stephentotilo
Stephen Totilo
stephentotilo
Former Editor-in-Chief. Kotaku forever!
2/05/21 8:55PM
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We will miss you Stephen. You’ve been here about as long as I have been reading Kotaku, and you were one of the reasons I finally gave in and made an account. Read more

2/05/21 8:08PM
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I remember your first day, I was like the MTV guy? You’ve done an excellent job, You’ve done Brian proud I think.

2/05/21 6:50PM
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Sad to see you go, man. Kotaku’s always been my go-to, even through cruddy redesigns and ad onslaughts. I’m sad to see this changing of the guard take place, but I’m excited for what’s next. Stay gold.

2/05/21 6:24PM
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The end of an era. The best to you, Mr. Totilo and all you did to make Kotaku such a hotspot for gaming culture to the point of inciting a reactionary movement against it. It means you guys were doing something worthwhile.

2/05/21 5:53PM
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Well, that’s super sad. This site was more or less my home page for the better part of the 2010's (better like 8-9 years of it). You hosted a fantastic and insanely talented group of people during your tenure. I wouldn’t want to say there’s a “vision” behind Kotaku, but besides the abundance of quality writers there Read more

2/05/21 5:30PM
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It was an honor to read the site while you helmed it, and it kept me coming back every day. I hope that I get to keep doing that for years to come.
Excellent work.
Thanks for temporarily letting me meme a bit during the Dark Times, hope I didn’t go overboard.
Very excited to see where you go next!

Godspeed, (insert Read more

2/05/21 4:48PM
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It takes an extra very special and uniquely talented leader to make an already very special and talented team shine the brighter. My deepest respect and gratitude to what you’ve done for me and all the other readers of Kotaku.

2/05/21 3:53PM
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What a long, strange trip it’s been. RIP. We’ll miss you, Stephen. I think I was sold on you when you were feuding with Soulja Boy. Not enough fun or interesting feuds around here these day, you know? Good luck out there.

2/05/21 3:28PM
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Best wishes, thank you for bringing some of my favorite content and favorite writers for the past twelve years. Appreciated the environment you cultivated for everyone.

2/05/21 2:53PM
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Has it been 12 years already? I remember when I was reading and seeing your video game reports on MTV News before taking the tall order of taking over Kotaku from Brian Crecente. Thank you for running a tight ship at Kotaku, and as a loyal reader, I look forward for whatever you tackle on next. After you long deserved Read more

2/05/21 2:43PM
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Been around since Crecente days as many people have and I just wanted to say - thank you. Anytime I would see your name on an article - I knew it would be worth the read because you always had a great eye for a story and told it exceptionally well. I will follow you on to wherever you may end up. Godspeed. /salute

2/05/21 2:28PM
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Damn, end of an era. I probably started visiting Kotaku regularly for about 5 years and it’s become my favorite gaming site. It’s amazing how consistent the quality of the writing, the topics, the staff, the tone has been during those years. And I think Stephen has done an incredible job maintaining that. Read more

2/05/21 2:18PM
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You made this profession look like the dream job I’m still looking up at and I hope you start a games vertical with Defector and hire me.

2/05/21 1:54PM
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You’ve been here since I started reading Kotaku, Stephen. Always excellent. Read more

2/05/21 1:48PM
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Kotaku, and the way you run it, have been an inspiration. And you’ve been an eloquent, thoughtful champion of the entire G/O editorial staff.

2/05/21 1:40PM
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So long, Stephen! I look forward to seeing what you do next!

2/05/21 1:40PM
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You will be missed, Stephen. I think you did a very good job with this weird site... the fact that I came here after countless garbage redesigns and ever-increasing ads can be attributed greatly to your leadership. Read more