A layoff is a layoff is a layoff, to misquote Gertrude Stein. Surely, they all suck. But they also happen. Some would say they have to happen, capitalism being what it is and such and such.
So, all of you big, powerful gaming industry executives who employ people to read Kotaku for them, when you are laying off other people in the gaming industry, don't do it the OnLive way: