Most of you probably already know of the problems and unprofessional behavior we encountered this year with our advertising agency when they failed to deliver a campaign worthy of E3. This left us in a difficult financial situation which we're currently trying to address by finding ways to continue delivering the content people demand in 2016 and beyond. Among them is the launching of a Patreon campaign – a participatory system which works almost like a monthly subscription service without the long term commitment of something like Kickstarter. For those that wish to help out, financial contributions are now possible, with some of the upper tiers even offering a bit of a bonus. We tried to find a set of bonus ideas that will help show our gratitude without penalizing those who are unable or choose not to participate in the Patreon. For anyone interested, it's easy - just to go this address and make a donation. Inside you'll find a bit more details on the Patreon system and the reasons we went for it in the first place. Update: Our Patreon livestream is up (skip the first minute and 20 seconds).
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows a community to help support a project on a monthly, or non-monthly, basis. It's possible to pay just one time, several times, or a fixed amount over a specified time much like a subscription service. The advantages are clear – the ability to launch a project before reaching a certain goal in addition to commitment only extending as far as the monthly income permits. Given the fact that we are all volunteers, we cannot in any way ensure the indefinite survival of the site and we don't want your money to be spent on long term promises that we might not be able to keep. That said, our goal is obviously to maintain the activity of Gamersyde as long as possible to continue defending the importance of video quality in our medium on the Internet. If you want to know more about Patreon, check out the Wikipedia page.
Oh, and there was lots, and lots of sitting on a beach and staring. Oh, and Harry fucking Styles! Harry. Styles! Riveting stuff. (23 minutes ago)
Might as well have been watching an episode of the A-Team. "I ain't gettin on no boat, fool!" (24 minutes ago)
@asdfg: A PG-13 historically accurate (or was it) accounting of a real WW2 event that cost the lives of 30,000 soldiers, yet the best Nolan could come up with is a torpedo and some target practice (25 minutes ago)
They said the same thing about pedophiles when "to catch a predator" aired. Suddenly, they were everywhere. They've always been there and always will. (1 Hour ago)
@droezelke: I don't think it's getting worse. I think it's just reported more, has more exposure. I grew up reading about horrible shit supremacists did in the south. This isn't new. (1 Hour ago)
@droezelke: It's crazy how Charlottesville is 2 hours away from me Very frightening indeed. (3 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: Nope, it's getting worse. Let's not forget the terrorist attack in Charlottesville. The hatred is spreading. (3 Hours ago)