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#1 Edited by htr10 (944 posts) -

How is everyone else liking Giant Bomb TV so far? I'm loving it.

The choices for the last video poll were:

Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Quick Look, Part 63 of the Persona 4 Endurance Run, the 3 hour long Meet the Future of Playstation talk from 2013, This Ain't No Game on House of the Dead from 2009, an I Love Mondays from 2013, the Nat Geo TV Kinect Quick Look, the Stacking Quick Look, a Left 4 Dead 2 Interview from PAX in 2009, the Hidden Agenda Quick Look, and an Unprofessional Fridays from 2017.

This feature is amazing. 24/7 nonsense to share with the Giant Bomb community. Thank you Giant Bomb team for this.

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#2 Posted by fenster (85 posts) -

It is really rad. I really rarely go back and watch old GB videos, but something about having chat there to interact with makes it really special.

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#3 Posted by tommije (2 posts) -

It is really fun, finding some real gems in old videos. I would suggest to increase voting times for next video.

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#4 Posted by Paliv (235 posts) -

It’s definitely great to have the nostalgia of things like the Whiskey Media Happy Hour, or early quick looks. I rarely have time to go back and look for fun old videos, but throwing GBTV on in the background while I work is a nice feature.

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#5 Posted by Bane (846 posts) -

I'm glad I don't have any data caps!

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#6 Posted by L33T_HAXOR (934 posts) -

I... don’t know what this is?! When/where is it?

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#7 Posted by WillyOD (339 posts) -
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#8 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2756 posts) -

I love it so much that I had to make a logo for it based off of the old school MTV logo.

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#9 Posted by htr10 (944 posts) -
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#11 Posted by stinger061 (428 posts) -

I’m enjoying it as something to have on in the background. It does seem like the voting system means there is going to be a bias towards feature and series videos rather than quick looks which is a bit of a shame

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#12 Posted by Nux (2879 posts) -

I think it's really cool.

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#13 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2687 posts) -

It's amazing

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#14 Posted by Predacon (2 posts) -

It's amazing! love it on in the background.

BUT.....

Longer poll timers are needed. If we could change out vote would be great to.

Also some kind of RTV (rock the vote) system would be good if some videos drag to long.

But yeh amazing RIP my data caps

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

It's really addictive. Almost too addictive.

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#16 Edited by bybeach (6267 posts) -

I'm loving it. But my views on voting may be different than others. I would almost like eliminating voting and just setting sail on random. And the last thing I would want is down voting a video because it is 'too long'. Never been big on 'consensus' or facsimile of determining what I might see.

Let the dice roll.

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#17 Posted by bDuder (6 posts) -

Going to sign up for premium soon, excited to try it out

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#18 Posted by csl316 (14740 posts) -

It's a beta but it already seems kind of perfect. Like those random GB video apps, but in an official capacity with chat. Nice way to leverage an endless back catalog.

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#19 Posted by sirdesmond (1450 posts) -

I've noticed some framerate issues on 1080p videos and a bit lower video quality sometimes, but other than that - the feature is great. I think it would be nice to have the next-video polls runs a bit longer tho (like 60-90 seconds). It's an awesome feature. Great way for me to just always be wasting time with cool people.

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#20 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (713 posts) -

I'm really liking this. Unless I've been completely missing something, this would be the first time chat has available on GB 24/7, right?

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#21 Posted by kerikxi (590 posts) -

Absolutely love this new feature. I will echo that longer poll times are definitely needed (which appears to be coming) but otherwise, this is just great.

One glaring issue, GBTV needs some home page presence. It should at least have a permanent button or something.

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#22 Posted by Wowzerzz (14 posts) -

@kerikxi said:

Absolutely love this new feature. I will echo that longer poll times are definitely needed (which appears to be coming) but otherwise, this is just great.

One glaring issue, GBTV needs some home page presence. It should at least have a permanent button or something.

Agreed. Plus, i wish we had some sort of time stamp on the videos. Air dates would be nice. It might be a lot of work though...

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#23 Posted by BankyEdwards015 (54 posts) -

I love it so far and can't wait to see any updates that come over time. One idea I have, and not sure how it would be possible, but on certain days or weekends have the random videos be related; like have a Ryan Davis weekend, or E3 Nightly Show weekend.

