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Every Sonic game is blasphemous | Unraveled, Ep. 7

You might think Sonic the Hedgehog has a storied history, but Brian David Gilbert is here to unravel why that history is completely wrong....

2018 was a year of great relationships in games

Turns out, 2018 was a great year for relationships in video games! Which ones were our favorites, and what made them so great? Subscribe to our...

What Nintendo learned from the disastrous Wii U console

How did Nintendo go from zero to hero in only five years? Not without learning some things along the way. Subscribe to our YouTube channel!...

Dr. Sexgun is back with a brand new invention | Monster Factory

If you thought you'd seen the last of Dr. Sexgun and his clandestine cache of audacious armaments, think again. Subscribe to our YouTube channel!...

Monster Hunter: World has the most satisfying hits of 2018 | Polygon's 2018 Games of The Year

Monster Hunter World's Great Sword is out to prove that it is, in fact, a great sword. Capcom has applied an incredible attention to detail in...

Scientifically calculating the game of the year | Unraveled, Ep. 6

Wouldn't it be nice if we no longer had to argue about which game deserves the GOTY crown? Good thing Brian David Gilbert has unraveled a...

The best glitches of 2018: A year in nightmare fuel

There's a special kind of glitch that doesn't ruin your life. Instead, they make everything so whimsical and wonderful and horrifying. These are...

The year’s best games are under 10 hours | Polygon's 2018 Games of the Year

Game of the Year lists tend to be dominated by big AAA titles, but 2018 has seen a number of stand-out indie games. So how do you compare two...

Polygon's top 50 games of 2018, explained in 7 words or less

We've finished our list and checked it twice. But to save you time, we're only using seven words (or less) to describe our 50 favorite games of the...

Celeste will make you better at every video game | Polygon's 2018 Games of the Year

Celeste's level design mirrors actual rock climbing, and Brian David Gilbert is here to explain why that will help you be better at every other...

How to enjoy Return of the Obra Dinn: A beginner's guide

Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the best games of the year, but it can be a little overwhelming if you're just starting out. Here are some tips...

How Red Dead Redemption 2's landscapes are connected to 19th century art

Rockstar says Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn't specifically inspired by the art of the Hudson River School of Art (or anything else for that matter),...

Smash Bros. and the evolution of the last hit | Game Mechanics Explained

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has added some MEATY last hits to its frantic battles. It's new for the series, but the flashy last hit is a decades old...

Smash Bros. owes millions of dollars in OSHA violations | Unraveled, Ep. 5

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a ridiculous amount of stages... but are they all death traps? Brian David Gilbert consults the Occupational Safety...