I'll quote myself from another thread:
" The problem that I have, is that it feels too much like a business now, which sort of takes away from the charm of Giant Bomb. It's always been a few seemingly very nice and quite educated and intelligent guys having a good time on camera and on podcasts. And that was nice, and I would've preferred a donate button -- I would've sent them a few bucks every now and then, to support their shenanigans. But them directly demanding money for content seems a bit too much, considering what they are actually offering. A few funny quick looks and an enjoyable podcast just don't seem like a product you can sell. It's just some dudes goofing around. I now realize I only enjoyed the site because it cost me nothing, because I wouldn't pay to hang out with my friends, although I would help them out financially if they were in need and I was in a position to help. And, granted, the Giant Bomb guys were never friends of mine, but they managed to feel like they could've been, had I run into them randomly. They don't anymore, they feel like a corporation, and that's a real shame. "