Brian Crecente quits Kotaku

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 16:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Kotaku editor Brian Crecente has confirmed he’s to leave the site. Crecente had been with the US blog for seven years, and makes no mention of what he’s to do next. Stephen Totilo, previously of MTV and Kotaku’s deputy editor, will assume the role of editor-in-chief. Crecente is the latest in a string of senior US games journalists to move on, following resignations from Joystiq’s Chris Grant and McElroy brothers – Griffin and Justin – over the Christmas break. The three are rumoured to be setting up a new “gaming vertical” for Vox.



  1. BULArmy

    That’s unexpected.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. someguy2

    I have a feeling he may be joining the new Vox Media crew. Glad Totilo has been made editor in chief.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus


    #3 3 years ago
  4. Zarckan

    Thank fuck, the bearded ego has left the building!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Vox with Grant and the McElroy borthers. Just you wait.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    I always thought that was Ezio Auditore.

    Kotaku would’ve been great if they could produce an honest opinion every once in a while.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Razor

    Maybe the site will now improve.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Zana

    Let Kotaku die. This site doesn’t do video games any good.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Len

    Wtf is a ‘gaming vertical’? Or did you mean vehicle? I dunno…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ItsFade

    Kotaku used to be pretty decent back in 09′ish too bad it’s been terrible since.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Hooded

    Quite shocked from this actually, he has been there along time. I hope he stays in the industry. The three from Joy shocked me too, I hope their site is good, they are a great bunch of people.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. mathare92

    Sort of saw this coming. He’s hardly been posting much these last few weeks. The site won’t miss him much. It would be a whole other ball game if Totilo or Kirk Hamilton were to leave though.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. The_Red

    Agreed. What the hell happened? They used to have some really decent material along with some occasionally great editorials. I know there are some hardworking people still writing there but the site needs a serious overhaul. Also, I don’t think having Mr Totilo at helm is gonna help improve things. Most signs of decline in quality started popping up just around the time he joined Kotaku.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. strikkebil

    kotaku is trash.
    spoiling games is not journalism.

    #14 3 years ago

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