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Why Destiny: Rise of Iron May Be the Expansion We've Been Waiting For

<i>Bungie’s</i> fourth and final <i>Destiny</i> expansion <i>Rise of Iron</i> arrives September 20, and with it, a flurry of additives and adjustments intended to lure …

21 Crazy Things That Happened Due To The Insane Cold In Eastern Canada

"My Fitbit thought I died."

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The Latest Pixar Short Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

Sanjay Patel, the director of the latest Pixar short, Sanjay's Super Team, talks to BuzzFeed News about bringing something new and personal to the animation giant.<p>Sanjay Patel never wanted to make a movie.<p>That isn't modesty talking. Patel, who's worked as an animator at Pixar for almost two …

Sony shows that demonstrating virtual reality is still an exercise in embarrassment

Virtual reality is really cool. I know because I’ve tried it. I would have a lot less confidence in it, however, if I were forming my opinion based on Sony’s VR stage show today.<p>PlayStation VR got a lot of time in front of a huge crowd and online audience at the PlayStation Experience fan event. …

Fallout 4 Game-Breaking Bug Discovered

Several users have reported a serious game-breaking bug in Bethesda's open-world role-playing game, Fallout 4. As detailed on the Bethesda forums, the bug in question concerns a settlement quest which requires players to head to Monsignor Plaza. Upon attempting to travel there, several players have …

Dear Google, your app store has a decompiling problem

Dear Google Play team:<p>Thank you for creating and managing Android’s largest app store, which now serves as the central hub for the largest smartphone platform in the world. Thanks as well for Android’s open architecture, which has made it possible for billions of people across the globe to cheaply …

The original PlayStation’s 5 most important games

A console is only as good as its games, and the PlayStation had a lot of fantastic ones.<p>Yesterday, we talked about the system’s mediocre launch line-up when it came out on September 9, 1995. However, its library quickly filled with quality games. Today, we’re looking at the five most important ones.<p>…

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 <i>Halo: Fleet Battles</i>. The 1:20000 scale space combat game's demo occupied a relatively tiny table, buried inside another retailer's display. But that table was surmounted by a massive, nearly three foot-long …

Board Games

Special 'Halo 5: Guardians' Xbox One Comes With A Unique Twist

One tries to not be a sucker for a limited edition console. It seems, in every way imaginable, to be an absurd extravagance. I already have an Xbox One, after all, and I’m not going to buy another, even if it does come with some special controller or paint scheme to match whatever game they’re …

Halo

Nintendo details next waves of amiibo, including 8-bit Mario in September

Nintendo is bringing out numerous amiibo over the next few months, starting with nine different figures during September, the company announced today.<p>The following six amiibo will be released Sept. 11 in North America: Bowser Jr. (complete with Koopa Clown Car), Dr. Mario, Gandondorf, Olimar, Zero …

Retrogaming

Naomi Finds Nightmare Bonnie in Five Night's at Freddy's 4: IGN Plays - IGN Video

Naomi mistakenly listens to the producer and leaves the door open allowing Nightmare Bonnie to find her in FNAF 4.

Rainbow Six Siege - Beta access Code Giveaway + Sweepstakes

Dragon Age: Inquisition's next DLC, The Descent, launches Aug. 11

<i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>'s next expansion is called <i>The Descent</i>, and it arrives soon. Like, Aug. 11, which is Tuesday. BioWare released a video getting you up to speed on what <i>The Descent</i> entails.<p>More or less, you're on a mission to discover the source of earthquakes that threaten Thedas. You'll find …

Dragon Age

Summer Job Alert: Earn $1000 Hunting Down A 'Super Mario 64' Glitch

It’s now well known in the gaming community that if you’re good enough or just flat-out entertaining, you can earn money playing video games, recording or your streaming your play. But video game glitch bounty hunting? That’s a new category altogether.<p>Glitch-hunter/speedrunner/YouTuber …

$1,000 Bounty for Mario 64 Glitch

Who needs red coins when you can get $1,000?!<p>A new Super Mario 64 glitch was discovered on Twitch and now there is a $1,000 bounty for it.<p>Famed Mario …

Introducing a new Hearthstone card designed with the #StonerZNation in mind

Hello, and welcome! If you've never heard of #Stonerz, Polygon's light-hearted look at <i>Hearthstone</i>, allow me to get you up to date. Griffin McElroy and I have been recording our mediocre-to-barely-above-average exploits in <i>Hearthstone</i> since the game launched last year. Recently, with the addition of …

Blizzard

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, Aug. 7-9

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

Playlist

Gamescom 2015: Final Fantasy XV May Borrow Tech from Just Cause 3

Development teams have already begun discussions.<p>Square Enix has confirmed that it’s in talks with Avalanche Studios to use Just Cause 3 tech in …

'Rare Replay': gaming classics at their best-worst

It wasn't until after I'd repeatedly pummeled an oversized rat's testicles that I realized why preserving video game history is so important. Were it not for <i>Rare Replay</i>, an anthology of 30 games spanning 32 years, I'd never have played <i>Battletoads Arcade</i> and would've missed one of the finest moments …

Retrogaming

Let this Ant-Man parody ease you into your morning existential crisis

<i>Ant-Man</i>done Marvel-style is full of explosions, excitement and Paul Rudd fancied up in a tight super hero suit. <i>Ant-Man</i> done Werner Herzog-style is enough to trigger every existential anxiety we've ever had about everything ever.<p>In this video above parodying Herzog, the German filmmaker behind …

Nintendo Voice Chat: 5 Games We Can Play Forever

IGN's Nintendo show is here with another episode.<p><b>Download Nintendo Voice Chat Here</b><p>IGN's Nintendo show returns! Skip down for our Question of the …

Watch us play Kidnapped and scream like children

<i>Kidnapped</i> is a psychological horror game from Gavin Powell. We're promised "exploration, puzzle solving and combat," but we're really thinking we'll be getting the bejesus scared out of us.<p>Come join us live for our first Friday stream, an hour (or so) dedicated to releases we may have otherwise …

Kidnapping