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Come in, pull up a seat dear friend. This is the place where we’d like you to consider supporting Game-Debate.

GD is editorially independent. We can write about what you want, without any commercial agenda. Unlike other sites, we’ve not used a paywall, keeping our content accessible to everyone. However, ad revenue that keeps our site alive is falling and I increasingly need your help to fund our indie status.

I ask anyone who enjoys GD, and who wants to ensure Game-Debate is here in the future, please consider a $5 or $10 support.

For just $2, you can become a Premium Member, gaining access to extra site features throughout GD. These help you make informed hardware and gaming purchases and can save you money.

Come in, pull up a seat dear friend. This is the place where we’d like you to consider supporting Game-Debate.

GD is editorially independent. We can write about what you want, without any commercial agenda. Unlike other sites, we’ve not used a paywall, keeping our content accessible to everyone. However, ad revenue that keeps our site alive is falling and I increasingly need your help to fund our indie status.

I ask anyone who enjoys GD, and who wants to ensure Game-Debate is here in the future, please consider a $5 or $10 support.

For just $2, you can become a Premium Member, gaining access to extra site features throughout GD. These help you make informed hardware and gaming purchases and can save you money.

What's happening

Even though Game-Debate is one of the most popular websites in the world, it's been a tough few years with hosting and paying to keep GD running and moving forward. As the Internet Overlord *cough* Google *cough* continues to extract its money in more interesting ways; they control the very flow of internet traffic and ads, and then there is the firm hold that ad blockers have.


It’s time to develop for the core GD members

This made me think that this year I’d become even more focused on our community. To try and strengthen what we have and protect GD from disappearing altogether, like so many other sites have.

Every $ you support us with gets 100% used to sustain Game-Debate directly. Your support helps fund server costs, maintain data, improve our editorial investigative reporting, gaming reviews and of course the development of new hardware and game analysis features that can save you money on your next purchases.

Game-Debate is one of the last independently owned gaming tech news sites, as most others have been closed down or sold to large corporations, where they are often turned into soulless cash cows.

BUT, I get that not everyone can financially support Game-Debate and you don't have to in order to help contribute to its well being. You can still become a member for free, but helping others, chatting and being kind to fellow members, or perhaps suggesting to newcomers to drop by for a visit; it all helps.

GD is a friendly place where fellow gamers and techies come together and share knowledge with one another, or just hang out. I am immensely proud of our thoughtful and informative community, which is a world of difference from some of the toxic places we may find online.


Supporters Enjoy Premium Membership

If you can help with Game-Debate’s future survival by contributing a few dollars, it’ll enable me to bypass the dependency on advertising (ads are very low paid). The ad model relies on huge volumes of random user traffic fed to us from Google, where the visitor sees the ads on our site. We then get paid a tiny bit of money if someone clicks on an ad, and this cash is used to pay all of our bills.

Surely the better approach here is for me to build a much cooler experience for the fewer, but more valued site users, like you, who are perhaps willing to spend a couple of dollars and would take greater pleasure and interest in seeing what Game-Debate can become with the right kind of support?

We can continue to grow features that help you communicate with each other, make more informed decisions about your future tech upgrades and encourage more people like you to become a part of one of the friendliest websites in the world.

And with that,

Being a Premium Supporter on GD is just $2. And for that, you get tonnes of added benefits that I have woven throughout the site during years of development.

  • No ads - Premium Supporters can feel guilt free about using ad blocker on Game-Debate, as we remove all the site ads for you anyway. Not a Premium Supporter? Please consider disabling adblockers on our site or switching to Premium.
  • Advanced performance calculations - Improved Premium only FPS tools, graphics setting FPS results, screen resolution FPS, quick performance calculations, FPS charts etc
  • Improved community features - Prominent commenting, username and profile customisation, instant commenting, increased comment character count.

Milestones

Each milestone is a feature we will add to the site. They have been put together based on your feedback from a recent member focused article highlighting some nice user improvements you guys would like to see on GD.

  • Milestone 1 - Comment Replies (15%) - Members can quick find replies that others leave to your comments
  • Milestone 2 - Comment Flair (20%) - Show off your Elite status with username and comment fonts that stand out from the crowd.
  • Milestone 3 - Emojis (25%) - Premium members will have full access to our new comment emojis. Annual and Elite supporters will also able to use their very own custom emoji, that we will load into the site for them.
  • Milestone 4 - Web Notifications (30%) - We will notify you whenever anything important happens on GD. Don’t miss breaking news, new system requirements, benchmarks or game announcements.
  • Milestone 5 - Improved Shout Functionality (40%) - Sometimes you’ve got something so important to say, you want everyone to hear it. We will make some improvements on Shout access around the site.
  • Milestone 6 - Gift of Premium (75%) - Premium members can grant and share one non-Premium member a week’s Premium site access.
  • Goal reached = Big hardware giveaway just for Supporters

Backstage

And on top of those, and with your support, we are going to create a couple new other big features, that I will discuss with the Premium Members in our exclusive backstage chat area shortly. To gauge your thoughts and interests about them.

