GameSpot reviewer leaves for IGN

GameSpot during advertisement controversyThe exodus from GameSpot continues. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the gaming enthusiast crowd is not the only group that thinks Jeff Gerstmann was fired because of pressure from major advertiser Eidos. One by one employees are leaving the company in the months following the Gerstmangate controversy.

This time it’s veteran reviewer Jason Ocampo who has jumped ship. Unfortunately, Ocampo isn’t saying what we all want him to say. He’s remaining tight-lipped about why he left Gamespot. We do have one interesting nugget of information about his departure, however.

Unlike the other departures who vanished without a trace, we know precisely where Ocampo is headed. The latest episode in the IGN podcast, Game Scoop!, reveals that Ocampo will be heading up IGN’s PC division as their new PC Editor-in-Chief.

Let this be a lesson to all you employers out there. If you’re going to fire an employee for controversial reasons, make sure you do a decent job of covering it up. Otherwise your website could end up falling from grace with no one to take your lofty place except for a certain plucky, orange-tinted independant site.


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