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    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Jul 10, 2008

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 2. It is chronologically the fifth installment in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. Like its predecessor, its gameplay combines a traditional role-playing game with elements of a social simulation. Its critical and commercial success spawned a sizable media empire, including several spinoff titles.

    Behind The Scenes: Endurance Run's 50th Episode

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    Edited By snide

    Needing to make use of my recently purchased handheld camera, I thought it would be fun to shoot some behind-the-scenes footage of Jeff and Vinny's 50th Endurance Run episode. For those just catching up, our two helpless Americans have been battling the awkwardness of Persona 4, a somewhat unique Japanese RPG released for the PS2, each and every day.  The 50th episode went smoothly enough except for one thing... the nearly 30 gig movie file got corrupted somehow in a transfer between Drew and Vinny's machines. What is shown in the video below is an absolutely real account of what happened that day. Ask what you will of us... for some reason, these things just happen. We're hoping things will work out in the end, but who knows.


      

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    #1  Edited By snide

    Needing to make use of my recently purchased handheld camera, I thought it would be fun to shoot some behind-the-scenes footage of Jeff and Vinny's 50th Endurance Run episode. For those just catching up, our two helpless Americans have been battling the awkwardness of Persona 4, a somewhat unique Japanese RPG released for the PS2, each and every day.  The 50th episode went smoothly enough except for one thing... the nearly 30 gig movie file got corrupted somehow in a transfer between Drew and Vinny's machines. What is shown in the video below is an absolutely real account of what happened that day. Ask what you will of us... for some reason, these things just happen. We're hoping things will work out in the end, but who knows.


      

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    #2  Edited By porridgelad

    the men behind the madness, excellent . Hope you get it all sorted loved watching the ER

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    #3  Edited By Pie

    Noooooooooo!

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    #4  Edited By n8

    YES.   good work ghents!  :D

    Edit:     Vinny, your level of caring for this endurance run is really heartening  <3   Here's to hoping you don't have to spend too much cash to have elite dudes uncorrupt the feed  :-s

    And hey..  Say episode 50 is just snake bitten and becomes lost completely...   You guys could totally just write a little story-catch-up article and skip us all to episode 51.  Anything to keep this from dying!

    Re-Edit:   Thanks be to Mr. Snide for keeping us in the loop on inter-office-business/technical-woes.   More close-ups of Ryan whispering with his headphones half-on.  Great video man.

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    #5  Edited By Nzwei

    Ohhh, snap !

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    #6  Edited By MeatSim

    Madness! this is....... Giant Bomb!! everything is madness here.

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    #7  Edited By bekern

    yessss awesome!

    edit- I mean nooo :(. Hopefully they fix it!

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    #8  Edited By KaboomtownUSA

    Real american heroes.

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    #9  Edited By weltal

    Wooo! Behind the magic. Where the magic happen. Things like bufu and agi are constantly flying around.

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    #10  Edited By Crono11

    I never would've thought that they sat so close to each other.
    This behind the scenes thing is really awesome, I love being able to see what goes on in that office.
    We all know magic happens but it's nice to see HOW that magic happens.
    It's crazy to think that for the past like 49 days before going to school I've started my day with the endurance run and you know what? Those 49 days were great so I really hope that this doesn't end, but if it does I'm really glad that you guys showed us this great game and that it even lasted as long as it did.

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    #11  Edited By khopps17

    aw man, he cares... alot.

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    #12  Edited By Enns

    Is this the end? ;[
    The endurence run couldn't endure Jeff and Vinny!

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    #13  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

    Oh no! Could this be it? The end of an era?

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    #14  Edited By TheKidNixon

    Nooooo....yessss....wait...I don't know how to feeeeeeelll!

    In all seriousness, you guys have been so awesome so far to keep this up. Who knew something this ridiculous would mean so much to such a random assortment of people.

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    #15  Edited By ManMadeGod

    Wow, number 50 gets corrupt :(

    6 hours lost

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    #16  Edited By RHCPfan24

    This is so awesome! Close up on Ryan, Jeff outside, Vinny talking, Drew, what more do you want?

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    #18  Edited By weltal

    Don't quit! If ya saved just go and forget about the camping trip!

    I know you get to see Chie in a swim suit but still, the ER can continue!

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    #19  Edited By diz

    Good luck Vinny!

    Here's hoping endurance run continues...

    Why not just skip the corrupted episode?

