Publisher's Club Benefits
Join The Escapist Publisher's Club today, and help us celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle! You'll get exclusive access to High Quality streams of our cutting edge video series like Zero Punctuation™ and The Escapist News Network, behind-the-scenes podcasts and footage, and the freedom to enjoy all our content ad-free on your computer or iPhone. And your contributions will help fund The Escapist's award-winning news team, video content, and community services, that have made us the Best Game Related Website on the internet two years in a row.
Missing your favorite content will no longer be a concern when you can access The Escapist content in so many new ways.
- Video Podcasts
As a PubClub member, all of your favorite videos are available for download to your iPhone or MP3 player!
- Smartphone Access
Is a video podcast not fast enough for you? Watch any video on The Escapist from any mobile device that supports H.264 video.
- HTML5 Videos
View our videos without the need for Flash! Works in your web browser, on your iPhone or iPad, or with any other supported device.
- Full Content RSS Feeds
Read the full content of The Escapist news and articles in your feed reader.
From never-before-seen video out-takes to exclusive contests, our bonus content is worth its weight in gold coins and bragging rights.
- High Quality Video Streams
View our videos at our highest quality ever. Not only will all new video be available at this quality level, but every video from our archives is available as well. Check out a comparison here!
- Sneak Previews of Upcoming Shows
Get a backstage look at The Escapist's production pipeline, including behind-the-scenes, sneak previews, drafts, and members-only contests.
- Out-takes & Behind the Scenes
We're constantly working on new things behind the scenes and Publisher's Club members get to see and comment on them first.
- Members Only Contests
Premium members will automatically be entered in any contests that we run on the site. You'll have a chance at winning by doing absolutely nothing at all.
Our list of partners keeps on growing to try and accommodate anything and everything a gamer could want, with discounts and specials you can’t find anywhere else. Keep checking back as we add new partners and benefits to the list.
- Discounts at The Escapist store!
Looking for a stuffed imp, a cool shirt, a hat, bumper sticker, or even a shot glass featuring content from your favorite site? Publisher's Club members get 10% off any merch available in The Escapist Store.
- Free Shipping and Overclocking from Origin PC!
Thinking of purchasing a new gaming computer? The folks at Origin PC are offering US Publisher's Club members Free Shipping on purchases of all computers, in addition to free Overclocking for Desktops or a free messenger bag with Laptops!
- Shipping Discounts from SciFiGenre.com!
Whether you're filling the gaps in your comic collection with back issues for $.50, keeping up-to-date with the latest releases through the aggregate comic book subscription system, or learning the ropes for your new tabletop campaign, SciFiGenre has you covered! Publisher's Club members receive $10 off shipping costs on orders over $25!
- Publisher's Club Discount at Edges of Reality!
Have you been looking for the perfect Uruk-Hai sword to finish out your LotR collection? What about Kratos' Blade of Chaos from God of War? If you are a collector of fantasy swords and weapons, or even a hobbyist looking for an authentic recreation of a Persian scimitar, Edges of Reality has you covered. And, with Publisher's Club, you can get an additional 5% off purchases of up to $100 and 7.5% off purchases over $100*!
* These products are not toys, and weapon laws are different everywhere, so be sure to check their Policies Page
and your local laws before placing an order!
- Exclusive Escapist Pony in Horse Club!
In Horse Club, you can start your journey in becoming a champion jockey, cowboy or equestrian and challenge all your friends throughout Facebook. Publisher's Club members get an exclusive Escapist Pony and bonus credits in the game marketplace.
We know how busy you are, so we'll take every advertising placement off the site for you, including those within the videos so you can cruise our content without interruption. Also, . In the bottom slot on the forums, you can see the latest threads from the Publisher's Club forum.
- Never See an Advertisement Again!
Banner ads and site skins will be a thing of the past!
- No Commercials
This includes all advertisements before, during, and after your favorite videos.
- Bonus Comics!
As a Publisher's Club member you can elect to see a rotation of member mottos or comics from Shamus Young in the place where ads once displayed.
The community and forums are important to our members, so we grant you special access to go where only the staff has gone before.
- Automatic Contest Entries
The Escapist has quite a few giveaways for amazing prizes and you will automatically be entered!* What would be better than checking your email and seeing you have a prize to claim that you won by doing absolutely nothing?
- Private Member-Only Forums
We have created a forum section exclusively for Publisher's Club members. All of the rules are the same, but only PubClub members may enter. That doesn't mean you can't chat with the rest of the community, it just means you now have a pass into the secret Clubhouse!
- Larger Avatars and Custom Forum Titles
Want to stick out just a little bit more on the forums? Well now you can with a larger avatar size and custom title. Publisher's Club members can have 115x115 avatars instead of the normal 85x85, and can create a unique title of your own. We'll even throw in a special badge for good measure.
- Audience Panel Membership
We want to hear your thoughts and get your feedback! From time to time, you will be able to respond to exclusive surveys or focus groups on upcoming content and features.
- One-Page Articles
Read multi-page articles all at once, without the need to load multiple pages.
- Reserved TF2 Server Slots
PubClub members have reserved slots on The Escapist's Team Fortress 2 servers.
Sign up for the Publisher's Club today and get immediate access to all of the Publisher's Club features. You could be watching the high quality videos in your web browser while one of the video podcasts downloads to your iPod. Best of all, a one year membership costs around five cents per day. Sign up today, or give the gift of membership to a friend!