Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This is why Kotaku does not deserve the pageviews you give them by going there.

You see that picture above?  That is the title I snipped from an article on Kotaku obviously regarding the launch of Xbox One in China.  Not that I needed to tell you that, but lets just move on.  I am sure there are other worse titles Eric Jou could have chosen to sound even worse, but if he was trying to come across as an arrogant dick who enjoys hating the Xbox One console I think he's done a fantastic job.

I do not personally read Kotaku enough to track people like Eric Jou, but having just poked through a few of his prior articles it is evident that he just has something against the Xbox brand.  I do not know if he is a Playstation guy or maybe just a part of a PC race or whatever, but he clearly goes out of his way to diminish even good news in regards to Microsoft and the Xbox brand whenever he is able.  Take a look at his article to go with his terrible headline"
I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't expect it to happen. But now, Microsoft has proven me wrong. The Xbox One is China's first official video game console in 14 years and, as of today, it is officially on sale.
Originally slated for release last Tuesday, the console was delayed for six days. There was a launch party set up, but due to poor weather, the party was canceled. Microsoft also provided statements, saying that haven't been any new celebrations planned for the console's launch.
Despite the lack of official plans, the Xbox One's launch wasn't without fanfare. One of Microsoft's retail partners organised a midnight launch for eight of its retail outlets across China. Sure, it's not like a midnight release at a GameStop, but Sunning electronics had a store in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Wuhan, and Chongqing open at midnight. That's pretty much the major Chinese cities.

The following video and photos are of the midnight launch in Shanghai.Just look at those photos of the Shanghai midnight launch! It doesn't look as bad as what happened in Japan. Then again, Japan's had gaming consoles since forever.
I am not going to link their shitty pictures on my site because I do not want them to to get any additional pageviews.  If you took a minute to read that article you can see that I have highlighted a few pertinent points.  In what is literally the very first line he interjects his opinion on the article.  Therefore everything from then on is to be considered his opinion rather than any piece of journalism worthy of your respect or consideration.  He makes it known right out of the gate that he has no faith in Microsoft succeeding.

I do not even need to break the rest of it down.  Between the title and the first line of the post you can already just write it off as complete junk-journalism.  Shame on Kotaku for letting this sort of trash onto their site.  Then again--it is Kotaku and would you expect anything else from them?

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