Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Was GameSpot editor fired over negative review?

The internet "tubes" have been swirling with rumors over the firing of GameSpot's editorial director, Jeff Gerstmann.

It's alleged a negative review of a big advertiser's game, "Kane and Lynch." (The video review that allegedly got him canned follows below.)

It's important to note that GameSpot denies these charges. I bring this up, not to weigh in on the controversy, but to say Joystiq.com is one of the best outlets for video game journalism out there. They're informed, have good ethical standards and break a lot of stories that matter to gamers. If you aren't reading them daily, I highly recommend you do. They give this humble newspaper blog a lot to work with.

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