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Comic 468 - Hollow victory

Posted on Wednesday, the 30th of June at 12:00 AM, 2021 in 2021

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DanVzare Wed, 30. Jun 12:00 AM, 2021 edit delete
The joke is that what Steve says is enough to make you think that a streaming service like that, actually exists (because at first it sounds impossibly ludicrous, but what Steve says suddenly makes you think it's actually plausible). I don't actually know if there's a streaming service that charges you to skip episodes though. But if there isn't, I'm sure there will be one eventually. And when that happens, you'll suddenly see an influx of shows with ridiculously large amounts of boring filler episodes (even more than what YuGiOh had).


Geeky Meerkat Sun, 4. Jul 10:55 AM, 2021 edit delete reply
I had to think for a bit to figure out if this is already a thing. And I THINK I found it and can confirm that it IS a thing.

You could for instance purchase the ENTIRE first season of Attack on Titan on YouTube for $34.99 when it's full price (or right this moment it's $5.99).

On the OTHER hand you could purchase it episode by episode for $1.99 per episode. Now the only reason I can imagine that you might purchase it episode by episode is that you don't want to watch all the episodes in the season.

There are 25 episodes in the 1st season (6 of them you can't even purchase if you try to buy them one at a time). So let's pretend you pick and choose what episodes you want to actually spend money on very carefully. If you buy more than 17 episodes, then you may as well have just purchased the full season at full price as now you are paying extra just so you can skip some of the episodes.

Heck, with the sale going on right now it only takes buying 3 before you are spending more than had you just purchased all the episodes.

So let's be clear here, not only has YouTube found a way to have you pay to skip episodes of shows, but they have also found a way to charge you more if you change your mind.
DanVzare Mon, 5. Jul 2:47 PM, 2021 edit delete reply
Holy crap!
I wish there was more for me to say, but... that's all I can think of.
I'm struggling just to pick my mouth up off of the floor.