Wednesday, December 5, 2007

HotSpot answers some questions but others remain

GameSpot's weekly podcast, the HotSpot, discussed the firing of Jeff Gerstmann. The podcast is free and available on their site. I assume everybody knows that you do not need an iPod to listen to podcasts. It is still not clear why Gerstmann was fired, but it is clear that the GameSpot staff were devastated by cnet's decision to fire him. I am not sure I like the direction that cnet is trying to take GameSpot and will be distrustful of all cnet owned properties for a long time. This whole situation was handled very poorly by cnet, and GameSpot really is going to have a tough time rebuilding their reputation. The podcast was a good start, with the best part of the podcast being a listener phone comment, "Jeff Gertsmann got released before Duke Nukem Forever."

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