We’re extremely excited to announce that we have now launched a Patreon page in support of The Gaming Outsider for 2017. The purpose of this Patreon account is not to profit off of our work, but to help us pay for the expenses necessary to host and produce the show each week. Producing a podcast isn’t cheap; we have to pay for monthly podcast audio hosting, monthly website hosting, annual domain ownership, software, equipment and all of the games that we cover, completely out of pocket. Since we are outsiders in the video game industry and not employed by any gaming entity, we have to cover these costs on our own in order to keep the show afloat. Going into the new year, we have big ambitions to really enhance the show and try new things, all of which cost money. Our Patreon account will exist solely to pay for these expenses so we can invest that money back into our families. The weekly show is still completely free for everyone.
We set up two extremely affordable tiers that allow our listeners to support the show without breaking the bank. A $1 a month contribution will earn you our sincere thanks and gratitude while also allowing you to check out our formats and show notes prior to recording so listeners can check out the behind the scenes recording process and get a taste of what we’ll be discussing that week. The $3 tier will allow listeners to also get exclusive access to special episodes we release each month, including the revival of Retro Reminisce, our Legacy series of episodes and more. Also, you will receive early access to our spoilercast episodes that dissect specific games and allow us to discuss the spoiler bits after a word of warning. Any games that we purchase with patron money will be given back to the community in the form of contests and raffles once we are done with them.
Once again, thank you so much for supporting The Gaming Outsider for the past 18 months. We have exciting things planned for 2017 and your contribution of Patreon will greatly help us make those plans a reality. Click the Patreon button below or on the side of our webpage to become a backer now.