You may be wondering why I’ve posted a video games review on Web TV Hub, as we are not a games site, but this is a game review with an intriguing, and possibly murky story behind it.
The reviewer seen here reviewing Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is Jeff Gerstmann, a controversial reviewer and editor for Gamespot, or at least he was, until he was fired in the aftermath of this review.
The problem was that Jeff gave this game just 6/10, an average score, and pointed out some serious flaws in the game, particularly when compared to other games in the genre.
This caused a problem for Gamespot because they had just signed a lucrative deal with the game’s developer to have a huge advertising presence on the site…
Gerstmann was removed from his position just days later, and this review was also removed.
It’s not clear if there was a direct connection between the review, and his firing, but it sure adds up, and has caused a massive controversy around the blogosphere.