It's interesting seeing the old Joystiq articles. I don't remember for sure where I heard this - it may have been when Sessler was on the Bombcast after his departure from G4 - but I think I heard them telling stories about the Joystiq staffers walking down to the Gamespot building and essentially having a little protest after word broke about Jeff's firing. Seems like they looked at what was happening as a bad thing for the industry; they weren't just reveling in the mismanagement of a competitor.
Not exactly on topic but his blog is ancient and it doesn't hurt to have an opinion in retrospect: If there's one thing I find very hipstery about this video game journalism business, is the random ass names. What the hell is an arrow pointing down?
jouseldelka: I've been wondering that since Giant Bomb was just some tumblr. It's a really nicely designed, but I've never understood the name. I don't recall hearing an actual reason for it on the Bombcast, even though they have mentioned arrow pointing down before. I think it had to do with some name Ryan just liked.
There's a couple of ancient posts on the forum from some guy like four years ago, and even then there wasn't much of a conclusion.
I think it has to do with an arrow pointing down on a t-shirt, or somesuch >_>
@jouseldelka: I always thought the name was referencing the way mouse pointers are usually up pointing arrows on a computer screen. I thought it was a pretty clever way to say that they were trying to go against the grain and think outside of the box, do their own thing.