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Gowans
(10-30-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Picked up in the Games Journalism! Wainwright/Florence/Tomb Raider/Eurogamer/Libel Threats/Doritos Thread.

Polygon changes the game by posting Advertorial (against it's ethics code) and deletes criticising comments.

http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/30/35...u-k-pizza-huts

Originally Posted by Floex

The first 'news' article on Polygon right now



Journalism

They are not alone

Originally Posted by Htown

Oh fuck.

Reworded press release CONFIRMED.

Polygon:


Videogamer.com


EGMnow.com


Three unrelated sites.

GAMES JOURNALISM YOU GUYS


First comments

Originally Posted by Gomu Gomu



Glad to see other big site readers doing the BS calling.


Originally Posted by Mesoian

Comments are back up now, along with the stance they took of why they deleted them.

http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/30/35...u-k-pizza-huts

Last edited by Gowans; 10-30-2012 at 06:15 PM.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(10-30-2012, 06:09 PM)
Press Reset
Auto_aim1
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(10-30-2012, 06:10 PM)
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Add the other two pics in the OP as well.

Originally Posted by Wario64

Press Reset

Perfect.
Last edited by Auto_aim1; 10-30-2012 at 06:34 PM.
alr1ght
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(10-30-2012, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Press Reset

Press Release
winstano
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(10-30-2012, 06:10 PM)
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The really bad thing about that article is the quality of the jpeg compression in the main image. Terrible.
Deacan
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Follow the money...

Ahem.
Zeliard
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Our policies entirely permit placement of advertorial on Polygon. We will endeavor to clearly mark an advertisement or "infomercial" (videos, Flash animations, etc.) shown on Polygon as news. We will also endeavor to censor reader comments criticizing ethical breaches.
sazabirules
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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One of their staff is trying to justify it. Ugh. I do not want to give them page views anymore.

Lol JABEE's comment is gone.
newjeruse
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Sometimes these guys make it too easy.
Carl
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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NEW GAMES MEDIA.
Zaph
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Looks like they changed the image from the one sent in the press release.

Takao
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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This has Polygon too far.
kylej
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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New Games Journalism(tm)
Mister0079
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(10-30-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Another gaming website to add to my ignore list.
dave is ok
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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They closed the comments section on the story already
Curufinwe
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

Christopher Grant

Advertorial would mean we're being paid to put this here instead, this was an article vetted by the team as something of interest to readers. Like Nipah says, it's a story. Don't like it, read another one.

GatorFan
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
Games "Journalism" makes no money...what do you expect lolz
DaBuddaDa
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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GREAT START GUYS, GOOD REPORTIN'
Yami
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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I wouldn't have minded the post so much if the author decided to inject some personality, flavour and even a teeeeeny little bit of flair into it. It's like they really could not be bothered. Instead, it just reads like a load of inane-PR-babble. Do this, do that.

As much as they get a lot of derision, the personality factor is why I love Gawker. Not Kotaku though.
Mesoian
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Comments are back up now, along with the stance they took of why they deleted them.

http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/30/35...u-k-pizza-huts

Honestly, if this is what you people are so angry over, you should stop going to gaming sites immediately. Cuz it's only gon' get worse from here.
Forkball
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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They also changed the picture for some reason.
DMPrince
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Microsoft Funded
Corto
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Lazy and shameless.
RedNumberFive
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(10-30-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

This has Polygon too far.

Holy shit! I'm dying over here!
SmokyDave
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zaph

Looks like they changed the image from the one sent in the press release.

Utterly, utterly shameless.
BomberMouse
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Micrososft: "Money well spent"
Sethos
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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I laughed in the other thread over how bad the site is but what makes this site so special? It has received so much attention, look like shitty gaming site #3058
Sephiroth503
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Is anyone surprised really?

Didn't last long all told. Though truth be told many could rightfully say they never started since the Microsoft money for the documentary.
Tucah
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Polygon is so shameless.
Derrick01
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

I see he hasn't changed from his joystiq days.
Interfectum
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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I'm craving pizza now.
Neuromancer
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Since February, we've been training our news team to be thorough, exhaustive, quick, and accurate.
Margalis
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
I hate defend Polygon in any way but this isn't really "advertorial." Advertorial is advertising meant to look like editorial - this is not meant to look like editorial.

Now...it is advertising meant to look like news. I think the right name for that is "games journalism."
Carl
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

Just read a different website.
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

That makes it easy.

I won't read their site at all.
Corto
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(10-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sethos

I laughed in the other thread over how bad the site is but what makes this site so special? It has received so much attention, look like shitty gaming site #3058

Microsoft Kickstarted it.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

Can do!
ultron87
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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This is shitty.

However, an advertorial means being paid to put something up that appears to be objective content. Since this is just reporting a fact it really isn't that. So technically their ethics code is intact.
Branduil
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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More deleted comments:

earvcunanan
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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What a shameless site.
Cerebral Assassin
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

Chris Grant says just don't read it if you don't like it.

I guess that's how he handled the Polygon Ethics statement.
Eighthours
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
From the Wainwright thread:

LOL POLYGON:

Originally Posted by Polygon

Please read our Community Guidelines here we reserve every right to delete comments that aren't helpful or on-topic. If you want to criticize us, you're welcome to send us an email to feedback@polygon.com. If you want to make a new account which all the detractors here have done and come here to rile up negativity, we're going to stop you.
We're closing this thread for now and will reconsider opening it later.

Ironically, I think they need to employ a PR firm...
Trevelyon
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Pizza Hut is still a thing?

Edit; If you want to completely smash us, just do it nice and discretely and out of the way at feedback@whogivesafuck.com
Last edited by Trevelyon; 10-30-2012 at 06:18 PM.
Sethos
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corto

Microsoft Kickstarted it.

Oh, thought it was something special.
chalkitdown1
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(10-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Fucking pathetic from Polygon.

How to destroy your new website's reputation in 3 easy steps.
Gentleman Jack
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(10-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

More deleted comments:

http://i.minus.com/ibo8YinR5jjviX.PNG

What Polygon can learn from Kotaku.
JJD
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(10-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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They're off to a great start.

But yeah, I'm hungry now....damn advertising!
Dennis
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(10-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Press Release

fixed for great journalist justice
Kajiba
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(10-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Lol

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Delusibeta
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And now they've locked the thread. Classy.

It's a pretty damn blatant violation of the ethics statement, and makes aforementioned statement redundant.
Last edited by Delusibeta; 10-30-2012 at 06:19 PM.

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