posted ago by Doggos [M] (edited) +6144 / -0

Today, Reddit's /r/KotakuInAction community joined Win.

From their announcement:

In addition, we are launching our lifeboat site officially. It's still mostly barebones, as we are having some complications with importing the CSS (as a simple copypaste from reddit would not function properly), but that should hopefully be resolved over the next week or so. So without further ado, I present to you https://kotakuinaction.win/ This site will have similar-yet-lighter rules to what you all are used to here, as we have a few things that become unnecessary due to different sitewide rules/TOS to worry about there. As we get the CSS and such functional we will get the new rules list up and running, but until then please treat it as being under effectively the same rules as here, with a bit lighter hand regarding some of the more insane things that we have had to deal with being pushed in place from above either by order or by watching precedent being put in place based on admin action against specific posts/comments/users.

See their full announcement here.

Your account here works across all Win sites. You will need to sign in separately, but the credentials work.

The community is now available at KotakuInAction.win

Today, Reddit's /r/KotakuInAction community joined Win. From their announcement: > In addition, we are launching our lifeboat site officially. It's still mostly barebones, as we are having some complications with importing the CSS (as a simple copypaste from reddit would not function properly), but that should hopefully be resolved over the next week or so. So without further ado, I present to you https://kotakuinaction.win/ This site will have similar-yet-lighter rules to what you all are used to here, as we have a few things that become unnecessary due to different sitewide rules/TOS to worry about there. As we get the CSS and such functional we will get the new rules list up and running, but until then please treat it as being under effectively the same rules as here, with a bit lighter hand regarding some of the more insane things that we have had to deal with being pushed in place from above either by order or by watching precedent being put in place based on admin action against specific posts/comments/users. [See their full announcement here.](https://old.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/hicagl/meta_subreddit_bans_new_reddit_policy_and_our/) Your account here works across all Win sites. You will need to sign in separately, but the credentials work. The community is now available at [KotakuInAction.win](https://kotakuinaction.win/)
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Doggos [S] [M] 622 points ago +627 / -5 stickied

Note that we aren't picking sides for any potential issues. If two similar communities want to join, they are welcome.

CyberpunkSynthLord 301 points ago +303 / -2 (edited)

Yes, about damn time.

Welcome everyone from the shithole known as reddit.

Please just tell me it's not the back stabbing mods that ruined KiA originally?

Edit: It is the same mods, just wait until KiA2 is made. Somehow the KiA mods that ruined a once great subreddit with censorship and ridiculous rules made it over here without being properly vetted.

the_sky_is_falling 93 points ago +96 / -3

Hey, this needs an answer about the mods.

I dont want regurgitated scum heading towards .win

CyberpunkSynthLord 60 points ago +62 / -2

It looks as if it will be run the same way as KiA on reddit so I guess we will have to wait for KiA2 on here. Doesn't really make me hopeful for future vetting of mods from other communities making the migration to here which is a crying shame.

Journey95 58 points ago +59 / -1

Yeah KiA2 is way better than KiA which had some cucked mods and users. KiA2 is basically like this sub, just more about leftist bullshit in entertainment etc. but they still support Trump

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CyberpunkSynthLord 11 points ago +12 / -1

Based on their condescending statements both on here and on KiA2 reddit, I highly doubt that. I'm pretty sure they are perpetually in the dark.

hilboggins 8 points ago +10 / -2

Well then like how the USA works. Fix that shit at a local level, don't be complaining to the feds to fix your sub if your mayor sucks ass lol.

BaBaBlackSheep -19 points ago +2 / -21

It’s totally different mods. It’s the reason they left.

Kensho 38 points ago +39 / -1

It’s literally the same shit mods that run KiA on Reddit. Wait for their insanely dumb point system that will end up killing all discussion.

TheWhiteFalcon -9 points ago +4 / -13

The points system has been dead for months.

CyberpunkSynthLord 29 points ago +30 / -1 (edited)

Look at the mod list, it's the exact same mods who ruined KiA and made tons move to KiA2.

The submissions on KiA are butchered to hell compared to KiA2.

Diotima 8 points ago +9 / -1

I'll take anyone except those commie fucks on the left at a .win domain...

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Kensho 51 points ago +53 / -2

It’s the cucked mods running the one here at .win. Just checked and saw the mod. Shame.

CyberpunkSynthLord 38 points ago +39 / -1

Well, there is no use to go over there then.

The cancer just finds another host I guess.

AnarcrotheAlchemist 2 points ago +6 / -4

I'm giving them a chance.

I hope they leave the drama and ego's behind at reddit and let KiA be what it was turning into until they did the r3 change.

I still remember the justification for r3 was because of the excessive brigading from TMoR, SD, CTH, etc. and that it was to much moderation work for them. So if they bring r3 along in all of its glory then they may as well have stayed on reddit because all that did was kill any discussion and activity which is why KiA2 is a more active sub these days.

Wtf_socialismreally 0 points ago +11 / -11

To be honest, who cares right?

If we want to turn this into something big, we may not totally agree on every single point -- Just like Reddit -- but allowing us more exposure is good and critical.

I also feel like it would be somewhat beneficial to have banlists separate, e.g. what is banned from another community not necessarily banned here and vice versa.

cheesecakelove 14 points ago +15 / -1

Hell yeah! Politics2 incoming, right?

Wtf_socialismreally 1 point ago +7 / -6

That's a leap; definitely not that far, but KiA from what I'm remembering from my time sorting through all that drama is nowhere near the same level of disagreement with our views that /r/politics was.

They may also be learning; all of the shutdowns and bullshit of the past few weeks would sway a lot of people.

I'm not saying bring the hard left here because fuck that noise. But people who don't necessarily and totally agree with everything? Sure. We already don't agree on every single point, and we shouldn't. Nor should we have to, because this is America, where we're supposed to be able to have different opinions that -- as long as we're not personally affected by them -- should not cause us a ton of upset, because it's a core foundational principle of our country.

AnarcrotheAlchemist 14 points ago +14 / -0

KiA is almost a dead sub.

KiA2 has way more activity and posts.

I hope that the mods relax the rules and encourage activity again but if they continue with the rules that they were imposing on reddit it will just be two people contributing with no 4 other people commenting and thats it.

