Oct 17, 2006

Boycotting Kotaku.com

I've decide in light of the article that probably brought you here that I will boycotting the site, Kotaku.com. They constantly write stories that mock people and insult them when there is no need to do so.

I have been the butt of their jokes several times, and so I refuse to read or link their site anymore.

The traffic was the only thing I liked about their site to begin with, but it isn't worth the crap I have to put up with from there to gain a couple thousand hits.

UPDATE: It wasn't just one article that made me decide to stop reading Kotaku, it was all of them that they ever linked to me about. You try liking a site that chooses to write articles that leave you open to 50+ mean comments when there's no point in writing about it, except to be mean. If Florian really wanted to apologise to me, he would have done it when I politely emailed him asking why he chose to write his article on me? No instead he writes a huge apology post and invites more nasty commentors to attack me. Real or not, this was not the way to make things better between us. People do make mistakes, Kotaku.com just chooses to be the lesser people and write about mine.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN ME IN THE BOYCOTT, ADD A COMMENT BELOW.

149 comments:

Anonymous said...

If only Crecente would dump Florian.

Anonymous said...

They mock everyone. If you take offense at the internet, you may wanna get off it.

Anonymous said...

Point me to a gaming blog with better content first.

Net Phantom said...

destructoid for one.... and mine for another :)

Faith, what story are you referring to? I know they've given you a hard time in the past but what happened to push you over the edge?

Kyrth said...

I have never read kotaku to begin with, but it seems that negative cynicism is prevelant among most news(gossip)-based video game blogs. I'm curious to what happened though.

Anonymous said...

kotaku is much better than joystiq.

Florian Eckhardt said...

I'm Spartacus!

Anonymous said...

No...I Am Spartacus.

Torn said...

No, I'm Spartacus.

Anonymous said...

I could have sworn I was sparticus.

Can I be chuck norris then?

Anonymous said...

woot! petty squabbles for the win!

Mike said...

I am Sparticus!

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Anonymous said...

If you can't take criticism or stabs at you, then get the fuck off the internet. Would you prefer nobody ever spoke of you and the subsequent fade into obscurity?

With a name like Faith Naked, somehow I don't think you're looking for obscurity.

Hooty McBoob said...

PINK AND PURPLE AND GREEN AND BLUE, I'M A SOGGY LEMON, AND SO ARE YOU!

Anonymous said...

My kingdom for Kotaku

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this blog before Florian Eckhardt gently asked all of Kotaku's readers to sign your petition... So here I am, in hope of of supporting your lone and brave voice crying out in the wilderness!

By the way, don't know who's Spartacus, but it's ME!

Anonymous said...

Florian is the new Spartacus!

Anonymous said...

No I'm...ooooohhhh shiney...wait, what was I doing again.

Anonymous said...

I'm spartacus!

Anonymous said...

http://www.realisticdrawing.com/loyalist/art_supplies/kleenex.jpg

JohnHummel said...

I'm rather torn. On the one hand, you do have a point - Kotaku's main editors have a level of nastiness to them. I usually take it in a self-referral style (aka - they make fun of gamers because they are gamers), but sometimes I with there was a bit less asshattedness going on.

But they do provide some useful news. So instead of an outright boycott, I will support a strong effort to tell the editors of Kotaku "Enough. Play nice. If you want to make insults about gamers in general or yourselves, fine - but otherwise, be nice." If they can't do that, then I'll delete it from my bookmarks.

Let's give the folks a chance at reform before we just throw them out with the bathwater.

Spartacus said...

Imposters! Charlatans!
I'm Spartacus.

Anonymous said...

Good god.....

Anonymous said...

No, it is I who is Spartacus

Anonymous said...

"If only Crecente would dump Florian."

You're joking I hope. Crecente may be the boss-man. But he writes like Data from Star Trek speaks. He doesn't have an emotion chip yet.

BlindsideDork said...

