It may claim to offer “exclusive content” and “original staff opinions”, but shameless website exposedgaming.com is generating its content by stealing whole articles from other game sites – and simply copy-pasting them onto its own pages.
This situation sucks. However, you should be bigger than this, getting into a poo flinging match by this article being posted is unprofessional as well. :( I hate plagiarism though. A well known site did this to us a little while back
Just so you know, we emailed them twice, politely but firmly requesting they remove the article, and gave them a full three days to respond. When we heard nothing back, we decided this was the best way to deal with the situation. To be honest, I also think it's important that other small-to-medium size gaming sites are aware of this - as their own work may be among the plagiarised content. People work incredibly hard to write original articles and reviews, and simply swiping other sites' hard work wholesale is nothing short of despicable in my book.
I got ya. When we had a major article stolen, we contacted the site as well. They never did respond. We tried to raise awareness of this by taking it to social media. The response we ended up getting was "Yo Bro, My site is way bigger than yours, you should be thankful I am reposting this with credit." I did notice on that site, everything appears to be lifted. Is it some sort of compile site that is just run to look like an original site? Keep fighting the good fight!
Maybe it's an autoblog?
Autoblogs in disguise
Lol @ the disagrees..
I think Mark is an only child.
90% of this weeks N4G news will be based off a few select articles/press releases/interviews conducted last week, or even before. Been like this for a good while. While its disappointing to see, this is a pretty petty why to try and 'get your own back'. All as bad as each other.
That's really not the same. It's one thing to base your work on somebody else's; Frank Herbert's Dune inspired me to write something similar, for example. But it's something entirely to steal wholesale from someone else. That would be me taking, say, Jane Lindskold's works, putting my name on them, and then getting more popular than she is simply because of them. As a writer myself, this is inexcusable. Start with someone else's work and build on it. That's okay. Claiming the hard work of others as your own? NOT OKAY.
There's a joke to be made, but I'm not gonna go there.
I never heard of this site. They don't even submit their articles here, I think. Are they banned here? they should be. Thanks to this article I gave exposedgaming.com a free hit...
Two things don't make sense. They have 210 facebook fans but if you look closely they have under 20 total articles....hell their "Store" URL isn't even a real URL. They meant to make it be a link that goes nowhere but they did it wrong. FYI to do that just write "#" at the end of the URL. The hash tag will make it look like a clickable link but when they click it, it just goes nowhere and they stay on the same page. Regardless, to have under 20 articles and looking like they started maybe a few weeks ago....how the HELL do they have 210 facebook fans. Weird.
This site is an absolute disgrace. Hopefully it will be properly vilified for what it is. Somebody phone Lars Ulrich as this is the blogging equivalent of Napster!
What a shame.
News aggregators and 'content' sites are just a giant circle jerk of recycled articles and third-hand information. All for the advertising revenue from countless ads nobody looks at. Sustainable, just like the US housing market.
When a no name site does it, it's criminal...but what about sites like G4TV.com? They do the exact same thing and will even post videos from competitor sites like Gametrailers.com. and IGN. Most of there staff skims through N4G for most of "their" articles and one of them was a regular troll on this site...
I have never seen G4TV or Kotaku or IGN or any of those larger sites deliberately copy an article word for word picture for picture video for video. Yes, recycled news is probably about 90% of gaming news. I miss the days when there would be original/exclusive articles. They still happen but seldom. Something even as original as a Q/A with a developer about an upcoming game just doesn't happen as often as it used to.
Pow, right in the kisser.
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