We asked a cyber security expert to rate hacking gameplay

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  • Allison Sim
    Allison Sim  2 weeks back

    I’m surprised you didn’t make him play Welcome to the Game

    • mercenaryTendencies
      mercenaryTendencies  3 weeks back

      I'd like to point out that the Mass Effect minigame he played was a circuit bypass game, the hacking minigame involves matching code segments. Not saying it's necessarily more accurate, but it is at least hacking, and not the electrician minigame.

      • Tiffany Jackson
        Tiffany Jackson  3 weeks back

        The joke's on whoever wants to find my pin by finding my fingerprints, because I have a 15 digit pin!

        • Kajotex
          Kajotex  3 weeks back

          And now do stuff that at least looks kiiiindy like hacking. Like Uplink: Trust is a weakness, or Hacker Evolution.

          • gzerox2
            gzerox2  4 weeks back

            2019 series of tubes

            • i am jellyfush
              i am jellyfush  1 months back

              I am dissapointed they didnt show watch dogs

              • Arhum
                Arhum  2 months back

                Disappointed to see Hacknet not mentioned in the list

                • Justin Driscoll
                  Justin Driscoll  2 months back

                  A "legitimate cyber security expert" who has nothing better to do than make a video for Polygon. 1 Swordfish.

                  • Zenagon
                    Zenagon  2 months back

                    No watch dogs 2?

                    • mrcraggle
                      mrcraggle  2 months back

                      I was hoping to see Quadrilateral Cowboy

                      • The Osmium Nerd
                        The Osmium Nerd  2 months back

                        No Fallout?

                        • jarrod nash
                          jarrod nash  2 months back

                          Mad that you didn't even touch hacknet, or uplink.

                          • Luke Taylor
                            Luke Taylor  2 months back

                            Whoa, I watch this guy's content every week- got super surprised for a minute at which channel I was watching!

                            • Killjoy McQuire
                              Killjoy McQuire  2 months back

                              What do you call a bad hacker?






                              A hack fraud.

                              • Brak
                                Brak  2 months back

                                Should have shown him HackNet lol

                                • dsproductions19
                                  dsproductions19  2 months back

                                  The internet is less a "series of tubes" and more of a "highly interconnected system of 1-lane, 2-way highways." However, I understand the confusion most people have on the subject.

                                  • Sad Gamer
                                    Sad Gamer  2 months back

                                    Why didn't you show him Grey Hack? It's literally one of the most faithful to realistic hacking games on the market

                                    • DioGiorno
                                      DioGiorno  2 months back

                                      I can’t believe they didn’t touch upon Nier: Automata

                                      • zer0
                                        zer0  2 months back

                                        I was here for Hacknet, disappointed that it wasn't in here

                                        • MapleMilk
                                          MapleMilk  2 months back

                                          Keep your rock password protected, guys.

                                          • MrTravacos
                                            MrTravacos  2 months back

                                            So you all talk about video game hacking but don't include Watch Dogs?

                                            • Just a Random Guy
                                              Just a Random Guy  2 months back

                                              0:20 “great band” this man got ears

                                              • Synk
                                                Synk  2 months back

                                                no fallout 4 hacking??

                                                • Jacoob Platapuss
                                                  Jacoob Platapuss  2 months back

                                                  Why didnt u show watch dogs

                                                  • Edward Nygma
                                                    Edward Nygma  2 months back

                                                    V. Shocked that there was no Watchdogs, a game I've never played but definitely know is clearly based on hacking. Also could've seen Invisible Inc.(if I remember correctly) and hacking in Sly 4, maybe.

                                                    • I hate furries
                                                      I hate furries  2 months back

                                                      Does polygon watch asot?

                                                      • George Norman
                                                        George Norman  2 months back

                                                        Jack should be rated as number one in hacking, [email protected] outlookcom has the best hackers and Jack deals with phone hacks

                                                        • Harbinger of Hentai
                                                          Harbinger of Hentai  2 months back

                                                          okay, but how could you miss out on watchdogs?
                                                          like, come on...

                                                          • memento mori
                                                            memento mori  2 months back

                                                            Really no watch dogs?

                                                            • Warlock Hemlock
                                                              Warlock Hemlock  2 months back

                                                              This is just really fucking stupid, isn't it? Polygon, stop.

                                                              • Tommyangelo25
                                                                Tommyangelo25  2 months back

                                                                Should have shown him hacknet

                                                                • The Guardian Queen
                                                                  The Guardian Queen  3 months back

                                                                  Tbh I think Bioshock should get some leeway since technology there is different to ours.

                                                                  • Em Williams
                                                                    Em Williams  3 months back

                                                                    my fan went on when the hacking happened what

                                                                    • The Fantastic Paul
                                                                      The Fantastic Paul  3 months back

                                                                      A lot of people complaining about them leaving stuff out, but how do you know they did show him those, but he just didn't have any funny comment on them, and they got cut for time? I rate your comments on how Video Editing works at 2 Swordfishes out of 5.

                                                                      • Nathaniel Lee
                                                                        Nathaniel Lee  3 months back

                                                                        Now do Sombra!

                                                                        • Neill Smith
                                                                          Neill Smith  3 months back

                                                                          Let me just go ahead and wipe these finger smudges off my phone screen real quick...

                                                                          • hedgeberg
                                                                            hedgeberg  3 months back

                                                                            Ummm, look, I don't want to be one of "those" commenters and usually I don't even comment at all but like...

                                                                            >Cyber security expert
                                                                            >
                                                                            >Is just an editor at verge

                                                                            None of what he's describing was even related to hacking beyond some tangential stuff? I literally would not have an issue if this was pitched as "security journalist" or "guy who likes computers", but I work in cybersecurity and this was kinda really frustrating to watch. Idk, maybe I'm turning into an angry old person slowly but if this is the direction you're going to take things in, please don't pitch the speakers as experts.

                                                                            • Biff Manchest
                                                                              Biff Manchest  3 months back

                                                                              Sucks that they didn't show him uplink, that's as good as it gets.

                                                                              • Pear
                                                                                Pear  3 months back

                                                                                Ugly, sweaty, and don’t know what to do basically describes my life

                                                                                • Another Insomniac
                                                                                  Another Insomniac  3 months back

                                                                                  Ya shoulda shown him uplink. That game is like 6/5 swordfishes

                                                                                  • brian
                                                                                    brian  3 months back

                                                                                    why not show him more, you know, hacking games. like EXAPUNKS, or Else Heart.Break(), Quadrilateral Cowboy, Hacknet, or even Uplink?

                                                                                    • Bart
                                                                                      Bart  3 months back

                                                                                      "generally you want to password protected your rock" *panicked looks from the internet of things*

                                                                                      • Manny Kenneth
                                                                                        Manny Kenneth  3 months back

                                                                                        Why didn't watch dog or deus ex make the list

                                                                                        • breathnac92
                                                                                          breathnac92  3 months back

                                                                                          Cyber security expert who doesn't play video games....I question his credentials

                                                                                          • goof ball
                                                                                            goof ball  3 months back

                                                                                            No Deus Ex?

                                                                                            • Felix Ángel Pazo Vila
                                                                                              Felix Ángel Pazo Vila  3 months back

                                                                                              Wait, what about Watch Dogs and NieR Automata?

                                                                                              • Cuckmeister
                                                                                                Cuckmeister  3 months back

                                                                                                No actual hacking based games like uplink?

                                                                                                • Nehemiah Dacres
                                                                                                  Nehemiah Dacres  3 months back

                                                                                                  You didn't show him the code segment matching from Mass Effect 2?