Looking Very GameSpottish Lately.

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#1  Edited By HektikLyfe

Not that its a VERY bad thing.  It just seems weird to me.  The full blown page ads and format.  You can say it left a bad taste in my mouth since the last one I remember like this was Kane & Lynch.
 
I'm all for supporting the site and Jeff's new ventures.  (I even bought the buggy iPhone app!)
 
I hope it doesn't get out of control.

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yeah man cause we need this site to get smaller with less ad revenue.

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#3  Edited By cstrang

Gotta pay for server space and bandwidth somehow, bud.

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#4  Edited By Geno

The good news is it still loads 2 seconds faster. 

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#5  Edited By Linkyshinks

In your eyes many sites must look GameSpotty.

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#6  Edited By TheHT
@cstrang said:
" Gotta pay for server space and bandwidth somehow, bud. "
wurd.
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I really don't see how ads in the backround is a bad thing, I see them for about .00000000000000000001 seconds before I click to the forums.

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#8  Edited By Romination

And some of the background ads are pretty cool. At least it's not IGN where every page i go to is interrupted by one of those in-browser pop-up page cover things.

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#9  Edited By wefwefasdf
@Bucketdeth said:
" I really don't see how ads in the backround is a bad thing, I see them for about .00000000000000000001 seconds before I click to the forums. "
I don't even go to the front page. I have the forums bookmarked and read all the news from my RSS reader.
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#10  Edited By Yummylee

Ads make it look like gamespot? because gamespot is clearly the only other site out there to use ads to help the funds..
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#11  Edited By breadfan

What do you think allows something like Giant Bomb to run? 
 
It may run on pancakes and booze, but advertisements pay for that.

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#12  Edited By LiquidSwords

Hey new guy, GTFO!
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#13  Edited By skaune

What ads?

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#14  Edited By Adamantium

Smells like troll up in this piece.

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#15  Edited By Brendan

It might be because I'm Canadian, but I don't see a ton of ads on the site, and the skins have never really bothered me seeing as how they don't interrupt what I'm doing.
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#16  Edited By Systech

Have you seen ads for games that suck?... That's what I thought.

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#17  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I saw Gamespot when Jeff and the guys were still there and I've seen Gamespot in recent times and I really don't think Giant Bomb looks like Gamespot.

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#18  Edited By Soap

People come here for the editorial content, Ads are irrelevant

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#19  Edited By Drebin_893

Oh dear. This is dumb. Like really dumb.

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#20  Edited By AhmadMetallic

the layout is kewl, and i dont see much ads.. 
 
it makes the site feel alive to be honest 
 
 
@Soap said:

" People come here for the editorial content, Ads are irrelevant "
hey soap
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#21  Edited By JokerClown88

 
 
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#22  Edited By Rhaknar

again with bitching about ads? hell, im not even going to say this to contradict...but i actually LIKE the ads. they make sites look much more vibrant in my opinion, as long as its not flash ads with video that makes the site itself crawl, im all for ads

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#23  Edited By hexogen

The ads don't really bother me, with the exception of the Dragon Age commercial. Fuck that thing so much. It still haunts my dreams. WE ARE BLESSED WARRIORS. WE ARE FILLED WITH WICKED POWERS. I AM A GREY WARDEN. TOGETHER WE WILL SAVE. THIS. WORLD.

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#24  Edited By luce

god...kill the dude for having an opinion why don't you

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#25  Edited By Akeldama
@TheHT said:
" @cstrang said:
" Gotta pay for server space and bandwidth somehow, bud. "
wurd. "
dubble wurd
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#26  Edited By Soap
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" the layout is kewl, and i dont see much ads.. 
 
it makes the site feel alive to be honest 
 
 
@Soap said:
" People come here for the editorial content, Ads are irrelevant "
hey soap "
....hey?
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#27  Edited By hockeymask27

I refuse to support this stupid topic by posting in it.....................................Whoops.
 
 
 
 Seriously,the ads are not that bad they help this wonderful site run.

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#28  Edited By Aeterna

To be honest; the ads I've seen on here have all looked good, which is something you can't say about other sites. 
 
So give them credit where it's due.

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#29  Edited By Willy105

You are attributing something that every website needs to operate as a Gamespot specific trait.

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#30  Edited By Gizmo

Adblock Plus has protected my eyes from all the adverts on Giantbomb as of yet, haven't seen a single one.

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#31  Edited By ZmillA

Giantbomb was just jeff's idea (in regard to the jeffs new ventures comment).  And you need to have ads if you want to survive.

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#32  Edited By tahnit
@Gizmo said:
" Adblock Plus has protected my eyes from all the adverts on Giantbomb as of yet, haven't seen a single one. "
yup. adblock+firefox. Never see ads. ever.
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#33  Edited By EVO

If you're talking about the recent influx of System Wars threads then yes, it is looking very GameSpottish lately.

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#34  Edited By mattbodega

This does not seem like a very useful or productive thread If you're interested in having a serious conversation about the advertisements on Giant Bomb, there are more productive ways to do so.