#1 Posted by CitizenKane (10789 posts) -

To all paid subscribers, be it monthly or yearly, why did you decide to financially commit to Whiskey Media/Giant Bomb?  Was it because of 720p HD videos?  No ads? The Friday live show?  Or maybe you just think Whiskey Media/Giant Bomb is so awesome and want to support their amazing website engineering and general shenanigans for the betterment of the Internet and human civilization as a whole?
Let us hear your voice!

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -


#3 Edited by Rincewind (317 posts) -

I've paid more for less in my life.

#4 Posted by Borodin (421 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Medal "
#5 Posted by plop1920 (462 posts) -

Wanted to support whiskey honestly, I'll probably never really use the hd video stuff. Also the t shirt!
#6 Posted by sixdemonbag (79 posts) -

Because after I slept on it I realized I spend way more than $5 a month on more frivalous things that I don't use on a regular basis.  Kind of bummed that Silver Medalists still will get ads though.
#7 Posted by groin (869 posts) -

The t-shirt, HD vids, and because they're awesome.

#8 Posted by Jimi (1148 posts) -

Going to buy the subscription next pay-date. 
I love the site, it's as simple as that. The only gaming website that gives a totally honest opinion.

#9 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Medal "
 I would've gone yearly, but poor college student and all I have to wait for a paycheck or two. In the meantime I have no problem supporting the GB and Whiskey Media crew because they make some of the best content on the web.
Plus, the chance to see Vinny in HD is irresistible.
#10 Posted by carlthenimrod (1610 posts) -

I just wanted to support them. I've got so many hours of entertainment over the past years that $50 is the least I can do.
Plus I get a spiffy t-shirt and a thing under my name. Look! A thing!!

#11 Posted by Mesklinite (860 posts) -

Because I listen to videos and podcasts for around 6-8 hours a week. That's worth 50$ a year. Hands down. I can not out twice a year for this easy.
#12 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@sixdemonbag said:
" Kind of bummed that Silver Medalists still will get ads though. "
Wait what?! They're introducing adverts? Thats bullshit, if people want to pay fine. But don't suddenly punish those who don't!
#13 Posted by TatoBins (98 posts) -

signed up...probably wont watch HD video.

#14 Posted by XcL (160 posts) -

Paying it forward, for the video game based shenanigans and the content what else am I gonna do donate the money to the boy scouts those guys are jerks. 

#15 Posted by TheAdmin (856 posts) -

Reasons for Joining (mostly in order of why): 
1. T-Shirt 
2. HD Video 
3. Unsplit Bombcast 
4. Friday Show 
5. No Ads 
6.  I love Giant Bomb and Tested! 
(the medal could use a little tweaking... it's kinda ugly).

#16 Posted by lclay (398 posts) -

To support giantbomb and the whiskey community after they have provided with so much free entertainment!

#17 Posted by superpope (131 posts) -

To support the site. I've gotten so much free entertainment from them from quick looks to endurance runs and all the podcasts. If they keep that up, its worth more than $50.  
Plus I get a shirt. Neat.
#18 Posted by SumDeus (1898 posts) -

Can I still sign up even though I've already linked my accounts?

#19 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -

For the SHWAG.

#20 Posted by rentfn (1381 posts) -

I love screened, comic vine and Giant Bomb and wanted to feel like I helped them out when they asked.

#21 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

Browsing giant bomb and experiencing its content is a large part of how I spend my leisure time so..

#22 Posted by Wally (75 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Medal "

#23 Posted by sixdemonbag (79 posts) -
Well they have had ads before, nothing too intrusive...just think about the ads for Big Live Live Show Live before the videos.   Then there was that week where Eat Pray Love was advertising on Screened, and I think there was a Scion ad wrapped around all the content on the front page the other day.
#24 Posted by Blair (2559 posts) -

I paid because I love this website and support what's going on here.
I love capitalism and Giant Bomb.

#25 Posted by Sjosz (489 posts) -

These guys have been doing awesome work over the past years here, and GiantBomb has provided me with a place where I feel the reporting and features have heart, character and integrity. It's really all I can do to be able to say I'm part of it, and I like being part of it.
Beyond that, I guess the t-shirt is nice, and seeing everything in higher definition without any sort of ads make my daily game news/features needs enjoyable.

#26 Posted by Tiger_Buttercup (319 posts) -

For over two years now i've absorbed so much content from GB and recently Screened and Tested that I'm more than happy to help out. All the perks are great, but I would have given $50 just to keep WM ad free and run the way it should be.

