameSpot
3. Giant Bomb

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#18 Posted by Voidoid (168 posts) -

I tried two different routes:

  1. Eel River Converter Station
  2. High-voltage direct current
  3. Alternating current
  4. Nikola Tesla
  5. Nikola Tesla in popular culture
  6. The Order: 1886
  7. Giant Bomb
  1. Eel River Converter Station
  2. Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick
  3. Canada
  4. Montreal
  5. Ubisoft Montreal
  6. Watch Dogs
  7. Giant Bomb
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#19 Posted by Sessh (3346 posts) -
  1. All Saint's Church, Handley
  2. Sacred Architecture
  3. Unity Temple
  4. Dollar
  5. United States
  6. American Revolutionary Wars
  7. Films about the American Revolutionary Wars
  8. The Patriot (2000 film)
  9. Heath Ledger
  10. Batman
  11. Batman: Arkham Ayslum
  12. Giant Bomb

It was a long and arduous journey (no wonder when you consider that I started about as far away from GB as you possible can), but I made it.

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#20 Edited by Jaalmo (1744 posts) -
  1. New Zealand Forest Products
  2. New Zealand
  3. List of New Zealand Related Topics
  4. King Kong (2005_film)
  5. Peter Jackson’s King Kong (Game)
  6. GameSpot
  7. Giant Bomb
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#21 Posted by ratamero (385 posts) -

1. Klimmen-Ransdaal railway station

2. Netherlands

3. K-1

4. K1 (disambiguation)

5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

6. GameSpot

7. Giant Bomb

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#22 Posted by Gaff (2767 posts) -
  1. Frank Foster (country singer)
  2. Allmusic
  3. PC Magazine
  4. Ziff Davis
  5. CNET
  6. CBS Interactive
  7. Giant Bomb

This almost feels like cheating when you know what falls under the great CBS family of properties.

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#23 Posted by Damntheman (16 posts) -

1.Thistle Tube

2. Chemist

3. Iron

4. Printed circuit board

5.Home Computer

6. Video Game

7. GTA IV

8. Giant Bomb

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#24 Edited by BabyChooChoo (7085 posts) -
  1. Studen Kladenets
  2. Bulgaria
  3. European Union
  4. Airbus A400M Atlas
  5. Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  6. Lockheed AC-130
  7. Aircraft in fiction
  8. Transformers (film)
  9. Transformers: The Game
  10. Gamespot
  11. Giant Bomb

I enjoyed this waaaaaaay more than I thought I would...and learned a lot about military aircraft in the process. edit: Probably could have shaved off a few steps, but meh, still had fun

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#25 Posted by Mike (17976 posts) -

1. Karl Marx
2. Antisemitism
3. CBS News
4. Giant Bomb

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#26 Posted by ArmedBear (275 posts) -
  1. Juda Bennett
  2. Binghamton University
  3. Paul Reiser
  4. Aliens
  5. Aliens: Colonial Marines
  6. GameSpot
  7. Giant Bomb

Other notable alumni from Binghamton include Stephanie Courtney aka Flo from Progressive Insurance, William Baldwin, and Tony Kornheiser. Also, there's a university in New York named Binghamton. Huh.

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#27 Edited by CaLe (4799 posts) -
  1. Lady Sleep (Lady Sleep is the third album by German musician Maximilian Hecker. It was released in 2005 by Kitty-Yo)
  2. Germany
  3. FIFA World Cup
  4. FIFA (organization)
  5. FIFA (video game)
  6. GameSpot
  7. Giant Bomb

Probably could have gotten straight to FIFA organization now that I look back.

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#28 Posted by EwanSuttie (157 posts) -
  1. Mochida Pharmaceutical
  2. Japan
  3. Video Game Console
  4. Xbox One
  5. GameSpot
  6. Giant Bomb

Was expecting a direct link from Xbox One to Giant Bomb after Patrick breaking the always-online story in 2013, but no such luck.

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#29 Posted by Fredddi43 (495 posts) -
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#30 Edited by Rainy_David (26 posts) -
  1. Elizabeth Macklin (poet)
  2. Poet
  3. Muse
  4. Divine Comedy
  5. Inferno (Dante)
  6. Allegory
  7. Video games as an art form
  8. Life Is Strange
  9. GameSpot
  10. Jeff Gerstmann
  11. Giant Bomb

Second try

  1. Parral, Chihuahua
  2. East Asia
  3. Japan
  4. Video game console
  5. Dreamcast
  6. USGamer
  7. Video game journalism
  8. Jeff Gerstmann
  9. Giant Bomb

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#31 Edited by WalkerTR77 (1811 posts) -

Six Degrees Of Jeff Gerstmann

  1. FBI most wanted fugitives by year, 1961
  2. Jeff Gerstmann (not really, it was Los Angeles)
  3. Staples Center
  4. League of Legends
  5. IGN
  6. GiantBomb
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#32 Edited by yinstarrunner (1314 posts) -
  1. Doenjang jjigae
  2. Korean Cuisine
  3. Sport in Korea
  4. Sport in South Korea (seriously why is this even a different article fuck you wikipedia)
  5. eSports
  6. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  7. Giant Bomb

Really glad my random food item of choice was a Korean dish. Made the path to success pretty clear.

