CNET has issued an official statement regarding the recent firing of long time GameSpot employee Jeff Gerstmann. Jeff Gerstmann was apparently fired from GameSpot because he gave Kane & Lynch: Dead Men a low review score of 6 out of 10, which caused the games’ publisher Eidos Interactive to pull hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of advertising from GameSpot.
The statement reads: “GameSpot takes its editorial integrity extremely seriously. For over a decade, Gamespot and the many members of its editorial team have produced thousands of unbiased reviews that have been a valuable resource for the gaming community. At CNET Networks, we stand behind the editorial content that our teams produce on a daily basis.”
Ok, so that tells us exactly NOTHING except that CNET no longer has to worry about standing behind Gerstmann’s review scores. Hopefully – we’re not holding our breath though – Eidos will release a statement that would shine a little more light on the whole incident.