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Deadpool 2’s Firefist is an obscure comic character and a kid actor on the rise

As Deadpool 2’s Russell Collins, an incarcerated mutant with pyrokinetic abilities, Julian Dennison is the youngest member of the Ryan-Reynolds-led cast and the new kid on the block. “Firefist” is a powerful, yet little-known character from the comics, and Dennison is a powerful, yet little-known actor from New Zealand. For anyone scorched by Dennison’s surprisingly complex performance in Deadpool 2, here’s a little about both Firefist’s comic history and how he wound up in the role. “I’m not li

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 learned from more competitive games

Call of Duty found its success by bridging the gap between casual console shooters and ultra-competitive PC shooters. But with Black Ops 4, Treyarch is taking some cues from its competition and raising the skill ceiling on Call of Duty as a whole. And that seems like exactly the direction Black Ops 4 is moving in. Black Ops 4 is also the first game in Call of Duty history to use a predictive recoil pattern system. Based on what we saw in the reveal event, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is reward play

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Deadpool 2, the X-Force, Cable’s wild backstory and the future of the MCU

In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic about a new game, movie or piece of gear. In this episode, Susana Polo and Dave Tach talk about Deadpool 2. Join us for a discussion that looks at Deadpool as a movie that almost didn’t happen to the current day where its sequel is poised to be a summer blockbuster. What’s the X-Force? You’ll find the answers to all of this and more on this episode of Quality Control.

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Imperator: Rome announced at Paradox Interactive’s expo

Paradox Interactive, makers of the grand strategy Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron series, will turn its attention back to the Roman Empire with Imperator: Rome. The game was announced at PDXCon 2018 in Stockholm, the publisher’s annual fan expo. In Imperator: Rome, players will have the opportunity to reshape history going back to the reign of Alexander the Great. Imperator: Rome will follow the Europa Universalis Rome offshoot Paradox launched for PC in April 2008. The las

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBA Playgrounds 2 delayed at the last minute

NBA Playgrounds 2 was due to launch on Tuesday, May 22 but developer Saber Interactive delayed it at the last minute. We’ve got some news to share, but we want to start by saying ‘good things come to those who wait.’ There are exciting... Posted by NBA Playgrounds on Thursday, May 17, 2018Saber didn’t give any other reasons why the game was being delayed. Saber Interactive said the new game would get an online ranked competition called Playgrounds Championship and a Season Mode within the single

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last call on Amazon’s Xbox sale, $20 off Sea of Thieves and more gaming deals

Last week we mentioned Green Man Gaming was running a birthday sale to celebrate 8 years of business. Phase two of the birthday sale includes major discounts on publisher-specific groups of games like Bethesda, Ubisoft and 2K. This is your last chance to take advantage of the Xbox digital download sale going on at Amazon over the last few weeks. Polygon Deals is a weekly roundup of the best deals on the internet, curated by Vox Media’s commerce team, in collaboration with Polygon’s editorial tea

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Board games and expansions line up in the next year for Paradox Interactive fans

Here’s a trailer-by-trailer recap:Board games for Paradox’s major seriesParadox Interactive said it’s working with established tabletop designers to bring out board games based on the Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis and Cities: Skylines franchises. Crusader Kings: The Board Game opened with a Kickstarter fund drive today and has almost doubled its original goal in a day. Crusader Kings: The Board Game is by Free League Publishing. in addition to a detailed game board, include

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch’s anniversary event skins and cosmetics leak out

Overwatch’s anniversary event is coming Tuesday, May 22 (and running through June 11, all platforms) but it looks like a server bug-out originating in Taiwan has already spilled the beans on all the skins, cosmetics and a new map. There are 50 new cosmetics in the anniversary event, 11 of them skins. They also include new dance emotes for Brigitte, Doomfist and Moira, and all of that can be seen in the video above. The three characters were not around last year, so this marks their dancing-fool

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twitch chat makes Saturday Night Live way better, and answers a decade old question

Saturday Night Live is funny, but it’s not cool. Saturday Night Live is still important, and I’m glad it’s around, but it’s not the cultural focal point we celebrated it as more than four decades ago. The way we watch television changes all the time, and Twitch chat is one of the few engaging ways left to watch something. Twitch chat has the unique ability to make something far worse or better depending on the situation and those involved. With Twitch chat, suddenly Saturday Night Live and telev

By | 2018-05-18T17:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Call of Duty in 2018?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a single-player campaign — but it will have a Battle Royale mode. What Call of Duty used to beCall of Duty was once the game known by people who don’t play video games. Call of Duty games didn’t die off in terms of sales, but their cultural importance certainly waned. That mode is called Blackout, and it’s a part of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the next iteration of the franchise. I guess we’ll find out when Black Ops 4 launches on Oct. 12, 2018, on PlayStat

By | 2018-05-17T17:00:00+00:00 May 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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