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The news is out that Gawker Media, our parent company, is up for sale as part of a filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This was due to an unprecedented legal assault financed in secret by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. What does that mean for Kotaku? Thankfully, not much. We aren’t going anywhere.

For more than a decade, we at Kotaku have been publishing the kinds of stories and videos about games and gaming culture that we believe people who love this stuff want to see. And we thank the millions of you who have kept up with us each and every month.

Through the Chapter 11 process, we will continue normal operations and maintain that same editorial focus. That means covering E3 next week, reporting about gaming culture in the months to come and, of course, writing the best possible review of Half-Life 3 when it finally comes out.


At some point this year, we and the rest of the sites at our company will be doing what we do under a new owner. That’s a ways off. For now, you can expect us to proceed with business as usual. We will continue to try to put the best possible gaming site out there, one that we hope will interest you for months and years to come.