GameSpot Staff Speaks Out

GameSpot May See Mass Resignations Over Dismissal on Kotaku hears from a GameSpot employee whose identity is being withheld as he discusses allegations that the departure of editor Jeff Gerstmann was over a negative review (story). The story states that "mass resignations" may yet take place in the site's disheartened editorial staff as the source says "our credibility is in ruins." The story offers speculation about friction between Gerstmann and a new boss and possible issues with his work and goes on to verify the credibility of this post on ValleyWag based on postings reputedly from a GameSpot staffer discussing the way reviews are vetted at the site and describing the pressure their advertising department places on their editorial process.
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I hope that the staff resigns and a real gaming journalism source hires all of them as a reward for their journalistic integrity. If that editor can get canned after 10 years in one day, then all of those guys can be fired at a drop of that hat. Also everyone there will fear giving a low review from now on. You can't be a credible journalist in that kind of environment.

That supposed post by a gamespot employee appears real. I find it credible because there is too much detail for it to be fake. That posting has cemented my opinion that gamespot has lost all credibility. I am one voice but I will not go to gamespot ever again.


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