Hello all,

We come to you today with some awesome news about the future of the site. Effective immediately Cheerful Ghost has been acquired by CBS Interactive. In the coming weeks, we will be moving the site over to CBS Interactive’s server farm, and a few of us will be moving into the Gamespot offices.

We will be incorporating many useful features from Gamespot’s network, including the awesome reviews and GameFAQs forum integration! This will push the Cheerful Ghost community forward with trusted reviews and the friendliest forum around.

We do need to point out some other changes to how we operate.

  • Non-paying customers will be limited to two comments per day.

  • The payment structure will be changing, allowing microtransactions per comment and post for members without a paid subscription.

  • All content posted to the site will be wholly owned by CBS Interactive. Any content previously posted also falls under this rule.

  • Any future contests will require a $1 entry fee.

  • We will be accepting corporate sponsors. Fear not, we won’t let them change how we write. In fact, we've had corporate sponsors all day and I'm sure you'll agree nothing has changed.

  • The games list will be curated by CBS Interactive’s legal team.


We believe this change brings more value to you, and we look forward to bringing you the best content CBS will give us the permission to post!

Blue_Element wrote on 04/02/2013 at 12:33am

Wow, that seems like a horrible decision. I'm done with Cheerfulghost, forever.

Blue_Element wrote on 04/02/2013 at 12:34am

XD APRIL FOOLS!!! Now I got you! Funny post by the way. :D

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/02/2013 at 12:39am

I'm a huge fan of micro transactions, and I think the charge-per-comment is an excellent way to move that idea forward, while narrowing the comments to serious posters only. Who says freedom of speech has to be free?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/02/2013 at 01:08am

I agree, honestly its just a way to allow people to realize the awesome value of transactional content.

I really appreciate CBS Interactive for this because it allows us to focus on bringing value to shareholders!

Blue_Element wrote on 04/02/2013 at 01:25am

I can't wait to pay $1 to enter contests! That seems like a great idea! And I totally didn't notice the sponsors in the last post at all!

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/02/2013 at 02:09am

I almost forgot about the shareholders! And now I feel guilty, because I should have been thinking of them this whole time. They do so much to bring us the experiences that we never knew we wanted, and really what do they get in return? Money!? Psh... money grows on trees these days. I just planted two money trees in my backyard last summer, and they should be ready to harvest come Autumn.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/02/2013 at 03:24pm

Bills must be paid and investor value must be..... /shoots self

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