The Steam Summer Sale is live: Here are some of the best bargains

Polygon Summer. It’s the season to spend money on the essentials: a new air conditioner, backup pairs of sunglasses, hand-woven picnic baskets and 15 or so video games you probably won’t even install on your PC until next year. That’s right, folks. PayPal warned you, and now the video game chickens have come home to […]

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Jurassic World sequel’s official poster gets the tagline, uh, wrong

Universal Pictures announced today that the name of the sequel to Jurassic World would be Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but it’s the movie’s tagline that people have taken issue with. The tagline reads “life finds a way” and it’s a reference to a quote from Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm. The sentence comes up during […]

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Chris Miller and Phil Lord weren’t going to make a Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm The exciting thing about Chris Miller and Phil Lord being announced as the directors for the Han Solo stand-alone movie wasn’t that they were making a Star Wars film, but a Miller and Lord movie. Except Lucasfilm doesn’t want unique takes on a beloved franchise. Lucasfilm wants a Star Wars movie. On June 20, […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen during the G20 Africa Partnership Conference in Berlin on June 12, 2017.Sean Gallup/Getty Images Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, will appear at Gamescom 2017 in August to open the show, convention organizer Koelnmesse and the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) announced today in a joint statement. […]

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The art and craft of making board games for the CIA

The logo of the CIA, photographed during a visit of US President Donald Trump the CIA headquarters on January 21, 2017 in Langley, VirginiaPhoto by Olivier Doulier – Pool/Getty Images The United States has exactly 16 agencies devoted to intelligence gathering and analysis, but only one which reports directly to our nation’s Chief Executive: the […]

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Will Arms grab the fighting game community?

Nintendo In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to […]

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David Cage wants you to believe his games have no meaning

Quantic Dream/Sony Interactive Entertainment The problem with saying anything political in a video game is that people who disagree with that message may not buy your game. Since you want a lot of people to buy your game, it’s important to avoid politics and never, ever state you’re trying to say anything with your piece […]

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ZeniMax Back In Court With Oculus VR

ZeniMax Back In Court With Oculus VR Earlier this year ZeniMax was awarded $500 million from Oculus for failure to comply with a non-disclosure agreement, but the two companies' legal battle over VR trade secrets is not over. The pair are back in court, with ZeniMax not only looking for another $500 million, but also […]

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Ever Oasis Review – A Unique Starter Home

In Ever Oasis, you are a seedling. Not quite human, not quite animal, but capable of establishing and growing an oasis in the middle of a desert. The world surrounding your oasis home is under attack by an ambiguous evil called chaos that infects the nearby land and the creatures that inhabit it. Your job […]

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Long running Game of Thrones theory surrounding the Hound may come true

One of the most popular, fan theories surrounding the Game of Thrones universe — and oh boy there are many — is about everyone’s favorite, miserable bastard, the Hound. [Warning: The following could contain spoilers for something that may or may not happen this upcoming season on Game of Thrones. But at least you can’t […]

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