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Gerstmann still likes videogame journalism: Speaks with Joystiq


9:11 AM on 12.03.2007
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Joystiq has finally coaxed some words out of Jeff Gerstmann, the now notorious Gamespot editor who found himself fired after angering Eidos with the "tone" used to review Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. While he is still unable to directly talk about his firing thanks to legal issues, the reviewer-turned-martyr still had a few things to say about his review, about his future and about games journalism as a whole.

"I stand behind my work, regardless of where I do it. If there was content that I felt I couldn't support, it wouldn't see the light of day," Gerstmann proclaimed, before talking about the editing process. "If factual errors are made, I have no problem owning up to that error, correcting it, noting that a correction has been made, and feeling like an idiot for making the mistake in the first place."

Jeff touched on his future options, saying that he wasn't sure what he'd be doing next. While he's interested in games development, he feels that he still has "more to say and do" on the editorial side of the industry. 

Finally, Gerstmann said that he doesn't feel games journalism is morally bankrupt, despite what the rumors are leading people to believe. All I know is that wherever Gertsmann goes next, his employers will be very, very lucky. Controversial or not, that man has become hot property right now.






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