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#1 Edited by Calvinball (101 posts) -

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.

Where To Get It

Chrome link here!

Firefox link here!

What It Does

Clickable emotes menu for the live stream chat...

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Notifies you when Giant Bomb is live-streaming...

Hides spoilers (timer, progress scrubber, and next video link) from This Is The Run videos...

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Check Your User Options!

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!

Latest Update

Version 2.6 Updates:

  • Added the many new emotes, including good ones like :inca and horrifying ones like :valex

Wrapping Up...

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.

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#2 Posted by NachoBizNas (146 posts) -

Very cool. Nice work!

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#3 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2692 posts) -

This is the best community!

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#4 Edited by PreWarOregon (91 posts) -

Awesome! Always wanted some clickable emotes. I only know a few of them offhand.

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#5 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

You rule!

This is stuff that I feel like should have been done by now but glad it's here with this extension.

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#6 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7830 posts) -

That's really cool duder! Trying to remember all those emotes and then having to reference the guide that was posted forever ago in the forums was always a little troublesome.

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#7 Posted by forteexe21 (2024 posts) -

Installed for firefox. Will see how it works during UPF.

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#8 Posted by Rorie (5672 posts) -

Neat stuff, thanks!

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#10 Posted by TanookiSuit (716 posts) -

Nice! This is all very cool stuff. Great work!

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#11 Posted by flameboy84 (890 posts) -

This is genuinely cool, thank you so much cannot wait to try it out during UPF

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#13 Posted by csl316 (14954 posts) -

All those features are kind of handy.

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#14 Edited by Calvinball (101 posts) -

I'm glad you guys like it! Let me know if you come across any bugs.

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#15 Edited by hassun (9921 posts) -

Great work duder! Maybe it'll end up making my emoticon archival job obsolete.

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#17 Posted by vsharres (158 posts) -

Really cool! Great work man!

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#18 Posted by Falconer (2125 posts) -

Any chance on an Edge version?

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#19 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2954 posts) -

Awesome, great work!

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#20 Posted by TGJessie (454 posts) -

Nice. Is the spoiler-hiding TitR specifically? I can think of other videos it would be nice on. Perhaps consider making it an option for all videos?

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#21 Posted by azuresama (101 posts) -

The next video thing is awesome, I sometimes binge on old endurance runs and it's sometimes hard to find stuff in a series.

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#22 Posted by BetaBand (397 posts) -

gonna try it out. thanks!

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#23 Posted by AlisterCat (8069 posts) -

Thanks, I'll try it out for a bit. The multi part video might be the most useful feature. I turned off the spoilers because I don't care very much so thanks for giving us the options.

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#24 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

@hassun: Thanks! I wouldn't have been able to make the emotes menu without that archive thread, so I appreciate you maintaining it all this time.

@falconer: I hadn't considered it. It looks like porting to Edge is pretty easy, though, so hopefully I can get an Edge release out in the next few days.

@tgjessie: I had considered extending the spoiler hiding functionality to Breaking Brad videos, but it makes less sense since he doesn't do a single run per episode. Maybe I can extend it to all videos with an option that defaults to off. Were there any other specific series that you had in mind?

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#25 Edited by Onemanarmyy (4244 posts) -

Neat! When i came across your tool , I actually waited for the firefox version, good to see it being a reality now :)

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#26 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.4 has been released!

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.
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#27 Edited by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.5 has been released!

Version 1.5 updates:

  • Added a toolbar button that notifies you when Giant Bomb is live-streaming.
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  • Hid the number of comments for TitR thumbnails in the show, videos, latest, and popular pages.

Thanks to @mjhwwbg for letting me use his artwork for the toolbar button.

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#28 Edited by mjhwwbg (183 posts) -
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#29 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.dabby 1.6 has been released!

Version 1.dabby 1.6 updates:

  • Added the new :ben and :dabby emotes.
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#30 Posted by dgtlty (1219 posts) -

Impressive. Thanks!

