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Ever wonder what jokes get left on the Escapist News Network cutting room floor? If you're a member of The Escapist's Publisher's Club, you're about to find out.

If you're anything like me, you fire up the latest episode of ENN every Wednesday morning to see the LoadingReadyRun crew mercilessly skewer recent hot-button issues. ENN is packed to the brim with funny, and you know what that means?

It means that sometimes, there's just too much funny for one episode to hold. So sadly, the funny gets excised, left abandoned on the cutting room floor, where it remains homeless and forgotten ... until now.

The Escapist is proud to present ENN: Rejected - the jokes from the always-talented LRR team that didn't quite make it into the episodes you see every Wednesday morning. This content is exclusive to members of our Publisher's Club - if you're a member, you can find it here.

If you're not a member and find these little extra morsels of ENN goodness too tantalizing to ignore, then why not go ahead and become one?

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Yarg, stop making want to give up more money I do(nt) have!

<3 you guys!

Too much funny indeed.

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

Did they close down their site, or are they still publishing content there?

Stop adding such large incentives, keep it up and I may niggardly join =[

Awesome yet another reason to join Publisher's Club!

Even if I do hate ENN!

It works now. Thanks

Also, I paid my ten bucks for the high quality video(Wish they were HD 720p) I come to this site everyday for my gaming news and a one time fee of ten bucks is nothing to me. Well, for the first year I think anyways.

Wee!

Can we get the unused jokes for Unskippable, too?

dududf:

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

Did they close down their site, or are they still publishing content there?

Stop adding such large incentives, keep it up and I may niggardly join =[

Still publishing. In fact, I've just found the link for the 'Rejected ENN' content, it's posted each week in their site blog:

http://loadingreadyrun.com/blog/?cat=86

Yeah, I don't really see how this is 'exclusive' to the Publisher's Club. Sorry, staff guys and gals, but as I said, it's not much incentive for me to join...

Doesn't work for me. I'll report back when it's fixed.

Oh my god.

Why, why did you guys post this? Why is this news?

I doubt that many people will join because of this, you'll just have a bunch of people being pissed off at it.

This thread will most likely become a flame war, and lead to probations and suspensions. If it doesn't, then thank god.

Look, I like the Pubclub, really, I do, but the staff really need to be conscious that it's a very contentious issue in the community.

I'm just letting you know.

Deofuta:

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

It's...alright. I just watched it.

Not really funny though. I can see why it was cut.

EDIT: Oh wait, did you mean the videos or the Pubclub in general?

It's pretty good, high quality video is crisp, title is witty, and forum is nice and slow moving.

I joined to support the Escapist, but the content they provide is well worth it.

Deofuta:
Yarg, stop making want to give up more money I do(nt) have!

<3 you guys!

Too much funny indeed.

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

Eh, its fine. Not much changes. You get to view video's in HQ, which I don't really care for. You get your own title, which while fun, isn't too big. You also get access to a special forum that is basically like the Off-Topic only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite/ect." threads.

Personally, I didn't join for any of that. I joined because I love this site, and am glad to support it any way I can.

Damn it, if only n=my mother would allowq me to use her credit card.
Oh well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN FUNK!

Furburt:
Oh my god.

Why, why did you guys post this? Why is this news?

I doubt that many people will join because of this, you'll just have a bunch of people being pissed off at it.

This thread will most likely become a flame war, and lead to probations and suspensions. If it doesn't, then thank god.

Look, I like the Pubclub, really, I do, but the staff really need to be conscious that it's a very contentious issue in the community.

I'm just letting you know.

Deofuta:

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

It's...alright. I just watched it.

Not really funny though. I can see why it was cut.

Er, for the same reason we announce anything else in the Pub Club? Because not everyone scans every inch of the site to find out what might have popped up and we'd like to give them a heads up?

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

To an extent I get your point but with more extra things like this and less bad shows (heres looking at you gamedogs and I hit it with my axe) I would likely join up. But I do get your point about elitism, but that can't be helped with an In and Out group situation.

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

Couple of funnys. if this is a weekly update then that will be cool. didnt really expect that much from the 'club' just joined up to support the site

I'm waiting for the angry LRRunners complaining about how The Escapist is siphoning off their bonus content. (Although "Premieres" implies that LRR would be allowed to post it later or include it as bonus content in their next DVD release, or something)

I might join this Publisher's Club if I can think of a funny/witty title for myself...

