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Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting.<p>Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Why Used Video Games Matter, For Now

<i>The Xbox One may limit used game sales—that’s a mistake, even if used games won’t always be so important.</i><p>Yesterday we had a really good back-and-forth on the merit of used video games, brick-and-mortar retail, and the next generation of consoles. (Posts from that exchange can be found here and …

Castle of Illusion behind-the-scenes video talks with developers of the original game and its remake

A new video from Sega sheds some light on the development of 1990 Genesis classic <i>Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse</i> as well as its recently-announced "reimagining."<p>In the video, the original game's director Emiko Yamamoto — who is working as an adviser on the remake — and art director Takashi …

10 Famous Filmmakers on Their Favorite Overlooked Movies

It’s always fun to find out what movies inspire our favorite filmmakers, particularly when the Scorseses and Wes Andersons and the like point us away …

The Origins Of Infamous

Amidst our coverage of the upcoming Infamous Second Son, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on the creation of the original game in …

Heartbreaking Sci-Fi Short Film - EXPO

MINECRAFT - The Blocks Really Don't Do These Enemies Justice

The Hate U Give Trailer Is A Devastating Look At Police Brutality

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Hip-Hop<p>DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, and French …

Killzone Mercenary trailer shows the gory side of war on PS Vita

Sony has released a short trailer for its upcoming PS Vita title <i>Killzone Mercenary</i>, offering a glimpse of bloody combat and (literal) below-the-belt targets.<p>The Guerrila Cambridge-developed title is slated for release Sept. 17 in North America. Earlier in the year, Polygon got a closer look at the …

Name your own price for the Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie and Banjo-Kazooie soundtracks

Grant Kirkhope, composer of <i>Perfect Dark</i>, <i>Banjo-Kazooie</i>and <i>Banjo-Tooie</i>, has posted the soundtracks for the trio of Rare games on Bandcamp, where you can name your own price to purchase each.<p>Kirkhope posted the albums on the service over the last month. The <i>Perfect Dark</i> soundtrack contains 36 tracks, …

Papo and Yo developer reveals Silent Enemy: a game inspired by bullying

Minority Media — the studio behind <i>Papo and Yo —</i> released a teaser video today that gives viewers insight into its next game: <i>Silent Enemy</i>.<p>Set in a world of endless winter, players take on the role of a young Aboriginal boy who is on a quest to find spring time. He has shapeshifting abilities and …

Ron Perlman Says Guillermo del Toro Owes HELLBOY 3 to the World

Metro: Last Light trailer ‘Redemption' talks of protagonists Artyom's questionable past and role as humanity's savior

The latest <i>Metro: Last Light</i> trailer, titled "Redemption," features the Spartan Order of Rangers' top sniper, Anna, as she talks about the tribulations and responsibility that weighs on protagonists Artyom's shoulders.<p>The video also showcases human versus human gunfights, and a number of mutated …

Ang Lee: My family values

<b>My late father, Sheng Lee,</b> was a traditional Chinese authority figure. He and my mother moved to Taiwan following the Chinese civil war. My father …

Machinima

BatintheSun<p>Creators of the widely popular and highly produced Super Power Beat Down, BatInTheSun takes the question “who would win in a fight?” to a …

The uncanny similarities between the original BioShock and Infinite (gallery)

<i>This article contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite</i>.<p>The recently released BioShock Infinite reveals many possible realities through the tears that Elizabeth opens. We also learn that Columbia is only one of many worlds. Others lie beyond countless lighthouse doors.<p>It’s kind of beautiful, but these …

Retro shooter 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' gets an amazing Saturday morning cartoon treatment

Is there a point at which self-aware irony breaks down, and we're forced to recognize that everything we think is a knowing pastiche of a medium has simply become the medium itself? Perhaps, but the creators of <i>Blood Dragon</i> — the weird and kitschy offshoot of <i>Far Cry 3</i> that will launch in May — have …

Volition: Latest Red Faction games fell short

The latest Red Faction games were financial failures for publisher THQ. That's according to Volition senior producer Jim Boone, who told Polygon that Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armageddon "lost quite a bit" of money.<p>Deep Silver parent company Koch Media purchased Volition and the …

Phil Fish tweet rebuilt in Minecraft

Blogging about games has its share of common tropes. We love top-10 lists and giving out year-end awards, but one in particular is so common that it’s driving developer Phil Fish a little nuts.<p>Last night, Fish (designer of mind-bending puzzle platformer Fez) tweeted his annoyance with gaming blogs …

Free Will And Hope In BioShock Infinite

<i>[This editorial contains spoilers about BioShock Infinite, its characters, and its ending.]</i><p>Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite delivers a standout …

EA 'wins' its second Worst Company in America poll

Electronic Arts is officially the Worst Company In America once more, according to the voters of Consumerists' March-madness-style bracket. The …

Batman: Arkham Origins review

I'm the goddamn Batman, perched atop a snow-covered hat shop and planning my next move. I could go try to find Black Mask--that bastard put a price …

Shakespeare On Stage: Finding Shakespeare in Film Part I

<i>Susannah Carson is an American author, editor, and academic. She received her Ph.D. from Yale, after earning graduate degrees at Paris III, La</i> …

First Poster for Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM

‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Gives Us Our First Look at the High Seas Epic

In case you forgot there's a '300' sequel on the way, we've got your first look at '300: Rise of an Empire,' which takes the action to the sea.<p>USA …

Bruce Campbell and Fede Alvarez Discuss EVIL DEAD Sequels

The First 'Man of Steel' TV Spot Is Here – /Film

He’s coming. Superman is flying back to theaters on June 14 and the first TV commercial for <b>Man of Steel</b> aired Monday night. Basically a shorter …

Man of Steel