You people are amazing

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. That’s one from each of us, but it will never be enough to express how truly grateful we are. Thanks to you astoundingly generous people, we have received over $11,000 in donations — enough to buy new, awesome podcasting equipment, pay for hosting fees, and help us on our way to putting out the highest quality content we can in our post-1UP lives.

Whether you had the means and/or inclination to donate, or wrote us a comment/e-mail/Facebook/Twitter/1UP/GAF/etc. message of support, or simply took a second to check out the site or podcast, we’re in your debt. I can’t imagine this happening in any other industry, and — for me, at least — confirms that I’m absolutely doing the right thing with my life. I’ll keep talking and writing about games until someone forcibly shuts me up.

We never meant to be withholding about the donations, for those who felt that way. We were just trying to figure out the legal and tax implications of such a thing (if anyone knows, please pass on your knowledge to us!), since we’re not really business types. And as Anthony wrote earlier, as soon as our podcasting setup is finalized, we’ll post pictures of what we ended up with.

So again: thank you. I would say “we couldn’t have done it without you,” but there truly is no “without you.” And that’s why we do this.


  1. Nick Puttner says:


  2. baked says:

    that’s a lot of money. :o
    good luck with the equipment, i know nothing about any of that, but i hope it works out. :)

  3. Dennis says:


  4. The Dong of Ages says:

    Coincidentally, $11k is also what it costs each month to maintain Nick’s beard.

  5. Thad says:

    Wow, that’s fantastic. Can’t wait to hear more podcasts, and I’m glad things are looking up for you guys.

  6. bobby says:

    wow thats quite the chunk. im glad all you guys wasted no time into trying to get back into the flow of things. keep it up

  7. SailorDaravon says:

    Great job everybody!

  8. Cost says:

    Congrats folks, and holy shit! Seems like quite a few people are very generous!

  9. Chris says:

    Congratulations, that’s great.
    Any idea of what time the podcast should be up tomorrow?

  10. Prophet2477 says:

    Good luck guys! I’ll be listening. Can’t wait till tomorrow for the new podcast.

  11. Flavius says:

    I love you guys, but check out what your buddies are doing over at TalkingOrange. You really need to take some of that money and hire an attorney/cpa who can help you with taxes, setting up your business, fictitious name filing, etc, etc. Sure, it’s taking a chunk out that could go to other things, but it’ll certainly pay off in the end should, goodness forbid, something go wrong and/or someone comes knocking on your door wanting some money.

    That said, can’t wait to hear episode 2 tomorrow. Keep up the great work!

  12. patron of metal says:

    no problem man just doing my part
    congrats and cant wait for the podcast and writings to come

  13. Miles Koons says:

    this is really great to hear! it’s heart warming to see you guys supported by us fans

  14. Adam S / Akamu says:

    We ARE amazing cactus-cooler fueled nasty jelly bean empowered nerd-bitches. We rock.

  15. Paulo Tavares says:

    Congratulations, guys.

    I feel for all of you, here from Portugal, and I’m really happy that you’re able to make a great lemonade with all the lemons life’s been dropping on you!

    Best regards,

    Paulo Tavares

  16. You guys deserve every bit of the support!

    Thank you for the countless hours of entertainment!

  17. Jason D. says:

    the donations are a testament to your talent, personalities, and awesomeness! Glad I could help you guys out!

    Now get to work makin us the BEST DAMN ‘CAST ON THE WEBS!!!!

  18. Anthony Gornicki says:

    It’s a mutual thing, thanks for being there for your fans through the difficult times, keeping us up to date and doing your best to bring us a podcast. We really appreciate your hard work!

  19. Roy D says:

    w00t! Congrats guys! Really happy for you and I have a huge ass headache from work but this made my day. Good Luck!

  20. [B]Pinion413[/B] (Chris) says:

    Excellent! We’re all glad we could help!

    (and honestly, I wish I could have given more :D )

  21. moe saint cool says:

    You guys showed how much you guys cared by getting us a podcast so fast after the ” unpleasentness”. We inturn will show you all how much we care. We got your back guys. Can’t wait till’ the next show.


  22. matthew says:

    Sweet! So glad we could help you out getting started on your new venture.

  23. Janxus says:

    Fucking A+. For the first time in my life, I am truly moved by the power of community. This experience is being shared by all of us here at the end of your intertubes, and surely will be documented in the annals of gaming history. Nick should probably shave for his E! True Hollywood Stories interview.

    In all seriousness, thank you for giving a shit about your fans.

    This is bigger than any industry, bigger even than you all may realize right now. You should know that you have changed thousands of people from being your fans to being your friends.

    You didn’t turn your back on us, and the reciprocation from us is guaranteed.

  24. Evo says:

    I hope you guys can get Shawn Elliot on the podcast someday. I REALLY miss his analytical mind!

