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Grecco
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(08-21-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Thought Indie Game the Movie was overboard? Well heres PRess Reset. The Story of Polygon. You know that website that still isnt officially live yet?


http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/...teaser-trailer
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(08-21-2012, 06:24 PM)
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How about less wankery and more website.
Stumpokapow
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(08-21-2012, 06:24 PM)
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I think the layout is neat, especially in reviews and features. I think they hired a bunch of experienced people. I think some of the features they've done have been interesting. I don't recall reading many "TOP 10 LISTS OF WORST GAMES WITH BEST SOUNDTRACKS AND HOT BABE CHARACTERS" level garbage stuff.

But I don't really think the site is novel enough to need a journey to create something new, let alone a documentary about said journey.
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KalBalboa
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(08-21-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

How about less wankery and more website.

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

But I don't really think the site is novel enough to need a journey to create something new, let alone a documentary about said journey.

Yeah, it's a tad presumptuous to make a documentary about something that's not happening yet, but perhaps their angle is to build a base & following prior to launch?
injurai
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(08-21-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Seems pretty damn trendy. All the better to report on the trendy trends of the trendy gaming industy.
salromano
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(08-21-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Oh my.
DaBuddaDa
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(08-21-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Self-important, much?
Kyou
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(08-21-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Oh, you mean The Polygon.
Vince McMahon
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(08-21-2012, 06:30 PM)
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Revolution my ass, they had a nice blank slate to really change the look and feel of journalism and news reporting but instead just fumbled their way back to the same old tired tropes.
Nibel
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(08-21-2012, 06:30 PM)
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Why do you need a documentary? Launch your fucking site and do your work

Why is everybody on the internet acting like a celebrity who needs dozens of videos and stuff? Just do your work man
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(08-21-2012, 06:31 PM)
Just wait till they announce the Kickstarter.
Vince McMahon
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(08-21-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Just wait till they announce the Kickstarter.

Oh god that's probably in the works
Deadly Cyclone
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(08-21-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grecco

Thought Indie Game the Movie was overboard? Well heres PRess Reset. The Story of Polygon. You know that website that still isnt officially live yet?


http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/...teaser-trailer

Why so angry?
bluedeviltron
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(08-21-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Just wait till they announce the Kickstarter.

Bingo.
HyperMusic
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(08-21-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Why do you need a documentary? Launch your fucking site and do your work

Why is everybody on the internet acting like a celebrity who needs dozens of videos and stuff? Just do your work man

.
gabbre
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(08-21-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Can't wait to see the documentary about the making of the documentay
DaBuddaDa
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(08-21-2012, 06:33 PM)
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That write up is fucking hilariously up its own ass.

Polygon is a new kind of website, built on new technology, backed by a new kind of media company. Its designers hope that the new technology driving it will turn web publishing on its ear. Its backers, Vox Media, hope their business model will wake up the web to the possibilities of passionate voices creating quality content. Its founders, some of the most accomplished journalists working in the medium, hope it will broaden the possibilities for videogame media, bringing new eyes and attention to an industry on the cusp of a revolution.

More than that, though, they all simply hope it will work.

That literally says all of their grand plans are actually just kinda bullshit and they'd just like to work for a website and keep their jobs, while trying to go for some sort of underdog appeal, like a musical supergroup calling themselves indie. Great!
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CorrisD
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(08-21-2012, 06:33 PM)
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How long ago did they announce Polygon at this point? And what exactly is taking so long to get it up and running?
Geek
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(08-21-2012, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

How about less wankery and more website.

It's coming. It looks pretty cool. These things take time, you know?
JBuccCP
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(08-21-2012, 06:34 PM)
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It's just 90 minutes of them admiring themselves in a mirror while the engineers build the site.
Harlock
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(08-21-2012, 06:35 PM)
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What, they are months without a website and are doing a documentary about the site?

And by the way start doing a good podcast and not that:
http://www.theverge.com/label/the-besties-podcast
eznark
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(08-21-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Come watch us tell each other how great we are at being great.
panda21
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(08-21-2012, 06:35 PM)
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the verge website looks stylish and everything but their reporting is basically kotaku level imo
HamPster PamPster
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(08-21-2012, 06:36 PM)
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Polygon? Whats Polygon?

