Submitted by Dante112 924d ago | news

Shane Satterfield leaves Gametrailers

"GT has come from its humble beginnings to be a post production beast propelled by creative, smart, and hard-working folks. And I love pretty much every single one of them. Things are difficult for gaming web sites these days, and GameTrailers is no different. GT will be changing in the comings months, and after giving it a hard look, it’s not a perfect fit for me. I’ve been working 60- or 70-hour weeks for the past 14 years and I’m a builder by nature. The building at GT is complete and has been for some time. Knowing that the site is in more than capable hands, the timing is right for me to move on to the next chapter of my professional life. Before I started working at GameTrailers I was a fan, and I’ll remain one. You should too.

The decision to come to GameTrailers has been one of the best I’ve ever made, and I’ll always cherish my time creating content for one of the web’s smartest, most-discerning audiences. So I bid adieu, and if you miss me stop on by Twitter (@Dinfire) and say hello. I know I’m going to miss the whole lot of you." (GameTrailers, Industry)

Dante112  +   924d ago
The guy is a perfect example of a lot of things wrong with professorial game criticism. His comments about TWD and Journey were just embarrassing and sounded like something you would expect from the COD section of gamefaqs. Not to mention the whole "If you give a popular game a bad score you failed" comment which is a whole other level of dumb. I hope he goes somewhere easily avoidable like Rev3 or Kotaku.
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prototypeknuckles  +   924d ago
i agree, shane to me just came off as the typical mainstream journalist jerk.
Godchild1020  +   924d ago
I can't say I will miss him and I know I won't say he was the reason why I watched anything on Gametrailers.

He had some of the worst comments that make you want to pull your hair out and if you didn't have hair, you would go and grow some, just to pull it out. He is the one person you would hate to work for your favorite company or site.
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showtimefolks  +   923d ago
i am a huge GT fan and still hate this new site because they made it more confusing than anything else.

shane best of luck i never liked you and have very little respect for you. you thought your opinion was meant to be taken as facts

i am hoping GT turns for better


if someone disagreed with him he went out of his way to make them look bad, watch the podcast where they talk about hate on Re6 and he calls it a excellent game and calls people for hating on it stupid


its one thing to have an opinion to think your opinion is fact or taken as is and no one should question that's opinion now that's wrong

GT since the new launch has lost a lot of its fans, and its sad because they do some great shows/podcasts but they changed a broken GT website into a more broken website which now is even more confusing
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I read his statement and i am kind of touched, while i don't like the guy his hard work has made GT into a primer site for games. so thank you for your hard work. maybe now you will also go back to gamespot since jeff went back too.

where is adam sessler?
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animegamingnerd  +   923d ago
i agree i used to go to gametrailers a lot but with some of his idiotic statements and failed arguments and of course the site resigned really just made me stop watching content on it
Mounce  +   923d ago
GT back in 2005-2008 were the better times...

Not so much now or ever since 2008 to 2010 honestly. I was basically a pretty well known member there since of the sites launch before my main account being banned due to trolling the trolls. (Woe is them) but, it's not like it's Shanes incompetence that makes the site bad. It's the staff that govern it and the mods that reinforce it. A lot of the mods there I know are virtually underaged and some are even as young as bloody 15-16 years old yet have mod, I do not lie.

Most of the mods do dick-all when it's asked for, begged for, or when flame is going around, Gametrailers generally provokes the flames and then manages it only after it's blown out of proportion.

Hell, remember the amount of times that Gametrailers made VERSUS Videos? Yet while it was literally a BANNABLE OFFENSE to make any form of Versus threads on the forum. So, I remember taking a screenshot of one of the GT Staffs responses to a member who was complaining as was many others who grew tired of seeing the versus videos, and here was his response:


HAHHHHH....What a Jokester! Versus threads are bannable, Versus videos? HUrrrr- We's didn't post it on the forum, TEHE.
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sandman224  +   923d ago | Well said
I think he's an excellent journalist. He was the only reason I liked watching invisible walls. Shane is straight bad ass! I respect him and his opinions. I hope he continues to have a successful career. Also all you gaming fans are just rottenly negative. Everyone needs to grow up and look at the good in an opinion. You my friend fail at it.
scofios  +   923d ago
Ok know the rest of GT'S arrogant people.
And especially invisble wall crew.
Bumpmapping  +   924d ago
See ya wouldn't wanna be ya!
CaptainPunch  +   923d ago
Lol you're leaving comments on gaming websites, he's traveling the country attending gaming events. You sound like a kid.
Mounce  +   923d ago
Yea, if you don't mind traveling the world and not being appreciated, and your company and opinion generally being considered invalid by majority of gamers.

Like, if you don't mind living a life where your job revolves around you being an ass and no one liking you or appreciating your existence. Sure.....

...Nope, still wouldn't want to be him. I'd rather be appreciated and that my opinion matches that of the gaming populace while keeping my integrity and having unique point of views on things. He? He's Geoff Keighly and Doritos, just without doritos and with utter obnoxiousness.
silkrevolver  +   924d ago
I know it's an awful thing to say about someone you don't know personally in the slightest... but this man is just awful.

Good riddance.

Now I can FINALLY enjoy their podcasts without some his dumb ass ruining the whole thing for me.
CommonSense  +   923d ago
I thought he generally seemed pretty professional on the podcast. He also did a good job at keeping it on track. I'm not a regular listener, though.
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Godmars290  +   924d ago
And there was much so-so rejoicing...

