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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | September 1, 2014

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Patricia Hernandez Covered Her Friend’s Games, And Didn’t Disclose It.

August 26, 2014 | 3

Well, this doesn’t look good. After last week’s Zoe Quinn story, this week it seems Kotaku reporter Patricia Hernandez has been thrown into the spotlight. Unlike with Quinn, the facts haven’t all been neatly laid out here, but some investigation on our part suggests that Hernandez had a personal relationship with Anna Anthropy, a games developer. And that’d be totally fine – except Hernandez has covered Anthropy’s games on Kotaku. Multiple times. Whoops! Read More

No, Zoe Quinn’s Sexual Affairs Aren’t a “Private Matter”

August 19, 2014 | 112

The gaming media this week has been rocked by a lengthy blog post from Eron Gjoni, the ex-boyfriend of games developer Zoe Quinn. You can read the full thing here, but in summary: it appears that Quinn cheated on Gjoni with several other men. Normally, this thing can be dismissed as a private matter. But a closer investigation reveals that this is something that is most definitely in the public interest. Here’s why. Read More

LEGO Batman 3 Looks and Sounds Great in the SDCC Trailer

July 28, 2014 |

With Arkham Knight delayed until next year, Batman aficionados will be turning to the LEGO series to get their Dark Knight fix. Fortunately, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is set to be absolutely excellent, building upon the successes of its predecessors … Read More

Neurologists are Criticizing Gaming, and Here’s Why

July 28, 2014 |

Neurologists are taking a stance on gaming, and it isn’t pretty. Read More

Gaze Longingly At This AC Unity Gameplay Trailer

July 15, 2014 |

It has begun. The traditional Ubisoft PR assault has started over, and this time it’s concentrated on Assassin’s Creed Unity. By now you likely know that the game’s set during the French Revolution, features 4 player co-op and a hugeRead More

REVIEW: Watch Dogs

July 2, 2014 | 2

Watch Dogs is not an original game.

It is an amalgamation of all that has come before. It is an iteration on Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. It is not new. It is not special. And it isn’t very good. Read More

REVIEW: 0RBITALIS (Early Access)

June 30, 2014 |

When I was a kid, my family would take the hour drive to the nearest mall two to three times a year as a way to entertain me and my rambunctious sister. My sister and I had very different … Read More

Forget the System: “Good” Journalists Serve Us

June 30, 2014 |

Our lovely editor compiled his thoughts on the funding of games writing a few days ago. He defined “good” games journalism by tying it to profitability. This is a viable metric for determining the relevance of a journalist’s content to the … Read More

PREVIEW: Destiny (Alpha)

June 29, 2014 |

Bungie’s Destiny is an ambitious game. Retaining the atmospheric sci-fi feel of their Halo series, the team is trying to redefine gaming for the new generation. Mixing together open world, MMO-style gameplay, deep story-based dungeons, seamless four player co-op and competitive multiplayer, it would be awfully easy for Destiny to collapse under its own weight. It’s impressive, then, that it doesn’t. In fact, based on our weekend with the alpha, Destiny could be one of the best games this year. Read More

The System is Not Broken: “Good” Journalists Succeed

June 25, 2014 | 1

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the financial viability of game journalism – every day, more and more journalists are turning to Patreon as an alternative means of funding. This has inevitably led to cries that the system is broken. Well known figures such as Brendan Keogh or Leigh Alexander have said that “good” journalists aren’t earning a decent living, and that more must be done to fix this.

But these people are wrong: the system is not broken. “Good” journalists do earn decently. “Bad” journalists don’t. Let’s explore this. Read More