Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio podcast tour though the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.
Here's what we're covering today:
THE BIG STORIES
- Why Assassin's Creed Syndicate won't have a companion app
- Wildstar going free-to-play this fall with ambitious new business plan
- Twitch bans Adults Only-rated games from streaming
- Oculus Rift will cost $1,500 'all-in' if you don't own a gaming PC
- PlayStation CEO says PS4 first-party lineup 'aa little sparse,' calls 2015 'a year of investment'
- Games with Gold in June continues with three new free games … and Pool Nation FX again
- Watch Jaws in theaters this summer in honor of its 40th anniversary
THE BEST OF THE REST
- Batman: Arkham Knight is a sprawling, complicated buffet of gaming genres
- Neverending Nightmares spurs Devastated Dreams on Kickstarter this July
- FIFA doesn't need FIFA, and EA Sports should sever ties
- What it's like gaming with chronic pain, and why I fear the future
- See why we love Splatoon
- Obsidian's Armored Warfare enters early access today, here's our first impressions
- Magnetic: Cage Closed is the most fun you've ever had with magnetism
- Here's Pixar movie Inside Out as a Disney Infinity 3.0 platformer
- Tilda Swinton in negotiations to play mentor in Doctor Strange
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