Giant Bomb Bomb-All

So uh.... I guess that Giant Bomb relaunch is not going so well for them. Site being down and all.

Guess I'll have to skip over to their youtube channel for my daily quicklook fix...

EDIT: Looks like its supposed to be down for a bit. They're still live streaming that new Aliens game right now.

I got though to the new site earlier this afternoon just long enough to make a post in the bug reporting forum about the whole site looking strange and my quest level being missing. It's been nothing but 500 errors since then, and I honestly didn't expect anything less.

Yeah, it's been up and down for a while. I can't get the CSS to correctly show now...

Site seems to be reliably up now. YMMV of course.

I really like the new design. I haven't had video issues of the severity that others here have seen but of course there's room for improvement and I look forward to giving it some run this weekend.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Site seems to be reliably up now. YMMV of course.

I really like the new design. I haven't had video issues of the severity that others here have seen but of course there's room for improvement and I look forward to giving it some run this weekend.

Yeah, seems good for me.

I really like the new site design as well!

Is anybody able to log in? I keep getting an internal error every time I try.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Is anybody able to log in? I keep getting an internal error every time I try.

Nope... There is still a bunch of issues that they are going to be working through in the morning.

The mobile version looks nice too. I was able to take a peak at it last night.

I still can't log in though.

I've been automatically logged in since the first time I got it to load.

Video player seems to be working great. I prefer going to their site than to Youtube to watch content.

I can't update the podcast through iTunes though. Keeps telling me that the URL is wrong.

Vector wrote:

I can't update the podcast through iTunes though. Keeps telling me that the URL is wrong.

I'm pretty sure the old iTunes podcast isn't valid anymore--I was getting an error this morning. I resubscribed and it came up with a new podcast name, but nothing was available yet.

CptDomano wrote:
Vector wrote:

I can't update the podcast through iTunes though. Keeps telling me that the URL is wrong.

I'm pretty sure the old iTunes podcast isn't valid anymore--I was getting an error this morning. I resubscribed and it came up with a new podcast name, but nothing was available yet.

If you use the direct RSS feed from the bombcast page, the episodes show up correctly, including the latest one released on 13/2. However the direct feed does not have info like episode length so it might be worth going back to the iTunes feed once everything is sorted out.

I had to reenter the RSS feed in my podcast reader for it to work, but its fine now.

My podcast downloader (which I admit is a piece of garbage but which works with all my other podcasts) isn't working with even the new feed address. It just says there's no episodes.

When I try to subscribe in Podcasts (iOS), it crashes =)

oilypenguin wrote:

When I try to subscribe in Podcasts (iOS), it crashes =)

That's because Podcasts is garbage.

Via twitter 17 hours ago:

Ryan Davis ‏@taswell
This week's podcast IS LIVE. If the RSS/iTunes feed doesn't work, go straight to the source http://is.gd/y0ZBHB http://is.gd/J1XgKL

Maybe I'm weird, I just direct download all my podcasts.

Edit: site seems boned again!

Up for me, but it's new so some downtime isn't shocking.

Sh*t's busted yo.

I don't expect the kinks to be worked out for at least a week.

Seems to be working better now. I had to resubscribe to the rss feed for the podcast but otherwise seems to be working and I can watch subscriber videos again.

Still can't log in. Sure am glad I'm paying for this. And, their solution to this problem seems to be to PM your account information to some random dude on the forum who barely has any posts and isn't denoted as staff. That's not sketchy at all even forgetting the fact that I can't send a PM because I can't f*cking log in.

Yeah, I'm stuck in the same situation for all but my desktop computer where my previous login session magically carried over to the new site.

https://twitter.com/enemykite/status...

Vector wrote:

I don't expect the kinks to be worked out for at least a week.

Yup, that's what I'm thinking here, too.

So—the other day I tried to log into Giant Bomb, and it said I had the wrong login. I'm doubtful, since it's stored in Lastpass, but I figured maybe it got purged or something. I haven't logged in in a while. So I tried to recover my password, and it said it had no account on file. So I figured that was confirmation.

But then, when I went to create an account, it told me that either the username or the email address is already in use. (And I tried to recover my password with both.)

I sent mail to support. Whee.

Yeah, I can't log in either... I don't know what the support email is?

Thanks for that.

Weird, the login failure error message containing said email doesn't pop up for me :/

Oh well, email is sent.

Yeah, the Giant Bomb login page (https://auth.giantbomb.com/login/) doesn't show any such email address. I'll forward my email to the address listed above. Whee.

Edit: I am now able to log in. I received password reset instructions from that email address--but they still didn't work for me. Then I tried using Internet Explorer, and it worked. That seemed odd, so I cleared my browser cache in Chrome and was able to log in there as well.

I suspect some sort of cached javascript issue or the like (and have reported it as a possibility.) So if you have a similar problem, consider trying to clear your cache.