I've been away from Gamespot for some years and have revisited it now to find a different website with the same name. Of course, things change and so do personnel, but the site has none of the appeal it used to have. People with faces and personalities have gone: Carolyn Petit, Ryan MacDonald, Justin Calvert, Kevin VanOrd, Chris Watters. People move on or get sacked, but who is there now? What is their appeal? Why can't we see them? Gone is the sense of connection with the people who deliver the content. While the site continues to deal with gaming, it now also concerns itself with media outside gaming, and is bloated because of this. On the Spot, Feedbackula, The Hot Spot: engaging shows that kept the site interesting have gone. It's as though the casual tone and personality-driven warmth of the site has been replaced by a more commercial, clinical corporate chill. It's sad.