Tycho over at Penny Arcade has some telling remarks about a classic case of corruption in the PC game world: Gamespot’s 6.0 review of Kane & Lynch, which apparently angered Eidos enough to get the veteran reviewer – who seems to have been pretty generous with his 6.0 – fired.
As I feel comfortable with trusting Tycho with my life, I think I’ll find another games review site to peruse. Gamespot has gotten increasingly bloated visually in the last few years, anyway, and the reviews seem to get posted slower and slower as time goes on. A game review really needs to appear before a game is released, preferably a few days beforehand, not weeks after. Changes in the industry, perhaps.