Wtf_socialismreally -4 points ago +1 / -5

Let's make this an analog for the unification of North and South Koreas.

Our president will continue to work on improving relations over here; the people on his 24/7 rally will unite the KiA and KiA2 into one lovely KiA!

Or we'll just get another KiA2 community here and see what happens.

almond_activator 25 points ago +26 / -1

cucked mods

This comment is literally accurate. The mods are involuntary polyamory participants.

They're suuuuuper sensitive about it, too.

Throwawaycuzmeh 18 points ago +20 / -2

Yup. No one on .win should be celebrating the arrival of this garbage sub.

almond_activator 3 points ago +4 / -1

Wait for the offshoot (unfortunately, they didn't get over here in time to snag prime). KIA2 recognized the culture war and kept fighting it while the KIA1 mods were choking the life and engagement out of their sub trying to avoid acknowledging it.

Shadist -9 points ago +2 / -11

This is adorable

almond_activator 9 points ago +10 / -1

This isn't Reddit, you limp-dicked, lily-livered, feeble-minded, noodle-spined waste of ejaculate.

I can call you all the names I want. They don't even have to be true. I just have to feel like typing them out.

You ruined KIA, and trying to build the same thing here with the same band of hyper-sensitive troglodytes will result in a "community" that's purely a circle-jerk for you and your alts, because nobody will follow you here. That huge sub count you've supposedly got? It's all an illusion — your engagement numbers are shit because your rules and arbitrary enforcement of them has the remaining subscribers in a stranglehold.

Shadist -7 points ago +3 / -10

As expected

"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."

Have fun making up stories cupcake.

almond_activator 2 points ago +3 / -1

"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."

How convenient for you then, that your false authority gave you the power to delete any evidence against you.

Shadist 0 points ago +2 / -2

Huh, it's weird that ceddit or removeddit would show that... But it's better for you to ignore that in favor of bullshit which backs up your inability.

You are so blissful, it suits you.

Feelsbadman 18 points ago +20 / -2

We can create KiA2 here as well. As long as we've got our KiA who cares about the other KiA?

LurkerGonnaLurk 26 points ago +29 / -3

"It's not the back stabbing mods that ruined KiA originally"

As requested, I told you it. But unfortunately, I was lying when I said that. Well, depending on WHICH mods you mean. According to some, it is. According to others, it isn't. People on KiA2 have already reported being banned from it, which must be a record since it only went up a couple minutes ago.

The initial post by OP acknowledges this: "Note that we aren't picking sides for any potential issues. If two similar communities want to join, they are welcome."

Which is implicitly giving the nod to KiA2's existence and alternative viewpoint, and the issues/antics about the two of them.

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HandofBane -26 points ago +12 / -38

The only user banned so far posted a comment shortly after we went live that was pretty damn anti-semitic. We have a "leave identity politics attacks elsewhere, they don't belong here" rule that is carrying over.

Also worth mentioning that that user had been previously perma-banned from KiA on reddit, and has been repeatedly slapped by KiA2 mods for things he has posted/commented in the past.

Throwawaycuzmeh 32 points ago +35 / -3

Oh look, it’s bane himself.

The mods running KiA here on win are the same people who torpedoed KiA on reddit.

Wait for KiA2.

almond_activator 30 points ago +31 / -1

Oh, look, it's this faggot again, except here I can call him a faggot without getting banned.

Truly .win-ning.

86commies1776 3 points ago +5 / -2

That’s what you think. The mods here are already sucking these faggots off, so most likely we’ll start to see Reddit style censorship soon.

americathegr888 25 points ago +31 / -6

Oh boy, just what we need, more milquetoasts.

Knight1_of_Sunset 28 points ago +32 / -4

Worse than that, they are censorious punks. I was there during the split and the mods of KotakuInAction (the one without the "2" at the end) became the very progressive SJW monsters that we fought so hard against. The sane part of that subreddit became KotakuInAction2, which could be considered to be the true heirs of the vision that Gamergate was built upon.

americathegr888 16 points ago +17 / -1 (edited)

Aye I remember that, I used to visit KIA semi-regularly. I really don't like these people and feel like bringing them here is kind of a mistake (the censorious mods, mostly).

Constant purity tests, censoring shit because "muh rayciss" etc is fucking obnoxious and will just further slide conservatives to the left in general, which is already a huge problem with conservatism.

If someone doesn't like a comment they should downvote it, not try to censor it.

stay_mad_45 -24 points ago +3 / -27

go back to stormfront

americathegr888 18 points ago +21 / -3 (edited)

Go back to Reddit if you love censorship so much.

"Anti-semitism" is often (not always) just a leftist canard used to shut people down rather than actually out-debate them, which is exactly how you're using it. So you shouldn't be surprised that people who came to a site that exists to get away from censorship aren't a fan of it being used that way.

If you'd like to explain why you like milquetoast center-left conservatism so much instead of just calling me names, by all means, please do. Maybe you'll change my mind.

86commies1776 8 points ago +9 / -1

Fuck off, faggot. You losers always use ‘anti semite’ as a reason for censorship. This site just fucked itself by letting commie faggots like you in.

This is why the right always loses. We give opportunity to those we disagree with in hope they’ll assimilate or at least not go full cuck.

Guess what? They never keep their word and always stab us in the back.

Mods are pathetic here. They had something incredible and they let the exact enemy in.

biorito 7 points ago +8 / -1

We have a "leave identity politics attacks elsewhere, they don't belong here"

Are you blind or something? You think the identity politics bullshit has no place in the context of Gamergate and its implications?!

For reals?

Feelsbadman 22 points ago +27 / -5

I was there when the big split happened and I actually think it was good in the long run because KiA2 became super active and based while the original KiA focused on gaming specifically. We just got two KiAs and we didn't really lose anything.

Jakefoy92 200 points ago +202 / -2

This is pretty big, Reddit now will see that instead of cutting out a cancer, they cut out a vital artery, and the bleeding and flailing begins

Acala 118 points ago +119 / -1

This could be the beginning of something beautiful...

Maloney34 108 points ago +108 / -0

Reddit becomes Digg. That would be beautiful.

I went there for the first time in years recently. My expectations were low but holy fuck has it gone to shit.

