Arthur Gies

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Arthur Gies

Polygon, Editor

Previously: IGN Editor

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Corruption

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Corruption

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Review editor when Polygon's 9,5/10 Simcity 2013 review was released among heavy criticism, and steadily defended the game's reviled always-online DRM, insisting Simcity couldn't function offline even after it was proven it could, and accused gamers who advocated for the DRM's removal to be "an agenda-driven anti-online movement".

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2015 Jun 06

Censorship

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Veiled threats of denying coverage on Polygon due to disagreement, both generic and targeted.

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2015 May 16

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Sensationalism

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His infamous Bayonetta 2 review, that gave the game a strong penalty for its “blatant over-sexualization” has sparked significant controversy — which may be manufactured — and has a strong appearance of being incited for clicks.

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2015 May 06

Spends a large chunk of his Witcher 3 review complaining about its "oppressively misogynist" world and lack of "a single non-white humanoid". The large amount of controversy incited by this review has an appearence of being manufactured and being incited for clicks.

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2015 Jun 06

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Has been accused of being the person playing in Polygon’s gameplay video of Doom (2016), which sparked a fairly large amount of controversy due to the player’s lack of skills. However, there’s no proof he’s the one playing, with the tweet usually used as proof being a reference to a different video posted on his Youtube channel—when he spoke about the controversial video, he explicitly denied being the player, whose identity is still unknown.

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2016 Jun 08

This journalist’s career means they might be subject to slight asymmetric scrutiny.

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