CNET has issued an official reponse concerning the departure of GameSpot editor Jeff Gerstmann.
In a statement, the company said:
"GameSpot takes its editorial integrity extremely seriously. For over a decade, GameSpot and the many members of its editorial team have produced thousands of unbiased reviews that have been a valuable resource for the gaming community. At CNET Networks, we stand behind the editorial content that our teams produce on a daily basis."
Rumours continue to swell around Gerstmann's departure, suggesting that the long-time editor was let go after an incident involving his unfavourable review of Kane & Lynch.
CNET would not elaborate on the circumstances, stating only that it was their policy not to comment on the status of its current or former employees.