Who are you?Greetings! My name is Clint Basinger and I'm the person behind the YouTube show Lazy Game Reviews. But why am I here on Patreon? Well, because I rather enjoy making LGR episodes and this campaign does a lot to help me continue to do so and improve it along the way!
I love making videos on YouTube, which is why I've released one (or more) per week since June of 2009. Video games, and especially classic computer games, are my big fat passion. I love the stories behind their creation, the waves of nostalgia they bring on, the headspace they invoke, the hardware that runs them, and the community of people that has formed around them. And since starting LGR my appreciation and enjoyment of this has only increased, and I've found a fantastic audience on YouTube that digs this stuff, too.
How does Patreon work and what do I get out of it?First: I am not charging to see my videos. This is simply an option for those that enjoy what I already do to help if they feel like it! You can pledge $1 (or any amount) each month for however long you desire, as a kind of "tip" for me producing the content I create. This also helps LGR improve in quality and quantity, provides you the option to get autographed disks, and other stuff as I come up with it! Your subscription can be edited or cancelled at any time.
Get a personalized and signed 5.25" floppy disk:
Why are you doing this?Things are always iffy in YouTube-land. Ad revenue is always coming and going. I do this as my full-time job and my main source of cash comes from ad revenue generated by monetized YouTube views. My only other viable option is to resort to corporate sponsorships for each video and that leaves a bad taste in my mouth so I'm trying to avoid that. So Patreon is nice to have as a fail-safe. But an even bigger reason I have this Patreon campaign is that I just really get a kick out of doing this show and want to continue to improve it! So the more that is pledged here, the more goes into LGR, and in turn, my life and your viewing pleasure in general.
Just one example of the content I love making:
What happens now?Since starting Patreon I've increased the show from one to two videos per week, purchased new camera equipment and lighting, rented out a new studio/storage place to film, bought the latest Adobe CC suite to edit videos, got a laptop to let me make content away from home, and started two new shows: LGR Thrifts and LGR Tech Tales. If things keep going this well, I plan to cover more obscure hardware and software, travel to cons when possible, buy better equipment if I ever need it, and so on.
Thank you for your continued support, whether or not you decide to pledge anything each month. I appreciate you watching and checking out the campaign!