Jeff "Gamespot" Gerstmann Fired. WE LOVE YOU JEFF!

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#1 Posted by Tamarind_Face (2270 posts) -

All of us here at Gamespot are gonna miss you.

#2 Posted by wrlyy (7632 posts) -
Yes, those are actually photographs.
#4 Posted by Grasschomperpro (80 posts) -
They will definitely fire Jeff because of a Penny Arcade comic...:roll:
#5 Posted by Tamarind_Face (2270 posts) -

:lol:

Led_poison

Why are you laughing?

#6 Posted by DiscoBurn (751 posts) -
Great comic, but this doesn't mean anything.
#7 Posted by shaza91 (3696 posts) -

Yes, those are actually photographs.wrlyy

IDK, I think the circles under the guy in the suit's eyes are shopped.

#8 Posted by gnarlychar (3838 posts) -

They will definitely fire Jeff because of a Penny Arcade comic...:roll:Grasschomperpro

Or penny arcade did a comic becuase Jeff was fired.

#9 Posted by Tamarind_Face (2270 posts) -

They will definitely fire Jeff because of a Penny Arcade comic...:roll:Grasschomperpro

Wow... how about analyzing the comic first.

#10 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -
I haven't heard...but he should have been fired after that horrible review of LoZ TP.....I don't dissagree with the score....but his reasonings sounded like he hadn't played the game...
#11 Posted by Boring_Bland (943 posts) -
Well, no. And i don't see how the comic translates to him being fired.
#13 Posted by Moleculor (18 posts) -

The comic certainly implies that he's been fired.

http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3689682#post3689682

Gabriel (Gabe) from PA says it's true, and the news should be breaking soon. I have no reason to doubt PA's folk.

This is a shame. And I predict (easy prediction) Gamespot is going to get a LOT of flak for this.

#14 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

Yes, those are actually photographs.wrlyy

Hilarious

#15 Posted by Led_poison (10140 posts) -
[QUOTE="Led_poison"]

:lol:

Tamarind_Face

Why are you laughing?

I wouldnt be surprised if this actually happend, i mean if you go to the gamespot homepage, it is a Kane and lynch skin the entire site thing.

#16 Posted by Boring_Bland (943 posts) -

I haven't heard...but he should have been fired after that horrible review of LoZ TP.....I don't dissagree with the score....but his reasonings sounded like he hadn't played the game...Omni-Slash

Heck, the game got what it deserved. Get over it already....

#19 Posted by Sonick54 (7947 posts) -
#21 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -

Heck, the game got what it deserved. Get over it already....

Boring_Bland

did you even read what I wrote?

I don't dissagree with the score....Omni-Slash
:|

#22 Posted by Led_poison (10140 posts) -
Whos gonna host On the Spot now?
#23 Posted by nintendo_fan675 (14578 posts) -
Did you check his profile to see if it's true :?
#25 Posted by Tamarind_Face (2270 posts) -

I haven't heard...but he should have been fired after that horrible review of LoZ TP.....I don't dissagree with the score....but his reasonings sounded like he hadn't played the game...Omni-Slash

For a review he deserves to be fired?

WOW... Omni...

#27 Posted by DiscoBurn (751 posts) -
Wow..this is actually starting to look like it's true. It's a shame really..
#28 Posted by MarioFanatic (6153 posts) -
NOOO Jeff Gerstmann is the only editor left on that site that i actually like. :(
#29 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -


I dont care if a mod bans me... But you nintendo fanboys are ****ing sick. Somebody lost their job and you guys are freaking glad and laughing.

Tamarind_Face
it's got nothing about being a fanboy.....I brought up the last part because it was true....that review was horribly written....it's just the first one that came to my mind.....there are many others that I think are just as bad about him....somone losing their job is nothing to be celebrated...but sometiems it's deserved...whether this is even the case with this or not..that remains to be seen...
#30 Posted by bretthorror (1387 posts) -

Let's just say Jeff is fired, then any and I mean ANY amount of good reputation this site has has to be be shot. There's no way any of the GS fanboys could argue against it. On one hand, an anti-Nintendo reviewer is fired, but the fact that he gets fired for giving a game a review that he deemed fair and stuck with it almost makes me respects him.

