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Crispy Gamer editorial staff fired, CEO quits in disgust

6:20 AM on 01.22.2010 // Jim Sterling
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In news that has caused a flurry of shaking heads and angry Tweets from members of the gaming media, it has been revealed that Crispy Gamer's entire editorial staff has been laid off, a month after the company acquired the GamerDNA social network.

It seems the decision was made partly thanks to the GamerDNA acquisition, as the evil magistrates in charge wish to build a social network for gamers and have no interest in providing editorial content. Wonderful news for them, but not so good news for a staff that included Kyle Orland, Scott Jones, James Fudge and many others.

In protest, Crispy Gamer's CEO Chris Heldman has resigned. The fired staff are being paid for the month but their termination is immediate. GamerDNA's CEO apparently didn't even know about the layoffs until the story went public.

Crispy Gamer's staff were hard workers and responsible for some very interesting analysis. It's a shame to see a talented group of writers fired through no fault of their own, just because the corporation in charge got bored of something they bought. Just makes me very grateful to work for an independently run company. We might have to tighten our purse strings now and then, but at least we won't wake up to find we've all be fired because some suit doesn't like us anymore.

Crispy Gamer editorial staff laid off, CEO resigns in protest [Joystiq]



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