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Nick Robinson is a gaming journalist most known for his work for gaming website Polygon, including several online shows he has worked on with The McElroy Brothers. In 2017, he became the center of a sexual harassment controversy after it was alleged he had attempted to solicit nude photographs from fans and other people in the industry.
Robinson's earliest online activities come from accounts under the name "Babylonian." His YouTube channel was created in 2005; his Twitter account was created in 2008.
Robinson's journalism career began in 2011 when he worked as an intern for gaming website Giant Bomb. In 2012, he became a writer and host for the YouTube channel Rev3Games; this continued until 2014 when the channel ceased operations. In 2013, he started the Podburglars podcast with cohosts Matt Kessler and Ben Pack; a previous incarnation of the podcast was created in 2011 under the name "Internal Affairs." He joined Polygon in February of 2015. In 2016, he created a Vine profile which gained over 80 million Vine Loops. He has worked with Griffin McElroy on the podcast Cool Games Inc. as well as YouTube series Car Boys, Touch The Skyrim, and Let's Go To Hell.
"Krystal From Star Fox" Controvery
On March 26th, 2017, Robinson tweeted "no offense but anyone who acts like they didn't jack off to Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is lying to you." His tweet gained over 900 retweets and 3,000 likes.
The following day, Anita Sarkeesian of blog Feminist Frequency angrily responded to Robinson's tweet, saying "Nobody in our office feels that way about Krystal. In fact, we find her character deeply disappointing. Here's why." She then linked to a video produced by her team on the "damsels in distress" trope of video gaming (photoshop collage of the whole exchange below).
Instantly the moment became a target of jokes on Twitter as people mostly agreed that Sarkeesian's response and the ensuing dialogue about sexual-attraction to video game characters was over-the-top.
Sexual Harassment Controversy
On August 2nd, 2017, Robinson began a Twitter thread which criticized the Nintendo Switch port of the video game Overcooked. Several users found Robinson's complaints to be strangely hostile in nature, especially those directed toward a survey meant to help the developers fix the criticisms. On August 3rd, Twitter user Bloody Honey posted a tweet proposing that Robinson was too busy messaging female game developers to do the survey. Following this tweet, several others tweeted about receiving harassment from Robinson; a NeoGAF thread compiling some of these tweets was created on August 4th. Another thread on Internet drama forum KiwiFarms was created the same day. Also on the same day, Polygon Editor-In-Chief announced via Twitter that Robinson had been suspended from the website bending an investigation from Vox Media.
Robinson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and currently lives in San Francisco, California. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is also the older brother of electronic musician Porter Robinson.
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 Twitter – this sucks. i love Overcooked, but i regret buying it on Switch and i'm really praying they fix this. it's so rough
 Twitter – Maybe Nick would have time to help the Overcooked devs out if he wasn't in every woman in games' DMs all the time
 Vine – Nick Robinson
 NeoGAF – Nick Robinson (Polygon) involved in sexual harassment allegations
 Twitter – I've heard the allegations re Nick Robinson and am taking them seriously. Nick has been suspended pending a thorough Vox Media inquiry.
 Twitter – my brother @porterrobinson and his friend @madeon just released a song called 'Shelter.' i think you'll love it!
 Kiwi Farms – Nick Robinson (Polygon Feminist) accused of harassment – '''accused'''
 Cool Games Inc. Wikia – Nick Robinson
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