Credibility of GS is shot and the bias is proven if this is the case. Every System Wars GS fanboy/fanmod (you know who you are) will be laughed at beyond belief. Now, normally I would say this is just a joke, but if GS was contacted and they got a no comment... that's pretty obvious right there. If he was still on staff, why would they say no comment?

#31 Posted by shaza91 (3696 posts) -
I don't think I really know anyone on GS anymore :?
#32 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -

For a review he deserves to be fired?

WOW... Omni...

Tamarind_Face
He's a reviewer.........it was one in a long list of reviews that were questionable.....if it was a patern..then yes....he deserves to be fired....jsut as I should be fired if I didn;t perform my job well...
#33 Posted by gnarlychar (3838 posts) -
[QUOTE="Tamarind_Face"]


I dont care if a mod bans me... But you nintendo fanboys are ****ing sick. Somebody lost their job and you guys are freaking glad and laughing.

Omni-Slash

it's got nothing about being a fanboy.....I brought up the last part because it was true....that review was horribly written....it's just the first one that came to my mind.....there are many others that I think are just as bad about him....somone losing their job is nothing to be celebrated...but sometiems it's deserved...whether this is even the case with this or not..that remains to be seen...

I love how you used elipses for punctiation there, Omni.

#34 Posted by thriteenthmonke (49824 posts) -
Good thing, you have pics, otherwise I wouldn't have believed it.
#35 Posted by Boring_Bland (943 posts) -
[QUOTE="Boring_Bland"]

Heck, the game got what it deserved. Get over it already....

Omni-Slash

did you even read what I wrote?

I don't dissagree with the score....Omni-Slash
:|

You obviously have some problems with it.

#36 Posted by nintendo_fan675 (14578 posts) -


I dont care if a mod bans me... But you nintendo fanboys are ****ing sick. Somebody lost their job and you guys are freaking glad and laughing.

Tamarind_Face
I don't think I'm laughing
#37 Posted by Robbie_IV (23299 posts) -
Wow. Way to lose credibility GameSpot. :|
#38 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -
You obviously have some problems with it.Boring_Bland
I did..with the review...not the meaningless number at the end.....
#39 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -
Wow. Way to lose credibility GameSpot. :|Robbie_IV
I agree........as much as I didn't like his reviews.....the timing of the firing is incredibly suspect......
#40 Posted by SpaceMoose (10788 posts) -
Damn, some people get no privacy. That is royally stupid though if that is why he got fired. I will have to go elsewhere for game reviews if this is true.
#41 Posted by gnarlychar (3838 posts) -

Good thing, you have pics, otherwise I wouldn't have believed it.thriteenthmonke

Well, Slowtaku just reported it. I think it's a fact now.

#42 Posted by GettingTired (5994 posts) -
Looks like the fanboys finally got him. R.I.P.
#43 Posted by PlasmaBeam44 (9052 posts) -
This better not be true.
#44 Posted by SpaceMoose (10788 posts) -

Wow. Way to lose credibility GameSpot. :|Robbie_IV

That's it. You're fired. Oh wait; you don't get paid to mod...

#45 Posted by JFetch (189 posts) -

The problem is that he was supposedly fired because they wanted him to give a good score because they were advertising on GS. If that's true, then GS loses all credibility and are corporate shills.

#46 Posted by Robbie_IV (23299 posts) -
I'm seriously pissed about this. I should probably wait a day to react though.
#47 Posted by Grasschomperpro (80 posts) -
That would be very upsetting if he got fired....over Kane & Lynch?? Really??? Does anyone other then Eidos give a **** that it got a 6.0?
#49 Posted by dawgonu (1 posts) -

NOOO Jeff Gerstmann is the only editor left on that site that i actually like. :(MarioFanatic

I fill the same way. If they did let him go for game review then that's a load of **** and I hope the hole dam site gets closed down.

#50 Posted by EnsignN7 (530 posts) -
It's stuff like this that make me lose the VERY minute amount of respect that I even had for this website. It disgusts me that GameFAQs is forced to be related to such a dishonorable and pathetic excuse of sellouts that manage this website.