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Marvel Universe

Minecraft: Story Mode stars two Goonies and a Pee-Wee

Minecraft has always let you tell your own story with it’s open-world sandbox game. You can dig, build, fight zombies, and even explore amazing worlds built by other <i>Minecraft</i> fans and find your own way to play.<p>Now, though, Telltale wants you to immerse yourself in a new authored story that will be …

Xbox One Will Soon Support Mice

It seems that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One games console will soon be supporting PC mice. Enabling gamers to use keyboards, which are already …

Microsoft Is About to Make PC Gamers' Dreams Come True

We’ve known for a while that Xbox One owners can stream games from their console to their PC once they upgrade to Windows 10. But could they ever …

Xbox

Forza Series Reaches 7 Million Players on Xbox One

Microsoft announced a new milestone for its Xbox racing franchise today, confirming that, between Forza Motorsport 5 and Forza Horizon 2, more than 7 million people have played the franchise on Xbox One. A specific breakdown between each game was not announced.<p>The company shared the new milestone …

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Fast & Furious

$309 Xbox One Gears of War bundles spotted on eBay

If you’re a <i>Gears of War</i> superfan, here’s a good excuse to pick up the new August 25th-released Limited Edition bundle: it’s on sale. Just yesterday Monoprice began selling excess units on its eBay outlet store page for $309.99 – a rare $40 off an Xbox One. On its own retail website, the console …

Minimap Sept. 15: Destiny: The Taken King's first 15 hours, a Hearthstone rule breaker

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a podcast about the biggest news of the day.<p>Subscribe on iTunes<br>• Subscribe to the podcast (RSS)<br>• Download this episode directly as an MP3<p>Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV.<p>Thanks …

Call of Duty

PlayStation Network down as we head into long Labor Day weekend

It’s about time to celebrate the end of summer with the long Labor Day weekend here in the United States, but you might have to hold off on doing anything game-related to kick off your three-day weekend.<p>PlayStation Network is down for a large number of people on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, …

Recommended Reading: The story behind Google's new logo

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Evolving the Google Identity</b><br>by Alex Cook, Jonathan Jarvis and Jonathan …

The Funniest Moments in Serious Games

Do you know where sailors hang out?<p>Video games don't have to prove they can be funny anymore. Monkey Island, Borderlands, Portal, Grand Theft Auto …

Metal Gear

Forza Motorsport 6 review

I don’t take the decision to spoil this review from the top lightly, but I’m sorry, I have to just cut right to the chase: if you have even a passing interest in cars and you own or are planning on buying an Xbox One, you should have <i>Forza Motorsport 6</i>. There is no debate beyond that. It’s that good.<p>…

Gaming Industry

'Minecraft' players on Windows 10 and mobile can now build together

<i>Minecraft</i> offers wondrous worlds for solo adventurers, but it also gives groups the perfect canvas to build on and break together. With this in mind, developer Mojang is making it easier to host your friends with cross-platform play between <i>Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition</i> and <i>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</i>. …

New $150 Apple TV Revealed With Touch/Motion-Enabled Controller

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Activision has now confirmed that Guitar Hero Live, Skylanders SuperChargers, and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved will all be playable on Apple TV. Geometry Wars 3 will also come to the new iPad Pro. See this blog post for more.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Apple on Wednesday announced …

Smart TV

Apple Reveals the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

As expected, Apple today announced the newest entries in the iPhone line, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.<p>The new phones feature something called 3D Touch, which is positioned as being the next evolution of multi-touch input. The devices recognize force, which allow you to do things like bring up …

Apps

Alienware will give recent laptop buyers a free upgrade

It's tough to buy a laptop when new processors are imminent -- you can't help but feel that the system you just bought will be rendered obsolete weeks later. That might not be a problem if you snagged one of Alienware's latest laptops, though. The Dell-owned PC maker is promising free upgrades if …

New Apple TV's First Third-Party Gaming Controller Revealed

While the controller Apple is including with the latest iteration of Apple TV is more akin to a Wii Remote, third-party companies will be able to support the device's expanded game offerings with more traditional controllers.<p>The first of these, The Nimbus, is developed by SteelSeries and is a …

Smart TV

FIFA 16 Drops These Features on Xbox 360/PS3

As a result of "console limitations and available resources," the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of FIFA 16 will not feature some of gameplay features and modes found in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC editions. EA Sports announced the news this week in a blog post.<p>The full list of axed …

Microsoft is closing its Xbox Live Indie Games program

After nine years, Microsoft has decided to call time on its Xbox Live Indie Games service. In an email to developers, the company says it has begun "the sunsetting process" for the program, which encourages anyone without a studio or dedicated business to create games for the Xbox 360, by locking …

Microsoft details November’s redesigned, backward compatibility-adding Xbox One update

Your Xbox One is going to have a lot of new features soon.<p>Microsoft detailed on Xbox Wire everything it’s adding to the console via a November system update. Notably, the Xbox One will support backward compatibility with over 100 Xbox 360 games. You’ll be able to use Xbox One features like …

5 must-see events from TwitchCon

Livestreaming game site Twitch is about to hold its first ever fan event later this month, and the company is starting to share some of the big panels and booths you can look forward to.<p>We’ve gone through the list and picked out some of the participants that look the most interesting to us for the …

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One and Wii U once again in August

Sony has had a dominant 2015, and this success has continued through the summer.<p>The PlayStation 4 outsold its console competition in August, according to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group that Sony shared with GamesBeat. This means that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One and Wii U every …

Godzilla and King Kong Could Meet in Future Monster Movie Mash

Two of cinema's most famous monsters may face each other in a forthcoming movie showdown.<p>Legendary Pictures, producers of the forthcoming <i>King Kong</i> reboot <i>Skull Island</i>, is in the process of moving their property from distributors Universal to Warner, who distributed Legendary's 2014 blockbuster</i> …

Ex-EA exec leaves Kabam as two others get promotions

Nick Earl, a former Electronic Arts executive who joined mobile gaming company Kabam in November, announced today he is leaving his job as president of worldwide studios.<p>Earl said in a blog post that he was leaving “with mixed feelings” and that he wants to do something else. Meanwhile, chief …

Forget the remote: These controllers should work with the Apple TV

During Apple’s event Wednesday, a video presentation showed actors using a wide variety of Apple products. In a brief few seconds, one was waving the new Apple TV remote, which magically loaded a racing game, in the middle of a race (what a horrible feature!), on his high-definition TV screen. The …

New Xbox One Update Will Make Some Functionality 50 Percent Faster

The upcoming New Xbox One Experience update landing in November will make some system functionality up to 50 percent faster. That's according to Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra, who talked more about the upcoming update during an appearance on the latest episode of "Major Nelson Radio."<p>Ybarra …