Thanks for your continued support of GD, with each one of you helping where you can we will continue to make GD a special place for us all.

Hugs, Felix

Support Amount
$ per mth
This donation will help us build a new Indie Game Studio. You will get huge perks
Premium Only
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per mth
$1 daily
Free
  • Access comprehensive game analysis tools
  • Meet and discuss with fellow gamers
  • Learn and save on hardware upgrades
  • Exclusive access to private member only articles
$1 Backer
  • Remove all site ads on Game-Debate
  • Access our private Backstage area - Discuss site upgrades
  • Pledge badge - So everyone knows you make stuff happen
  • Invited into live backer feedback sessions to discuss how we grow and develop
  • Does not include premium features
Premium
  • Access Premium features - tools, benchmarks, frame rates across whole site
  • Premium Member Badge on Game-Debate
  • Early beta access to new site features
Elite
  • Access Premium Features - tools, benchmarks, frame rates across whole site
  • Elite Member Badge
  • Comment Flair - to help set your comments out from the rest
  • Custom Emoji - create an emoji and we will load it in to GD. Only you, and any member you choose to share it with, will be able to use your custom emoji. But you dont have to share it!
Premium / Elite
Predict Future Requirements

Based on current trends we help our premium members see into the future of PC gaming. Premium members will see the anticipated game requirements in 2 and 3 years.

Premium / Elite
Graphics Setting FPS

Premium members can see what avg FPS they will likely get when they play a game at a specific graphics setting. You can just choose any game and let GD predict your graphics setting FPS.

Premium / Elite
Enhanced Emojis

Use our extensive range of Premium Emotes for chatting on GD. This is an expanding list of Emotes and hidden Easter Egg emojis. Elite Supporters who back for a year can even design their own personal Emoji for use on GD.

Premium / Elite
Multi-Resolution FPS Compare

Compare your frame rates simultaneously across 1080p, 1440p, 4K resolution and more. Identify how much of a performance hit a high-resolution monitor would cause, or at which resolution you’ll be able to hit 60 frames per second.

Premium / Elite
Game Resolution Analysis

GD Premium Members are generated personal frames per second graphs for each and every game. This uses your own submitted benchmark data along with your hardware to provide recommendations for which resolutions you can run your games at, as well as which graphics settings.

Premium / Elite
Any Game vs Avg AAA Specs

Premium members gain access to an advanced version of our Average AAA Game system requirements tool found on every game and hardware page. Use this to compare how demanding a game’s system requirements are in comparison to the average AAA title today, or even 1, 2, or 3 Years into the future.

Premium Features
  • FPS 0
    • Can I run It? Find out on a component by component basis
  • FPS 0
    FPS 0
    FPS 0
    FPS 0
    • Discover your FPS against game settings
  • Game Resolutions
    FPS 0
    FPS 0
    FPS 0
    • Discover/compare frame rates across all monitor resolutions
  • Advanced Can I Run It Tool Features
    • Use your saved rig to easily run tools against your rig
    • More flexible resolutions
  • FPS Benchmark Graphs
    • Live Adjustable FPS benchmark graphs to predict your FPS scores for any game
  • Multiple Game Comparisons
    • Now with premium tools you can see how well your rig plays the top games all at once
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Support Features

