Monthly Archives: April 2016


IKEA VR Experience makes you a sad and lonely ghost

In early April, IKEA launched the IKEA VR Experience, and the internet veritably exploded. IKEA VR Experience is as minimalist as IKEA's aesthetics. It's a free app that sets you down in a fully furnished IKEA kitchen. The demo will end in August, but until then IKEA will keep taking feedback on the app and updating it. In the meantime, watch Griffin scream at me about the proper method for disposing of those sweet, sweet IKEA meatballs in the video above.

By | 2016-04-21T17:00:00+00:00 April 21st, 2016|companies|0 Comments

How Star Fox Guard blends Night Trap, tower defense and robot frogs

Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTubeStar Fox Guard is certainly the lesser-known of the two Star Fox games launching this Friday, but it's worth paying attention to. Some of those robots are real jerks, though, using shields to block your shots or smoke bombs to conceal their entry into your base. Some of those robots are tanks that want to shoot down your cameras, which is just rude. You can watch me and Justin play through a few levels — and create our own robot army — in Star Fo

By | 2016-04-19T17:00:00+00:00 April 19th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S+ vs. 2+ features comparison

Company: Game Idealist, Activity: Game Idealist, Date: 2016-04-19  Authors: oscar leeKeywords: news, games, game idealist, companies, edition, fighter, tournament, street, mad, features, vs, fightstickCompany: Game Idealist, Activity: Game Idealist, Date: 2016-04-19  Authors: oscar leeKeywords: news, games, game idealist, companies, edition, fighter, tournament, street, mad, features, vs, fightstick

By | 2016-04-19T11:14:10+00:00 April 19th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Watch us try — and fail at — the deliciously brutal puzzles of Stephen’s Sausage Roll

Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTubeAllegra and Jeff have been talking about Stephen's Sausage Roll nonstop for the past two weeks. They're not alone — the immensely cruel sausage-grilling puzzle game has longtime fans in designers like Jonathan Blow (The Witness) and Bennett Foddy (QWOP) — and yet others remained skeptical as they sang the praises of this odd-looking, odd-sounding game. In the video above, watch us play some of Stephen's Sausage Roll's brain-busting puzzles to get

By | 2016-04-18T17:00:00+00:00 April 18th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Stories: The Path of Destinies is way more fun than its boring name suggests

Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTubeI know poking fun at this game's name is barely fair, but we have to call out the elephant in the room. Stories: The Path of Destinies is a really fun game with the most generic name in the world. For the player, this means playing through the many branches of the story and making awful, awful mistakes that end in death. Watch the video to see my chop up some ravens with my huge sword. Stories: The Path of Destinies is available on PlayStation 4

By | 2016-04-17T17:00:00+00:00 April 17th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

The great Grand Theft Auto lawsuit explained

Benzies was part of a three-man leadership team that steered the Grand Theft Auto franchise from 16-bit obscurity to global multimillion-dollar success. Rockstar's lawyers have responded by claiming that Benzies' lawsuit is "bizarre." But the litany of anecdotes and horror stories in Benzies' lawsuit paints a picture of corporate treachery. A jabbering wreck Benzies' lawsuit begins by claiming that Sam Houser's work on the early Grand Theft Auto games yielded distinctly mediocre results. He quot

By | 2016-04-13T17:00:00+00:00 April 13th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about The Division’s free update

Watch in 1080p/60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTubeTom Clancy's The Division has dropped its first free update, called Incursions. We already know how it changes crafting, but there's so much more to talk about. "Falcon Lost" is a new kind of mission, called an Incursion, and I've got a sample of what's in store for you and your high-level team of Agents. Justin McElroy and I talk a bit about the Dark Zone, gear scores, high-end loot drops and more. For more on The Division check o

By | 2016-04-12T17:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Is Destiny’s April update enough to bring back a couple of lapsed players?

Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTubeI fell off of Destiny around the launch of the higher-difficulty version of the King's Fall raid last November, stopping in to check in on the few in-game events that unfolded since then. Earlier this week, the game's April 2.2.0 update went live, introducing a bunch of long-overdue quality-of-life changes (better endgame gear drops and simplified Infusions chief among them) as well as a smattering of new content for your Guardian to play through

By | 2016-04-12T17:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Life is tough on the Counter-Strike pro circuit

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 's popularity as an esport is growing fast, fueled by highly entertaining competitive events and intense team fandom. Unlike mainstream sports, esports players have no union or collective organization. Former pro player and now caster Joona "natu" Leppänen says change will need to come to protect players and the sport's integrity. CS:GO players spend a great deal of money on weapon skins. (The vast majority of high level pro CS:GO players are young men.)

By | 2016-04-11T17:00:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Dark Souls 3: Anor Londo walkthrough

MapClick the map to make it larger, and be sure to check out all of our Dark Souls 3 maps. When you’re there, grab the Ember from the chest and take out the Mimic, who will drop a Rusted Gold Coin. Dancer of the Boreal Valley boss fightShort versionAvoid the Dancer's right side, then prepare for the spin attack. Dancer is vulnerable for two to three hits if it is dipping its second sword into the ground, creating a dark smoke. Again keep away from its front; one of the Dancer's most painful atta

By | 2016-04-11T17:00:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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