Really screw Kotaku...I had a profile and they deactivated my ability to comment for some random reason that I don't of. All I can think of is that I yelled at them thru an email about how they were just posting days old posts from Joystiq and also how they were gullbile little bastards(I didn't call them that) for believeing that EB Games were selling the Wii games for $60 cause the site even said Mario was coming out on release day.

They are lame, often behind in articles and got that stick too far up their butt!

Anonymous said...

I'm Brian!

But yeah, if you are going to take little jokes so seriously, then you probably shouldn't be on the internet. And I bet you haven't EVER made little jokes on ANYONE, in your entire life... Seriously!

Anonymous said...

So sad

Anonymous said...

Here I am, doing my civic duty and signing the petition. Faith, I am sure your horomone levels will drop soon enough and this will all be over soon.

Anonymous said...

/cry more plz, kthanxbai

Anonymous said...

...Whats the big deal? I've yet to see a truly inflammatory remark with the exceptions insults thrown at the big 3 console Execs.

I've read the article you're apparently peeved about, and don't really see how it could be misconstrued as "nasty".

Its true, with a name like "Faith Naked" you're painting a giant bullseye on your bunched panties.

Relax and dish it out yourself!

Ben Hur said...

Fuck Spartacus!

Anonymous said...

OK, Faith. Relax. Take a deep breath annnnnddddd... EXHALE! Ahhh. Now, a few tidbits for you. First, as it has been stated before this is the Internet, if you cannot take the heat get out the kitchen.. er, blogs. Also, this all started because of your posting concerning the Liz Vicious video. My point to you is LIZ VICIOUS IS A PORN STAR WANNABE! She is not a girl gamer such as yourself who surround their lives with VIDEO GAMES! She surrounds her self with dirty, WT 30 year olds who just want to see her naked. Anyway, you're doing a great job outside of taking the personal jokes and attacks from others. And YES, Kotaku is the greatest site for all the inside scoop on everything Gamers want to know!

fred said...

People being rude or sarcastic on the internet?

Why I NEVER!

Anonymous said...

Internets war!111!!1!! run for yo lives!!!

Anonymous said...

pres butan

Anonymous said...

I find it ironic that a so-called journalist that poses nude with her game consoles would refer to Kotaku as "bad journalism."

You see, much unlike this site, Kotaku has a sense of humour. And although it may be too much for some, I believe it can easily be tolerated by any normal human being.

Randall Fitzgerald said...

Yeah! Let's get rid of all the crap journalism... oh wait, now that I think about it. Let's dump out the bullshit here.

1.) This article and boycott is shitty everything.

2.) You're as much a "girl gamer" as I am a ballroom dancer. I'm sick of this "pretty girls play games too." I've known a few honest girl gamers in my day. They don't wear make-up or pose naked. They don't give a shit about those things, at least not the extent that someone with an attractive cartoon of themselves in their website's header does.

3.) Yes, Kotaku is full of shitstirring ass hats. Welcome to the newsblog community. It's editorialized news. Deal with it. The problem here is that you only called them out when it concerned YOU. Man, I really hate self-centered little twats that do that sort of thing.

Ahh, whatever. I just hope Florian's apology was disingenuous. You don't deserve recompense for perceived ills. If you're going to play the "girl on the internet" game, get some thicker skin. Just another bit of evidence that you're a lie and a joke. KBAI! :D

Mad Godji said...

Kirk Douglas is Spartacus.

Anonymous said...

I think you completely miss the point of Kotaku. The mocking is gentle affectionate petting.

Harpua Scorpio said...

Spartacus FTW!!

Though I can understand your frustration in being the target of some light hearted jabs I think you're smart enough to understand that when you put yourself out on the internets there are many people who don't care about anything they do or say. The anonymous nature of the internet (just look at how many of these posts are anonymous) gives provides people their desire to just say anything they want and generally act like a-holes.

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Anonymous said...

Spartacus cares.

Anonymous said...

With Robert Summa boycotting Jostiq, and now Faith Naked boycotting Kotaku, it seems that my favorite little gaming blog Destructoid is becoming a group of antisocial coneheads. Now allow me to go back to Kotaku for some badASS journalism.

