GiantBomb Acquired by GameSpot Owner CBS Interactive

Jeff Gerstmann and friends formed GiantBomb after working at GameSpot, who fired him in 2007 for writing a Kane & Lynch: Dead Men review that Eidos disagreed with. Management at the company acquiesced to pressure from the publisher (because they were giving the popular site lots of advertising business) and let Gerstmann go.

But according to an AllThingsDigital report (and an official announcement made on the GiantBomb Live feed over at Justin.tv), GameSpot parent company CBS Interactive now owns GiantBomb. This puts Gerstmann under the same corporate system that allowed him to get the axe in the first place. Naturally Gerstmann and friends are in a stronger position than he was when he was a editor over at GameSpot.

Shelby Bonnie, the owner of publishing start-up Whiskey Media, has sold the company to BermanBraun. As part of the deal, BermanBraun will get video entertainment site Screened, tech site Tested, and anime and comics site Anime Vice. It will also get Whiskey’s content publishing platform.

The two other prominent sites owned by Whiskey, Giant Bomb and comic book database site Comic Vine — will be sold to CBS Interactive.

You can read the entire report here.

Source: AllThingsD. Thanks to Kyle Orland.

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