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"Kotaku is looking for Tokyo Correspondants" , posted Wed 11 Jan 02:52post reply

Kotaku is looking for correspondants living in the Tokyo area.

http://kotaku.com/5874691/live-and-breathe-japanese-games-kotaku-is-now-hiring

Surely someone from the Cafe can step up to bat!

In my dreams the professor will get the job and write sunny non-snarky articles about interesting games and usher in a new golden age of 2d fighters.






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"Re(1):Kotaku is looking for Tokyo Corresponda" , posted Wed 11 Jan 03:02post reply

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Kotaku is looking for correspondants living in the Tokyo area.

http://kotaku.com/5874691/live-and-breathe-japanese-games-kotaku-is-now-hiring

Surely someone from the Cafe can step up to bat!

In my dreams the professor will get the job and write sunny non-snarky articles about interesting games and usher in a new golden age of 2d fighters.



Damn, I forgot how horrible the Gawker websites looked now.

It would be great to get some real game news out there, but what are the chances that a Japanese correspondent wouldn't get the same tired Press Release news that Famitsu, dengeki or Gamewatch get?

I am sure any original material would most likely boil down to photoshots of some release event or some off tangent material like Harajuku fashion or something zany at Akibahara.





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"Re(2):Kotaku is looking for Tokyo Corresponda" , posted Wed 11 Jan 03:25:post reply

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what are the chances that a Japanese correspondent wouldn't get the same tired Press Release news that Famitsu, dengeki or Gamewatch get?
Sadly, the answer is "about zero," given that part right there in the posting where it says, "Do you love reading Dengeki?" Kotaku is slightly (not really) less intolerable than the games "news" websites (they are trying mightily to have a uniquely terrible layout, I see), but aside from an occasional Tim Rogers guest article, they aren't doing anything particularly interesting along the lines of GamaSutra or GameDev or IC, unless you find translating PR interesting.





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"Re(3):Kotaku is looking for Tokyo Corresponda" , posted Wed 11 Jan 05:27post reply

Kotaku isn't just awful as a news source, but they have the rare distinction of possibly being the only website/publication that has posted articles that actually offend me.

Well, to be fair, I'm sure plenty of other places post offensive articles that I haven't read, but Kotaku posts articles with links to pirated material. That's pretty unforgivable.





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