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Ethics Policy

This page revolves around the Slyther Games Ethics Policy for how we handle different situations in our reporting and overall coverage. Aside from following the SPJ Code of Ethics, we also have more specific information below.

Conflicts of Interest

Slyther Games writers will avoid covering companies where any potential conflicts of interest exist. Such as financial ties or close relationships. Writers are allowed to back Kickstarter campaigns at the minimum pledge required for acquiring a game.

Product Codes

Slyther Games occasionally receives video game codes from companies to review them or create other forms of coverage around them. We’ll disclose receiving a code at the bottom of reviews, previews, and any other opinionated content. However, we often also purchase the games we cover. Receiving a code doesn’t have an impact on editorial content.

When receiving a video game code, we may agree to an embargo which often entails waiting until a certain date and time to publish content. This is typically due to having access to the game before it’s publicly available.


Slyther Games strives to be accurate in all our reporting and coverage but mistakes may happen that require corrections. We’ll disclose when a major correction regarding inaccurate information is made. However, when it’s minor like a typo or updating a guide with more information, we won’t make a note regarding it. If you need a correction made, contact us at jeff(at)

Anonymous Sources

Slyther Games will verify a source’s identity before providing anonymity. We aim to publish important information that may require protecting a source’s identity to prevent harm when covering sensitive topics. We’ll never pay sources for information either.


Slyther Games has advertisements to provide revenue for the website. These ads are handled by an outside ad management company named Mediavine. This creates a separation between editorial and advertising.

Sponsored Content

Slyther Games may work with companies to create sponsored content where we’ll disclose that it’s sponsored. The author/user publishing a sponsored article will be labeled as “Sponsored”.

Affiliate Links

Articles will occasionally have affiliate links where we may receive a commission from sales made after visiting those links. We will include a disclosure explaining our affiliate policy whenever an affiliate link is included in an article. Affiliate links have no impact on editorial content.

Last Updated: April 4, 2024