When Kotaku picked up desz's "XBOX's New Name?" blog post
, Kotaku must have thought that it was the truth or something
. When Brian Crecente found out that it was part of Wombat's Bullshit Blog Contest, he freaked.
UPDATE: It appears that this rumor story could be CAG throwing their credibility out the window as part of a contest. Kotaku''s decision to run rumors is always based on the credibility of the site and the information contained within it. In the past CAG has proven to be a reliable site, having broken a number of stories through apt reporting. It appears that may no longer be the case.
This would have been nothing more than a rumour if it hadn't been part of the contest anyways. When you report on a rumour, you will usually find out it is false. I thought the "journalists" over at Kotaku would understand this, considering they probably deal with hundreds of rumours everyday.
Second of all, Crecente's response to the blog post is ridiculous. To blame CAG for his poor decision making when it comes to reporting on Kotaku is totally out of line. I would have thought somebody as important as Brian Crecente would show some professionalism, but this confirms that I would be wrong.
I will conclude by saying I will NOT be reading any more of Kotaku until the CAG community receives an apology from Brian Crecente himself. It would be great if the rest of the CAG community could participate as well. Hopefully Crecente will pull his head out of his ass sooner or later...