Vox Media is growing pretty rapidly, in case you haven't noticed. And while there won't be too many changes for a while — we've made plenty of late — the latest change should prove to be a pretty cool addition.
Polygon deals with games. Lots of games. And chief among your concerns should be NBA 2K13, the latest in a string of successful 2K basketball games. Polygon's people got a look at the whole thing a few weeks back and wrote up a review. Here's a quick excerpt:
NBA 2K13 doesn't play it safe. Considering the NBA 2K franchise's three-year lack of competition, developer Visual Concepts could get away with sticking to the basics. But year in, year out, the studio continues to execute on its vision of a relentlessly modern basketball simulation with a presentation that's unparalleled across the sports genre.
This year, Visual Concepts brought in rapper and entertainment mogul Jay-Z as "executive producer." You may be skeptical of the value of that position - I certainly was - but its impact is felt from the moment you boot up NBA 2K13.
Jay-Z's touch aids Visual Concepts' efforts to put together a full-on NBA experience, something that's more than just an accurate simulation of basketball. Of course, that's there too, along with a few nods toward accessibility. But NBA 2K13 uses Jay-Z's music background to infuse a hip-hop soul into presentation, an element of sports games that tends to be unremarkable at best.
Enjoy Polygon, everyone.