Sunday, 21 August 2016
Bye Bye Gawker
What happened is that a while back Gawker posted a sex tape of famous wrestler Hulk Hogan and when they were asked to take it down they refused. Mr Hogan then proceeds to sue the shit out of them and wins this case and now Gawker have to cough up some insane amount of cash. Of course, the guy who runs the place, Nick Denton, can't afford that so Gawker have gone tits up and have been bought by some company called Univision. A post of their website indicates that some time soon, Gawker will be ceasing operations
So what relevance does this have to the world of gaming? Well if you're familiar with bullshit spouting cesspit Kotaku, they were one of the many websites that were under the Gawker banner. It hasn't been confirmed the same way it has on the main Gawker website but hopefully Kotaku will be going the same way as Gawker Media and fucking off forever.
It's incredibly satisfying to see this happen because for a long time Gawker has been one of the sites with the most bullshit for a long long time constantly spouting social justice bullshit or re-posting other peoples work and presenting it as "news". Back in my high school days Kotaku was nicknamed Slowtaku for being so massively behind on the times when it came to delivering stories but since the whole topic of Social Justice became the main controversy for gaming, they jumped on that bandwagon so hard that I'm surprised the wheels didn't fall off.
I think one of their most famous examples of jumping on the social justice bandwagon was around the time when Dragons Crown came out. One of the writers called the game sexist and offensive because of one character having large breasts so the artist responded with this