Kotaku Writer Evan Narcisse Writes an Article about a Book He Was Featured In.

He wasn’t the first and probably won’t be the last.


Skimming through KotakuInAction’s new posts, seeing what I could find before it’s deleted, I came across this post. It seems Kotaku writer Evan Narcisse had written an entire article on a book that’s soon to come out. Naturally, given this is on Kotaku, this article seemed suspicious to me. The only visible thing to a disclosure about the article is a note informing the reader the book is due to come out on the 20th of October.

65435747Oh, and his name is featured right on the book, along with a few #GamerGate critics.

Being curious enough, I clicked the link knowing my Adblock Plus was ready for what ever may pop up. To nobodies surprise, it was a direct link to where you can buy the book this articles writer was featured in with a short write up about it and a list of other people featured in it.  I’ll spare you the click even if it’s archived and leave you a screenshot.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an entire article written on a gaming website shilling the authors own book. Last month we saw Polygon’s Phil Ownes shilling his, first written behind the cover of “Polygon Staff”. When called out by #GamerGate, Polygon was quick to edit the article revealing it was Phil Owns himself who wrote the article. It sure helped give fuel to #OpPolyGone.

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