This burns me in so many ways right now and I hope i'm not the only one seeing it. We take hardline stances around here on harassment, deaththreats, misogyny and all elements that contribute to what makes gaming so inherently negative at this time. I've never seen this dismissive attitude followed by "Oh, that's just the internet being the internet" when any of those topics are involved. Yet, here we are dismissing any accountability and responsibility from Gawker because "Oh, that's just Gawker being Gawker". We need consistency, either all of it is ok or none of it is, the mental leaps to justify this only further serves to prove my point and the demonstrated hesitancy to condemn this in the strongest possible terms makes me sick.
This pretty well sums up my thoughts in an even more concise approach.
The idea that you were a Gawker reader and this was too crass for your delicate sensibilities is unbelievable to me. It was this and their longstanding commitment to "political correctness," right? What a crock.
I was never an avid Gawker reader, but I used to read Kotaku daily (which is part of their conglomerate). Obviously, as mentioned above, that is no longer the case.
Been seeing a lot of posts here mentioning Kotaku ever since Patrick transitioned over there. I have no idea if Game Informer has an online community but, If they do, I really hope there's a renaissance flourishing on their forums talking about how ridiculous Giant Bomb is and shame on Dan for moving to a website that discusses professional wrestling more than video games.
Although it is all "Gawker Media" I separate the antics of the Gawker site itself from Kotaku. I wouldn't dump Giant Bomb if CBS did something questionable.
Though Gawker Gawker does seem to do awful things quite often. Seriously, I don't know what goes through those guys' minds sometimes. It's strange to see people like Patrick, who clearly care about their work and the message they send, and these jerks who seem to like to cause trouble.
This is a fair point. I'm not really one for boycotts, but there is a lot of crosstalk between the different Gawker sites so that may be part of why I don't even want to head to Kotaku.
Yes, do not get me wrong I love the site but its been a little disappointing lately and its causing me to consider dropping premium. It has been bothering me a lot lately and as a premium member i kind of expect more especially with 3 offices going now. Sometimes it seems like there are more trailers up then actual content and if you are not into a certain featured content item there is nothing for you on the site.
This is one of the reasons I'm not renewing. I just don't feel like there is enough premium content to make it worthwhile. Some of the stuff is comedy gold, but there is so much other media available to me already that none of it is necessary.