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Polygon Backstory episode 2: Author Andrew Groen and the empires of Eve Online

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Polygon Backstory is a podcast that celebrates conversations about the games we play.

There's so much news, so many announcements happening every single day in the games press that it's hard to keep track of them all. Every few weeks I'll pluck an individual or a topic out of the stream of stories flowing down the front page and bring them here to you.

This week my guest is journalist Andrew Groen, author of the upcoming book Empires of Eve: A History of the Great Wars of Eve Online. Andrew's book is so special because it's the first time anyone has ever set out to document the history of a virtual world. Out of the many stories inside, I convinced Andrew to share one of his favorites with us today.

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This week's soundtrack is a Below the Asteroids, part of the official soundtrack of Eve Online.

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