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GameSpot editorial director Jeff Gerstmann, if rumors are to be believed, may have been fired for expressing his opinion about a game heavily advertised on the CNET site. Although he's unable to comment his termination, this didn't prohibit Gerstmann from relaying his future plans to Joystiq. The top question for fans of his videogame reviews: Does Gerstmann plan to stay in the business? Here's what he said.

I'm not really sure what I want to do next. This whole situation has left me with a lot to think about. While this sort of clean break would be an acceptable time to think about trying game development, I feel like I still have more to say and do on the editorial side of the fence, too...Despite the number of people who are taking these rumors ... to mean that game writing is ethically bankrupt, I don't feel that's the case. Either way, I'm currently keeping my options open and have been in contact with interesting people on both sides."