Press Reset - Episode 13: 'Still Alive'

A final note from Press Reset Director Stephen Greenwood:

Four months ago, I thought I knew pretty much all there was to know about websites. You create some mockups, you write some code, you press publish and then make a "Hello World" joke.

I admittedly knew very little about the precise coordination between all the members of a good editorial staff, the revision process of the design team, the dev team scrums, the thoughtful integration from a dedicated sales team and the digital tools used to improve workflows. I didn't appreciate the work behind creating a video game review, getting a scoop before another outlet or working with a game studio to craft a feature piece. I didn't know the elation of a site launch, the frantic bug fixes afterward, the exhaustion of covering a trade show or how to vet an onslaught of eager, aspiring games journalists.

Now, I feel like I know something about all of these facets of making a website and I hope that you, the community does too. If there's one viewer out there that's been inspired to build something of their own by watching the Polygon team through Press Reset, then we've accomplished what we set out to do.

If, in ten years' time, HD video is still somehow accessible on whatever form the internet has taken, I hope people will be able to look back on this story and appreciate what an amazing, hard-working, and talented team we have on both the editorial and product side of Polygon and throughout the Vox Media family.

I hope they'll laugh at our cumbersome laptops, our retrospectively dumb smartphones, and gawk that responsive design was just in the early stages of gaining widespread popularity — but more than that, see the story of what it was like to build a major website in the year 2012, to be part of an exciting time in Vox Media's young history and feel some connection to the group of people that ultimately helped push the existing boundaries of games journalism.

- Stephen Greenwood, Director

See more Press Reset on our Press Reset hub page.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.