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Submitted by -Mezzo- 931d ago | opinion piece

Kotaku And The Problem With Inflammatory Headlines In Video Game Blogging

Forbes - This article over at Kotaku is focused almost entirely on the different mindset gamers and game developers have in Japan compared to the West when it comes to things like PC gaming, cloud computing, and so forth. (Industry)

Kamikaze135  +   931d ago
They do it for the hits. I'm sure they know half their headlines are ridiculous. It's part of the reason you don't see their stories on this site anymore unless another site is reporting their stupidity.
marigold  +   931d ago
That is the problem with sensationalism, and the hunt for hits. The real tragedy is ultimately that the truth finds itself lost in a sea of drama. I personally haven't taken Kotaku seriously in years.
ATi_Elite  +   931d ago
Kotaku is the perfect example of a site eWhoring for web hits!

Video Game Industry is a multi Billion dollar industry but all we seem to get is Bullchip flaimbait articles.

take all that money you make from advertisement and bribe someone at Valve to give you REAL information on the Next Half Life game and we would FORGIVE and love you forever but until then Kotaku SUCKS!
jeeves86  +   930d ago
Yellow journalism has been around for quite a long time. It is not exclusive to video games, either. It sucks either way.
rainslacker  +   930d ago
Kotaku got banned from N4G?

Edit: Guess I misread the first comment. Thought he was saying Kotaku got banned. And yes, HHG did get banned, which makes me wonder why Kotaku could continue to not be.
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MikeMyers  +   930d ago
Didn't HipHopGamer? That guy was like a TMZ reporter.
Ares84HU  +   931d ago
I haven't checked out anything Kotaku had to say for ablut 6 years now. Ever since they tried the hardest to put the PS3 down.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   931d ago
Wow, Forbes wrote this? That's awesome. Kotaku needs to be called out for that bullsh*t.

I never understood the negativity on N4G towards Kotaku until that headline. I get it now.
danny818  +   931d ago
Kotaku is a piece of garbage! This is why i dont click on there articles anymore! And they will lose credibility amongst developers and the industry as a whole, those attention shoes bastards
Phil32  +   931d ago
Thank you, Forbes. Great read and so true.

It's a device to get hits that many people who post articles on N4G use, most likely learned from Kotaku.
r21  +   931d ago
Yes, Kotaku is finally getting called out! Keep it going and maybe, they'll either start to change or it'll be banned from n4g!
RTheRebel  +   930d ago
yea but the fanboys give them hits which really disappoints me
KOTAKU PS3/Wii/Xbox Sucks
you know how many fanboys from this site just go to kotaku just to type a comment saying no you suck blah blah blah
if you see kotaku just ignore them
there just looking for hits
DragonKnight  +   930d ago
If you want Kraptaku gone from here, use your abilities to do so. You can start by voting them down. Underneath "Read Full Article" is the name of the site from which the article is from. If you see "kotaku.com+" click on the "+" and a drop down list will show up. In EVERY Kotaku article, regardless of what it's about, ALWAYS select "WTF?" under "Story Quality" and "No" under "Like this Website?"

If we all did that, they'd lose their 3 stars and we wouldn't have to see their flamebait on the site anymore. If that doesn't work, hound the admins about it incessantly until they get fed up with all the complaints.
Veneno  +   930d ago
Kotaku is the epitome of all the junk journalism that defined this generation of gaming. They were the leaders of the pack in bashing Sony (and still are), so they were hugely popular with the Xbots. And now that most ,not all,but most gamers and journalists are past the fanboy wars we are looking back at just how f-ing ridiculous of a joke games journalism has become, Kotaku being the worst.
CaptainPunch  +   930d ago
Funny how N4G is filled with PS fanboys.
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Veneno  +   930d ago
No doubt there are some crazy, off the handle PS3 fanboys out there, but I think you got it wrong for the most part. If you can remember back in 2007 to basically the present, It was nothing but attacks from the Xbox loving crowd. PS3 fans, for the most part really weren't concerned about the rise of the Xbox this generation because we were still getting Metal Gear Solid 4, God of War, Gran Turismo, and Uncharted. All awesome games that are the reason we like Playstation. PS3 fans were basically retaliating against all the insults not only thrown at Sony, but the fans themselves. And standing your ground all the sudden meant you were a fanboy.

There's a night and day difference between being a fanboy and standing your ground after someone throws the first punch.

And this hypocrisy is exactly what we are seeing again right now with PS3 passing Xbox 360 in sales. There are some PS3 fans gloating, but never forget that Xbots threw the first punch.
Ult iMate  +   930d ago
I think we should separate journalism from sensationalism. I think it's insulting for the game journalism, when you call Kotaku journalists. They really are sensationalists.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   930d ago
It's beautiful. Gamers can't agree on what console is the best, but at least we all agree that Kotaku sucks.

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