Demon ID:

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

That's something I've been asking myself too. I doubt we'd get an honest answer if they do get extra chances though.

Irridium:

Deofuta:
Yarg, stop making want to give up more money I do(nt) have!

<3 you guys!

Too much funny indeed.

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

Eh, its fine. Not much changes. You get to view video's in HQ, which I don't really care for. You get your own title, which while fun, isn't too big. You also get access to a special forum that is basically like the Off-Topic only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite/ect." threads.

Personally, I didn't join for any of that. I joined because I love this site, and am glad to support it any way I can.

Well, I actually meant this video series in particular, but thanks for the rundown!

John Funk:

Er, for the same reason we announce anything else in the Pub Club? Because not everyone scans every inch of the site to find out what might have popped up and we'd like to give them a heads up?

That's fair enough, but you do know that the Pubclub is an extremely contentious issue, don't you?

I mean, even generally laid back old PRIATE had a flame war about it, that resulted in one of our oldest members leaving this site permanently.

I'm not saying that it shouldn't be announced...Okay, well maybe I am. I dunno. I just think that you really have to be tactful with this, it could lead to a lot of hassle that you'd have to deal with.

I'm not sure what an amicable solution would be, but in the words of Han Solo "I got a bad feeling about this".

Demon ID:

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

To an extent I get your point but with more extra things like this and less bad shows (heres looking at you gamedogs and I hit it with my axe) I would likely join up. But I do get your point about elitism, but that can't be helped with an In and Out group situation.

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

No, they get punished like everyone else. And if I see anyone trying to use the pubclub to try and make it seem like their point matters over anyone else, I, and I'm sure many others, will come down on him/her like a divine wind and verbally destroy him/her.

Deofuta:

Irridium:

Deofuta:
Yarg, stop making want to give up more money I do(nt) have!

<3 you guys!

Too much funny indeed.

EDIT: Also, anyone in The Club want to give us a little rundown on it? Good/Not good and all that?

Eh, its fine. Not much changes. You get to view video's in HQ, which I don't really care for. You get your own title, which while fun, isn't too big. You also get access to a special forum that is basically like the Off-Topic only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite/ect." threads.

Personally, I didn't join for any of that. I joined because I love this site, and am glad to support it any way I can.

Well, I actually meant this video series in particular, but thanks for the rundown!

Oh...

Well for video series, nothing changes except for the HQ video stuff I was talking about. There's the outakes, but you can also see those on the LRR site, as others have stated.

Irridium:

Demon ID:

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

To an extent I get your point but with more extra things like this and less bad shows (heres looking at you gamedogs and I hit it with my axe) I would likely join up. But I do get your point about elitism, but that can't be helped with an In and Out group situation.

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

No, they get punished like everyone else. And if I see anyone trying to use the pubclub to try and make it seem like their point matters over anyone else, I, and I'm sure many others, will come down on him/her like a divine wind and verbally destroy him/her.

Wonderful. It just occured to me a little while ago that perhaps the fact they did pay might give them a little more immunity, as banning someone who has given you money to be part of something might get a little problematic.

How is being in a pubclub, as from an outsider perspective I don't quite get whats going for it? Perhaps thats because I now really just use the forums rather than the sites content anymore.

Demon ID:

Irridium:

Demon ID:

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

To an extent I get your point but with more extra things like this and less bad shows (heres looking at you gamedogs and I hit it with my axe) I would likely join up. But I do get your point about elitism, but that can't be helped with an In and Out group situation.

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

No, they get punished like everyone else. And if I see anyone trying to use the pubclub to try and make it seem like their point matters over anyone else, I, and I'm sure many others, will come down on him/her like a divine wind and verbally destroy him/her.

Wonderful. It just occured to me a little while ago that perhaps the fact they did pay might give them a little more immunity, as banning someone who has given you money to be part of something might get a little problematic.

How is being in a pubclub, as from an outsider perspective I don't quite get whats going for it? Perhaps thats because I now really just use the forums rather than the sites content anymore.

Eh, its fine. Not much changes. You get to view video's in HQ, which I don't really care for. You get your own title, which while fun, isn't too big. You also get access to a special forum that is basically like the Off-Topic only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite/ect." threads.

Personally, I didn't join for any of that. I joined because I love this site, and am glad to support it any way I can.

For you I guess the big thing would be the special forum, which as I said is basically the Off-Topic forum only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite and whatnot" threads.