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    #20  Edited By Winternet

    AARGHGHGHGHGH!!! I can't take this. Its too much for my poor heart. AHGHGHAHGAH!!!! The wait is incomprehensible painful.

    By the way, Ryan rocked in this BTS. Awesome guys...

    But plz....50 50 50

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    #21  Edited By Phished0ne

    Bum-bum-buuuuuuummm *dramatic reverb*


    to people who are saying about  "why not just continue"  i think because after finally losing an ep, they  dont feel like they want to continue in a climate where  anytime they record they could lose it.  So vinny wants to try and get the problem fixed first, rather then continuing to risk it.  I assume that once the problem gets fixed, they will just ignore that episode and go forward.
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    #22  Edited By turbomonkey138

    denined the cupcakes

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    #23  Edited By raggedglory

    FFFFFFFFFF

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    #24  Edited By DoktorFaustus

    Damn, makes me all sad just thinking that we won't see anymore of that DELICIOUSPERSONA4ACTION. :(

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    #25  Edited By tyty

    Vinny, you keep the good times train a rollin'. I'm glad to hear you are so committed to Persona.

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    #26  Edited By TheKidNixon

    Actually, question: what exactly does "pay to have it fixed" mean? Is there some fee that can be paid to recover corrupted film data? I'm at a total loss.

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    #27  Edited By Pie
    RHCPfan24 said:
    "This is so awesome! Close up on Ryan, Jeff outside, Vinny talking, Drew, what more do you want?"

    You are so right about everything
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    #28  Edited By Jimbo7676

    Say it isn't so! I couldn't do without my endurance run episodes!

    Did you try restoring your computer to before the video file corrupted?

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    #29  Edited By PLWolf

    OH NOES!! FIX 50!!

    Get 50 to fix 50. "Fixt it, 50!!"

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    #30  Edited By Zripwud

    Oh no!!!

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    #31  Edited By toowalrus

    Just get some interns to re-play the first 25 hours or whatever, ha!

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    #32  Edited By RLWIII

    NOOOO!!!!!!!    I Need This!  My day is incomplete without P4 Endurance Run... The Investigation Team needs you guys!

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    #33  Edited By SunKing

    Awesome.

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    #34  Edited By Happy

    Oh man, I think Vinny needed a hug in that last scene.

    >Hug Vinny.

    You do not have enough courage to do that!

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    #35  Edited By RedRoach

    FUCK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :'(

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    #36  Edited By Phished0ne

    to TheKidNixon


    They are talking about a computer/software problem that is causing them to possibly corrupt anything they record over a certain time, not about that episode itself(i believe).
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    #37  Edited By tmthomsen

    I blame the Macintoshes.

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    #38  Edited By Forcen

    Man...
    I really hope you recover ep50 somehow.
    ._.

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    #39  Edited By El_Braka

    Well, there you have it, Persona sticklers.  Your unholy pact with fel entities to end this blight of thine eyes hath borne fruit.  This may be the end of the Persona Endurance Run.  

    Hopefully, Vinny can cast some Dia on this sucker and keep the Investigation Team going.  If not, you guys should move on to an even longer, more atrociously meticulous, and hilariously convoluted game.

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    #40  Edited By MetalGearSunny

    I hope he fixes it!

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    #41  Edited By gearhead

    How ironic is it that number fifty get's corrupted? I mean come on, is anyone else just smirking?

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    #42  Edited By Death_Burnout

    Haha oh man, the Persona Endurance Run has become such a well established thing, that only now we need spin off seasons and box set DVD's and Blu-Ray...with behind the scenes video playing over the video! with a mini robo Paul Walker!

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    #43  Edited By Alphazero

    True stories of real endurance run bravery will return... after this message.

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    #44  Edited By Intrepid

    This is what actually drew me to Giant Bomb.  As much as I enjoy Persona 4 and all, some moments of the game are ridiculous and ripe for hilarious commentary.  If it HAS to end, I hope you guys do an Endurance Run of another game.

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    #45  Edited By Origina1Penguin

    We believe in you Vinny!  You can fix it!

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    #47  Edited By Vorbis

    Noes, work harder vinny!

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    #48  Edited By izzygraze

    That really sucks but they can always do episode 50 on Monday. They can just do a 5 minute recap at the beginning of the episode then we're all caught up. No biggy.

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    #49  Edited By imayellowfellow

    omg this was so awesome


    i hope it all works out

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    #50  Edited By Curufinwe

    They should just embed a youtube clip of the camp-out, comment over the top of it, and then move to to episode 51.

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