Anonymous said...

Get over yourself.








....and I'm Spartacus!

Florian? said...

Kill me, for I am most definently Sparticus!

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_skitzo_ said...

Just like something on T.V or the Radio, if you do not like the content on..change it..
Same goes for the internet as well, dont like something...dont vist the page, simple as that, I really dont give a flying rats ass about kotaku, or this site..
Florian Eckhardt does make me laugh from time to time, and if you do not like what the guy has to say or blog, DONT READ IT, kinda simple isnt it? maybe you should try it before you pull a stunt like this, and leave yourself open for such lashings...

Bunnyspatial said...

I will Boycott Kotaku.Com as long as we can also boycott Bunnyspatial.com, because that guy...That guy is a prick.

Anonymous said...

I'm Spartacus and so's my wife!

Anyway: shut it.

Anonymous said...

How are we supposed to take this seriously when you have a G4 logo in the top left corner?

Shit, I am going back to Kotaku.

amadeus3000 said...

Kotaku is great! Irony and sarcasm are vital for a great website and the daily s*** of videogaming^^
Kotaku got it both.

You act like a spoiled baby who lost some cookies.
Make new ones -_-

Anonymous said...

Oy vey.

serial_experiments said...

I think I might be Spartacus.

Lately, though, I can't be too sure anymore :(

Anonymous said...

Snoogans

Anonymous said...

I dunno, as much as I want to be kind here, I really can't stand the "I'm a girl gamer - look, I play Halo [or some other crappy mainstream game] and I have boobs, pay attention to me" routine, which you deliver in spades. I suppose as long as there are horny 13 year old boys, you'll have no shortage of attention to feed that ego, and you'll continue to degrade your gender and the gamer community. Perhaps someday you and Jessica Chobot and the Frag Dolls and so on will all get hit by a bus, and then actual girl gamers who like to just play games and not make a huge deal about their gender while constantly trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator through constant innuendos or posting pictures of themselves scantily clad or of their underwear or post articles about them using the woofer from Rez as a vibrator and so on, just to get attention, can take over.

Anonymous said...

Yeah seriously, G4?! It's a shame that the Video Games Live logo is under that.

Anyways, Kotaku: Laying the smack down on whining people since time began.

cuk said...

mmm..What about getting a life?

About Liz, at least she does something all men (and some women) like; but you....well, your writing is not getting you a Pulitzer, babe.

Cool off, this is just da Interweb...

Anonymous said...

Florian's wish is my command. /support Kotaku boycott.

Now, back to kotaku...

Anonymous said...

I just read it for Ashcraft's stuff. I like this Jp event coverage articles.

The other stuff that Florian and Eliza's crap are kinda old and sometimes barely related to gaming at all. Not to mention spatterings of crude language and nonsense that you will hear from crack addicts...

Toneman said...

PANTSU?

Anonymous said...

Pathetic attention-grabbing childish whining.

Kotaku gently teased you. Gently. If you can't take what they said then you're doing the wrong job. Especially with a ridiculous gimmick porn-star-lite name like Faith Naked.

Grow a set, seriously.

Anonymous said...

Florian is a boy?!

Anonymous said...

'sup, Spartacus?



Secondly, chill out. If you can't take it as well as you can give it, get off the internet. You're giving female gamers a bad name.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who you are. But Kotaku says I am supposed to back you up.

So....damn the man, boycott kotaku.

mission accomplished....now back to kotaku.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you were trying to say something in your post put all I heard was:

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

jut said...

I'm Spartacus

Anonymous said...

No, I'm Spartacus!

Spartacus said...

You mean people read Kotaku for something besides Florian? He's the only reason I visit the site, gaming news with a twist of sexual frustration. Priceless.

Anonymous said...

You're taking things too spartacusly, Faith. If the internet was meant to be taken spartacusly, jesus would have made it.

Anonymous said...

