Look at this latest example:
These Two Ubisoft Games Are Shutting Down, Here's When and Why
Ubisoft is pulling the plug on these two PC games.
If this isn't pure click-bait, I don't know what is. You know what I do when I see such titles? I don't click it. I open another tab, search for the mentioned news and read it on another non-click-baity website.
The words that get me the most are "these", "this", "here", "when", "why", "how", etc. The title is already a click-bait and yet you throw in those words to achieve the highest click-bait combination. You don't want to give away the news in the title? Ok, but don't treat us like idiot children. "These" in that sentence is COMPLETELY unnecessary. Same goes for the entire "here's when and why" part. The title would still be click-bait without them though.
Are these "articles" still written by Ed, or what was his name? Can't remember because I can't remember the last time I clicked on such titles.
Gamespot is still my main go-to game website, but these practices are getting utterly annoying.
EDIT: Yes, a lot of websites do it, but surely Gamespot can be a bit more professional than this.