The stupid nerds from Penny Arcade made a Kickstarter asking for a quarter of a million dollars in funding for an already hugely popular webcomic, promising to take the banner ads off their website if they reach the goal. Kickstarter exists to help fund the projects of people who are unknown, not to help established, successful businesses make slight changes to their financial structure while continuing to offer the same exact service. It overshadows the projects of people who actually need the funding and arguably violates the Kickstarter guidelines because it’s not “kickstarting” anything at all.
That’s not even getting into the incredibly lazy and formulaic comic these pieces of shit create, relying on predictable references to whatever video game just came out and little else. These guys don’t deserve whatever they make from merchandise sales or ad revenue as it is, yet they have the nerve to ask for charity to fix the non-issue of having easily-blockable ads on their website. Jesus fucking christ
I don’t think it’ll do anything, but do me a favor and report this project at the bottom of the page. Best case scenario, it’ll get taken down and the Penny Arcade manchildren will have a public meltdown