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Thank You
No Ads
Backer Badge x x
Premium Backer Badge x x
Comment Flair x x
Enhanced Emojis x
Future-proof PC Tools x
Instant System Requirements Analysis x
Graphics Settings FPS x
Change Username x
Increased Comment Character Count x
Advanced Game Search x
Enhanced Notifications x
Multi Resolution FPS Compare x
Predicted FPS for 100 Most Demanding Games x
Any Game vs Avg AAA Specs x
Premium Articles x
Game Resolution Analysis x
Elite Backer Badge x x
Custom Emoji ($5 Elite) x x
Custom Emoji ($10 Annual) x x
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This has concluded
$1 EARLY BACKER
Early Backer Bonus available until - June 30th 2015
Anyone who backs us before 30th June 2015, will be forever regarded as an Early Backer.
Rewards:
  • Become an early investor in a brand new indie game development studio, where you get (assuming milestone reached)
    • a free copy of every game our dev studio ever makes (Only available here)
    • a rare Backer badge on Game-Debate (Only available here)
    • early game access - to all our game beta versions (Normally available $10+)
    • access to game development blogs (Normally available $10+)
    • voting privileges during content review (Normally available $10+)
    • invite to live game development feedback sessions (Normally available $10+)
    • Plus everything in the $1 backer reward tier below
Remove all site ads on Game-Debate
All new Pledger Badge on Game-Debate (so everyone knows that you make stuff happen)
As thanks for your contribution, adorn your profile with a shiny Premium Badge and show your support with our GD ‘Supporter’ icon.
Premium supporters can spruce up their communication across our pages with the incredible, never seen before, emoticons. Ok, so you would have seen these on other sites. Use our extensive range of Premium Emotes for chatting on GD. This is an expanding list of Emotes and hidden Easter Egg emojis. Elite Supporters who back for a year can even design their own personal Emoji for use on GD.
Based on current trends we help our premium members see into the future of PC gaming. Premium members will see the anticipated game requirements in 2 and 3 years. This will help GD Premium members bsetter understand their gaming future.

We use our huge data pool of all PC games released and all those that will be released, then crunch the numbers to project future requirements. The results can be seen over on our Future Proof My PC page.
Use your saved PC configuration to quickly run system requirements tools against your rig without having to select your components. Discover instant performance reports on any game page with a single click.
Premium members can see what avg FPS they are likely to get when playing a game at specific graphics settings. You can choose any game and let GD’s tools predict your graphics setting FPS. Perhaps you want to know if you can get sustainable frame rates at Low graphics settings and at any screen resolution? We can tell you.
Update your GD profile username any time you wish.
Instantly earn the ability to comment on GD and benefit from a higher character count on your posts.
Discover every game your PC can run with our advanced search feature. See the games you can run at minimum requirements or PC games for which you meet the recommended requirements. Filter the results out by Year, Genre, Single-Player, Gamepad Support, and More.
We have added the ability for people to opt into receiving browser notifications. Use GD Premium to fine tune your notifications and opt-in to receive email updates on replies to your comments.
Compare your frame rates simultaneously across 1080p, 1440p, 4K resolution and more. Identify how much of a performance hit a high-resolution monitor would cause, or at which resolution you’ll be able to hit 60 frames per second.
See an instant view of your expected frame rate in the 100 Most Demanding Games on PC. Use the ever-updated list to discover which AAA games your PC can run, which components require an upgrade, and what your expected FPS will be.
Premium members gain access to an advanced version of our Average AAA Game system requirements tool found on every game and hardware page. Use this to compare how demanding a game’s system requirements are in comparison to the average AAA title today, or even 1, 2, or 3 Years into the future.
Gain access to Premium-exclusive written content tailored specifically toward’s the GD community and its supporters.
GD Premium Members are generated personal frames per second graphs for each and every game. This uses your own submitted benchmark data along with your hardware to provide recommendations for which resolutions you can run your games at, as well as which graphics settings.
Obtain the most sought after badge on Game-Debate, the Elite Backer Badge
Show off your Premium status with username and comment fonts that stand out from the crowd.
Every contribution is greatly valued and always goes into the costs of running and pushing Game-Debate forward. Thank you for helping us become less dependent on advertising and more capable of creating features and content for people like you. The core users of Game-Debate.
If you are one of our most awesome Elite supporters then we wanted to give you a way of completely customising your experience here on GD. And so you can create or find an emoji of your own and pass it through to Jon or Felix or CorruptedCyborg and we will load it in to GD. Then only you, and any GD members you choose to share it with, will be able to use your custom emoji. But you don’t have to share it! And then it’s use will be exclusive to you.
If you sign up as one of our long term GD Premium annual supporters then we wanted to give you a way of completely customising your experience here on GD. And so you can create or find an emoji of your own and pass it through to Jon or Felix or CorruptedCyborg and we will load it in to GD. Then only you, and any GD members you choose to share it with, will be able to use your custom emoji. But you dont have to share it! And then it’s use will be exclusive to you.
Community Flair

Show off your Premium status with username and comment fonts that stand out from the crowd.
Emojis

We are looking to bring emoji support to all chat and comment functions in GD, including custom emoji support for year-long backers and Elite supporters.
Web Notifications

Web notifications will allow you to be notified whenever anything important happens on GD. Don’t miss breaking news, new system requirements, benchmarks or game announcements.
Improved shout functionality

Sometimes you’ve got something so important to say, you want everyone to hear it. We’re planning to improve the current Shout system and make it more visible around GD.
Gift of Premium

Premium members can grant one non-Premium member a week’s worth of Premium access.
Comment Replies

Track any replies other people leave to your comments.
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