Another:

  1. Średnia Wieś, Lublin Voivodeship (wut)
  2. Lublin
  3. 2006 FIFA World Cup
  4. FIFA 06
  5. Gamespot
  6. Giant Bomb

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#33 Posted by Dragon_Puncher (619 posts) -

Pretty fun little exercise :) got there in seven steps.

1. Luna Park, Johnstown

2. Roller coaster

3. Japan

4. Nintendo

5. Super Mario

6. Super Mario Maker

7. Giant Bomb

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#34 Posted by Pezen (2361 posts) -
  1. Ehrwald
  2. Austria
  3. World War II
  4. World War II in Popular Culture
  5. Wolfenstein 3D
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  7. Giant Bomb
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#35 Posted by Dimi3je (488 posts) -
  1. Bulbophyllum formosanum
  2. Orchidaceae
  3. Non-fiction
  4. Software design description
  5. Game design document
  6. Video game
  7. Fallout 3
  8. Giant Bomb
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#36 Posted by MeierTheRed (5860 posts) -
  1. Noe-Uchindai Station
  2. Railway-station
  3. Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  4. Invasion of Normandy
  5. Band of Brothers (miniseries)
  6. Blu-ray
  7. PlayStation 4
  8. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  9. Giant Bomb

Hopefully this broke the J curse.

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#37 Posted by Rainy_David (26 posts) -

Tried to do one without clicking on countries/cities etc. since you can easily find a way to Japan, which makes an easy lead to Giant Bomb

  1. Cephaloscyllium stevensi
  2. Cephaloscyllium
  3. Invertebrate
  4. Gene
  5. DNA replication
  6. Plasmid
  7. Cloning
  8. Resident Evil (film)
  9. Resident Evil
  10. List of Game of the Year Awards
  11. Giant Bomb

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#38 Posted by Anonymous_Jesse (288 posts) -
  1. Kavi sammelan

  2. Economic liberalisation in India

  3. Corruption in India

  4. Corruption in the United States

  5. Cronyism

  6. Speciesism

  7. District 9

  8. Neill Blomkamp

  9. Halo (series)

  10. GameSpot

  11. Giant Bomb

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#39 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

Tried to do one without clicking on countries/cities etc. since you can easily find a way to Japan, which makes an easy lead to Giant Bomb

I think you just made a Hardmode Mod to the game.

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#40 Posted by halfpastwhenever (126 posts) -

No Name No Color

Digital Distribution

Video Games

E3

GameSpot

Giant Bomb

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#41 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2575 posts) -

Girls Versus Suits

CBS

CBS Interactive

Giant Bomb

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#42 Posted by ToTheNines (1672 posts) -

1)Rhodri Molwynog

2)History of Cornwall

3)Arthur

4)King Arthur

5)King Arthur (film)

6)King Arthur (video game)

7)Action-adventure game

8)Grand Theft Auto (series)

9)Grand Theft Auto IV

10)Giant Bomb

I'm really bad at this game lol.

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#43 Posted by AlexW00d (7570 posts) -

1. You're in the picture

2. CBS

3. CBSi

4. Giant Bomb.

I got lucky lol.

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#44 Edited by mordukai (8516 posts) -

Hardmode:

  1. Tamiyo Kusakari
  2. Shall We Dance? (1996 film)
  3. Toho
  4. Godzilla (creature)
  5. Godzilla (franchise)
  6. List of Godzilla games
  7. Godzilla (2014 video game)
  8. GameSpot
  9. Giant Bomb
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#45 Posted by ShaggE (9187 posts) -
  1. Mining in Tajikistan
  2. United States
  3. Show Business
  4. Creative industries
  5. Video game
  6. Video game industry
  7. GameSpot
  8. Giant Bomb

Second try:

  1. Eduardo Palomo
  2. Arrested Development
  3. Fox
  4. CBS
  5. CBS Corporation
  6. Giant Bomb
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#46 Edited by Dragon_Puncher (619 posts) -

Hard mode:

1. USS Breton

2. United States Navy

3. Railgun

4. List of electromagnetic projectile devices in fiction

5. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

6. Giant Bomb

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#47 Posted by Styx49 (3 posts) -

1. List of historically significant college football games

2. Los Angeles

3. List of cities and towns in California

4. Petaluma

5.Jeff Gerstmann

6. Giant Bomb

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#48 Posted by BeachThunder (15106 posts) -

Without using locations.

  1. Francis McDougal
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Middle Ages
  4. Dante Alighieri
  5. Dante (disambiguation)
  6. Dante (Devil May Cry)
  7. DmC: Devil May Cry
  8. GameSpot
  9. Giant Bomb

Honestly, that was a pretty poor attempt. I'm sure there's a much more efficient way. I was certain there would be an easier way of getting from Middle Ages to video games...

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#50 Posted by BraveKingMax (8 posts) -

1. Free the Music (Jerrod Niemann)

2. Category:2012 Albums

3. The Afterman: Ascension (Coheed and Cambria) [Decent prog rock/metal album]

4. Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (Coheed and Cambria) [Better prog rock/metal album]

5. Rock Band

6. GameSpot

7. Giant Bomb