The 15 Most Popular Kotaku Posts Of 2017

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.


1. Here's The Cheapest Nintendo Switch Bundles In Australia

Image: Nintendo

People really liked the Switch in 2017. But they also really like to save money.


2. How To Watch Rick And Morty Season 3 In Australia

Image: Supplied

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.


3. Download PlayStation 4 Games Faster With One Small Tweak

Image: Kotaku

Yeah well we all want to download faster, right?


4. Good Game Has Been Cancelled

This was bad news, obviously, but it was also big news. One of the biggest local stories of the year.


5. Good Game Hosts Hex And Nichboy Hosting New Show On Channel 7

And this follow up story, on the show that turned out to be ScreenPlay, was almost as big.


6. All The Australian Times For Every E3 Conference

Image: ESA

Turns out stories that are helpful and informative actually do really well on Kotaku, who knew!


7. Nintendo Switch: The Kotaku Review

People really like the Switch. They love reading about it. Because it's great.


8. Everything Coming To Stan, Netflix And Foxtel This January

Image: Lifehacker

I have no idea why this post did so much traffic. No idea whatsoever.


9. Black Friday's Best Tech And Gaming Deals

Uh, people like to save money I suppose. Makes sense.


10. Here's Why Outlast 2 Was Refused Classification In Australia

Image: Outlast 2

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.


11. 15 Years Later, Here's Why A Gamer Was Duct-Taped To A Ceiling

This might be my favourite Kotaku story of the year.


12. Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This April

People really want to know what's on Netflix and Stan.


13. Pokemon GO's Best Remaining Trackers

People still care about Pokemon Go.


14. Steam Is Adding 10% GST To Video Games Prices In Australia

Image: Steam/Team Striker

This was a pretty big deal obviously. We're already getting beat up on Steam. Add Australian prices already.


15. The Cheapest Nintendo Switch Bundles In Australia

Image: Nintendo

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.


Comments

    No spreedruns or overwatch? Better double the output.

      Haha......

      They better also increase those cosplay; manga and comic book stories too. Seem like winners!!!

    You mentioned "cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles" twice.. you must really like Nintendo Switch bundles.

      It's obviously superior to every other gaming platform out there. Doubly so or something.

    I am honestly surprised no articles about women in gaming, people of colour or gender this, sexuality that are in the top 15 since those are for better or worse (always worse, ALWAYS WORSE) our most... volatile comment sections.

    Unless this is measured in some way that isn't "most comments"

      Unless this is measured in some way that isn't "most comments"

      Not the best, or the most interesting -- the most popular, defined by the amount of page views they got over the year.

      Not a fan of discussing difficult issues, jumps right to commenting without reading the article... Your comment checks out!

      (It's a joke! Love you, DoomGuy)

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