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Spotify Now Has a Dedicated Video Game Music Section Packed With Playlists

Spotify now offers a variety of original video game soundtracks and community made playlists<p>Spotify released a new portal for music related to all …

When games humiliate us with pity

Everyone needs an occasional helping hand in a game, but usually it's a furtive visit to a strategy guide or a video walkthrough. When developers …

PAX South 2015: All the news, previews and announcements

The inaugural PAX South 2015 is underway in San Antonio. Polygon has writers on the scene, so make this link your one-stop source for any news coming out of Penny Arcade Expo's newest North American event.

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying And Playing 'Elite: Dangerous'

To say I’m hooked on Elite: Dangerous would be an understatement. I’m sinking an average of 30 hours per week into the game. I’ve programmed a space-themed Spotify playlist for those long voyages between star systems. When those songs aren’t blaring out of my cockpit speakers, I’m streaming in …

Pile of shame burying you? Here's how much time it takes to finish it.

It's become cliché to bemoan the size of your Steam Library and all of the games you bought but never played. Following the usual Holiday/Winter sales bonanzas, yours might be a little snowed-under right now. Ever wonder how much time it would take to plow through it all?<p>There's an app for that. …

Technology

[Updated] If You Paid For H1Z1 Early Access, You're Part Of The Problem

<b>[UPDATE: SOE President John Smedley has engaged me on Twitter concerning this article, and he's been very honest and transparent. As such, I've sprinkled the article with various replies from him. After all, there are at least two sides to every story.]</b><p>Hopefully this article doesn’t become a magnet …

All Sony Stores in Canada are closing down

Sony is opening another year with a round of closures of its Sony Stores, in this case all 14 locations within Canada.<p>The Ottawa Citizen first reported the news, later confirming it with a statement from Sony. The business will be redirected to Sony's online store and retail partners, Sony …

Canada

Sony's Zombie Survival Game 'H1Z1' Debuts With Unusual Microtransactions

In the wake of hugely successful Steam games from small developers in the zombie survival genre, Sony has tried their own spin on the “Day Z” model with “H1Z1.”<p>And continuing with Stream tradition, the Sony Online Entertainment title has debuted on Early Access, where players can opt to jump into a …