Florian said we should support you in having Kotaku boycotted. Because I read his blog and not yours, I support him and believe that he has good things to say and that because you say he has nothing good to say, he must be wrong except he's telling me I'm not but you are. So as such, I support your boycott 100%, even though I'll still read his blog and not yours.

Mabans said...

The fact that you have a separatist site of this sort is insulting to not only us as men but gamers in general. how do girl gamers play games differently than boy gamers. this is the same issue I have with GayGamer. Stop trying to have dignity because you could not take a bit of ribbing.

You made a comment how you don't get guys who are getting off to Liz Vicious. The fact is, it's NOT geared towards you. Since yo are thinking that, lemme fill you in. We say the same thing every time girls swoon over boy bands, sissy love singers, articles like "top 10 hottest industry guys". We don't get it cause it's not geared towards us. You comment about liz vicious wasn't an intelligent article but just normal bitter woman looking for attention. Now look you have it.. enjoy..

KineticOnline said...

Ok i'll sign your "petition" but then i'll go back to kotaku and laugh. Seriously though if you can be pissed of at what someone says on the net then you need to get out more, cause the only way to win a argument on the internet is not be log on in the first place.

Hopefully this will be your last post

Anonymous said...

ego sum spartacus!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to spartacus.

Anonymous said...

i'll boycott kotaku because I'm Florian's bitch. this blog still suck ass, though.

Anonymous said...

I offer a reciprocal boycott for your immature handling of the situation. Boycott Faith Naked.

Brian Blessed said...

Just an idea. How about I boycott Kotaku and you boycott your Strip Club job? Deal?

Anonymous said...

Are you more upset about being the "butt of jokes" or the fact that Florian called you on some pretty hypocritical comments you made in your interview over at Destructoid?

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/faith-naked/dont-mind-all-my-naked-pictures-im-just-a-gamer-really-192458.php

Look, if you want to be taken seriously, maybe refrain from the "BOYCOTT KOTAKU" temper tantrums.

Later, if those "meanies" over there are still pulling your hair and teasing you try giving it right back to them. But please, next time leave MS Paint out of it.

Sorry about your sense of humor, Faith.

Anonymous said...

Aww

Chi said...

Nay, For I am truely Spartacus

Anonymous said...

How about boycotting Faith Naked for not being able to take a joke?

Anonymous said...

Kotaku has been writing worthless posts since its inception.

The site is like the National Inquirer of gaming news.

Anonymous said...

has anyone seen spartacus? Tell him John is looking for him...

Anonymous said...

I like the turtle Article up there ^^^^

Anonymous said...

Yeah kotaku sucks. They like, have this Florian guy, I mean, like, WTF you know who has the name "Florian"? It's so gay and I don't like it. I mean, they hide it now but, like, soon they'll say "Hey! Gay is cool! My DS Lite is pink AND I LIKE IT" and other things of democrat open source communist satanism and the like.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Faith has a good point. Use this site to organize. Last Measure is sponsored by the Gaming Neutrality Association of America, an independent journalism site, and they do a pretty effective petition hosting fo' shizzle.

Anonymous said...

Trashtalking and making fun of people on the internet? Screw this.. I'm dusting off halo and going back to a place where people are nice and friendly. Sparticus!!! Florian!!! Lead the way!!!

Anonymous said...

No, I'm Spartacus!^12

Anonymous said...

I'm Spartacus! And so are you!
Wohohoo!

Hey, and after Joystiq let go of Summa, it became a much more pleasant place.

Kotaku FTW! I mean, Kotaku must die! Long live the Destructoid bananarama of making videogame news out of "social" disputes!

Anonymous said...

Time to grow up and get over yourself. "ooh i want to be in the public eye" but "ooh, i dont want to be criticised or even mocked".

Hamtax said...

Pity signature.

Anonymous said...

Ditto.

Never heard of you... NEXT!

Oh.. Boycott KOTAKU!!!!

Anonymous said...

We make fun of everyone. You're the first to get offended. Something is wrong here.

