Yeah, that is messed up! That is straight-up plaguerizing work from a competitor, without attribution. I know you (@Neumannium) have a complicated relationship since you used to run PT and you employ some of the same freelance writers, but there is no excuse for stealing someone else's marked-up imagery.
It's probably a case of Heinlein's Razor, but still.
The other thing that is clear from their GotY roundup is the editor doesn't actually play the games before commenting on them, for example the following quote is one of many to that point:
"We understand it’s had several updates since launch, so it should have gotten even better by now!" - EICJOE
(P.S. I haven't actually played any of the games of the year?)