Davis: “Gerstmann firing destroyed me”

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 21:49 GMT

Gamespot staffer Ryan Davis has said that Jeff Gerstmann’s sacking from the site last November signalled the end of his time at the site, at which he’d worked since 2000.

“Jeff’s firing just destroyed me, and I think it shed a light on the other stuff that I had been kind of rolling along with,” he said.

Davis quit yesterday.

In a Joystiq interview, Davis said he wanted the people left at the site to be seen by readers as the real deal.

“I want people to have some faith in the editors that are still there,” he said. “These are honest people doing honest work that honestly isn’t being mangled by marketers and salespeople. I just don’t think I have it in me to try and repair the damage that’s been done in the process.”

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