Take it in stride, like the SOE exec who sent the guys at PA a van full of KrispyKreme doughnuts after they likened a new game of theirs to a doughnut covered in shit.

And do us all a favour, get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

the internet is serious business.

Anonymous said...

Hey, look at this site. *looks around, cringes*

BOYCOTT KOTAKU!

Florian's one of my fave writers for any blog, so go ahead and brush the sand out of yer vag, and move the fuck on.

Robbie said...

God, I'm tired of all this gaming blog melodrama! The pretentiousness is so think I can cut it with a knife.

Anonymous said...

she had a lot to say
she had a lot of nothing to say

calm down
get off your fucking cross

we need the space

Anonymous said...

I, Spartacus, support your childish, ill-conceived boycott of an entertaining blog, written by intelligent, creative people!

-Manspartacus

Anonymous said...

There seems to have been some kind of misunderstanding. In fact, it is I who am Spartacus.

Anonymous said...

NO i'm the real Spartacus!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Spartacus here.

...

Who the hell keeps using my name?

Anonymous said...

I agreed with your screed regarding the pornstar fake game girl. I'm married to a pretty serious girl gamer...so I'm used to sitting through those kinds of tirades. Still, I have to admit that Kotaku is a great site...poking fun or no. I hope you guys can work it out, cause I'm not giving up either of you.

Megaseven said...

PMS FTW!

Tommy said...

Hi...I'm here to help extend the olive branch but it seems some assclowns beat me here. Sorry :(

gmrc said...

How do I even know you exist?

frenetic said...

an apology was made. Florian obviously didn't mean to attack anyone personally. Just another blogger with a snarky opinion. an opinion that snarked off at an idea and a situation. Not of Ms. Viscous [sp. ha!] or Ms. Naked as people. how many of your hits came directly from kotaku? how many regular reader did you get by kotaku links? me, for one.
destructoid is NOT journalism. kotaku is NOT journalism. most importantly, Faith Naked's star power is not as big as Faith would think. It's a mis-step to shun a strata of blogosphere that has helped provide the sweet, oxygen-enriched attention you bloggers require to survive.

I am Spartacus.

evan57 said...

This is a load of shit! They are just joking around with people. They are not trying to make people mad on purpose. They said they were sorry end of story. suck it up!

evan57 said...

Anyone who is anonymous is a pussy.

BirdyNumNum said...
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james l said...

Good journalism isn't something I expect to find on a blog. It's certainly a nice thing to come across, but the whole reason I visit blogs like this, joystiq and kotaku is because they provide a different flavor to the news compared to sites like Gamespot and 1UP. Part of that is the snarkiness and jibs.

While they certainly went overboard, at least they apologized. Boycotting them won't solve anything. A mature acceptance of their apology and a shaking of hands will.

But realistically speaking, who am I kidding? This is the Internet, and I am Sparticus.

Superman said...

Nay; I AM Sparticus. Kotaku is my absolute favorite site. Period. Faith, I love your blog. I ask you on behalf of all us Kotakuites if you could find it in your soul to forgive us all (and maybe some of us more). Thank you for whatever response you have. And please, don't ever stop blogging a girl gamer's perspective.

Mo Hat said...

Yes boycott Kotaku! Redirected by Florian otherwise I'd never find this piece of beauty of an article. BOYCOTT KOTAKU FLORIAN IS A BAD PERSON!!!

Simmo said...

Yes boycott Kotaku! Florian needs to change his ways! :D

Sparticus said...

First of all, I would like to state with all conviction that I truley am sparticus, decended from a long line of sparticuseseses. Second, but more importantly, I think it is necessary to point out the alternative of a ddr danceoff rather than a blogging hissyfit. Kotaku is better than any gaming site I've seen, and their cinisism is warranted. If they make fun of something, it is only because the victem is doing something wrong, like, for example, freaking out every time a small and harmless comment is made. Jeez, it's not like they said something offensive like "hey faith, why don't you get back to blogging, get a life, or take some pms pills instead of playing rebel?". because that would be rude ^_-

alias_007 said...

