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UK MD of CBS Interactive leaves to join IGN parent company Ziff Davis

IGN’s parent company Ziff Davis International has appointed former CBS Interactive vice-president and UK managing director Geoff Inns. He joins the company as its new VP and MD. It should also be noted that CBS Interactive is Gamespot’s parent company.

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Gamespot headlines

  • Metacritic refuse to remove factually inaccurate review even after GameSpot admits mistake

    Metacritic’s policy to accept a publication’s first review is coming back round to haunt Natural Selection 2. GameSpot reviews editor Kevin VanOrd recently banished the site’s original article due to a number of factual errors and silly mistakes. Unfortunately, Metacritic is refusing to replace the old score with GameSpot’s replacement verdict.

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  • GameSpot, Giant Bomb stream recording goes up

    For those who missed it, GameSpot’s put live on its YouTube channel the recording of its live stream last night between Giant Bomb‘s Jeff Gerstmann and GameSpot VP John Davison. The video talks about Gerstmann’s firing in 2007, the future of Giant Bomb and more after it was bought by GS parent company CBS Interactive […]

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  • Giant Bomb to remain editorially independent

    Giant Bomb’s acquisition by Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive will not result in its closure or a change in editorial direction, founder Jeff Gerstmann has said.

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  • Confirmed: Giant Bomb bought by CBS Interactive

    GameSpot parent CBS Interactive has bought popular US site Giant Bomb, its been announced.

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  • Kinect: Gamespot posts 1-hour video of launch title play

    Kinect units started landing at US press outlets yesterday, and Gamespot’s first off the mark with some unmissable footage of six launch games being played. Hit the link right now.

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  • Rumour - Gamespot E3 floor plan outs Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5

    If true, oops. Gamespot’s apparently outed that Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3, as well as Dead or Alive 5, will be at E3 next week.

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  • Gamespot UK hits 4.5 million UU

    Gamespot’s claiming its UK network is now at 4.5 million unique users per month, GI reports. The number’s taken from December. Total page views for the period remained flat at just over 58 million. The figures includes all UK traffic to sister-sites GameFaqs and GameRankings. “Videogaming is now one of the UK’s favourite pastimes with […]

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  • Killzone 2 launch - Gamespot puts 9/10 review live

    Gamespot’s finally put its Killzone 2 review live – presumably it’s had enough time to play online to be sure – giving the shooter 9/10. Snip: You’ll have to look to the inevitable Killzone 3 to find out if developer Guerilla can dig any diamonds out of this series’ rough narrative. Otherwise, Killzone 2 is […]

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  • Gamespot delays Killzone 2 review over multiplayer

    Gamespot’s decided to hold off with its Killzone 2 review in an effort to better play the game’s multiplayer component. According to the site, all US reviews published so far have been based on a mere three hours of online play. “We’ve decided not to rush a review to publication for several reasons,” said a […]

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  • Gamespot gives Gears of War 2 9/10

    There’s always one, isn’t there? Gamespot was late with its Gears of war 2 review homework yesterday, so the site can stand in front of the rest of the class and read its effort out loud. The Epic shooter’s worth 9/10, apparently. There a video review after the break. Game’s out on Friday. Now sit […]

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  • Gamespot: PS3 Fallout 3 is "shockingly inferior" to 360 and PC versions

    While the scores for Fallout 3 may have dazzled yesterday, Gamespot wasn’t shied off the truth. No sir. And, according to the site, the truth is that the PS3 version is technically “shockingly inferior” to both the 360 and PC games. Don’t mince those words, now. From Gamespot’s review: It’s a shame, in light of […]

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  • EG and Gamespot launch UK LBP competitions

    Both Eurogamer and Gamespot have launched UK-only competitions for LittleBigPlanet. It’s a design-a-level affair, with the winners getting their work in the game and a free PS3, among other stuff. Bargain. There’s a level creation kit for you to download, so don’t panic about being the computer illiterate monkey you clearly are. Follow the links […]

