Here's a nice little peek behind the curtain, inspired by Lifehacker. These are the 15 most popular stories on Kotaku Australia last year.
Not the best, or the most interesting — the most popular, defined by the amount of page views they got over the year.
People really liked the Switch in 2017. But they also really like to save money.
It was a long time ago now, but you might remember that Rick And Morty Season 3 was kinda delayed in Australia and it was a big deal at the time. Everyone wanted to watch it that second.
Yeah well we all want to download faster, right?
This was bad news, obviously, but it was also big news. One of the biggest local stories of the year.
And this follow up story, on the show that turned out to be ScreenPlay, was almost as big.
Turns out stories that are helpful and informative actually do really well on Kotaku, who knew!
People really like the Switch. They love reading about it. Because it's great.
I have no idea why this post did so much traffic. No idea whatsoever.
Uh, people like to save money I suppose. Makes sense.
Just when we thought our classification woes were over, here comes Outlast 2! It's been interesting to see how the classification story has evolved and shifted during my time working on these sites.
This might be my favourite Kotaku story of the year.
People really want to know what's on Netflix and Stan.
People still care about Pokemon Go.
This was a pretty big deal obviously. We're already getting beat up on Steam. Add Australian prices already.
Again, people like the Switch and people like saving money.
Aaaaand that's our top 15 stories for the year. Pretty weird list when you look at it. We've written better stories, we've written worse stories. Those are the ones, however, people were most interested in reading.
Welcome to the internet.