GameSpotGate 2007 Fall Out

Apparently CNET shoulders a lot of the blame for what might turn out to be the fall of a great gaming site.

From the article: "The general feel from the forums and "what the GS staff allude to but don't say," was that Cnet dropped the hammer on them. GS itself had nothing to do with it, as Jeff had been a well liked and valuable member of their team for years. I gotta agree with that, as he has been one of the most familiar faces on the site since I started going to GS years ago.

The impression I got was that Cnet dug them a nice deep hole and then told the GS staff to dig up!"

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Clinton5143944d ago (Edited 3944d ago )

I don't have to jump on the bandwagon and pretend to hate Gamespot when I stopped enjoying their site since a few years back.

Big deal, one guy gets fired. Don't visit the site if you don't like it anymore, problem solved.

Silver3603944d ago (Edited 3944d ago )

It is about Cnet caving in to Eidos and trying to change an honest score to something favorable so more of us would buy it. Not saying the game is crap, but I don't like being lied to. The site has lost its credibility and should fold. No one will every trust that a review on that site is not brought and paid for. Want a 10 for your game just pay for it, don't bother to make a good game it is cheaper to just pay CNET in advertising

fopums3944d ago

get rid of numbered reviews, just have the editor talk about the game, say what they like and dislike and everyone else can fork themselves if thats not enough. you cant bribe a reviewer if theres nothing to barter for.

or hell just rent a game and try it yourself

CaliGamer3944d ago

Though it wasn't my site of choice, it is never good when someone gets fired for doing their job.
I hope this incident leads to a broad rethinking of issues such as conflict of interest and corporate control, because the review and opinion section of the video game industry has been on a downward spiral for some time.
If a game is good, it should be able to demonstrate that without help from the people who made it.

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