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Buzz Out Loud will be out late today

by acedtect / December 3, 2007 1:24 AM PST

We have a mandatory meeting today at our usual recording time, so we have to record at 12.

We will be discussing the Gamespot story this time when we record.


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(NT) Cheers for the heads up, look foward to it as always...
by Akyan / December 3, 2007 1:27 AM PST
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by SPIRIdk / December 3, 2007 3:54 AM PST

It will be nice to see if we finally get something official from CNET Networks on the whole GameSpot controversy.

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Official? Certainly.
by scott_wilder / December 3, 2007 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: Nice

Satisfactory? Doubtful.

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Sadly, you might be right
by SPIRIdk / December 3, 2007 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: Official? Certainly.

But I still look forward to hear some real official stuff instead of all the rumors.

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Good to know
by scott_wilder / December 3, 2007 3:57 AM PST

I'm not a gamer. So I'm not overly invested in this particular story. But i do think that this story is a good jumping off point to investigate how closely reviews are tied to advertising dollars in the gaming industry and in the tech industry in general.

Unfortunately, since it was Gamespot's firing that brought this into focus; it's justifiable to ask the question how far throughout CNet's properties does this problem go?

I don't for one minute think that anyone is told outright to give good ratings because "company X" advertises with us. But it's not hard for me to imagine the occasional suggestion to the reviewers that advertising dollars is what keeps your paycheck coming.

Just remember that it's easier to believe a 9 or 10 star rating when you hand out a 0 or 1 star rating every now and then. IMHO nobody gives out low ratings anymore.

Either way, I continue to listen to BOL.

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Today's episode is up...
by raygun01 / December 3, 2007 5:44 AM PST
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(NT) Listening Now, good stuff.
by Akyan / December 3, 2007 6:00 AM PST
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by Nicholas Buenk / December 3, 2007 7:20 AM PST

Love the deutsche grammophon story as a classical listener. Grin

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