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#1 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

I have a question.

If you could pay 60 dollars, and then once every year Giant Bomb mailed you a disc (or bunch of discs) with all of the premium content for that year loaded on there, would you prefer that to your subscription? Right now, you're paying for the content and you don't even own it. My sub ran out (and based on Vinny+Alex and Dan+Jeff videos, I think I'm gonna re-up) and I no longer have access to a number of cherished videos. But if you had the discs, they'd be yours and no one could take them away from you. Also, you'd be able to put it on your shelf, which seems to be important.

Are you for transferring your subscription to a one-time transaction for a physical good that you can use whenever you want?

If you have a subscription, you can download the videos. Voilà, Cherished videos saved and available whenever you want them.

For me physical versus digital (on games) is simple, what is the cheapest earlier?

My budgeting, I give myself one full price game a year on release.

The rest of the time I wait. Many times I can get physical copies of games that came out 3-4 months ago for 30 bucks. If I wait for the inevitable holiday sales, cheaper still. The digital versions can take two years or more to hit that price (talking console stores, I don't PC game or use Steam).

#2 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

@zomgfruitbunnies: I thought the same thing at first... then I realized: I'm probably better off not knowing.

Back to ignoring the forums!

#3 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

-Like @crithon said, Zombies Ate My Neighbors (I still have the music stuck in my head sometimes).

-Fear Effect (one or two).

-Lode Runner (any would do but most likely the the weird polygonal N64 one)

#4 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

Wow, insane news to wake up to! Weird to see two coasts going when, to me, it seems they were still getting the main office fully fleshed out and running since the buyout.

#5 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

@white said:

@ajamafalous said:
@larrydavis said:

@white said:

As long as I can get a subscription without the coupon (which you now can with the current promotion). Because as much as I want GB merchandise, fuck the shipping they charge for a T-shirt.

Haha, jesus. I know someone who was waiting for a sale to get a membership. I never even saw this mentioned anywhere on the site and now it's sold out. Great!

Yeah, welcome to everything that ever gets sold here.

You know what, add that to my list. Stop doing bullshit promotions where you sell 1000 of something and don't even advertise it anywhere. Put up an article on the front page, say "alright here's the signed poster order/new limited run tshirt/whateverthefuck. it'll be available for order for the next two weeks at [link to store]." I can guarantee that nobody is going to give a fuck that their shirt took an extra six weeks to ship because you had to get the orders before you printed them. I've missed both signed posters and several limited-run t-shirts because they either weren't advertised, or they were advertised everywhere but the site itself and by the time I found out about them they were sold out. It's honestly a joke that a site with this many members would run a store the way they do.

I'm not trying to blast Rorie, because most of it happened before he got here, but the newest signed poster did happen seemingly under his command, and that was just the latest in a long line of mismanaged merchandise sales.

To be fair, if you watched the archive of the latest Vinnyvania, Rorie mentioned it there.

That's kinda the whole problem. I shouldn't have to watch two hours of a random installment of a premium video feature that I may or may not be interested in (or follow them on twitter or tumblr or mixlr or whateverthefuckelse they're on) to get news about that kind of stuff. There's no excuse for it not being an article on the front page of the site itself.

Exactly. Doesn't even have to be a whole article even. Just a runner at top with a link, like you said. A lot of times it feels like they think everybody reads/looks at everything on the site, and some probably do, but not everybody. Hell, I still remember the whole confusing "podcast will be broke into two" thing. Big announcement on podcast about it, and then.... nothing ever happened (which was good). But, I never really knew what happened or why it was dropped until like a year later, when I believe it was Dave who randomly made fun of it during a podcast. I also even think they sometimes forget when they are doing it what content is subscriber and which is free. The obvious gets missed sometimes. I recall Jeff making fun of themselves one time for taking forever to simply get a shirt/hoodie with just the normal site name and logo available on the store.

For me personally though, the no ads thing alone is enough for me to keep subscribing, Fuck ads.

#6 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -
@larrydavis said:
@white said:

As long as I can get a subscription without the coupon (which you now can with the current promotion). Because as much as I want GB merchandise, fuck the shipping they charge for a T-shirt.

Haha, jesus. I know someone who was waiting for a sale to get a membership. I never even saw this mentioned anywhere on the site and now it's sold out. Great!

You know what, add that to my list. Stop doing bullshit promotions where you sell 1000 of something and don't even advertise it anywhere. Put up an article on the front page, say "alright here's the signed poster order/new limited run tshirt/whateverthefuck. it'll be available for order for the next two weeks at [link to store]."
Yup, this. I don't follow the forums a lot or their twitters at all. I don't care about shirts, but I would have LOVED to have the posters! But the simplest of the simple of promoting it seems to fall through the cracks. Same with the latest subscription promo. Make it clear and obvious.
#7 Edited by sethshandor (82 posts) -

Also remember, as a subscriber you can download and save your favorites too.

I try to if I have the HD space, because let's face it, the internet is a weird place and while it is posted one day, the next it could be gone forever.

#8 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

See I may be in the minority but personally have always been a huge fan of Patrick Klepek and do not see the huge amount of content he produces as the bone of contention that some do. Alex however I am not a huge fan of his content and if the situation was reversed I guess I perhaps would feel like this. It's not Patrick's fault he has so much to give.

My exact same thoughts. Thank you, now I don't have to type as much!

#9 Posted by sethshandor (82 posts) -

Pretty interesting FAQ. Removes a lot of guessing. Bummed about the media server, I use my PS3 with the PlayOn media server all the time.

#10 Edited by sethshandor (82 posts) -

Not familiar with the comic at all. LOVED the first episode. Will wait until the game is finished and maybe pick up some trades.

Played on PS3 and still hitched a bit here and there... that's the ONE thing telltale really needs to fix.

I was silent on who I suspected because my choice, Icabod, wasn't there!

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