We asked a cyber security expert to rate hacking gameplay

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  • Sion
    Sion  1 weeks back

    Seriously?
    * No Uplink? (games)
    * No Hacknet?
    * No watchdogs?

    • Doctor Disco
      Doctor Disco  4 weeks back

      You really didn’t do fallout?

      • Eliad654
        Eliad654  4 weeks back

        Dangit, I thought you'd show him examples of hackers in multiplayer..

        • Erick Eudave
          Erick Eudave  1 months back

          Well, this didn't get anywhere. That guy isn't even that interesting

          • Dustin Rodriguez
            Dustin Rodriguez  1 months back

            The first one from Ass Creed Black Flag was actually in the realm of CS, but not hacking so much.... it looked to me like a creative rendition of building a Fourier transform. Fourier transforms take a bunch of simple curves, sine waves typically, and add them together in order to reproduce a much more complicated high-frequency signal curve. This is used in images (JPEGs, PNGs, etc), video, audio, etc for data compression. No one builds the curves manually, of course, but that seemed to be what they were getting at.

            • Allison Sim
              Allison Sim  1 months back

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

              • mercenaryTendencies
                mercenaryTendencies  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                  • Kajotex
                    Kajotex  2 months back

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

                    • gzerox2
                      gzerox2  2 months back

                      2019 series of tubes

                      • i am jellyfush
                        i am jellyfush  2 months back

                        I am dissapointed they didnt show watch dogs

                        • Arhum
                          Arhum  3 months back

                          Disappointed to see Hacknet not mentioned in the list

                          • Justin Driscoll
                            Justin Driscoll  3 months back

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

                            • Zenagon
                              Zenagon  3 months back

                              No watch dogs 2?

                              • mrcraggle
                                mrcraggle  3 months back

                                I was hoping to see Quadrilateral Cowboy

                                • The Osmium Nerd
                                  The Osmium Nerd  3 months back

                                  No Fallout?

                                  • jarrod nash
                                    jarrod nash  3 months back

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

                                    • Luke Taylor
                                      Luke Taylor  3 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  3 months back

                                        What do you call a bad hacker?






                                        A hack fraud.

                                        • Brak
                                          Brak  3 months back

                                          Should have shown him HackNet lol

                                          • dsproductions19
                                            dsproductions19  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                • zer0
                                                  zer0  3 months back

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

                                                  • MapleMilk
                                                    MapleMilk  3 months back

                                                    Keep your rock password protected, guys.

                                                    • MrTravacos
                                                      MrTravacos  3 months back

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

                                                      • Just a Random Guy
                                                        Just a Random Guy  3 months back

                                                        0:20 “great band” this man got ears

                                                        • Synk
                                                          Synk  3 months back

                                                          no fallout 4 hacking??

                                                          • Jacoob Platapuss
                                                            Jacoob Platapuss  3 months back

                                                            Why didnt u show watch dogs

                                                            • Edward Nygma
                                                              Edward Nygma  4 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  4 months back

                                                                Does polygon watch asot?

                                                                • George Norman
                                                                  George Norman  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                                    • memento mori
                                                                      memento mori  4 months back

                                                                      Really no watch dogs?

                                                                      • Warlock Hemlock
                                                                        Warlock Hemlock  4 months back

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

                                                                        • Tommyangelo25
                                                                          Tommyangelo25  4 months back

                                                                          Should have shown him hacknet

                                                                          • The Guardian Queen
                                                                            The Guardian Queen  4 months back

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

                                                                            • Em Williams
                                                                              Em Williams  4 months back

                                                                              my fan went on when the hacking happened what

                                                                              • The Fantastic Paul
                                                                                The Fantastic Paul  4 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  4 months back

                                                                                  Now do Sombra!

                                                                                  • Neill Smith
                                                                                    Neill Smith  4 months back

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

                                                                                    • hedgeberg
                                                                                      hedgeberg  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                                                        • Pear
                                                                                          Pear  4 months back

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

                                                                                          • Gabi Mismash
                                                                                            Gabi Mismash  4 months back

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

                                                                                            • brian
                                                                                              brian  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                                                                • Manny Kenneth
                                                                                                  Manny Kenneth  4 months back

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