I recently picked up 1Passowrd since it's 50% off this week and decided to clear my browser history and start from scratch so I can add all my passwords into the program. I cleared my cookies and went to the Giant Bomb homepage and was greeted with this.
Why. Why is this garbage on Giant Bomb. I understand that websites need to make money and that's done with web ads but this is disgusting. I recall @jeff talking about this kind of ad years before, I can't remember exactly what podcast or video he said this but he described these ads as "Fucking Eye blasters!" I would count this ad to fall into that category. (It would be great if someone could find that clip. I could only find this formspring post...)
When sites have this kind of ad on the homepage, I won't ever be visiting that site again. I want websites to make money, it's why I don't run ad blockers, but I feel like websites that do this are
more interested in making a profit than promoting the content (well I guess making money is the most important....but you know what I mean. Your content should be the star, not ads) Does the site need that kind of advertising money that badly? Frankly, I don't really understand how the site makes a profit when its paying hosting bills for 2+ hour videos almost every day, and paying salaries that someone could actually live on. The hosting bill must be enormous.
GiantBomb.com is one of the few websites that actually look nice. I just don't want it to be seen like this to people who are discovering this awesome site.
I know that this topic has been brought up a million times before with mechs walking around and free Obama iPhones and such but.......I don't know. It's lame that this is what websites are becoming now.