  25. Mathew Richardson says:

    Wow, just wow. 11k already? I am very happy to see so many people donating and even with how the economy is, insane. It really shows that people will do what ever it takes when others are in need. I truly hope that this is the beginning of a great ride.

  26. Kareem says:

    What Janxus said.

    Congratulations guys, you deserve it.

  27. Javier b says:

    this is great, gaming community UNITE! gl guys

  28. PhoTC says:

    Holy. Shit. That’s astounding, congratulations and much love.

  29. G3NK1E says:

    No, thank you. You guys give me so much inspiration to truly do what it is I want to do. Seeing how you guys all had gotten pushed down just to get back up and come back better than before is just amazing. That just goes to show how much you mean to people. I was really saddend about what happend but now I know you guys are going to be better than ever and I coudn’t be happier for you guys. Thank you again!

  30. shipwreck says:

    when youse guys going to write about games already

  31. cheyne says:

    I’m glad you guys are receiving so much enthusiastic support, we’re not letting you guys drift away into obscurity that easily! If I weren’t but a poor college student I’d definitely send some bucks, too. Looking forward to your guys’ future productions! Best wishes, guys.

  32. pipking says:

    With a Rebel yell, we cried more, more, more.

  33. Kevin says:

    Put that $11k to good use. Let’s see some articles coming out of this place.

  34. Wes says:

    Wow and congrats. That kind of support makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    I hope for more good things for all of you guys.

  35. Barneyboy says:

    Just found your new site after checking out Jeff Greens blog. Happy to donate and see you guys take the next step. Well done.

  36. Craymen Edge says:

    This is fantastic news, as is the news on talkingOrange that they’ve had a similar response. Here’s hoping that Ryan Scott gets this level of support too.

    it’s awesome to see what we as a community can do, I’m proud to have been able to contribute a small part.

  37. tamoorh says:

    Nice work guys, good to see the community rise to the challenge and support each other, nice work guys. Looking forward to even more podcasting.

  38. GingerDaveUK says:

    Blimey 11k is awesome, especially given the current climate. Sorry my week ass Britsish Pound donation doesn’t go very far nowadas.

  39. raymond fernandes says:

    I don’t know much about taxes, but, I know you can deduct the podcasting equipment as a business expense.

  40. Joby says:

    I want you to succeed. There is something wrong with the world when the best, most talented, most entertaining internet personalities can’t make a living from the fantastic work they do. Figure it out, please. If nothing else, the generosity shows that many people would indeed be willing to pay for this service which they find worthwhile. When you are the best at what you do, you should be rewarded, not punished. Tilt the world back on its axis and KICK ASS.

  41. Lewis says:

    Can you hear that? That’s the sound of charities weeping.

  42. I’m so ridiculously happy to hear this! Thank you so much everyone for picking up the slack for those of us who couldn’t put our money where our mouth was just yet. :(

  43. Michael says:

    Wow 11k! That is astounding but I’m not really surprised. You guys are well loved and us fans don’t fuck around. Let us know if you need more donations. Next friday is a whole new payday. :)

  44. Royce says:

    Is it just a coincidence that both you and the Talking Orange guys got $11k, or are you guys sharing your donations?

  45. Mike says:

    Great news guys. I really enjoyed the show. Maybe you guys can set up a subscription for your new venture. Phil, Nick, please tell Anthony everting will be fine. I worry about the young man.

  46. Joe says:

    Good luck guys! :)

    Looking forward to the successor of the 1up show.

  47. Jay says:

    Are there any donation options that aren’t PayPal? I’d like to avoid it if it’s possible.

  48. Alex says:

    sorry for shouting but,


    lovely, in no other industry you said? probably reality or even dimension! LOL

    sorry, just allucinating one geesh of joy in me… 4 u … and all of us he(a)re.

  49. T n E says:

    As Tim and Eric would say, Great Job!

  50. Karl says:

    To all those who donated, you have my thanks (even though that means nothing)

    I look forward to more awesome podcasts, the quality of episode 1 was rather funny compared to the last 1UP show I listened to.

    Downloading Episode 2, much excitement commences.

  51. Josh says:

    Hey guys I just checked out your podcasts and they are brill I will def be looking forward to and downloading your next ones and donating keep up the good work guys

  52. Slimmshappy says:

    Hey I have been a long time listener……Way back from the first rebel fm podcast……Keep up the pretty good work.

  53. Slimmshappy says:

    Hey I have been a long time fan and listener…I have been with you guys from the very first rebel fm podcast… Keep up the good work.

  54. ASilva says:

    You guys are awsome, i’m so glad you started the podcast and its doing well. You all completly deserve it.

  55. StillSp says:

    Great News..! Hope to see those pics soon.

  56. EggsEggsEggs says:

    Guys, for the sake of us getting our weekly dose, get your equipment insured – we dont want another sprinkler incedent…

  57. sjschmidt93 says:

    11,000? No joke huh? When you said a lot I never expected 11k….. well… you guys deserve it 100%.

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