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Watch over one hour of Splatoon multiplayer gameplay — in glorious 1080p60

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>This past weekend, Nintendo hosted the <i>Splatoon</i> Global Test Fire, a series of three hour-long sessions where Wii U owners could try out <i>Splatoon</i>'s online multiplayer ahead of the game's release later this month. Above, you can watch over an …

The best PC games

<i>Eurogamer's best games lists aim to guide you to the highest quality, most original, most exciting games around today. Each regularly updated list</i> …

Everything We Know About 'Star Wars: Battlefront' So Far

<i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i>, the first Star Wars shooter released in many years, was officially unveiled today, to much hype and excitement.<p>The game looks great, though we won’t know for sure if it is great until we actually play it.<p>We’ve pieced together as many details as we could find from today’s …

The first look at 'Star Wars Battlefront,' a familiar multiplayer feast

With a new film on the horizon, there's a wave of excitement attached to the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise that hasn't been felt since the months leading up to the release of <i>Episode I</i>. Part of Disney's new plan for the $4 billion series includes a slate of new video game experiences over the course of a …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Largest Fantasy eSports Website Raises $12 Million

The phenomenom known as eSports (short for “electronic sports”) is growing at a rapid pace, and a new $12 million Series A round of financing for a company entrenched in the space is a great sign for the industry as a whole. In fact, it only took the company Vulcun a total of eleven weeks of …

Gaming history lesson: A literal butt once delayed Halo 2 on Windows Vista

The video game industry was a very strange place just eight years ago.<p>Allow me to set the stage: Microsoft was pushing Windows Vista pretty hard, as well as its "Games for Windows" branding. The idea was to control certification and standards on the PC the same way it was standardized on …

Halo

The Call of Duty series' incredible highs and terrible lows explored in 2-hour critique

With 11 entries spread across 12 years, it's no surprise that Activision's wildly successful Call of Duty series has some ups and downs. It's had some critical praise and some real stinkers.<p>But what about when we step back and take a look at the series as a whole?<p>That's what YouTuber Noah …

Call of Duty

Why This Year's 'Call of Duty' Has To Be 'Black Ops 3'

The next Call of Duty is nigh, and with a clever new viral campaign embedded in Advanced Warfare, it seems as if we should know what this fall’s Call of Duty installment will be shortly.<p>But where’s the fun in waiting?<p>Despite having no inside knowledge, I’m willing to go out on a limb and predict …

Predicting Treyarch’s Next Call of Duty Game

We take a look at some of the likely - and not so likely - candidates.<p>We know that the end of the year will mark a new Call of Duty release, and we …