Executive Editor of PlayStation team gets laid off
See this prove Ign is bias
he was on microsofts payroll and they finally caught him
I hope it's not because he gave it a 93 and said, "It's not perfect, with some uneven storytelling and progression here and there, but it's still a fantastic overall package." Then again, publishers are known to give nice presents to editors who give excellent reviews... and threats of boycott for less than stellar reviews. BUT HE GAVE IT A 93!
What does this mean for the editorial direction ps3.ign.com?
They've been adrift for years. If Greg Miller takes the reigns, the whole place is going to the dogs.
agreed if Miller takes over...I will stop going to IGN the little I go there now...their FF review totally blew it for me. The site used to be great, now its just a media advertisement ho bag
although I can only dream of Shane B. (formerly of 1up) leaving Ignition and taking the job.
You cant spell ignorant without IGN.
Who gives a rat's a**!!! People should start to open their eyes. Reviewers EARN money to play FOR FREE, IN ADVANCE, games that we have to WAIT and to PAY a LOT of bucks. They're lucky, very lucky, and they should only be honest, clear and not biased in their reviews. Instead they accept moneyhats, and the success of 360 in the US is defnitively to be addressed to the bunch of Editors and Reviewers that started to bash PS3 every single time while glorifying 360. So this guy has been fired, GOOD! I'm happy, I would be happier if he had been sent to a farm to shovel feces.
but i agree with almost everything in the ign review for this game except for the story.. the game crashed on 2 separate occasions, and there where some set pieces that should have happened that didn't. overall, it didnt feel as polished as the other games, and that makes me sad. however, the core game is amazing and whoever plays it will jizz in their pants.
... lol that dude tore him a new one and IGN was like .. "Oh noeeessss" HHG doesn't like him we have to let him go.
Thats what you get for implying this Bayonetta > GoW3 /kidding(?)
I accidentally posted a reply to your comment on the above comment... No edit....darn.
... man it's not funny; the economy is rough out their, hopefully he has something else lined up for himself - you guys have to look at it from all angles before you mangle the guy. :)
Sucks for him.Working at IGN must have been a great gig
Well this is a shocker. I half kind of liked him, but he also seemed depressed and bored a lot of times, like an old guy that just doesn't feel it anymore. He was a bit extreme about the negatives in games, but he tended to be at least a bit rational. The Podcast Beyond team is the only thing I like about ign and little by little the team is getting weeded out. I was wondering why there wasn't a podcast last week. Strange to 'lay' him off
there wasn't a podcast beyond last week because the team was at GDC they said so. Plus are they sure he was let go i mean the tweet did not say that he was laid off just lay-offs are bad but who knows until official word.
Knew this was coming... Sadly Greg Miller isn't going anywhere. He's planted deeper than a planters peanut in IGN's ass.
podcast beyond wont be the same without the roper report. buts he's got a decent CV so it wont be hard for him to get another job.
I hope he gets job with Sony or something. He was probably only guy on Beyond team to be genuine fan of Playstation and PS IPs.
That's what you get.
Remember that time he gave God of War I and II a 9.8 and 9.7 respectively? Your argument fails. Get off the internet.
I'm stunned by the idiocy in this thread! Chris wasn't fired for his reviews. IGN laid off several people at there office to cut costs (Bozon and Ahearn were hit too). Maybe you should read the letter IGN wrote before making dumb accusations. http://www.joystiq.com/2010...
Bozon, now this guy?
Bozon too? 0_0
"Bozon too? 0_0" yep hes gone too
Why do they mention Garnet Lee in this? Also when did Garnet Lee lose his job? I am pretty sure he left to become the head honcho at GameFly media
I was thinking the same thing. And he left 1up last year, really old news.
Fucem! The wouldn't GOW3 a 10 because it's a Playstation exclusive !!! If it was a XB exclusive hands down a 10/10
This is a step in the right direction. Now if only IGN would just fire the rest of their staff...
It sucks to get laid off cause I know how it is but this guy had it coming to him, giving GOW3 a 8.5 in presentation is a no no. I'm sure he'll find a job soon just hope its not in the gaming industry cause it seems like he's not into as much as before.
As good as I feel GOW3 was... You shouldn't get fired for your opinion. Not saying this was what he was fired for cos' I don't know what he was laid off for. But still. We should be able to freely express our selves. It's the best way to convey to the reader and gamer and in turn the consumer what exactly they are in for when they buy a product.
Remember what Chris Buffa over at GameDaily said to defend his MGS4 review? If you do, then you should know why your logic is flawed.
However much I disagreed with some of his views it's always sad to see someone loosing their job. Good luck to him in his future endeavours.
tomorrow will be neither: 1) a happy birthday for him, nor 2) a happy St. Patty's Day for him all the more reason to booze, fella.
St. Paddy's day...with D's not T's.... just saying lol
Good riddance lesser the scum in the gaming idustry the better.
