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Atari's retro console has a new name, but remains a tease

Atari's retro Ataribox console has been more sizzle than steak since it was first unveiled last summer, with delays and a distinct lack of game announcements dampening the enthusiasm. And unfortunately, that trend is mostly continuing today. The company has announced that it's rebranding the …


Weekend Watch: Explore the Miniature World of Landvaettr’s Lair

I have covered several other so-called “DM (Dungeon Master) crafters” on Weekend Watch. DM crafting is a quickly expanding <i>YouTube</i> maker community centered on creating buildings, terrain, and other set pieces to be used in <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> and other roleplaying games.<p>DM crafter Landvaettr works …

Board Games

Sea of Thieves’ ‘Day One Patch’ is a joke

A software update of a different sort<p>It’s no secret that Rare has paid close attention to community response to <i>Sea of Thieves</i>, its upcoming Xbox One and Windows PC pirate adventure. To wit: One fan on Reddit recently asked for a “day one patch” — a pirate eyepatch with the numeral 1 slapped on it — …

Sea of Thieves

LEGO The Incredibles Game in the Works

Over the last decade, developer Traveller’s Tales has released several LEGO video game tie-ins to some of the biggest entertainment franchises …


Nvidia’s latest tech will enable ‘cinematic-quality’ graphics — on unannounced GPUs

Real-time ray tracing is the future, but when?<p>Nvidia is introducing a graphics technology this year that video game developers have been hoping to see for a long time: the ability to render and illuminate a scene in real time with cinematic quality, the company announced today at the 2018 Game …

Computer Science

Let’s make a pact to play No One Lives Forever

So I’m going to be real honest: I haven’t been a participating member of the RPS site in a year or two. I got burned out on video game news and gamer …

PC Gaming

Accessories : Star Wars Jedi Watch

Reach out. Don't fall to the path of the Dark Side by being late. The Light Side helps you keep track of time in a more civilized manner. $39.99


Thread: News:: 12th Annual Golden Geek Awards Winners for 2017

by AldieThe winners of the 12th Annual Golden Geek Awards for 2017 have been determined by the users of BoardGameGeek, RPGGeek, and VideoGameGeek. …


PlayTable combines blockchain and board games for peak nerdery

Whether they're taking over a section of your local Target or dominating the list of Kickstarter's highest grossing projects, board games are booming right now. And, while traditional board games still have their place, plenty of companies are trying their hands at augmenting tabletop play with …

Living Rooms

Secret World Legends is off to South Africa next

Secret World Legends is off to South Africa in its next big update, the first new land added to the supernatural MMORPG in yeeaars. While Funcom’s …

South Africa

Apple Blocks Nintendo, Square Enix Game Updates After Loot Box Rules

Apple reportedly blocks updates to Nintendo and Square Enix mobile games on iOS after the iOS platform holder makes huge changes to its loot box …

Mobile Gaming

Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

<i>Pokémon Go</i> and other games that use real-world maps are all the rage, but there's a catch: they typically depend on semi-closed map frameworks that weren't intended for gaming, forcing developers to jump through hoops to use that mapping info. Google doesn't want that to be an issue going forward. …

Pokémon Go

What developers think of Steam reviews

Since 2013, Steam has allowed its users to leave reviews on the Steam page of games they have purchased. Using the system, players can leave a …

PC Gaming

Octopath Traveler - Paths of Purchase and Potions Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Bionic Nerf Artillery Replaces Prosthetic Hand

Who says that fancy technology and prosthetic arms always have to be practical? Valentin from the creative agency Hacker Loop shows us that sometimes a prosthesis can just be plain awesome!<p>After joking a bit that it was too easy to beat their friend Nicholas Huchet at Nerf battles due to the fact …

Assistive Technology

Way To The Woods is a teenage dev’s passion project

Just look at that. That is a still screenshot from Way To The Woods, an upcoming 3D adventure about a deer and its fawn on a grand pilgrimage through …

PC Gaming

The Sims 4 Fans Aren’t Happy Getting DLC For Their DLC

When Electronic Arts announced its latest Stuff Pack for <b>The Sims 4</b>, <i>My First Pet Stuff</i>, it must have known that it was treading uncharted waters. …

The Sims

Mobile interactive story games generated $14m last month

Apps like Choices, Episode and What's Your Story have generated $52.5m since November

TV shows

A ’fan’ turned EA’s PR blunder into a brilliant Battlefront 2 mod

Get ready for some pride ... and accomplishment<p><i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> suffered from one of the worst-received economies in AAA gaming, and EA’s attempt to spin the unlock values of the game’s heroes on Reddit backfired in spectacular fashion; the post became the most downvoted comment in Reddit …

Star Wars Battlefront

The $375 'Inside' special edition features a RealDoll 'creation'

Iam8bit, purveyors of gaming soundtracks on vinyl and other cool tchockes, is teaming up with RealDoll and developer Playdead for its next project. Details for the <i>Inside</i> special edition are scarce, but it'll include a PlayStation 4 disc with the game, and Steam codes for <i>Inside</i> and <i>Limbo</i>. Oh, and …


Home & Office : Fallout Shower Curtain

Vault life has its perks! While you're sudsing up, you can consider your next Perk with this Fallout Shower Curtain, a ThinkGeek exclusive. Based on …


Washington state passes net neutrality

The fight over net neutrality in the US is not yet over. As reported by Time, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington has signed into law a bipartisan bill …

Jay Inslee

Oculus Rifts around the world stopped working this morning

Users appear to be experiencing the exact same issue<p>Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets around the world are experiencing an outage this morning, including devices here at Polygon. Users are not sure what is causing the issue, and so far neither Facebook nor Oculus itself has provided a …

Virtual Reality

Hooked on loot boxes

Yesterday, ESRB president Patricia Vance announced a new "in-game purchases" label to be placed on physical copies of games that allow users to spend …

Activision Blizzard

Come visit the premium side of gaming headphones

You get what you pay for, but you’re going to pay a lot<p>The world of gaming headphones is crowded, and trying to pick one can be overwhelming. The starting advice is always that you get what you pay for, although even that doesn’t hold true, with some lower-cost headphones stomping more expensive …

Consumer Tech

Morrowind Fan Theory Predicts Elder Scrolls 6 Plot?

Although Bethesda has continued to release new versions of <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> (including a Nintendo Switch version of the game) fans are …

Gaming Industry

Run n’ gun platformer Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 is out today

As a lifelong fan of the Metal Slug series (even the post-SNK ones), I’m not entirely sure how the Guns, Gore & Cannoli games have managed to escape …

PC Gaming

'Far Cry 5' is deeper than you think

<i>Far Cry 5</i> is the most socially relevant game in the series yet. This is the first time Ubisoft has brought the open world franchise to America -- specifically, to the wilderness of Montana. But it's more than just another free for all shooter. The game is really a statement on the increasing …


Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 updates have fans hoping for a remaster

Why is a 16-year-old game is getting a new patch and invitational tournament?<p><i>Warcraft</i> 3, Blizzard’s real-time strategy game from 2002, is getting a brand-new patch. Patch 1.29 has been released onto Blizzard’s public test realm and includes balance changes for heroes, 16:9 widescreen support and …

World of Warcraft

Papers, Please the movie is out. Watch it for free.

A short film packs a nice narrative punch<p>The short film adaptation of <i>Papers, Please</i> is out now, and it’s free to watch. See it on YouTube or Steam, either way, it’s free. And it’s a good film.<p>The YouTube version of this Russian-language film offers subtitles in 22 languages, which is an artful …