Let's talk about Kotaku again
Man, this one just won't quit.
Yes, I reached out and slammed Kotaku. In part I guess its mob mentality and in part its because over the past year or so, I have felt slighted and hurt by people that work at that publication.
Regardless of the personal disagreement I've had with the folks that work over there, I never meant to make their situation worse. Even if I am 100% correct about what happened I really never wanted anyone to dogpile on anyone over there. If you know me at all, you know that.
Several people have attempted to convince me over the past 48 hours or so that I was wrong, that Kotaku had not frozen me out and that it was all a big coincidence. While I still feel that is not entirely the case, I am convinced there was no meeting in which they sat down and said "ya know what, fuck boogie." I believe that the very observable changes in the way they covered things I was connected to was, at worst, probably an unconcious decision.
As for the things Jason said to me both publicly and privately they were said out of passion and pain during a very volatile time. I am hoping he will reach out to me and we can discuss that now that a lot of that bullshit is out of the way. I imagine we can mend that fence.
I honestly don't think anyone meant to do anything notorious or awful to me in any way and even if they had, I am not the kind of guy who wants to see that be returned in kind. Love the sinners, hate the sin. Love thy neighbor. Treat others how you want to be treated... You know these are the kinds of things I stand for.
I know that I have a very passionate, very dedicated, and very caring fanbase. I know that many of you want to defend me here because I feel hurt.
But if you're dedicated to me, please do me this favor.
If you have beef with Kotaku, that's fine. Do what you have to do. But please don't make me part of it. I'll deal with them on my own.
I've got emails into people that work there and I'm saying what needs to be said in personal conversations. We'll hash it out, I promise.
I thank you for caring enough about me to form an army but if you really care about me, please stand down. <3