Total run time of all Giantbomb videos

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#1 Edited by matsemann08 (228 posts) -

EDIT: Updated 2017.

Sooooo, while being sick and listening to the latest Beastcast I did some work figuring out how many hours of video content there is on Giantbomb.com

I used qlcrew.com to figure out the run time of each video. I did not include trailers, "Game Tapes RAW" or any video not on qlcrew.com (which means they are probably not on giantbomb.com) I tried to make the number more accurate by removing obvious duplicates like the E3 streams that appears both as single videos and complete (unedited) videos. The WiiU launch stream did also appear as both a 4 (?) hour video and separate videos for each game. And so on and so on.

Edit 2017: The extra PUBG and Destiny 2 raid perspectives are not included.

This list does not include the video bombcast as to make the comparison better to earlier years.

There are probably some stuff that's incorrect here, some videos could be missing because some of them didn't have the run time listed on qlcrew (It says 00:00, I had to manually check all of those), some duplicates could have slipped through and other random stuff I can't think of may have made this not entirely correct. But I think I got it pretty close if not perfect.

YearNumber of videosRun time in minutesRun time in daysAverage minutes per videoAverage minutes per day
201757342 369.3029 days, 10 hours, 9 minutes and 18 seconds73.94106.07
201659546 057.0731 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes and 46 seconds77.40125.83
201564241 858.629 days, 1 hour, 38 minutes and 36 seconds65.2114.68
201478051 508.0335 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds66.03141.11
201365138 938.7827 days, 0 hours, 58 minutes and 47 seconds59.81106.68
201267327 921.6219 days, 9 hours, 21 minutes and 37 seconds41.4876.28
201167526 504.1218 days, 9 hours, 44 minutes and 7 seconds39.2672.61
201077620 812.6014 days, 10 hours, 52 minutes and 36 seconds26.8257.02
200971313 125.839 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes and 50 seconds18.4035.96
2008991 113.410 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes and 25 seconds11.246.58
Total6 177310 209.30215 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes and 4 seconds50.2289.75

As of December 30, 2017.

Of these there are 2696 Quick Looks, 211 UPF's, and 142 TNT's.

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#2 Posted by Heartagram (1345 posts) -

You were bored huh? nice work! ;D

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#3 Posted by TViddy (108 posts) -

Jesus that's a lot of great content. Does this include all the extra life stuff through out the years?

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#4 Posted by matsemann08 (228 posts) -

@tviddy: I think so, some of those videos was not listed with run time on qlcrew.com, so I added those "manually". I don't know if every extra life stream is archived on giantbomb.com but those that are should be included here if I didn't mess up.

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#5 Posted by emfromthesea (2262 posts) -

I'd be curious to know how many Giant Bomb viewers, if any, have digested every bit of those 170~ days of video. I feel like I've watched a whole lot of Giant Bomb but it probably amounts to less than a fifth of what's available. Nevertheless, that's a whole lot of quality content.

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#6 Edited by matsemann08 (228 posts) -

@sunbrozak: I've probably watched 95% of everything from the last 4 years. Everything before that is probably like 70%. I'm guessing I've watched 130 days worth of stuff, that's seems like too much, but maybe.

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#7 Posted by MikeLemmer (1534 posts) -

The depressing part is, I think I have more time /played in WoW than this.

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#8 Posted by csl316 (15004 posts) -

This is a cool thing.

Although kind of scary that I've probably seen a majority of it (much of it in the background while working out or playing games, but still!)

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#9 Edited by Sanj (3257 posts) -

I'm going to predict that the final run time in minutes for 2016 is going to be 3,740,013.

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#10 Edited by dudeglove (13779 posts) -
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#11 Posted by AngriGhandi (929 posts) -

This is really cool! You can see some interesting trends, such as how much Patrick's daily streams from Chicago (as well as Scoops and the Wolf) raised the average for 2014 to be surprisingly high.

2016 might also end up being surprisingly high once you consider the 2-3 hours of live video Bombcast being added every week, as well as the time saved in terms of editing it.

The one thing that is clear is that this is way too much quality video content for any one person to reasonably watch.

(I watch most of it)

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#13 Edited by Cerberus3Dog (1029 posts) -

A bit less than half of those days in 2009 are from the Persona 4 Endurance Run alone. This is a cool thing, thanks for doing this.

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#14 Posted by Joey2683 (431 posts) -

@sunbrozak: I've most likely watched all of it. I've been here since the site launched.

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#15 Posted by Brendan (9218 posts) -

Christ, I have spent a lot of time on this website. Onward!

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#16 Posted by nnickers (496 posts) -

Oh man, I always forget about Europeans' horrifying comma usage with decimals. A true nightmare.

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#17 Edited by PolyesterKyle (194 posts) -

This isn't counting all the ER rerunning and general revisiting a lot of us probably do. We're slaves to their garrulous charm.

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#18 Posted by habster3 (3685 posts) -

The huge increase between 2010 and 2013-onwards in terms of total content actually really surprised me; I've often felt the opposite was true. Given comparisons between numbers of videos per year, however, a lot of that might have to do with the significantly longer uploads these days, along with subjectively-assessed digestibility of such content (I personally prefer shorter videos).

Either way, this was neat.

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#19 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (1373 posts) -

Oh, man... I've been a member since day one, and I am pretty sure the only things I have not watched has been the daily DOTA and maybe a few QL's here and there where I did not want a game to be spoiled before playing it myself. An impressive amount of entertainment!

