Kotaku posts video of Dragon Age II ending, hates everybody
Dragon Age II came out in the US on Monday and comes out in Europe tomorrow. Still, that hasn’t stopped Kotaku (specifically Joel Johnson, Gizmodo’s temper tantrum champion) from posting the game’s ending to their blog.
Obviously you can choose not to watch it. You can choose to heed the tip in the headline - “Don’t Watch This”. But even still - posting the ending three days after the game’s release? One day before anyone outside of the US even gets to peel the shrink-wrap off of the box?
Kotaku commenter Ursus-Veritas puts it best:
I’m not watching it, because I don’t want the ending spoiled for me. I just think that it’s silly to post the ending to a huge RPG title only a few days after its US release, before it’s even out in Europe. I mean, for example, Luke’s article discussing the ending to Mass Effect 2 was posted over a week after the US and EU launch of the game. Kotaku’s previous ‘game club’ discussions of Alan Wake and Modern Warfare 2 didn’t reach ending discussion until a good week or so after either of those game’s releases either. Could this have not waited a bit longer?
The absurdity doesn’t really lie in the posting of the ending, although perhaps it would’ve been better to use it as a springboard to discussing it with people who’ve plowed through the game and finished it now… it’s the timing. This close after release, to just post the ending of the game without discussion or anything, is silly.
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