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Thread: Gamespot Executive Editor Fired for Bad Kane & Lynch Review

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    "Gerstmann said what was on his mind and Eidos threatened to pull their ad contract"

    "Sad day over at Gamespot as Jeff Gerstmann, executive editor at the CNET-owned website, has been laid off on the count of issuing a rather negative review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. Eidos of course has an ad contract with the renowned video games publication – the website's current Kane & Lynch: Dead Men skin. Need more pointers to make the connections?"

    In case you do, head over to the link below for full details and the picture link is the miniature comic strip.

    Source: Softpedia
    Screenshot: http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/...h-Review-2.jpg
    Related: Softpedia Follow-up (with the GS video review)
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    haa,i guess he didn't saw that coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddoxro View Post
    Ha. I guess he did not see that coming.
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    That is kind of funny.

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    Don't think losing your job is really all that fun.
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    i commend him for being honest with his review even though there was potential for something like this, kind of makes you wonder if other review sites are biased in a similar fashion or not.

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    Damnn just for a review... lol Maybe he was being to honnest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Don't think losing your job is really all that fun.
    Nor the fact that it shows they do bullshit reviews.

    So any Eidos game that comes out (shit, or not), is going to get a positive review and a high score?





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    well it's the first time i see an editor getting fired for an accurate review, on the other hand some very good games have been low kicked by bad reviews and no one got fired..
    even better, is the fact that all of the above have only one thing in common: gamespot
    a truly corporate-ad-shit

    edit: why the f*** do people still go over gamespot? if you make a java game and you pay enough they can give it a 9.0 in the ps3 section
    just leave it, it's only an ad place, nothing more
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    Wow that sucks. I guess with a game with a user rating of 2.6 on gamespot it really sounds like something I would really want to play. Well I won't look at thoes bloated rating ever again.
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