KeyboardWarrior 29 points ago +29 / -0

What is digg?

RonPaulWasRight 45 points ago +45 / -0


KeyboardWarrior 9 points ago +9 / -0

I literally never heard of it until today.

RonPaulWasRight 22 points ago +22 / -0

With any luck the same will be said by an Internet user similar to yourself in 10 years about reddit (and Twitter, and hopefully Facebook).

AVeryNakedMan 17 points ago +17 / -0

It was a major social media site very similar to Reddit.

It was more popular than Reddit for several years, until the admins of Digg started pushing updates onto the community that they hated.

They eventually pushed a major site redesign despite everyone in the beta saying it was horrible. When the redesign launched, they not only changed the look of Digg, but changed the algorithm so that the site content became more dominated by power users. About 95% of the users got pissed the fuck off and left to Reddit all at once.

KeyboardWarrior 9 points ago +9 / -0

dominated by power user

Wow. The "elite" are hellbent on controlling human thought. Looking back, it didn't seem as though they were trying to control thought but ever since trump came along and the fake news became exposed by trump, it's more obvious than ever. Their system is completely out In the open which stretches into social media. For example Facebook. On a side note, just look into mark Zuckerbergs eyes. He's seen the other side and he ain't comin back.

spezisacuckold 10 points ago +10 / -0

Digg was THE reddit before reddit. I went there daily for years back in probably 06-09. They changed their UI to look absolutely fucking ugly and unusable so everybody switched to reddit. Now reddit's doing the exact same + all the communist censorship.

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HK417 5 points ago +5 / -0

Kevin Rose ran a site just like reddit but one day decided he wanted to make money so they plastered stories as ads and removed the down vote. Everyone left the site in one day.

TheBubba 20 points ago +20 / -0

I pray that this site doesn't make the same mistakes. I was around for the Digg migration, so I've seen it all.

Rule #1: If you see someone with blue hair saying they will mod for free, say hell no and GATEKEEP.

GATEKEEP GATEKEEP GATEKEEP That was the mistake Reddit made. Do not allow SJWs or their mindset in, even if it is the moral choice. They are a cancerous virus that will eventually destroy the host.

1776-or-1984 7 points ago +8 / -1

No woke, no commie, no SJW.

wethepepe 7 points ago +7 / -0

You are witnessing this phenomenon on Reddit and Twitter.

They are wilfully destroying their company/livelihoods to satisfy their unrelenting thirst for authority and virtue signalling.

Your #1 rule is damn important. They ALWAYS recruit more if their own. And they keep at it until they tip the balance of power into their favour and then they start looking for more opportunities to tell people what to do.

Gatekeep and imo constantly work to ensure mods of communities have no sway/say in the site administration.

The masterful thing the Win admins have done is make every community their own site/domain which gives a very clear separation between the communities and should be a bit of a natural deterrent from cross community drama. Hopefully meaning worst case, power hungry mods are the king of their own shitpile and the community can create a new community leaving the power hungry mod shouting into their void about their own importance

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LLegendary 6 points ago +6 / -0

Naw....Digg went from great to unrecognizable crap.....over night.

OwningTheLibs 2 points ago +2 / -0

Surprised, how many people were around and witnessed that train wreck. LOL!

xHadrian 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’d give you gold if I could. I hope this is seen as Reddit’s digg moment—a big mistake where they crossed their users on too many times.

Nigjdijeemejeee 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wait I just went into digg and there are only videos. Wtf happened

Bucktooth34 2 points ago +2 / -0

Greed and stupidity happened.

Thracka951 10 points ago +10 / -0

Decentralized affiliated sub-networks encrypted end-to-end and decoupled from physical identity? Yes please

1776-or-1984 2 points ago +3 / -1

Decentralized peer to peer would be godpower, and we need it yesterday.

Its the tech equivalent of ideas, like in Inception, "most powerful virus is an idea" only way to kill the virus is kill the host. Without decentralized peer to peer it will always be in the hands of gatekeepers, domain registrars, Cloudflare ppl, etc.

Thracka951 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. The internet is essentially getting less and less useful as time goes by, and the great innovations all have you as the product these days.

God I miss Gopher/USENET/IRC

1776-or-1984 6 points ago +7 / -1

It IS haha

John789 34 points ago +34 / -0

Another sub idea. Watchredditdie.Win where we post censorship and other things that show what a joke reddit is.

1FalseSong 12 points ago +13 / -1

Nah, who cares about Reddit. It’s like stalking an ex. Let’s just do our thing on our site and let them do whatever they want.

RonPaulWasRight 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nah, we want to watch them die.

Thracka951 9 points ago +9 / -0

Like watching a train wreck, from 100 different angles, simultaneously, in slow motion.

I like this idea.

Diotima 17 points ago +17 / -0

Reddit will soon realize that .win u/Doggos is going to assimilate disenfranchised and banned subreddit users and eventually become more powerful on some level with enough users being bled off Reddit.com due to censorship? Remember the Michael Scott Paper Company from The Office? They out competed their competition at Dunder Mifflin by undercutting them and bleeding them of their customers by offering a cheaper and more compelling product. That's what this is.

PeasantShop 7 points ago +7 / -0

These particular mods are the cancer trying to spread. With luck, no one will join them.

Filo76 2 points ago +2 / -0

But will they ever realize that THEY are the cancer?

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FullDoomer 180 points ago +182 / -2

Gamergate began my turn to the right. Six years later and I'm a homeowning gun totin Maga loving dude. Thanks Zoe!

BIDENSACPADDICT 87 points ago +87 / -0

She sucked tons of dicks to set us on the path to enlightenment.

MAGAmemnon 25 points ago +26 / -1

Dicks out for Zoerambe.

flashersenpai 10 points ago +11 / -1

the lord took the wrong gorril from us i cri

Feelsbadman 38 points ago +39 / -1


Cameron 41 points ago +41 / -0

For me as well
I feel like gamer gate was the first big event that started dividing everyone. Stupid whores flirting around the gaming industry for unfair advantages and getting called out for it began the “-ist” defense.

wethepepe 13 points ago +13 / -0

First time a large group of people had been on the other side of the media’s coordinated fake news campaigns.

