Your thoughts on Kotaku and "gaming journalism"

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    Remind me why I should hate Kotaku and everything they stand for
     
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    Because theyre not even journalists, they dont have a priviliged opinion, they see the things from the same perspective as normal people or fanboys. Their opinion is not a reference it could be biased with bags of Doritos and videogame paraphernalia.
     
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    internet journalism is an oxymoron.
     
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    75(±10)% of journalism nowadays shouldn't even qualify as such anymore anyway.
     
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    You know what journalism has always been? An endless stream of copypasta.
     
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    Patricia Hernandez's writing is proof that there is no God
     
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    To some manchildren like Brental Fuck, it's considered an honor to post their shitty comics on Kotaku despite no intelligent person reads the Sunday comics (Brent Black is a retarded, Nintendo fanboy so he fits in with the numb skulls over at Kotaku).
     
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    I have read Kotaku once, and they never seemed worst than other video game places, which is not saying much at all.

    Though, I do remember a story that was basically "I LIVE IN JAPAN LOL," and I didn't understand why anyone would care.
     
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    ^Kotaku
     
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    @HeliosOne Speaking of which, what's your opinion on Spec Ops: The Line?
     
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    An usual day in Kotaku

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    DURR WHY AREN'T THERE MALE PROSTITUTES ON GTA

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    Kotaku: Patricia Hernandez edition
     
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    uh...

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    Fuck you, Cocktaku
     
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    http://25.media.tumblr.com/1488d900a5178fab58a0050ad0c4e0af/tumblr_mh1qpePw1g1re1sgdo1_1280.jpg/img]

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    Patricia Hernandez appreciation image^
     
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    Lol, Patricia Hernandez doesn't even deserve to be alive.
     
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    hi im patricia hernandez and imma gamer gurl who played cod and got troled by cod players

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    Patricia Hernandez hates bald spess mehreens because they resemble her abusive dad/boyfriend/jock

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    Defending DoritoGate. Keep it classy Kot

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    Hypocrisy
     
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    The face of evil

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    Lol, the likeness is astounding.
     
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    The first thing that pissed me off about that site and remains to be the most blatant error in its creation is the lack of any sort of proper navigation or categorical indexes. Then again picking up on that basically told me from the get go to have pretty low expectations of whatever content exists there.

    On second thought, there is another thing that pisses me off, which is not exclusive to kotaku or the ring of content mills they run as I see it on a lot of sites. Fuck pretty much any place which isn't upfront about the services you have to use or requirement to sign up for accounts in order to leave a comment, as opposed to letting you write as much as you want before stonewalling your reply and telling you to log in through X service to not have just wasted your time.
     
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    Occasionally Kotaku would write something that people can actually take seriously. For instance I felt their review on Dead Space 3 was more legit than the other reviews of it out there, which clearly had blatant asskissing and money handling in the back room.

    However just like with the AAA video game industry, official reviews are going down the shitter. I honestly cannot take what they say for granted anymore.
    Too many times I have seen a game before release get phenomenal reviews ( Mass Effect 3 anyone?) people buy it en mass, and then consumers realized that they purchased a game that was either complete shit or sub par.
    Then it's award ceremonies. I cannot believe that they are now giving awards to gaming journalists not because they have an honest in depth analysis into the games they reviewed, but because like the good sheep they are, give games thumbs up on Twitter as a sort of PR relation with the publisher.

    I have more faith in the opinion of your average bloggger and Youtube game reviewer.
    With videogame journalists, all you need to do to guarantee a good score on your game is to play the "Nice guy who's passionate about his game." So anyone who thinks of giving them a bad review will feel like a dick and won't do it, make journalists lick the pussy of game publishers/developers by giving them loads of cash and bonuses for giving them fake reviews, or place one of their reviewers as a self insert in one of their games (Allen Sanders? Really EA?)
     
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    While this is a depressing issue, this is something women need to fix themselves. Not bitch at Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo about.

    If no women were integral to the development of the PS4, why should they slap a random women up there to appease the crowds? That wouldn't seem fair to the people who actually did work on it. The sad fact of the matter is that women played no part in the development of the PS4. The fact is, the generation of women who would've been old enough to be those people on stage are from a generation where one's past time as a child was heavily scrutinized.
    For most families, if a girl took interest in things like software, hardware, mechanics, etc. things considered for men- chances are, her parents probably would've attempted to steer her away form those activities or outright state that's not what girls do in their free time.
    I was lucky that my parents didn't really give all of a shit that I did things that were considered boyish. As long as I was entertained anything was fine by them.
     
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    shut up it's not the woman's fault for not doing anything it's the man's for oppressing her you woman hating dyke misogynist scum