icycalm is creating videogame theory & criticism
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$863
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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.

https://culture.vg/features/art-theory.html
https://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 games960 on Steam alone, as of this writingI 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 and articles 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).

For more details on my plans for Insomnia and this Patreon, take a look at my updates, most of which are publicly viewable.

NEWS: icycalm Patreon breaks top 500 gaming Patreons
NEWS: Help me test Nietzschean psychoanalysis
Tiers
Cultist
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For the cause


  • Membership to The Cult, Insomnia's world-leading gaming clan
  • Access to Discord voice channels
  • Access to the private #cult text channel on Discord for chatting about private clan stuff
  • The Cult role in the Insomnia Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Criticism Justice Warrior
$5 or more per month 20 patrons
Because all other critics suck


  • Access to Patreon-exclusive reviews and articles by icycalm
  • Access to the Insomnia Podcast with icycalm
  • 2 months' Patreon archive access
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
Because videogames motherf****r


  • Subscriber access to culture.vg
  • Access to livestreamed reviews and previews by icycalm
  • 4 months' Patreon archive access
  • Patron role in the Insomnia Discord
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 7 patrons
Because philosophy motherf****r


  • Subscriber access to icycalm's philosophy forum, for those for whom videogame theory isn't enough
  • Up to four Nietzschean psychoanalysis sessions per month (conducted via email; message [email protected] from your Patreon email to request info on the process and/or to sign up)
  • Access to the private #orgy text channel on Discord for all kinds of off-topic chat, from politics to art to travel and self-improvement
  • Access to the private #cultdev text channel on Discord where advance info on and materials and playable versions of CULT games will be regularly shared
  • 6 months' Patreon archive access
  • Sponsor role in the Insomnia Discord
  • Human role in the Insomnia Discord
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Uber Sponsor
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
Because everything icycalm makes is awesome


  • All books, games and merchandise icycalm makes, as soon as they're released (two months' support minimum)
  • Full Patreon archive access
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$863 of $1,000 per month
If I reach $1,000 per month I will hire two part-time news editors for Insomnia, to radically increase the frequency of news updates (both on games and hardware and NOT on random gossip and social victimhood issues), while revamping the news frontend with images, embedded videos, etc. to be more easily readable and rival the major news blogs. [Have already started this process with a major frontpage redesign in September 2018 that I am rolling out in stages and that should be completed by the end of the year.]
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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.

https://culture.vg/features/art-theory.html
https://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 games960 on Steam alone, as of this writingI 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 and articles 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).

For more details on my plans for Insomnia and this Patreon, take a look at my updates, most of which are publicly viewable.

NEWS: icycalm Patreon breaks top 500 gaming Patreons
NEWS: Help me test Nietzschean psychoanalysis

Recent posts by icycalm

Tiers
Cultist
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For the cause


  • Membership to The Cult, Insomnia's world-leading gaming clan
  • Access to Discord voice channels
  • Access to the private #cult text channel on Discord for chatting about private clan stuff
  • The Cult role in the Insomnia Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Criticism Justice Warrior
$5 or more per month 20 patrons
Because all other critics suck


  • Access to Patreon-exclusive reviews and articles by icycalm
  • Access to the Insomnia Podcast with icycalm
  • 2 months' Patreon archive access
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
Because videogames motherf****r


  • Subscriber access to culture.vg
  • Access to livestreamed reviews and previews by icycalm
  • 4 months' Patreon archive access
  • Patron role in the Insomnia Discord
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 7 patrons
Because philosophy motherf****r


  • Subscriber access to icycalm's philosophy forum, for those for whom videogame theory isn't enough
  • Up to four Nietzschean psychoanalysis sessions per month (conducted via email; message [email protected] from your Patreon email to request info on the process and/or to sign up)
  • Access to the private #orgy text channel on Discord for all kinds of off-topic chat, from politics to art to travel and self-improvement
  • Access to the private #cultdev text channel on Discord where advance info on and materials and playable versions of CULT games will be regularly shared
  • 6 months' Patreon archive access
  • Sponsor role in the Insomnia Discord
  • Human role in the Insomnia Discord
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Uber Sponsor
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
Because everything icycalm makes is awesome


  • All books, games and merchandise icycalm makes, as soon as they're released (two months' support minimum)
  • Full Patreon archive access
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards