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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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  • 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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