Fired for a bad game review?

A SENIOR HACK working for the C|Net affiliated gamer's website Gamespot apparently has been fired for panning a game marketed by a major advertiser.

Reportedly Gamespot Editorial Director Jeff Gerstmann was summarily fired because game publisher Eidos didn't like his negative review of its first-person shooter game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men.

Gerstmann's text review of the game gave it a score of only 6 out of 10, but it seems his video review was even more direct, criticising it for, among other failings, "impossible to like" characters, a "lazy script" and excessive profanity.

News source: Inquirer
Video: Jeff Gerstmann Review of Kane & Lynch

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