Big wheel keep on turning. Gerstmann-gate
keep on burning.
- If you missed it over the weekend, see our Saturday and Sunday updates, as well as coverage of surrounding rumors and Gerstmann's exclusive comments to Joystiq.
- Many members of the gaming community are participating in a loosely organized "Blackout Monday" boycott of Gamespot today.
- An unrelated, real-world protest is being planned for Dec. 8 - 10 in front of the CNET offices.
- GamePolitics: "If the highly detailed rumors surrounding Jeff Gerstmann's firing are true, then the people who run GameSpot have, by their own hand, utterly trashed a great media brand."
- The story hasn't made a big splash in mainstream print or broadcast outlets yet, but it is beginning to get a little play on mainstream web sites. See USA Today, BBC Tech (link at bottom right) the San Jose Mercury News, The Guardian, the Dallas Morning News and Norway's third-largest newspaper, Dagbladet (sketchy machine translation).
- GameFAQs briefly changed their front page poll over the weekend to ask users what would happen next in the controversy. Over 25% of respondents predicted that "Gamespot begins its slow decent [sic]."
- Virtual Fools has compiled an impressive list of links to comments from current and former Gamespot staffers.
[Thanks to all the tipsters who sent in links.]