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.
@nostradamus: Dirt Rally 2 is getting Rift support, if you've got that one. (4 minutes ago)
Dirt Rally VR made me a little queasy but I think it was mostly flying off the track lol (1 Hour ago)
@MrWhite: Now that you've mentioned it, I've never tried the VR mode in GT Sport. I'll give it a try this weekend, and Wipeout as well, should be a blast. (2 Hours ago)
@MrWhite: i think i should buy dirt, then. fucking lol that vr isn't in dirt rally 2019 (3 Hours ago)
After playing Dirt with a complete H-pattern and clutch set up, it's just ridiculous what VR adds to driving vs a flat screen. (3 Hours ago)
Every single racing sim, or flight sim, or most other sims, from here on out should have a VR mode mandatory from day one. (3 Hours ago)
@KORNdog: Yeah, I'm curious to see what the exclusives will be like also. The ability to practically be able to play anywhere on any device with a good internet connection is quite intriging. (7 Hours ago)