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It's been 10 years since Gertsmann was fired at GS.
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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:43:43
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Ten years ago today Jeff G released his Kane and Lynch review. Two days from then he was fired. That lead to the chain reaction which ended the GS we knew and eventually lead to some forum members to leave and build a new home... this home.

Ten years guys. It's crazy, what we have is special. Love you all.

And screw you jeff for 8.8! Never forget!

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:13:50
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Yoooooooooooo

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:31:56
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10 years? Wow.

Yeah it must be, I remember I left just before Mario Galaxy launched.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:18:24
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I remember trying to coax GG back to Gamespot by sending him the Galaxy soundtrack through a pm.  His response, “I’m done with Gamespite!”  LOL

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:19:55
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Funny, the Gaf situation reminded me of our situation ten years ago.

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I remember trying to coax GG back to Gamespot by sending him the Galaxy soundtrack through a pm.  His response, “I’m done with Gamespite!”  LOL

Awesome.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:57:01
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I remember trying to coax GG back to Gamespot by sending him the Galaxy soundtrack through a pm.  His response, “I’m done with Gamespite!”  LOL

I think that was a typo. It was meant to say Gameshite.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:44:09
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travo said:

Funny, the Gaf situation reminded me of our situation ten years ago.

Is it Edge or Leo who groped someone in Ibiza?

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:59:47
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It was Iga. Nyaa

I guess I should’ve clarified I meant the users leaving the site in droves, not the sexual assault.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:51:48

I still don't know which spelling of his name is the correct one.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:27:42
I remember that he is the reason I don't trust any reviews because he was fired for giving Kane and Lynch a bad review. It was heavily advertised on Gamespot so they expected it would get good reviews.

Him getting fired was when I realized not to trust reviews just to make up my own opinion though I do follow fan reviews because they are closer to what it actually is; you have extremes on both sides giving it a 10 or a 1 so they average out to get a more accurate review.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:29:25
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I still don't know which spelling of his name is the correct one.

Lol.  Not the title.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:37:11
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travo said:

It was Iga. Nyaa

I guess I should’ve clarified I meant the users leaving the site in droves, not the sexual assault.

Hey, who knows what else Gerstmann was involved in other than giving a game a low score. Until the NDA breaks, I'm going to assume Kane and Lynch was a smokescreen!

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:41:43
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One thing remains the same. Jeff sucked before he was fired, and Jeff has sucked ever since he was fired.

He was the worst reviewer they had there, but because he was there forever and he had a bunch of his friends with him, he made a career out of it and even got to become EIC after Kasavin left which was the real downfall of Gamespot. I'm checked out his Giantbomb site a few times over the years and got a distinct impression of MEH every time.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:37:04
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Yeah Gamespot had been going downhill for at least a solid year and Jeff G was just the point when people realized that it had hit such a low level it wasn't worth staying.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:33:53

I remember that since blogs were introduced most people were more active there instead of the boards. There were so many trolls, and if you ever flamed them or spoke out against it you got modded for it and nothing ever happened to them. Then their reviews which used to be the best..... started making less and less sense. Then they started modding peoples blogs who didn't agree with them, that crossed a line.

Then a few weeks after I left, I was almost kinda happy the Gertsmann thing happened as it meant I got more time to spend with the small selection of people that actually mattered to me from Gamespot. I wish more had made the jump. If that event hadn't happened who knows where we'd all be right now. I remember trying 1up for a bit, didn't take. Then that site closed. I did like GAF, but they were hacked and I couldn't log into my account for like 2 years with no process to get me in again.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:39:40
Oh god that's funny, I had forgotten about the GameSpot blogs. I had a pretty active one, and over all pretty receptive comments, except for one woman. She always found a reason to shit on everything I wrote. It was not quite typical trolling, but she always found a way to sound so condescending and every response she wrote.
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:42:54
Splitting up the userbase with UCB's and blogs was the dumbest thing GS could have done. It sucked all the quality out of the GGD.
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:37:27
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Splitting up the userbase with UCB's and blogs was the dumbest thing GS could have done. It sucked all the quality out of the GGD.

I stayed in System Wars not General Game Discussion.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:40:59
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Oh god that's funny, I had forgotten about the GameSpot blogs. I had a pretty active one, and over all pretty receptive comments, except for one woman. She always found a reason to shit on everything I wrote. It was not quite typical trolling, but she always found a way to sound so condescending and every response she wrote.

So she only followed your blog out of spite? LOL

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Splitting up the userbase with UCB's and blogs was the dumbest thing GS could have done. It sucked all the quality out of the GGD.

I forgot about UCBs, that did suck away from GGD

Nintyfan17 said:

I stayed in System Wars not General Game Discussion.

System wars was fun. I loved reading ridiculous threads. A lot of it was obviously tongue in cheek and the ones that weren't were still funny, cause they were crazy.

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