Randy Yasenchak is creating video game reviews and features
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patrons

$43
per video
I’m Randy Yasenchak, owner of Elder-Geek.com. Since 2009, my site Elder Geek has delivered some of the best video game content on YouTube. Concise, well-written and balanced video reviews are my bread and butter.

At one point or another, you’ve probably seen my work, whether it was my video review for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, or one of my video features like the Get Off My Lawn about the importance of Portal 2, or maybe you’ve even seen a few episodes of the series Twenty-Five Games for My Son where I tie important events in my life to whichever video game I happen to have been playing at the time. Or maybe you caught some of our old E3 footage.

The content created for this channel doesn’t pander to either developers, publishers, or pitchfork carrying angry mobs. I simply create high quality video content as often as possible for people who also enjoy my favorite hobby.

I have the best fans on the internet. I am proud of the amount of subscribers this channel has earned. But despite the numbers, Google ads pay a laughably small amount so I'm no longer monetizing videos on YouTube! 

That’s why I’m coming to the public and opening up EG’s Patreon page. I’ve often thought of doing a Kickstarter in one form or another for smaller projects like 25 Games, but the reality is, the site needs regular funding for even the most basic stuff. 

For people who don't know what Patreon is, Patreon is sort of like a tip jar. With it, you can directly help turn EG into an even better channel. It doesn’t mean that I’m charging for video content. It’s just a place for generous people who want to give a little extra.  If you can’t give anything at all, that is 100% OK. I’m grateful for the following that Elder Geek has and simply being a fan is more than enough.

If you give $1 per video, that is outstanding. If 100 people only give $1 per video, it would help offset the costs of running the channel and make it even easier to provide quality content.

But at $5 per video, I’ll grant patrons the temporary ability to download the raw video file I created for YouTube to enjoy the video and audio in the absolute best quality possible without YouTube's vicious compression. Many viewers may be surprised how much YouTube compression degrades video and audio quality. 

I create this content for people who absolutely love games, and if that’s you, and you love the work you see here on this channel, then you should very seriously consider pledging to the Patreon page. Thank you very much for stopping by!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
16 patrons
You have my personal gratitude and the full right to call yourself an Elder Geek!
Pledge $5 or more per video
2 patrons
Direct download links for the raw files used for my YouTube videos! The difference in what I see before I hit upload to YouTube vs. what YouTube shows the world can be pretty drastic. For a limited time after after a video goes live, I will make original files available for download for patrons! 
Goals
$43 of $2,000 per video
I would love to review a game every week. If this stretch goal is reached, I will do everything within my mighty power to review something, even if it results in dipping into an older title every once in a while to keep the reviews flowing.
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I’m Randy Yasenchak, owner of Elder-Geek.com. Since 2009, my site Elder Geek has delivered some of the best video game content on YouTube. Concise, well-written and balanced video reviews are my bread and butter.

At one point or another, you’ve probably seen my work, whether it was my video review for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, or one of my video features like the Get Off My Lawn about the importance of Portal 2, or maybe you’ve even seen a few episodes of the series Twenty-Five Games for My Son where I tie important events in my life to whichever video game I happen to have been playing at the time. Or maybe you caught some of our old E3 footage.

The content created for this channel doesn’t pander to either developers, publishers, or pitchfork carrying angry mobs. I simply create high quality video content as often as possible for people who also enjoy my favorite hobby.

I have the best fans on the internet. I am proud of the amount of subscribers this channel has earned. But despite the numbers, Google ads pay a laughably small amount so I'm no longer monetizing videos on YouTube! 

That’s why I’m coming to the public and opening up EG’s Patreon page. I’ve often thought of doing a Kickstarter in one form or another for smaller projects like 25 Games, but the reality is, the site needs regular funding for even the most basic stuff. 

For people who don't know what Patreon is, Patreon is sort of like a tip jar. With it, you can directly help turn EG into an even better channel. It doesn’t mean that I’m charging for video content. It’s just a place for generous people who want to give a little extra.  If you can’t give anything at all, that is 100% OK. I’m grateful for the following that Elder Geek has and simply being a fan is more than enough.

If you give $1 per video, that is outstanding. If 100 people only give $1 per video, it would help offset the costs of running the channel and make it even easier to provide quality content.

But at $5 per video, I’ll grant patrons the temporary ability to download the raw video file I created for YouTube to enjoy the video and audio in the absolute best quality possible without YouTube's vicious compression. Many viewers may be surprised how much YouTube compression degrades video and audio quality. 

I create this content for people who absolutely love games, and if that’s you, and you love the work you see here on this channel, then you should very seriously consider pledging to the Patreon page. Thank you very much for stopping by!

Recent posts by Randy Yasenchak

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
16 patrons
You have my personal gratitude and the full right to call yourself an Elder Geek!
Pledge $5 or more per video
2 patrons
Direct download links for the raw files used for my YouTube videos! The difference in what I see before I hit upload to YouTube vs. what YouTube shows the world can be pretty drastic. For a limited time after after a video goes live, I will make original files available for download for patrons!