Video posts didn’t have images in our three sitemaps:

Sitemap.XML

https://kotaku.com/sitemap_bydate.xml?startTime=2018-05-13T00:00:00&endTime=2018-05-19T23:59:59

Today sitemap

https://kotaku.com/sitemap_today.xml

News Sitemap

https://kotaku.com/sitemap_news.xml

We’ve appended the code so they now have images in hopes that Google will now also show the video still as an image instead of the author’s photo.

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