Someone has obtained a complete list of all the staff affected (in other words, let go) in the aftermath of the UGO Entertainment acquisition of the 1UP Network.
Adrian Frieg Amy Mishra Amy Moran Andrea Garcia Andrew Fitch Andrew "Skip" Pfister Anthony Gallegos Cesar Quintero Christina Rosa CoyLou Steel Derek Chinn Doug Parsons Eric Ellis Giancarlo Varanini Greg Ford James "Milkman" Mielke Jason Bertrand Jason Wilson Jervilyn Jaramillo Justin Frechette Leslie Gelfand Marci Yamaguchi Matt Chandronait May Tong Meredith Stowe Michael Donahoe Monique Convertito Ndubuisi Madu Nick Suttner Norris Boothe Philip Kollar Rey Serrano Robert Bowen Rosemary Pinkham Ryan O'Donnell Ryan Scott Shane Bettenhausen Simon Cox Tammy Ross Tipler Ubbelohde
This is so bad. Garnett Lee stayed, who else of "big" names?
Holy sh!t...=( Looks like 1up yours and the 1up show are finished. Very sad day IMO. May be Staying: Garnett Lee Tina Sanchez David Ellis Matt Leone Jeremy Parish Sam Kennedy Still, looks like 1Up.com is pretty much finished for me.
"Parap I agree, for me it is finished.
fanboys die ugly. Coined from the term "snitches die ugly"
but serious people loosing their jobs/carrers is never cool :(
it is sad. so much sad industry news since the holidays
I can't believe they actually laid off Shane Bettenhausen. I hope next gen is better than this one for both gamers and gaming journalists.
A recent entry from Shane's Blog: "Greetings and salutations, Sadly, I haven't got much time to wax philosophical about my many years of service to Ziff Davis/ EGM/ 1up (as the massive 1up drink-on downstairs beckons), but I'll do that tomorrow, I promise. Watch this space. For now, please know that my decision to leave 1up magically coincided with the big UGO deal that's currently galvanizing 1up into something new, unique, and hopefully still awesome. I'd decided to broaden my horizons and venture into unexplored areas during the holidays...and the news today helped me to cement my choice. Please don't worry about me: I already have a new gig lined up in the not-too-distant future that's still 100% dedicated to gaming. (I'l be forever bummed that my role as Audrina's new love interest on The Hills didn't pan out, though...) Tonight, please pour one out for my many comrades who will wake up tomorrow facing uncertain futures. May everyone land on his or her feet, and hopefully our paths will continue to cross for decades to come... Good night and good luck, -Shane" http://www.1up.com/do/blogE... Godspeed to Shane and the rest of the 1UP staff that were laid off.... I think that Shane was really one of the few guys over at 1UP that really loved Killzone 2 because he visited Guerrilla Games a couple of times and he didn't nitpick about little things when he wrote his own preview of Killzone 2 back in early December 2008.
That which you sow shall ye also reap. Good riddance to them. I am glad. These are the same people that backed Dan Hsu in his relentless attack on Sony when he was Editor of EGM and honchoing 1up. I hope they are still laughing about the infamous EGM tomato on the PS3 cover they thought was so funny. Isn't quite as laughable now is it. Remember, most of these directly engineered their own firings. I am aware of Shane's position going way back. But early on he had some nasty things to say about the PS3 that were unnecessary. He recovered in the last year but I never forgot that kind of turncoat attitude. To the people feeling sorry for the 1Up front men, what you are witnessing is a direct result of their own writings and policies and they damn well deserve it. 1Up and EGM have both been in trouble for 3 years and they continued the Dan Hsu driven editorial policies that pushed them into the quicksand in the first place. The only bad thins is he skipped town last year before the ax dropped. Maybe they can get congress to bail them out.
Just marry him already
@ nathan. Im sad shane is gone. He was the perfect combination with garnett at 1up yours. @ morganfell you truly are an evil fanboy. I can't beleive you seem happy that they lost their jobs.