Oh, you mean that website The Besties podcast is on. I <3 The Besties
nckillthegrimace
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(08-21-2012, 06:37 PM)
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I give it 5 years before this whole thing just crumbles to pieces under its own collective ego.
robot
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(08-21-2012, 06:37 PM)
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the fate of the gaming industry rests on their shoulders...sponsored by internet explorer
gabbre
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(08-21-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Maybe they're trying to build a website more complicated and messy than The Verge. I like the contents but is a mess.
Deadly Cyclone
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(08-21-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by panda21

the verge website looks stylish and everything but their reporting is basically kotaku level imo

Couldn't disagree more. Verge is actually one of the few tech sites I still visit, along with Engadget and a few others on occasion. I've found their reporting to be solid and have liked a lot of the features they've done. Great product reviews too.

As for the Polygon side, I like their reviews a lot. Great layouts. They just need to get off The Verge and get their site going...
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(08-21-2012, 06:37 PM)

Originally Posted by badchoiceboobies

How long ago did they announce Polygon at this point? And what exactly is taking so long to get it up and running?

It's been since...May? I think. But it was Vox Games or whatever before that.
DJSharpeCheddar
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(08-21-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Yes, what a grand undertaking--to create the absolute most up-its-own-ass gaming site on the web. This is a good start.

That picture of Crecente is perfect. Never seen someone so in love with themselves.
Gannd
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(08-21-2012, 06:38 PM)

Originally Posted by eznark

Come watch us tell each other how great we are at being great.

We are artists!
inky
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(08-21-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Just wait till they announce the Kickstarter.

Precisely. And we will all contribute because we just fucking love game journalists, especially guys like Crecente, McElroy or Gies.
DTKT
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(08-21-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Are delusions of grandeur in journalism unique to the Gaming industry?
BGBW
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(08-21-2012, 06:39 PM)
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I'd rather have a story about this chap.


At least he made some form of impact on the industry. Maybe an extremely negative one that involved Japanese children being sent to hospital, but its more than the gaming media has done.
rabhw
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(08-21-2012, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

Self-important, much?

Originally Posted by Nibel

Why do you need a documentary? Launch your fucking site and do your work

Why is everybody on the internet acting like a celebrity who needs dozens of videos and stuff? Just do your work man

Originally Posted by eznark

Come watch us tell each other how great we are at being great.

THIS.

I'm sure I'll be a regular visitor, but god damn, tone down the self-wankery. It's nauseating.

Everyone trying to be all Steve Jobs-ey / Apple-ey, you aren't revolutionizing anything, you're writing about video games.
lybertyboy
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(08-21-2012, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by DTKT

Are delusions of grandeur in journalism unique to the Gaming industry?

http://www.hbo.com/the-newsroom/index.html
RedNumberFive
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(08-21-2012, 06:41 PM)
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I would not call these bloggers "accomplished" or "journalists".



Never forget!
Geek
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(08-21-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Just wait till they announce the Kickstarter.

There won't be a Kickstarter. There's funding and advertising in place.
Gannd
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(08-21-2012, 06:41 PM)

Originally Posted by DTKT

Are delusions of grandeur in journalism unique to the Gaming industry?

They are not in the games industry. The fact that they think they are in problem number 1.
Goldmund
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(08-21-2012, 06:41 PM)
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See, there's another button for this that is usually located right next to 'reset': 'off'. I'll press that.
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(08-21-2012, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Geek

It's coming. It looks pretty cool. These things take time, you know?

Yes I know I'm a web developer myself, my site took 2 years but I'm just one guy.

Not a whole media company with untold millions.
Trevelyon
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(08-21-2012, 06:42 PM)
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My pork pie hat is spinning in anticipation.
YuriLowell
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(08-21-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Good this shit is so pretentious.
mik
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(08-21-2012, 06:44 PM)
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"We believe the time is right for a media revolution. ... We believe we can fix what's broken, and we've risked everything to prove it."

We believe there's no reason to believe any of that.
Deadly Cyclone
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(08-21-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Man, salt everywhere in here.
HamPster PamPster
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(08-21-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Geek

It's coming. It looks pretty cool. These things take time, you know?

Is Polygon the Half Life 3 of gaming sites now :P

DaBuddaDa
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(08-21-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Sounds like their vision is basically a four-year-late copy of Giantbomb/old 1UP, staffed by people who their target audience that would consume such a website despise.

I wonder if this documentary is going to have a pensive, ambient, chiptune soundtrack.
deim0s
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(08-21-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Jesus... a trailer for a website?

I should pitch this idea to clients... where trailers replace the ol' underconstruction.gif
Proposed Law
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(08-21-2012, 06:45 PM)
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first post nails it as usual.

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