Kane & Lynch Scandal Continues: GameSpot Facing Mass Resignations
Gertsmann's controversial dismissal from GameSpot was far from being the end of the story. With the management keeping mum about the case and the transparency level close to a concrete wall, it seems that the (some of) the GameSpot staff is thinking about abandoning the ship too.
December 5, 2007
The source stated that the dismissal was caused by the long-time disagreements between Gertsmann and VP of games Josh Larson. It was also rumored that, as of recent, Gertsmann's “work had become sloppier, more flippant and smacked of a celebrity attitude may have only been solidified by the questionable quality of the review.” Either way, the lack of communication surely didn't help Larson's case:
"People used to think of Larson as a sort of non-intrusive cousin of Bill Lumberg from Office Space—an empty suit who was more of an annoyance than a liability. Now, people are referring to him as the moron lieutenant from Aliens who sits around stunned, doing nothing as everyone drops dead around him."
It would be interesting to see the truth come out in this case. Otherwise, GameSpot has a lot to lose in the long run: staff, credibility and, eventually, readers.