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Posted by SpaceIndaver

Awesome! Thanks. *hunts for credit card*

Edited by Castiel
@SpaceIndaver: Yes you can and in HD too.   
 
Ain't that right folks?
Posted by shadyspace
@SpaceIndaver: Yep. In HD too.
Edited by KaosAngel
@SpaceIndaver: Yes. 
 
EDIT:  In HD too.  They said they have a RSS feed up for the HD stream but for some reason I can't find it and do it on iTunes.  >.>
Posted by SpaceIndaver

Apologies if I'm necrofying an outdated info thread, but does paid membership allow you to download videos? I'm thinking specifically that I've got a long trip this weekend and I'd like to take a couple of Quick Looks with me!

Edited by Bumbuliuz

I had no issue giving these great guys my cash for the yearly sub, anyone else not so much. Also getting a T-Shirt is a plus :) . It will be fun to see how being a member will work out and the benefits of it.
 
 I'm curious to try out the mobile site, but I cant seem to find the link to it? Also where do I usually go to see the weekly show?

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @CL60 said:
" "What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.  "  
 
 "  What definitely won't be in the plan?  
  • Any sort of in-your-face hard sell. I've got the feeling most of you just want to support us and could care less about the features. That's great, we'll respect you back in the same way with not trying to do anything stupid when it comes to convincing you to make that decision." 
 
 
lol.
"
hehe "
this is comedy gold!
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Edited by Kregan

Seriously, stop being cheap people.  Giantbomb has given you tons, and I mean TONS, of content over the past few years and never asked for a dime.
 
I understand that not everyone can pay 4.99$ or 50$ a year for a site, but really, if you have a job, there's no excuse. How much money do you waste on that latte or coke everyday? 4.99$ a month comes down to almost 20 cents a day, and the yearly membership around to 15 cents a day.
 
That coffee will go down the toilet at the end of the day. The entertainment provided here will be there for you when you leave the toilet.

Posted by hilld1985
@Wuddel said:
" @PokySharpy said: 

@BRNK said: 

" I think I'll jump in...maybe having money riding on this site would nudge me out of lurker status and into the seedy, neon light of the Giant Bomb community. I'm not surprised there's so much negative backlash because this is the internet, but weren't some of you naysayers wondering how in the hell this site was making money and hence curious about the viability of the site? Intermittent ads don't pay for a whole team. "

Hehe, this is my first post, my subscription is also nudging me out of lurker status. =)  Seriously, all the negativity around here is crazy.  How much of GB's amazing work have you guys slurped up over the years, without them ever asking for a dime?  How many QLs, how many episodes of ER and TANG, how many fucking AWESOME BOMBCASTS have we all been given?  Now's the chance to give back and say that you appreciate their hard work.  To the Whiskey guys: I'm sorry you have to put up with all this bullshit. "  
QFT 

  • I'd love to see a yearly t-shirt. I am cool with the $10 extra.
  • I would prefer GB-specific stuff on that t-shirt. Not general WM-stuff.
  • On second thought, why don't you sell (more) t-shirts? I mean that is the business model of those 1-man web comics like questionablecontent.net. It seems to work for them, an the shirts are cool.
  • Let the yearly subscribers just select one for free. Maybe add an exclusive choice.
  • Support paypal. You are probably not aware of that, but much of continental europe despises credit cards (which are used like debit cards here anyway).
  • Calendars of real chicks?
"
Both of these posts are amazing.
 
I'm so angry at those people that feel the need to bitch about this subscription model. Giantbomb have given literally days of entertainment to me in the last couple of years. I can be assured that if I'm bored, there'll be something on this site that'll entertain men.
 
The fact that people have been using this site for years, that now feel betrayed because Whiskey have the audacity to want to make some money from this place astounds me.
 
Get some perspective, guys.
Posted by BRNK
Posted by skunk

 @PokySharpy said:

" Hehe, this is my first post, my subscription is also nudging me out of lurker status. =)  Seriously, all the negativity around here is crazy.  How much of GB's amazing work have you guys slurped up over the years, without them ever asking for a dime?  How many QLs, how many episodes of ER and TANG, how many fucking AWESOME BOMBCASTS have we all been given?  Now's the chance to give back and say that you appreciate their hard work.  To the Whiskey guys: I'm sorry you have to put up with all this bullshit. "

Couldn't agree more. Some shit just deserves to be supported and this is one of them. I fucking love Giant Bomb and am definitely warming up to Whiskey Media as a whole. Keep up the great work! 
Posted by fr0y0
@Wuddel said:
  • Support paypal. You are probably not aware of that, but much of continental europe despises credit cards (which are used like debit cards here anyway).
This, a hundred times this. I cannot express how edgy I am about paypal not being available. I cringe so hard when I think about the moment when I saw the part for payment options in the subscription form. 
 