I am Spartacus!

*hopes the long hair and feminine voice doesn't give it away.... but doesn't care*

Yes, I am Spartacus.

Stealth43 said...

Im not anonymous, my name is Stealth43. I post around the interweb.

First, I want to make the observations that a) I am not spartacus, and b) Spartacus is spelled with an a, not an i. qui audet adipiscatur

Second, Faith does have the right to boycott Kotaku if she choses. She should take into account the fact that Florian has apologised, but that doesnt automatically make everything hunky dory again. He has been riding her a bit much (pun not intended), and perhaps deserves to be taken down a peg or two. He is funny, I'll grant that, but we all need to be reminded of the humanity of others from time to time. Hopefully this situation will help him grow as a person.

This next part is directed towards Faith, though I don't know in light of previous comments whether she will care to read this far...

Third, Florian has observed a seemingly obvious hypocrisy about your writing here on the internet. On one hand you wish to be taken seriously as a gamer (and writer), and to gain respect for girls as a legitimate part of the gaming world, while on the other hand you use sex to sell what you write. If you could clarify your position, more specifically, shed light on the apparent hypocrisy, I believe that it would go a long way towards clearing the air and perhaps even show that your voice deserves to be heard above the droning of the masses.

This is an opportunity, use it well.

Mr.Saturn said...

Florian simply pointed out that you deride others for doing exactly what you're doing, selling your body for attention and money. It's your body and you can do what you want, but to put someone down because they are using sex to gather attention, when you are doing the same thing (but to a greater extent) is pure hypocrsy.

You know that your writing abilities, and knowledge of gaming are not sufficient enough for anyone to care about you or your site. So instead of making the effort to improve these aspects of your blog you've decided to take the easy way out and sell your average looking body in order to get hits. You know it makes you a kind of prostitute to behave in this manner, and if you can't stand the criticism maybe you should, I don't know, put your pants back on and focus on gaming instead of how good of a pinup you make.

Not only do you harm your own reputation by constantly going on about how you're a "sexy" gamer, you're making it even harder for actual girl gamers to be taken seriously in the community.

Lake Desire said...

"We love Faith. She's like an excitable little cat who just freaks out into a flying ball of fur and razor-sharp claws every time you gently tug her tail. It's why we can't resist teasing her from time to time."

I think his lack of respect for you is pretty well captured in that paragraph.

I'm sorry you're getting trolled. I dread the day Kotaku links me.

Anonymous said...

er... hello, I'm actually spartacus

How can you take offence at Kotaku's cutesy offbeat humour?!

Anonymous said...

You should prolly proof-read your declaration of a boycott... a little embarassing.

Oh, and my name is Spartacus. I'm 23, and I use a Mac.

Mandy said...

I'm Sparticusess.
Florians a Taig.
It's all fun and games.
Get a grip love, or I'l leave you something to grip, I like your style and I like kotakus. You just need to calm down a bit deary.

tekanji said...

Frankly, I think Kotaku is about being nasty to get some laughs without providing any useful content. I read it for the linkblog I run and I have yet to see them make a point that wasn't done much better elsewhere.

I'm really sorry you're getting trolled. This kind of crap is the reason my main blog has moderated comments (as I see you've instituted as well).

I'd just like to wish you luck with this, and to say thank you for standing up against all this crap. I really admire your ability to stand strong in the face of abuse.

cumber1137 said...

;) I was the one who made the space invaders quilt for my boyfriend. Yeah, i thought the entry about my quilt made a few digs at him for actually having a girlfriend. Who would have the thought geeks could have significant others? Obviously not kotaku. Though I did think they truly like my quilt so I really still like them, but I do agree that they make fun of people.

Anonymous said...

i dont think you'll like their latest swipe either hahahahaha

G. said...

Man, I can't wait for snark to go out of style.

I'd boycott every snarky blog, but I'd be boycotting everything. I need a blog that de-snarks all the other ones.

ottomobiehl said...