When when the same thing started happening to trump it no doubt became a big fat red pill for many

PM_ME_UR_MAGIC_CARDS 25 points ago +25 / -0

Same brother. Sargon circa 2015 was my jam. Used to watch TYT. Creeped on Crowder with disdain... eventually came to see he was making great points. Voted Trump in 2016 due to Wikileaks and going to vote Trump 2020 to protect the republic!

1776-or-1984 15 points ago +16 / -1

I can't believe I ever watched the Young Turks and thought I was informed lmfao

1776-or-1984 21 points ago +22 / -1

Quinn is a goddamn leper vampire

Knight1_of_Sunset 13 points ago +13 / -0

Amen. Gamergate is one of the many things that made my journey to MAGA and Donald Trump. At the very least, it teaches me that all media, independent and MSM, are all scum.

nogodafterall 125 points ago +128 / -3

I speak as just a user, not in any official capacity, I'm glad that the_donald decided to stand up for free speech rather than let commies win. My own politics don't matter as much in the particulars as free speech matters in the grand scheme of things.

Thanks to the .win people for having us.

Pederrr 46 points ago +47 / -1

The only politics I don't accept are those taking away my freedoms. We can disagree all day on everything with no issue, until thought policing or erosion of my freedoms starts

nogodafterall 15 points ago +17 / -2

I agree, and I think that people that try to erode the Constitution should be met in all avenues and vigorously disabused of the attempt. American society is falling into a paralysis where people are afraid to state the obvious and to have an opinion which differs from the rioters threatening their life. We can't survive such a thing as a nation. Trump is absolutely right that law and order are the bedrock of a society where free speech is truly respected. Without law and order, there is only anarchy and civil war to fall back on.

For my personal politics, if bad touch biden wins, I think what we'll get is exactly anarchy and civil war.

1776-or-1984 4 points ago +5 / -1

Anti-authoritarians unite!

Shadowman3001 [M] 12 points ago +16 / -4

We got'chu fam. Happy to have y'all aboard!

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86commies1776 4 points ago +4 / -0

They knew they were snakes when they let them in. Oh gentle woman...

HostoryStartsAt1776 10 points ago +11 / -1

Wow, now try walking that talk.

nogodafterall -5 points ago +2 / -7


ldanwill [M] 7 points ago +12 / -5

We're happy to have you on board.

aspen 6 points ago +9 / -3 (edited)

Are we? Why?

thedonald.win needs to branch out but it has to do it responsibly and in phases. Importing wholesale communities is the wrong way to go, and so far we're literally just carving out blocks of reddit.

If you import reddit you will become reddit. Do you understand that?

These people are censorious anti-Trump communists who hate your freedom. They will apply every trick in the book to exert the same pressure here as they did on reddit.

This is the wrong way to scale out.

We have our culture here and we need to preserve it, nurture it and scale it out at a pace that maintains momentum in all of the right ways, without compromising on or diluting our core principles.

We have thedonald.win. A single sub-win for guns would be a sensible next step. Add to that, a sub-win dedicated to the ideological foundations and history of the constitution.

These are the material backbones of our movement here. Our freedoms and our means to preserve them.

Before any sub-wins had been announced I wrote:

The mods here have a real opportunity to help launch the Western world's first real counter-culture movement in an entire generation. I don't think it can be understated how potentially far-reaching the positive impacts of this community could be if the right moves are played at the right times.

Well these are now the wrong moves at the wrong times.

By importing an entire community of people who've already proven themselves not to give a damn about your freedom, you've just diluted our core message here and let the snakes in.

We need to scale but it has to be done responsibly. This is the online equivalent of the 2015 open borders refugee crisis. If this continues we are going to be outnumbered in our own space and our message will be lost.

Faffz [M] 5 points ago +11 / -6

You guys are awesome. Welcome aboard!

EDDIT_IS_CUCKED 105 points ago +108 / -3

We have the best weebs, don't we folks?

Pelosi_Halitosis 22 points ago +23 / -1

I was wondering, now I know.

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TheBestJoel 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm so proud of my fellow weebs.

Snake 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, we missed a huge opportunity for



Jk. Glad to have this community.

newironside 0 points ago +2 / -2

KIA has nothing to do with 'anime' or 'weebs'

Kotaku was a publication that posted largely anti-gamer pro-SJW and the sub KotakuInAction was originally made to catalog this bullshit. KIA was later turned into the GamerGate sub before it was taken over by pro-censorship pro-SJW commies who destroyed the sub and banned all the main posters.

That's who the admins here accepted into this site.

Actual GamerGaters left KIA for KIA2 like how T_D left reddit for .win

AlphaNathan 76 points ago +80 / -4

We will never stop winning.

PremiumPatriotPepe 18 points ago +18 / -0

Say it again for the people in the back. NO BRAKES.

DickTick 8 points ago +8 / -0

Start taking coats immediately!

Sixty2ndAssassin 5 points ago +5 / -0


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JustHereForTheSalmon 59 points ago +64 / -5


KotakuInAction was run by a bunch of mods that hate their users. In response, KotakuInAction2 is the actual heir to that movement.

In a nutshell, the mods installed various rules against the wishes of the users, publicly talked shit about them, and delete submissions in order to resubmit under their own accounts for karma and relevance.

These guys are controlled opposition. MODS please keep a very very close eye on the permissions you give them.

ChadManspread 46 points ago +47 / -1

I agree, I've been fighting for KIA2 to move here, then this. They even have that mod that always gives a smarmy answer then at the end of her comment writes 'meow.'

Throwawaycuzmeh 27 points ago +29 / -2

Oh shit, pink is here?

Yeah, fuck half-KiA.

Shadist -11 points ago +2 / -13

For folk who are so into the fight it's interesting that so few of you have any idea what's going on.

almond_activator 10 points ago +11 / -1

It's funny the way trust works, isn't it?

Ignore one little vote by your userbase, choke off all engagement on your sub, and somehow, everyone stops believing a word you say.

Shadist -11 points ago +2 / -13

Sure sure snowflake.

Cough 9 points ago +10 / -1

Still a condescending fag.

AnacondaIsAShill 36 points ago +38 / -2



firstones 21 points ago +22 / -1

I was hoping this was indeed KIA2 that moved, not the cucked version that started censoring right-wingers in the first place.

