SIFTD is creating Video Game Content
553

patrons

$4,367
per month
SIFTD is a gaming website from veteran games journalist Shane Satterfield. He used to work at GameSpot, TechTV, G4, and most recently, he was the Editor in Chief and Supervising Producer of GameTrailers for seven years. Shane has been one of the pioneers in video content creation for games for almost two decades and he's been hard at work on SIFTD for the past two years where the content mantra is, "If we can't do it differently, we won't do it."

Become a patron to SIFTD to get early access to bleeding edge content and join its community of adult gamers who are extremely passionate about games, but express it without being toxic. As a bonus, SIFTD also gathers the best gaming content from websites, YouTubers, and streams and then delivers you a custom content feed based on your tastes that's sortable by over 60 different categories. It's a huge time-saver.

SIFTD has been in operation since June 2015 and had previously operated with a rigid subscription model. With this move to Patreon we have a rock bottom Goal to meet to remain operational and higher Goals after that to create new shows and produce more of the ones we currently have.

Maintain Operations: $6000 Per Month
Video Game Evals: $10,000 Per Month
New Studio: $14,000 Per Month
Stand Up Up Down Down: $16,000 Per Month
Full Time Staffer: $25,000 Per Month

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 any new shows listed in our Goals. Most importantly, we hope you notice that every show we do is something different that you won't find anywhere else.

GameFace
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. It's also full of gameplay/B-roll and professional camera cuts, which is something most gaming podcasts today lack. With your pledge we hope to transform the show into something even better. Patrons have access to an MP3/podcast version to take on the go.



Pachter Factor

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 weekly early, have priority in asking questions for the show, and have access to an MP3/podcast version.



GIFE

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.



Shane's Addiction

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.

 

Bad Dudes
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.



PlayView
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.



Dossier
This show launches on the first day of every month and is a musical rundown of every game being released that month with hype ratings from both SIFTD editorial and its users. If you're looking for a quick way to sort out your gaming budget each month it's an invaluable tool.



Game Evals
Yes, we even 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. Most importantly, using a simple interface you tell us which categories you care most about and the site delivers you a one-of-a-kind, customized Game Eval score based upon your tastes. When SIFTD first launched we created video Evals, but we lacked the revenue to continue doing them. So 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.



The Big Six

If you don't have the time to use SIFTD.net every day, this daily show gives you the six biggest stories in video games in two minutes! No fluff and no one awkwardly reading from a teleprompter. Just gameplay, the headline, and a quick blurb on why the story matters.



Streams
Yes, we stream games live! Even with our streams we try to do something a little bit different. We just launched a new weekly show called Mediocre Mondays where our users vote on a challenge and then we try to complete it. We also do "normal" game streams called SIFTD Hangouts.



SIFTD Video Game Fantasy League
Yet another show you won't find anywhere else, 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.

 

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 the new shows listed in our Goals will be something well worth watching.

We appreciate every penny so thank you so much for considering a pledge to SIFTD!


