What is happening with Kotaku and its controversial note

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Last weekend, Kotaku published an article where they talk about an emulator of PC capable of running Metroid Dread at 4K and with a frame rate per second unlimited. So far all right, right? Since several other sites were also talking about this, however, in the note of kotaku in particular, the editor seems to have encouraged people to consume piracy. Yes, a formal video game site promoted the use of piracy.

The note was so controversial that Kotaku became trend in networks yesterday, since thousands of users began to criticize the previously mentioned point, and very good. A moment came where the aforementioned medium modified the note, but by then it was too late. Exactly what did they say that it caused so much stir? We leave it below:

If you want to play the rest of the Metroid franchise and you do not want to invest a huge amount of money on old consoles and games, then the best thing you can do is go to emulation. As it is usually custom with Nintendo (and several other publishers) the company does not do a very good job preserving access to its old games, unless they sell very well. Thank God for modders, piracy, emulators and hackers.

Yes, that text was written and published by an editor of kotaku. As I was saying before, after all the stir, the editorial of the site in question updated the note to clarify that its intention had never been to promote piracy, And here you can see what they said about it.

A past version of this story was understood by many readers as a direct suggestion to illegally download this newly released game. We regret this interpretation. Kotaku believes that emulation is a vital part of the gaming world, even when we talk about the preservation of games, but we are not directly encouraging anyone to break the law and download games that have not bought. We believe that our readers are intelligent adults capable of making their own decisions, regardless of what we say.

Considering all the above, it is easy to see why people are upset with kotaku and with the way they handled this whole situation. Undoubtedly, this is a controversy that the community will not forget in the short term.

Remember that here at site We already had the opportunity to play Metroid Dread and here you can take a look at our written review, video and clear, Gameplay.

Editor s note by Defa: Sneasy to mention the unfortunate and very bad taste that was the way Kotaku addressed this whole thing. It is unthinkable that a formal means encourages the use of piracy, and although the editorial part of said site denied that it has been its intention, it is more than clear that by issues of yellow and sensationalism, the story was published with the tone with The one published. Let s say not to any form of piracy within this form of entertainment that has given us so much.

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