Some highlights from this afternoon’s staff Q&A: Stephen Totilo’s description of the history of Kotaku, and Stephen Totilo’s highlights of Kotaku’s best work, both written while he was starving himself in preparation for a blood test. Read’em here:
In February, the long-running video game site Gametrailers was shut down. A month later, the staff have regrouped and launched a new team called Easy Allies.
Gametrailers, a site that was once the internet’s go-to place for...game trailers, today announced that after 13 years it was ceasing operations.
Nintendo’s vaunted internal game development groups are merging as part of a structural changes at the house of Mario, changes that we’d be lying if we said we fully understood. But, hey, who doesn’t like staring at a revised org chart and trying to deduce gaming’s future in the process?
Apologies for getting a little inside baseball here, but I figured it was worth it. Games writer Taylor Cocke has started up a site called Fuck This Stupid Game, where notes taken while reviewing (or previewing) video games are displayed in blessed isolation.
Back in 2007, GameSpot writer Jeff Gerstmann left the site under suspicious circumstances. It was heavily rumoured at the time that his departure was the result of pressure from a games publisher over a negative review of Kane & Lynch.
Signalling just how radically the way we read and learn about video games has changed over the past decade, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales now says he has the world's biggest network of gaming sites on the internet.
A third-party public relations firm tweeted last night that they would be "reviewing who gets games next time and who doesn't" based on the bad reviews pouring in about Duke Nukem Forever.
Dan "Shoe" Hsu has been writing some excellent pieces on the Sore Thumbs blog about the "behind the scenes" life of a video game journalist. (Mentally quote the word journalist if you want to make yourself feel better! -Ed.) The former Electronic Gaming Monthly editor in chief has recently been very blunt about the…