A few months ago we posted about a gamespot review writer who was rumoured to have quit after being pressured to retract a negative review.
Looks like the true story confirms those initial reports and a few articles now expose the ugly truth behind the whole corrupt enterprise..
Here's a little snippet:
As a marketer, if you recognized you needed more traffic to your product, you could buy it. You could even buy a top placement for your title on the GameSpot homepage, pretty much assuring clicks to coverage on your title, regardless of whether there was organic interest or not. And we're not talking about just banner advertisements here -- we're talking about buying one of the top stories on the front of the site.