Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot!

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Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 21:52
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 22:33
well that says a lot of things...
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 22:42
Wow.. That sucks. I thought GameSpot learned their lesson over the Shenmue ' 6.8' debacle and weren' t going to bow to pressure anymore? I can only hope the rumors are false cause I can' t wrap my mind around them firing their long-time senior editor over one game and a game that isn' t even among the elite AA/AAA status.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 23:42
He' s definitely gone, as has Tim Tracy - who had worked at Gamespot before moving the CNET owned MP3.com. Gamespot is also owned by CNET and the two are know to be friends.

Gerstmann' s video review has been taken down and Shacknews has apparently confirmed that he was indeed fired.

Perhaps he' ll end up at EA like Kasavin

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 23:46
If this is true, Gamespot=Fail. Forever. Seriously.

Anyone else think Gamespot should be avoided like a plague if this turns out to be true?
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Nov 30, 2007 23:55
I dont see how Eidos can complain, its their own fault for releasing a sub par game.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 03:44
I hope Kikizo doesn' t bow under the same type of advertiser pressure.

Anyway, isn' t this the guy who gave a recent Zelda game a ridiculous score of 8.8???? Yes, I can' t believe that score, either. Way too high.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 05:08
Zelda should score under 9 for the pure laziness of not including voice acting!

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 05:08
So Gerstmann called the characters " impossible to like" ? What' s untrue about that? You can play a paranoid schizophrenic who murdered his own wife, and a guy who skipped the country after his wife blamed him for the accidental shooting death of their 2-year-old son. Sounds like an accurate assessment of sh*tty, unappealing characters in a mediocre " dark and gritty" lookalike FPS.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 05:31
In the end, Jeff got fire for being honest. What' s even more dirty, is that gamespot didn' t stand up for their employee. He was doing his job.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 06:00
One more reason to dislike mainstream gaming review sites.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 06:21
Very sad,just show how fucked up our industry really is.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 06:24


ORIGINAL: Eddie_the_Hated

One more reason to dislike mainstream gaming review sites.


This is why i don' t like game reviews. I mean, not everybody would stand their ground and face being fired - most would bend to the will of their employers.

IGN, Gamespot, 1up... they' re all corrupt.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 06:48
Majik you wanna oplay online,me PB+Funner is thinking of playing.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 07:28
Eidos probably threatened to sue lots for damage to business if he wasnt fired. And as we' ve proved you can sue for anything these days and win.

If they thought Eidos had better lawyers, Gerstmann would likely have decided to bow out to save Gamespot a lot of money!

I dont think Gamespot would' ve turned round and stab their long-term colleague like that unless they' d been backed into a corner.

Not that I' ve ever read a gamespot review. Seriously.

Eidos do seem to be advertising K&L a lot on TV over here. Still haven' t bought it even though its only 18 quid. Will probably get it second hand for a tenner in a couple months.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 07:40
He was one of the good ones too.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 09:28

Eidos probably threatened to sue lots for damage to business if he wasnt fired. And as we' ve proved you can sue for anything these days and win.


No, there was nothing done that they could sue for. They likely just threatened to pull advertising. When sites like Gamespot see the potential for lost $$$, they cave in like weaklings.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 22:15
He was a shitty reviewer, constantly giving crappy games high scores and good games low scores, should have been fired years ago.

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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 22:17
At least we know Kikizo doesnt do this. I dont pay much attention to the ads, but I recall Halo, AOE, and Eternal Sonata ads, all of which got good reviews but nothing astronomical.
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RE: Jeff Gurstmann fired from gamespot! - Dec 01, 2007 22:58
I hated Gurstmann, thought his reviews were stupid. But I LOVED to hate him.
You need someone to disagree with.
It was wrong to fire him.