793D 9 points ago +9 / -0


Fuck r/KotakoInAction mods. Get your own fucking site without bringing your commie shit in here.

Doggos [S] [M] 4 points ago +19 / -15

We're accused of similar things, and worse - so these kind of accusations don't hold much weight. However, we aren't taking a side. Two similar communities are both welcome on Win.

bloodyminded 35 points ago +38 / -3

You're going to regret this. Just saying.

HostoryStartsAt1776 26 points ago +28 / -2

They will regret this so bad.

86commies1776 11 points ago +13 / -2

This is why we lose. The Right always extends an Olive branch and the left always extends a blade in our backs. Incredible how quick this site rose and how fast it’ll fall into a commie shithole.

Throwawaycuzmeh 29 points ago +31 / -2

I’ve been posting on Kia since very nearly the beginning. The current mods are not our friends.

Lurker404 22 points ago +25 / -3

He's not wrong. That's why the split to KIA2 happened which overtook KIA1 in activity. Most mods in KIA1 are decent but there's at least one I would not trust as a pro-Trump network.

TheLionParty 14 points ago +17 / -3

Reasonable approach. As I noted here KIA2 is the sub that is more in like td.win values. Im not out for regulating "wrong think" here, but hopefully KIA2 asks to join up as well.

Feelsbadman 12 points ago +14 / -2

This. I'm active on both communities on Reddit. KiA2 should just create their own .win as well.

Flintlock 53 points ago +53 / -0

With every group that joins the WIN-ning, Reddit grows weaker. Take away Reddit’s niche categories feature that differentiate them from the pack, and what do they have? A group of whining douches that no one wants to interact with.

the_sky_is_falling 25 points ago +26 / -1

Whining douches who downvote you for wrong think and then ban you.

Let them reeee in their own echo chamber

Feelsbadman 20 points ago +21 / -1

Who would've though that banning r/the_donald would result in the creation of what is possible the most viable alternative to Reddit yet?

CovfefeBucks [M] 44 points ago +50 / -6

We welcome almost all communities. Not just ones that agree with us. Have moderators contact us here or on Discord if they are looking for a new, better home.

Pederrr 15 points ago +17 / -2

as long as they don't want to thought police, call names in hostility, or take away my freedoms I see no problem with anyone coming! It only makes us stronger and begins the empire!

HostoryStartsAt1776 29 points ago +30 / -1

Well, I have bad news.

PepisMaximus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is there a list of communities somewhere? an "all.win" so to speak?

intamin 6 points ago +6 / -0


YuriBezmenov 34 points ago +35 / -1

Cool. What exactly is KIA? I've seen it before but never really lurked on it. I assumed it had something to do with gamergate or making fun of politically correct gaming journous.

Feelsbadman 53 points ago +57 / -4 (edited)

An anti-SJW, anti-censorship sub and the "official" pro-gamergate community after discussion of gamergate was banned on 4chan.

Lurker404 34 points ago +35 / -1

Used to be. Unfortunately KIA got taken over by a few censorious mods who banned most SJW criticism. At least 1 or 2 mods are lefties/anti-Trumpers who ban what they don't like. Unfortunately they are on kia.win too.

almond_activator 18 points ago +19 / -1

KIA 0.5 is a non-starter here, I hope.

Wait for KIA2, the one that isn't literally run by cuckolds and trannies.

TheMAGAnificent 20 points ago +20 / -0

Why was that of all things banned on 4chan of all places?

CisSiberianOrchestra 45 points ago +45 / -0

The 4chan admin named Moot started dating an SJW and she convinced him to ban Gamergate discussion.


NegativeRainbow 22 points ago +22 / -0

The 4chan admin named Moot started dating an SJW and she convinced him to ban Gamergate discussion.

...And she wound up cucking him too... I got the screencap of poor widdle mootiepants getting the fuck flamed out of him... Had the pic of her with another guy... fucking funny as fuck.

Maly 24 points ago +24 / -0

moot went full SJW, banned and replaced a lot of mods before finally just selling the website. He was promoting Anita Sarkeesian, so, yeah.

LurkerGonnaLurk 14 points ago +14 / -0

The generally assumed explanation is that Moot was one of the beneficiaries of certain exchanges relevant to the GG conversation.

rageous -3 points ago +1 / -4


i'm confused, wasn't gamergate a leftist movement? Why would anyone be pro-"that"?

flashersenpai 7 points ago +7 / -0

Who told you that? GG was (and for some still is) the far right boogeyman of gaming. As far as I'm aware GG was one of the first reactions to SJWs in entertainment.

Feelsbadman 4 points ago +4 / -0

As in, we pushed the #Gamergate hashtag because of a scandal that happened involving a journalist with a conflict of interest due to romantic involvement. The "anti-gamergate" (mostly leftist) crowd tried to suppress any discussion of gamergate.

Tracker2208 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'd say the majority or the anti-sjw, left leaning libertarian types. Think Sam Harris, Bill Maher, and Sargon of Akkad types, as well as those who unironically use "horseshoe theory". I'd say that's where I started, but I'd also say GG started me on the path to becoming further right than the Rush Limbaugh and Pay Buchanan types.

ImpeachTheWitchHunt 2 points ago +3 / -1

Gamergate was the scandal against whores claiming every -ist in the world against people calling out their whoring. Or something.

TheMutualist 19 points ago +20 / -1

Yes. It's a subreddit of gamers and comic fans who make fun of game 'journalism.'

TwistedChemical 15 points ago +15 / -0

sounds like something I should have joined in 2016 when everything was getting fucking retarded.

CousinEddie 7 points ago +7 / -0

Do they talk about the actual games themselves? I would like a gaming forum but dont know any. I play PC FPS

ChadManspread 6 points ago +8 / -2

I can't believe I'm saying this, but pcgaming on Reddit is pretty good, and doesn't put up with a lot of SJW crap. They're not necessarily against it I don't think, but they don't give in to it either.

1776-or-1984 4 points ago +5 / -1

To be pcmasterrace you gotta have accomplished something in life, to afford to. It's inherently anti-commie to that degree.

newironside 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nah all what we do is sit around sharing and shitting on gaming journalism while never playing any our selves.

