Raise your hand if you are a video game nerd.
Keep it up if you are over 30.
Hand still up?
Then this is the article for you, covering the rise and fall of arcades in the United States.
It features amazing formatting, an original topic, original research & great depth. It is published on a site with over 60,000 unique linking domains linking into it.
And in spite of dropping what must have been at least $5,000 researching & writing that masterpiece, TheVerge now ranks #3 for searches driven by their own article.
How long will publishers be able to afford to rank 3rd for their $5,000 articles, when Google keeps pumping up the rank of the $20 rehashes?
Good job on the authority bias, Google. Keep dialing that up ... it is clearly creating a great incentive structure for scrapers...er publishers.
What's awesome for Google in this sort of interaction is that though they are entirely responsible for the problem, they get none of the blame. Clever.