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Without a subscription service, balancing quality with the need to pay the bills is very difficult. Our only other options are raising venture capital, publishing sponsored content that could tarnish our reputation and journalistic integrity, and online advertising. At the time of writing, none of these options provide sufficient support for us.
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Simply put, we focus on the most important events in the industry in ways others do not. Staying up to date through us means never missing those important events without having to filter through countless filler and clickbait stories. This is the news we think you can't miss and actually want to read.
This doesn't mean we are able to cover literally everything that we feel is important. After all, our reporting is still a careful balance between funding and quality in order to sustain our operation. However, contributions can significantly help us scale up to deliver high quality content more frequently.
We believe our premium package offers a level of convenience other outlets do not provide bundled together with ad-free browsing and several other benefits at a price that allows us to continue our work.
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Online advertising now relies on millions of views and hundreds of clicks to generate any meaningful amount of revenue. This powers clickbait and lack-luster viral stories that do not provide insight or depth.
From the beginning, it has been our goal to report on video games without clickbait and without intentionally producing viral stories. This means that online advertising is not sufficient to sustain our day-to-day operation.