Alex/Vinny/Brad are all out at Giant Bomb :(
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:29 (one year ago) link
had fallen off listening in the last few years but still sad to see; must have spent thousands of hours listening to them. hope vinny is still on camera/audio wherever he goes, not sure anyone else has ever radiated such an earnest, kind, comforting presence on the internet.
― devvvine, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:13 (one year ago) link
Fuck's sake. I signed up shortly before Abby left and since then it seems everyone I signed up for has been leaving.
Is there some corporate fuckery behind this, or is it just happening naturally? Polygon seems to have a similar problem of losing its coolest contributors on the reg.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 08:58 (one year ago) link
They were already bleeding subscribers, and this probably won't help on that front. They haven't replaced anyone who has left with a new employee in quite some time.
Also, the new corp apparently didn't even know they existed when the CNET purchase went through.
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:00 (one year ago) link
i'm guessing they had incentives that vested 6mo after the buyout which would be exactly right now. gerstmann might have longer since he's the head but i wouldn't be surprised to see him step down too after figuring out what to do with the site
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:08 (one year ago) link
Vinny said that it wasn't a six-month thing.
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:13 (one year ago) link
Jeff's wife is pregnant so I think staying on healthcare is a major reason he's staying, plus protecting the jobs of those who are still there.
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:17 (one year ago) link
ahh ok. still looks like a 'clash with new ownership' thing though when they all leave at once but i could also imagine it being a fatigue thing with those particular 3, they've been doing this for a long time
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:18 (one year ago) link
xp w/Polygon, I notice a bunch of them get promoted up to the bigger in-network sites like Verge
― Nhex, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:35 (one year ago) link
I listen to Kotaku Splitscreen and Triple Click, they're not bad though I wouldn't necessarily go to the mat for them.
― Tahini Coates (Leee), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:09 (one year ago) link
That was the case with Allegra, but I don't know anyone else? Karen Han left for Slate, Ashley Oh was just let go, Brian David Gilbert left to focus on personal projects. Polygon-adjacent Merrit K has vagueposted a bit on twitter abt the working environment not being great. Still gonna keep checking in as long as Pat and Simone are there.
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 6 May 2021 10:50 (one year ago) link
You're probably right. I didn't realize how many had left (damn, even BDG!? I'm not even 100% a fan but still shocked)
― Nhex, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:59 (one year ago) link
Triple Click has been pretty good, not least because Jason Schreier (likely the only investigative journalist in gaming) is a regular.
― Songs About Lurking (Sanpaku), Thursday, 6 May 2021 20:11 (one year ago) link
Hello universe! Welcome to Nextlander, a new podcast and streaming project from @vinnycaravella, @bradshoemaker, and @alex_navarro. If you want to learn all about what we're doing and how you can support us, check out our Patreon! https://t.co/sMp2KJA3Tt— nextlander (@nextlander) June 7, 2021
― ciderpress, Monday, 7 June 2021 17:04 (one year ago) link
Most recent Splitscreen gets pretty intense and emotionally raw.
― Action Bell (Leee), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 17:23 (eleven months ago) link