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Layoffs at GameSpot

Layoffs at GameSpot

Wed 30 Jul 2014 8:29pm GMT / 4:29pm EDT / 1:29pm PDT
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CBS Interactive gaming site makes staff cuts, says "a few positions were impacted"

Consumer gaming site GameSpot has undergone a significant round of layoffs, GamesIndustry.biz has learned.

Now-former GameSpot reviewer Carolyn Petit confirmed the news in a series of posts on Twitter, saying, "Today was my last day at GameSpot. It was a dream to work there, and I'm very proud of the work I did. I walk out alongside some colleagues I am honored and privileged to have worked with. And I will miss working with everyone at GS so much."

GameSpot is the flagship gaming brand at CBS Interactive, which also owns Giant Bomb, GameFAQs, and onGamers. CBSi touts GameSpot as streaming 50 million hours of live gaming content every month, with 25 million monthly visitors across its gaming platforms.

The full extent of the cuts is not clear yet, but they extended beyond the editorial team.

[UPDATE]: A GameSpot representative acknowledged the cuts, saying, "GameSpot did some shifting of internal resources as part of our long-term content and user engagement strategy. A few positions were impacted."

4 Comments

Christopher Bowen Editor in Chief, Gaming Bus

459 738 1.6
I... I really have no unbiased take on this.

Fuck CBS Interactive.

Posted:3 months ago

#1

Todd Weidner Founder, Big Daddy Game Studio

419 997 2.4
"GameSpot did some shifting of internal resources as part of our long-term content and user engagement strategy. A few positions were impacted."
Good God the HR PR spin is sickening.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Todd Weidner on 31st July 2014 3:48am

Posted:3 months ago

#2

Ross Sharp VFX Artist

5 2 0.4
Carolyn Petit's probably one of my favourite game review writers. I hope we see here reappear on another gaming site soon. Best of luck to the rest of the GS folks affected.

Posted:3 months ago

#3

Eric Leisy VR Production Designer, Nike

117 127 1.1
Wow, this is a bummer to hear, I was always a big fan of Carolyns reviews and editorials. This is a real shame for gamespot.

Posted:3 months ago

#4

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