Believe it. I am thrilled 1up is in the toilet they created for themselves. I only wish I could have pulled the chain myself. You consider it evil? That is a laugh. We are discussing people that have continued to proliferate lies, inaccuracies, and propaganda, freely and blatantly attacking a hardware/software manufacturer in an unjustifiable manner. They got what was coming to them. What do you think they deserved? A raise? A bonus? No they got their just desserts and I am going to throw a party tonight celebrating their demise.
Common morganfell. You know you are exagerating a bit. I call you evil because you are happy with other people tragedies. Just be happy you are gaming. It is not a war or something.
Are you kidding me? I don't know what you read and/or heard but I've been listening to 1UP Yours since it first started in (2004?) and Shane's been nothing but optimistic for Sony and it's console. If I were you I'd download some of the podcasts leading up to the PlayStation 3's launch and see just how arrogant Garnett and Luke Smith (Who I loved even though he's a prick) acted towards him while Shane was one of the few at the time who stood up for it. He's not just a great journalist but he's the true defintion of gamer. Good Luck to all who were let go at 1UP, I'll completely miss listening to the best f***ing podcast ever.
EGM / 1up were at the forefront of the PS3 smear campaign. Many were left wondering what pissed them off so much? Was it the $600 price tag? Was it that the rumors of Sony's arrogance towards the media the last two generations were true? Was it Microsoft's "influence" *cough*moneyhat*cough*? But what ever it was, the bitterness and attacks by 1up / EGM were not imagined. Even 360 fanboys know it - though they think it's hilarious... But look who's laughing now, BEEOTCHES!!! 1up/EGM weren't thinking about the lives at Sony they were effecting with their smear campaign. Why should anyone care about 1up / EGM? It's called Karma. Too bad that weasel Shoe wasn't there to get humiliated too. Reveling in the tears of those who deserve it is fair. And fun too! ;)
Out of all those,only Garnett strikes me as a strong personality.
I agree, but even he is very anti Sony. Didn't like R2, didn't play LBP, hated LBP, etc-
It's not what console they prefer that matters. It's being fair, with an open mind and the integrity to reflect a balanced, object view. A true journalist knows this is their very foundation. . To anyone leaving, remember your sunglasses because tomorrow you're on the path to brighter opportunities.
Tina Sanchez sucks.Garnet Lee is cool but lacks the spunk that Shane has
1up/EGM is crumbling and that's a shame.I can't believe that punk Sam Kennedy will still be there.
Here's to hoping everyone is able to land on their feet. R.I.P 1up Yours.
I'm going to miss 1UP Yours. Hands down my most favorite gaming podcast ever.
WHATS GONNA HAPPEN TO 1UPYOURS????????
I could feel bad I really could but who didn't see this coming?
Can't believe there will be no more EGM, but then again, it was expected with all the recent print media closures. I used to get off the school bus and rush to the mailbox every few weeks hoping a new issue was awaiting me.
So EGM is done then i take it? Too bad about Nick, Greg, and Giancarlo, usually enjoyed their reviews. I found Shane to quite irritating imo.
The best news to come out of 1UP/EGM since inception. Totally deserved, and I hope these people find their way into nice warm hobo communities, or rot on the streets for being Xbox fanboys who slandered Sony/Playstation and were paid to do it. See ya from my ivory tower, jerkoffs!
If you feel that way about someone disagreeing with you on gaming i'd hate to see how you would react to something more serious to gaming. It's a sad day, no more 1up Yours Podcast. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to.
This is the right attitude to have. F*ck whoever disagreed with you. EDIT 4 THE IDIOT BELOW ME: Just for that comment, I honestly hope YOUR parents lose their jobs and you come screaming about it on here so I can relish your tears. You're pathetic. 1UP/EGM deserve to be on the streets, and I hope your family joins them soon. EDIT #2 They had the wrong opinion. That's right - the WRONG opinion, and they paid the price for it. How's this? I hope they find new jobs scrubbing filthy toilets and licking dirty feet. Just kidding, they can do all of that from the street, while being homeless and jobless at the same time! My only regret here is that these human urinals (NOT PEOPLE) didn't include Dan "Shoe" Hsu. That guy deserves this the most, and I know he'll get fired from wherever he is in the end. Then he will be pissed on by passersby as he begs and pleads for money from under the bridge he now occupies.