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  • Gamespot gives Crysis Warhead 9/10

    Should you need any more indication that Crysis Warhead is worth the money, Gamespot’s posted a review score of 9/10. Snip: Warhead’s single-player campaign should take you no more than six hours or so to complete, but not only does it invite multiple play-throughs, it costs only $30–and doesn’t require you to own the original. […]

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  • Kane & Lynch boss: Gamespot review "hit like a hammer"

    Speaking to GamesRadar, Kane & Lynch director Jens Peter Kurup has spoken out about the effect of the now infamous Gamespot review of his game, saying that the team took it hard. “GameSpot reviewed the game,” he said, “and [the team] didn’t like it one bit. “I’m not quite sure why, but I remember that […]

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  • GameSpot's Gerstmann-gate "baddie" moves to Double Fusion

    According to this GameDaily piece, Josh Larson – the exec often as being involved with the “removal” of Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot last year – has left CNET and is now part of in-game ad firm Double Fusion. More detail through there, should you care.

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  • First Sonic Unleashed impressions published

    Gamespot’s posted what we’re pretty sure is the first impressions piece of Sega’s Sonic Unleashed. From the piece: Based on what we saw we’re cautiously optimistic about Sonic Unleashed. Our hunger for a really good update of Sonic remains unsated, and it sounds as though the team understands that 2006′s franchise reboot didn’t do anyone […]

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  • CBS buys Gamespot and GameFAQS

    CBS has announced intentions to buy all outstanding CNET stock at a value of $1.8 billion. “The core businesses of CNET Networks and CBS Interactive represent near perfect category symmetry in premium online content,” said Quincy Smith, president, CBS Interactive. “Together we will have a terrific opportunity to not only grow our established businesses, but […]

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  • Gamespot gives GTA IV the fifth 10 in its history

    Gamespot’s given GTA IV a 10, only the fifth in its history. According to this Digg story, the others were Chrono Cross, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Soul Calibur and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. They should have given it a six. That would have been hilarious.

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  • Majesco gets angry over Cooking Mama 2 review

    The internet, eh? No one’s safe. Alex Navarro, ex-Gamespot writer, was the recipient of a rather snippy email from Majesco after he gave Cooking Mama 2 6/10, which has magically found its way online. Read it on DSFanboy. “With the first Cooking Mama reaching 1 million units in Europe and near of 1 million stateside, […]

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Gamespot Latest

  • UK MD of CBS Interactive leaves to join IGN parent company Ziff Davis

    IGN’s parent company Ziff Davis International has appointed former CBS Interactive vice-president and UK managing director Geoff Inns. He joins the company as its new VP and MD. It should also be noted that CBS Interactive is Gamespot’s parent company.

  • Metacritic refuse to remove factually inaccurate review even after GameSpot admits mistake

    Metacritic’s policy to accept a publication’s first review is coming back round to haunt Natural Selection 2. GameSpot reviews editor Kevin VanOrd recently banished the site’s original article due to a number of factual errors and silly mistakes. Unfortunately, Metacritic is refusing to replace the old score with GameSpot’s replacement verdict.

  • GameSpot, Giant Bomb stream recording goes up

    For those who missed it, GameSpot’s put live on its YouTube channel the recording of its live stream last night between Giant Bomb‘s Jeff Gerstmann and GameSpot VP John Davison. The video talks about Gerstmann’s firing in 2007, the future of Giant Bomb and more after it was bought by GS parent company CBS Interactive […]

  • Giant Bomb to remain editorially independent

    Giant Bomb’s acquisition by Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive will not result in its closure or a change in editorial direction, founder Jeff Gerstmann has said.

  • Confirmed: Giant Bomb bought by CBS Interactive

    GameSpot parent CBS Interactive has bought popular US site Giant Bomb, its been announced.

  • Kinect: Gamespot posts 1-hour video of launch title play

    Kinect units started landing at US press outlets yesterday, and Gamespot’s first off the mark with some unmissable footage of six launch games being played. Hit the link right now.

