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The 12 best and worst Star Wars trailers of all time

A lot of people who couldn't care less about football will be watching ESPN tonight. During Monday Night Football, the world will see the premiere of final trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The...

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The Beginner's Guide is a challenging game about validation and isolation

Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube I'm still digesting The Beginner's Guide, the spiritual successor to Davey Wreden's meta examination of game design, The Stanley Parable. There...

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Mighty No. 9 team explains demo delay

Comcept, the developer behind crowdfunded Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9, has explained the reason behind this week's last-minute postponement of the game's demo in a post on its website. The...

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Super Mario Maker teaches you the anguish of being an indie developer

"Making good levels is hard," they told me. "Getting them noticed is even harder." I was discussing Super Mario Maker with another writer who had early access to the game. They were lamenting that...

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Some Star Citizen backers who claim full pledge refunds are getting their money back

A number of frustrated Star Citizen backers are asking publisher Cloud Imperium Games for their money back. And although the company is making no guarantees or public announcements, Polygon has...

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Spider-Man 2's spiritual successor keeps the swinging but trades combat for stunts

Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube Thirteen years ago, Jamie Fristrom was frustrated. As a technical director at Treyarch working on Activision's 2002 Spider-Man movie...

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The next story in the Halo universe will unfold on your tabletop

Over the weekend on the Gen Con vendor floor perhaps no other game turned as many heads as Halo: Fleet Battles. The 1:20000 scale space combat game's demo occupied a relatively tiny table, buried...

Culture
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Watching teens play Contra is gloriously frustrating

Kids! What with their never-ending continues, instructions and inability to survive in water, how can you expect them to take on Contra and do anything but fail ... gloriously? In the latest,...

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Nintendo apologizes for amiibo frustrations, promises to do better, reissue toys

Last month a crush of online Nintendo fans looking to snag new amiibo figures apparently brought down GameStop's website, leaving fans frustrated with the process and seemingly limited supply of...

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Why The Walking Dead's creator loves playing Destiny and steers clear of Titanfall

The man behind the growing multimedia empire fueled by The Walking Dead, Outcast and Invincible is a gamer, but reluctant one. Reluctant not because he doesn't enjoy the medium or what it has to...