I'll boycot them.

Anonymous said...

Destructoid 4 life baby!!! Noboby makes fun of Faith on my favorites list!!!! congrates on the XBOX 360 add me to your friends I.D battmite

Nävis said...

I totally agree with Faith on this, and I have removed kotaku from my bookmarks.
And I still don't see the point of posting to be mean to someone instead of just ignoring them if we don't even have a point to make.

Gothdom said...

I already boycott them, they never verify their info and they post "breaking news" as if we needed to know every crappy rumours in town.

Some people told me that verifying your info before posting is not professional. I hope those people don't go into journalism, else they'll propagate more "CNN"s on tv.

BattleJapan said...

Kotaku is worthless. When they are not saying graphics make the game, they are jerking off over the newest sony bullshit idea. Then they bash the wii for no real reason.

Anonymous said...

Kotaku is a fucking joke. Florian isn't funny, intelligent or even relevant. He's just popular with idiots who have even less wit or creativity.

Kotaku simply bitches about gaming shit no one -who actually get laid- cares about.

Florian is an annoying, virginal neckbeard who will never be taken seriously by anyone.

The only thing worse than Florian are the sycophantic little 13 year old troll boys who show up to ride his "glory" much like we've seen here.

"I'm Spartacus!"
...No I'm pretty sure he had some balls.

Rory said...

I will agree most of their news is skewed (yes everything is skewed) and not presented in a very professional manner. Not to mention my own personal reason and that they banned me for disagreeing with a news thread while half the other people were just mouthing off and cussing other threads.

FlowersInMidgar said...

http://kotaku.com/gaming/girls-girls-girls/xbox-gamerchix-the-online-ladies-room-296805.php

I like how if you oppose the views of an article it is cause for immediate dismissal but people people can fill up the page with irrelevant nonsense.
Note the annoying Calvin and Hobbes posts.

It's not the stuff that gets rejected and banned so much as the idiocy they decide to keep.

Dameon Angell/Mathematik said...

Kotaku is like the Blog equivalent of the third reich. Banning a high percentage of their users for comments they didn't like or agree with.

The guys are immature, unprofessional and not real journalists. Just a bunch of 13 yr olds playing pretend.

Anonymous said...

Kotaku for starters is completely full of themselves. They make sure to include themselves in their own lists of "gaming's greatest" They send love notes to each other twice a day about their personal lives and kids which I don't give a crap about. It's a game blog, not livejornal. Then they are only a blog when it is convenient because of a bad article, or liability, otherwise they claim to be serious jornalists. Then they have to make a weekly post of their "original" stories to try to prove they don't rip off other sites. Well if your orginal stories are all about your kids and game-themed cakes, bravo. They also ban people for having different opinions than them, and get off on it. As a matter of fact I'm surprised they don't post their own pictures all over the site and link to their own personal blogs, but that would be pointless because they already treat it like their own personal blog. Really, I don't think I've ever read any other non-personal blog that has more crap about themselves.

And I don't think you should get a hard time for being hot.

Anonymous said...

Kotaku is indeed a bullshit site. It's guilty of every negative accusation other blog sites have made against it (sensationalist, unprofessional, biased, etc.) and to nobody's surprise, the authors have an incredibly hard time thinking up an intelligent response when they either deny these accusations or justify them. Commentors are indeed banned for dissenting opinions. Posts don't even try to hide their bias and sensationalist attitude. The authors are arrogant and I cannot recall a time when they've gotten into the comment section without making a reply that wasn't mocking a commentor or saying something that simply boosted their egos.

For all you saying "If you can't take criticism/a joke, get off the internet" and "get over yourself", here's a something for you: Being a target for assholes does not justify being an asshole. Do you not understand that? If you want to say that they have every right to make fun of her, then you will submit that she has every right defend herself.