  • Rumour – Gamespot E3 floor plan outs Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5

    If true, oops. Gamespot’s apparently outed that Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3, as well as Dead or Alive 5, will be at E3 next week.

  • Gamespot UK hits 4.5 million UU

    Gamespot’s claiming its UK network is now at 4.5 million unique users per month, GI reports. The number’s taken from December. Total page views for the period remained flat at just over 58 million. The figures includes all UK traffic to sister-sites GameFaqs and GameRankings. “Videogaming is now one of the UK’s favourite pastimes with […]

  • Killzone 2 launch – Gamespot puts 9/10 review live

    Gamespot’s finally put its Killzone 2 review live – presumably it’s had enough time to play online to be sure – giving the shooter 9/10. Snip: You’ll have to look to the inevitable Killzone 3 to find out if developer Guerilla can dig any diamonds out of this series’ rough narrative. Otherwise, Killzone 2 is […]

  • Gamespot delays Killzone 2 review over multiplayer

    Gamespot’s decided to hold off with its Killzone 2 review in an effort to better play the game’s multiplayer component. According to the site, all US reviews published so far have been based on a mere three hours of online play. “We’ve decided not to rush a review to publication for several reasons,” said a […]

  • Gamespot gives Gears of War 2 9/10

    There’s always one, isn’t there? Gamespot was late with its Gears of war 2 review homework yesterday, so the site can stand in front of the rest of the class and read its effort out loud. The Epic shooter’s worth 9/10, apparently. There a video review after the break. Game’s out on Friday. Now sit […]

  • Gamespot: PS3 Fallout 3 is “shockingly inferior” to 360 and PC versions

    While the scores for Fallout 3 may have dazzled yesterday, Gamespot wasn’t shied off the truth. No sir. And, according to the site, the truth is that the PS3 version is technically “shockingly inferior” to both the 360 and PC games. Don’t mince those words, now. From Gamespot’s review: It’s a shame, in light of […]

  • EG and Gamespot launch UK LBP competitions

    Both Eurogamer and Gamespot have launched UK-only competitions for LittleBigPlanet. It’s a design-a-level affair, with the winners getting their work in the game and a free PS3, among other stuff. Bargain. There’s a level creation kit for you to download, so don’t panic about being the computer illiterate monkey you clearly are. Follow the links […]

  • Gamespot gives Crysis Warhead 9/10

    Should you need any more indication that Crysis Warhead is worth the money, Gamespot’s posted a review score of 9/10. Snip: Warhead’s single-player campaign should take you no more than six hours or so to complete, but not only does it invite multiple play-throughs, it costs only $30–and doesn’t require you to own the original. […]

  • Kane & Lynch boss: Gamespot review “hit like a hammer”

    Speaking to GamesRadar, Kane & Lynch director Jens Peter Kurup has spoken out about the effect of the now infamous Gamespot review of his game, saying that the team took it hard. “GameSpot reviewed the game,” he said, “and [the team] didn’t like it one bit. “I’m not quite sure why, but I remember that […]

  • GameSpot’s Gerstmann-gate “baddie” moves to Double Fusion

    According to this GameDaily piece, Josh Larson – the exec often as being involved with the “removal” of Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot last year – has left CNET and is now part of in-game ad firm Double Fusion. More detail through there, should you care.

  • First Sonic Unleashed impressions published

    Gamespot’s posted what we’re pretty sure is the first impressions piece of Sega’s Sonic Unleashed. From the piece: Based on what we saw we’re cautiously optimistic about Sonic Unleashed. Our hunger for a really good update of Sonic remains unsated, and it sounds as though the team understands that 2006′s franchise reboot didn’t do anyone […]

  • CBS buys Gamespot and GameFAQS

    CBS has announced intentions to buy all outstanding CNET stock at a value of $1.8 billion. “The core businesses of CNET Networks and CBS Interactive represent near perfect category symmetry in premium online content,” said Quincy Smith, president, CBS Interactive. “Together we will have a terrific opportunity to not only grow our established businesses, but […]

  • Gamespot gives GTA IV the fifth 10 in its history

    Gamespot’s given GTA IV a 10, only the fifth in its history. According to this Digg story, the others were Chrono Cross, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Soul Calibur and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. They should have given it a six. That would have been hilarious.