Paypal, please!
Edited by Wuddel
@PokySharpy said: 

@BRNK said: 

" I think I'll jump in...maybe having money riding on this site would nudge me out of lurker status and into the seedy, neon light of the Giant Bomb community. I'm not surprised there's so much negative backlash because this is the internet, but weren't some of you naysayers wondering how in the hell this site was making money and hence curious about the viability of the site? Intermittent ads don't pay for a whole team. "

Hehe, this is my first post, my subscription is also nudging me out of lurker status. =)  Seriously, all the negativity around here is crazy.  How much of GB's amazing work have you guys slurped up over the years, without them ever asking for a dime?  How many QLs, how many episodes of ER and TANG, how many fucking AWESOME BOMBCASTS have we all been given?  Now's the chance to give back and say that you appreciate their hard work.  To the Whiskey guys: I'm sorry you have to put up with all this bullshit. "  
QFT 

  • I'd love to see a yearly t-shirt. I am cool with the $10 extra.
  • I would prefer GB-specific stuff on that t-shirt. Not general WM-stuff.
  • On second thought, why don't you sell (more) t-shirts? I mean that is the business model of those 1-man web comics like questionablecontent.net. It seems to work for them, an the shirts are cool.
  • Let the yearly subscribers just select one for free. Maybe add an exclusive choice.
  • Support paypal. You are probably not aware of that, but much of continental europe despises credit cards (which are used like debit cards here anyway).
  • Calendars of real chicks?
Posted by TehJames
@snide said:

 
What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 
Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.

 "
 
Great! Btw, next week i am going to listing to the bombcast.......
Edited by StrikeALight
@PokySharpy said:

" @BRNK said:

" I think I'll jump in...maybe having money riding on this site would nudge me out of lurker status and into the seedy, neon light of the Giant Bomb community. I'm not surprised there's so much negative backlash because this is the internet, but weren't some of you naysayers wondering how in the hell this site was making money and hence curious about the viability of the site? Intermittent ads don't pay for a whole team. "
Hehe, this is my first post, my subscription is also nudging me out of lurker status. =)  Seriously, all the negativity around here is crazy.  How much of GB's amazing work have you guys slurped up over the years, without them ever asking for a dime?  How many QLs, how many episodes of ER and TANG, how many fucking AWESOME BOMBCASTS have we all been given?  Now's the chance to give back and say that you appreciate their hard work.  To the Whiskey guys: I'm sorry you have to put up with all this bullshit. "
/bow
 
Completely agree. Some of the flames/threats/whining on the GB boards at the moment is frankly a little pathetic.
Posted by PokySharpy
@BRNK said:
" I think I'll jump in...maybe having money riding on this site would nudge me out of lurker status and into the seedy, neon light of the Giant Bomb community. I'm not surprised there's so much negative backlash because this is the internet, but weren't some of you naysayers wondering how in the hell this site was making money and hence curious about the viability of the site? Intermittent ads don't pay for a whole team. "
Hehe, this is my first post, my subscription is also nudging me out of lurker status. =)
 
Seriously, all the negativity around here is crazy.  How much of GB's amazing work have you guys slurped up over the years, without them ever asking for a dime?  How many QLs, how many episodes of ER and TANG, how many fucking AWESOME BOMBCASTS have we all been given?  Now's the chance to give back and say that you appreciate their hard work.
 
To the Whiskey guys: I'm sorry you have to put up with all this bullshit.
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@CL60 said:
" "What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.  "  
 
 "  What definitely won't be in the plan?  
  • Any sort of in-your-face hard sell. I've got the feeling most of you just want to support us and could care less about the features. That's great, we'll respect you back in the same way with not trying to do anything stupid when it comes to convincing you to make that decision." 
 
 
lol.
"
hehe
Edited by Vitor
@KaosAngel said:

" @Asurastrike said:

" Instead of splitting the Bombcast in two, how about doing a video component and make the audio free to non subscribers, and the video only available to subscribers? "
...they're trying to save money on bandwidth, and you want them to raise the amount that would be used. "
They're actually going to be using up more bandwidth by having the bombcast split into so many differing junks and options though (unless I misunderstood here). 
 
Also, charging for it doesn't save money on something you were going to do regardless. Even more so when you can't quantify it's value - they'll never know how many people bought a sub because of the bombcast split after all so they're as screwed as the advertisers are in that respect. 
 
Also, totally agree that an exclusive video bombcast for members would have been a better call. 
 
Yo, next time I want to see that damned spider and cower in fear with the crew...
Posted by Lunar_Aura

BOOM!
Posted by CL60
"What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.  "  
 
 "  What definitely won't be in the plan?  
  • Any sort of in-your-face hard sell. I've got the feeling most of you just want to support us and could care less about the features. That's great, we'll respect you back in the same way with not trying to do anything stupid when it comes to convincing you to make that decision." 
 
 
lol.
Posted by Buscemi
@DoctorTran: I didn't even know there was a size that big, for serious.
Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

you lied dave

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Posted by DoctorTran
@hilld1985:  That's rather disappointing as I'm sure there are quite a few people around here who would appreciate a XXXL
Posted by hilld1985
@DoctorTran said:
" What are the T-shirt sizes? "
As you would expect. 
 
s, m, l, xl, xxl
Posted by DoctorTran

What are the T-shirt sizes?