#27 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@99X said:
" Reasons for Joining (mostly in order of why): 1. T-Shirt 2. HD Video 3. Unsplit Bombcast 4. Friday Show 5. No Ads 6.  I love Giant Bomb and Tested!  (the medal could use a little tweaking... it's kinda ugly). "
1: I think anyone who wears a T-shirt for a website is a wanker. Straight up. Not to mention that they're cheap. 
2. Videos are already really high quality, HD isn't much of a push. 
3. Uhh... you're supporting a split bombcast. Not getting rid of it. 
4. We're yet to see how good this is. 
6. OK, I'll give you this. Tested and all the other Whiskey site can burn in hell though.
#28 Posted by Mowgers (408 posts) -

No ads, HD video, Bonus friday thing. Mainly to support the beez-nez. Plus I don't drink much so I can spare the forty quid or whatever $60 translates to in GBP.

#29 Posted by Baillie (4598 posts) -

All of above.

#30 Edited by Vorbis (2763 posts) -

For support.



" @sixdemonbag said:

" Kind of bummed that Silver Medalists still will get ads though. "

Wait what?! They're introducing adverts? Thats bullshit, if people want to pay fine. But don't suddenly punish those who don't! "
Theres been adverts for months, but they are limited to certain regions. If you have never seen any, you probably never will.
#31 Posted by Okinopolytrans (27 posts) -

Because I love the site. But also, the mobile site looks spiffy. Creating a mobile site is pretty hard, and it looks like Dave nailed it. Hoping that means that I don't need to ever use the iPhone or Android clients again; though the Android one in particular was nice, it had its eccentricities, and the Whiskey crew never fixed the problems they introduced in a timely manner (i.e. right now, it's broke).

#32 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

I feel that I almost owe them even more after all the awesome entertainment they've provided me so far.
I've been aching at throwing more money at them since I bought my Luchadeer hoodie (Which was too big, so I gave it away. Incidentally making me the producer of a walking Giant Bomb ad)

#33 Posted by CandleJakk (769 posts) -

At this point, I had spare cash, and my student loan will cover my legitimate expenses. I don't buy anything except food in this part of the year, due to my birthday and christmas. I would have happily kept with a free account, but I think the Whiskey Team deserves supporting, more so now I've seen how many engineers they actually have there as well as the front teams. And even with shipping, it was still less than £40 for me, which isn't a lot.

#34 Posted by MartinDN (133 posts) -

I dont really like to subcribe to websites for extra content, but if thats what it takes to keep giantbomb up and running then im willing to pay, its not so much in the long run.
Its the price of one game, and a video game site that will be full of people who buy alot of games we should not be complaining (as in general video games are terribly overpriced), besides i think people are just moaning about not getting everything for free, this is the real world - and in the real world, websites cost alot of money to run.

#35 Posted by Jeffsekai (7155 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Medal "
But srsly I love Giantbomb and want them to have my money. The bombcast thing is hella lame and the way the backlash was handled was even more dumb. But w.e.
#36 Posted by shiro11 (66 posts) -

The mobile site plus I basically watch/listen to at least a good 7 hours a week of content from them (2 hours for live screened, 2 for TNT, 1 hour worth of QL, 2 for the bombcast). For the amount of entertainment I get from them, 5 dollars a month is cheap.

#37 Posted by Shuborno (904 posts) -
  • Shirt
  • Mobile site
  • Supporting my most-visited site so it keeps existing
Tiered Bombcast is bulls*** but I suppose I'll appreciate not having any interruptions in my Bombcast service.
#38 Posted by ZoRzEr (133 posts) -

Support the free stuffs. Support whiskey media. HD. Puppies.

#39 Posted by Sanj (2759 posts) -

It wasn't for the unsightly medal, I can tell you that much. 

#40 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Oh wow, I keep forgetting about the shirt...hah, I fail.

#41 Posted by supercubedude (514 posts) -

I owe these guys for a lot over the past 5-odd years. 
And this fucking sick medal.

#42 Posted by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

isn't it that people in the US don't see ads? because for the past week or so i've been seeing car ads plastered all over when i come here sometimes

#43 Posted by HistoryInRust (6669 posts) -

Because at some point last night, after thinking about it for a while, I couldn't find a good answer to this question: 
"Why not?"

#44 Posted by Borodin (421 posts) -
@SumDeus: You can yeah, any time you like you can upgrade from the whiskey site
#45 Posted by Pilot13 (29 posts) -

If I had a smart phone I'd probably sign up. The mobile site sounds pretty cool.

#46 Posted by jmichniewicz@gmail.com (14 posts) -

I dont really care what they add in.  I gave em the cash because I've already gotten 2 years of awesomeness for 2 years already 

#47 Posted by rflx (597 posts) -

I just like to support things that I like, and I can afford it. Simple as that.

#48 Posted by VarkhanMB (180 posts) -

Signed up because I felt like it was for a good cause. And the mobile versions of the sites.

#49 Posted by SumDeus (1898 posts) -

I'll probably be signing up around January.

#50 Posted by pa21ris (195 posts) -

Well it was a multitude of things that made it worth the yearly subscription. I think that the shenanigans around the office, the no ads and the hd video seems to be worth the price. Plus I don't want my laptop stolen by babs. Also who would want their ass kicked. I would rather be helping pay to stock up the bar so Jeff can drink more tequila.