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Assessing the damage at 1UP [update]

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.

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360RRODFIX3266d ago

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

360RRODFIX3266d ago

This is so bad.
Garnett Lee stayed, who else of "big" names?

Parapraxis3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

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.

360RRODFIX3266d ago

"Parap
I agree, for me it is finished.

MAR-TYR-DOM3265d ago

fanboys die ugly.

Coined from the term "snitches die ugly"

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thebudgetgamer3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

but serious people loosing their jobs/carrers is never cool

:(

meepmoopmeep3266d ago

it is sad.

so much sad industry news since the holidays

Nathan Drake3266d ago

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.

Aclay3266d ago

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.

morganfell3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

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.

KidMakeshift3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

Just marry him already

prowiew3266d ago

@ 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.

morganfell3265d ago

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.

prowiew3265d ago (Edited 3265d ago )

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.

mugoldeneagle033265d ago

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.

JoySticksFTW3265d ago

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! ;)

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Nathan Drake3266d ago

Out of all those,only Garnett strikes me as a strong personality.

360RRODFIX3266d ago

I agree, but even he is very anti Sony. Didn't like R2, didn't play LBP, hated LBP, etc-

Zeevious3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

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.

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To anyone leaving, remember your sunglasses because tomorrow you're on the path to brighter opportunities.

TheColbertinator3266d ago

Tina Sanchez sucks.Garnet Lee is cool but lacks the spunk that Shane has

TheColbertinator3266d ago

1up/EGM is crumbling and that's a shame.I can't believe that punk Sam Kennedy will still be there.