James Wisniewski

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'Kick-Ass 2' review: a mean and brutal miscalculation

For a movie that seems interested in examining the difference between comic book escapism and the repercussions of real-life violence, <i>Kick-Ass 2</i> is virtually empty of consequences. Where Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 original transplanted a superhero origin story into a marginally realistic world, Jeff …

[New Game] Magic 2014 Brings 1.2GB Of Very Pretty Cards To Your Android Device

How much free space do you have on your device? Can you make room for 1.2GB of additional game data? That's what you're going to need if you want to …

Endless Space: Disharmony will introduce new challenges for old players

<i>Endless Space</i> is not a game about war, but what comes with it. As the leader of an empire, players have many tools at their reach — war may be among them, but the 4X's upcoming expansion, <i>Disharmony</i>, offers players the chance to act with diplomacy rather than bloodshed.<p><i>Disharmony</i> introduces a new …

'Monsters University' review: Pixar makes prequels look easy

The film industry is obsessed with prequels, but there's one tiny problem: they rarely work. We know the eventual fate of the characters, so there are no stakes. We want to know more about iconic heroes, but seeing their backstory kills gravitas and mystery. From <i>Star Wars</i> to <i>Prometheus</i>, the …

Under the Dome: "Pilot" Review

Dyin' time's here.<p><b>Advance Review</b>: Developed for the intimate screen by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man, Runaways), Under the Dome is bit of a …

Polygon's Editor's Choice selections for E3 2013

the best of the best<p>It's been a long time since an E3 has been this ... big. There are always a ton of games; that's nothing new, but E3 2013 represented the largest tectonic shift in the industry in nearly a decade. We're finally saying goodbye to the last generation and getting our first glimpse …

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Overview | Polygon

Latest Stories View all news<p>By Samit Sarkar on Nov 24, 2015 11.24.15<p>Microsoft is closing out 2015 with a relatively weak Games With Gold lineup next month, although Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get a fifth free game as an "extra gift for the holidays," the...<p>By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 16, 2013 …

Gree launches hardcore strategy MMO War of Nations on iOS

War of Nations out now<p>Global mobile social gaming network Gree launched a hardcore massively-multiplayer online game, <i>War of Nations</i>, for iOS devices today.<p>According to the developer, <i>War of Nations</i> is Gree's first game geared toward hardcore players — it supports up to tens of thousands of players …

Company of Heroes 2 dev diary explores the single-player campaign

In a video released today by Relic Entertainment, developers on <i>Company of Heroes 2</i> discuss the single-player campaign that lets players take command of the fierce fighting on World War II's Eastern Front.<p>Players will command actual historical battles like the grueling siege of Stalingrad, the fight …

The Witcher 3 will expand Geralt's combat skills, producer says

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>, CD Projekt Red's upcoming Polish fantasy-inspired role-playing game, will introduce new combat options for the game's protagonist, producer Marek Ziemak told OnlySP.<p>According to Ziemak, Geralt of Rivia's expanded combat options will include new offensive and defensive …

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be difficult but fair, designer says

<i>Wolfenstein: The New Orde</i>r's highest difficulty setting will be so hard players "will cry blood," senior gameplay designer Andreas Ojerfors told GameSpot, but the game will "always [be] fair."<p>According to Ojerfors, <i>The New Order</i> features different difficulty modes in order to offer a challenge, and …

The Chaos Engine reboot heading to Steam, pre-order available now

A reboot of <i>The Chaos Engine</i>, the Bitmap Brothers' top-down run-and-gun game, is being developed for Windows PC via Steam and is available for pre-order now.<p>The original game was released in 1993 and took players to a steampunk Victorian-era England. According to <i>The Chaos Engine</i>'s website, the …

Inside Pocket: how a startup beat its rivals to build the 'DVR for everything'

Nate Weiner turned down millions from Evernote to stay independent — but how big a business can you build off a bookmarklet?<p>The day before he turned 27, Nate Weiner drove from San Francisco to Mountain View for the most important meeting of his life. Weiner — he pronounces it "WINE-er," and yes, …

Steam could allow for game sharing between friends in the future

Valve may be planning a new feature for digital download service Steam that will allow users to share their game library with friends, according to code spotted in the latest Steam client beta as reported by Kotaku.<p>Similar to Microsoft's plans for its Xbox One console, the Steam code suggests users …

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC takes you further into the origin story

2K Marin's Cold War-era entry into the XCOM franchise, <i>The Bureau: XCOM Declassified</i>, will feature narrative-driven DLC following the game's Aug. 20 launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, the developer announced today.<p>Xbox 360 users will receive the game's first DLC pack exclusively for …

Relic's morale after Sega acquisition is 'through the roof,' says Company of Heroes 2 producer

<i>Company of Heroes 2</i> developer Relic Entertainment had to persevere through many ups and downs over the past few years, as parent company THQ slowly trended downward and eventually declared bankruptcy at the end of 2012. The studio kept going by keeping its head down on the game, and now that it's …

Blizzard bolsters Warcraft card game with new features

Blizzard has announced tweaks to its forthcoming collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.<p>The free-to-play game, currently in beta for Windows, Mac and iOS, now offers quests that can be completed to earn gold for card purchases. There is also a new leveling system allowing regular …

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Watch this: Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote in exactly 10 minutes

Want to catch up on Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote but don't have two hours to spare? We've got you covered with a 10-minute edit of the event complete with plenty of Cook-isms, new OS X and iPhone / iPad features, and much, much more. If you prefer a more text-and-pictures-based education, here is …