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A house divided by open-world games

11/9/2018
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What is it about open-world games that are both so captivating and so anxiety-inducing? The cast talks about the games that do it well, the ones that surprised them, and the ones that they'll never return to again.

Duration:00:55:17

Bonus: What does Epic Games owe artists who inspire Fortnite emotes? (from Function with Anil Dash)

11/6/2018
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Duration:00:40:15

Halloween candy and horses galore

11/2/2018
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Time to sort through all the candy goodies and find out which ones are the best. We also talk about horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, how the game is so far and the expectations we had around it. BONUS: Doki Doki Literature Club spoilercast at the end of the episode with Chelsea and Ashley!

Duration:01:03:16

Spoopy Spectacular

10/26/2018
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Halloween comes early for The Polygon Show! This week, Chelsea discovers the joys and horrors of Doki Doki Literature Club, Ashley tries to get into horror movies again and Allegra is still afraid of a LOT of things in Majora's Mask.

Duration:00:55:49

Co-op games will kill us all

10/19/2018
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It’s co-op game week! Chelsea recounts the terrible tales of the mistakes she’s made in GTA5 and Halo ODST, while Allegra and Simone revisit the friends they played the most co-op games with. Tune in for stories about LittleBigPlanet, SingStar, and the terrible Mario Party.

Duration:00:52:34

When Will Video Game Movies Be Good?

10/12/2018
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Video game movies: they're awesomely bad. Simone argues for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Ashley wonders about walking sim movies, Allegra lists off her 5 ideas for Good Video Game Movies.

Duration:00:53:42

I Love JRPGs And I'm Not Ashamed

10/5/2018
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Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Fire Emblem — JRPGs are a huge part of how some of us grew up. Here's to remembering our favorites that stand the test of time, the ones that unexpectedly hooked us and the ones that will probably never get remastered.

Duration:00:47:28

Pokémania

9/28/2018
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How terrifying would Pokémon be in real life though? What about the best starter? And it wouldn't be 20 years of Red and Blue without some really sad and heart-warming stories about growing up with these games.

Duration:00:46:51

If cartoons taught us one thing...

9/21/2018
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... it's that Pikachu is a... well... you'll have to listen to find out. Today's episode is all about cartoon and animation. Dragon Prince! My Hero Academia! Your letters! And lots of implied exclamation marks! (I think I've lost the thread on this description.)

Duration:00:59:11

For love of indie games

9/14/2018
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Indie games have shaped all of us: from Gone Home, to the crappy browser games of the early 2000s. Do those count? We think so. Indie games are weird and emotional and sometimes bad and often great. This episode is all about those indies.

Duration:01:00:00

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

9/7/2018
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Spider-Man on PS4 is a GOOD gift. It's probably one of the best superhero games to date. How does it stack up to the Batman Arkham games? We also share some touching emails from YOU about the original Spider-Man game for PS1 and other fond memories. Unrelated: We also include a brief love letter to Crazy Rich Asians.

Duration:00:54:29

Video Game Vacation

8/31/2018
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This week we share a collection of tragic, beautiful and nostalgic stories about playing games on family vacations, odd places we've marathoned games and our favorite fictional vacation segments. It's vacation — what else are you going to do?

Duration:01:00:48

A/S/L?

8/24/2018
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Since FlameCon 2018, we've had romance on our minds. This week, we discuss why some of us have the video game crushes we do, being on the asexual spectrum, budding love during the MMO days, and of course, the stories you sent to us.

Duration:01:05:05

The Polygon Show LIVE at FlameCon 2018

8/23/2018
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A special bonus episode from our panel at FlameCon 2018! Presenting... Video games as the astrological signs.

Duration:00:48:02

Thanks for the MeMMOries

8/17/2018
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It's all about MMO memories this week: the memories you sent in — of World of Warcraft and beyond — as well as sharing some of our own. Remember City of Heroes? Chelsea does. What about Gaia Online? Allegra has quite a story for everyone...

Duration:00:55:40

Esports live events... Are they GOOD?

8/10/2018
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It's been an AGGRESSIVE summer. Evo 2018 and the Overwatch League Grand Finals have blown us all... away. What's it like to be at a live event vs. watching it on Twitch? The biggest atmosphere changes? Chelsea talks fighting game drama at Evo, Allegra compares DragonBall FighterZ to the anime and Ashley gushes about seeing OWL players in person.

Duration:00:46:37

Backlog Week

8/3/2018
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Which games did you never get around to playing? The cast asks YOU and a variety of special guests including Jeff Kaplan (Game Director, Overwatch), Sam Barlow (Her Story), Austin Walker (Waypoint), Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) and many more!

Duration:01:04:53

Interior Design Crimes

7/27/2018
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Ashley tried out Overwatch's newest hero, Hammond/Wrecking Ball. Allegra started Octopath Traveler. Chelsea found a VERY INTERESTING official magazine spread on who Mario's best friends and worst enemies are. Simone FREAKS OUT over the Great Interior Design Challenge on Netflix. FREAKS. OUT.

Duration:00:54:04

Yeet

7/20/2018
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Chelsea discovers the joys of Hollow Knight while home sick. Allegra goes to Chicago for the second annual Pokémon Go Fest. Ashley makes Kiryu wear Majima's clothes and then fights Majima.

Duration:00:53:32

Several Punch Man

7/13/2018
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Chelsea gets back into Pokémon Go. Ashley describes the joy and terror of seeing Majima Everywhere in Yakuza Kiwami. Allegra refuses to take the stealthy route in Metal Gear Solid 3 and makes a mess. Simone has more tips to help your wrist pain!

Duration:00:50:39