How will Giant Bomb get its money?

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#1  Edited By Evolution

In a few weeks are we going to see adverts everywhere? Because so far, the websites great, but we are going to have to pay for it somehow...

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#2  Edited By BionicIguana

There's a link to inquire about advertising at the bottom of every pages, so I would think that will be the case, yes

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#3  Edited By Aarny91

Advertising... Or chosen Subscriptions.

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#4  Edited By mike

I was wondering about this.  How can the Giant Bomb staff afford to do this full-time?  It had me thinking that there is some money behind this from some corporate entity we don't know about.

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#5  Edited By BulletPulse

Ads.Can't really think of anything else.....

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#6  Edited By xplodedd

viagra.

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#7  Edited By DaveF

Money Tree.

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#8  Edited By aemaeth

We don't need money where we're goin'...

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#9  Edited By AtomicEdge

Comic Vine doesn't have ads on at the moment either.

I would happily pay for a subscription.

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#10  Edited By nat

If the content was good I would pay for a subscription aswell.

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#11  Edited By Joker

All 4 of them sign a piece of paper, and the paper turns into a 100 dollar bill sheet. Too much awesome on one sheet of paper, so they end up controlling the paper themselves.

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#12  Edited By BionicIguana

Whoops sorry about the double post up there *points*

I see as I type this the mods have dealt with it

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#13  Edited By RVonE
Joker said:
"All 4 of them sign a piece of paper, and the paper turns into a 100 dollar bill sheet. Too much awesome on one sheet of paper, so they end up controlling the paper themselves.
"
Haha, good one.
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#14  Edited By Disgaeamad

Well, I know they got a good amount of start up money from someone. Like everyone else said, advertisements'll probably be seen sooner or later, although I would gladly subscribe to the site.

That, or they'll sell our email adresses to someone.

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#15  Edited By Resonate
xplodedd said:
"viagra."
but of course
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#16  Edited By OpusAngelorum

I'd like a subscription option as well.

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#17  Edited By tATu

Sell milk

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#18  Edited By RabbitKarrot

Somehow the guys are being paid by 'Whiskey Media' (link at the bottom left corner) - They'll get pay more when the ad's role in, and for the record, i have no problems with advertisement.

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#19  Edited By Lairdo

Selling knock off DVD's at the pub.

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#20  Edited By Nateh8sYou

selling blood and semen of course!

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#21  Edited By AtomicEdge
Nateh8sYou said:
"selling blood and semen of course!
"
Not mixed together I hope...
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#22  Edited By tATu
AtomicEdge said:
"Nateh8sYou said:
"selling blood and semen of course!
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Not mixed together I hope...
"
Nah, they should be drunk seperate
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#23  Edited By bread_or_decide

Gotta make a living doin what ya love and it can't be free that's for damn sure. Of course they are going to have ads. With the traffic they're getting they'd be stupid not to. Now whether or not it'll be ads for video games is the tricky part.

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#24  Edited By Boyling

It'll definitely be interesting to see how things evolve. So far, Comicvine seems to be very ad-free.
I'd hate to see this great interface be blotted by some annoying ads just to keep things running.

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#25  Edited By Toby

Private dancing on Sundays

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#26  Edited By Sharvie

I heard they found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

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#27  Edited By Aarny91

Cock and Balls!

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#28  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

I'm sure the full version will have ads.

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#29  Edited By Nightkiller93

The Bomb shelter (GiantBomb HQ) is built over a huge sea of oil, they sell the oil and make their money.

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#30  Edited By SmAsH

Through the power of magic elfs and awesome ads of course!

But yeah, like everyone else said mainly to ads that will most likely be here once the full site launches.

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#31  Edited By Tortoise

It says at the bottom of the page that the site is powered by Whiskey.
Would work for me.

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#32  Edited By vigorousjammer

So, if the site is powered by whisky... then they'll just be too drunk to add any ads... well, that's awesome!!!

but seriously... I wouldn't mind ads...
I don't think ads for video games would be a problem, too... because jeff and the crew don't have to worry about being fired by soem higher power...
they ARE the power, and they make the decisions... if they want to give a game a bad score, then they can do so, without ads affecting what that score is...

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#34  Edited By zeus_gb

Ads would be the first thing that springs to mind.

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#35  Edited By MrVegeta

Gerstmann's massive bank account full of money from advertiser kickbacks when he worked at GS.

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#36  Edited By Anonymous

Probably through advertising, there might be subscriptions. We'll find out soon.

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#37  Edited By Psytek

I'd happily pay a subscription for hd-videos and stuff like that.

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#38  Edited By Legend

Jeff said in one of the GB podcasts that there will be advertisements on the site.