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#151 Posted by Arrested_Developer (838 posts) -

Shit, I don't think GB are in one of the streaming rooms. Twitch only shows the main stage and Hedgehog as streaming, no Sasquatch -_-

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#152 Posted by siln (107 posts) -

Just signed up due to the promotion. I think I would pay the money I saved just to get a copy of the audio that plays when your subscription goes through.

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#153 Posted by IcyEyes (608 posts) -
@stimpack said:

Very disappointing to hear that the sale price is only for new members. Always hate when companies decide to ignore the loyalty of their fans while giving benefits to newcomers.

I'm more disappointed that this was one of the "special surprises" they teased for those not going to PAX. "Surprise! You get to give us more money, BUT at a discount.... Oh, and it's only for new members..." Wait, what?! Sales like these also make me a little concerned. Didn't they have a sale a short time before getting bought by CBSi? I'm also disappointed because I've only just started subscribing a few months back, after following the site almost from the beginning :( I always seem to have the worst luck.

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#154 Posted by BTStreleckis (119 posts) -

@siln: In the same boat. Very cool for my benefit, and my goodness that confirmation...
If I was to go to more video game-centric conventions/shows, that new shirt would be right up my alley.

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#155 Posted by cthomer5000 (1411 posts) -

@rorie It feels a bit odd that current members (who have likely already bought t-shirts with past memberships) can't re-up for $35.

Plenty of us would tack on another year right now if that was an option.

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#156 Posted by NDN_Shadow (161 posts) -

How did people RSVP for the Premium Party? Was there a thread on the forums? This is the first time I heard about this and feel pretty left out.

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#157 Posted by superfunhappygun (90 posts) -

Sucks that existing subscribers are left out of the resub party. Especially European subscribers who consider the forced 15 dollar store coupon useless anyway since the shipping costs negate any discount. Oh well, I had already cancelled my subscription. Runs out in September. After reading this marketing ploy (one I would've never expected Giant Bomb to stoop to, might I add) I'm happy I ended it too.

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#158 Posted by posh (661 posts) -
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#159 Posted by mmzOne (305 posts) -

When my subscription ran out yesterday I thought that this is perfect, now I don't have to get that discount for a 110+ $ shirt. I guess there's always a next time. At least this gives me a backlog so I have something to watch in the future.

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#160 Posted by BradBrains (2248 posts) -

Hopefully I can get my premium set up soon. Really stoked to watch metal gear scanlion

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#162 Posted by superfunhappygun (90 posts) -

@dadud: Then maybe you need to read a little better.

I didn't diss the website, I dissed this tactic. And they're no longer Whiskey Media, they no longer need subscribers to survive because they are now owned by a major media corporation. Heck, even if they weren't a part of CBS, it's a wildly stupid thing to say because I imagine that extending the discount to all existing subscribers would've boosted sales further.

There's something to be said about calling someone else a tool and coming across as one yourself, but I'll keep the personal insults to a minimum. I still think of Giant Bomb as a very positive community overall.

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#164 Posted by spraynardtatum (4384 posts) -
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#166 Posted by spraynardtatum (4384 posts) -

@dadud said:

@spraynardtatum: Tis' the internet, and i see enough of this crap already elsewhere. unless your opinion betters the site, keep it to yourself.

Yes sir, thank you sir.

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#167 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

@icyeyes said:
@stimpack said:

Very disappointing to hear that the sale price is only for new members. Always hate when companies decide to ignore the loyalty of their fans while giving benefits to newcomers.

I'm more disappointed that this was one of the "special surprises" they teased for those not going to PAX. "Surprise! You get to give us more money, BUT at a discount.... Oh, and it's only for new members..." Wait, what?! Sales like these also make me a little concerned. Didn't they have a sale a short time before getting bought by CBSi? I'm also disappointed because I've only just started subscribing a few months back, after following the site almost from the beginning :( I always seem to have the worst luck.

They always have multiple sales a year.

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#168 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

@dadud: Then maybe you need to read a little better.

I didn't diss the website, I dissed this tactic. And they're no longer Whiskey Media, they no longer need subscribers to survive because they are now owned by a major media corporation. Heck, even if they weren't a part of CBS, it's a wildly stupid thing to say because I imagine that extending the discount to all existing subscribers would've boosted sales further.

There's something to be said about calling someone else a tool and coming across as one yourself, but I'll keep the personal insults to a minimum. I still think of Giant Bomb as a very positive community overall.

Even if they're part of CBSi, they still need to make money. If they don't make money, the site dies. That's how a business works. As we all know, the traditional ad model is dying and GB has a huge advantage because they have a product people are willing to subscribe to. So yeah, subscriptions is probably what keeps the site running. CBSi isn't running a charity, as seen with GS the last few weeks.

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#169 Posted by Milkman (19233 posts) -

I'm disappointed that the sale is only for new members but nope, you're wrong on that one. That's not how this works. Websites owned by corporations are expected to make a certain amount of money and subscriptions are a large part of how Giant Bomb makes its money. If Giant Bomb took away the premium feature thereby taking away one of its lucrative business avenues, CBS wouldn't have much incentive to keep the site up and running.

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#170 Posted by Obsurveyor (72 posts) -

To everyone complaining: They had a $35 sale for existing members just 3 months ago.

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#171 Edited by curious_george (164 posts) -

What I don't get is why monthly premiums can't upgrade to yearly accounts for the discounted price (surely the point of this is to increase their annual subscriber base?). I just grabbed a monthly premium account a few months ago to watch some specific premium content. I would definitely upgrade at the discounted price, however. As it is, I'll probably just cancel my monthly and wait for the next deal.

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#172 Posted by Nomin (1004 posts) -

To only new members? How lame.

And the one three months ago was first come first serve on limited numbers I believe. Sold out before I even heard about it.

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#173 Edited by killroycantkill (1602 posts) -

I'd just thought I'd ask in here but I just signed up for the premium membership for the PAX deal. Does it just take a little bit to kick in because I noticed I can't watch the MGS vids yet. Like literally signed up a minute ago so I might be a little impatient lol.

Edit: Never mind it kicked in.

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#174 Edited by Rattface (11 posts) -

@killroycantkill: I was wondering the same thing...however I upgraded last night and it still hasn't "kicked in" Did something perhaps go awry? No rush, I just thought it was a great way to support the site I've got so much enjoyment out of and wanted to see some of the extra stuff...I can wait :-)

Weird...I refreshed the page before I posted this and it still wasn't there...posted, refreshed and now it is...spooky. What I'm really saying is Dan is looking in my window right now, but if I don't look back everything will be okay...

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#175 Posted by suprspecialawsm (84 posts) -

@deathfromace: I've had to go from M to L, plus the American apparel shirts shrink like crazy so I'd recommend going one size up.

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#176 Posted by FLStyle (6552 posts) -

I took the opportunity this weekend to return to golden membership, which pleases me greatly!

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#178 Posted by Hardtarget (361 posts) -

well shoot, current members can't resub at the sale price? downer :(

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#179 Posted by Awesome_V (2 posts) -

So I joined. Lucky timing with the sale. Looking forward to listening to Alt F1, once I catch up with the most recent race.

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#180 Posted by Klaimore (1016 posts) -

Thanks for the awesome sale!

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#181 Posted by hrishi (6 posts) -

Is it over? :(

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#182 Posted by chilipeppersman (1319 posts) -

that new shirt design is super duper awesome

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#183 Edited by nickystixx (220 posts) -

Is sale over? I just got my paycheck. Bummer.

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