Gamespot Boycotts Get Nasty

Who says the average Joe is powerless against "the man"?

From the article: "And now, a cry that could end up hurting Gamespot even more than any of the above. A boycott is being organized, a very, VERY creative boycott."

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snoop_dizzle3952d ago

gamespot might have a little issue on their hands. i have heard a pretty good amount of people saying they are canceling their accounts.

Bonsai12143952d ago

if people don't visit their website, advertisers won't spend money on it. its the best way people can damage GS at the moment.

Gamespot-equals-EGM3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )

Wow, geek power. Um...its not going to work. How long is this 'boycott' going to last? 2-3 weeks?

IMO, Gamers aren't disciplined enough to boycott advertisers for longer than 2-3 weeks. There has never been a documented case of it happening before (unless someone can give me proof that I'm wrong) and I don't think it will happen here.

Nice try but this is America. Capitalism rules (and don't give me that freedom of speech crap because it doesn't apply when a person, like Jeff Gerstmann, is a member of a private corporation writing on a private website).

skagrerrrr3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )


Gamespot-equals-EGM3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )

Just casually glancing over Gamespot's website, these geeks are actually trying to boycott these corporations?

-Best Buy
-Mountain Dew

OMG, they have almost no chance at suceeding (maybe with the exception of Mountain Dew). Dell and Best Buy are going to see the normal increase in holiday sales regardless of whether this 'boycott' is implemented or not. Good luck geeks.

snoop_dizzle3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )

yeah boycotting those other companies isn't going to do much considering they appeal not only to gamers but other people as well, but gamespot might be screwed. Even if they try to reinvent themselves.

The thing is now that gamespot has now been targeted the enemy, gamers might never trust them again. One thing gamers do well(fanboys mostly) is hold grudges.

Also this seems to be an extremely big event in the videogame industry.

waltercross3952d ago

Mountain dew is owned by pepsi co., so if any of these people/geeks drink pepsi or any pepsi product, then they'll be the one suffering.

People are taking this way out of porportion, all the advertisers on the GS webpage has many more sources, GS is just a tiny itty bitty fraction.

PS3Freak3951d ago

they are not trying to go after those big companies they are just trying to get them to stop advertising on gamespot.. they may succeed in that sense.

waltercross3951d ago

Do they really think the Advitisers care?, they couldn't care Less about some group that is disappointed at GS, as some people said, they should take all this energy and use it for a much better cause for all of us.

NEO_X3951d ago

I bet he wasn't even fired for that reason but with the way they are acting and not giving anyone a straight answer it won't be long before they are doomed.
Digging a big hole and then engraving the letters on your own tombstone sure seems dumb to me

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BLuKhaos3952d ago

haha I just noticed that you cant submit a review for the game,hmm I wonder why.. lol.

xionpunk3951d ago

See? All it takes is a common enemy (or a giant crowd of angry peeps) to unite people. lol.

oneDMAC3951d ago

I'd rather have sex with my dog"

solar3951d ago

lmao good find. depends on what kinda dog im sure :P

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TruthbeTold3952d ago

If only people would get this fired up about the real issues affecting the world right now and get involved similarly, things would be alot better. But no... Only a subject involving entertainment sets people off...

cmrbe3952d ago

To a reviewer that is not resonable with their scores.