1776-or-1984 5 points ago +6 / -1

Sounds great tbh

Amaroq64 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sounds like I have an audience for my post about the last of us 2 after all. :P

1776-or-1984 3 points ago +4 / -1

The Trans of Us 2: Electric Golfaloo

minttea2 12 points ago +13 / -1 (edited)

Gamer stuff is one major focus, but probably 80% more or less our type of people, and virtually no /politics or /news types or anything close types.

Also, like T_D, one of the Reddit sites that would cover terrorist and other sh-t when most of the larger subs went full enforced radio silence.

ForHumans 6 points ago +6 / -0

sounds about right

_____ 4 points ago +4 / -0

I haven't looked at it in years. I just looked now. Its largely about SJW and wokism in internet culture as a whole, but with some focus on gaming still.

Libertysheimdall1 34 points ago +34 / -0

It’s actually happening. The conservative “the market will solve it” refrain may actually come to pass.

Feelsbadman 27 points ago +27 / -0

This is probably the first time in internet history that a legit competition to Reddit is gaining traction. And all because Reddit decided to ban r/the_donald thinking they would go down quietly.

spezisacuckold 7 points ago +7 / -0

The great thing is that creating websites is only becoming easier. Even if this site becomes overrun it will be increasingly easier to make new ones. Quality website creation and hosting is being open sourced. The Old Guard is losing their control and they are FUCKING DESPERATE.

TrumpSavedWesternCiv 29 points ago +29 / -0


TheLionParty 21 points ago +21 / -0

Id prefer to see r/kotakuinaction2 myself, though I respect KIA's need for a less restricted platform.

KIA2 feels like it has more of the spirit of thedonald.win, more openness, less moderation, and it pulls less punches.

1776-or-1984 18 points ago +20 / -2

All signs point to KIA2 being better

Throwawaycuzmeh 13 points ago +15 / -2

Allow me to confirm it for you: a lot of stuff on kia2 is cross posted to/from this site.

Meanwhile, the Kia mods chased the conservatives off the sub because the mods didn't want "another t_d".

1776-or-1984 5 points ago +7 / -2

That actually does def confirm it for me, lol. Thanks

newironside 2 points ago +3 / -1

And we told the Admins here about how much the half KIA mods suffered from TDS but they don't want to listen.

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Spikeball 19 points ago +21 / -2

Now these are the kind of refugees I like

AtariArtist 16 points ago +16 / -0

What was/is their mission/raison d'etre?

Feelsbadman 22 points ago +25 / -3 (edited)

Anti-SJW, anti-censorship, keep politics out of video games, expose video game journalists for the frauds they are.

Knight1_of_Sunset 14 points ago +14 / -0

I would also argue that, without Gamergate and KotakuInAction(2), the_Donald would not have picked up that much steam in the first place. It is the group that created the crack in the MSM media's armor.

Phil_Selway 5 points ago +6 / -1

The heroes we need in the video game industry. RIP The Last of US.

AtariArtist 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ah, nice!

CisSiberianOrchestra 3 points ago +6 / -3

It's Reddit's biggest Gamergate subreddit.

HostoryStartsAt1776 11 points ago +12 / -1

It’s Reddit’s controlled opposition gamer gate sub.

johnnybravo 16 points ago +16 / -0

Need a weekendgunnit.win

basicevent 8 points ago +8 / -0

Amen börther.

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WassermanSchultz 14 points ago +15 / -1

Is this kotakuinaction or kotakuinaction2?

AnacondaIsAShill 34 points ago +36 / -2

This is half-KIA aka CuckedKIA and the cucked mods are enforcing the same rules that reddit foisted upon them. Some Stockholm Syndrome shit.

Aurondarklord -7 points ago +11 / -18

We have actually already pared down our rules greatly to cut out the rot that reddit forced into them, and plan to continue reexamining what we actually need and what's a holdover from reddit bullshit as we get set up.

Elnikoz 20 points ago +21 / -1

Oh so it was Reddit that made you guys to put a vote on new rules to the community and then decided to say fuck it and go against that vote? BS

Aurondarklord -10 points ago +7 / -17

In part, yes. There were certain kinds of topics that became inevitable traps for users sperging out and breaking sitewide rules, and incited endless brigades from subs reddit refused to do anything about no matter how blatantly they broke the rules.

Mods made a call between banning some topics, and having to ban a great deal of our own users so that reddit wouldn't destroy us if somebody said they'd like to see Anita Sarkeesian take a helicopter ride.

The whole thing was handled very badly and the mods who did that are no longer part of the team, by their own choice, actually. But now that we're here, we don't have to give a shit about any of those problems, so yes, it's fully our intention to open things back up, probably to a degree that will ultimately allow MORE content than the pre-bullshit points system.

I'll point out to you though that our moderation, while sometimes overbearing, kept us alive through this ban wave and gave us the time we needed to find a better option.

Throwawaycuzmeh 22 points ago +24 / -2

Jesus Christ are you motherfuckers dishonest.

No one made you narrow the sub to such an absurd degree. You did it because your mods are closeted leftists who didn't want the users shitting all over your stupid worldview.

Btw, for anyone wondering, one of the big sore spots for kia mods was polyamory. That's the kind of degenerate cuck shit that caused them to send people packing.

Aurondarklord -13 points ago +3 / -16

Wait...are you accusing us of censorship because we didn't censor stuff you think is degenerate?

Throwawaycuzmeh 15 points ago +17 / -2

And you immediately demonstrate your dishonesty in the span of one post lol

You censored people who were talking shit about polyamory. If you'd let people speak their minds about that degeneracy, kia2 wouldn't exist.

Elnikoz 17 points ago +18 / -1

Yes I'm sure it was also Reddit that told you guys to start acting like power hungry assholes to the rest of the community. Calling people names and circlejerking each other in the comments after the fact with other mods was also Reddit's fault no doubt about it.

Aurondarklord -14 points ago +2 / -16

The two mods who were responsible for 90% of that problem are no longer here.

HostoryStartsAt1776 15 points ago +16 / -1

I see bane of the list of mods.

WassermanSchultz -4 points ago +2 / -6

Well, I'm glad you're here. Hopefully opens up some more, too. Will you allow some general games discussion? I need a place to talk about the new Demon's souls remaster.

