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Gain access to Premium community features on SIFTD.net including the ability to create and participate in our private forums called Crews, post in our Premium forums, and more. It also gives you the ability to ask questions of Michael Pachter on Pachter Factor and Shane Satterfield/Matt Keil on GameFace. You're rewarded with an orange avatar frame on SIFTD.net. This tier is for those who just want to support and have all the perks of an awesome gaming adult community.
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Become a patron to SIFTD to get early access to all its content and join its community of passionate adult gamers at siftd.net. The site gathers the best gaming content from websites, YouTubers, and streams and then delivers you a custom content feed based on your tastes. The site already has 70,000 pieces of hand-curated content loaded into the machine and you can "sift" all that by 60 different categories! There's no other site like it, and no matter how smartly you think you gather gaming news it's a huge time-saver.
SIFTD has been in operation since June 2015 and had previously operated with a subscription model. With this move to Patreon we're hoping our content can reach a new audience so we can grow and become even more ambitious!
Here's a look at our goals. They're all designed to give you more of what you want.
The Big Six - $1000
Pachter Factor - $2000
GameFace - $3000
Ask Shane Anything - $4000
Daily Grind News Audio Podcast - $6000
New Studio - $8000
Video Game Evals - $10,000
Paid Curator - $15,000
New Entertainment Channel/Podcast - $20,000
Full-Time Games Editorial - $25,000
Here are some examples of the shows we're currently producing. With your generous pledge we'd like to create these more frequently in addition to adding the plethora of shows we've concepted and are awaiting production. We hope you notice that we try to do things a little differently while sticking to our mantra of saving our viewers valuable time.
These are the shows you can count on to be published on a consistent basis. You'll get access to all of it early if you pledge at our $4 tier.
This weekly three-hour videocast hosted by Shane Satterfield and Matt Keil is SIFTD's flagship show. GameFace tackles all the big news and games from each week and doesn't shy away from controversial topics or heated discussion. Each discussion is bolstered by gameplay B-roll and professional camera cuts. With your pledge we hope to continue the show and transform it into something even better. Patrons have access to an MP3/podcast version to take on the go.
If you're an old fan of GameTrailers, or just follow video games closely, then you likely know Michael Pachter. He's one of the industry's most prominent financial analysts and every week he answers your questions related to the business of video games. Patrons get the show a week early, have priority in asking questions for the show, and have access to an MP3/podcast version.
New Games This Week
While using SIFTD can keep you up on all the latest games with minimal time commitment, we still like to make things easier. This show rounds up every new game announced in a given week with a brief synopsis on why you should care.
The Big Six
Continuing with the theme of giving you more time to actually play video games, The Big Six rounds up the day's biggest six biggest news stories. Produced several times per week, you can watch this show alone and stay abreast of all the latest happenings.
Ask Shane Anything
Every week Shane answers a batch of questions ranging from his takes on gaming to his favorite burger in LA. Almost nothing is off-limits. Patrons who pledge at the Ask Shane level have priority in asking questions and early access to the show.
This show is released at the beginning of each month and is a rundown of every single video game being released in the next 30 days. There's a twist, though. Using SIFTD's site data we provide a hype rating for each game from our users. And then, of course, we share our take as well. Get a clear picture of the month ahead with just a five-minute commitment.
This is the content we produce when we have access to new game code or just have the spare time. With your pledge the following content will be produced on a far more regular basis.
We have our own take on the typical "game review." Called Evals, each game is rated in eight different categories and then we deliver an average score. Using a fun interface you tell us which categories you care most about and the site delivers you a customized Game Eval score based upon your tastes. Currently, we only create text-based Evals. If we hit the Goal we'd love to start producing video versions again with a new graphics package. Here's an example from the site's early days.
PlayView is SIFTD's take on the video preview that combines traditional, voice over-driven video previews with Let's Play segments. It gives you hard information on a game's features while still giving you an idea of what it's like to actually play each game.
We stream GameFace live every week on our Twitch channel, but we also stream games! We always archive them for our patrons who can't make it live.
SIFTD Video Game Fantasy League
Now copied the industry over, SIFTD was the first publication to conduct a video game fantasy draft back in early 2016. Now in its fourth season, each year Shane and Matt compete in a video game fantasy league where they take turns "drafting" games until both of them have a "team." At the end of the year the Metacritic average is compiled for each team and a winner is declared. The loser then faces the consequences. The league is referenced and updated throughout the year on GameFace and the idea has become so popular SIFTD's users have started their own leagues.
Sometimes there are topics that aren't big enough for GameFace, but Shane wants to share his take anyway. This is what The Grind is for. It's also a great place for Patreon, content, and site updates!
There's no other gaming show quite like GIFE. A convergence of gaming and culture, it's a personal editorial outlet for site founder Shane Satterfield that tackles more granular topics. It's also a strange trip through the weird and wacky and a way to discover under-the-radar games that have unique concepts.
Bad Dudes is a show where we tackle the final boss from prominent video games and then rate each boss in three different categories. Patrons will have the ability to vote on the game we select for each episode.
Ignore the play on words, this show is not about indie bands from the '90s. It's an examination of games that have been making waves in the community and building a lot of hype. Shane spends a ton of time playing each game and then rates each one on an addiction scale.
This is just a small sample of the shows SIFTD currently creates and we hope that after checking them out you'll have faith that any new shows we create will be something well worth watching.
We appreciate every penny so thank you so much for considering a pledge to SIFTD!
We really hope we can hit this goal because this piece of content helps keep patrons and Shane connected on a far more personal level.