Fall is finally here, and with it a crisp collection of well seasoned pop culture stories. We've swept them up here for you, dear reader, in Press Start.
First things first, however. Tomorrow's Monday, so we'd be remiss if we didn't give you a little guidance for your after-emails morning shopping. Here's the PC specs for Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4. If you've got any money left over, know that Sony dropped the price of the PlayStation 4 by $50, which will help you afford the recently announced new Far Cry game.
There's a bunch of good games out right now, and Polygon put up some great reviews over the week, including our take on Rock Band 4 and Transformers Devastation. But we've just slipped over the edge into a great new television season. Polygon will have more recaps of all the best shows for you next week like this one for American Horror Story: Hotel. And our eyes are already on the horizon for the reboot of X-Files, which might not be as spooky as you remember it when it launches in January.
Without further ado, enjoy Press Start, our roundup of the past seven days in news, opinion, original reporting and video from the staff of Polygon.
Last Week in Five Stories
Apple's decision to force support of the touch-sensitive remote on all games was driven by the need to ensure App Store games wouldn't require any additional hardware purchases. But based on Polygon's conversations with Apple, the company understands that it may be a controversial requirement for some gamers.
For the first time since 1969, the EEOC is looking into hiring practices in Hollywood. It could be the beginning of a federal class-action lawsuit.
EA expects the title to sell 9-10 million copies. So how's the beta so far? Three Polygon staffers, playing across three different platforms, weigh in.
Polygon's entertainment editor Susana Polo was in the audience at the New York Comic-Con panel when Marvel surprised everyone by playing the entire first episode of the upcoming Jessica Jones. Here's your spoiler-free take.
Star Citizen kicked off their annual convention with a bang on Saturday by unveiling the cast for the game's single-player module, Squadron 42. This is your first look behind the scenes of their epic motion capture session.
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