Posted by nintendoll

If you do t-shirts (and someone may have said this already but 850+ is really a bit much for me to search through) can you please do ladies' sizes as well? I'd have no trouble paying for a year of membership+shirt, but not if I can't get a shirt I can actually, you know, wear.

Posted by Shikon
@AlisterCat said: 
Paypal is coming in a couple of weeks. "
 
Thank you, 
This is great news!
Posted by AlisterCat
@Shikon said:
"

i just saw the subscription stuff. i want to sign up but i need paypal..

Snide i will pay you 10 euro shipping cost and you can keep the t-shirt if you give me paypal =O

"
Paypal is coming in a couple of weeks.
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Posted by gakon

Where can I see a picture of the T-shirt? Also I wonder if they'll ship to a place other than your billing address.

Posted by Shikon

i just saw the subscription stuff. i want to sign up but i need paypal..

Snide i will pay you 10 euro shipping cost and you can keep the t-shirt if you give me paypal =O

Posted by Ghostface318

  I feel that this paid subscription thing was attempted earnestly, but handled poorly. However, this site's content has been a major source of smiles and laughter since I discovered it, and has helped me deal with a lot of stuff, so I wanted to support them. I am continuing to put my trust in GB, and by extension, Whiskey Media. Please do not betray that trust.

Posted by Overwatch

I will definetly sing up at day one. It looks great. I think that 5 bucks a month will do it for me. Wanna support Giant Bomb.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

So is this activated yet? I want to sign up.

Posted by KaosAngel
@yukine: They said on the announcement that bandwidth was the biggest issue and they aren't making money off the site from ads.  They're out of their foundations, and need our help.
Edited by ratzombie
@KaosAngel: If bandwidth costs was such a concern, I severely doubt they would be adding a live show on Fridays as part of the paid membership, or 720p video on all Whiskey sites for that matter. I think having a video component to the podcast would be a great way to add value to the subscription and avoid pissing off a bunch of people by splitting the 'cast.
Posted by KaosAngel
@Asurastrike said:
" Instead of splitting the Bombcast in two, how about doing a video component and make the audio free to non subscribers, and the video only available to subscribers? "
...they're trying to save money on bandwidth, and you want them to raise the amount that would be used.
Posted by Asurastrike

Instead of splitting the Bombcast in two, how about doing a video component and make the audio free to non subscribers, and the video only available to subscribers?

Edited by JoeyRavn

I'm a bit skeptical about this. Before I pay anything, and since I've pretty tight on money being a college student and all, and seeing I couldn't care less about the extras being offered for paid subscriptions, I'll wait and see how this plays out. It's not that I wouldn't pay a subscription for CV and GB, but right now I don't see any advantage to it. Besides, you don't accept PayPal and I don't have a credit card. 
 
Time will tell.    

Posted by Grimace

If they don't support Pay Pal then...actually that doesn't even make sense. 
  
I'd wager that most of Giant Bomb's community (including myself) do not own a credit card and a much larger number have a debit or EFTPOS card linked to Pay Pal. 
 
Do the right thing, Giant Bomb.

Posted by BRNK

I think I'll jump in...maybe having money riding on this site would nudge me out of lurker status and into the seedy, neon light of the Giant Bomb community. 
I'm not surprised there's so much negative backlash because this is the internet, but weren't some of you naysayers wondering how in the hell this site was making money and hence curious about the viability of the site? Intermittent ads don't pay for a whole team.

Posted by buzz_clik
@Daniel_B said:
" Where can a person take a look at these shirts? "
FRONT
BACK
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Posted by Mrnitropb
@Daniel_B said:
" Where can a person take a look at these shirts? "
Posted by Dtat

What if you guys split the Bombcast! That sounds like a great idea! It's like this: the bombcast is the most popular thing that whiskey media has, so let's charge for it! 
 
/bitter sarcasm
Posted by Daniel_B

Where can a person take a look at these shirts?

Posted by Mrnitropb
@Sparklykiss said:
" @SirPenguin said:
" @snide said:
What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 
Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.
...so, about that... "
Exactly what I was thinking. "
Posted by CRAzYKiLL3R93

HANDS OFF MY BOMBCAST

Posted by Sparklykiss
@SirPenguin said:
" @snide said:
What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 
Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.
...so, about that... "
Exactly what I was thinking.
Moderator
Posted by BigDo6

Just tell me where I sign.

Posted by TehBuLL

" Any sort of in-your-face hard sell. I've got the feeling most of you just want to support us and could care less about the features. That's great, we'll respect you back in the same way with not trying to do anything stupid when it comes to convincing you to make that decision."
.....again, I've heard this rumor about a bombcast............

Posted by SirPenguin
@snide said:
What am I going to lose if I don't buy any of this? 
 
Sorry, you must be thinking about someone else. We're in the not pissing off the Internet business. The site as you see it right now will remain largely unchanged.
...so, about that...