Rumors have been swirling around Twitter today that popular video game website Kotaku is dying. This is coming in the wake of a series of controversial decisions made by the senior leadership of the company.

Staffers of G/O Media sites including Kotaku, Deadspin, and Gizmodo have been fighting senior leadership over the incredibly awful ads that have taken over their pages as of recently. 

On Monday afternoon, every G/O media site posted a now taken down blog titled, "A Note to Our Readers," which directly speaks to feedback about the autoplay video and other annoying ads that have taken over the sites. The blog states, “Editorial staffers at all levels of this company have made our concerns known in various conversations with members of G/O Media’s senior leadership team,” and, “We think it would be good for them to hear from you as well, so we invite you to submit feedback about our site’s current user experience … Please keep your comments respectful.”

However, the blog was taken down early Tuesday morning by the leadership team. 

In addition to the annoying ads, G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller also wants Kotaku to only write about video games. This is the same thing that has also happened to Deadspin.  In a memo to Deadspin staff, employees were told that they are only permitted to write stories about sports, even though some of their other articles are the most-read on the site. Earlier today, Jim Spanfeller fired Deadspin Deputy Editor Barry Petchesky for not sticking to sports. Barry tweeted out immediately to confirm this.

Former Deadspin Editor-in-Chief Megan Greenwell posted a blog explaining that she left the company because senior leadership demanded they only write about sports. 


Well, the same thing seems to be happening at Kotaku and employees have taken to Twitter to express their feelings on the matter. 

There have also been plenty of positive messages saying that the site is in fact not dying and employees will continue to fight.