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bakku
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: astroglide]
      #13182324 - 11/30/07 02:54 AM

Quote:

Quote:

At first I was like "that sucks" then I saw his 8.8 rating for Twilight Princess.




i didn't play TP, but i was in the room while my gf was going through it. the wolf sections looked lame, there was a fairy audibly sighing every five seconds, the wagon on fire section looked very annoying, the androgynous huge-eyed cutscene graphics were disturbing, etc. i'm sure the game is good overall, but using ocarina as a baseline of 10 it's hard for me to imagine TP breaking 9 in my book if i actually played it.




i agree with all of this except for the wagon on fire section, which i thought was fine. the wolf parts were super lame and borderline unbearable. some of the optional heart piece quests were retarded. i'm sure there were other things i didn't like about the game when i played it but i can't remember anymore. giving TP an 8.8 is fine imo


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JuntMonkey
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: bakku]
      #13183175 - 11/30/07 05:07 AM

This sucks because I recently started loving their podcasts and now they'll be down a man (don't even know which one he is and probably won't notice he's gone, but whatever).

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Dire
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: JuntMonkey]
      #13183364 - 11/30/07 05:41 AM

Wow... an oddly well timed anecdote from Shacknews regarding Eidos' treatment of reviewers.

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zyrrth
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: Dire]
      #13183879 - 11/30/07 07:31 AM

Here's the video review he did for kane and lynch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FuJ81sDR2o
for some reason it's not linked to on the kane and lynch gamespot site, hmmmmmm.
They also removed the k&l ads on their frontpage.


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Nicholasp27
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: zyrrth]
      #13184384 - 11/30/07 09:00 AM

this is gonna hurt

a) gamespot
b) eidos
c) cnet


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zyrrth
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #13184406 - 11/30/07 09:03 AM

post by a guy who says he was involved in the K&L ads
http://www.forumopolis.com/showpost.php?p=1869780&postcount=52


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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #13184422 - 11/30/07 09:05 AM

I just learned they were owned by Cnet which kinda spooks me, I put a lot of stock into Cnet reviews on tech stuff and thought them to be pretty unbiased, now I'll always have to wonder.

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4 High
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: dibbs]
      #13184480 - 11/30/07 09:14 AM

Of course now that they've been fired we will hear people like that one dude claim "there were always problems, he had issues" etc.

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Nicholasp27
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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: dibbs]
      #13184547 - 11/30/07 09:25 AM

an insider has said he was fired over the 'tone' in his video review

this would be somewhat backed up by the fact that they've removed many of the links to the video review on their site


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Re: Jeff Gerstman fired from Gamespot [Re: 4 High]
      #13184570 - 11/30/07 09:28 AM

What a shame. I used to have a lot of confidence in Gamespot reviews. When they give something a 6.0, I believe it must have deserved it. Whoever said this will only serve to hurt Gamespot is correct. Screw them and Cnet if this is how they want to run their show.

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