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#31 Posted by schizogony (1004 posts) -

What about Opera?

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#32 Posted by flasaltine (2544 posts) -

It's nice to see that I am featured in the main post of the thread.

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#33 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

@schizogony: Seems easy enough to package the extension for Opera, I'll try and do that tomorrow. Looks like Opera has an approval process similar to Mozilla and Microsoft, so I can't say when it will be approved, though. Mozilla took about a month, and I'm still waiting on Microsoft after 20 days.

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#34 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Hey guys, if you've been using the Live Stream Notification feature, you've likely noticed that for the past few days it has been showing that Giant Bomb is streaming Evo 2016. This is obviously not actually the case, and the issue is caused by a false result being returned in Giant Bomb's API.

I made a post in the Bug Reporting forum about this three days ago and have yet to hear back. On my end, I'm currently considering if there's any feasible way to validate the API result for a future release to prevent this from happening again.

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#35 Posted by Lanechanger (1678 posts) -

Just downloaded this, this is incredible, thank you!

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#36 Edited by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.7 has been released!

Version 1.7 updates:

  • Quick and dirty changes to the Emotes menu in anticipation of upcoming chat overhaul.

Quick note about this version. The exemplary developers at Giant Bomb will be rolling out a new Chat system starting as early as tomorrow (Friday). I got a very brief look at how the Emotes menu behaves in the new Chat, and I believe I've made the necessary changes to get it working. However, I wasn't able to verify the changes, so my apologies in advance if the Emotes menu doesn't work for the next few live streams.

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#37 Posted by azuresama (101 posts) -

I'm just sitting in the Sunshine chat atm and it doesn't seem to be working, it's still handy as the rollovers provide the shortcuts. Mainly wanted to hop in to report it and thank you for your awesome extension.

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#38 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

@azuresama thanks for the heads up. I unfortunately won't be able to get a fix in until early next week, as I will be without a computer or internet for the weekend.

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#39 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version theonethatfixeschat 1.8 has been released!

Version 1.8 updates:

  • Fix for the live show emotes in the new chat system.
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#40 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.9 has been released!

Version 1.9 updates:

  • Fixed the duplicate emote issue for the old chat system.
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#41 Posted by Slaps2 (638 posts) -

The fact that someone puts this much effort into a dumb website like this is beautiful. Dope shit, op.

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#42 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

@slaps2 Thanks! It helps that I was unemployed while I initially made this =P

It's a little harder to maintain now that I'm gainfully employed, especially bug squashing for the live streams since they're running when I'm at work.

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#43 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.10 has been released!

Version 1.10 updates:

  • Added the :spicy emote.
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#44 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.11 has been released!

Version 1.11 updates:

  • Added the :forthekids emote.
  • Fixed the :vroom emote.
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#45 Edited by larmer (1087 posts) -

if there were a way to change GB's font back to Jubilat I would love that. They made a font change a little over a year ago and I still don't like the replacement.

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#46 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

@larmer That's an interesting idea. I'm afraid that a simple font-family change in the CSS wouldn't quite do the trick, though, as they probably changed font sizes, weighting and spacing when they made the switch last year. Letting extension users set their own font-family via the options page might be a fun addition, though. I'm holding off on any major work until the site redesign hits, since I imagine that is going to break everything regardless, but I will keep that in mind for a future enhancement.

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#47 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.12 has been released!

Version 1.12 updates:

  • Various fixes for hiding This Is The Run spoilers.
  • Added the :fine, :jan, and :gerstfield emotes.
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#48 Posted by forteexe21 (2024 posts) -

w00t! Thanks for the update.

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#49 Edited by Calvinball (101 posts) -

I'll be putting out an update for Giant Bomb TV support as quickly as possible. I'm currently waiting on a response from Giant Bomb developers on API behavior going forward.

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#50 Posted by Calvinball (101 posts) -

Version 1.14 has been released!

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.

We don't talk about version 1.13...