So, I’m late to this one, but I just found a new piece of info, so here goes: A guy named Gertsmann at Gamespot was recently fired, essentially because he gave Kane and Lynch a bad review (for which he should have gotten a raise). Eidos ads are basically smeared over every inch of Gamespot, so I guess we know why they came down so hard on him. Here is an anonymous post in some forum, provided by Kotaku, where an alleged Gamespot emplyee spills the beans on what happened. Gabe and Tycho know the guy, and vouch for that side of the story, so I think we can say this is a true story.
This is pretty sad, apparently he had been working there for 10 years and was one of the senior writers. What the fuck. Good luck to Gertsmann on finding a new job, and fuck the Gamespot management. Lets hope the rest of the editorial staff can remain employed, and that they don’t have 9 and 10 reviews shoved down their throats.