A large number of staff members laid off from Gamespot!

#1 Edited by MrYaotubo (2652 posts) -

Justin Calvert,Maxwell McGee,Ryan Mac Donald and Benito Gonzalez also gone! Damn.

#3 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -

There were others as well. We just don't know who yet.

#4 Posted by Blabadon (26033 posts) -

She left willingly. Some mod edit this.

#5 Posted by lostrib (35080 posts) -

Now what will people bitch about

#6 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -

Says nothing about being fired.

#7 Edited by MonsieurX (29738 posts) -

Eh

#9 Posted by Lionheart08 (15366 posts) -

GTAV fanboys should be satisfied.

#10 Edited by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -

I would say that means she was fired. Right?

#11 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10407 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Now what will people bitch about

Oh people will find something!!

#12 Edited by MBirdy88 (7855 posts) -

She riled up too many people.... though in her defence.... not rating TLOU higher is not exactly a crime and she was likely just following the footsteps of the previous review....

or maybe shes just more level headed than most hype maniacs that value technical wank material of actual gameplay.

#14 Posted by Kjranu (943 posts) -

I would say that means she was fired. Right?

I guess they're not voting for the Democrats this mid-term.

#15 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28053 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Now what will people bitch about

McShea, of course.

#16 Posted by MrYaotubo (2652 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

She left willingly.

Clearly she didn´t.

#17 Posted by elkoldo (1012 posts) -

LMAO

Immediately after her Last of Us Remastered review.Did anyone else get reminded of Kayne And Lynch Dead Men ?

#19 Edited by MrYaotubo (2652 posts) -

I would say that means she was fired. Right?

Pretty much.

#20 Posted by Vaasman (11293 posts) -

So you're saying there's a spot open :D

#21 Posted by iwasgood2u (739 posts) -

She's going to IGN. Im guessing mcshea may be next unless he starts comparing his review to metacritic and give deserving scores.

#22 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

I would say that means she was fired. Right?

Pretty much.

So I would change your thread title back. Don't let these people bully you!

#24 Posted by freedomfreak (39419 posts) -

That's a shame. I hope she'll land on her feet quickly.

#25 Posted by Nike_Air (18319 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

She left willingly. Some mod edit this.

That's good to hear. They had to call security (and then the cops) to physically remove Jeff Gerstmann from the premises. That dude is big and watched pro wrestling for many years.

#27 Edited by gameofthering (10153 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Now what will people bitch about

McShea, of course.

I don't see why people think he is bad. He gives the correct scores for games I feel.

#28 Posted by Daious (1162 posts) -

Laid off isn't the same as getting fired...

#29 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -
#30 Posted by Terrencec06 (3471 posts) -

That sucks.

#31 Edited by CyberLips (1822 posts) -

Just read this on GAF, sad to see her go. I didn't always agree with everything she said but she was a good journalist and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. I hope she finds a job soon.

#32 Posted by IgGy621985 (4659 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

LMAO

Immediately after her Last of Us Remastered review.Did anyone else get reminded of Kayne And Lynch Dead Men ?

Not really. 8 is a great score. Also, she wasn't really that influential like Gertsmann in his time.

#33 Edited by blackace (20382 posts) -
@GoldenElementXL said:

There were others as well. We just don't know who yet.

It's sad when people lose their jobs. Hopefully she and other staff members will find other positions elsewhere. I'm not to sad to see her go though. I didn't really care for her reviews or her opinions.

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Says nothing about being fired.

Being laid off and being fired are too different things.

#34 Edited by HadOne2Many (1260 posts) -

Comments are being deleted from this thread I see. I guess telling the truth is frowned upon here. I'll just say the site will be better for this and leave it at that.

#35 Posted by speedfog (3060 posts) -

They should get rid of KevinV

#36 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -

I thought Tom and Carolyn were both great personalities on this site. This is just nuts!

#37 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28053 posts) -

@sammyjenkis898 said:

@lostrib said:

Now what will people bitch about

McShea, of course.

I don't see why people think he is bad. He gives the correct scores for games I feel.

Agreed. But people will always shit on him.

#38 Edited by UnbiasedPoster (752 posts) -

McShea is gone too.

According to his twitter.

They brought brought some crazy opinions, but it sucks that they lost their jobs. At least they were honest. Can't say that about all of the corporate journalist lackeys out there.

#39 Posted by SolidGame_basic (17005 posts) -

always sad news to hear, but this site needs a huge turnaround because it's been pretty meh for a while now. hopefully things will turn around for all!

#40 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21608 posts) -

Holy shit, not tom noooooo.

This is weird. Two people who reviewed the last of us fired.

#42 Posted by CyberLips (1822 posts) -

Comments are being deleted from this thread I see. I guess telling the truth is frowned upon here. I'll just say the site will be better for this and leave it at that.

I guess people can't voice their opinions without being complete assholes these days.

#43 Edited by SolidTy (42560 posts) -

Posts are being monitored and some posts deleted.

My opinion is sad someone lost their job (or persons) but nothing I can do. At the end of the day it's a business and if a company is losing money the whole operation is at risk. Better to trim the fat and stay open than lose it all.

#45 Edited by Giancar (19051 posts) -

Truly a shame for all the staff leaving the site. Hopefully they find new and better jobs in the industry.

Now, who will handle the work that was done by Carolyn and Tom?

#46 Posted by Elpresador-911 (206 posts) -

RIP in peace tom and carolyn

#48 Edited by Desmonic (13542 posts) -

@blackace said:

@airshocker said:

Says nothing about being fired.

Being laid off and being fired are too different things.

Correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm not too familiar with these more technical terms, but laid off is usually applied when multiple people are let go, not necessarily for being bad assets to the team but because it's a necessity versus fired which is applied to a single worker which also implies he/she was a bad/lousy part of the team, correct?

I'm guessing the latter is much more severe to have in your CV.

#49 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2844 posts) -

There is a huge lack of class by some of the users in this thread.

Way to go folks..

#50 Edited by SolidTy (42560 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

Holy shit, not tom noooooo.

This is weird. Two people who reviewed the last of us fired.

I remember when people asked for their jobs after TLOU. Actually, Tom was on many GSer's hit list for a long time for many of his game reviews, but...

I guess those gamers got their wish? It could be GS is trying to move towards likable personalities instead of polarizing ones. Carolyn did the whole Social commentary in video games things that turned many gamers off. We'll probably never know the whole situation though.