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Jeff Green on 1Up/UGO

Greenspeak, the blog of one-time Computer Gaming World and Games for Windows editor Jeff Green, offers a counterpoint to the story below, as Jeff takes issue with Sam Kennedy's upbeat assessment of UGO's acquisition of 1Up. He says Sam is, "in a horrid position here, having to put a brave face on what is an unequivocally ugly mess. So I wish no ill-will on the guy, and, more important, those following this story need to know that none of this is his 'fault'. All this sh*t happened way above him. He's just trying to make the best of a bad situation. And to that I offer him a heartfelt and sincere good luck." Jeff goes through some of Sam's statements line-by-line, sorting through what he considers spin, saying, "You're not the same 1UP because you just lost a gigantic chunk of what made 1up 1up," and disbelieving that this is the "best news" 1Up could have received, he says the following: "Again, no. If this can be called 'the best news', I'd hate to see the bad news. In fact, it might be the best bit of news that you and the others who kept their jobs ever had, since you now don't have to be looking for work at the start of a new year, in the worst economic climate this country has been in in the last 80 years."

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43. Re: Jeff Green on 1Up & UGO Jan 10, 2009, 09:23 Prez
Now you are just being insulting with ridiculous false analogies. Your stated scenarios don't have anything to do with reality (at least insofar as game reviews go), but don't let that stop you from being an attack dog for a now-defunct website and brow-beating anyone who deigns to have a less than teary-eyed adoration for your precious 1UP. I find it laughable that you are going to sit there and lecture me on what a review can and can't contain. Bugs affect the overall game experience, but by your logic they shouldn't be included in the review, because they are not specifically part of the game. I'm sorry, but that is patently ridiculous.

Had I realized you were a 1UP fanboy hell-bent on defending your own at all costs, and not someone who just was making his point, I never would have engaged in such an exercise in futility.

With that in mind, I concede - you are hereby declared the final arbiter as to exactly what any and all game reviews may and may not include. All hail the might LMN8R, Grand Poobah of Game Reviews!!!

This comment was edited on Jan 10, 2009, 09:40.
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