icycalm is creating videogame theory & criticism
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I am the world's greatest videogame theorist and critic. There is no second best: there's only me. Read some of my essays and you'll see.

http://culture.vg/features/art-theory.html
http://culture.vg/reviews/videogame-art.html

I want to be able to stream and review the coolest new games as soon as they are released. Currently, because I buy so many games 860 on Steam alone, as of this writing  I am forced to wait for months or even years until they get discounted, and that's indeed the best strategy if you are a huge collector who buys a ton of games, but not if you are a critic and editor of a criticism site. Normally, those people get their games for free from the companies that make them, but we all know how well that works out. So I want to try and see if there's enough interest from my audience to crowdfund my purchases of the coolest latest games on release.

To that end, I will be posting my reviews exclusively on Patreon from now on, and making them accessible to those who contribute at a level of $5/month or more ($10 or more gets you culture.vg access on top of that).

The point of the entire enterprise is to allow me access to the latest games and hardware without spending a dime from my own pocket. If I can achieve this, I will have attained my financial goals with Insomnia (the critical ones have long been attained).
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Cultist
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
For the cause


• Membership to The Cult, Insomnia's world-leading gaming clan

• The Cult role in the Insomnia Discord

Includes Discord rewards
Criticism Justice Warrior
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
Because all other critics suck


• Access to Patreon-exclusive reviews and articles by icycalm

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Patron
$10 or more per month 25 patrons
Because videogames motherf*cker


• Subscriber access to culture.vg

• Patron role in the Insomnia Discord

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Make your support publicly known and drive quality traffic to your online presence


• Text link to your site/blog/Steam or social network profile on the Insomnia frontpage (in a new "Sponsor" section placed on the sidebar under the "Most Wanted" section)

• Sponsor role in the Insomnia Discord

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Uber Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Make an impact on the aesthetic of Insomnia with a 270x100 banner ad (subject to approval; email your proposal to JC Denton at [email protected] first)


• Banner link (270x100 pixels) to your site/blog/Steam or social network profile on the Insomnia frontpage (in a new "Sponsor" section placed on the sidebar under the "Most Wanted" section)

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
I am the world's greatest videogame theorist and critic. There is no second best: there's only me. Read some of my essays and you'll see.

http://culture.vg/features/art-theory.html
http://culture.vg/reviews/videogame-art.html

I want to be able to stream and review the coolest new games as soon as they are released. Currently, because I buy so many games 860 on Steam alone, as of this writing  I am forced to wait for months or even years until they get discounted, and that's indeed the best strategy if you are a huge collector who buys a ton of games, but not if you are a critic and editor of a criticism site. Normally, those people get their games for free from the companies that make them, but we all know how well that works out. So I want to try and see if there's enough interest from my audience to crowdfund my purchases of the coolest latest games on release.

To that end, I will be posting my reviews exclusively on Patreon from now on, and making them accessible to those who contribute at a level of $5/month or more ($10 or more gets you culture.vg access on top of that).

The point of the entire enterprise is to allow me access to the latest games and hardware without spending a dime from my own pocket. If I can achieve this, I will have attained my financial goals with Insomnia (the critical ones have long been attained).

Recent posts by icycalm

Rewards
Cultist
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
For the cause


• Membership to The Cult, Insomnia's world-leading gaming clan

• The Cult role in the Insomnia Discord

Includes Discord rewards
Criticism Justice Warrior
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
Because all other critics suck


• Access to Patreon-exclusive reviews and articles by icycalm

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Patron
$10 or more per month 25 patrons
Because videogames motherf*cker


• Subscriber access to culture.vg

• Patron role in the Insomnia Discord

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Make your support publicly known and drive quality traffic to your online presence


• Text link to your site/blog/Steam or social network profile on the Insomnia frontpage (in a new "Sponsor" section placed on the sidebar under the "Most Wanted" section)

• Sponsor role in the Insomnia Discord

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards
Uber Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Make an impact on the aesthetic of Insomnia with a 270x100 banner ad (subject to approval; email your proposal to JC Denton at [email protected] first)


• Banner link (270x100 pixels) to your site/blog/Steam or social network profile on the Insomnia frontpage (in a new "Sponsor" section placed on the sidebar under the "Most Wanted" section)

• All previous rewards

Includes Discord rewards