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+ - Gamespot editor fired over review of Eidos game 2

Submitted by PocketPick
PocketPick (666) writes "Kotaku is reporting that following a unflatering review of the game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, long-time editor Jeff Gerstmann is no longer under the employment of video gaming website Gamespot and it's parent, CNET. Kane & Lynch, a game published by Eidos for the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC, has been heavily featured in flash, image and text advertisments on Gamespot's website since the release on November 13th, inevitably leading to questions whether or not Mr. Gerstmann's firing was motivated by pressure from Eidos."
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Gamespot editor fired over review of Eidos game

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  • What's wrong here is that 6.6 out of 10 is considered a "bad" score.

    That tells us how inflated scores really are. On a scale from 0 to 10, one would expect a bell curve with the majority of scores to be between 4 and 6, and 6.6 would be a very good score. Heck, even if linear (which leaves little room for exceptionally good or bad games), 6.6 would be a good score, meaning that it's better than two thirds of the other games.
    In other words, this guy allegedly got fired for giving a good score.

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  • Tycho & Gabe are, as usual, on the ball with this one already.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/11/29 [penny-arcade.com]

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