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U.S. Department of Education: The future of education includes video games in classrooms

A lot of modern students spend as much time playing video games as they do attending school, according to research by University of Indiana. Some may view that as a shocking affirmation that video...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 adds Snapchat Easter eggs, could be teasing Black Ops 3

A recent update to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 adds Snapchat's equivalent of QR codes to a few in-game posters and could be teasing the next game in the series. As YouTube user Drift0r shows in a...

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This War of Mine's DLC has helped 350 refugees from Syria, all of them children

This War of Mine, a warzone survival simulator told from the civilian perspective, has just one more day left in its War Child Charity DLC offer. So far, sales have earned enough money to help 350...

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Overwatch: How Blizzard turned its biggest failure into its next great hope

Blizzard finally seems to understand that the company exists in a post-World of Warcraft era, and there is no clearer sign of that than the game maker's investment in upcoming squad-shooter O...

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Minimap March 12, 2015: Cards Against Humanity, Civilization, Terry Pratchett, Homefront and Star Wars

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture. Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Here's what...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth's creators are fixing their biggest mistakes

The first problem with Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is that at no point in the game does Gandhi show up to nuke anyone. That stumbling block has to do with psychology. David McDonough...

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Meet League of Legends' latest champion: Bard The 'Wandering Caretaker'

Riot Games introduced the latest Champion to join its roster of playable League of Legends characters today with the unveiling of Bard, The "Wandering Caretaker." Bard was initially teased through...

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Seven lives — OK, they're NPCs — ruined by video games

Like comic books, video games are full of unaddressed collateral damage. The Thing and the Hulk wreck Manhattan before bro-hugging out their differences, and no one wonders about the cleanup....

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A generational shift powered Twitch's transformation into cultural phenomenon

Twitch is a cultural phenomenon, a service that tapped into a generational shift in the way people interact with video games at a time when few realized that shift was happening. The desire by so...

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A video game where you play as you, and you move about and do stuff

This game is about real life. The main protagonist is you. Called Reflections, the game is still in Greenlight mode on Steam. Even if the set-up sounds a little unusual, the game does look pretty...