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 avoided the site and assumed it was just another GamePro - a cl*st*rf*ck of advertisements built around the occasional bit of gaming information.

With all this going down, I will never visit that site again, unless it is to make disparaging remarks about it.

F*ck Eidos for pushing out sh*tty action games, applying pressure to achiever abnormally high scores, and hoping the marketing will make up for the game's quality.

F*ck Gamespot for being full of unscrupulous tools that will say whatever you want, so long as you pay them. F*ck them for the incredibly inept, crappy it has handled all of this.

F*ck Josh Larson for being a clueless twit that doesn't know a thing about gaming, wanting only to be the b*tch of the game publishers.

Oh, you can f*ck CNET, too, for all its claims about never being swayed by advertising money, for allowing such a clueless tool to run GameSpot, and trying to claim innocence in all this.

I will avoid GameSpot in full and I cannot wait for the day it folds.
Everybody in management should have a copy of K&L shoved up their ass.
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