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Old 07-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Penny Arcade Sells Out


Gabe & Tycho from Penny Arcade are hosting a Kickstarter to run their page ad free for one year.

It is a great idea, but they want $1 Million to run the entire page ad free for a year. That is a huge goal to try to hit.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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We will see there worth now though. Are people going to stump up this money even though they will get the same content but without adverts?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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There are ads on Penny Arcade? I love adblock
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, I don't really get this one. I mean, other kick starters theoretically provide tangible products.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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I like PA ads, usually good stuff in the sidebar. Hell most of their current ones are for their own card game.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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Iffy job on trying to make their free money-grab KS somehow a noble act for their fans. I'm glad they at least will be giving the donators some sort of return on their investment with this KS, the whole 'Donation Stretchgoals' thing was a good touch.

Like Meusli I wanna see how loyal the Penny Fans are gonna be with this...
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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I love the PA guys, but they sure picked a bad time in our ecconomy to do this. Even though I don't mind the ads, I would have chipped in a few bucks if finances weren't what they were.

And even then, I'd still rather point my cash toward OUYA.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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Ads? Really? One millions for it? My God!
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If fans donate to Penny Arcade's kickstarter, that's just going to mean fewer people will have money to donate to Child's Play.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #10
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Good...I'm sick of them being owned by the publishers and producers. Oh wait, we're talking about PA here? I thought their ads were approved by them and were truly consumer oriented compared to most.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #11
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How about a KickStarter to never hear a mention of Lookouts again? I mean, they would still mention it, because they like it despite general disdain from their fandom, but at least it might generate some cash.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #12
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Ads? Really? One millions for it? My God!
It's a boatload of cash. And after the fans give them the $1 Million, they still get to profit off prints, shirts, toys, etc.

It's exactly like having your cake and getting to eat it too.

Not that there is anything wrong with that. I like cake.

(Except when the cake is a lie.)
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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When ever I hear mention of Kickstart I get the image of a drunken dwarf with the slogan 'I spent my Kickstart money on Ale and Whores'.

Also, a demand for 1 million dollars and no Dr Evil picture?!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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I want to meet these people who always have cake but never eat it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #15
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I can't say I really understand this at all. If hosting costs go up, the readerbase increases or if they want to expand somehow they'll just be forced to bring back the ads again - or suffer financially. Whats so bad about advertising anyway? Without advertising I wouldn't get to waste Sundays watching bikes and cars driving around in circles and people throwing balls around - I love that crap.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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the lowest "goal" which removes 'some' adds is starts at $250k
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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I don't get why people would pay for this, seeing as they only have the one tiny banner ad and mostly just ads/links to their own stuff. I've been on the internet a while now, and if your brain hasn't been wired to ignore ads placed as unobtrusively and as un-noticeably as theirs, there is something wrong with you.

I don't even have ad-block and my initial reaction was "what ads...aren't those all just banners to their own projects/sites? when did they put ad's back on there?". Hell, I don't even notice ads on EvAv.
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Did anyone else catch that if this goes off PA will have the same business model as NPR/PBS?

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #19
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I don't see any ads on Penny Arcade, probably because I never visit the site.
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