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System Shock 3 Studio Hires Warren Spector

A revivalist studio gets an extra shot of legitimacy.<p>Warren Spector, one of the original minds behind Ultima Underworld, Deus Ex, and System Shock, …

Warren Spector is in charge of 'System Shock 3'

Word broke late last year that the legendary <i>System Shock</i> franchise would get a modern sequel, but no details about what the game will look like were forthcoming. We still don't know much about the game itself, but we do know it's in good hands: <i>System Shock</i> co-creator Warren Spector is rejoining …

Warren Spector wants to mine new ’emergent gameplay’ from System Shock’s nostalgia

All of Warren Spector’s games over the past few decades have been about “emergent gameplay,” which give players choices so that they can solve problems in their own way. Spector has been religious about this view, which contrasts to the tastes of game writers such as Amy Hennig, creator of the …

Dungeons and Dragons

Three Promising Early Access Games: Killing Floor 2, Epsilon, Subnautica

I’ve been playing a few Early Access games on Steam that I’m excited about. I thought I’d report in on them.<p><b>Killing Floor 2</b><p><b>Developer:</b> Tripwire …

Red Sea

Pokémon Red vs Blue vs Yellow: Which To Buy

The original <i>Pokémon</i> games are out on the 3DS eShop tonight for $9.99, and while they largely offer the same experience, there are some differences …

Is The Nintendo NX Coming Out This Christmas?

Nintendo rumors leak all the time, and rarely turn out to be right. But a recent treasure trove of information released online has recently turned out to be at least partially true, and that might mean Nintendo has a new console coming this holiday season.<p>The confirmation has to do with the new …

Details on Fallout 4's new Survival Mode leak

Bethesda confirms they're legit, but a work-in-progress<p>Early details on <i>Fallout 4</i>'s overhauled Survival Mode have leaked a little early, thanks to new information reportedly extracted from the post-apocalyptic role-playing game's latest update. Those details, later confirmed by Bethesda Game Studios …

New Pokémon, Fallout 4's brutality, Alan Wake's rumored return, more Resident Evil

A pithy podcast about the biggest, most interesting gaming, entertainment and pop culture news<p>You can listen to this story — and much more — in the episode of Polygon's daily news podcast, Minimap, below.<p>Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related …

Watch Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow Re-Release Trailer and Feel the Nostalgia

Nintendo has released a new trailer for its Pokemon Red and Blue re-releases. Also included in the video are clips from Pokemon Yellow, a third version of the GameBoy classics that partnered players with Pikachu, instead of giving them a choice between Bulbasuar, Charmander, and Squirtle at the …

Pokémon

PlayStation VR Event Scheduled for March

Sony has kept quiet on its PlayStation VR headset in recent months, but that's going to change soon. The company has announced it will hold PSVR event during the Game Developers Conference on March 15. A presentation will kick things off, with demos available later in the day. Here's the invite …

Virtual Reality

Superhot Review Roundup

Superhot, the stylish first-person puzzle shooter that started life as a Flash game, is available today (February 25) on PC and Mac. Reviews have appeared online and, as always, we've gathered a selection of them for your consideration.<p>Below is a list of scores and a short excerpt from each review. …

Superhot

Pokemon Sun and Moon Confirmed for 3DS, Coming This Year

Confirming a report that emerged on Thursday, Nintendo today announced Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The games will be available this holiday on 3DS, Nintendo announced during its six-minute Pokemon Nintendo Direct briefing today. A new trailer for the series was also released. Check it out …

Pokémon