At 5/26/09 pretty much ALL PM, a bunch of crybabies wrote:
Waaaaahhhhhhh my interets changed, I hate this site now even though it's the same content, it's DIFFERENT NOW!!!!!! WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
This was not something anyone decided to do willy nilly because we were bored. It's an indisputable fact that sites with immediate content presented has a much higher success rate with viral promotion. I get more links to stupid video sites that aren't even clos to the size of NG then I EVER get to movies ON NG from my buddies who have nothing better to do than surf stupid entertainment sites or pass on links THEIR friends sent out.
Throw in related content right beside the movie and it's a variable click-fest that can easily make a bored web surfer lose several hours of their life.
So in short, this means more page views, and a larger audience for quality content.
Oh, and did we mention YOU GUYS GET A SHARE OF THE AD REVENUE ON YOUR SUBMISSIONS?
Now to the people crying about preformance hits.... hit the moon button and then look at the ads that you feared would hamper the preformance of the flash. Guess what! THEY SHUT OFF WHILE YOU ARE PLAYING OMFG!!!!!!!!!!
Then for all you guys who are terrified the big bad spammers are going to get you... take a look at any flash that's under judgement or has an adult rating. The flash doesn't load in automatically because we understand it may not be safe... and nobody wants dicks popping up on their office PC. Yes, we've actually been in this business enough to comprehend these things....
Finally, while the current list of related content is not the best guage of potential... the final product will put a lot of emphasis on common authors. That means if you have a series... or a lot of games in a specific genre.. YOUR content gets promoted with YOUR submissions. It also benefits people you work with a lot... so someone watching a submission by Luis might get suggested to see a BomToons game... and from there a Glaiel-Gamer game...
Ultimately this is going to get quality stuff supporting quality authors and other quality stuff. It will benefit the authors, it will benefit NG and that just means we can keep on investing more and more to give you ingrates more stuff... FOR FREE.
But who cares about the facts and research... right? Change is BAD!