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[Kotaku] Gamespot letting off 10% Employees

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Internal communication informing employees of the cut were forwarded to Kotaku last night, indicating that a "new management structure means that Josh Larson's position as VP, Games is being eliminated and Josh will be leaving the company." CNET announced last week that it would cut 10 percent of its work force, about 120 employees. We contacted GameSpot Editor in Chief Ricardo Torres to verify the news this morning.
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Including the man who fired Jeff Gerstmann.
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Gamespot, not Gamestop
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Gamespot, not Gamestop
Oops my bad, just got off the phone with gamestop before I posted and I must of accidentally typed that instead. Fixed.
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Oops my bad, just got off the phone with gamestop before I posted and I must of accidentally typed that instead. Fixed.
LOL I do it the other way around......I always say "I'm going to Gamespot in the mall", etc.
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I feel bad for the people being let go, but Gamespot has been going downhill and it's not like I'm surprised by this. Oh well Woohoo Gametrailers!
    
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I feel bad for the people being let go, but Gamespot has been going downhill and it's not like I'm surprised by this. Oh well Woohoo Gametrailers!
gametrailers is all videos really
I rather enjoy Gamespot, its reviews, articles, and community.
Though, their reviews are getting slower (as in #) and are declining (as in quality).
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Don't companies do this all the time? Letting go of the weaker people in the company?
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Don't companies do this all the time? Letting go of the weaker people in the company?
Nope. Everyone will magically always keep their job, and the world will never see poverty again.
    
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Don't companies do this all the time? Letting go of the weaker people in the company?
yeah but not like this. Their first guy was Geff Gurstman because of a legal issue in his personal life. This caused several (I think about 3-5) of the really good people on GS that pretty much made GS what it was, left following him. This probably is what it lead to because the entire thing was just wrong from the very beginning.
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I feel bad for the people being let go, but Gamespot has been going downhill and it's not like I'm surprised by this. Oh well Woohoo Gametrailers!
Yeah, Gamespot's articles are the only thing that it has over Gametrailers, and I'm sure Gametrailers will add those soon enough. It really stinks because just a year or so ago Gamespot was awesome. Their reviews were the best.
    
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