MTV's Stephen Totilo exchanged some emails with ex-GameSpot review Jeff Gerstmann.
I'm sick of this too. But this part confirms some of my comment in the last big "JG wins the Lottery thread":
"Also, see that chart up there? That’s the estimated traffic performance of GameSpot over the most recent seven-day stretch that the figures are available. Remember, this story broke on Nov 29. That’s when people on the Internet started talking about blacking out the site.
Note the lack of a dip."
In fact, traffic has risen. Not too bad for Gamespot, huh?
So very little downside for Gamespot and Jeff's stock has never been higher. I still wonder if we're being played....
so there's bribery in the video games industry. big deal it's everywhere else. sports, politics, media and many others. so why are some people surprised?
GAMESPOT IS DEAD,EVERYBODY'S MOVED ON,IGN+GAMETRAILERS FTW.
it seems they are not going to divulge exactly what happened, and becuase of that the suspicions will never end. so this isnt really going anywhere......
Its not surprising, but it is disappointing.
He was told to write a glowing review, but decided that he didn't like his job enough to follow through. So, he made his own personal video review without the knowledge of the execs and posted it.
Why do I think this?
His video review looks amateur. Compare the quality of the UT3 video review to the K&L review. The K&L review sounds tinny and the image quality is not as high.
Jeff also bashes the game pretty hard. He opens with, "Kane & Lynch Dead Men is an ugly, ugly, game!"
He says "ugly" about 100 times. He's pretty passionate in his criticism. It's as if the game deserved a 2, but he gave it a 6.
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