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A daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.

A daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.
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A daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.

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English


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The Division, Watch Dogs, The Crew and Ubisoft's future

3/10/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - The Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/8/11179934/ubisoft-division-interview-future-watch-dogs-2) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: -...

Duration: 00:26:59


Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft

3/9/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft - Doom's multiplayer beta starts March 31 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185374/doom-multiplayer-closed-beta-date) - Chewbacca getting an origin story in Han Solo anthology movie (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185036/chewbacca-han-solo-star-wars) - Ori...

Duration: 00:20:40


Star Wars Battlefront, Mario Kart, 38 Studios, Coleco, Fable Legends refunds

3/8/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Another Star Wars Battlefront update arrives, adds another new map (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178932/star-wars-battlefront-march-update-new-map) - Nintendo shutting down Mario Kart TV highlights service (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180256/mario-kart-tv-shutting-down-mario-kart-8) - Feds allege fraud by...

Duration: 00:14:20


Fable Legends, Lionhead, Overwatch, Coleco, Harmonix, Mad Catz, Mass Effect, Night in the Woods

3/7/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Microsoft cancels Fable Legends, plans to shut down Lionhead Studios (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172408/fable-legends-canceled-lionhead-studios-closing) - Overwatch launching May 24, open beta coming in early May (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172230/overwatch-launch-date-leaked-may-24) - Key figure...

Nintendo announces everything, Epic's co-founder takes on Microsoft, Cap'n America, The Dark Tower

3/4/2016
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### THE BIG STORIES - Nintendo Direct March 2016: Paper Mario on Wii U, a new Monster Hunter and SNES on 3DS (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/3/11157710/nintendo-direct-march-2016) - Epic co-founder: Microsoft is plotting to monopolize game making on Windows 10 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/4/11159584/tim-sweeney-windows-10-monopoly-interview) - Joss Whedon will return to Marvel for Captain America's 75th anniversary...

Gaben, Vive, HoloLens, PlayStation TV, PSP, Nintendo discounts

2/29/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Valve boss Gabe Newell fires host and production company after problems at the $3 million Dota 2 Shanghai Major (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/26/11120648/dota-2-shanghai-major-newell-harding-2gd-fired-perfect-world) - HTC Vive pre-orders are officially open...

The Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, Blizzard's sounds, A Brief History of Pokémon

2/26/2016
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Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. On Fridays, it transforms into Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition. These special episodes include on-staff experts who not only talk about current events, but analyze and synthesize them. Think of Worldmap as the director's commentary for Polygon. Today, we're joined by Owen Good, who tells us about the recently departed Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, Megan...

Fire Emblem sales, CS:GO prizes, Doom censorship, Uncharted thievery, Threes clones, Yee's sentence

2/24/2016
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Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Fire Emblem Fates has series' biggest stateside debut ever (http://is.gd/oVX4Fi) - Valve boosts Counter-Strike major tournament prize pool to $1 million (http://is.gd/3iC6Sm) - Doom launching uncut in Germany — a franchise first (http://is.gd/1BCaah) - Uncharted 4 trailer contains artwork lifted from Assassin's Creed 4...

Hearthstone and its radical future, explained

2/19/2016
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Today on Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition, Phil Kollar returns to tell us what he learned when Blizzard searched for brutal honesty by asking fans about Hearthstone's future. ### WORLDMAP STORIES - Hearthstone and community: Inside Blizzard's radical new approach to working with players (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/2/17/11003980/hearthstone-and-community-inside-blizzard-s-radical-new-approach-to ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can...

Star Wars Battlefront, PlayStation, Umbrella Corps, Bungie, Destiny, Evo, EA

1/27/2016
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Here's what we're covering 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 Wars Battlefront DLC details: Cloud City, Death Star maps on Season Pass, free content through March (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/26/10832784/star-wars-battlefront-dlc-details) - Star Wars Battlefront update delivers some badly needed nerfs...

Duration: 00:24:47


Zelda, Wii U, 3DS, VR, Uncharted and Star Wars: Episode VIII

1/20/2016
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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 - The Legend of Zelda amiibo unlock a bunch of stuff in Twilight Princess (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/19/10793752/the-legend-of-zelda-twilight-princess-content-unlockables) - GDC Survey: North American dev interest in 3DS, Wii U flatlines as VR interest doubles...

