Why do you get so hung up on those specific examples when people are tired of Kotaku's/Gawker's ways in general?
+people and devs like Notch speaking out against Kotaku.
There have been plenty of threads here on neogaf too criticizing their ways.
Well, when the actions by Bethesda and Ubisoft were over specific things, I think it's important to talk about those specific things when discussing their actions, and not try and go off on irrelevant tangents in an attempt to justify a petty move by a company that makes toys I like.
I don't like lots of things about Kotaku, but those aren't what's being discussed here.