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The Taint Reaper
Sep 4, 2012

If you feel like this is happening to you, you must have read my post


There's like two people running the site now after the layoffs.

I guess the 80 thousand dollars from Microsoft only went so far. This also makes the Polygon documentary pretty laugh worthy.

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Snackula
Aug 1, 2013

hedgefund wizard


I hope their web design folk find a less terrible company to design webs for because 80% of their perceived credibility was directly attributable to their page design being remarkably slick in a field where fullscreen Fart Cry background ads are the norm.

Contra Calculus
Nov 6, 2009

Ask me how bad I can be, motherfucker


I still wish Kotaku would die faster than both. Like polygon is poo poo don't get me wrong. Kotaku is aggressively garbage and unapologetic about it.

Looke
Aug 2, 2013



Contra Calculus posted:

I still wish Kotaku would die faster than both. Like polygon is poo poo don't get me wrong. Kotaku is aggressively garbage and unapologetic about it.

ForeverSmug
Oct 9, 2012



I want kotak to hilariously publicly explode like when their tranny editor quit over being called a tranny after posting exclusively gender politics articles

01011001
Dec 26, 2012

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Contra Calculus posted:

I still wish Kotaku would die faster than both. Like polygon is poo poo don't get me wrong. Kotaku is aggressively garbage and unapologetic about it.

it wont

Snackula
Aug 1, 2013

hedgefund wizard


Special Crossover w/ 'drink every time bad guy makes a compelling argument' thread DLC post: Kotaku is actually an incredibly important stabilizing influence because it gathers a lot of terrible content in one place where no one will ever make the mistake of taking it seriously.

red plastic cup
Apr 25, 2012

Warning, contents may still contain alcohol


I'm glad of it.

point of return
Aug 13, 2011


Snackula posted:

I hope their web design folk find a less terrible company to design webs for because 80% of their perceived credibility was directly attributable to their page design being remarkably slick in a field where fullscreen Fart Cry background ads are the norm.
polygon's part of a gigantic company that runs a bunch of different topic-specific sites

their web design people are probably now working on that "explanatory journalism" thing

zen death robot
May 27, 2001


Ben Kuchera doesn't work for peanuts you know

Putty
Mar 21, 2013

I'm here to see the ballsack


taint reaper what is your twitter handle

you cannot escape me

Mr.Unique-Name
Jul 5, 2002



Snackula posted:

I hope their web design folk find a less terrible company to design webs for because 80% of their perceived credibility was directly attributable to their page design being remarkably slick in a field where fullscreen Fart Cry background ads are the norm.

odds are very against them having full-time web design staff

they either got people on loan from their parent company or they contracted an outside company

The Taint Reaper
Sep 4, 2012

If you feel like this is happening to you, you must have read my post


Putty posted:

taint reaper what is your twitter handle

you cannot escape me

Having a twitter handle assumes that it is possible for twitter to handle me.

Rest assured, they can't.

LaTex Fetish
Oct 11, 2010

If only I could get her to sharpen me axe!


The Taint Reaper posted:

Having a twitter handle assumes that it is possible for twitter to handle me.

haha good one t reap

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

video game crash of 1984


it wasnt 80k it ws 750k. that is right. 750k from microsoft

Lotish
Dec 10, 2008

I pick up my Devil Axe...
...and DEVIL!


Oh no what video game news and reviews site will I not read now?

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



Video Viddy Games posted:

it wasnt 80k it ws 750k. that is right. 750k from microsoft

lol

I feel slightly bad because polygon at least had decent trade/business news coverage whereas Kotaku is just terrible on all fronts.

matrix ripoff
Mar 16, 2005


Thing Vaguely Related to Videogame Happened Two Days Ago When Everyone Else Already Covered It, Including CNN by Alejandro "I'm totally cool with transsexuals or whatever; I'm an open minded guy" Baggadicks

chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.


Video Viddy Games posted:

it wasnt 80k it ws 750k. that is right. 750k from microsoft

yeah i tend to think of polygon as hacks churning out unreadable garbage for the highest bidder but man, 750k for just goosin some ratings? that is fuckin amazing dude, that's a good loving scam. they did really drat well and the only people down from it were people idiotic enough to read what they wrote and loving microsoft. that's pretty loving ethical right there, like in terms of ethics per dollar that's like higher than most charities

Mega64
May 23, 2008



I'd sell out for 750k. I mean, it's "journalism" about video games, no one should be taking you seriously anyway.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003

video game crash of 1984


750k only got a .5 mark increase over the ps4 so i bet microsoft are feeling the sting

CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

Your next post will be "im gay"


Polygon got $750k from Microsoft and then made a stream where they poo poo on the Xbone for 24 hours, which was pretty ballsy

Widestancer
Mar 29, 2014

Red Text Fund




Porygon gave kids seizures

Overbite
Jan 24, 2004

DEHUMANIZE YOURSELF AND FACE TO BLOODSHED


Why do they call it polygon when their webpage is CLEARLY 2d

Mr.Unique-Name
Jul 5, 2002



The Taint Reaper posted:

Having a twitter handle assumes that it is possible for twitter to handle me.

Rest assured, they can't.

it also assumes that anybody wants to hear anything you have to say

Mr.Unique-Name
Jul 5, 2002



Overbite posted:

Why do they call it polygon when their webpage is CLEARLY 2d

polygons are 2 dimensional objects

Overbite
Jan 24, 2004

DEHUMANIZE YOURSELF AND FACE TO BLOODSHED


Mr.Unique-Name posted:

polygons are 2 dimensional objects

So the game boy does polygonal graphix

Mr.Unique-Name
Jul 5, 2002



Overbite posted:

So the game boy does polygonal graphix

in that the images it displays are made of polygons, yes

zen death robot
May 27, 2001


Overbite posted:

So the game boy does polygonal graphix

he's right don't bother trying to logic trap your way out of this

Overbite
Jan 24, 2004

DEHUMANIZE YOURSELF AND FACE TO BLOODSHED


now you're playing with power!

point of return
Aug 13, 2011


Overbite posted:

So the game boy does polygonal graphix

a square is a type of polygon yes

Judge Ito Boxing
Oct 29, 2011

There's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyjU4MtonZM

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Y-Hat
Feb 10, 2007

I'll get you, I'll burn you, I'll crush you, I'll flush you down, down
The toilet where you'll spiral around, round
Awwww tick... tick tick tick


CharlestonJew posted:

Polygon got $750k from Microsoft and then made a stream where they poo poo on the Xbone for 24 hours, which was pretty ballsy
they shat on xbone on their stream and did mostly the same thing in their text review, but they still gave it an 8

obviously microsoft and other video game makers see only the score instead of the actual content

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