Sam Kennedy from 1UP.com has written a hugely detailed article examining the Gamespot Gerstmann ordeal.
He goes into all aspects of Gamespots business and point out some very interesting points that really do make Gamespot look bad. For example.
(On Gamespot employees) At worst, they worked for an organization that caved to advertiser pressure, at best, they worked for an organization that simply didn’t care for honest criticism anymore.
and on the separation between advertising and content?
So here you had Josh Larson — the man behind selling sponsorships of editorial — now placed directly in charge of the editorial itself. You tell me if you see any potential conflict of interest there.
If you are interested in the Gamespot debacle then follow the link and have a read. Be warned though you will need to get some coffee first, it is very long.
Last Updated: January 22, 2008