Furburt:

John Funk:

Er, for the same reason we announce anything else in the Pub Club? Because not everyone scans every inch of the site to find out what might have popped up and we'd like to give them a heads up?

That's fair enough, but you do know that the Pubclub is an extremely contentious issue, don't you?

I mean, even generally laid back old PRIATE had a flame war about it, that resulted in one of our oldest members leaving this site permanently.

I'm not saying that it shouldn't be announced...Okay, well maybe I am. I dunno. I just think that you really have to be tactful with this, it could lead to a lot of hassle that you'd have to deal with.

I'm not sure what an amicable solution would be, but in the words of Han Solo "I got a bad feeling about this".

I do have to admit, the staff is certainly laying on the Pub Club promotion thick, certainly enough to piss off people. I'd advise the staff to ease off with the promos, PMs and news posts like this.

Furburt:

John Funk:

Er, for the same reason we announce anything else in the Pub Club? Because not everyone scans every inch of the site to find out what might have popped up and we'd like to give them a heads up?

That's fair enough, but you do know that the Pubclub is an extremely contentious issue, don't you?

I mean, even generally laid back old PRIATE had a flame war about it, that resulted in one of our oldest members leaving this site permanently.

I'm not saying that it shouldn't be announced...Okay, well maybe I am. I dunno. I just think that you really have to be tactful with this, it could lead to a lot of hassle that you'd have to deal with.

I'm not sure what an amicable solution would be, but in the words of Han Solo "I got a bad feeling about this".

I don't feel it should be. If people like us enough to give us money directly, then great, we get to give stuff back that otherwise would not be feasible for a variety of reasons. If not, then great - you can continue enjoying our content as you always have for the low, low sum of $0.00.

It may be, but it shouldn't be. And when we continue to get cool stuff for our Pub Club members, we will make announcements. Just like when we make announcements when we get cool stuff for everyone else (see the Firefly contest we're running just now).

Irridium:

Demon ID:

Irridium:

Demon ID:

Trivun:
This isn't exactly an incentive to join, since the LRR team already put the rejected jokes on their own website every week as an extra. So it's not 'exclusive' content at all.

Sorry, but though I love the site, this isn't going to entice me to join the Publisher's Club. First, I still can't afford to join, and second, it still smacks of elitism to me. Which is the main beef I had with the whole scheme in the first place, and the reason why several former well-known and well-respected 'veteran' members left the site for good. I can see why you have the club now, but I still don't agree with it, personally.

To an extent I get your point but with more extra things like this and less bad shows (heres looking at you gamedogs and I hit it with my axe) I would likely join up. But I do get your point about elitism, but that can't be helped with an In and Out group situation.

I do have a Publishers Club related question though, what happens to paying members who are dicks, do they get more of a chance as they are paying? Or do they get banned like anyone else, even though they gave money to you to be part of the site? It's just a general question of interest.

No, they get punished like everyone else. And if I see anyone trying to use the pubclub to try and make it seem like their point matters over anyone else, I, and I'm sure many others, will come down on him/her like a divine wind and verbally destroy him/her.

Wonderful. It just occured to me a little while ago that perhaps the fact they did pay might give them a little more immunity, as banning someone who has given you money to be part of something might get a little problematic.

How is being in a pubclub, as from an outsider perspective I don't quite get whats going for it? Perhaps thats because I now really just use the forums rather than the sites content anymore.

Eh, its fine. Not much changes. You get to view video's in HQ, which I don't really care for. You get your own title, which while fun, isn't too big. You also get access to a special forum that is basically like the Off-Topic only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite/ect." threads.

Personally, I didn't join for any of that. I joined because I love this site, and am glad to support it any way I can.

For you I guess the big thing would be the special forum, which as I said is basically the Off-Topic forum only smaller and without all the "what is your favorite/least favorite and whatnot" threads.

Yes I believe It would be, I mean a place without Favorite/least favorite threads all the time sounds like witchcraft personally. I think it would be best I hold out until I really start to like the content on the site, right now whilst I like a fair bit theirs nothing I really love. Except of course the forums, which I already can fully see (aside from the smaller off topic thread). I'll likely join up eventually, once I feel more integrated into the community :)

I feel as though this topic has already started to decay into the in and out group war, whether it will keep civilised is anyones guess.

Delusibeta:

Furburt:

John Funk:

Er, for the same reason we announce anything else in the Pub Club? Because not everyone scans every inch of the site to find out what might have popped up and we'd like to give them a heads up?

