N4G now stealing headlines from MaxConsole

Shocking stuff. N4G is now stealing headlines from MaxConsole and instead linking to foreign sites via Google Translation. Maxconsole was the FIRST site to post about Geohot's goodbye message on Twitter. A few hours later a story hit N4G with exactly the same title as Maxconsole's article stating 'Geohot announces his retirement from hacking'. But the source was not maxconsole, instead it was some random german site. So why are the titles exactly the same? They could have used any title in the world, so why Maxconsole's especially from a foreign German site? (here). Pathetic.

And here's the copied headline

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Nike3019d ago


I'm approving because I think it's hilarious. :D

Strange_Evil3019d ago

Lol Maxconsole looking for hits.

Hyrius3019d ago

Mods, please ban Maxconsole from N4G.

Briefcase Joe3019d ago

Hahaha. "The Big Steal" is trash. The less hits they get the better.

hay3019d ago

Lol, I don't know what this site is, but they sure are retards :D

MicroSony4Life3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

need to take controll of this site and start making it a respectable site for news.

For some reason I think N4G is proud of being what the are now - which is a breeding and training gorund for troll of both sides.

I went to giant bomb the other day and I was amazed by how much diffent the comment section was. It actually looked like people were discussing the topic at hand.

bitboi3019d ago

I have to agree with you on that! But the main problem is, this site gets major traffic/ hits and that equals dollar signs for the "powers that be". In the end that what keeps them happy. If they really cared about cleaning up the nonsense that goes on here, they would've done so by now. Especially when they had the chance to with the whole site redesign.

gaffyh3019d ago

@maxconsole - N4G did NOTHING wrong. Your story was not unique or first, it was available on twitter to everyone. You may feel like N4G wronged you in some way, but it did not. If you really want to complain, you'd want to complain about, but as I said, your story was not unique, meaning they did not have to link to you.

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Pennywise3019d ago

Deleted in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

Maxconsole really has it out for N4G. Funny stuff.

Someone would have to actually care about your site to see your headline to even think about stealing it.

D4RkNIKON3019d ago

I used to goto maxconsole and it is awful

The Lazy One3019d ago

They don't produce much content. Be mad at whatever the foreign site is and the people who posted it to N4G.

PlainOldGamer3019d ago

Just another site looking for hits. I wonder if this headline was also approved on that site XD

Dark_Vendetta3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

well the funny thing might be that Maxconsole was stealing from n4g too. How i can proof it? Well I uploaded a magazine scan about the release date of UT3 on Xbox360 (it wasn't announced yet). I edited the picture to make sure I could recognize it when someone else uses it. 5 min later there was a headline about UT3 on Xbox360 with excatly my scan. There were no credits given, and when I asked the admin why he stole it without giving props he deleted all my posts.
Seriously I don't care that he used my pictures but I just wanted to point out that maxconsole is doing the excatly same stuff. They're just wanting some hits.
Don't click on the link!

Rook1013011d ago

That is common, Maxconsole constantly steals news from N4G, changes the title around and then attempts to resubmit it as news with them as the source.

Maxconsole should be blacklisted here as they are not the original source to anything, their entire site is chocked full of articles copied and pasted from other sources.

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wiggles3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

It's a huge conspiracy against maxconsole!!

Yes maxconsole..we live to make sure to steal your work *rolls eyes*

Spenok3019d ago

Oh...its not a conspirace? ::runs off into the darkness::

TrevorPhillips3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

Wait N4G didn't steal it. Someone that posted this article:

just didn't link it to it's original source; maxconsole, but instead he linked it to this source below:

NYC_Gamer3019d ago

just erase this non-sense

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