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Edited By snide

To update... well you know. 
To update... well you know. 
As promised, there is now a free update to the Giant Bomb iPhone app available through the app store button on your iPhone / iPod. New buyers will get the updated version automatically. Thanks for everyone's patience with this, we know the "25 more videos" problem was especially crippling for a lot of Endurance Run fans. This update includes the following fixes.   

  • Fixed a crash when loading 25 more items.
  • Added a big fat "Play attached video" button on news stories that contain a GB video.
  • Replaced the lower video icon.
  • Fixed a crash when switching from new releases before it finished loading to search, then back again.
  • Fixed a crash in search when scrolling through search items whilst another search was in progress.
  • Fixed incorrect date ordinals (no more 12nd etc) in New Releases.
  • Changed the date format in New Releases to include day of week.
  • Narrowed the initial new release date window so that more current games are displayed.
  • The sort order for game specific vids is now newest to oldest.
  • We are now targeting iphone os 2.2.1 instead of 3.0 for those who may not have upgraded yet.

Personal apologies on that last one. I know we had some iPod Touch users go through the process of upgrading their OS through Apple just for the app so we're sorry we weren't aware of Apple's pricing traps beforehand. We'll continue to update the app with fixes and features as long as there is demand for it. Feel free to give us the heads up if you notice anything out of sorts.
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#1  Edited By snide

To update... well you know. 
To update... well you know. 
As promised, there is now a free update to the Giant Bomb iPhone app available through the app store button on your iPhone / iPod. New buyers will get the updated version automatically. Thanks for everyone's patience with this, we know the "25 more videos" problem was especially crippling for a lot of Endurance Run fans. This update includes the following fixes.   

  • Fixed a crash when loading 25 more items.
  • Added a big fat "Play attached video" button on news stories that contain a GB video.
  • Replaced the lower video icon.
  • Fixed a crash when switching from new releases before it finished loading to search, then back again.
  • Fixed a crash in search when scrolling through search items whilst another search was in progress.
  • Fixed incorrect date ordinals (no more 12nd etc) in New Releases.
  • Changed the date format in New Releases to include day of week.
  • Narrowed the initial new release date window so that more current games are displayed.
  • The sort order for game specific vids is now newest to oldest.
  • We are now targeting iphone os 2.2.1 instead of 3.0 for those who may not have upgraded yet.

Personal apologies on that last one. I know we had some iPod Touch users go through the process of upgrading their OS through Apple just for the app so we're sorry we weren't aware of Apple's pricing traps beforehand. We'll continue to update the app with fixes and features as long as there is demand for it. Feel free to give us the heads up if you notice anything out of sorts.
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#2  Edited By hawkeye

Thanks!

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#3  Edited By Akeldama

glad to see you guys are paying attention :D

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#4  Edited By Akeldama

now how about a Giantbomb App for all the loyal GB fans who happen to own Blackberry Storms? 

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#5  Edited By CL60

"We are now targeting iphone os 2.2.1 instead of 3.0 for those who may not have upgraded yet."

:D

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#6  Edited By Lies

I hate Bothans.

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#7  Edited By Shane

Thanks, I'll buy this now, I refuse to pay apple money for a largely useless firmware update.

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#8  Edited By Ben_H

Those poor Bothans. :(

Yay, now I don't have to pay Apple an extra 10 dollars to make the iPod Touch I'll inevitably get to work with this application.

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#9  Edited By Ineedaname

Ah good news, tried using a few times, today watching that persona 4 I was scrolling to see where it broke, and my whole phone froze, not sure if it's like that with all videos or it's just my bugged phone, because that's dodgey aswell. I.e. the volume button occasionally carries on being pressed even if it's not in, only every so often though.

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This maybe a little to soon to ask, but are you guys thinking about making an app on the new PSP app store?

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#11  Edited By mythus

cool. yet still requesting for a blackberry app.  im completely jealous at my friends iphone when i initally wasnt.  its making me look bad.

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#12  Edited By joey

yay now I dont have to update!

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#13  Edited By Jeff  Staff
@Bucketdeth: Yeah, it's a little soon to ask... but that was the first thing I thought of when I saw that they were going to try to build some kind of app store with a lower barrier to entry than a regular PSP release.
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#14  Edited By hermie

Damn, I broke down earlier today, and coughed up the 5$ they want for copy and paste, JUST so that I could get the GB app. Even more pissed at Apple now.

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#15  Edited By RHCPfan24

YEAH! I have been waiting for this. Thanks!

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#16  Edited By KidBakes

Holla at your Blackberry users!

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#17  Edited By GIVEMEREPLAY

Dammit guys, I spent the 10 bucks to get 3.0 JUST to get your app. Oh well, the personal apology makes me feel better about it. But please, do keep up the good work and make sure that this 12 dollar app (10 to apple, 2 to you) is worth the money. A bombcast tab would be a good start.

