Supporting the websites. Oh and also...
" Medal "
They provide 5+ hours of great content a week and I'd rather not GB have to sell their souls or destroy their site to keep going. Like was already said, I've paid more for far far less. One glance at my video game library will tell you that.
I also like the t-shirt.
Downloadable videos, T-Shirt, full bombcast, and generally to show my appreciation for this kick-ass site. I don't care too much about HD, and given my schedule will probably never be able to see whatever Friday show they have planned, and I don't go to the other Whiskey sites very often.
Those bonuses are quite nice, but I didn't singed up for them. I signed up because I respect Jeff and his team. They are doing extraordinary job and I want to support them as much as I can. So not for bonuses, but for the support. I would pay the monthly fee even if there were no bonuses like HD videos and such.
The subscriber benefits don't justify $50/yr, so that isn't why I subscribed. (I think they should sell the shirts separately to those who want them and charge $25/yr for a subscription to generate a larger percentage of user-base buy-in. And maybe not continue with the idea to split the podcast.)
I subscribed, because I believe in value for value. I believe that the best way to ensure continued quality tomorrow is to reward quality, today. The same reason I expect to be compensated for work I do in my career. Also, because I have been blocking ads for over a decade and said since Giant Bomb's beginning that I would not make exceptions for their ads, but would support with cash the moment they offered a method.
I subscribed, because I know that some people enjoy the site, but can't or won't subscribe. While it may not always be the case, I'm fortunate enough to be able to easily afford it. I know that my subscription helps ensure continued awesomeness at Giant Bomb for everyone. Others who subscribe. Those who want to, but can't. Even those who enjoy the site, but are angry over entirely voluntary subscriptions.
"I threw away 10 bucks on points for my dsi XL so I can play some meh games that really weren't that good... I think I can afford another 5 bucks. "
No, they're not introducing advertisements. They're continuing advertisements. They're just not serving the advertisements to subscribers. This is a common practice at any site that offers a few bonuses to contributors.
" @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! "
I subscribed because I have known the Giantbomb crew's antics over the last decade and considering the stuff that they have done in that I haven't gone anywhere else for my gaming know-how. I have faith that they will do the best and have provided so much, and considering the stuff they can come up with now that a lot of people are subscribing is going to be awesome. This also goes out to Screened and Tested. Also, T-SHIRT.
I subscribed with the sole purpose of making the Bombcast available to everyone.
Well, not really, but It's a nice offshoot
Mainly because they've earned my $ by providing countless hours of entertainment over countless hours of time I should have spent studying.
But now I feel like a lackey...
I think a lot of people take for granted the awesome content, and the amount of it, that we get constantly for zilch. So, I just wanted to help them out. The perks are still perks, but I probably would have still given money if it was just a big fat 'donate' button. But, of course, they wanted to do it right and we get something in return, which is just swell.
I really subscribed for just about every feature they`re offering. I`m not a huge poster, but I`m on Giant Bomb for at least an hour a day, usually more. And, like many have said, I just wanted to support Whiskey for all the great work they`ve done these past few years. And the multi-pass is making me more interested in being more active on other Whiskey sites as well.
I been following these guys since before GB was made. I followed Jeff after he was fired from gamespot and subscribed to Arrow Pointing Down podcast (the pre-bombcast bombcast) and I jumped at the opportunity to support them. I'm not broke yo.
Because I'm terrified that Vinny might be connected to the mafia and he wouldn't like me trying to get something for nothing, you know?
Actually it's just to support the site. It's been a good source of information, entertainment, and general tomfoolery. You can't put a price tag on that. Oh wait, they just did...and I paid it.
I have been supporting Giant Bomb since it was the Arrow Pointing Down podcast and Jeff doing Points! from his bedroom. Then I found out about Comicvine and Whiskey Media through Giant Bomb and love them.
Plus, I have spent more on porn in a year than $50, so I figured this was a better place for that money.
Oh, and the T-shirt!
It was pretty easy to justify paying for this. Access to the mobile site is huge, premium podcast access and, most importantly, I use Giant Bomb, Tested and Comicvine every single day and think it's worth £3.20 a month to support great content.
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