That's fair enough, but you do know that the Pubclub is an extremely contentious issue, don't you?

I mean, even generally laid back old PRIATE had a flame war about it, that resulted in one of our oldest members leaving this site permanently.

I'm not saying that it shouldn't be announced...Okay, well maybe I am. I dunno. I just think that you really have to be tactful with this, it could lead to a lot of hassle that you'd have to deal with.

I'm not sure what an amicable solution would be, but in the words of Han Solo "I got a bad feeling about this".

I do have to admit, the staff is certainly laying on the Pub Club promotion thick, certainly enough to piss off people. I'd advise the staff to ease off with the promos, PMs and news posts like this.

Yeah, it really is getting on my nerves even though I have no problem whatsoever with the Club itself.

Awesome,. All those jokes which are not PC enough...just for our enjoyment XD

I think I'll just read the cut stories for free on the LRR website as I have always done, if they stop putting the content up on there and become wholly engulfed by The Escapist then I'll just be dissapointed and on their behalf also. It does seem like a fairly random thing to be putting in to the Publisher's Club rather than just pointing out that the content already exists elsewhere for all to see and supporting the original LRR site.

On that note, everyone head over to LoadingReadyRun.com and read up on Desert Bus 4.

John Funk:

It may be, but it shouldn't be. And when we continue to get cool stuff for our Pub Club members, we will make announcements. Just like when we make announcements when we get cool stuff for everyone else (see the Firefly contest we're running just now).

I think the problem is that you're announcing Publishers Club benefits on the main forums. Now, this obviously to get more people to sign up to the Publishers Club, which is fine, I can respect that, you're a business, you need to make money.

However, the impression one immediately gets from the article is that of somewhat..forcing it.

I mean, look at the title "Rejected Premieres for Publisher's Club members". I'm not offended by it myself, but I can definitely think of some people who dislike the idea of the Pubclub, and a lot of people who migrated over from the LRR forums, who'd be plenty pissed off with it.

Here's the thing though, I don't necessarily agree with them. I mean, LRR have got to make money too, and that's why they signed on with you. I just really don't want to see any flame wars occur that might fracture the community.

However, this thread doesn't seem to have turned into one. This is one of the instances where I'm glad to be proved wrong.

I may have spoke too soon.

What a dick move, why not share it with everyone, you know just not in HD. Normal users fill your pocket books as well with ads alone.

Furburt:

However, this thread doesn't seem to have turned into one. This is one of the instances where I'm glad to be proved wrong.

Unfortunately, the comment right below this one is exactly what we were both fearing - more people pissed off about Publisher's Club =\

While I think the feature is great (thanks John, happy birthday!), I do think The Escapist needs a more tactful approach at how it presents The Escapist... Some users seem to think that the Pub Club is some kind elitist group full of snobs, when its really a fantastic, tightly-knit community.

While it shouldn't cause such a controversy, the fact is it has, and I hope its something that can be addressed, either by The Escapist or the community at some point or another.

Maybe a good start would be to give regular members some cool new feature's too - I don't mean contests, which probably won't benefit most people, but stuff like... I dunno, the larger avatar's that were implemented for Pub Club user's recently could be expanded to the rest of the community, stuff like that.

Wait a second... They've released a couple of them for free on youtube. Now they're(you're!?) demanding a subscription to see them?

LRR recently said on their site that they wont be publishing Rejected ENN on their site and subsequent YouTube account because they're moving them to the Escapist as they want to support the Escapist all they can. So yeah, you will have to pay now.

Yeah, I know some people have chips on their shoulder over the elitist malarky, but it's a perfectly logical desicion. Support the Escapist, or some of us might need to read a book or something.

(No I'm not a member as I'm poor)

Hey guys, just wanted to chime in and clarify some things:

* Rejected ENN began its life as a regular blog update of ENN stories that were written but never produced, due mostly to space constraints.
* A short time ago, the ENN production process changed somewhat, resulting in a lot more unused video and a lot less unused text. We produced an video version of Rejected ENN as a proof-of-concept, and offered it to the Escapist as a Publisher's Club extra.
* Going forward, ENN Rejected will be an exclusive feature on the Publisher's Club, but we will continue to support the series with other weekly bonus content on our own site. This week's post, for example, features the original (and somewhat longer) audio track from the Resident Evil: the Spencer Mansion Liaison audio book.

There is a discussion going on about this, with some expanded explanation as to our thinking in this matter here.

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