How would you feel if your mommy and daddy come home tomorrow to reveal that they are in the same situation. Wouldn't be that funny, WOULD IT? That was an extremely rude thing to post. I know I'm not being much better but I'm giving you something to think about. EDIT* IDIOT ABOVE ME.^^^^^^^ People are people no matter what life they lead. This recession is affecting too many people and people like you are the ones who think it's funny. I know you're mad that they didn't support the PS3 but holy $hit, I can't believe that people really have morals so low that take video games and peoples opinions over them way to seriously.
People can disagree all they want but I really don't give a toss. I feel no Pity for these guys or ANY "Big" named gamingsites. These mothersucks didn't and don't give a toss about developers who leave their kids and family for hrs at night, toiling over their craft, toiling to make their art enjoyable for gamers and hoping to use this art to feed their families. Instead they've been grotesquely horrid to a lot of developer teams for the most insane of reasons and have aided, via Swed unfair review blastings, in endangering so many developers lively hood and they've done so with a smeark, a grin and sly remarks of hate and mixed for glee of others demise cause they are filled with god like bravado and a sense of power. No I feel no pity for these wanks and I look forward to the day all these big name gaming sites gets theirs too. They're a cancer to the progression of the gaming industry and I say 'UCK 'EM ALL.
They let their fanboy bias invade and damage many good developers and games more people would have enjoyed. I too hope the rest of the gaming websites get theirs, ESPECIALLY Kotaku, the worst of the worst (also Joystiq, Sponge and Demonoid). I hope they get replaced along with the Wii direction gaming is going, and we get real, professional journalists.
Well put Chubear
Shane and Milky!!!! NOOOO!!! First Gamespot and now this....Didn't know the gaming industry was this fragile...
I'm only sad for Shane, but then again this is a big oportunity for him. He finally gets out of that dirt filled hole that dims itself as a respectable press outlet. I'm glad Crispin Boyer didn't lose his job, he was one of the coolest guys. I'm glad that Dan Hsu and his equally stupid brother or whatever are not as high profile as they used to be, and I'm especially glad to see so many pro-american fanboys get their asses handed by the economy. I hope they learn a lesson of professional ethics while they get the chance to reflect on how much of sellouts they were. Serves them right. What will happen to EGM now? I don't know, I'm still suscribed (been suscribed for 8 years already, been reading it constantly for 12 years, have known of its existence since the early 90s), but it's mostly garbage now that Microsoft calls the shots on them.
Boyer had already left. Few months back.
LOL the Microsoft Defence Force got laid off! 2009 is turning out to be the best year in gaming!
Stop being an immature prick.
you go tell all those kids of gaming developers that. You go tell those kids the same thing when all these morons were putting their parent's lively hood in danger and have successfully aided in putting them out of work. You go tell them and then come back and talk. I have no pity for those who show none to others - period.
Why did my comment hurt you because it was too close to home? All i am hearing from you are tears and QQ. 1Up deserves this for fukin over us PS3 owners with doom and gloom articles and for being Bias bots when it comes to their reviews. Maybe when YOUR parents get laid off, your mum and dad will be giving blowjobs for a living so they can pay for your Xbox Live subscription. Chubear and The Desperado Lives hit the nail on the head, they spread FUD about the developers and helped (not resposible) put these developers out of buisness. 1000's of people read their FUD and listen to it and follow through and don't buy their games. EDIT: The wanker edited his comment! what a pu$sy!
And I hope that the 1UP/EGM scum can't even get a job sucking d!ck. They f*cked over countless developers, Sony and Playstation, and they deserve every hardship that is coming to them!!! KARMA KARMA KARMA!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO! This is GREAT NEWS!
It was out of line and unlike some people on this site I will retract what I say if I feel that I'm being too offensive. I actually don't pay for XBL, I have a silver account. SLT Poison. I have a PSN sltPoison. I don't pay for XBL when I can spend that money on games. And so what if EGM and 1UP put in a bad word for people. It's the peoples fault for listening to it.
