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We Walk You Through The Site Redesign!

YOU GET A BETA! YOU GET A BETA! EVERYONE GETS THE BETA!

Oct. 23 2018

Cast: Jeff, Will, Dan

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

beta.giantbomb.com

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"Everybody gets the beta!"

everybody crashes the beta

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Where's Dave? Beta site is down.

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@kup said:

"Everybody gets the beta!"

everybody crashes the beta

This is why we can't have nice things.

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It's gonna be a Giant Bomb! :bombitbaby:

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So if the inspiration is Netflix are you saying the new site will run best in Microsoft Edge? Just teasing. Love.

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hello, id like to watch vinny's one time DBZ character feature (this is the show title) pls

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the people demand seaserpent!

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Where is kingdom heartache? D:

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This page isn’t working

beta.giantbomb.com is currently unable to handle this request.

HTTP ERROR 500

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love the look and can wait use it ..

will the the swedish chef video still play if steam is over

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Can't wait to see this baby in action

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What show will this video be placed under? I vote for a new series hosted by Will and Dan. Let's get all that juicy engineering and BTS talk.

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How about some beta.gokugokugoku.com ?

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I want more DBZ content with less wrestling references even I a seasoned veteran don't get! I'll pay double!

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I was worried, but I love the new look! Very spiffy.

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Happy to see Giant Bomb evolving. I won't even sweat the bumps in the road along the way. All the best to the whole team.

-Longtime Member BigSteve33

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@noizy said:

So if the inspiration is Netflix are you saying the new site will run best in Microsoft Edge? Just teasing. Love.

As long as videos don't randomly start autoplaying, or GB doesn't ask if I'm still watching, I don't mind using Netflix as inspiration.

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I can't wait to try it when the beta site is back up. Seems like it will make my viewing experience a lot easier.

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Everybody's Beta!

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This page isn’t working

beta.giantbomb.com is currently unable to handle this request.

HTTP ERROR 500

You mean HYPE ERROR 500!

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Edited By CapnThrash

MAN. MACHINE. THE FUSION.

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So the homepage is basically like a YouTube page.

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A lot of inspiration from the WWE network in this site. Especially the "year" dropdowns . Its a good way to handle a large archive of stuff, should make it a lot easier to go back and listen to old shows.

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The term Watchlist gives me EVE Online flashbacks. Good choice.

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I can't stop laughing at the fact that when Will said pressing '0' on the keyboard with the video player it will go to the end. And then I did it.

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Gonna have to mess around with the new look to see how much I love the presentational changes, but no matter what I love the functional improvements and new features like the watch list, which I have specifically been craving in the last week or two. Nice work GB!

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"lasagna carousel"

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34:30 - Video Bomb on Android syncs the "continue watching" feature as well as the Giant Bomb Xbox One app.

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Edited By alpha_bit

Could you guys please make available some sort of "playlist reversing" or something like that? Example: I started watching Steal My Sunshine way after it aired, but I wanted to watch the full series from the start-forward, binge style. Possible?

Edit: Spoke to soon, it is a thing already!

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DBZ on the thumbnail, we know where the money is. ;)

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@alpha_bit: that's a good idea and I'm glad it's there now!

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Edited By isomac

There seems to be really neat and smart changes. Looks like the beta site works now, I'll mess around with it for sure.

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Rainbow Bunchie 10 Hours is now integrated with giantbomb.com.

Thank you, Giant Bomb.

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Edited By Onemanarmyy

I'd definitly enjoy a 'My Favorites' kind of show-container that you can populate with random episodes across shows. There are definitly moments where i feel like getting 1 big meaty podcast in & 2 smaller pieces of content for the night.

I also wonder how much overlap there will be between the popular video's carrousel & the latest videos carrousel. Either the popular videos tab skews towards the classics, and you'll see it hardly change for months (because it's hard for a new video to surpass some of the decade old classics) Or it will be skewed towards what's popular right now, which will probably line up fairly closely to the most recently added content. At some point that leads to a lot of duplicates. Seems like they are fine with that, but i still wonder if it won't get a bit too messy at some point when you have 3x the same show on your screen (Watchlist, latest, popular).

Just gave it a look and right now it seems to highlight videos from the last 2 months which is a pretty good timeframe i think. Still not sure why quicklooks like Bad North & Fire Pro Wrestling pop up in here when quicklooks for COD, Valkyria Chronicles & Assassins Creed have been commented on way more & therefore are probably more popular as well.

Finally, i wonder if the Live button stays on when there's nothing happening apart from GB infinite. Since that's a 24/7 thing (ideally), the light doesn't convey much information about actual livestreams happening if it stays on all the time.

Oh final point: The staff twitter list is my one little doorway to their twitter, and i think it's kinda neat to see what they're up to. I'd miss it if it was not there anymore.

I understand with all the spam why'd you want to get the forums off the homepage, but i feel like that will be another punch to the forums in general. People are not going to regularly click the forums button to see if something catches their eye. I guess that's the job of the community highlights page now, but i think it will be kinda weird to have threads appear during the week & having to hope that they get added to the end of the week's spotlight for a chance to get some eyes on the threads & get discussions going. Instead of knowing that a new thread will be on everyone's homepage as soon as you post it.

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Loving the new design, especially the Shows landing page. Felt it was missing and sometimes hit and miss as to what one would find in the video mega-menu. Also liking the carousel underneath a video showing in full view what other episodes are available for a series.

Keep it up guys. As a Web Developer myself, I know how hard these things can get an I think you're on the right track!

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I really hope they give the Hitman (2016) videos their own Show page. They could 100% benefit from it.

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No recent forum activity on the homepage?

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Edited By someramguy

I'm still not convinced the site redesign is real but I do like this elaborate facsimile that has apparently been constructed to convince us that it is, which is of course the only possible explanation for a functioning beta.

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Love the idea of This Day in GB history!

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BIGH BOMB

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I remember the last time the site was redesigned. It always feels weird under a new template but I get used to it.

This new redesign makes the site feel like I’m in the future.

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The Bombcast toggles are a really cool idea.

As is the 'This Day in Giant Bomb History' carousella. That'll be a nice way of reminding myself about past content.

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"Words" should be "Prose".

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twitter stuff needs to open in new time D:

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I had no idea that Swatch time already works on the site. Mind blown.

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Jeff should buy the url vegetavegetavegeta.com so that it redirects to the beta site

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Will you guys be able to fix the current issues around chromecast? No matter which video, it has trouble casting to chromecast. Starts skipping to intolerable levels really.

Also not sure if mine is a unique case, but I have to physically mute the tab I cast from on desktop because the sound always continues on computer even while casting.

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Love videos like this, and great work on the redesign to everyone involved!

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Always nice to have some insight on the direction the site is taking. Also I really love the placeholder Vinnyvania banner. Must mean somethings in the works...? Maybe some new videos where Vinny plays other metroidvanias perhaps.