Game reviewer sacked for giving bad 'tone' in his reviewMikey 7 comments
Gamespot have allegedly fired veteran game reviewer Jeff Gerstmann for giving a game a bad review. But it wasn't so much that the final score he awarded the game (Kane and Lynch) was bad (6 out of 10) it is apparently the tone of his review that got him axed. You can watch the review below and judge for yourself.
Here's the story. Game publisher Eidos Interactive have been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to pimp 'Kane and Lynch' adverts all over Gamespots' web site leading up to and after launching the game. Penny Arcade are saying that Eidos has now also pulled future advertising deals worth similar amounts, so Gamespot will no doubt be feeling some financial pain.
Although they would never admit it, Eidos may be under the false impression that paying these sorts of advertising premiums also buys a positive game review. That's just my opinion, and Gamespot may share the notion otherwise they wouldn't have unceremoniously dumped Gerstmann.
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