Tiers
SIFTD Premium Community
$1 or more per month 67 patrons
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, watch our daily news roundup The Big Six, 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 be part of an awesome adult community.
Pachter Factor Early Access
$2 or more per month 135 patrons
Watch Michael Pachter's show, Pachter Factor, a week before everyone else while it's hot and fresh. You also get a dark green avatar frame on SIFTD.net. Includes all prior rewards.
SIFTD All Access
$4 or more per month 218 patrons
Early access to all SIFTD's original content including Pachter Factor with Michael Pachter, our weekly three-hour videocast GameFace, our Game Evals that give you a custom review score based on your interests, and bleeding edge shows like GIFE, PlayView, Bad Dudes, Dossier, Shane's Addiction, and any future shows we develop! You also get a gold avatar frame on SIFTD.net. Includes all prior rewards.
Ask Shane Anything
$10 or more per month 91 patrons
Once a month Shane gathers with the patrons at this tier and higher for an all-encompassing Q&A session. He's worked in the industry for 20 years at a lot of publications and has a lot of interesting stories to tell. You also get a purple avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
LootCrate
$20 or more per month 25 patrons
Contributing at this tier automatically enters you to win that month's Gaming LootCrate from a random drawing of other patrons at this tier and higher. You can only win one Crate per 12-month period. You also get a red avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
Give Me Credit
$30 or more per month 29 patrons
Your name will be read aloud at the end of GameFace when you first commit to this level of support. After that your name will be added to the credit roll at the end of each episode of the show. You also get an aqua avatar frame and all prior rewards.
Beat Shane
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
Once per month Shane draws a random patron from this tier and higher to play head-to-head in a game of their choice. The gameplay session will be recorded complete with Shane's live reaction and posted for other patrons to watch. A running record will be kept. You'll receive a fuschia avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
GameFace Guest
$100 or more per month 1 of 40 patrons
You'll receive a five-minute segment on GameFace either asking a question of Shane and Matt or delivering a rant on something you're passionate about. You're guaranteed to have one spot each 12-month period. You cannot use this spot to advertise or market a product and it must be gaming-related. You'll also receive a free SIFTD T-shirt made special for our patrons, a light blue avatar frame on SIFTD.net, and all prior rewards.
GameFace Sponsorship
$400 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
At this level you're rewarded with the ability to promote your company, project, product, and much more on SIFTD's flagship show, GameFace. Shane will read up to 30 seconds of ad copy and your logo and website address will appear on the screen at either the beginning or end of each episode. Some restrictions apply and SIFTD reserves the right to reject promoting any products or services it deems inappropriate. Includes all prior rewards.
Pachter E3 Party Tickets
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Just four spots available for this ultra exclusive reward. Come to Pachter's E3 party and rub elbows with your heroes while having free drinks and food. The biggest developers, executives, and journalists all in the same room. You must contribute $5000 or more to receive a ticket. The party is in Los Angeles June 12, 2018 at 5PM Pacific. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Half the proceeds donated to Take This (takethis.org). White avatar frame and prior rewards. 
Personal Tour of Pachter's E3 Party from Pach Himself
$750 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
One spot available for this ultra exclusive reward. Come to Pachter's E3 party and let him personally take you around to meet your heroes. You must contribute a total of $7500 to receive the ticket either in monthly installments or lump sums. The party is in Los Angeles June 12, 2018 at 5PM Pacific. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. You also get a white avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards. Half the proceeds from this tier are donated to Take This (takethis.org).
Goals
$4,367 of $6,000 per month
Maintain Operations
This is the rock bottom amount SIFTD needs per month to stay in business. At this level of funding SIFTD will be able to continue producing Pachter Factor, GameFace, GIFE, PlayView, Bad Dudes, Dossier, The Big Six, SIFTD Hangouts (gameplay streams), The Big Six, Game Evals, and our other recurring features.
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SIFTD is a gaming website from veteran games journalist Shane Satterfield. He used to work at GameSpot, TechTV, G4, and most recently, he was the Editor in Chief and Supervising Producer of GameTrailers for seven years. Shane has been one of the pioneers in video content creation for games for almost two decades and he's been hard at work on SIFTD for the past two years where the content mantra is, "If we can't do it differently, we won't do it."

Become a patron to SIFTD to get early access to bleeding edge content and join its community of adult gamers who are extremely passionate about games, but express it without being toxic. As a bonus, SIFTD also gathers the best gaming content from websites, YouTubers, and streams and then delivers you a custom content feed based on your tastes that's sortable by over 60 different categories. It's a huge time-saver.

SIFTD has been in operation since June 2015 and had previously operated with a rigid subscription model. With this move to Patreon we have a rock bottom Goal to meet to remain operational and higher Goals after that to create new shows and produce more of the ones we currently have.

Maintain Operations: $6000 Per Month
Video Game Evals: $10,000 Per Month
New Studio: $14,000 Per Month
Stand Up Up Down Down: $16,000 Per Month
Full Time Staffer: $25,000 Per Month

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 any new shows listed in our Goals. Most importantly, we hope you notice that every show we do is something different that you won't find anywhere else.

GameFace
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. It's also full of gameplay/B-roll and professional camera cuts, which is something most gaming podcasts today lack. With your pledge we hope to transform the show into something even better. Patrons have access to an MP3/podcast version to take on the go.



Pachter Factor

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 weekly early, have priority in asking questions for the show, and have access to an MP3/podcast version.



GIFE

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.



Shane's Addiction

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.

 

Bad Dudes
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.



PlayView
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.



Dossier
This show launches on the first day of every month and is a musical rundown of every game being released that month with hype ratings from both SIFTD editorial and its users. If you're looking for a quick way to sort out your gaming budget each month it's an invaluable tool.



