Giant Bombcast - Let's Talk About Memberships!

Feb 7, 2008
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Giant Bomb's Ryan Davis and Jeff Gerstmann sit down with Whiskey Media's Dave Snider to talk about our new membership program.
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Taken from the other thread: http://www.tested.com/news/you-your-tested-account-and-the-new-whiskey-multi-pass/904/

Free
Access our suite of premium Web Sites
Limited profile abilities

Monthly - 4.95
HD Video
Premium profile features and content
HTML 5 based mobile site
Exclusive Friday live show

Yearly - 49.95
Everything in the monthly
No Ads
A custom T-shirt
10$ in savings
Thanks Aquavelvaman.

Launching paid memberships


Update:

# the bombcast is now being cut into two parts...same amount of time, but just categorized into two parts.
# the full two hours will only be available to subscribers, HOWEVER, that first hour will still be free to everyone.
# in that first week, that full two hours of the bombcast will only be available to members. However, that following week, we will make that free to everyone. yes, that 2nd hour will be put up.
whiskeymedia said:
If we get 5,000 subscribers by 10amPST on 9/10, the Bombcast goes free for everyone. Forever. Deal?
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/23978756807
whiskeymedia said:
Meaning if we get 5k people to sign up for paid membership, we will not split the Bombcast. Think of it as 5k sponsors.
whiskeymedia said:
Paid members are paid members, monthly or annual.
Update 2:

whiskeymedia said:
In case you missed it, we're half way to 5,000.

Update 3:

September 15th is the new deadline. 4.4k subscribers so far.
Update 4:

whiskeymedia said:
The Bombcast is officially free for everyone... Forever. Thanks everyone! A replacement for subscribers (something new!) coming next week.
 

firehawk12

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Speaking of which - is this why they changed the source for their video pages? I used to download the flv's because my internet connection is stupidly slow.

Keyser Soze said:
Would not pay for membership...

Would pay for a 1 hour long "The 1up Show" video feature
I'd probably pay for an Endurance run. I guess the problem is that unlike Rifftrax, you need the video feed of the game to make it work.
 
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ShockingAlberto said:
Not after they basically abandoned the app.

Going to have to wait and see if this is worth the money they're asking first.
The app is free. How did they abandon app. The app is there to view content on the site easily and it does that quite well.
 
Jun 18, 2007
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Doublin up on this post

Stuff about Whiskey Subs on Tested With Dave videos!
plus a girl stroking Ryan Davis' luxurious face

$5 a month, $50 yearly, which I think is the amount I called way back when.

Stealing info from this post
Free
Access our suite of premium Web Sites
Limited profile abilities

Monthly - 4.95
HD Video
Premium profile features and content
HTML 5 based mobile site
Exclusive Friday live show

Yearly - 49.95
Everything in the monthly
No Ads
A custom T-shirt
10$ in savings
 
Jun 8, 2004
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Aquavelvaman said:
Doublin up on this post

Stuff about Whiskey Subs on Tested With Dave videos!
plus a girl stroking Ryan Davis' luxurious face

$5 a month, $50 yearly, which I think is the amount I called way back when.

Stealing info from this post
Free
Access our suite of premium Web Sites
Limited profile abilities

Monthly - 4.95
HD Video
Premium profile features and content
HTML 5 based mobile site
Exclusive Friday live show

Yearly - 49.95
Everything in the monthly
No Ads
A custom T-shirt
10$ in savings
Does this mean they are taking away the ability to view videos on the iPad? If so, Giant Bomb is making me angry. :/
 
Oct 22, 2006
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Eh, 50$ is a bit steep. Wonder just how drastically the core site features are gonna be impacted by introducing paid members. If they start taking away all the features like endurance run or quick looks and stick them in the member area im gonna be pissed the gb guys went to the darkside.
 
Jan 4, 2009
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Calcaneus said:
I thought it was a paid app. Did they later make it free?
Yes they did. They were victims of piracy. Also they might have been too lazy to keep it updated as it's a big pain to go through Apple's system each time.

Hey, Friday Live Show. I'm in it for now.

EDIT: People are still scared they're taking stuff away? The guys have said enough times that they won't be doing that.
 

Totobeni

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love GB and all , but no , I am not paying anything , and also $50 is insane price.

Keyser Soze said:
Does this mean they are taking away the ability to view videos on the iPad? If so, Giant Bomb is making me angry. :/
not GB , I guess it's Whiskey Media higher guys who just want to cash in fast.
 
Jun 18, 2007
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Totobeni said:
love GB and all , but no , I am not paying anything , and also $50 is insane price.



not GB , I guess it's Whiskey Media higher guys who just want to cash in fast.
If there's one thing we know about Whiskey Media, it's that they're all about the fast cash. The big bux. The moolah. Dolla dolla bill y'all.
 
Mar 2, 2006
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$50 a year... it's not the money it's the value proposition. I pay $5 a week for an electronic-only version of the NY Times and have no problems with it, but recently the GB output has been slow at best.

Will wait and see.
 
Jun 28, 2007
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About the podcast thing...

The first hr you'll get the meat of the podcast - game impressions, what they've been playing, WiiWare shit, etc...

The 2nd hr will be a week later and will probably just be just shenanigans?

Im not completely down with that idea but i'll toss in $50 for supporting one of the gems of the internet.

The friday live show could be a platform for more crazy, which im down for. Which would also be available for 720p download for later consumption of course.
 
Feb 7, 2008
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Beowulf28 said:
Wait what!? We have to pay for the bombcast now??
# the bombcast is now being cut into two parts...same amount of time, but just categorized into two parts.
# the full two hours will only be available to subscribers, HOWEVER, that first hour will still be free to everyone.
# in that first week, that full two hours of the bombcast will only be available to members. However, that following week, we will make that free to everyone. yes, that 2nd hour will be put up.
 
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Iron_Scimitar said:
About the podcast thing...

The first hr you'll get the meat of the podcast - game impressions, what they've been playing, WiiWare shit, etc...

The 2nd hr will be a week later and will probably just be just shenanigans?
If that's really how it is split I will probably stop listening all together.


# in that first week, that full two hours of the bombcast will only be available to members. However, that following week, we will make that free to everyone. yes, that 2nd hour will be put up.
yup, probably out. Too bad, it was my favorite show left. I'm not going to listen to half a show and I'm not going to listen to a news/impressions show a week late.