Kotaku is a word invented by the website Kotaku, it is a mixture of the Japanese word Otaku, meaning geek/nerd, and the letter K, which when combined forms a URL which is not Otaku.com, which must have been taken at the time.

Kotaku is commonly thought to be a video game news site, and also commonly thought to be a geek/otaku blog, it is neither, it is in fact an internet social experiment on how uninteresting commenters can be if they're all terrified of being banned for not being good little tools.

Kotaku is a mixed bag, with the topic at hand ever changing, but has hard hitting articles such as "Don't be homophobic" and "Look at the gifts Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft sent me" and "Look at this porn I found of Final Fantasy characters" and "Who wants to yiff with me in Second Life?" and "Talk amongst yourselves".
Mike Fahey at Kotaku likes to masturbate to Half-Bestiality on Second Life.
by Mr John Wilson June 15, 2010
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A word taken from a gaming blog Kotaku.com in which it's ex-followers (homos) post incorrect butthurt comments on Urban Dictionary.
Dude: Hey I saw this article at Kotaku.
Butthurt Homo: Yo f*** that site and f*** you for even reading that bull!
Dude: erm.. kay?
by philanthropist02 October 04, 2018
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The place where journalistic integrity goes to die. Supposedly a blog about gaming, but when you visit the front page you'll struggle to find anything relevant. You'll see random videos, cosplayer galleries, inside jokes, discussions about the editors' personal lives, and a load of other bullshit. When they do get around to posting some actual news, it's usually poached from better sites.

Worse still is the commenting system. The editors love to play favorites, and will promote sycophancy with "stars" while censoring anything remotely critical. The commenters usually have nothing but praise for the staff, which is hardly shocking when you learn that they've been handpicked from the outset, having to "audition" in order to post. You'll always see the same handful of "star" commenters making the same brainless posts. Essentially, it's one big circle jerk, and unless you're ready to kiss some ass, you're not invited.
"I got banned by those Nazis at Kotaku for pointing out what a bunch of talentless hacks the editors are."

"Kotaku can kiss my ass. Those retards wouldn't know journalism if it smacked them in the face."

Kotaku user: "Durr hurr hurr, I love reading about the editor's kids, toilet habits and food preferences because I'm a loser with no life. I have a gold star and make fifty posts a day on Kotaku but I'll still die alone, durr."
by Kuck Fauxtaku August 30, 2009
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When critics attack for Kotaku for its lack of any journalistic integrity, Kotaku members, frothing in the mouth, will immediately tell you that its "just a blog". That's absolute bullshit. When a news blog has as large of a following as Kotaku does, its expected to have some fucking journalistic integrity.

That basically sums it up. The writers are rhetorically challenged, get 99% of their material from other websites (at least they credit the website), and post up information often without double checking their sources.

The commenters have some sort of caste system going on, where commenters that suck the writers' dicks get "starred", making their comments appear first and inflating their ego, but inadvertently also making them defend their star for their lives. The more ballsy star commenters sometimes criticize the shit writing when its too shitty for even them to read, which basically equals them losing their star. The other commenters depend on the political beliefs and humor of the star commenters to even let their comments be seen, since the only comments that can be seen besides the star commenters' are the ones promoted by them.
Kotaku is the shittiest gaming news website on the planet. It's like the CAD of gaming news. And don't let me get started on Gawker.
by BubbleBuddy September 15, 2009
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Similar to the word kweeb but instead of being obsessed with every korean there just fans of manhwa,K-pop,and K-drama
A: Wow!! You such a koreaboo
B: actually I'm a kotaku not a koreaboo
by Bloopbityy December 06, 2020
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