Trust is the basis of a relationship. Without trust there can be no relationship. The relationship of this site and its users is based on trust. Based on the principals of honestly full well knowing that the opinions and articles have in no way been influenced by outside parties. Well that trust was apparently broken and now that relationship has been destroyed. What happened to Jeff Gerstmann is unthinkable and atrocious. To think that a man was fired over giving his "OPINION" of a game is ludicrious. Its his damn job to give his opinion. If Jeff's job is to give "HIS" opinion on games then why was he fired for it. Last I checked the Review was done by JEFF GERSTMANN not by Cnet. If Cnet wants positive reviews then why don't they do it themselves and put their name in that Review block instead of his.
From this point on there is no credibility to Gamespot scores. There is no way to know which scores have been tainted and which have not been. This is now like the MLB Steroid Scandel. We don't know whats right and whats wrong. The only review we can 100% be certain that doesn't have a asterisk* on it is the Kane & Lynch Review.
So for it to be said yes I am disgusted with this situation. Will I still visit Gamespot? The answer is yes. Come on now what would SW be without BlackBond? But to be honest, the whole thing is being destroyed at such a fast pace now that even my influence can't do much. But in the end all GS Scores are no longer legit. They mean nothing to me. Not as long as the advertising dollar is out there pushing down pressure and extending its influence of corruption.
For those who want to know. Jeff's Video Review was removed do.