As for myself, I've found discord with Kotaku on my own accord, and so have many others. These people and myself don't have to the butt of mockery to understand how ridiculous and immature that action is. And do not tell me "if you don't like it, read something else" because as of now, Kotaku is a popular game site, I won't deny that. But if the people at Kotaku are what others think of when they think of people who play games, I have every right to be damn ashamed at being a gamer myself.

Gilvado said...

Kotaku actually used to be much much more professional. When they started switching into less professional style, it happened incredibly quickly and across all their writers. I'm pretty sure it was a conscious decision to try and appeal to the more elite crowd that gets their jollies by being part of a fundamentally exclusionary group. I'd stop reading them too, if there was a more comprehensive and well-connected gaming blog out there. Sadly, as near as I can tell, there isn't.

Food Kenny said...

They suck big time, I hope gawker media shuts down all the mods.

I've been posting all over the net for a few damn years, and never have I been shut down. Kotaku? TWICE. Why? Because I don't share some of their brown nosing ideals or their crazy pro nintendo crap.

I don't curse or neither do I stray away from the topic on hand. But I guess I'm more guilty than everyone else that likes to curse out each other and insult each other.

Gawker Media is right around the corner from my place. I should write them a letter.

Jes said...

QQ

Anonymous said...

Kotaku has all the writing skills of a retarded aids infected slug. I hope they die and rot.

Anonymous said...

i'm done with kotaku. ive stuck with them for years because i enjoy some of their offbeat postings, but their e3 coverage this year has just been shit. i cant stand luke plunkett anymore. hes their only blogger who is just consistently absolutely awful. hes not even pretending to be a journalist like the rest, he never has anything important to say so he posts irrelevant sensationalist articles on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more about Luke Plunkett. I just hate how biased they are ESPECIALY Plunkett and McWhertor. They constantly bash the PS3 and always praise everything about the 360 and I don't even own a PS3. Some of the articles they post aren't even factual, for instance Plunkett posted an article saying "The RSX is slower than what we have in the 360. The CPU is about the same, but the 360 makes it easier to split things off, and that's what a lot of the work has been, splitting it all into jobs on the PS3". "Shame. You'd think nearly three years into the console's lifespan, someone would have figured out a way around this by now. Unless, you know, there is no way around it."

People have obviously found a way around it otherwise the PS3 wouldn't be getting games such as God of War 3, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, FFXIII...

The sad part is that the thousands of people who go to their site and read the posts are stupid enough to believe and defend everything they read from Kotaku.

Pathetic excuse for a site.

Anonymous said...

Everyone that works for Kotaku is a nut gobbling retard. Brian Crecente is the king fag retard.

Their content could be condensed but into to get the most ad hits they divide shit up into the tiniest chunk possible making you have to read far too many posts.

Another way they bump up add hits is by posting pointless shit.

If you took the genuine content from that site, they'd have no more than any other site and probably less.

Combine that with the butt kissing and cock sucking that goes on around there, I'm not sure why anyone enjoys that site.

Anonymous said...

I'll be joining the boycott. I got banned recently after I called out one of the editors on his bullshit journalism. I was pretty much instantly disemvoweled, and within a few minutes a whole load of nuthuggers jumped to the editor's defense. One of them even got starred as a result. I've never seen a more sycophantic community online. The site was garbage anyway. Kotaku is to journalism what George W. Bush was to politics.

Sotanaht said...

I'd be happy to join this now. I read Kotaku frequently before, and while I knew there were other Gaming news sites, reading Kotaku became kind of habitual for me. Recently though, I was banned for saying I couldn't care less about a game they were posting about (albeit a bit more crudely). Considering the obviously mature themes of the post, and even more so on the comments, what it comes down to is that I was banned for matter-of-factly stating that I didn't care about the game in question or its over hyped coverage.
Here is a bit more detail if you care to look into it: http://sotanaht.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/oh-kotaku/

Anonymous said...

kotaku and every1 associated with it can suk my big fat hairy balls. fucking bastards!!!!!

Ardnived said...

Kotaku is a bunch of sensationalist nonsense. Like there isn't already enough of that in journalism. We don't need that in gaming.