Jason Schreier Is Leaving Kotaku Because They Won’t Let Them Be Political Anymore

Long time Kotaku writer and member of the infamous Game Journo Pro cabal Jason Schreier has announced http://archive.is/G0A2D he will be departing from Kotaku as of this Friday. Continue reading “Jason Schreier Is Leaving Kotaku Because They Won’t Let Them Be Political Anymore”

Deadspin Owner G/O Media Terminates Negotiations With WGAE Union

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Decades ago the American corporate landscape was vastly different than it is today. At the turn of the 1900s anti-competition laws strangled the competition of growing monopolistic industries that treated their employees abysmally. Collective bargaining was the common man’s only recourse to anything approaching fair pay, treatment, or even basic safety features. Back then there was a point to it and today in some instances it can be argue there is a necessity as well. Continue reading “Deadspin Owner G/O Media Terminates Negotiations With WGAE Union”

Kotaku Reels As G/O Media Forces Politics Out Of Deadspin And Staff Resigns

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G/O Media recently instituted a “no politics” policy at Deadspin, which resulted in some of the staff rebelling against their new owners and going ahead and writing about politics at the sports website anyway. This resulted in Deadspin debuty editor Barry Petchesky being fired. Continue reading “Kotaku Reels As G/O Media Forces Politics Out Of Deadspin And Staff Resigns”

G/O Media New Owners Of Kotaku, Gizmodo, The Onion Lays Off 25 Staff

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It has begun. The new owners of the former Gawker verticals have started laying off staff shortly after acquiring the outlets from Univision for less than $50 million, as reported by the New York Post. G/O Media have already laid off 25 employees, including executive editors. Continue reading “G/O Media New Owners Of Kotaku, Gizmodo, The Onion Lays Off 25 Staff”

Univision Looking To Sell Kotaku, Jezebel, AV Club, And Other Gizmodo Properties

Univision Sale

Rumors have been swirling that Univision has been looking to sell off its assets. More specifically, the company is supposedly looking to sell off the recently acquired Gawker properties after the main branch was renamed to Gizmodo. Continue reading “Univision Looking To Sell Kotaku, Jezebel, AV Club, And Other Gizmodo Properties”

Compete, Kotaku’s E-Sports Division Shutting Down In July

Compete Shutting Down

While a lot of the media have been heavily pushing e-sports as the next big thing (even though it’s really not), a bunch of websites thought that they could make bank on the audiences who stream and watch e-sports competitions all the time. Kotaku and Deadspin decided to embark on a joint venture and jump into the fray with Compete, a vertical based on e-sports news and editorials. Well, after a year of being in service, the Compete brand is now shutting down. Continue reading “Compete, Kotaku’s E-Sports Division Shutting Down In July”

TechRaptor Fulminated By SJW Journalists After Valve Featured Site In Curator Update

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Valve made a post about updating the curator system this fall. The update was posted on October 26th, 2017, discussing why Valve thinks the curator system is important and how it helps with game discovery and giving developers a more pronounced platform on Steam. Well, SJWs became incensed because the post originally had an image of the Techraptor curation page in the background, and so they went and fulminated TechRaptor online for being pro-#GamerGate. Continue reading “TechRaptor Fulminated By SJW Journalists After Valve Featured Site In Curator Update”

Kotaku Apologizes To SJWs Who Harassed Their Writer

Kotaku Apologizes to SJWs

Social Justice Warriors unequivocally excoriated Kotaku, their writer Laura Kate Dale, and John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, recently. Why? Laura Kate Dale interviewed TotalBiscuit about how he deals with harassment and the tools people can use to help moderate some of the noise. Social Justice Warriors were beyond incensed, and attacked Dale and TotalBiscuit. In the ensuing aftermath, Kotaku UK’s managing editor, Rich Stanton, apologized to Social Justice Warriors following their attack on his writer, Laura Kate Dale. Continue reading “Kotaku Apologizes To SJWs Who Harassed Their Writer”

Kotaku Gets Flak For Trying To Create Persona 5 Localization Drama

Persona 5 Localization

One of the few Japanese games localized for Western audiences that seems to have been localized correctly is Persona 5 from Atlus. The game has been receiving a lot of positive criticism from most real gamers and a lot of great feedback for bringing the experience to the West without perverting it with ideological nonsense or American localizers attempting to subvert the game with their own personal politics. Well, Kotaku wasn’t too happy about that, and they tried to stir up some hate-bait and controversy by creating needless drama over the game’s localization. Continue reading “Kotaku Gets Flak For Trying To Create Persona 5 Localization Drama”

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier Attacks Polygon Over Horizon: Zero Dawn Drama

Kotaku vs Polygon

Polygon’s Ben Kuchera decided to do an article about how developers mocked an article on Kotaku from writer Jason Schreier. The Polygon article focuses on how the development community took shots at Kotaku. Kuchera tries to mitigate the damage by coming to Kotaku’s defense in a backhanded way by pointing out how people are making fun of the article in the development community. Jason Schreier was none too pleased at this outcome, becoming emotionally distressed in the process. The swell of frustration from a cracked ego poured forth in the form of a screed on a NeoGaf thread. Continue reading “Kotaku’s Jason Schreier Attacks Polygon Over Horizon: Zero Dawn Drama”

Kotaku UK’s Rich Stanton Outed With Financial Conflict Of Interest

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Richard Stanton, one of the writers at Kotaku U.K., has been regularly writing about a game called Richard Dawkins: Evolution. The game is being developed by Gordon Douglass Ross and is being Kickstarted at the moment. It was discovered that Stanton has financially supported the Kickstarter but hasn’t been disclosing that little detail in the articles. Continue reading “Kotaku UK’s Rich Stanton Outed With Financial Conflict Of Interest”

Kotaku’s Chris Priestman Caught In Financial Conflict Of Interest

Kotaku Chris Priestman

A recent article titled “The Game Developers Who Are Also Witches” was published on Kotaku March 9th, 2017 by Chris Priestman. The article features a series of short snippets discussing witchcraft and the developers who identify as witches. The article, however, fails to disclose the fact that there are financial ties between Chris Priestman and his friend Aevee Bee. Continue reading “Kotaku’s Chris Priestman Caught In Financial Conflict Of Interest”

#GamerGate: Deep Freeze Adds Kotaku, Polygon, Mary Sue Conflicts Of Interest

Deep Freeze

While the media continues to trip over themselves with misinformation about #GamerGate and its role in the gaming industry, the actual work by diggers and ethics enthusiasts continue to move forward by exposing media outlets who are not properly practicing ethics in media journalism. Continue reading “#GamerGate: Deep Freeze Adds Kotaku, Polygon, Mary Sue Conflicts Of Interest”