It looks like there's a round of layoffs happening over at GameSpot. Carolyn Petit is the first casualty, which is a huge bummer because she was easily their most gifted writer.
I walk out alongside some colleagues I am honored and privileged to have worked with. And I will miss working with everyone at GS so much.— Carolyn Petit (@carolynmichelle) July 30, 2014
I wonder if this is part of an overall tightening up at CBSi or if GameSpot is changing direction somehow. Anyway, my thoughts are with those affected. Here's hoping they all land on their feet.
I've added a list of all those affected below. Thanks, @bacongames.
- Carolyn Petit
- Tom McShea
- Ryan Mac Donald
- Justin Calvert
- Maxwell McGee
- Wernher Goff
- Benito Gonzalez
There's been a bunch of speculation about how this might affect Giant Bomb, but according to Patrick this round of layoffs won't affect the site. Let's not get prematurely pessimistic.