Giant Bomb News

206 Comments

A Hot Membership Deal For You: Expires July 6!

Look, I'm into the idea of a membership sale around the holiday, but that wordplay is BROKEN.

Will Smith, confirmed Independence Day enthusiast.

Folks, if you're like me, then you love two things: staying in bed all day with your blackout curtains drawn and fireworks. July 4 is probably one of my favorite holidays because if you play your cards right, you can do both of those things in one day. Hide out all day and refuse to answer your phone while the sun is up! Then, once the darkness comes, run out into the street and try to set everything on fire.

We're celebrating the holiday around here by knocking a chunk of cash off of our annual memberships, bringing the cost down to $35 from here until July 6. But this is a limited offer, so if you want in, you should probably think about rolling out of bed, turning on a light, and getting to your computer. Actually, I guess if you're reading this, you've probably already done that? I'm... not really clear on how computers work.

While we're celebrating this national holiday, we're also marking down another reason to celebrate. Dave has decided to dive headfirst into Dwarf Fortress, and we'll be documenting his progress for premium members in a multipart series that starts today. As a result of these two things colliding, we've decided to call this promotion the DWARVES OF JULY celebration!

Here was my input on said promotion: "Would the singular, like, Dwarf of July sound a little bit more like Fourth of July?" Ryan then shook his head at me (and Brad, who totally sided with me) in disgust, and the DWARVES OF JULY WAS BORN! Take advantage of our foolhardiness now by getting in on this amazing deal! You can use it to extend your existing membership, start a new one for yourself, or give the code it generates to a friend and give the gift of premiosity this holiday season!

And now, here is a picture of Olaf, who is really known more for being a viking than a dwarf but he's pretty short. Stout, even. Thank you for your support and be safe and sane next week: always use punk sticks when lighting your dwarves on fire. Oh, and CLICK HERE FOR HOT DEALZ.

OLAF UNLEASHES HOT FURY
Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
206 Comments
Posted by Jeff
Will Smith, confirmed Independence Day enthusiast.

Folks, if you're like me, then you love two things: staying in bed all day with your blackout curtains drawn and fireworks. July 4 is probably one of my favorite holidays because if you play your cards right, you can do both of those things in one day. Hide out all day and refuse to answer your phone while the sun is up! Then, once the darkness comes, run out into the street and try to set everything on fire.

We're celebrating the holiday around here by knocking a chunk of cash off of our annual memberships, bringing the cost down to $35 from here until July 6. But this is a limited offer, so if you want in, you should probably think about rolling out of bed, turning on a light, and getting to your computer. Actually, I guess if you're reading this, you've probably already done that? I'm... not really clear on how computers work.

While we're celebrating this national holiday, we're also marking down another reason to celebrate. Dave has decided to dive headfirst into Dwarf Fortress, and we'll be documenting his progress for premium members in a multipart series that starts today. As a result of these two things colliding, we've decided to call this promotion the DWARVES OF JULY celebration!

Here was my input on said promotion: "Would the singular, like, Dwarf of July sound a little bit more like Fourth of July?" Ryan then shook his head at me (and Brad, who totally sided with me) in disgust, and the DWARVES OF JULY WAS BORN! Take advantage of our foolhardiness now by getting in on this amazing deal! You can use it to extend your existing membership, start a new one for yourself, or give the code it generates to a friend and give the gift of premiosity this holiday season!

And now, here is a picture of Olaf, who is really known more for being a viking than a dwarf but he's pretty short. Stout, even. Thank you for your support and be safe and sane next week: always use punk sticks when lighting your dwarves on fire. Oh, and CLICK HERE FOR HOT DEALZ.

OLAF UNLEASHES HOT FURY
Staff
Edited by buft

deal of the century

edit

£22 for you UK people

Edited by SgtSphynx

I don't mind extending my membership past Sep 2013. Now I'm good until September 2014, I think I might pass the next time these go on sale.

Posted by radioactivez0r

I agree, Dwarf of July was better.

Posted by InfiniteGeass

At this point what's the point anymore in buying a membership at full price?

Online
Posted by mattbanks

Damn - my membership auto renewed a couple days ago

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Could've compromised and gone with 'Dwarfs'. If I remember correctly, 'dwarves' was Tolkien's attempt to make them less corny or something.

NERD SCIENCE.

Posted by Hardtarget

membership has now been extended to Nov 2013

I am very excite for dwaf fortress quicklooks

Posted by Vorbis

I'm a little disappointed there's no audio clip of the staff trying their best dwarf impressions, but hardcore Dave in a beard is acceptable.

Edited by ItBeStefYo

@InfiniteGeass said:

At this point what's the point anymore in buying a membership at full price?

