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[–] Contrabardus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Article sucks. Completely brushes aside a symptom of a larger problem that Polygon is only one example of.

It's not just 'sucking at one game' it's sucking at basic controls that tons of games use that any idiot who has played more than a few hours of any first person game should have a grasp on.

The fact that Polygon is not credible was already an issue, and people jumped on this because of that problem, not the other way around. It reinforces and gets picked on because of their lack of credibility. It really doesn't have anything to do with 'Git Gud' mentality at all or any sort of discrimination.

It's consumers being smarter than publications like Polygon would like and being able to pick up on their lack of credibility and agenda based publications. Kotaku has the same problem. Gamers are smart enough to see through their veil of BS and call them on it, and their only defense is to claim sexism and elitism are the culprits rather than their own poor journalistic habits and agenda based publications.

They don't get respect as publications because they haven't earned it, and have squandered what little they might have had. They've repeatedly shown that they don't deserve our respect and don't hide their conflicted interest and political agendas very well. It's not a difference of 'opinion' that's causing the issues, they are both clearly propaganda and their insincerity is obvious and widely known.

As gamers, we can see the artificial nature of 'journalists' such as these and can tell they aren't really interested in the subject. They are just using it as leverage to push their own agendas and ideology into a community that wants nothing to do with any of it.

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[–] Futt [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah the article embodies everything wrong with "gaming journalism" today really. Just thought I'd share it; even though I expect to burn some SCP on that...

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[–] Foul_Knave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's really like trying to be a car reviewer without actually being able to drive a car.

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[–] Frenchgeek 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Isn't the point of games to not be taken seriously?

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[–] Futt [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You'd think so... But I think that changed with the emergence of the pretentious "artistic" walking-simulator crap. Apparently games are "art" now if you believe the gaming "press".

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[–] ArsCortica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Clearly, gamers need to grow up. Now please excuse while I re-apply the pink die to my Mohawk and my mustache.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree that "git gud" is a played-out meme. Not everyone's going to be a speedrunner with a long list of world records or a professional gamer, that's just a fact. Doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy playing video games without being sneered at by some jackass who's an e-sports star in their own mind.

That being said, the Polygon backlash has been misunderstood. It's not a "git gud" thing, it's a "git used to the controls before you record or review the game" thing. More to the point, it looks like another example of disrespect for the games they're reviewing, coming off the jokes that were the Rock Band and Star Fox Zero reviews.

Believe it or not, Polygon's staff does write excellent features. If they're not willing or able to put the same amount of effort into their reviews, they should stop doing reviews altogether and focus on the long-form writing that they're actually good at.

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[–] Futt [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As if we needed more proof that video game "journalism" is dead. I almost made it through the whole article though, so there's that.

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[–] DeliciousGuave 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I applaud your endurance and mental fortitude friend. I stopped after the first paragraph. I will never git gud enough to do that.