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Did you guys know about the Gamer Network? It's a group of affiliated websites that deal with game reviews and news stories. And soon you may have to pay a subscription fee to access any of the following websites:

You Could Be Forced To Pay A Subscription Fee To Access Most of The Major Video Game Press Websites Soon... Bffdd763-4cea-484e-a312-9ec5f2d748e2
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Eurogamer

GameSpot

GamesRadar

IGN

Kotaku

Nintendo Life

PC Gamer

PCGamesN

Polygon

Prima Games

Push Square

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

USgamer

VG247

Here's a question that they have in their latest yearly survey:

How much would you consider paying for membership?

Nothing!

Up to £2 / $3 / €3 per month

Up to £3.50 / $5 / €5 per month

Up to £5 / $7.50 / €7.50 per month

Needless to say this would be a crushing blow to the smaller websites and could make it very difficult for them to publish the latest news if they can't even access any of the other major news websites. Anyways what do you guys think about this?

Update: It should be noted however that despite our small member-base we see tens of thousands of visitors per day and are on the PR list of almost every major and indie gaming company so if this were to occur our website would be in a unique position of benefitting from this, though as a whole this would be horrible news for the industry.

Source: Survey in question.


Last edited by Rukiafan on March 2nd 2015, 5:13 pm; edited 2 times in total

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Comments

GeekyGamerZack
I noticed that when I did the survey and thought little of it at the time. But now that you mention it...?! Surprised
KokorOtaku
nintendoLife is the only site on there that I go to so if tht does happen I'll stop going... :/
Tech101
I can see them testing this out on one of the bigger sites like ign but this is ludicrous to even be speaking about something like this. I can see a premium for members but to limit it to paid and watch the views drop like a rock. Maybe it will push magazines back into business though. I won't pay for nothing and this will become my primary site to visit.
Staroceancrazy
I'll never pay a subscription to view reviews and news on internet websites! Twisted Evil
Anonymous
WiiWareWave is the only website that I frequent so this wouldn't effect me,
FM_Alchemist
WTF? I'm not paying a subscription fee to access information that should be free. Evil or Very Mad
KingreX32
GeekyGamerZack
This could mean many members of those sites would leave for good.
KingreX32
And come here maybe?
Aqua Cherry Blossom
@KingreX32 wrote:And come here maybe?
I already left most of those websites ages ago lol. Smile
I still visit Nintendo Life, but I don't post anything there anymore and no I'm not the same Eureka or XiaoPai that frequents that site lol. Smile
GeekyGamerZack
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