Folket går i protest mod (pengestyrede) medierSom mange af os nok ved, så blev Jeff Gerstmann fra Gamespot fyret angiveligvis fordi han havde givet Kane and Lynch en ordentlig verbal tæsketur, men nu lader det til at mange nørder verden over er gået i protest over dette, da de mener at det er forkert at sider som skal anmelde spil, bliver kontrolleret af de folk som sidder med rublerne i baggrunden.
Dette her er en besked jeg har fået hele tre gange da jeg loggede ind i morges:
Please do not go on GameSpot, GameFAQs, CNET, Download.com, TV.com, et cetera... do not go on ANY CNET site. Logout and DO NOT GO ON AT ALL from 12am EST on Monday (that's midnight tonight) until 12am EST on Tuesday. Don't come on the site, don't Google the site, don't click on a link to the site - don't do ANYTHING that generates a page view, search engine hit, or *anything*
A lot of Gamespotter's more prominant posters will be taking this action to show solidarity with the staff (and Jeff) who have to fear their jobs being lost if they speak their mind. So for their inability to speak on this issue *we'll show CNET our silence*.
This issue is bigger than you, it's bigger than me - it's bigger than GameSpot. This is about big business being able to use *buy* public opinion. Rather than live in a world where the media is controlled entirely by those with the most money, I want to live in a world where gamers who are living for their hobby (these guys truly work because of their passion for gaming, not the paycheck) can say what they truly feel about a game.
So let's do the right thing and show solidarity with Jeff Gerstmann - if he can't go to work on Monday at GameSpot then neither will we."