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A paint horse from Breath of the Wild and Torrent from Elden Ring galloping on a pink and purple background.
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Why video game horses are so hard to animate

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Polygon is finally on TikTok!

A clip from a video where five people are gathered around a table with a large board game. The background set looks like a forest with cardboard cut out trees and a faux cabin wall on the right side. The player at center of the table has an excited and terrified look on their face as the player on the left prepares to place something on the board. The rest of the players look on with intense trepidation.
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Last Friday brings Friday the 13th vibes to Camp Overboard

Eight people stand in a park with KanJam cans behind them and a scoreboard in front of them. Some of the people are cheering or jumping in the air.
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Who will win our Camp Overboard Kan Jam tournament?

Three people sit in front of a faux wood panel background with paper cut outs spelling “CAMP OVERBOARD”. A small, handmade clay figure sits in front of each of them on the green construction paper covered table in front of them.
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We get crafty in Clay-O-Rama, a messy, hands-on tabletop RPG

Cover art for Call of the Netherdeep.
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Critical Role’s new D&D campaign book features a rival group of antagonistic adventurers

a mid 30s white male stands in a suburban lawn with his hands on his hips. Behind him, the phrase “dad games” is drawn on a house.
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I reviewed a bunch of dad games and now I’m sad

A drawing man in a green medieval hood holds a whip in front of a pink background.
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Why power creep is a good thing in Vampire Survivors

A black woman in medieval clothes holds a skull on her hands. Above and below her, the worlds “time loops” appear
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Time loops are a weird genre for an anxious time

A bright yellow cars drifting from the right to the left in a low poly video game world that looks like a Japanese mountainside, complete with pink cherry blossom trees.
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Drifting is cool, and it’s even cooler in video games

Raz from Psychonauts 2, a young boy with big red goggles, stands with his hands up. A big yellow speech bubble with text that reads “OOPS” is behind him.
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How video games help you play better

A collage of images including a fake version of Halo for Mac operating systems, a strange confidential document with Waluigi on it, Steve Jobs wearing a gamer headset and holding a Mountain Dew, and a curvaceous portable console.
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What if Halo had been a Mac exclusive?

Jenna Stoeber, holding a knife, with EMMI standing menacingly behind her.
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How to make Metroid Dread soup

Arno Dorian from Assassin’s Creed Unity, crouching in the foreground with Notre Dame cathedral in the background. The cathedral’s spire is covered by a semi-transparent yellow square with a splash of red across it.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity can’t help rebuild Notre-Dame, and that’s OK

Our perception of historical accuracy needs major retooling

Polygon video producer Patrick Gill makes a stupid youtube thumbnail face while gesturing towards the logos for game middleware tools Oodle, Havok, and Simplygon
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A guide to the first 15 seconds of every game

A cow patterned board game box labeled Herd Mentality sits upon an assortment of cow patterned playing cards and tokens from the game.
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In Herd Mentality, it pays to be a part of the crowd

Phoenix Wright pointing at Lt. Columbo and Dick Gumshoe with text at the bottom saying “ It’s the same guy”
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How the classic mystery series Columbo influenced Ace Attorney

Simone posing with two dinosaur puppets, looking confused but delightfed
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Dinotopia is the best dinosaur game, and it’s got puppets

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Polybius, gaming’s oldest urban legend, is mostly Atari’s fault

A bullseye image with the words FIASCO! in the middle and www.bullypulpitgames.com underneath.
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Fiasco proves how fun it is to role-play without a DM

DEATH in big red letters appears on a black background. In the letter H, a brunette woman with a distasteful look on her face peeks through.
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Game-over screens: are they a bummer?

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