Aurondarklord -7 points ago +3 / -10

General games discussion is entirely allowed and has been for a long time. We're actually a little surprised we don't get more of it.

T_BigD1745 11 points ago +11 / -0

We'll give you some time to get this sorted, but don't expect much support from users of t_d. We're rightly skeptical and any sign of censorship or forced political bullshit will be a major turn off to most of us. Proceed thoughtfully and carefully.

Aurondarklord -17 points ago +3 / -20

You have a rule that says Trump supporters only my friend. There is a difference between censorship and focus.

Most of our rules could be summed up as "don't be an asshole", "don't spread fake news", and "don't post shit that's got nothing to do with GamerGate".

Throwawaycuzmeh 15 points ago +17 / -2

Bullshit. You guys claim to oppose bad journalism, which is 95% left wing, and yet you routinely banned content for being “political". The very idea that you could oppose the sjw rot in media without becoming "political" is retarded on its face. That's why people fled your censorous pit for kia2.

Aurondarklord -13 points ago +2 / -15

We banned content for being unrelated politics. There is a difference between an ethical issue and "orange man lives rent free in journo's head".

Throwawaycuzmeh 11 points ago +13 / -2

Not surprisingly, unrelated politics included anything that made leftists look stupid. Even when it was clearly relevant to gaming or censorship. It was the same double standard that forced t_d off Reddit in the first place.

T_BigD1745 9 points ago +9 / -0

See you had me until the last part. Gamergate hasnt had significant development for what? 2 years? Let your people discuss what they'd like. As long as it's tangentially related to the community. Thats like asking t_d not to talk about the sitting senators or congressmen or meme about 2A stuff because its supposed to only be about Trump.

I didnt downvote btw, just telling it like it is. The less restriction you put on the community you serve the better.

Aurondarklord -14 points ago +2 / -16

Problem is that has a way of causing any vaguely anti-SJW community to end up being a shittier version of TD. Having 20 different shitty TDs isn't useful. With more focus comes the ability to be targeted, effective activists, as TD is in the political world, we can be in other areas of culture, fighting the same enemy on different fronts.

Throwawaycuzmeh 8 points ago +10 / -2

Any space that opposes bad journalism and censorship is invariably going to become right wing because leftists are committing 95% of the bad journalism and censorship. Insisting that Kia not become right wing was tantamount to destroying the sub. That's why your engagement was eclipsed by a sub with, what, 20% as many users?

T_BigD1745 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wasnt suggesting that you cant have rules for the types of content that you allow, just that by restricting content too narrowly you will drive users away.

TheWhiteFalcon 10 points ago +13 / -3

Classic Coke, not New Coke

HostoryStartsAt1776 11 points ago +13 / -2

Aka the shitty censoring mods from kia

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Doggos [S] [M] 12 points ago +13 / -1

If their mods want to support it (from a marketing perspective, not financially, of course)

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impetusin 3 points ago +3 / -0

If WSB moves to .win I’ll finally be able to delete my Reddit app without ever looking back. Used to be into the crypto currency subs but they just got insanely toxic and mean spirited.

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AnacondaIsAShill 13 points ago +17 / -4

halfKIA with the same cucked mods that killed KIA on reddit No thanks.

Crankyboy 13 points ago +13 / -0

Chooo Chooo!!!!

Can't stop the Trump Train!!

Lurker404 11 points ago +12 / -1

At first I was happy but then I saw it's the old KIA. That one is nothing but a former shadow of itself with mods that censor massively against the will of the community.

Honestly, taking at least one of those mods on to a pro-Trump site is a mistake. Watch for snakes in the grass.

wethedownvoted 11 points ago +11 / -0

clapping irl

Valanantar 11 points ago +12 / -1


MetaMagaMatters 10 points ago +12 / -2

The .win's need to federate their user credentials and authentication.

MakeSpaceGreatAgain 10 points ago +11 / -1

.win grows stronger

Feelsbadman 8 points ago +8 / -0

The more subs Reddit bans, the stronger we grow. It's a catch-22 for Reddit.

P_o_o_p_s_a_c_k 10 points ago +10 / -0


KeyboardWarrior 1 point ago +1 / -0


poherf 10 points ago +11 / -1

Same cucked mods, same cucked rules. KiA2 is the real one.

JamesSunderland 0 points ago +1 / -1

Invite both.

CantThinkOfUserName 10 points ago +11 / -1


SevereWeather 9 points ago +10 / -1

If .win can resist the urge or public pressure to police content, then this can easily replace that other place that uses the colors of the Communist Party.

MAGA_4EVER 9 points ago +9 / -0

I hope reddit dies a slow miserable death.

So slow that they have to fire everyone except for their diversity hire black folk who then find themselves suddenly without a job.

Kinax3 7 points ago +7 / -0

Does this confirm thedonald.win mods are gods?

0095D 7 points ago +7 / -0

The lads who participate in KIA were pretty based the last time I regularly haunted their grounds. I haven't been there for several years, though, because the mods were starting to get... not "woke"... but there certainly seemed to be a growing divide between users and themselves several years back. So long as the mod issues don't come with it (if the problem still exists), KIA will be an excellent addition to .win

Throwawaycuzmeh 5 points ago +7 / -2

It got a lot worse.

Kia2 is more like the original Kia.

Konsaki 7 points ago +9 / -2

As an avid reader and sometimes poster to KIA, I'm glad their building their own ark inside the .win fleet!

1776-or-1984 0 points ago +2 / -2

The .win fleet has such an epic ring to it.

Konsaki 2 points ago +3 / -1


idonthaveahobby 0 points ago +1 / -1

I saw a post at KiA and someone called the new .win sites the "Don Jrs."

1776-or-1984 1 point ago +3 / -2

"Don Jrs" and ".win Doms" cuz we dominate, reddit are submissives haha

Those have been the favorite 2 bandied about around here the last few months

ChadManspread 7 points ago +7 / -0


DrMoustachio 6 points ago +17 / -11

This shit is dumb. Went there, tried to vote, had to create an account. .Wins should all work with one user name and log in. We don't need a new website for every subreddit.

Doggos [S] [M] 57 points ago +58 / -1

Accounts work across all sites in the Win network. At current, you must authenticate separately with each Win site. Resolving this is high priority.

