Posted at 20:01 on 3rd December 2007 - permalink

The whole situation is profoundly regrettable. I hope that there will be a way to salvage Gamespot‘s reputation and working environment before it’s too late, but it will require everyone involved to act quickly and cohesively to restore order before the damage can be addressed. Unfortunately I suspect that the person(s) at CNet who found themselves so embattled and out of their depth that they thought it would be a good idea to fire Jeff would be likely to continue to act in the same cowardly fashion. I hope I’m wrong.

There is a handy round-up of past and present Gamespot editorial staff reactions to the news here. Regardless of your opinion of Gamespot (I personally think that they are still better than pretty much any other site trying to cover the same remit, but recognise that they are not infallible), the people caught in the crossfire deserve our support.

UPDATE (06/12/2007):

A second official statement from Gamespot offers some reassurance. I guess we’ll see over the coming days and weeks what the impact if any will be.

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