Kotaku and Polygon did some stupid shit again, this time its about Yooka Laylee

Oh well, before I try to rewrite the whole story I rather just want to link to the article on Thegg.net (The Gaming Ground) where Robin ???V-Act??? Ek. Did a damn good job to describe how Polygon and Kotaku messed up their facts ..a lot. Good job, Robin *5*

To describe the article in short:

“Both Kotaku and Polygon are notorious for using misleading and clickbait headlines on their articles. But they might just have out done themselves this time. As they??ve written lies about Yooka-Laylee??s Kickstarter campaign.

Playtonic (the makers of Yooka-Laylee) could actually sue Kotaku and Polygon for libel and defamation. “

 

 

  • https://thegg.net/ Robin Ek

    I??m glad to hear that you enjoyed my (our) article =) And a big thanks for mentioning us!

  • EdgyDude

    I kinda wonder at what point underhanded shit like this will result in a lawsuit that will bite these sites in the ass?.

    • Oceanicus

      But that could backfire as well, we know kotaku and polygon love to play the role of poor oppressed victims.

      • EdgyDude

        They love to play it? yeah, people buying it when they do? no.

        • Oceanicus

          Sadly, since they’re affiliated with big news networks like Gawker media, they’ll get mainstream attention first, allowing them to tarnish whoever they wish, since most of the public won’t know about the events that lead to said outrage.

  • Carp

    What, so they used the wrong image or something? I didn’t really get much from the article you linked.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      Nah, it was not about an image but both the kotaku and the polygon editors wrote that the Yooka developers were hiding the true development costs which they did not. The editors were probably not ablt able to find the information on the kickstarter campaign page or did not even look after it

      • Carp

        Ah, so it’s more about incompetence than malice. Good to know. Better that they be stupid than evil.

        • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

          Neither Polygon nor Kotaku are evil I think. But when I look at their editors I am not seeing a lot of experienced gamers there. I see people that try to get a lot of clicks together and use or have to use every possible method to archive the targets without having the time sometimes to research and care enough to have only facts in their articles.