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#1 User is offline Tanks 

Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Yet nothing's off limits for those zany muck-racking journalists at Kotaku... :specialed:

We should probably be relieved they didn't delve even further into the cesspool, lest we be forced to go to arms to beat back this unholy beast, praying the seal of deviant art will hold it once more.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

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yeah, stuff like that is why I stopped reading Kotaku, they are less about "news" and more about Page hits, similar to another "news" site we know of.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

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If you don't like them drawing attention to it, why are you drawing attention to it yourself?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

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View PostTylinos, on 13 February 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

If you don't like them drawing attention to it, why are you drawing attention to it yourself?

Alas, hoisted by my own petard. Actually, I find that its best discussed here than by the general gaming community. Its like a portion of our internal affairs that no one really has any business looking into. A skeleton in the closet, if you will. Only, in this case, we're perfectly willing to bury said skeleton, if it would simply dig the hole and put itself in it.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

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Why make it illegal? It's up to the end user to determine if a news article is worth their time. Suppressing freedom of information and the trade of ideas is a bad idea, even if that freedom is often abused.

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Mike Fahey said:

Just look at my own Twitter icon. A decade ago I adopted the internet handle Bunnyspatial after an odd fellow at a Dragon*Con slapped a sticker on me that read 'Bunny Special'. The name stuck, and I spent a couple hundred dollars commissioning a Sonic-style rabbit to be my digital representation.

Mike Fahey said:

I'd like to think we all had a good time, and maybe we learned a little about ourselves in the process.

Everyone, give Mike Fahey a hand. This is his big outing. I'm sure it took a lot of courage to ruin his career as a journalist and I think we should support him in this decision.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

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I thought it was going to be an article on something shocking, something morally corrupt, or Penders level bullshit...

No, it was a hack writing about Sonic fan art. How many years have you been using the internet?

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Sonic fans are so fucking weird.

There is just no explanation for it either.

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This actually isn't surprising on any front.

1) Sonic fans tend to be extremely creepy people. One look at DeviantArt is enough to make most people grab a flamethrower.

2) Kotaku's reporting of this not only shows a really slow day (not horribly surprising aside from Vita Embargo lift day), but following the modern media line employed by Gawker, AOL, and pretty much any sort of online news agency: publish stories to generate hits.

A lot of you will quickly call out this piece for not being news and for being sensationalist bullshit. And that's exactly what's desired. On the Internet, you can get news from any old website. So sites are leaning more toward features to get people talking and draw hits which in turn helps increase advertising revenue. The fact one person here linked the article in outrage likely caused at least five more people to click the link in interest was enough to get the job done.

Not much more to it, really. It's just modern mainstream blogging and also the depreciation of any sort of credibility and nobility to online reporting. Yellow webpage journalism, if you will.

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There's porn of everything on the internet, Kotaku is a shithole populated by idiots, and the examples in the article aren't even that horrible.

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Kind of appropriate.

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>reading slowtaku

In all seriousness Kotaku is a tabloid of really low quality. Its no surprise its part of Gawker media after all. Its articles aren't design to have journalistic integrity all they want is to generate hits no matter the cost. You just help them by doing a thread about them. I recommend you delete this thread so no more people have to click that worthless link of theirs.

Also Sonic Fans being weird fucks is nothing new. If you really want to see something disturbing search in DA for Sonic + [insert another game] and you will have a joyous time of awful abominations.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

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Honestly, I thought to myself about whether I wanted to fall for Kotaku's crap and give them the hits they wanted from the article. But I felt like there was enough shit in there to spark conversation over both how terrible Kotaku is at journalism and how depraved a certain portion of the community can be. Of course everyone just goes for the easy target and chastises me for posting the thread in the first place. What can I say guys? Its either this or the paper on the US' actions after WWII as they apply to the theory of hegemonic stability. :P
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They could've drawn attention to far worse. I'll leave it at that.

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I don't care what anybody says, terrible Sonic fan art and the crazy fucks who make it will never stop being funny.

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