is creating podcasts and videos

Select a membership level

reward item
reward item
per month
  • Every single penny helps TCGS grow and do more of the things you love. Thanks for your support!
  • Get access to the Patreon feed to get our latest updates.
  • Access to a special patrons only channel in our Discord.
Includes Discord benefits

reward item
reward item
per month
  • Get a monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast.
  • Help us shape our future content in polls on Patreon.
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Includes Discord benefits

reward item
reward item
per month
  • Watch us record our monthly 'TCGS Talks Over' video live on YouTube. Interact with us in the chat as we rewatch and react to old E3 conferences, console announcements and more.
  • Access the above video a month before it goes public on our YouTube channel.
  • Includes all previous rewards.
Includes Discord benefits



About TCGS


We’re The Computer Game Show; a weekly video game podcast that’s been around since 2016.

Over that time we’ve released more than 150 episodes, streamed countless hours on Twitch, performed live shows at EGX and EGX Rezzed, been nominated for a Games Media Brit List award, uncovered lies during our GOTY shows and met some awesome people along the way.

Throughout all this we've built up an amazing community of listeners, followers and viewers who inspire us to do more every day, and that’s where this Patreon comes in.

So why Patreon?
Patreon brings together independent creators like us with engaged communities like you who want to support our endeavours.

We’re really excited about the opportunities that Patreon can bring. And with your support, we can look forward to producing more podcasts, videos, streams and all manner of content in the future.

We’ve got tons of ideas about where we want to take TCGS in the next few years, so if you’ve ever enjoyed our podcast, our Twitch streams or any of our content, this is your chance to support us and help us take the next step. 

What will you do with the money?
Your generosity and support will mean we can upgrade our equipment, enabling us to create bigger and better content, help us cover basic costs (more on those later), arrange more live shows and tons of other exciting things.

What will I get in return?
If you decide to pledge towards our Patreon, our rewards are listed below. We’re super excited to create these extras for you, and more support means more content in the future. We've got plenty of ideas for more new, early and exclusive content for our patrons, so this is only the start.

  • $2 or more per month - Pledge at the $2 and above tier to receive access to our Patreon feed and find out what’s happening behind the scenes. You’ll also get access to our patron-only channel in our Discord.

  • $5 or more per month Pledge at the $5 and above tier to receive a monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast. The format and content will be decided by YOU, the patrons. You'll be able to vote on other things we do, and you’ll receive all previous rewards.

  • $10 or more per month - We’re starting a new series of TCGS Talks Over where we watch and react to old E3 conferences, console announcements and more! Pledging at this tier means you get to watch this series a month before anyone else. You'll also get to vote on what we react to next, tell us what else we should watch and more. You'll also get all previous rewards.

And guess what? This first episode of TCGSTO is already recorded and ready to go, and it's a banger; the infamous Xbox One reveal from 2013

Pledge at the $10 and above tier and you can watch the full thing TODAY.

Check out a couple of samples below.

  • $40 or more per month - For those with the means to do so, pledge at the $40 and above tier and have your name read out at the start of the show as a sign of our appreciation. Your name will also feature in the show notes and YouTube description of the podcast. You’ll also get all previous rewards.

So what were those other costs you mentioned?

We ultimately do this because we love it, but there's still some on-going running costs, so your contributions will go towards covering the following:

  • Podcast hosting - Since November 2016 the podcast has been hosted on Podbean, which allows our listeners to download the pod in double-quick time. Hosting doesn’t come cheap, but boy it’s worth it.

  • Live shows - Over the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to do live shows at EGX an EGX Rezzed, and although Mat tries to cut costs with a Megabus there and back, these weekends away aren’t cheap, with travel, accommodation, food and drink, and other stuff to find money for.

Stretch goals
Do we want to do more? You bet. We’ve got two stretch goals in mind, should we hit a couple of key milestones. 

  • $600 a month - If we manage to hit $600 a month, James and David are back with another podcast involving Skype calls and the unknown. In 2017 it was Dark Calls, with James going through Dark Souls with only David’s Skype calls for company. But in 2019, with your support, it’s Star Calls. Listen as David experiences the Star Wars films for the first time ever (yeah, we know) with James at the other end of the line to explain the minutia between Midi-chlorians and Trade Federations. It promises to be quite the ride. 

  • $700 a month - Sean's wanted to do a cooking show for years, so if we reach $700 a month, that dream becomes a reality in the form of Bell's Kitchen; our first ever non-gaming stream on Twitch. Watch and learn as Sean takes us through some of his favourite recipes, takes suggestions from the community and generally cooks up a storm on camera.

And finally
The potential size and scope of TCGS and how much we can create and do is entirely down to your generosity and support. So if you've ever enjoyed the podcast, watched our streams or just enjoyed being part of our amazing community, please consider becoming a patron.

We’re excited to start this journey with you, wherever it takes us.

Thanks for reading and thanks for your support.

Mat, Sean, David and James.
100% complete
If we hit $600 a month, James and David fire up Skype and return with a new series: Star Calls. Listen as David experiences the Star Wars films for the first time ever, with only James as support to explain the minutia between Midi-chlorians and Trade Federations.
2 of 2

Become a patron to

Unlock 83 exclusive posts
Be part of the community
Listen anywhere
Connect via private message

Recent posts by TCGS

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits