BlackKnight Posted November 30, 2007 Share Posted November 30, 2007 As much as I couldn't stand Greg Kasavin, I liked Jeff Gerstmann. If you don't know who he is, he was, until recently, Editor in Chief at Gamespot.com where he had worked for more than 10 years. Now out of the blue he gets fired and the rumour is that its because of the 6/10 scathing he dealt to Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, a game which has had ads plastered all over Gamespot until recently. Update - 7:12 AM EST: Jeff has confirmed his firing to us via e-mail, but says he's "not really able to comment on the specifics of my termination." He added that he's "looking forward to getting back out thereand figuring out what's next." We're still digging. Update - 1:35 AM EST: The Kane and Lynch ads that blanketed Gamespot's front page are no longer being shown. Check out the picture above to see what the site looked at just an hour ago. So before we get going, we should make it clear that this post is still just a rumor and many of the facts behind it are still up in the air. That being said, word around the game journalism's virtual water cooler is that Gamespot Editorial Director Jeff Gerstmann has been fired because publisher Eidos was unhappy about his negative review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men.Here is the conclusion of his review; the video review is far more scathing, calling it an 'ugly, ugly game' and is conveniently missing from the K&L pages at Gamespot. Gamespot Kane & Lynch Video ReviewUploaded by treythemovieKane & Lynch: Dead Men is a premise with promise, and if you've been waiting patiently for a game to really dive into the whole "crew-based heist tale" concept, you might be able to look past some of the story flaws. But when you consider the nearly ridiculous number of extremely high-quality shooters available recently, there's not much room for something like Kane & Lynch, even taking into account the somewhat unique nature of its story. That said, the multiplayer is a smart idea that's worth seeing, even if playing it makes you wish that it was used in another, better game.Basically this stinks. Whether or not he got fired over this (what else could it have been?) it sucks that Gerstmann is gone. I've been quick to denounce Gamespot's integrity in the past, but I still think they've sunk to a new low now that he's out. Anyone care enough to want to weigh in on this? Source: Joystiq... and a bunch of other places. Penny Arcade for the comic. Daily Motion for the review link. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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