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”

Cringefest Ensues as Rats Leave Sinking Kotaku Ship

Typically when rats begin fleeing their sinking ships often for better opportunities or to save face they do so with a level of grace. Gratitude is given to their outlet for the opportunity, the greatness of their team is expressed, and a brief hint or statement about their future prospects is delivered. Leaving is pretty formulaic at this juncture, so leave it to the hacks at Kotaku to screw that up and make it all about them. Continue reading “Cringefest Ensues as Rats Leave Sinking Kotaku Ship”

Kotaku Does Damage Control for Anthem

Anthem as a series may not be dead, but Anthem as a game definitely is. Unless you ask Kotaku, who has put out a piece in response to YouTube’s pronouncing the game is dead during the long period of silence following the abandonment of the road-map. Plus the departure of numerous top staff and Electronic Arts themselves remaining mum during investor calls about the games performance and even continued viability. Continue reading “Kotaku Does Damage Control for Anthem”

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier Antagonizes G/O Media

One has to appreciate how privileged these Gawker journalists are. Not only do they get paid $50k a year to write essentially low-end garbage articles that insult their core demographic and have gotten their website blacklisted by several publishers, but they feel they are untouchable by their employers. Having experience lenience so long they have become accustomed to it viewing the instructions to act responsible adults and stick to your platforms topic as oppression. Continue reading “Kotaku’s Jason Schreier Antagonizes G/O Media”

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

Kotaku Get Woke Go Broke

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”

Kotaku Allegedly Charged $1500 To Quote Them

Disclaimer: This is an allegation that has not been substantiated nor repudiated. Continue reading “Kotaku Allegedly Charged $1500 To Quote Them”

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”

Kotaku And Other Gizmodo Brands Sold To Great Hill Partners To Become G/O Media

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Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Kotaku et al for an undisclosed amount of money. According to Variety they paid significantly less than what Univision paid for the bundle of brands back in 2016 (for $135 million) after Hulk Hogan sued Gawker and won. Continue reading “Kotaku And Other Gizmodo Brands Sold To Great Hill Partners To Become G/O Media”

CBC And Kotaku’s Kate Gray Derogate #GamerGate, Gamers Regarding Overwatch Fake News

Vivian James GamerGate

When it was discovered that the female e-sports competitor “Ellie” was actually being operated by a male gamer going by the handle of Punisher, the gaming news media ended up with a lot of egg on its face after championing “Ellie” as some female abuse survivor, when it turned out that she was part of a social experiment by Punisher so he could get picked up by an e-sports team. Most of the media outlets shirked back into the corner to avoid further humiliation while other outlets like Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Kotaku decided to dig their heels deeper into the muddy trenches of the culture warzone and pretend as if their fake news didn’t stink. Continue reading “CBC And Kotaku’s Kate Gray Derogate #GamerGate, Gamers Regarding Overwatch Fake News”

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson Defends Publishing Overwatch Fake News Story

Nathan Grayson Overwatch

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson decided to post a series of tweets defending his decision to run with the story about “Ellie”, the supposed female e-sports player for the Overwatch Contenders team, Second Wind. When it was revealed that Ellie was actually a smurf account operated by another male player going by the handle of Punisher, and that the whole drama of posing as a female player was part of a “social experiment”, none of the websites that posted the fake news apologized for misreporting the story based on a lack of information. Nor did the politically-driven sites correct themselves for throwing the gaming community under the bus after accusing gamers of being “harassers” and “doxers”, neither of which was ever proven to have taken place. Continue reading “Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson Defends Publishing Overwatch Fake News Story”

The Mary Sue Thanks Kotaku, ComicBook.com For Coverage Of Overwatch’s ‘Ellie’ Controversy Even Though It Was Proven To Be Fake News

Mary Sue Kotaku

On January 4th, 2019 Kaila Hale-Stern from The Mary Sue published an article complaining about the treatment of women in video games, more specifically e-sports. The entire article is a hilarious diatribe based on two articles that were actually based on information that eventually was revealed to be a hoax. So all of it is infertile rage spawned from fake news. It’s the equivalent of coming across a red-faced rant from a tumultuous termagant on Womad complaining about the hardships Caitlyn Jenner has to suffer through as a woman because people don’t understand how easy it is being a man. Continue reading “The Mary Sue Thanks Kotaku, ComicBook.com For Coverage Of Overwatch’s ‘Ellie’ Controversy Even Though It Was Proven To Be Fake News”

Female eSports Competitor Who Quit Overwatch Was Actually A Male, Making Kotaku’s Gender-Agenda Article Fake News

Overwatch Fake News

An Overwatch player named “Ellie” was signed to a team called Second Wind back in late December of 2018, which is part of the Overwatch Contenders league. The player had no surname and no other details revealed about them other than that “Ellie” was purportedly a female. After signing with the team and not having any details about her revealed, many viewers, streamers, and gamers questioned Ellie’s legitimacy and whether she was actually a he. Ellie abruptly quit the Second Wind team, which blamed harassment and social pressure for Ellie’s quick exit. But it turns out that the real reason Ellie quit was because she was actually a guy who goes by the handle of Punisher, an Overwatch player with moderately high skills, and he had taken everyone on a ruse cruise for the purpose of conducting a “social experiment”. Continue reading “Female eSports Competitor Who Quit Overwatch Was Actually A Male, Making Kotaku’s Gender-Agenda Article Fake News”

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”

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