  • Majesco gets angry over Cooking Mama 2 review

    The internet, eh? No one’s safe. Alex Navarro, ex-Gamespot writer, was the recipient of a rather snippy email from Majesco after he gave Cooking Mama 2 6/10, which has magically found its way online. Read it on DSFanboy. “With the first Cooking Mama reaching 1 million units in Europe and near of 1 million stateside, […]

  • Gamespot offers Conan PvP beta keys

    Gamespot’s offering and exclusive chance to get on the Age of Conan PvP beta weekend, running April 18-20. Find the details here. The site’s giving away 15,000 slots on the test, and you’ll need to be a registered Gamespot user to get involved. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures releases globally on May 20.

  • Gerstmann: Gamespot fired me

    Just in case there was any doubt left in anyone’s mind that Gamespot ed ex-chief Jeff Gerstmann came to any mutual understanding about his position at Gamespot last year, consider it put to rest. In the words of the man himself, he was sacked. “I was fired, and kind of went home, decided to sit […]

  • Gerstmann sacker sacked from Gamespot

    Kotaku’s reporting that Josh Larson, CNET’s VP of games, will be leaving after some “restructuring”. While never officially implicated for the firing of Gamespot’s Jeff Gerstmann last year in the now infamous – and nuclear – Gerstmanngate Kane & Lynch review scandal, insiders have made it clear that Larson was responsible for blurring the line […]

  • Gamespot goes on recruitment drive

    Want to work for Gamespot? Have a definite love for Eidos games? Then take a look at this. Following a string of departures since last November, Gamespot is now on a major recruitment drive to plug the gaps. Do bear in mind that Gamespot editors face “a hefty and steady stream of review work each […]

  • Gamespot edits Lost Odyssey review but leaves score alone

    As you can see here, Gamespot decided not to change the score on its Lost Odyssey review, as reported here. Instead, the reviewer took a look at the load times on the retail version, agreed they were shorter than had been pointed out in the original review, made an edit and turned the light out. […]

  • Gerstmann and Davis launch new podcast

    Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis, the two high profile departures from Gamespot after last year’s Lynchgate review horror, have launched a new podcast called Arrow Pointing Down. We’re going to listen to it later. Apparently the audio quality’s terrible, but the kids don’t care. Have a listen.

  • GDC: Mario Kart Wii playtests hit web

    Both Gamespot and IGN have posted extensive playtests of Mario Kart Wii today, so if you’re up for ploughing through about 20,000 words on a Nintendo racer, you’re in luck. Gamespot got very excited about the whole thing, saying it was “pleased” with the game. There’s no solid release date from either site other than […]

  • Gamespot could change Lost Odyssey score

    According to this, Gamespot may change the score on its Lost Odyssey review because load times in the retail version may differ from those in the review code the site was given by Microsoft. “We will be purchasing retail copies of Lost Odyssey this morning at our local EBGames,” said the game’s reviewer on the […]

  • GameStop to carry AIAS award badges

    There’s no stopping “the Academy”. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, organiser of the self-styled videogames Oscars, has confirmed that US retailer GameStop is going to badge games with the awards they won this week at DICE in Las Vegas at the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. This means CoD4 will now carry a […]

  • Iwata: 10 million VC downloads doesn’t mean end of discs

    Speaking in a Gamespot interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that 10 million games have been downloaded from Wii’s Virtual Console system, but that he doesn’t believe downloaded content will replace retail discs in the current console cycle. “The current state of affairs is that the Virtual Console saw over 10 million downloads by […]