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Is Bloodborne good enough to stand in Dark Souls' shoes?

Before E3 From Software's Project Beast was the talk of all the Demon's Souls and Dark Souls fans.But now we know that the game is actually called Bloodborne there are still a lot of questions. Can it repeat the success of its predecessors? Will the game still work different setting with Demon's Souls style gameplay? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Senior Reporter Colin Campbell and Deputy Reviews Editor Phil Kollar ask: Is Bloodborne good enough to stand in Dark Souls' shoes? Enjoy Friends...
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Is 'we don't have the resources' an OK excuse for keeping female heroes out of games?

The subject of female player characters in video games has pushed its way to the forefront of E3 2014.Yesterday, Ubisoft developers spoke about how they chose not to have female assassin's in Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op, because it would have been too much work. But is that a legitimate reason? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Senior Reporter Tracey Lien and Reporter Megan Farokhmanesh ask: Is "we don't have the resources" an OK excuse for keeping female heroes out of games? Enjoy Friends...
Video
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How did Sony and Microsoft do?

Yesterday Microsoft and Sony both had their big E3 press conferences, and after the last year there were a lot of questions about what they would do.But now with both of them done we look at what went well, what went wrong, and what they could have done better. If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Senior Reporter Colin Campbell and Editor-in-Chief Chris Grant ask: How did Sony and Microsoft do? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends List video page. Subscribe to the...
Video
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Why do we care so much about The Last Guardian?

The Last Guardian was announced at E3 2009, and since then we've all been waiting for it to actually get released. Yet somehow with every passing year the chances that it will actually get released seem to get worse and worse, but Sony keeps saying it's still in development. So why are so many people still attached to this game that we don't really know anything about? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Alexa Ray Corriea and Editorial Coordinator Michael Moore ask: Why do we care so...
Opinion
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Can Crytek revive Homefront?

When Crytek offered to buy the Homefront franchise during THQ's bankruptcy we were all a little surprised.The original game had a bit of a messy history, and with THQ going under no one expected we'd see it again. And then Homefront: The Revolution appeared this week, and with none of the THQ baggage to potentially hold it down could this new Homefront become what the original couldn't? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Samit Sarkar and Senior Reporter Owen Good ask: Can Crytek...
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Batman: Arkham Knight is delayed, but how about that Batmobile?

We recently got to see Batman: Arkham Knight up close with all its Batmobile gameplay, but we also learned today that it is being delayed until 2015.So again we find ourselves with another game being pushed into 2015, making last week's episode all the more relevant. If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Executive Producer Russ Frushtick and Senior Reporter Colin Campbell ask: Batman: Arkham Knight is delayed, but how about that batmobile? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the...
Video
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Why is everything delayed to 2015?

It's beginning to feel like almost every game is getting delayed until 2015.The Order: 1886, The Division, Mad Max and Dying Light have all already been delayed until 2015, and they likely won't be the last. So should we be worried with all these delays? And why are they all announcing them now? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Samit Sarkar and Editor-in-Chief Chris Grant ask: Why is everything delayed to 2015? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends...
Video
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What games do you play with your significant other?

It can be hard to find the right game to play with your significant other regardless of whether they play video games or not. It might actually be more difficult if they do. Do you play something co-operative like Guild Wars 2? Or maybe something competitive like Mario Kart? Or do you play something single player where you can take turns like Transistor? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Alexa Ray Corriea and Deputy Opinion Editor Ben Kuchera ask: What games do you play with your...
Video
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What the hell is BattleCry?

Have you ever wondered what World War I wold have been like with no gunpowder? And also if it was a stylish, multiplayer combat game for up to 32 players?Well ponder no longer my friend! Because Bethesda just announced BattleCry, but what is BattleCry? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, News Editor Brian Crecente and Deputy News Editor Michael McWhertor ask: What the hell is BattleCry? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends List video page. Subscribe to the audio-only...
Video
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What games will we see at E3, according to rumors and leaks?

Every year at E3 we look forward to hearing about new games, and every year slightly before E3 we enjoy hearing the rumors and leaks about what new games we'll be hearing about at E3.However this year it seems that a lot of publishers are trying to get ahead of that by announcing their games before they can be E3 leaks. So then what games will we be seeing in two weeks? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Executive Producer Russ Frushtick and Editor-in-Chief Chris Grant ask: What games will we...
Video
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Why are so many games released in the fall and so few in the summer?

It seems like every year between September and December all of the games get released. Well not all of them, but a lot, and this year seems to be no different with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor to name a few. So why every year do all these games get crammed into the last months of the year, instead of spaced out a bit more? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Samit Sarkar and Reviews...
Video
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How do I get into first-person shooters?

Sometimes you just come across a genre of games that you just don't enjoy. You can't necessarily place your finger on why, but no matter what game you try it still doesn't click for you.That's when you might ask a friend for some advice. Not just on what game to play, but how to get yourself in the right mindset for that genre of game. So with the plethora of first person shooters that exist now, how should someone who isn't a fan of the genre approach it? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List,...
Video
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What video games do you play when you're sad?

Maybe you're having a rough day, or week. So you are looking for something to distract you for a little bit from whatever is going on.Perhaps you are looking for a game that's silly, or challenging, or set in a fantastical world you can get lost in. In any case, games can sometimes be a nice escape from it all. So what sorts of games do you play to take your mind off of things? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporters Alexa Ray Corriea and Megan Farokhmanesh ask: What video games do you play...
Video
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Why is Wolfenstein: The New Order more than just an arcade shooter?

We thought we knew what we were getting with Wolfenstein: The New Order, but sometimes a game surprises you.We described it in our review as a "bizarre love triangle of traditional shooter elements, sci-fi pulp and believable human angle." But how did it manage to take the oldest first-person shooter franchise and surprise us with it? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Executive Producer Russ Frushtick and Opinion Editor Ben Kuchera ask: Why is Wolfenstein: The New Order more than just an arcade...
Video
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What is Twitch and why would YouTube want to buy it?

Twitch has become a major part of modern gaming with the rise of live streaming. Whether it's watching League of Legends tournaments, a podcast get recorded live or a chatroom play Pokemon you can find it all there.But as it's grown it's not only gotten the attention of more viewers, but also the attention of people looking to buy it. But reportedly after turning down Microsoft and other potential suitors they've apparently chosen to go with YouTube. Which leaves us wondering, why YouTube? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak...
Video
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Why are publishers announcing big games before E3?

Even with E3 just around the corner it seems like everyone has already made their big announcements that would normally be saved for an E3 press conference.We now not only know that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, and Halo 5: Guardians are coming out, but we also already know their release dates. So why are we finding out all of this now and not at E3? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Samit Sarkar and Editor-in-Chief Chris Grant ask: Why are publishers announcing big games...
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