Subscribe and Keep Unwinnable Going Into Our 10th Year!

Since 2010, Unwinnable has been creating award-winning, independent writing on culture – primarily videogames, but also tabletop games, movies, television, music, books, politics and life in general.

We only care about one thing: writing good stuff. We embrace all kinds of writing, on all kinds of subjects, by all kinds of people. We want our writing to be read and our writers to be paid.

We don’t care about stuff like chasing clicks, search engine optimization, traditional internet advertising revenue models, review ratings or toxic comment sections.

Subscribers keep Unwinnable alive and make sure there is always a place on the internet for writers to write the stories they want to write.

No Tricks, Only Treats

To celebrate the spookiest time of the year, we’re offering an introductory subscription rate for Unwinnable Monthly, our digital magazine: $2 for the first month, $4.99 every subsequent month.

(Alternately, you can sign up via our Patreon for the standard $5 the first month and get the 75-issue Unwinnable Weekly archive in addition to all the other stuff)

You’ll also receive access to every back issue of the magazine. That’s 45 issues – over 2,700 pages celebrating games, movies, horror and more. A $360 value!

Every month, you’ll also receive Exploits, our recommendations magazine – think of it as monthly cultural diary – absolutely free! We’ll even throw in the archive: 19 additional magazines!

You’ll also receive our set of print-and-wear Halloween masks and a printable John Carpenter’s The Thing paper doll set, both by the amazing Thérèse Lanz.

Finally, because we love you and have lots of other cool stuff in our store (like our 75-issue archive of Unwinnable Weekly), use the code HALFOFFEVERYTHING at checkout for 50% off.

Special offer runs through November 1.


With an automatically renewing Unwinnable subscription, you’ll never miss an issue of the best culture commentary on the internet. Coming to you via direct download PDF, each 60+ page issue contains a selection of stories by some of the best writers working today, wrapped up in a beautifully designed package, sent right to your email address every month. You will also get access to our private Slack channel, where you can chat with Team Unwinnable and other readers like you!

If you’re already a subscriber (thank you!), you can give the gift of Unwinnable to a friend! If you do, we’ll give you the additional gift of the complete Unwinnable Weekly archive – 75 back issues filled to the brim with amazing stories.

Subscription Type

Subscribers get the current month’s issue when subscribing. When you subscribe, we will email you directly to give you the back issue archive, to set up your access to the Slack and, if you purchase a gift subscription, to get the recipient’s email address – this is a one-time email, we won’t bug you after that. Our sales process is not automated, we fill every order manually, so please be patient if ordering at night, on weekends or during holidays. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please drop us a line at


But There’s More!

As more subscribers sign up, you’ll unlock special rewards.

When we hit 25 subscribers, we’ll do an issue of Unwinnable Monthly dedicated to our favorite pastime, eating the rich. Expect that in the first half of 2020.

50 subscribers unlock an ongoing streams dedicated to a live play of the staff playing World Wide Wrestling, a storytelling tabletop RPG about the bombastic pageantry of professional wrestling.

When we hit 75 subscribers, we’ll do an issue of Unwinnable Monthly dedicated to our second favorite pastime, sex. Expect that in the second half of 2020.

100 subscribers unlocks a special publication dedicated to fashion in media – games, KPOP, movies, you name it. That will be a special standalone anthology free for subscribers (release TBD).

Still More!

Tune in to our Twitch channel October 26 and 27 to join us in gabbing, playing games, watching movies, listening to music and having an all around good time.

On Saturday, Unwinnable’s strike team (Sara Clemens, Stu Horvath, Melissa King, Levi Rubeck and David Shimomura) kicks things off with some multiplayer fun in Rainbow Six Siege, The Blackout Club and Dead by Daylight.

After that, Yussef Cole will be playing Observation.

On Sunday, members of the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania team (Sara Clemens, Yussef Cole, Ed Coleman, Stu Horvath and Jeremy Signor) will gather at Unwinnable HQ for a roundtable and a Mystery Science Theater-style screening of the 1942 horror classic Cat People.

Following that, we’ll have a live performance by producer, composer and sound designer 2 Mello.

Finaly, Amanda Hudgins will wrap things up with some Silent Hill.