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Upcoming 4.0 update gives PS4 gamers a lot to look forward to

Tomorrow, those enrolled in PS4’s beta program will get the first seed of its new 4.0 operating system update. Inside, you’ll find a handful of improvements that might not seem like much, but offer a lot of bang for your buck for the time-starved gamer.<p>The most notable updates are to the Quick Menu …

5 Delightful & Frightful Anime Shows Based on Fairy Tales

Fairy tales inspire tribute, parody, and radical reinterpretation. They’re building blocks of culture and storytelling.<p>If you have your own take on a …


Learn the Secret Behind Streaming Anime Faster than Ever Before

You know what the worst part about anime is? Waiting. It’s that feeling that somewhere over the ocean people are enjoying the next episode of the …

Noonwraith Witcher 3 Cosplay is Terrifyingly Amazing

Noonwraith Witcher 3 Cosplay is Fire!<p>The Noonwraith in the Witcher 3 is a monster that appears in fields when the sun is at its highest. Swaying …

New Destiny: Rise of Iron details leak from Xbox Store

Journey to the Plaguelands with Lord Saladin<p>The next expansion for <i>Destiny</i>, <i>Rise of Iron</i>, will include a new raid, a boost to Guardians' maximum Light, a new zone called the Plaguelands and much more, according to the game's listing on<p>Microsoft quickly pulled that listing — which, like <i>Rise</i> …

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The games of E3 2016: What we expect, company by company | Polygon

Check it out below, and let us know your predictions in the comments at the bottom of the page.<p>2K Games<p>2K Games/Hangar 13<p>Now that <i>Battleborn</i> is out, you can expect a big push for <i>Mafia 3</i> and <i>Civilization 6</i> at the show. With any luck, we’re also hopeful for a first glimpse of the next Borderlands, …


The Top 5 Reasons to Go to Your Local Retro Game Expo

Starring The Vancouver Retro Game Expo…<p>I’ve been going to the Vancouver Retro Game Expo since it began in 2012. It’s an important hub for the retro …


Destiny passes 30 million registered players

I guess it was this game’s <i>destiny</i> to become a hit. Heh. Yeah, sorry about that one.<p>Activision Blizzard revealed its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 today, and it also noted that the online shooter Destiny now has over 30 million registered players. That’s up from 25 million last …

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Nintendo and Vans team up on retro gaming sneakers

A Nintendo-themed line of Vans sneakers has mysteriously popped up online. A European store listed the range that includes classic gaming icons like Zelda, Mario and Duck Hunt, adorning some of Vans' most popular styles (like the Old Skool). Not much else is known about the collaboration, and the …


The 13 Most Promising New Anime of Spring 2016

A uniform that turns into a gun, a boy who's a maid, and more.<p>From the destruction of civilization to a cute club of motorcycle enthusiasts, this …


Electronic Arts Blasts Off With 'Mass Effect' Theme Park Ride

Electronic Arts (ea) continues to expand its relationship with Cedar Fair Entertainment (fun). On the heels of the opening of the Plants vs. Zombies …

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat leaving after next season, which won't come until 2017

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take over in 2018<p>Steven Moffat's reign as the showrunner of <i>Doctor Who</i> is coming to an end, but not for a while: He will step down after the 2017 season of the long-running science fiction series, to be replaced by <i>Broadchurch</i> creator Chris Chibnall, BBC …

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Dragon Age lead writer leaves BioWare after 17 years (update)

Helped create studio's first gay party member<p>David Gaider, the writer behind popular BioWare games like <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> and <i>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic</i>, has left the studio after nearly two decades. He announced the news himself in a tweet.<p>Gaider confirmed that it was his choice to …

Dragon Age

Why doesn't anyone remember the Jedi?

We explain how the Jedi became a myth<p><b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>One of the most striking things about the trailers for The Force Awakens is the fact that no one seems to remember the Jedi ... but how is it possible such a powerful peace-keeping force in the Galaxy becomes …

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Destiny's for-pay leveling buff is terrible news for the future of the game

Paying to remove grind is the opposite of good design<p>On Tuesday, Bungie released a new paid service for <i>Destiny,</i> which allows players to pay $29.99 to raise a new character’s level to 25 and max out a subclass. Since the launch of the <i>Taken King</i> expansion, Bungie has been pushing microtransactions …

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The new Kojima Productions may make more than just games

Hideo Kojima eyes movies and animation<p>Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has a new studio and a new game in the works for PlayStation 4 and PC. But Kojima and his team at the new Kojima Productions won't just make games, the developer told IGN.<p>Kojima said in an interview that his next, …

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The Last of Us, Star Wars Battlefront get cheap in PlayStation Holiday Sale update

Discounts get lighter in sale's second week<p>The PlayStation Store has new discounts on offer as its Holiday Sale enters its second week. The annual series of price drops started strong in its first week; week two is decidedly less impressive, with a few notable titles on sale.<p>Check out the …

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