I don't get why this is even necessary. It was never required before and it isn't required now.
The fact that he will be walking into the place that kicked him out makes it required.
Also, the people that ran Gamespot back then do not exist. CBSi bought up CNET in 2008.
What is required is for Jeff and the team to come to terms with the situation. Whether we like it or not, we don't have to know the intricacies for the acquisition to happen.