You dont get T-Shirt credit in the store with this deal

Posted by zerdune

Thanks, but I'm already good until Dec '13.

Posted by morrelloman

Dwarf of July makes way more sense Ryan. You are a bully.

Posted by TheQuad

Signed up just to see Dave heroically conquer Dwarf Fortress.

Posted by csl316

Billy Smith is NOT down with his likeness being used in such a way.

Posted by Butano

Ok, that picture of Hardcore Dave as a dwarf is hilarious, but I like shirts, so I'll wait for TBLLSL to order another year.

Posted by ztiworoh

Is it too much to ask for a Dwarves of July t-shirt to get made?

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

Dwarf of July is better. NO SALE.

Posted by SomeJerk

$35 to show my appreciation for people creating content I really like doesn't feel like much, but I hope it gets you beer, scotch, blow and hookers, whatever you use for pleasure and relaxation I hope I contribute the slightest to it because you deserve it.
 
Especially Alex and Patrick.

Posted by Jack268

I was going to let my subscription run out here, but now that this Dave thing is multi-part, you have forced my hand. I can't miss out on Dave content. God damn it.

Posted by Ravenlight

Dave playing DF sealed the deal for me. Godspeed, sir!

Posted by el_stork

I've been lurking here for almost a year and this promotion finally convinced me to upgrade. I love the podcast and the quick looks and I'm looking forward to digging into even more glorious content. I'm off to watch Brad be broken now, Peace.

P.S. Please Please Please have another endurance run, I know you all probably hate doing it but everyone loves them.

Posted by GeneralDAS

Again, this isn't really a deal so much as it is another option for people who don't want to pay for a t-shirt with their membership...

Posted by GunslingerPanda

I have to cancel my membership, just can't afford it any more.

Posted by Cincaid

@el_stork said:

I've been lurking here for almost a year and this promotion finally convinced me to upgrade. I love the podcast and the quick looks and I'm looking forward to digging into even more glorious content. I'm off to watch Brad be broken now, Peace.

P.S. Please Please Please have another endurance run, I know you all probably hate doing it but everyone loves them.

Oh boy, do you have a lot of Premium content to go through! Happy for your sake. ^^

Posted by bloodsoul5

A new VJ endurance run would have the subscriptions rolling in... just sayin.

Posted by el_stork

@Cincaid: Any suggestions?

Posted by GoldSoundz

Added another year to my subscription, and I felt justified in my purchase and soon as I submitted my payment info. Thanks for the round of applause, guys, and keep up the good work.

Posted by Nadafinga

I told the wife I would let my membership run out in September...but how can I resist? Sure, I have two newborns at home who need diapers, but whatever. They'll still shit whether there's something there or not.

They'll be fiiiiine.

Honey? Where are you going?

Posted by CrashTanuki

Down with Ryan! Up with Dwarf of July!

Posted by ZeroSignal

Just bought a couple of them! Probably need to do something about my membership addiction though. Will there even be an internet in 2020?

Posted by Humanity

I'd love to get one but you still apparently can't use PayPal which is what I'm forced to use at the moment for online transactions

Posted by icytower38

He used a rock & roll racing reference, Jeff you are the man

Posted by drew327

The "Back to Giantbomb.com" link on the page where you sign up, sends you to whiskeymedia.com just FYI

Posted by Cincaid

@el_stork: Random PC Game, Load Our Last Save, and whenever they have their "old game" marathons are definitely sticking out for me. I'm sure you'll find more! :)

Posted by Daveyo520

Yay Dwarves!

Posted by ajamafalous

Dwarf of July is way better.

Posted by Feikken

I came here for the Everquest

Posted by Murdoc_

Bought it this morning, don't need a discount. You guys rock. Does that tip thing still work with the extra $15? the image has an x on it.

Posted by el_stork

@Cincaid: Thanks I'll check them out.

Posted by Maajin

I could read you talking about stupid stuff all day, Jeff! I'll try to finally upgrade my monthly plan to an annual one.

Posted by Blind_Evil

I think I'm already paid up til 2014, due to prior sales and a lack of willpower.

Posted by Cheesebob

I just did it. That thing at the end was hilarious.

Posted by Daveyo520

@GunslingerPanda: You don't need to cancel, you just need to not renew.

Posted by AlexW00d

Pretty nice of you guys to celebrate my Father's Birthday.

Posted by Tearhead
Posted by Trilogy

Ryan is just upset because of his Dwarf heritage. Think about it.

Posted by Knigge

I love that I have a 15 buck coupon for shirts that are never in stock.

When's THAT getting remedied?

Edited by Lunar_Aura

Can existing members get this deal to get an additional year?

EDIT: I'm not literate. Leave me alone.