Why Kotaku?

Never mind why your new Deputy Managing Editor has come to Kotaku. Why are you here?

What kind of person leaves a nice games-reporting job at MTV News, gives up running their own blog to work under the iron fist of one Brian Crecente?

Me — your new Kotaku deputy managing editor.

People asked me why I came here. Was it the fortune? The fame? The groupies?

I told people who asked that I came to Kotaku because I respect the strong journalistic core of Kotaku. That's the part some people don't see because they're distracted by some of Kotaku's other colourful qualities. I like it all, but I confess that what I can bring best is more journalism. The more of that that we can do well, the better, I say. As long as someone else writes some funny posts.

When my switch to Kotaku was announced, I was stormed with replies. Some people were happy, like the guy who said he already reads the site 24 hours a day and now needs to read it 48 hours a day. (I told him to buy two computers and run both simultaneously like he was managing multiple World of Warcraft accounts.)

On the other hand, a couple of people told me they wouldn't follow me here, saying they think Kotaku only "serves the straight white male gamers and no one else."

I think we're all best served to listen to each other and figure out how we can improve.

But enough about why I came to Kotaku. As readers, why do you come here?


Comments

    It's my 7 minutes of tea-break fun, before I have to start working like a donkey again when projects come in. ;)

    Also, great source of info

    Love the humour (remids me of old the Hyper magazine days - though, you need moar tank puns), love the updated news.

    And I like saying "Koh-tah-koo" out loud at work, makes me sound cultured.

    Because you guys provide the latest gaming news (I always hear things here first) with a healthy dose of humour. The crazy posts in between the news mix things up and make it a much more pleasant experience than anywhere else. Kudos kotaku, keep it up.

    (Also, its better than working.)

    I read Kotaku because, whilst I like gaming news, my employer doesn't. Tey've done a good job of blocking games-related sites (including kotaku.com), kotaku.com.AU seems to have slipped through the cracks... JOY!! :)

    I migrated here from reading IGN (for many years) when I realised that your news was far more up to date (with a journalist in each quarter of the globe) as well as space invader art. :)

    Kotaku updates more than any other gaming site I know... and the reason I keep coming back for more. Personally its what sets you apart from the others.

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