How to get a great game review and win a $50,000 prize from Kotaku
Kotaku’s own review of the game is among the best in the industry.
But the publisher’s review of its own review score was deemed too negative by Kotaku, and a lawsuit was filed against Kotaku over the matter.
In March 2018, a judge granted the Kotaku lawsuit.
Kotaku sued again in August 2018, accusing the gaming site of defamation.
The lawsuit also accuses Kotaku of violating its contract with the writer, Jonathan Blow, over the review score.
Kotak filed a lawsuit in July 2018, arguing that Blow’s review score for the game, which was reviewed by its own reviewers, was not accurate.
Kotaku won that case, and on Tuesday the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York sided with Kotaku.
The judge also found that Kotaku was not entitled to an attorney-client privilege against Blow, but denied the company’s request for a preliminary injunction.
The judge’s ruling doesn’t change any of the legal issues that have arisen over the game’s release.
Kotake said it plans to appeal the ruling.
As part of the court order, Kotaku agreed to change the review scores of the two games to be reviewed by Kotak and Blow.
The company will also review the games’ critical and/or “excellent” scores, which it deems to be the most accurate.
Kotamag.com also will be required to review the review in question in a future publication.
Both games will be released as downloadable content.
“We will continue to fight for the right to publish and the right for everyone to have an unbiased and fair review,” Kotaku President Brad Wardell said in a statement.
“While we understand that the decision by the court does not solve the problems that existed, we are confident that the verdict will help ensure the continued integrity of our industry.”
“Kotak has always been clear about what it expects from its reviewers and will continue doing so,” the company said in its own statement.
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