Game Evals
Yes, we even 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. Most importantly, using a simple interface you tell us which categories you care most about and the site delivers you a one-of-a-kind, customized Game Eval score based upon your tastes. When SIFTD first launched we created video Evals, but we lacked the revenue to continue doing them. So 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.



The Big Six

If you don't have the time to use SIFTD.net every day, this daily show gives you the six biggest stories in video games in two minutes! No fluff and no one awkwardly reading from a teleprompter. Just gameplay, the headline, and a quick blurb on why the story matters.



Streams
Yes, we stream games live! Even with our streams we try to do something a little bit different. We just launched a new weekly show called Mediocre Mondays where our users vote on a challenge and then we try to complete it. We also do "normal" game streams called SIFTD Hangouts.



SIFTD Video Game Fantasy League
Yet another show you won't find anywhere else, 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.

 

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 the new shows listed in our Goals will be something well worth watching.

We appreciate every penny so thank you so much for considering a pledge to SIFTD!


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Tiers
SIFTD Premium Community
$1 or more per month 67 patrons
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, watch our daily news roundup The Big Six, 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 be part of an awesome adult community.
Pachter Factor Early Access
$2 or more per month 135 patrons
Watch Michael Pachter's show, Pachter Factor, a week before everyone else while it's hot and fresh. You also get a dark green avatar frame on SIFTD.net. Includes all prior rewards.
SIFTD All Access
$4 or more per month 218 patrons
Early access to all SIFTD's original content including Pachter Factor with Michael Pachter, our weekly three-hour videocast GameFace, our Game Evals that give you a custom review score based on your interests, and bleeding edge shows like GIFE, PlayView, Bad Dudes, Dossier, Shane's Addiction, and any future shows we develop! You also get a gold avatar frame on SIFTD.net. Includes all prior rewards.
Ask Shane Anything
$10 or more per month 91 patrons
Once a month Shane gathers with the patrons at this tier and higher for an all-encompassing Q&A session. He's worked in the industry for 20 years at a lot of publications and has a lot of interesting stories to tell. You also get a purple avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
LootCrate
$20 or more per month 25 patrons
Contributing at this tier automatically enters you to win that month's Gaming LootCrate from a random drawing of other patrons at this tier and higher. You can only win one Crate per 12-month period. You also get a red avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
Give Me Credit
$30 or more per month 29 patrons
Your name will be read aloud at the end of GameFace when you first commit to this level of support. After that your name will be added to the credit roll at the end of each episode of the show. You also get an aqua avatar frame and all prior rewards.
Beat Shane
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
Once per month Shane draws a random patron from this tier and higher to play head-to-head in a game of their choice. The gameplay session will be recorded complete with Shane's live reaction and posted for other patrons to watch. A running record will be kept. You'll receive a fuschia avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards.
GameFace Guest
$100 or more per month 1 of 40 patrons
You'll receive a five-minute segment on GameFace either asking a question of Shane and Matt or delivering a rant on something you're passionate about. You're guaranteed to have one spot each 12-month period. You cannot use this spot to advertise or market a product and it must be gaming-related. You'll also receive a free SIFTD T-shirt made special for our patrons, a light blue avatar frame on SIFTD.net, and all prior rewards.
GameFace Sponsorship
$400 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
At this level you're rewarded with the ability to promote your company, project, product, and much more on SIFTD's flagship show, GameFace. Shane will read up to 30 seconds of ad copy and your logo and website address will appear on the screen at either the beginning or end of each episode. Some restrictions apply and SIFTD reserves the right to reject promoting any products or services it deems inappropriate. Includes all prior rewards.
Pachter E3 Party Tickets
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Just four spots available for this ultra exclusive reward. Come to Pachter's E3 party and rub elbows with your heroes while having free drinks and food. The biggest developers, executives, and journalists all in the same room. You must contribute $5000 or more to receive a ticket. The party is in Los Angeles June 12, 2018 at 5PM Pacific. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Half the proceeds donated to Take This (takethis.org). White avatar frame and prior rewards. 
Personal Tour of Pachter's E3 Party from Pach Himself
$750 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
One spot available for this ultra exclusive reward. Come to Pachter's E3 party and let him personally take you around to meet your heroes. You must contribute a total of $7500 to receive the ticket either in monthly installments or lump sums. The party is in Los Angeles June 12, 2018 at 5PM Pacific. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. You also get a white avatar frame on SIFTD.net and all prior rewards. Half the proceeds from this tier are donated to Take This (takethis.org).