***UPDATE 1 – 2016-06-25 – 01:57:55 CEST***

Polygon has disclosed their “Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking” article:

“Disclosure: Earlier this week, the author was added as a volunteer member to Games For Change’s advisory board”. – Polygon

———————————————————

Less than one hour ago it came to my knowledge that there seems to be a conflict of interest case between Polygon and Games for Change. And funny enough, just recently Gamers joked about that it doesn´t mean all that much to have an ethics statement (or ethics policies) if you don´t intend to follow the policy rules which you have created. And why is that funny? Because Polygon updated their ethics policies about one year ago. And even so, Polygon doesn´t seem to bother all that much about following those rules. And thus the recent conflict of interest events with Polygon and  Games for Change:

In the matter of fact, at this very time, there appears to be not one, not two but FOUR conflict of interest cases between Polygon and Games for Change:

And I have looked through the following evidence just now (thank you Honkimus Maximus!):

Summary of First COI:
In Polygon’s article “Feminist Frequency editor calls out gaming’s straight male status quo at Games for Change” by Allegra Frank, Polygon fails to mention that Polygon’s founding editor and executive editor, Brian Crecente, is also a member of Games for Change’s advisory board. There is no disclosure of this in the article.

Article in question:
Feminist Frequency editor calls out gaming’s straight male status quo at Games for Change

Summary of Second COI:
In Polygon’s article “Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking” by Brain Crecente, Polygon talks about the latest Games for Change festival. He fails to mention that he is also a member of Games for Change’s advisory board.

Article in question:
Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking

Summary of Third COI:
In Polygon’s article “In the shadow of E3, this other festival gathers to discuss the impact of gaming” by Brain Crecente, Polygon talks about the latest Games for Change festival. He fails to mention that he is also a member of Games for Change’s advisory board.

Article in question:
In the shadow of E3, this other festival gathers to discuss the impact of gaming

Summary of Fourth COI:
In Polygon’s article “Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition (update)” by Allegra Frank, Polygon fails to mention that Polygon’s founding editor and executive editor, Brian Crecente, is also a member of Games for Change’s advisory board. There is no disclosure of this in the article.

Article in question:
Civilization is heading to the classroom with new educational edition 

Evidence of Brian Crecente being a member of Games for Change’s advisory board:
[http://archive.is/y4mhx]
[http://archive.is/JZIcE]

Evidence of Brian Crecente being Polygon’s executive editor:
[http://archive.is/vDEa6]

And in my opinion, it´s quite clear that there are at least four conflict of interest cases between Polygon and Games for Change at this time. So it remains to be seen if Polygon and Games for change will make a public statement about all of this. And “if” Polygon will update the COI posts in question.

With that said, what´s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Credit:
Honkimus Maximus
Lyle Yiannopoulos

Source:
KotakuInAction
Conflict of Interest Between Polygon and Games for Change
Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking
Feminist Frequency editor calls out gaming’s straight male status quo at Games for Change

***Disclaimer***
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

***Disclosure***
I´m not a fan nor a reader of Polygon.

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16 Comments ON " Is there a conflict of interest between Polygon an... "
  • TrumpUSA

    Sites like Polygon, Gamespot and Kotaku should disappear, they don’t care about games but just want to spread the liberal agenda.

    Liberalism is getting totally REJECTED.

    • bob

      Specially in this year. I’m pretty much done with the left.

    • Nope, it´s all about the liberal agenda and brainwashing as many people as possible. And by the way, please make America great again Mr. Trump 😉

      • TrumpUSA

        TRUMP/FARAGE 16.
        Let’s make the world great again.

      • Dixiedevil

        Yeah, he’s totally into freedom and stuff. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/280812064539283457

        • Are you having a fun time creating new Disqus accounts mate? And that tweet is from 2012. So who knows? He might have changed his mind about video games by now. I for one changed a whole lot in just one year.

          • Dixiedevil

            Yes. Millionaires in their 60s totally 180 their ideologies. Especially when they’re running for president.

          • And I take it that you´re an expert on the subject of billionaire´s (yes, that´s how rich he is) that´s in their 60s who´s running for US presidency?

          • Dixiedevil

            Look dude, I don’t give a fuck who it is or if they said it waaaay back in 2012. If someone said that something needs to be done about violent video games, they can eat my shit. That kind of thinking doesn’t end with video games nor does that kind of regulatory ideology change in a matter of a few years. All I did was post what he said. Take it for what it is.

          • It´s one thing to say it, but It’s a completely different thing to mean it and DO something about it. And as far as I know, Hillary Clinton has been whining about violent video games for years. So I take it that you hate Shillary as well?

          • Shawn Conway

            Yes, in fact more. I am of the firm belief that we’re fucked. Thankfully VR is here. Y’all can deal with that horseshit. I’ll be in space. Heheh

          • I´ll see you on the other side then? 😉

    • sfgsg

      go fcuk yourself moron

      • TrumpUSA

        Another fa**ot liberal!

    • Tonton Ramos

      Glad your back to gaming Mr. Trump we miss you!!!

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