#1 Posted by mister1337 (44 posts) -

I don't know how many of you are familar with what happened with Gil Amelio as the CEO that almost killed Apple.In a nutshell, Jobs and Amelio were both high ups at Apple. Jobs and Amelio were in some sort of scuffle that had to be decided by the Board of Directors. They sided with Amelio and fired Jobs. When Amelio was CEO he signed the deal with Microsoft (giving them access to all their patents which, bit Apple int he Ass years later in a legal battle). As the Apple ship started to sink the Board of Directors realized how terribly wrong they were in firing Jobs so, they bought NeXT (Jobs' new company) to get him back on board and save the company.

Anyone else thing Gamespot is doing the same thing? Jeff was what made Gamespot good, they suck and have ever since they got rid of him. It seems like either they want him back, or their legal embargo is up from the 2007 scandal. Take it for what you will.

#2 Posted by Jimbo7676 (700 posts) -

Well, no. Jeff is not going to be taking a position deciding any of what Gamespot does so it is not like Steve Jobs coming back but having Giantbomb in your building can only lead to good (dumb) things.

#3 Posted by myketuna (1631 posts) -
@mister1337: I think this analogy will only hold true if Jeff gets fired again (or leaves) because GS fucks something up again and then comes back AGAIN. Only because Jobs helped start Apple and Jeff helped start Giant Bomb. Jeff didn't really help start GS (as far as I know). 
 
But he did REALLY start GS, didn't he?
#4 Posted by Andorski (5111 posts) -

Isn't Gamespot still one of the biggest video game websites out there, only trailing behind IGN?

#5 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4038 posts) -

@Andorski said:

Isn't Gamespot still one of the biggest video game websites out there, only trailing behind IGN?

Pretty much. Gamestop, despite the shit it gets from 'the internet elite,' is still easily one of the biggest video game sites out there.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9379 posts) -

'Pulling an Apple' sounds like a hell of a sex move.

#7 Posted by Andorski (5111 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

'Pulling an Apple' sounds like a hell of a sex move.

Two websites, One apple.

#8 Posted by Brendan (7521 posts) -

But...Steve Jobs isn't leaving neXt in this case. They are staying separate in terms of their identity. They are sharing resources from CBS, which is a different scenario.

#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Andorski said:

Isn't Gamespot still one of the biggest video game websites out there, only trailing behind IGN?

Yes.

Also, Gamespot didn't buy Jeff or Giantbomb, CBS is.

#10 Posted by Drebin_893 (2872 posts) -

You don't know what you're talking about, Gamespot is one of the most viewed gaming websites on the internet, if not the most.

#11 Posted by Aaron_G (1603 posts) -

Kinda. Except its like putting neXt inside of Apple. Which is kinda of what happened because Jobs got rid of all the crap Apple was focused on and OS X is more similar to its NeXt counter-parts than the other Apple OS.

#12 Posted by Etnos (245 posts) -

@Drebin_893 said:

You don't know what you're talking about

also CEO =/= Vid game journalist.. sight... /roll eyes.

#13 Posted by DukesT3 (1853 posts) -

@Etnos said:

@Drebin_893 said:

You don't know what you're talking about

also CEO =/= Vid game journalist.. sight... /roll eyes.

Oh but just imagine that world! Jeff as CEO. Shit would get DONE.

#14 Posted by EchoEcho (807 posts) -

I actually don't have a problem with Gamespot. Giant Bomb certainly replaced them as my go-to gaming website, but they still cover a lot of things that don't get coverage here, and people like Kevin VanOrd, Justin Calvert, and Chris Watters do good, honest reviews.

Also, Jeff won't be working at Gamespot, so... no?

#15 Posted by RagingLion (1362 posts) -

@Jimbo7676 said:

Well, no. Jeff is not going to be taking a position deciding any of what Gamespot does so it is not like Steve Jobs coming back but having Giantbomb in your building can only lead to good (dumb) things.

Except he is it seems, and I was suprised at this too when I spotted the smallprint in Gamespot's own news release:

"Gerstmann will continue in his role as editor-in-chief of Giant Bomb and will help shape the editorial direction of CBS Interactive's gaming portfolio, including GameSpot and GameFAQs."

I want to say you're reading too much into this but I guess I could see Jeff contributing some consultancy to the Gamespot team and providing a bit of guidance. There are some old wise heads still at Gamespot but actually not that many considering, so Jeff and maybe the others could be useful to the group as a whole.

#16 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

no, i don't think they're going to do that. i don't think jeff is going to go to gamespot.

#17 Posted by Irvandus (2643 posts) -

@Jimbo7676 said:

Well, no. Jeff is not going to be taking a position deciding any of what Gamespot does so it is not like Steve Jobs coming back but having Giantbomb in your building can only lead to good (dumb) things.

That's kind of what Steve did at first until he took complete control again.

#18 Posted by ez123 (1902 posts) -

I think you're right. The gamespot article says that Jeff "will help shape the editorial direction of CBS Interactive's gaming portfolio, including GameSpot and GameFAQs."

#19 Posted by artgarcrunkle (971 posts) -

Gamespot wasn't sinking at all stop using bizarre fanboy rationale.

#20 Posted by shotodrag (33 posts) -

I really only see this as a good thing when it comes to the Giant Bomb staff, and us, as well. The GB staff gets to continue doing what they do best, and we get to continue enjoying the content they provide for us. The people here have never steered me off course before, and I have no reason to think they would do so now. I'm along for the ride, and I think it will be a good one.