GameSpot’s State of Affairs

An interesting article over at 1UP about the whole thing. I know it’s starting to feel like yesterday’s news, but it’s a good read either way. A quote:

Here’s the thing: with no real transparency into the Gerstmann firing we still don’t really know what happened last November. There are a lot of things that raised flags, sure — review text being changed per management, a video review that was pulled, an advertiser that changed its campaign, and an Editorial Director, an 11-year veteran of the site, fired amidst it all — but there was no concrete evidence of any shady ongoings. But it was how it affected the rest of the staff that was so telling. As Kotaku wrote after speaking with an anonymous GameSpot editor at the time, the staff were “devastated, gutted and demoralized.”

Read the rest.