- Feb 15, 2011
Yeah, I felt like I might want to amend my post and say that that is in fact a possibility. However, if that were the case, I don't think they would have been kept this long.LifeCharacter said:The thing is, GamerGate might not have anything to do with the lack of funding and the need to lay off people, but then we see the people who vocally opposed GamerGate coincidentally being the ones to be let go by their pro-GamerGate boss. Considering that, you'll hopefully forgive some of us for being a bit skeptical that GamerGate had nothing to do with this.Solaire of Astora said:It's been well-established that the only reason for the loss of staff was a lack of ability to compensate them for their work.
Believe me, I don't want to come off as a hugely ardent GG-defender, but this event had nothing to do with it.
Has anyone heard or seen anything on displaced staff finding potential job opportunities?
We may never actually know, considering the fact that I doubt we'll get any greater looks into the inner workings of Defy Media any time soon.
Based on a lot of behavior (Twitter activity) by those let go, they don't seem to be particularly perturbed at their former employer. I'd go with either of these situations being possible, but place my bets on my previously stated idea of The Escapist not being able to financially support them, much like the Extra Credits debacle, among other similar problems.