Overly hyped murder simulator GTA V has finally released, and Gamespot gave it an extremely high score of 9.0 when the review embargo lifted on September 16th.
However, as soon as readers found out she mentioned her personal opinions of the game on her review of the game, they instantly got angry and demanded her firing.
“Politically muddled and profoundly misogynistic” “Perhaps you dive right into the game’s story problems, or its serious issues with women.”
– Carolyn Petit
Sure, it’s her job to review games and tell us her opinions about them, but mentioning that it has issues with women?!
Obviously that is reason to fire her, is it not? Apparently the rabid crowds feel that way, with a petition already created.
Update: It was taken down.
So should she be fired?
Of course not.
She reviewed the game, if she felt the game had content she didn’t like, she should mention it on her review. That’s kinda part of her job.
This isn’t the first time it has happened on Gamespot; Jeff Gerstmann received death threats after giving Zelda: Twilight Princess an 8.8.
Children who are offended by personal opinions shouldn’t be buying a game like GTA V anyway. Then again, that isn’t going to stop them.
But of course, not all Gamespot readers are evil children; there are still good people among the GS community:
Certainly we should all feel the same way.