Wrong its IUP's and EGM's fault for spreading the FUD in the first place. Some blind people hold them in high regard, just like when someones favorite celebrity does something, they copy it too. What your saying if a madman kills you its your fault for getting shot. See how stupid my analogy is? Just like your point.
It wasn't everyone there. Some of the people on that list were respectable and not everyone deserved this. I guess some people deserve what they get but don't ever make jokes about peoples lives and well being. Sure they may have caused some bad things to happen but don't blame everyone.
@ Gerry I don't agree with your comments but in a way i do agree that this whole job loss fiasco will force newly built company's to restructure their staff which could lead to better/constructive journalism.
How many others are completely done with 1up.com? I'm hoping the staff runs off and starts a new site.
these M$ c0ck sucking baboons can go [email protected] themselves while we're at it: [email protected] gameStop too BWAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HAHA!
I feel sorry for those guys. 1up is dead to me now, they let too many good people go. bye bye 1up show and 1up yours podcast
Happy New Year!
i hope shane gets a job at sony. and that really sucks for them. alot of popular people on that list. i never go to that site anymore though so i couldnt care less.
Gametrailers, Kotaku (thought this won't happens seeing as they are spinless 2faced nerds anyhow), Eurogamer and the final killer nail for gamespot. ... then we can move on to the rest XD
No way dude. Weather you like the articles or not, this site's primary function is the inclusion of the gaming community. This site is a model for where user created gaming content for the gaming community should be headed. Love the articles or hate them, WE, the gamers, have more say and control of what we consume on this site than any other gamingsite I know. Unless I see clear as day issues with the management of this site actively skeewing info on, manipulating or purposefully hampering anyone particular type of gamer group from the enjoyment of this site then I'm happy with it. This site is run by and depends on everyday gamers that don't get paid to do this. This is where we should be heading as a community in the future.
Hopefully every game site will go away, so we can all STFU and actually go and play games instead of debating over dumb sh!t
Wait.... people debate at N4G? O.o that's new to me..
NOT SHANE! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! It really is a sad day for gaming (Fuk the haters above, they are just idiots) when a decent gaming journalist is laid off. Good luck to Shane and to whoever else was effected, may you get back up again on your feet :)
If i am an 'idiot' then you sir are one too.
'Decent' LMAO you come up with these jokes yourself? 'Sensationalism' is not 'decent journalism' And 1up and EGM are far from the latter.
Saying you like Shane is like saying you like Paris Hilton I'd rather be an idiot than a TMZ loving, stuck up prima donna who thinks his opinion is fact like Shane. You suck
Microsoft used them, but now they are thrown away like old socks. No more money no more use for them, no more work. Simple as that.
Well there goes the only PS3 fan in 1UP. Discussions there should be completly one-sided now =/
some of you people are comical. glad they lost their jobs becuz they hated ps3. hehe l guess the saying is true "The truth shall set you free " l was getting into 1up though they will be miss and ugo better finish my EGM subcription or they will feel the force
by the childish, immature attitudes that some of the 'members' here are showing, to celebrate in the downfall of a company just because they did not share the same opinions as you? I've been here way before any of the serious titfortat fanboy nonsense started and the comments section has has turned to utter crap. Regardless of your personal feelings towards 1UP, and personally, I think all those who thought that 1up was biased towards Ms are talking out their backsides, the loss of any jobs like that is terrible. Chubear and desperado are the type of internet tough guy that loves to spout hate over the internet as they hide behind their monitors. Children, that's all you are. It would be poetic justice for you to experience that sort of thing happen to you, but you what? I wouldn't wish that on anyone, not even fools like you. A lot of you need to grow up.
Seriously? Need to be taught a lesson? I really need to ask, are you handicapped or something? Does the special bus pick you up and take you to the fun place with the ball pit? The only idiot is a person that is under the misguided impression that there is a great conspiracy against sony and the PS3, I hate to break it to you, there isn't. Show me definitive proof that MS was handing money over too these sites, I'll tell ya something, there isn't any proof because there isn't one. No one deserves to loose their jobs for expressing an opinion that differs from yours or anyone else. For that simple fact, you are the idiot, not me.