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Tackling the fascinating, innovating, boring, Rocket League-fueled year in sports games

12/28/2015
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Welcome to Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition, a roundtable discussion about the most interesting gaming, entertainment and pop culture news of the day. Today, Owen Good joins the roster to talk about the year in sports video games — and it's not just a discussion for sports game enthusiasts, either. The discussion spans everything from baseball to basketball, football to soccer, hockey to the biggest story of the year, Rocket League, and why Owen's second-favorite RPG of 2015 was a baseball...

Duration:01:06:34

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Episode III “A scared teenager with a deadly weapon”

12/22/2015
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Welcome to Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition (http://www.polygon.com/minimap), a roundtable discussion about the most interesting gaming, entertainment and pop culture news of the day. Today, we conclude our discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Episode III, “A scared teenager with a deadly weapon,” the final chapter of our podcast trilogy. Join special guests Charlie Hall, Ben Kuchera and Susana Polo as well as your host Dave Tach for a special spoiler-filled episode where we wrap...

Duration:01:18:41

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Episode II "Come on, you dumbass!"

12/21/2015
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Welcome to Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition, a roundtable discussion about the most interesting gaming, entertainment and pop culture news of the day. Today, we continue our discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Episode II, the middle chapter of our trilogy. Join special guests Charlie Hall, Ben Kuchera and Susana Polo as well as your host Dave Tach for a special spoiler-filled episode where we break down the latest movie from a galaxy far, far away. Be sure to listen to the...

Duration:00:56:47

Worldmap Edition takes on Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Episode 1

12/18/2015
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The Force has awakened, and we're talking about it — all of it — in a trilogy of in-depth episodes, beginning today. Here in Part 1, join special guests Charlie Hall, Ben Kuchera and Susana Polo alongside your host Dave Tach for a special episode of Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition. Stay tuned to Polygon Minimap for the next two episodes, where we'll continue our conversation. The easiest way to do that is subscribe at iTunes.com/minimap or to visit our podcast hub at polygon.com/minimp,...

Duration:01:10:41

Worldmap Edition takes on Star Wars

12/16/2015
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On the eve of Star Wars: The Force awakens, we have an epic episode — and Minimap's longest to date — about what we like, what we don't so much like, how we came to Star Wars and more. Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition returns with Julia Alexander, Susana Polo, Jeff Ramos and Samit Sarkar joining your host Dave Tach to talk about a galaxy far, far away.

Duration:01:19:11

Dec. 15: Destiny’s money, Netflix and My Little Pony, Hideo Kojima, Rock Band 4, Noby Noby Boy

12/15/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - You can now pay $29.99 to boost to level 25 in Destiny (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/15/10210066/destiny-level-boost-microtransaction) - Netflix is re-encoding its entire library to help save bandwidth (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/15/10228066/netflix-is-re-encoding-its-entire-library-to-help-save-you-bandwidth)...

Duration:00:16:16

Dec. 14: Star Citizen, System Shock, holiday deals and Pokémon’s next legendary

12/15/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is now available (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/12/9974300/star-citizen-alpha-2-0-is-now-available) - System Shock 3 is officially happening (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/14/10104714/system-shock-3-announcement-official-otherside-entertainment) - GameStop’s holiday deals feature $299 PS4,...

Duration:00:17:06

Dec. 11: Xbox sale and PC controllers, Irrational’s clue, Nintendo’s tantilizing patent

12/11/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Xbox One bundles come with $50 gift card at Best Buy (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/11/9895916/xbox-one-bundles-come-with-50-gift-card-at-best-buy) - Xbox One controller's wireless PC dongle now supports Windows 7 and 8, not just 10...

Duration:00:13:52

Dec. 10: EA esports, Fallout Shelter, Bethesda Montreal, League of Legends records

12/10/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - EA launching esports division, will be led by Peter Moore (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/10/9888556/ea-competitive-gaming-division-esports-peter-moore) - Fallout Shelter introduces Dogmeat and other pets to the vault...

Duration:00:14:55

Dec. 9: Xbox sales, Kickstarter stats, Destiny's bug, Game Awards, Fallout 4 patch, YouTube's stats

12/10/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - All Xbox One bundles $50 off through Christmas (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/9/9882210/xbox-one-bundle-holiday-discount-sale) - Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarters fail to deliver rewards, a 'reasonable' rate says company...

