Gamespot issues short comment on Gerstmann firing

Joystiq reports:

"In the wake of the rumors surrounding Jeff Gerstmann's suspicious removal as editorial director of Gamespot, Gamespot owner CNET has issued a short, official comment on the situation:

"GameSpot takes its editorial integrity extremely seriously," the statement reads. "For over a decade, Gamespot and the many members of its editorial team have produced thousands of unbiased reviews that have been a valuable resource for the gaming community. At CNET Networks, we stand behind the editorial content that our teams produce on a daily basis."

As for Gerstmann specifically, CNET repeated their assertion that "it is CNET Networks' policy not to comment on the status of its employees, current of former."

While it's nice to see CNET taking the accusations seriously, the statement doesn't confirm or deny the facts behind the controversy, or add any significant information to the story. With the rumor still generating significant discussion throughout the online gaming community, such a short, pat statement seems unlikely to stop the gathering storm of attention."

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Muppetmeat3951d ago

He was fired because of $$$$$$$$, it's that simple. If it qucks like a duck, walks like a duck..... Or if it stinks like a crappy game......

He shouldn't have a problem finding a better job at a site that specializes in honest criticism (although that seems harder to come by every day).

Gamespot-equals-EGM3951d ago

Jeff Gerstmann needed to go.

Ever since Jeff G. took over as the EIC of Gamespot, Gamespot has gone to crap. Jeff Gerstmann was unprofessional and aweful. Good riddance. Hopefully Gamespot will improve now that the cancer (known as Jeff Gerstmann) is gone.

Time Lord3951d ago

followed by high profile editor leaving and now Jeff&Tim will be going. then the Halo3 review, followed by R&C review.

no point going on to thier site anymore.

marinelife93951d ago

I emailed Jeff after the Ratchet and Clank review and of course he never got back to me. (I'm sure he got a tone of email complaints after that one). I stopped going to the site ever since. There is plenty of game information on the web without having to use a biased site.

Real gamer 4 life3951d ago

Now they are scared because the truth came out and they are doing damage control. Fellow gamer do not visit gamespot, they have let us down, and it clearly show that money does affect the way they review games. If they get paid good money then the game will get a awesome score. Lets boycott gamespot they cant be trusted no more.

SWORDF1SH3951d ago

yes. there should be a list made on n4g somewhere that has all the no go biased sites and magazines. if enough people nominate a certain site or mag, then they will be added to the list. THE BLACK LIST. what you say guys???

gamesR4fun3951d ago (Edited 3951d ago )

Cnet and all kiss our A$$'$ goodbye.
Gamers have spoken you've lost all credibility.
No more biased reviews we want the facts all the facts

If a games BROKE TELL US
IF a game REALLY DESERVES A TEN strip naked and run around the streets praising its glory......


Vojkan3951d ago

"Money, money, money, must be funny, in rich mans world."

C_SoL3951d ago


ReBurn3951d ago

Why? Because you didn't agree with him?

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