Hey everyone, I've built a free web extension for Chrome and Firefox that provides some quality-of-life features to this site we all know and love.
Clickable emotes menu for the live stream chat...
Notifies you when Giant Bomb is live-streaming...
Hides spoilers (timer, progress scrubber, and next video link) from This Is The Run videos...
The extension also has a User Options page where you can turn any of these features off. The User Options page also allows you to enter your own API Key, which I highly recommend doing because of per-key rate restrictions!
Version 2.0 Updates:
- Categorized the emotes menu for easier browsing.
- Added the latest emotes, including the monstrosity :wigg.
- Removed code/features that were deprecated by the site redesign.
Version 1.20 Updates:
- Added the hottest new emotes... :cools, :animal, :peepin and :secrettape
Version 1.19 Updates:
- Added the :bosslight emote.
Version 1.18 Updates:
- Added the latest emotes.
- Minor re-ordering of the emotes menu to account for popularity.
Version 1.17 Updates:
- Added the latest and greatest emotes.
Version 1.16 Updates:
- Fixes for the name change of Giant Bomb TV to Giant Bomb Infinite
Version 1.14 updates:
- Emote menu support for Giant Bomb TV.
- Live stream icon is no longer activated by Giant Bomb TV.
Live streams take priority over Giant Bomb TV in the toolbar button menu, but Giant Bomb TV will still show if no live stream is running.
Version 1.12 updates:
- Various fixes for hiding This Is The Run spoilers.
- Added the :fine, :jan, and :gerstfield emotes.
Version 1.11 updates:
- Added the :forthekids emote.
- Fixed the :vroom emote.
Version 1.10 updates:
- Added the :spicy emote.
Version 1.9 updates:
- Fixed the duplicate emote issue for the old chat system.
Version 1.8 updates:
- Fix for the live show emotes in the new chat system.
Version 1.7 updates:
- Quick and dirty changes to the Emotes menu in anticipation of upcoming chat overhaul.
1.dabby 1.6 updates:
- Added the new :ben and :dabby emotes.
Version 1.5 updates:
- Added a toolbar button that notifies you when Giant Bomb is live-streaming.
- Hid the number of comments for TitR thumbnails in the show, videos, latest, and popular pages.
Version 1.4 updates:
- Added the final few missing emotes (h/t Hassun).
- Hid the timestamp for TitR thumbnails in the show, videos, latest, and popular pages.
I hope you find this extension useful, it's been fun to work on. I have some features and enhancements in mind for the future, but if you run into any issues or have any ideas on what you would like to see this extension do, feel free to leave a message!
This extension is open source, and you can check my work here.
Thanks to @mjhwwbg for letting me use his artwork for the toolbar button.