Despite a documentary (sponsored by Microsoft) proclaiming Polygon will change the gaming journalism landscape, today editor Christopher Grant lowered their standards to “just above Kotaku” after another stupid article was released.
What triggered this response from Polygon’s chief editor was an article entitled “What Nintendo has learned from Kickstarter” written by Chris Plante that has “one of the top ten most idiotic opinions I’ve ever seen” as stated by Grant.
“Sometimes I regret not doing my job,” says Grant about allowing the article to be published, “I guess I just spell checked yet another dumb article without actually reading it. I mean, if you had to read a bunch of boring garbage every day, you’d probably lose interest too.”
“This is why I had to lower Polygon’s journalistic standards to just above Kotaku,” Grant explains, “We had this whiteboard which said on day one: Be unique. Now we’re just like everyone else. It’s sad really.”
Plante has defending his article saying, “Look, if Nintendo isn’t like Kickstarter, then what other company can I compare Nintendo to? Maybe Apple? I’m sure no one has done that one before.”
Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo says, “It’s really an honor to be ranked just under Polygon. This is probably one of the highest commendations we have ever received.”