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#24 Edited by rahulricky (297 posts) -

I'm loving the GB TV feature way more than I expected. I rarely have chat open when watching videos so didn't know how much richer it makes the experience.

Features I'd like brought to it:

- longer poll timers. glad this seems to be coming

- maybe a list on the site of videos played recently?

- this may already exist, but a Twitter account which just tweets out which video is currently playing.

- I don't know how hard this would be to implement, but it'd be great if there was a way to link to the current video on the site. For two reasons: if I can't keep watching Live but want to see the rest of the video I could save my place on the website before closing. Secondly, if it's the middle of e.g. a Persona run and it gives me the hunger to keep watching I could quickly find the next video in the run.

- every single time I've watched there are super long videos playing. Something to encourage more of a mix, perhaps only quick looks in some polls because otherwise the big live shows always seem to win. (@bybeach has me convinced, ditch the voting and let random rule the day)

- alert flash up on the video to say a poll is running. (also would be great in "normal" GB chat)

(apols if this has all been talked about ad nauseum, I'm excited about the feature and wanted to talk about it)

(*edit* took the time to read what you folks have said)

PS it occurs to me that if the videos were set to random, there could actually be a daily "GBTV Schedule" with actual times for which videos are going to play. Even if they allowed the option to "skip video" if x% of people voted, the schedule could auto-update to reflect the new schedule.

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#25 Posted by dudeglove (13507 posts) -

@wcarle Not sure if this has been mentioned but I'd love to know if the successfully polled videos are then removed after watched or if it's actually always random.

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#26 Posted by dgtlty (1103 posts) -

Is some moderator really watching the chat 24x7?

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#27 Posted by adamantypants (64 posts) -

This is exactly the feature I want from Netflix. Just put a random video up that I can put on in the background. Huge bonus, I can chat with duders when something exciting/fun happens.

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#28 Posted by devise22 (695 posts) -

Been a great feature in my limited time with it. Yeah there is a level of longer videos winning polls, but it's also kinda nice to see users then regret their voting 2 hours into something longer.

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#29 Posted by TomyDingo (271 posts) -

I'd like the selection of games in the polls be a little smarter. Such as not including videos that just played or even offering similar videos or a continuation of a particular video series (Part 1 is picked and then Part 2 is included in the next poll). Though that could go poorly if it's a series that is very long like the Endurance Runs.

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#30 Posted by TomyDingo (271 posts) -
@wowzerzz said:

Air dates would be nice. It might be a lot of work though...

The date is included in the title of the video on the screen.

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#31 Posted by triviaman09 (1029 posts) -

Chat got pretty spicy last night. If there's no moderation or limited moderation, I could see chat getting fairly toxic at times.

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#32 Posted by htr10 (944 posts) -

Chat got pretty spicy last night. If there's no moderation or limited moderation, I could see chat getting fairly toxic at times.

Chat is all premium subscribers, right? When you say spicy, do you mean sexual/vulgar or do you mean people fighting with each other?

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#33 Posted by ottoman673 (1239 posts) -

@htr10: I was also in chat for a bit (during Mechwarrior 4 and the Trenched TNT) and the worst it got was some people discussing Nick Robinson, mainly because he was in said TNT.

Nothing awful. Lots of whiskey talk and people saying Trenched is a game about love.

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#34 Posted by triviaman09 (1029 posts) -
@htr10 said:
@triviaman09 said:

Chat got pretty spicy last night. If there's no moderation or limited moderation, I could see chat getting fairly toxic at times.

Chat is all premium subscribers, right? When you say spicy, do you mean sexual/vulgar or do you mean people fighting with each other?

A lot of gamergate type stuff, people fighting mostly. Nothing overtly vulgar or directly offensive, just pretty unpleasant tbh

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#35 Posted by dazzhardy (1401 posts) -

It could really use an option to turn off the loud and obnoxious PING! that goes off every time there's a new poll.

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#36 Posted by curiosus (97 posts) -

@wcarle I think the polls are tending to the first option shown. Not always but enough to skew the results. Should probably randomise the order the poll options are presented to each user.