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.
@jmd749: OLED is king for watching movies, and especially if you sit off-center (10 Hours ago)
@jmd749: FALD can be a bit hit and miss, depending on how many zones and how aggressive it's programmed to work. Like the Q8 that's got far fewer zones (causing glow around bright objects) (13 Hours ago)
I'm excited for you, that is a beast of a television, with far superior HDR performance than any OLED with minimal to no burn-in issues. :P (16 Hours ago)
When I got my OLED 2017 FALD panels were more expensive, it's good to see they've dropped in price. I'd probably have bought the same as you, cause tbf FALD with just under 500 zones is good for a 65" (16 Hours ago)
@Melmoth: 15ms latency is pretty good and 2K nits will make for some very good HDR viewing, though a higher electricity bill. :P Agreed, I play old games on my PC monitor to avoid burn in on my OLED. (16 Hours ago)
Most of the rough edges in BFV are around stuff like UI. The actual game is solid as hell. (21 Hours ago)
This is also the first Battlefield game that won't have expansions, which is something consumers asked for. (21 Hours ago)