to support a website i've spent hundreds of hours on
I've actually been lurking on this site for about a year, never cared about creating a account just made one for the subscription. The way i see it this isn't just a news or info site nor is it full of the usual bullshit, this is one of the most entertaining sites out there, totally fucking worth the price.
Honestly, I just want to support the guys anyway that I can. I went with $5 for now to see how things go. If things go well and they don't abandon the non-pay members and they continue pushing out the content I love, I will go all in with a full year subscription.
" @99X said:I hate to sound like some elitist asshole because I have a subscription but seriously dude wtf? Sub if you want to and if you don't you can still enjoy all the content. Looks like some peoples true colours come out when they are faced with a real life decision." 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. 5. THE SITE HAS NEVER HAD ADVERTS. 6. OK, I'll give you this. Tested and all the other Whiskey site can burn in hell though. "
Also to get on topic I really wanted the shirt. The design looks sick and I can't wait to wear it around college.
"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?"This.
I would have subscribed even if it was just a way to keep the sites going. The t-shirt(s), mobile site, HD video, etc. are all great perks, but just knowing that our money is going to make the Whiskey Media sites even better is enough incentive for me.
While I welcome the new content, Giant Bomb has provided me with so much free entertainment since the day I discovered the site. As they say, they produce up to 5 hours of video content a week, all of it usually interesting and entertaining. This is close to the same amount of entertainment you get out of a short video game. This again, is 5 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. That's 260 hours a year. 260 hours of entertaining content for 50 dollars. That's a bargain.
I'm looking at this more as supporting the site to make more entertainment. Paying 50 dollars to support the most awesome site on the internet is a steal.