Think I stop listening to the GT podcast specifically because he often got things wrong, then stood by them.
GusBricker  +   923d ago
I think I'll miss him...
...just because of his and Marcus different mindsets about games. You need people with different opinion, or everything become boring.
Theyellowflash30  +   923d ago
Shane is an interesting guy and I enjoyed interviewing and meeting him at the GT Film Fest. Check out his last GT Film Fest here. Sorry for the background noise in advance.


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majiebeast  +   923d ago
Oh my god gametrailers is actually gonna be gametrailers now instead of Shanetrailers. Goty's by gt was so bad call of duty again winning 2 catagory's it doesnt deserve.
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CaptainPunch  +   923d ago
I had the change to meet Shane at PAX Prime last year, he was a nice dude. Sad to hear him leave GT. Been a fan of that site for years now. Everyone has different opinions, but the only one that matters is mine.
Kingdom Come  +   923d ago
Despite believing Shane to have a self obsessed perspective on the games industry, his pushing through opinion as fact and disregarding others' opinions, I'll miss him. Invisible Wall's just won't be the same, sure, I persistently mumble complaints whilst watching in regards to Shane, but thats the beauty of the podcast, the diversity in characteristics. I'm just worried the show will deteriorate into silence, with no clashing of opposing ideas.

Good Luck to you Shane, I've not always agreed with you, but you've evolved GT in to a respected site in the video games industry. Ironically, myself and many others have commented on his tiring look, most likely due to the lengthy hours of his occupation, hopefully before moving on to a new site, he'll be able to relax.
floetry101  +   923d ago
Anyone see the Invisible Walls episode where he defended Resident Evil 6 to the hilt? An unbelievably embarrassing reaction to popular opinion. He wouldn't let anyone else on the panel say a bad thing about it.

Shane was rubbish.
TechOne  +   923d ago
it's funny how this guy is always bashing games for repetitive gameplay, then gives call of duty a 9.5/10 -__-
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the worst  +   923d ago
about damm time
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Jaunty  +   923d ago
Hopefully Geoff Keighley is also going to leave GameTrailes. I hate that guy
Godmars290  +   923d ago
Wait. You mean to say there's an actual person behind that face? Thought he was only an animatronic.
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Jaunty  +   923d ago
I wish that he's an animatronic. It could explain everything. He's the biggest jerk in the gaming industry I've ever seen..
jetlian  +   923d ago
dang shane was the only real person on there. I didnt always agree but he did defend real games. Whoever up their re6 wasnt a 5/10 or down game its was atleast 7/10 and i'd give it 8.5 myself. TWD and Journey dont have a place in gaming's upper levels.

I dont agree with 9.4 they gave BO2 but its still a good game
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AznGaara  +   923d ago
Shane got annoying at times but he was that devils advocate that made Invisible walls so fun to listen to. So I wish him luck in whatever he does but with all this talk of the "new gametrailers" I'm a bit worried.
black911  +   923d ago
"Cry me a River"

In my Jusin Timberlake Voice
Perjoss  +   923d ago
"Shane Satterfield leaves Gametrailers"

blackbirdi  +   923d ago
guess who get his position jeff keighly xD
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Unztayble  +   923d ago
I think Marcus Beer gets his position now.
blackbirdi  +   923d ago
who is it ?
yaz288  +   923d ago | Well said
Invisible walls is nothing without him. sad news for me.

I remember hating this guy because everybody was hating on him .. he loves cod, he gave un2 a 9.3 ... etc

however then I started watching his show and I was like why was I hating on this guy? he always bring good argument and make sense. the show would be fucking boring if all the people had the same view.

I hope Marcus take his place as presenter for Invisible walls.
nyobzoo  +   923d ago
pretty neutral on the guy but him and marcus were the only ones worth watching on IW, their banter back and for was what kept the show interesting. IW is going to suck again like how when Marcus left
Dlacy13g  +   923d ago
I agree, while I donn't agree with a lot of what both those two say show to show I do think they bring personality to the show which with out them will be lacking big time.

Garnett Lee is a similar personality that I often find myself disagreeing with strongly but I enjoy his personality.
e-p-ayeaH  +   923d ago
I wonder if their reviews are going to change the tone.
Clorkeq  +   923d ago

First Chris Roper was fired 3 years ago from IGN and now Shane's gone from GT.

Those two were my favorite reviewers, I guess my favorite is now Colin Moriarty from IGN, but he's way off base with his predictions half the time.
Clorkeq  +   923d ago
Btw, is anyone going to watch Invisible Walls now?

Marcus really is a moron.
nypifisel  +   923d ago
Lol you're kidding right? Marcus being a European got the most integrity out of all the staff on GT, he doesn't bend to corporate and mainstream ideals but rather speak out of objective opinions. Shane was terrible in that sense, he's the only reason BLOPS2 got the high score it didn't deserved, the same with RE6.

Shane said so many outlandish things one could hardly believe it, like when he said that a smaller games wouldn't deserve GOTY just cause there were bigger budgeted games on the list, like a bigger production budget automatically made a better game. No Shane had some pretty stupid thoughts on games and the industry, especially for being a "journalist".
jetlian  +   922d ago
him being european more the reason hes an idiot!! look all the brits/welsh on TV are all BS(b = bat) crazy.

Marcus always talking about been in gaming 20+ years yea as PR which is WHERE ALL bs(B= bull) COMES FROM.

Most the games he talks about he never beats.Shane checked many times on IW asking did you finish the game he was like" no but...." FC3 was good but after a few hours it had nothing going on.
BlindGuardian  +   923d ago
Ryan Stevens will rpobably be editor in chief now, so he might take the lead on IW, altough he's not that kind of guy

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