Tag Archives: gamespot

GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

CBS-owned online gaming publication GameSpot has suffered an unspecified number of layoffs, former employees and the company itself have confirmed. Ex-GameSpot reviewer Carolyn Petit posted a series of posts on her Twitter account detailing her recent exit from the site. "Today was my last day at GameSpot. It was a …

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Lucy James joins GameSpot

GameSpot has announced that Lucy James has joined the site as a video producer. James has worked in the games media for two and a half years and in that time has worked for Ginx TV – hosting flagship show The Blurb – as well as Sky and The Guardian. …

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REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

2013 was a bumper year for the UK games media, but who came out on top? MCV has obtained the latest ComScore stats for the last 12 months, which shows that – perhaps unsurprisingly – IGN was the top UK video games website by a huge margin. It’s also a …

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UPDATE: Xbox One Titanfall bundle sells out at GameStop, 365games matches discount

UPDATE: Online retailer 365games.co.uk is also offering the console bundle for 369.95. Whilst listed as currently unavailable, a banner displayed on the store reveals it will match the discounted price tag for the Xbox One Titanfall bundle. ORIGINAL STORY: GameStop has sold out of its heavily discounted Xbox One Titanfall …

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GameSpot UK boss Geoff Inns joins IGN parent

Geoff Inns has left GameSpot parent CBS Interactive for IGN owners Ziff Davis. Inns joins the firm today as VP and MD for Ziff Davis International. He was previously VP and UK MD of CBS Interactive, the parent company of IGN rival GameSpot. He has also held roles at other …

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Gamers petition for sacking of GameSpot writer who criticised GTAV for misogyny

This is why the world thinks video games are all made for silly little boys. A petition has been started – and thankfully subsequently pulled – on Change.org calling for the sacking of a GameSpot writer who in her 9/10 Grand Theft Auto V review highlighted the game’s questionable attitude …

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Sony’s Jim Ryan and Fergal Gara talk PS4 in the latest MCV

The MCV team have returned from E3 to reveal the true winner of the show and dictaphone filled with interviews. For our first issue back, we have put together a full and detailed interview with Sony Computer Entertainment’s Jim Ryan and Fergal Gara about PS4, Vita and continued support for …

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Games media’s ‘Big Four’ gorge on sensational E3

The real winner of E3 wasn’t one of the squabbling console manufacturers – but the hundreds of journalists writing about them. UK games media sites saw massive audience spikes during last week’s expo. IGN UK, Eurogamer, CVG and GameSpot UK all told MCV that the two new consoles drove excitement …

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GameSpot’s next-gen Twitter battle is grim reading for Microsoft

99 per cent of statistics are meaningless, obviously, but the results of an interesting consumer poll paint a grim picture for Microsoft’s new console. GameSpot has been conducting what it has called the ‘Battle of the Next Gen’ in which participants were invited to tweet wither #GAMESPOTPS4 or #GAMESPOTXBOX to …

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INTERVIEW: GameSpot’s ambitions for eSports and video shows

CBS Interactive’s SVP David Rice tells MCV why the site is focusing more on original video content and professional gaming. How has the games media market changed in 2012, and how has GameSpot adapted? On the news and information side of games media, it is a tale of two stories. …

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