Duration: 00:10:55


Metal Gear, Minecraft, NCAA Football, Tomb Raider and the Supreme Court

1/19/2016
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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 - Metal Gear Online PC leaves beta, officially launches (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/19/10789750/metal-gear-online-pc-official-launch-date) - Microsoft acquires teachers' version of Minecraft, will launch Minecraft: Education Edition...

Duration: 00:16:06


Jan 15: Call of Duty, Doom, Star Wars, The Division, Pokkén Tournament, Arrow, Flash and Netflix

1/15/2016
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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 - Call of Duty surpasses 250 million games sold worldwide (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/14/10773162/call-of-duty-surpasses-250-million-games-sold-worldwide) - You can download John Romero's first new Doom level in 21 years right now (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/15/10776094/john-romero-doom-level-free-download) -...

Duration: 00:17:16


Jan. 14: Hitman morphs, Hearthstone missteps, Netflix blocks, Xbox & EA unlock, Kickstarter earns

1/14/2016
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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 - Hitman changes release structure again, now 'fully episodic' (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/14/10770628/hitman-dlc-fully-episodic) - Hearthstone dev opens up about content updates and improving communication (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/14/10769580/hearthstone-ben-brode-content-updates-blizzard-video) - Netflix...

Duration: 00:14:04


Jan. 13: Desert Bus 2.0, Activision's movie hire, Marvel's Dead No More, Hitman canceled (sort of)

1/13/2016
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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 - Desert Bus 2.0 coming to Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, Penn Jillette says (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/12/10756876/desert-bus-2-vr-oculus-rift-playstation-vr-penn-jillette) - Activision hires longtime Tarantino producer to co-lead TV and film division...

Duration: 00:12:54


Jan. 12: Pokémon, Psychonauts, Steam sales, Amazon savings, Sony's trademark, Homefront

1/12/2016
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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 - Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a New Nintendo 3DS bundle this February (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/12/10754140/pokemon-new-nintendo-3ds-red-blue-yellow) - Psychonauts 2 takes place mere hours after the first game...

Duration: 00:21:16


Jan. 11, 2016: Speedrunning, VR, Shovel Knight's amiibo, Bowie's in Heaven

1/11/2016
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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 - Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 calls time (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/10/10745254/awesome-games-done-quick-2016-calls-time) - Palmer Luckey: Virtual Boy 'hurt' the VR industry (http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/11/10749208/palmer-luckey-virtual-boy-nintendo-vr-reddit) - HTC Vive pre-orders begin on Feb. 29...

Duration: 00:14:57


Neko Atsume and the confessions of a self-described 'crazy cat lady'

1/6/2016
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Neko Atsume is a strange game to describe. It's a strange game to play. And it's the game that, more than any other, Polygon reporter Allegra Frank thought about when she looked back on 2015. Today on Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition, we focus on a weird game. Or at least that's what we thought we were going to do. We got a lot more. It's funny how these things work sometimes. You start talking about Neko Atsume, and before you know it, you're discovering important truths about video...

Duration: 00:32:04


Worldmap Edition: Kojima, Konami and Metal Gear's bizarre year

1/4/2016
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In 2015, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Metal Gear. Charles Dickens wrote that (we think), and he was right: It was a weird year for Hideo Kojima, Konami and the Metal Gear franchise. Throughout the year, there were whispers and rumors that things had gone awry between the man who created the stealthy franchise and the company where he'd worked for three decades. It was difficult to see those rumors reflected when Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain arrived in...

Duration: 00:50:49


Why do so many people play so much Destiny?

12/29/2015
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You’ve heard about Destiny. How could you not? Stories about Bungie’s first-person shooter/massively multiplayer online role-playing game were a constant in 2015’s news stream, including on Minimap. Why? Because Destiny is a fascinating and popular game that’s in a constant state of evolution, and players crave information. Popular as it may be, though, Destiny is also a game that even its most devoted players consider to be flawed in some fundamental ways. This year was huge year for...

Duration: 01:07:59

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