We need fewer people like you
or was it gregg one of them suckeed
Are you guys being sarcastic saying he deserved it for his gow3 or do you just have no compassion? Roper was a great editor and will be missed by me and many others BEYOND!
No, these extremist nutjobs are %100 serious. "giving GOW3 a 8.5 in presentation is a no no" They actually think this guy lost his job because he gave GoW3 a decent review but did not agree with many of their own personal opinions. I know it's crazy scary but these are the people who walk are streets..
Chris Roper didn't lose his job because of his review of God of War III, but the score he gave it? I'm not insinuating anything, just curious as to what people here think.
The Problem with this news post is that its incorrect, a lot of people lost their jobs at IGN, they had layoffs across the board
I wonder if in fact his job loss is because of the GOW3 review. that would be wild
Could be like that thing that happened at Game Spot regarding Kane & Lynch review / ad campaign.
Here's the difference between the Gamespot and IGN firing: Gamespot fired Gerstmann because he utterly trashed Kane and Lynch and gave it a 6.9~. Roper praised the game a lot and gave it a 9.3. It is a few decimal points lower than the previous GOW's, but he was also the one who reviewed the first 2. As a result, his opinion is much better because he understands the series and what can/can't work. That being said, I wish him well in his endeavors. Beyond Forever!!!
It should of been Erik Brudvig for giving Deadly Premonition such a low score- 2.0. They should of fired him for that review. We all know DP is right up there with HR. Now put FK in the coffee.
A Beyond screams across the sky... My iPod is inconsolable right now, it can't stand the loss.
Welcome to the club my friend... Now hands off my job possibilities!!
So let me say this... Chris, i'm sorry you were let go. Hope you land on your feet. With that being said, I also hope the biased journalism they teach you at IGN gets put away wherever you land. We all know the PS3 team at IGN was a joke. Atleast within the last 6-8 months. I was once a frequent of your Podcast Beyond. Then slowly week after week of not only slow uploads (thursday podcast coming up on sunday...yeah no.) and a slowly creeping Green and White plague... Information was skewed. I loved the podcast for your collective humor and silliness but even that couldn't come back with such a downward look at PS3. Not for the fact the games were lacking in a particular area that you gentlemen reviewd but because the rating system on IGN is flawed. A game with graphics clearly better than a 7 gets such a number and a game on rival platform gets a 9 while it looks less amazing than said game is rediculous. In this Chris, i'm not blaming you nor is this directly to you...but IGN whatever happened there in the staff needs to go. Its a media cancer to a site that was once loved by ALL gamers, not just the ones sporting White and Green. Best of luck Chris.
What incidents are u talking about in particular? As for the podcast beyond delays, if you are using itunes, the folks have stated that they have no control over that, because Apple is the one delaying their podcast uploads.
N4G- where people click "disagree" because you ask a question and clear up a problem with iTunes! Yeah, they released Beyond on Thursdays on the site because Apple wasn't getting them on iTunes quickly enough. I've resigned to using iTunes, but I have to accept that I'll be getting last week's podcasts the next week at times.
Playstation changes its Logo and IGN Changes its editor sounds like they want a fresh approach to PS
Mark my words IGN is saving their perfect 10 for Halo Repeat opps I mean Reach cause they know MS will send a big fat check come review time ! Bank on it ....
Hm. Replace IGN with Edge and I totally agree with your comment.
Pity to see him go, at least he ain't dead. Nate Ahearn RIP.
his tweet "Layoffs are the worst pre-birthday gift ever. If anyone knows of anything open, let me know, be it PR, production, community or otherwise." seems like he was talking about the layoffs at ign in general not himself. Makes no sense to sack a senior editor with years experience instead of someone lower on the scale so i say this has been taken out of context.
No...its true. If he says its the worst pre-birthday gift ever then it must be true, considering his birthday is tomorrow. Also, he wouldn't be asking about PR/production/community/etc openings if he wasn't given the pink slip. As reason for firing, there can be many. Contrary to what many of the idiots here say the reason was, the most likely reason could be downsizing/further consolidation or even a salary issue. Because he is a senior executive he most likely gets paid more. Hence, if they dropped him, they can alleviate some of the financing issues. **BEYOND!
@chaos striker what you say make sense. If its true gonna miss him on IGN(GOW3 review aside) and of course on BEYOND!!! Edit: Seems like he's really gone hmm f'ing corporate,this guy says he got conformation from greg miller and sam bishop http://blogs.ign.com/therea...
Newscorp....How I loathe that company....
Despair, thanks for posting that link! I'm still not sure who the writer is, but it makes a ton more sense than "You have incurred the wrath of Kratos" or whatever.
I don't like IGN, but it's a horrible thing getting laid off in this day and age. Sorry to hear that Chris
Yeah, sucks to hear this. I hope he bounces back.
its ashame when your opinion can get you fired...
His birthday is tomorrow as well. :\
why did you sh!t on his review?
Im assuming he did or at least thats the assumption made in my opinion