Duration:00:17:48

Dec. 8: Destiny's microtransactions, League of Legends' real sports influences, Netflix's big plans

12/8/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Destiny's future isn't in paid expansions but in microtransaction-based events, Bungie says (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/8/9871646/destiny-bungie-dlc-microtransactions-taken-king-year-two) - League of Legends is about to become a better game by learning from sports...

Duration:00:15:02

Dec. 7: PlayStation Experience, Full Throttle, Final Fantasy, Destiny

12/8/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - You can now delete those unwanted, unloved games from your Steam library (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/5/9853494/delete-game-steam-library-account) - A new Psychonauts game is coming to PlayStation VR (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/5/9854426/psychonauts-playstation-vr-in-the-rhombus-of-ruin) - Full Throttle...

Duration:00:20:17

Dec. 4: The Game Awards, Spider-Man and that weird Hideo Kojima thing

12/4/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - PlayStation 2 games launch on PS4 tomorrow (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/4/9851808/ps2-games-ps4-1080p-upscale) - Rise of the Tomb Raider's first new mode arrives later this month (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/4/9849754/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-dlc-endurance-mode-release-date) - Shovel Knight amiibo arrives in...

Duration:00:21:44

Dec. 3: Nintendo's NX hints, Steam, PlaySation and Xbox's discounts, Overwatch's Christmas vacation

12/3/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Nintendo plans for the future with 'unique and different' NX, more mobile and theme park details (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/3/9842466/nintendo-kimishima-interview-nx-smartphone-theme-parks-amiibo) - The Game Awards nominees discounted on Xbox Live...

Duration:00:14:24

Dec. 2: Vampires and Eve and Samurai Jack and Amplitude and Danganronpa and Project M

12/2/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Life is Strange dev shares first details on next title, Vampyr (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/2/9836054/vampyr-life-is-strange-rdontnod-entertainment) - Did one of Eve Online's biggest names start an in-game war for personal profit?...

Duration:00:19:53

Dec. 1: PS4, Nintendo, Bloodborne, XCOM, Lucas, Han and Greedo

12/1/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Report says PlayStation 4 unlocks more power for developers (http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/30/9818188/playstation-4-cores-unlocked-power-performance) - PS4 available $50 cheaper in two game bundles for the holiday season (http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/1/9830752/ps4-sale-star-wars-battlefront-uncharted-bundles) -...

Duration:00:29:55

Nov. 30: Black Friday's winner, Fallout 4 mods and ringtones, PS4 to PC streaming

11/30/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Among consoles, PlayStation won Black Friday, says marketing study(http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/29/9813932/who-won-black-friday-playstation-xbox-nintendo-wii) - One-Punch Man comes to Fallout 4, beats everything with, well, one punch(http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/28/9811076/one-punch-man-fallout-4-video) -...

Duration:00:14:33

Nov. 27: Blurry Fallout 4 bug, Dying Light expense, Destiny difficulty, Hearthstone esports and more

11/27/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Fallout 4's blurry-vision bug has no cure, so hang on to all your save files (http://www.polygon.com/fallout-4/2015/11/26/9805026/fallout-4-blurry-vision-blurred-fix-bug-glitch-broken) - Techland raises price of Dying Light's expansion and season pass, explains why...

Duration:00:19:28

Nov. 24: Fallout 5, Fantastic Four, Game of Thrones

11/24/2015
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### THE BIG STORIES - Fallout 4 cheats might break your saves, warns Bethesda (http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/23/9787276/fallout-4-cheats-mods-console-commands) - Fallout 4 prepares to rock with free vault gear in Rock Band 4 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/24/9791102/fallout-4-rock-band-4-dlc) - Fox removes Fantastic Four 2 from its schedule (http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/24/9790624/fox-removes-fantastic-four-2-from-its-schedule) - Game of Thrones returns in April with season 6 ... and...

Duration:00:09:30

Nov. 23: Fallout 4, Bombshell, Star Wars: Battlefront, Payday 2

11/23/2015
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Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Modder discovers secret underwater weapon developers left in Fallout 4 (http://www.polygon.com/fallout-4/2015/11/21/9774784/fallout-4-harpoon-gun-mod-secret-underwater-level-dlc) - Duke Nukem successor Bombshell delayed on PC to early 2016...

Duration:00:11:00