Evil Controller makes a slightly less evil controller for pro-gamers

EVIL Shift ControllerEvil Evil Controller, the company behind modded, and some would say cheat-enabled. controllers, is coming out with a new Xbox One gamepad designed with the pro-gamer in mind. First and foremost, that means that while the Evil Shift Controller supports on-the-fly button remapping, it doesn’t include software macro support. That means it won’t […]

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Arms Review – Punching Up

Many Nintendo fans remember the Punch-Out franchise fondly. The rudimentary exploration of boxing's sweet science challenged players to find the best strategy against each opponent and capitalize upon weaknesses to rise up the ranks and eventually claim the championship. Arms explores similar mechanics while pushing the concept far into the realm of the absurd in […]

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Introducing three new esports sites

A family resemblance Cory Schmitz / Emily Haasch I’ve long been frustrated by the traditional gaming press’s inability to best serve many of our industry’s largest audiences. Some games have such large fandoms that the generalist nature of publications like Polygon means we’re simply incapable of getting as far into the weeds as the audience […]

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Minecraft: Story Mode returns for a second season in July

Telltale Games Minecraft: Story Mode, the episodic adventure game based on Mojang’s Minecraft, will continue with a second season next month, developer Telltale Games announced today. The season premiere, “Hero in Residence,” will begin rolling out July 11. It will be available digitally on Android, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One that […]

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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Makes A Bloody Good First Impression

At a recent event, I had the chance to play through the opening of Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Though the demo wasn't that long–15 minutes at the most–it did deliver much of the same feeling I had when I originally played Symphony of […]

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Overwatch is getting double XP this weekend

Overwatch Anniversary dancesBlizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment is giving Overwatch players a chance to earn loot boxes twice as fast beginning later this week. All players who log in from June 8-12 can earn double the experience while playing Overwatch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, the company announced today. Overwatch’s double XP weekend […]

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Final Fantasy fighting game Dissidia coming to PS4

Dissidia Final Fantasy, the fighting game from Square Enix and Team Ninja, is coming to PlayStation 4 next year, Square Enix announced today. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will feature more than 20 playable Final Fantasy heroes and villains, including Final Fantasy 15 protagonist Noctis, in team-based brawls. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an updated port […]

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Electronic Arts E3 2017: What to expect

Polygon For the second straight year, Electronic Arts won't have a booth at E3 in downtown Los Angeles. The publisher instead goes to Hollywood and its historic Palladium theater to make its usual showcase of latest and greatest games on Saturday, June 10 at 3 p.m. ET. That kicks off EA Play, the dedicated event […]

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Batman pops the big question in next issue

David Finch/DC Comics Batman, one of comics’ most notorious playboys, is getting ready to settle down. [Warning: The following contains spoilers for an upcoming issue of Batman.] In the newest issue of Batman, Batman #24, Wayne will finally get down on one knee and propose to Selina Kyle, otherwise known as Catwoman. Although Batman has […]

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