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Xbox Games With Gold for May include Peggle and lots of sequels

Xbox Live Gold members will be treated to four free games in May, and Microsoft has revealed the offerings. Two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games will be available to download throughout May — and...

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What makes a VR version of a familiar genre worth playing?

For me, Virtual Reality is an opportunity to escape to new worlds. I don't just mean touring through clusters of supernova nebulae while sprawled on my bed, or wandering about the Medina of 12th...

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2014 in review: Polygon's best feature stories

Over the past 12 months, Polygon sent writers around the world to put together stories on people in and around the video game industry. From a fight club in Sweden, to a boatyard in Tokyo, to a...

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How Defense Grid 2 refines the art of death gauntlet architecture

Defense Grid 2 is a fairly traditional tower defense title, but that doesn't mean it's unimaginative. It's got loads of customization options — both for your towers and the rules of the game itself...

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The making of Defense Grid 2: The end

[For more than a year, Russ Pitts has been following the development of strategy game Defense Grid 2 through a series of feature stories based on visits to studio Hidden Path Entertainment. This...

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Your guide to the big games of fall

Fall is the time when video games come out to play; lots of them. Here's your guide to the big games of the next few months... This year, 12 months following the arrival of two new consoles,...

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Inside a video game voiceover studio

Jennifer Hale asks a few questions about the character. That's less than 30 seconds after she walks in the room. Her arrival prompts the usual bit of Hollywood hug and kiss, and some...

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Defense Grid 2 hits Sept. 23

Tower defense title Defense Grid 2 will launch on Sept. 23 for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, developer Hidden Path Entertainment announced today. The game will be...

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The front lines: How a beta makes a game better

Stress. More than a year after it started, development on Defense Grid 2 is in the final stage. It is now May 2014. The Defense Grid 2 team leads at Hidden Path, Associate Producer Dacey...

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Defense Grid 2 trailer, E3 2014

Defense Grid 2 is the crowd-funded sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's strategy/tower defense game Defense Grid: The Awakening. The title is slated to launch for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4,...