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PlayStation Blog: PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

Jeff Rubenstein writes, "I've seen a number of people break out this old Harry Truman chestnut recently:

"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job it's a depression when you lose yours."

By this definition, the current economic situation has indeed become a depression for a number of our colleagues in the gaming industry. Just in the past few weeks, some people we've linked to, who make the games we play, who have guest-posted on this blog, and even some close friends have found themselves out of work.

As if that didn't hit close enough to home, just in the past few days we've heard about the closing of the Gamerscore Blog, and the subsequent layoffs of its staff. Major Nelson may be the big name, but we've always felt the GSB to be more of an opposite number to the PlayStation.Blog. And while we're on opposite sides of a sometimes contentious competitive atmosphere, we've maintained cordial, even friendly, ties with those who do what we do – only in Seattle. "

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Karum3281d ago

Nice and classy Jeff.

Gaming people out of work is bad for us, hopefully they get picked up by someone else.

Cajun Chicken3281d ago

This is the most excellent article/post I have seen on N4G.

Serious repect PS.Blog, serious respect. Its good to see that everyones all of the same side in the real industry against this economy.