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#18  Edited By Brothersport

Love it! Would love it even more if you changed the app icon, current one feels a little... rough. A suggestion is to make it like the Peggle iPhone icon but with the giant bomb-bomb; just the outlined bomb and a black background. Man, that would be awesome.

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#19  Edited By KaosAngel

forum support and log-in would make this perfect

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#20  Edited By dsplayer1010

A great app gets even better. Good work guys

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#21  Edited By jsd
@Ben_H: if you buy an ipod touch now it will already have the update.
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#22  Edited By Afroman269
@jsd said:
" @Ben_H: if you buy an ipod touch now it will already have the update. "
I got one 3 days ago and  the update isn't on there. The updated ipods are not fully circulated yet.
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#23  Edited By hexogen

I finally got around to ordering an iPhone yesterday. Now I'm just waiting for it to arrive at the AT&T store so I can go pick it up. Can't wait to download this app!

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#24  Edited By MeatSim

Poor Bothans.

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#25  Edited By phlegms

Care to make it work on the G1 ?

I hear android is super easy to develop for..

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#26  Edited By masprague
@wolfmoccasins: I agree. the icon looks like a even smaller icon blown up to the iphone icon size. Cant we get a better picture please?? I love you
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#27  Edited By RoyaleWifCheese

I hope you guys at Whiskey are also hard at work on the Blackberry app.

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#28  Edited By RawShark

Awesome, the 25 video thing was bugging me. I've really digging the app.

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#29  Edited By angelofioren

This is a great app, although I was wondering why I couldn't get past the 25 videos. I'm glad that's fixed. Good work. Does anyone know how he caching works? Those videos I download go somewhere, does the app automatically delete them?

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#30  Edited By Cody

As a Blackberry Bold user myself, I think it'd be great if an app for Blackberry's could be developed.

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#31  Edited By TinyGrasshopper

And don't forget the Android version!

*whew* this sabre is getting heavy from all the rattling i've been doing

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#32  Edited By Reverseface

HAha you can tell dave plays WoW way too much, he has listed this like WoW patch notes.

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#33  Edited By Out_On_Bail

Awesome, thanks gang!

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#34  Edited By Soap

Me and my Ipod Touch paid the heavy price, purely for this app, That is the commitment I have for Giantbomb :D

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#35  Edited By irishjohn

Sweet!  I'm very happy about this.

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#36  Edited By xreedx

Thanks for the non-3.0 update.  Big deal.  Love apple, but the two options of "Remind Me Later" and "Upgrade" was super annoying.  Like an ultimatum. Glad others felt the same.  

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#37  Edited By Bigandtasty

25 more items!

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#38  Edited By DanielJW

Kind of wish I didn't spend that 10$ now. Ah well. Still love the app!

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#39  Edited By JJOR64

*applies directly to his forehead*

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#40  Edited By DustoMan

Hey, how about those people running old firmware hold off buying a game for a week and upgrade their damn iPods.  $9.95 isn't much to ask for better functionality.  It's worth it.

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#41  Edited By dvmoc
@masprague: i threw together a new icon based on the video review splash screen.  i would much prefer something like this to the current one.  the current icon is just a little too detailed for so few pixels and ends up looking a bit chunky around the edges.

http://yfrog.com/5agiantbombiphoneiconj
so here is my try at a more readable icon, would love to see it used if the Giant Bomb duders approve.

edit: oh yah and great work on the update Dave.
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#42  Edited By Kajaah117
  • Minimum level for Apprentice Riding has been reduced to 20.
  • Giant Bomb's effective awesomeness increased by 33%
  • New spell- Forehead Rash: iPhone is conjured and rubbed against targets head, causing an itching sensation. Duration- 2 days. If the effect last longer, contact your doctor immediately.

I soooo want an iPod Touch, but I know a new one will be out this fall. You're making me sweat Dave!
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#43  Edited By eduardoflores5

Seriously, Jeff? Have you tried it? It keeps on crashing to the point in which it becomes useless. You should return it to the guys who programmed it, and check the quality before it is released. Specilly when you are specialized in evaluating software. 

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#44  Edited By Babble

Thanks for making it work without the OS update! I'll be buying this now!

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#45  Edited By thordain

oh sweet, if there is no longer a forced update then I will definitely buy this. Thanks.

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Upgrading.

This app is amazing just because I can watch GB videos while my girlfriend watches "So You Think You Can Dance."  As long as I'm on the couch with her it counts as "spending time together."

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#47  Edited By kwyee

thanks for rm'ing the requirement for 3.0... my touch is dl'ing the app now :)

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#48  Edited By regularassmilk

Awesome, awesome guys.
I love Giantbomb.

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#49  Edited By Player1

Its cool. The upgrade was only 10 bucks. Which is way to pricy, but the wifi gaming works pretty well. So it was worth it. 

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#50  Edited By SoulEdgeSlayer

Just to let you guys know, getting rid of the 3.0 requirement was a great idea. You got another sale from me!