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Fallout 76: The best and worst things from 3 hours of gameplay

Discussing Fallout 76's leveling, multiplayer gameplay, and robot NPCs with senior reporter Owen Good, who was able to spend three hours with the...

Assassin's Creed explained in 5 minutes | What to know before you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Planning to dive into Assassin's Creed Odyssey this weekend but overwhelmed with all that LORE? Let Polygon's residential Ass Creed expert Simone...

Katamari Damacy is actually about consumerism

Katamari Damacy is a colorful, joyful experience. So of course it's gotta have a dark underside, right? Subscribe to our YouTube channel!...

How Japan’s Lost Decade created Pokémon | Economic collapse + healing boom = Pocket Monsters?

Pokémon came from a surprisingly sad period of Japan's history, but that inspiration made the game what it is today. It's Pokégon week!...

What Spider-Man Gets Right (and Wrong) About New York City

Marvel's Spider-man may have the highest-fidelity recreation of New York City yet in a video game... but it still does some things a little...

Solving the Zelda Timeline in 15 Minutes

Everyone knows the Zelda timeline is pretty incomprehensible, so Brian put every piece of Zelda media, canonical and noncanonical, into the...

How The Sims Made New-Age Jazz Piano the Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Sims soundtrack is an iconic piece of video game music, and the build mode's minimalist new age jazz piano songs are undoubtedly among it's...

Why Pokemon Snap Feels like a Modern Game

Before Instagram, before Snapchat, before photo modes, there was Pokémon Snap. How is such a sweet, humble game so ahead of its time? Subscribe to...

No Man's Sky NEXT: The Best (And Worst) New Features

No Man's Sky Next is a massive new update for the infamous space exploration game, so let resident NMS expert Tara Long lead you through what works...

The Moment BioShock Stopped Being a Horror Game | FiendZone

Why is BioShock not considered a horror game? It's definitely scary enough! What moment do BioShock and Prey stop being survival horror and start...

Creating the Cast of F•R•I•E•N•D•S in WWE 2K18 | Brand Slam, Season 2, Episode 2

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The Most Annoying Octopath Traveler

Still holding off on choosing your main character in Octopath Traveler? If you go by tactics, you might end up with an insufferable cad. Brian's...

Red Dead Redemption 2 Upgrades to Horse 2.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is ponying up and adding a whole bunch of new horse features. Check out the details we learned in our hooves-on time with the...

The Twin Towers Easter Egg in Spider-Man Explained

Spider-Man's Twin Towers aren't an intentional easter egg — but they are a fascinating lesson in how video games create the illusion of...