OlDirtyBarrister 13 points ago +13 / -0

Y’all should sticky a warning about making sure not to use .win credentials to log in at any domain not listed on the communities page. Inevitably someone will erect sites on that domain to try and steal credentials.

Konsaki 5 points ago +6 / -1

Good Doggos for planning ahead for this shit!

DrMoustachio 1 point ago +1 / -0

Big PP energy right there.

Txiribiton 1 point ago +1 / -0

Great news, thank you very much.

OlDirtyBarrister 10 points ago +10 / -0

Bro, you can log into all the sites listed here with the same credentials:


I will say that the mods need to sticky a warning here about using your credentials on a site not listed there because inevitably there will be sites set up on the .win domain now that are not associated with T_D and will just be stealing credentials.

1776-or-1984 3 points ago +4 / -1

We need the communities on the side bar of all the communities

OlDirtyBarrister 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ya good point.

Xnyr21 9 points ago +9 / -0

You just need to log into your account on that sub too. Don't need to make a new account.

gr8tGatsby 8 points ago +8 / -0

I checked it out and was able to login with my same username and password as for this site. Not sure why you had an issue.

RichardKimball 8 points ago +8 / -0

They all work with your theDonald login, but the first time you do have to log in to each domain. After that, it remembers.

Indianslost3-1lead 6 points ago +7 / -1

Might want to avoid that one boys. It has the same mods from the cucked out KIA prime, instead of KIA2.

MrAlwaysRight 6 points ago +6 / -0

There bible says there is no such thing as coincidence. Which is also something science believes.

Here we have a new setup that was implemented months ago. It has surpassed reddit from 2014 and earlier in traffic already. That is with just one sub. Now it has multiple large ones coming over.

This is all lining up,. Meanwhile Reddit is seeing decreased traffic.

Novak 6 points ago +6 / -0

This is awesome. We are all here at the start of something that is going to be epic. Get fucked reddit.

ShakeYourTrumpThang 6 points ago +6 / -0

We are multiplying faster than the black community would if there was no Planned Parenthood.

1776-or-1984 1 point ago +2 / -1

Honk honk

Feelsbadman 6 points ago +7 / -1

Yay! I was active in r/KotakuInAction and r/KotakuInAction2 and it was the GamerGate moverment that redpilled me. So nice to see GamerGate has a place on .win!

Generaallucas 2 points ago +3 / -1

Same bro, same

WJKovax 6 points ago +6 / -0

This must be terrifying the faggots of Silicon Valley. I love it.

Bouldabassed 6 points ago +7 / -1

Kotakuinaction2 is definitely better. I honestly buy the theory that a lot of the KiA mods are leftists infiltrating for ideological gain. KiA2 is so much better. Not saying we shouldn't let KiA on, but people should know the difference.

PapaPepe 5 points ago +6 / -1

It's extremely disappointing to see that Kia and not Kia2 was the one added. I've been part of that community for many years. Kia was completely corrupted years ago by SJWs who went very very excessive on the censorship. They say the mod list is different but I don't believe it when some can just change their names. The fact that Bane is still the top mod there is all you need to know. He is not our friend. A pack of wolves has been let into the gates.

Cole_Dedhand 1 point ago +2 / -1

I think TD mods would be willing to give them their own sub. If not then I can imagine the mods of KIA2 moving to KIA and offsetting it.

PapaPepe 1 point ago +2 / -1

There already is a kia2. It's a shame the mods here don't know how much of a shitfest the original kia and it's mods are and actually promoted them.

somethingnew 5 points ago +5 / -0

Awesome. Welcome to win.

StaryHickory 5 points ago +5 / -0

Good stuff, fight fight fight!

So sick of this bullshit.

GingerMinky 5 points ago +6 / -1

This is huge! Wow!

Shwoogin 5 points ago +5 / -0

So as someone who never frequented kotakuinaction, what is it exactly? I can't quite tell. Gaming? Censorship? I can't really put my finger on what it is exactly. Also what the heck does the name mean?

nogodafterall 10 points ago +14 / -4

kotakuinaction was the name given to the sub when it was solely about truly unethical stuff that kotaku was doing at the time. Almost overnight, it blew up with the coinciding Gjoni/zoepost that was being banned everywhere else by people connected to the individuals exposed by the post, an event which highlighted how people were giving favorable coverage/highlights by individuals they were either personally or romantically involved with at the time or previously.

kotakuinaction was one of the few places you were allowed to talk about it. r/gaming was simply removing all posts and pretending that the event wasn't happening. Same with 4chan and other sites. A cabal of powerful people were making sure that the events never saw the light of day.

Sort of like the internet version of arkancide.


To answer your other questions: kotakuinaction is primarily concerned with gaming, censorship, and journalistic ethics, and our topics generally overlap with 2 or all of those things.

If someone is killing stories about something lefty journalists dislike, you can bet that kotakuinaction is on the job.

1776-or-1984 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thx for explaining that, I always hear about gamergate after it happened

nogodafterall 1 point ago +4 / -3

That's just one of the many parts. kotakuinaction has had a storied existence, much like t_d. GamerGate even more so. We're just glad to still exist and have a community that stands for free speech and against collusion by powerful people to shut out voices.

1776-or-1984 0 points ago +1 / -1

Me too

Just checked out kotakuinaction.win already looks pretty lively!!

Edit: I fucking hate Kotaku, now that I think about it, Im gonna go browse around over there

nogodafterall 0 points ago +3 / -3

We're still getting things going, so posting will be light, I imagine. You're welcome to join in.

YaBoiJacob 8 points ago +9 / -1

Kotaku is a really leftwing gaming news source

Feelsbadman 7 points ago +8 / -1 (edited)

Kotaku is like the CNN of video game journalism. r/KotakuInAction basically calls out Kotaku for their bullshit, as well as video game journalists in general (nearly all of them are super leftist). We are an anti-censorship community and expose corrupt journos.

Aurondarklord 3 points ago +6 / -3

It's GamerGate.

TheWhiteFalcon 5 points ago +10 / -5

KiA sub mod here, thanks for inviting us over. Barbecue smells nice.

Nibb 4 points ago +4 / -0

You guys talking to WSB? Asking for a friend.

impetusin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh yeah “they” are totally going to get banned in round 2.