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  • Editor da Gamespot demitido por dar nota baixa!

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/30/ru...and-lynch-rev/

    Rumor: Gamespot's editorial director fired over Kane & Lynch review

    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.

    What seems in little dispute, going by forum chatter as well as multiple published sources (referencing conversations with multiple CNet employees), is that Gerstmann has indeed been fired after over ten years working at the site. We were not immediately able to confirm the firing with Gamespot or Gerstmann directly, but an e-mail sent to his Gamespot address did get returned with a "permanent failure" error. Seems pretty serious to us ...

    What is in some dispute is the reason behind the firing. The current leading theory is that Eidos, a major Gamespot advertiser (just look at the current Kane&Lynch-ified front page) was unhappy with Gerstmann's review of their game and brought pressure to bear on the site to remove the longstanding editor (Eidos representatives were not immediately available for comment). Gamespot's text review of the game is definitely very negative, and the 6/10 score rather low, but it's the video review of the game that really eviscerates it for "impossible to like" characters, a "lazy" script and excessive profanity, among other things. It does seem plausible that Eidos might not be too happy with either review, and that Gamespot might be willing to do anything to prevent losing such a large advertiser (notwithstanding the site's posted review guidelines, which state they have never "altered our verdict about any game due to advertiser pressure").

    But there are some parts of the story that don't quite fit. For one, the review was posted on Nov. 13, yet the evidence points to Gerstmann being fired only recently. For another, it stands to reason that if Eidos was so unhappy with the review, that they would also demand it be taken down from the site, a step that has not yet been taken (though the video version doesn't seem to be actively linked on the site's Kane & Lynch videos page)? And while GameSpot's 6/10 score was low, it certainly wasn't out of the ordinary. Why would Gamespot be singled out, and why would such a senior and generally respected editor be demanded (and accepted by Gamespot) as sacrifice?

    The ramifications of the story, if true, are huge. Readers should fairly expect there to be an inviolable firewall between advertising and editorial in journalism, and game journalism (yes, that includes "just reviews") is no different. While our industry has had its fair share of accusations of impropriety, nothing so far has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. Giving a publisher the power to fire a senior editor is a line no outlet should be willing to cross.

    We hope that everything is not as it seems here, and that there has simply been some sort of misunderstanding brought on by a game of telephone. The circumstantial evidence, however, is hard to ignore, and significant enough to make us seriously question what exactly is going on here. We'll of course be following this story as it inevitably develops over the next few days.
    A Gamespot acabou de perder toda a credibilidade que tinha...
    If drums are the foundation, guitars the finishes, and voice the fluorish; bass is the soul.

  • #2
    nunca confiei na gamespot.
    Fight Rockman! For everlasting peace!

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    • #3
      Eu sempre confiei na Gamespot. Agora, não mais.

      Não importa o quanto você se esforce, é impossível ser cool em Belém do Pará

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      • #4
        Porra, a Gamespot devia é ter mandado a Eidos tomar no cu, NO CU. Que putos, demitirem o cara só porque fez um review honesto. Ainda bem que não acesso muito essa merda, não faz falta pra mim. Continuo no bom e velho IGN.

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        • #5
          O mais divertido: o review em texto (que deu nota 6) continua no site, mas o video-review (que destroçava o jogo) sumiu.
          If drums are the foundation, guitars the finishes, and voice the fluorish; bass is the soul.

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          • #6
            Só acessava o Gamespot pra ver os trailers, ou algum vídeo de gameplay.
            Depois que comecei a acompanhar o Screw Attack no gametrailers fiquei por lá mesmo e com essa notícia o gamespot pra mim se tornou pior que o IGN em relação a matéria paga.

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            • #7
              Essa coisa de sites de Reviews é uma máfia. Eu acho engraçado que muitos ficaram felizes quando R&C levou 7.5 da Gamespot quando tinha levado 9.4 na IGN e vieram dizer que o jogo não era essa coca cola toda.

              Chuparam!!!!
              TAKEZO INC. = FAIL

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              • #8
                Eu não fico surpreso. Quem trabalha no meio sabe que isso é mó normal. Afinal, todo mundo precisa de anunciantes/parceiros/patrocinadores.
                Por isso que eu digo que nunca levo em conta notas de sites e etc, só o que vale é IMHO.

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                • #9
                  Postado originalmente por Takezo
                  Essa coisa de sites de Reviews é uma máfia. Eu acho engraçado que muitos ficaram felizes quando R&C levou 7.5 da Gamespot quando tinha levado 9.4 na IGN e vieram dizer que o jogo não era essa coca cola toda.

                  Chuparam!!!!
                  Entao o 8,8 pro Zelda TP também tava errado e o certo eram aqueles que davam de 9,8 pra cima, certo?

                  E a Edge deu 8 pro R&C, espertao...
                  If drums are the foundation, guitars the finishes, and voice the fluorish; bass is the soul.

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                  • #10
                    O unico lugar bom pra reviews é o Eurogamer. O resto é resto.
                    sigpic

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                    • #11
                      Postado originalmente por holtz11
                      O unico lugar bom pra reviews é o Eurogamer. O resto é resto.
                      Site relacionado com a... Edge.
                      If drums are the foundation, guitars the finishes, and voice the fluorish; bass is the soul.

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                      • #12
                        Postado originalmente por Felipe Parker
                        Eu não fico surpreso. Quem trabalha no meio sabe que isso é mó normal. Afinal, todo mundo precisa de anunciantes/parceiros/patrocinadores.
                        Por isso que eu digo que nunca levo em conta notas de sites e etc, só o que vale é IMHO.
                        Não sei o que é pior

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                        • #13
                          Mas que fanfarrões!
                          Postado originalmente por Leandro Azeredo
                          O legal do MBB é isso... sempre que você acha que essa m€rda chegou no fundo do poço, aparece um filha da pu†a com uma pá e começa a cavar!
                          sigpic

                          "Trate bem seu cliente"

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                          • #14
                            Postado originalmente por Felipe Parker
                            Eu não fico surpreso. Quem trabalha no meio sabe que isso é mó normal. Afinal, todo mundo precisa de anunciantes/parceiros/patrocinadores.
                            Por isso que eu digo que nunca levo em conta notas de sites e etc, só o que vale é IMHO.

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                            • #15
                              O Rienji também faz reviews?

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