Posted by: Tha Square | November 30, 2007

Rumor of a Biased Editor Fired at GameSpot.


Recently, one of the most profound assumptions from forums and chats across the globe may actually be true. An Internet tipster has supposedly leaked info to Kotakuthat a high ranking editor at GameSpot has been publishing prejudice reviews. The article declares that Jeff Gerstmann, the man behind The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ shallow score, has been fired due to yet another unfair publication. Apparently, he gave Kane & Lynch: Dead Menfor the PS3 and Xbox 360 a 6.0. The game has been highlighted for weeks on their site with a boatload of advertisements. Here’s a snippet of the article, be sure to read the whole thing here.

 “… Jeff’s review was certainly less than glowing. He assigned the game a 6.0, otherwise known as “Fair” on the Gamespot scale. The game is currently enjoying a Metacritic score in the 65 to 69 range, which the site describes as “mixed or average reviews.” According to our tipster, it wasn’t necessarily the score that was reason for Gerstmann’s rumored axing, but the “tone” of the review.

Gerstmann has been no stranger to controversial reviews, as his scores of 10 for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and 8.8 for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess had sensitive internet users up in arms. It’s now possible that many bitter fanboys may have had their wishes for his firing granted.”

It really makes me wonder how many other worthy games have received poor scores on GameSpot’s site. If Twilight Princessgot an 8.8 by this guy, did he, or anyone else at that site, give other Wii games unbalanced coverage? Is Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire really worse than Tamagotchi: Party On and Rapala Tournament Fishing? Are Red Steel and Far Cry: Vengeance truly on the same plane? Is Spider-Man: Friend or Foe honestly better than Marvel: Ultimate Alliance?


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