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#20 Posted by Quipido (1574 posts) -

Great, I love to see this data, thank you!

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#21 Edited by Szlifier (1496 posts) -

So I queried the QLCrew database and I've got 15123409 seconds (175 days, 56 minutes, 49 seconds).

That includes every single video from the site excluding trailers. It also includes other stuff made by Jeff, or Rorie that's not published on the site.

2 videos are missing the length, so add an hour or so to that.

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#22 Posted by Sackmanjones (5595 posts) -

Man, why is there is wayyyy more hours in 2014 than any other year? New consoles perhaps?

Either way this is awesome stuff. thanks!

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#23 Posted by forteexe21 (2034 posts) -

This doesn't include Jeff's 4 hour Funky Barn stream? This data is invalid!!! /s

I've consumed a lot of the videos since i joined a few years ago and i still have a huge backlog to watch. I definitely missed several hours of the Extra Life streams, Bombing in the AM, Daily Dota, Patrick's daily streams (latter 3 are much more fun to watch live than archive).

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#24 Posted by Nightriff (7200 posts) -

Less than I thought I guess

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#25 Posted by ShaggE (9302 posts) -

Hell is a stats screen that you see when you die.

"I spent HOW long watching other people play video games!? What have I done?"

*considers this thought for a moment, posts reply, watches another video*

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#26 Posted by ripelivejam (13226 posts) -

how many of those hours are in menus

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#27 Posted by CastroCasper (1567 posts) -

This is really awesome. I had always wondered but never had the energy to actually find out. Nice work, duder!

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#28 Posted by Ketta (110 posts) -

That's only a week or two more time than the amount of time I've put into Dota in 5 years...

This is a bad realization.

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#29 Posted by Mirado (2557 posts) -

Now tell me how many TBs that is at maximum resolution and I'll tell you the cost to store it all.

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#30 Posted by CrocBox (546 posts) -

About what I expected, nice job duder!

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#31 Posted by hassun (10030 posts) -

Now this is some quality research!

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#32 Posted by TheHT (15875 posts) -

Cool!

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#33 Edited by ilikemscrambled (12 posts) -

holy shit duders! ill keep up the support, but i have to scale back how much time i spend watching your content!

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#34 Posted by Slag (8159 posts) -

Man the CBSi buyout really increased the video output hunh? it practically doubled in the years after

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#35 Posted by Barrock (4154 posts) -

I wish the site kept track of what you have watched. Would be interesting to see.

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#36 Edited by Murtaug (369 posts) -

Crap. I've spent over 170 days watching Giant Bomb content. Pretty sure I have watched everything put on the site, maybe missed a couple small things here and there.

Giant Bomb is my primary means of entertainment. Has been for years, I watch the duders play games more than I play games at this point. Has any one done a running time of the Bombcasts? I've listened through those at least twice.

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#37 Edited by matsemann08 (228 posts) -

@murtaug: Total run time of the Bombcast is 1294 hours, 45 minutes and 9 seconds, almost 54 days. An average of 2 hours and 22 minutes per episode.

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#38 Edited by Murtaug (369 posts) -

@matsemann08: Yeesh. Well, like I said Giant Bomb content is my primary entertainment, offset with some Youtube and a movie now and then. I guess that is just testament to how great this site and the creators on it truly are. :)

Also, excellent work on this data by the way! I love when community members does stuff like this.

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#39 Posted by dudeglove (13779 posts) -

GB's double bill ER of Deadly Premonition got me through my previous job. Absolutely zero regrets.

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#40 Posted by NPCDi (583 posts) -

Wow I hadn't realised UPF had overtaken TNT in episode count. That seems pretty nuts but I guess time moves on.

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#41 Posted by Chillicothe (1134 posts) -

2384 Quick Looks

Holy moly, that's a large number. If you'd asked me, I wouldn't have put it past a thousand. Man!

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#42 Posted by Sysyphus (183 posts) -

Man...these numbers are crazy. More UPF than TNT? What?!

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#43 Posted by matsemann08 (228 posts) -

I updated the list with the entire 2016, if anything goes up later today I'll add it then :)

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#44 Posted by Black_Turtle (12 posts) -

Does 2016 include the video Bombcast? If so, might be a little misleading to include, or you should go back and add the audio bombcast to previous years.

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#45 Posted by SSully (5635 posts) -

I'll make sure to load up a couple of harddrives with GB video's before I get launched into the sun

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#47 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7838 posts) -

That's a lot of bits and bytes! One could even say it's a giant bomb of content listed there.

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#48 Posted by WheresDerrick (326 posts) -

I'd be curious to know how many Giant Bomb viewers, if any, have digested every bit of those 170~ days of video. I feel like I've watched a whole lot of Giant Bomb but it probably amounts to less than a fifth of what's available. Nevertheless, that's a whole lot of quality content.

Plus you haven't taken into account of rewatching older videos.

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#49 Posted by TonyBlue87 (460 posts) -

Are there seriously over 2400 Quick Looks?!

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#50 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7649 posts) -

I was just re-watching, "We Talk Over the Sony E3 2016 Press Conference". That was an interesting show to re-watch, and I think I will re-watch all of the e3 2016 conferences.

I like to dip back into old videos and old series. Early last year I re-watched the Persona 4 endurance run, which concurrently was being remastered as well (I watched it all in low definition.) I think this year I might dive into another endurance run like Vinny's and Jeff's Deadly Premonition endurance run.

If people are not dipping back into the old content - they are really missing out.
My top three picks of stuff to rewatch: