Friday Night Arcade is creating Retro Gaming Videos
13
patrons
$25
per month
WHAT IS FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE?
Friday Night Arcade is a silly YouTube channel dedicated to retro gaming and tomfoolery.

FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE - No nonsense retro gaming video reviews and discussion. Often times these shine light on lesser known games you may have missed the first time around.
https://www.youtube.com/fridaynightarcade

FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE PLAYS! - Casual Let's Plays of old and new games.
https://www.youtube.com/FridayNightArcadePlays

THAT SOUNDS NICE, BUT WHAT DO YOU NEED A PATREON FOR?
Running a YouTube channel is expensive. Capture equipment, video equipment, microphones, editing software as well as the games all cost money. I do my best to make the channel look and sound as good as it can with the best possible equipment given a reasonable budget. However, even when it seems like everything is running smoothly something breaks. Just last month I had to spend $200 to replace one of the hard drives on my recording PC and the shock mount on my microphone snapped which cost about $20 to replace. Thankfully it didn't break the microphone!

YOUTUBE IS AN UNSTEADY PLACE
YouTube is constantly changing. Fluctuating advertising revenue and AdBlock constantly hinder the way the channel generates revenue. On top of that, Google and YouTube are typically on the cusp of installing some new change behind the scenes that damages the way Friday Night Arcade videos are delivered to you the viewer.

I'VE SEEN YOUR VIDEOS AND YOU HAVE ALL SORTS OF RETRO GAMES AND EQUIPMENT - AREN'T YOU ALREADY MAKING GOBS OF MONEY OFF THIS?
I've yet to officially turn what could be called a "profit" from this endeavor. Right now the channel is so small that even on a good month I'd make about enough off YouTube revenue to maybe take my wife to Arby's. And that's perfectly fine as I genuinely enjoy making these videos and interacting with you. Since starting the channel in October 2014, every dollar I've made from YouTube ad revenue, merchandise sales and donations has been flipped toward better equipment, better computer, software, games, etc. I've yet to officially pay myself so much as a dollar from any of the channel's earnings thus far and also forked out a lot from my own pocket just to keep things rolling. Again not complaining about any of that as I genuinely enjoy the heck out of this, but hopefully that gives you a better picture of the channel's current business model.

OKAY, YOU GOT ME. I WANT TO HELP YOUR SORRY BUTT OUT WITH A PLEDGE. WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
A big THANK YOU!

First of all, I'm not going to put content behind a paywall or do timed exclusives or anything like that. I want Friday Night Arcade videos to be 100% freely available to anyone that wants to watch. If you enjoy the show and watch regularly, thank you, but also you are in no way required to make a donation. I'm also not going to put viewer interactions or community access behind a paywall - I'm still going to personally respond to your comments right through the YouTube channel in the video comments like always. A big part of what makes Friday Night Arcade truly special and unique are the viewer interactions and discussions in the comments and I am not going to put that behind some sort of paywall. I greatly enjoy discussing these old video games with you and sharing the great memories and do not want to in any way hinder that. Instead, think of the Friday Night Arcade Patreon as something more of a tip jar for the channel. Whether or not you choose to donate, that's okay, but regardless thank you for watching Friday Night Arcade!
Tiers
FNA Club
$1 or more per month
Thanks! This covers you for about 1,000 video views while using AdBlock so go for it. But seriously, thank you! Also you get access to the Patreon community feed. I'll post behind the scenes nonsense and notes about upcoming episodes.
Goals
$25 of $100 per month
Video equipment, games and consoles.
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WHAT IS FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE?
Friday Night Arcade is a silly YouTube channel dedicated to retro gaming and tomfoolery.

FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE - No nonsense retro gaming video reviews and discussion. Often times these shine light on lesser known games you may have missed the first time around.
https://www.youtube.com/fridaynightarcade

FRIDAY NIGHT ARCADE PLAYS! - Casual Let's Plays of old and new games.
https://www.youtube.com/FridayNightArcadePlays

THAT SOUNDS NICE, BUT WHAT DO YOU NEED A PATREON FOR?
Running a YouTube channel is expensive. Capture equipment, video equipment, microphones, editing software as well as the games all cost money. I do my best to make the channel look and sound as good as it can with the best possible equipment given a reasonable budget. However, even when it seems like everything is running smoothly something breaks. Just last month I had to spend $200 to replace one of the hard drives on my recording PC and the shock mount on my microphone snapped which cost about $20 to replace. Thankfully it didn't break the microphone!

YOUTUBE IS AN UNSTEADY PLACE
YouTube is constantly changing. Fluctuating advertising revenue and AdBlock constantly hinder the way the channel generates revenue. On top of that, Google and YouTube are typically on the cusp of installing some new change behind the scenes that damages the way Friday Night Arcade videos are delivered to you the viewer.

I'VE SEEN YOUR VIDEOS AND YOU HAVE ALL SORTS OF RETRO GAMES AND EQUIPMENT - AREN'T YOU ALREADY MAKING GOBS OF MONEY OFF THIS?
I've yet to officially turn what could be called a "profit" from this endeavor. Right now the channel is so small that even on a good month I'd make about enough off YouTube revenue to maybe take my wife to Arby's. And that's perfectly fine as I genuinely enjoy making these videos and interacting with you. Since starting the channel in October 2014, every dollar I've made from YouTube ad revenue, merchandise sales and donations has been flipped toward better equipment, better computer, software, games, etc. I've yet to officially pay myself so much as a dollar from any of the channel's earnings thus far and also forked out a lot from my own pocket just to keep things rolling. Again not complaining about any of that as I genuinely enjoy the heck out of this, but hopefully that gives you a better picture of the channel's current business model.

OKAY, YOU GOT ME. I WANT TO HELP YOUR SORRY BUTT OUT WITH A PLEDGE. WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
A big THANK YOU!

First of all, I'm not going to put content behind a paywall or do timed exclusives or anything like that. I want Friday Night Arcade videos to be 100% freely available to anyone that wants to watch. If you enjoy the show and watch regularly, thank you, but also you are in no way required to make a donation. I'm also not going to put viewer interactions or community access behind a paywall - I'm still going to personally respond to your comments right through the YouTube channel in the video comments like always. A big part of what makes Friday Night Arcade truly special and unique are the viewer interactions and discussions in the comments and I am not going to put that behind some sort of paywall. I greatly enjoy discussing these old video games with you and sharing the great memories and do not want to in any way hinder that. Instead, think of the Friday Night Arcade Patreon as something more of a tip jar for the channel. Whether or not you choose to donate, that's okay, but regardless thank you for watching Friday Night Arcade!

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Tiers
FNA Club
$1 or more per month
Thanks! This covers you for about 1,000 video views while using AdBlock so go for it. But seriously, thank you! Also you get access to the Patreon community feed. I'll post behind the scenes nonsense and notes about upcoming episodes.