On Gamespot, I have a pretty good following that I cultivated through the years even when it was still called videogames.com. I even have a nice little badge that labels me in the top 100 community reviewers saying I have “power and influence”. This was as far back when Daily Radar was the big game site at the time.
Coincidentally, Sean (the other LTG editor) and I were talking about game reviews and debated about gamer perspectives and things like that. We agreed on a lot of points despite our very different backgrounds in gaming. Unfortunately, Gamespot didn’t feel the same way about me.
Just minutes ago, I wanted to write a quick comment about some other game on one monitor while reading some company press releases on another.
Then I saw this:
So then I check the private messages:
*Click* So I read it:
The Site Admin did this? Wow. Big guns. So at that point, I was thinking. “Hmm…they probably don’t like the idea of me writing blogs about LTG and bringing Gamespot readers there”
Then I clicked on “moderation history” to hopefully get more details.
Then I remembered where I left that comment:
So I guess they just didn’t like my comment. So, what do they do? They ban your ass!
I guess I do have power and influence. I’m even still debating at this point if this should be a featured post.