Ethics in Games Media: Stephen Totilo of Kotaku comes to the table to discuss

The last few months have raised many questions about ethical practices within games media. This is a lengthy interview with Stephen Totilo the Editor in Chief of one of the largest gaming sites Kotaku, who will answer allegations of conflicts of interest and express his opinions on games media and its role in the industry.
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Blacktric2315d ago

And all he does is give vague answers to everything.

I really shouldn't have expected more from someone who's working for the publication that releases such great articles about "women sh**ting themselves during intercourse" and "sexy watermelon butts".

WilliamUsher2315d ago

I love the part where Totilo loses spaghetti and skips over the Game Journo Pros blacklisting Allistair.

Ha, I tuned in just to hear how Stephen was going to spin that one. He couldn't.

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Dee_912315d ago

Kudos for Stephen (sort of ) addressing the issues.But of course, like his original response, he see no wrong.
"Kotaku investigated Kotaku and found Kotaku not guilty."
From the original article

"On March 31, Nathan published the only Kotaku article he's written involving Zoe Quinn. It was about Game Jam, a failed reality show that Zoe and other developers were upset about being on. At the time, Nathan and Zoe were professional acquaintances. He quoted blog posts written by Zoe and others involved in the show. Shortly after that, in early April, Nathan and Zoe began a romantic relationship."

I think it was about a week afterwards to be precise.I guess Stephen optimism blinded him from the reality of that situation... They went from being "professional acquaintances" to knocking boots in a matter of days.. riiight. The text between her and disgruntled ex says otherwise, but eh, what ever.Keep denying eventually people will believe you Stephen... at least for your sake hopefully

turdburgler10802315d ago

I knew a girl who $#@£ the bed. She told her best friend and said "don't tell anyone." Sure enough she told everyone. It's a real thing. Worst of all the bed wasn't even their's lol.

HighResHero2315d ago

I doubt you expected more.

Amuro2315d ago

this Totilo guy and Kotaku are a joke. I don't know what is their insistence in calling themselves "journalists" when they are clearly just a blog. Come clean like Destructoid did:

viperman2402315d ago (Edited 2315d ago )

Here's a follow up TB did with 8chan.

Its a bit long, but the first couple paragraphs he wrote really hits home. As he said, we now have Stephen on record on all these issues, and he clearly doesn't see a problem with many things.

I guess that's Kotaku for you.

Theyellowflash302315d ago

Man, this dude Totilo dances around everything.

Kotaku has a lot of traffic, but the site is junk "at times."

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