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Sony Online delays launch of All Access Pass by two weeks

Sony Online Entertainment now expects to roll out its All Access Pass on April 16, two weeks later than the original launch date of April 2, studio head John Smedley announced yesterday on Twitter.<p>"Looking like new membership plans will go live around 4/16 instead of 4/2. Lots of stuff to finish," …

Why are so many AAA releases disappointing this year?

Welcome to Friends List!<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing …

Valve's Social Engineering Campaign Against Cheaters is Out of Bounds

The conflict between cheaters and fair-play advocates is an old one in game culture, mostly left to individual discretion in earlier days. Now that competitive online play has become a bigger part of the game industry, with League of Legends, StarCraft 2, DotA 2, and the hat-happy Team Fortress 2, …

Virtual Reality Will Come To Define Sony's PS4

“It’s almost as if the PS4 was designed for Virtual Reality,” goes the Sony joke at GDC. Indeed, ever since Sony revealed Project Morpheus, its new virtual reality headset, a lot of the strange things about the PS4 make a bit more sense. Why, for example, a stereo camera and microphone, when Xbox …

3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

If you’re asking whether or not your kids should be allowed to play video games, this post isn’t for you. You live in a different world than I do.<p>From my perspective, video games are the future of storytelling. And, while you might just be imagining they’ll replace movies and romance novels, our …

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