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Founded in 2004
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with Deadspin, Gawker, Gizmodo, io9, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Valleywag
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Stephen Totilo
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The gaming blog of the Gawker network, it was founded by Brian Crecente.

It features frequent social commentary and trivia articles alongside gaming content. Its reviews have historically never featured scores.

Involved in several controversies, including major ones such as the slander of Brad Wardell and, most notably, the sex scandal involving Nathan Grayson that sparked the GamerGate consumer revolt, it has been GamerGate's perhaps most criticized target, aggressively attacked by its operations and frequently brought up as the quintessential example of bad gaming journalism — with Kotaku in turn responding with extremely negative GamerGate coverage, although there have been some minor changes to its ethical policy early in the controversy.

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