Gaming Conventions

How Marginalized Gamers Are Trying to Fix Toxic Gaming Culture - them.

After spending eight hours earlier this month glued to a table in a room with no natural light, explaining a game I still only halfway understood …

LGBTQI

Next Yakuza Project to remain ‘hardcore’ but ‘interesting’ according to SEGA’s Toshihiro Nagoshi

The latest retail issue of Edge magazine features a interview with SEGA Chief Creative Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi where he talks about the development …

SEGA

Podcast Radio

Drive Thru FM #17 - Gen Con 2018 Report Intro (00:00) Housekeeping (01:41) Ticket to Ride: New York (07:20) Transformers: TCG (07:34) Kick-Ass …

Gen Con

Intel Stock Falls on Report of New Chip Security Vulnerability

Intel Corp. shares dipped after the company, whose processors power the majority of the world’s computers, revealed another potential security flaw …

Paul Manafort

Kickstarters of the Week: 8/13

We are cruising through August and summer is already starting to wind down. With Gen Con in the rearview mirror (here is our recap if you missed it), …

Board Games

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

Gen Con 2018 Recap With Photos, Part 1

Combining a family trip with Gen Con is fun but exhausting, and I’m still making my way through my backlog of email, mail, notes, and photos. But …

Board Games

QuakeCon sales, Nintendo 3DS XL discount and more gaming deals

Every Bethesda game ever made is on sale this weekend<p>During the QuakeCon 2018 keynote, Bethesda’s Pete Hines presented a slide with a list of the publishers’ games that are on sale this weekend. The slide just said “EVERYTHING” in all caps. He wasn’t kidding. Every game Bethesda and id Software has …

QuakeCon

How the PlayStation became a phenomenon with a single number

Sega Never Knew What Hit Them<p>In the past two decades, the Sony PlayStation has become one of the most powerful and popular brands in games. For younger fans, it can be hard to imagine what it was like when Sony was the new kid on the block.<p>Put yourself in the moment: this is the mid-90s. Nintendo’s …

PlayStation

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 32 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending August 10, 2018.• Strap in, kids. We’ve got some things to …

Board Games

Doom co-developer is now working on Starfield as Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles in June, Fallout 4 developer Bethesda Game Studios revealed that it is working on four games. Now, to help ensure the studio has the resources it needs to complete these projects, publisher Bethesda Softworks has moved its Dallas-based …

Business

Doom Eternal gameplay reveals grappling hook action and more

QuakeCon is happening in Texas this weekend, and Bethesda kicked off the fan gathering by letting developer id Software show off its upcoming shooter Doom Eternal. This is the followup to 2016’s Doom reboot, and it continues that story by bringing the hell demons to Earth.<p>Doom Eternal first debuted …

Business

Gen Con wants tech upgrades at convention center to stay in Indy

Whether Seattle-based Gen Con and local officials can now reach an understanding on technology could spell the difference between Indianapolis’ …

Indianapolis

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Browser/Smartphone Game's New Visual Reveals Fall Release

Game previously slated for summer<p>The official website for Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- …

Anime

Feminist Prof Still At Large Nearly A Week After Alleged Assault

3:24 PM 08/09/2018<p>A Connecticut professor allegedly punched a YouTube blogger critical of identity politics on Aug. 2 and shouted, “I’m going to …

Conservative View

Monty Python Cosplay Is A Mouthful

Reader Stephen Hancock was cosplaying as a <i>Monty Python</i> character at Gen Con earlier in the month. I’d tell you just who it was, but the name is too …

Cosplay

The Love/Hate Relationship: Gen Con

Just returned from the Best Four Days in Gaming over the weekend…and I am exhausted! I love attending Gen Con! There is something simply magical …

Board Games

143 Gen Con 2018 Live Show! [featuring people]

Gen Con

Becoming Pumat Prime | Critical Role

This year at Gen Con, our very own Matthew Mercer made a surprise visit to the Invulnerable Vagrant, our pop-up booth on the floor at the convention. …

Gen Con

A special episode of Quality Control: Gen Con 2018

The very best board games from United States’ biggest tabletop convention<p>In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon writer talks to a critic about a new game, movie or piece of gear. In this week’s special episode, Charlie Hall invites Gamers With Jobs’ Allen Cook to talk about Gen Con 2018.<p>This …

Board Games

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Webcomics

Six things I just learned about Inspector Gadget

<i>Inspector Gadget costume available from HalloweenCostumes.co.uk.</i>Last week at Gen Con I had the pleasure of learning a bunch of dumb stuff I didn’t …

Webcomics

Disney Gets Dark With Creepy Villains and 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Gear

Fans of Disney's dark side might enjoy some of the items that just went up for pre-order in their Villains and <i>The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> …

Robin Hood

The writer of the Witcher TRPG has advice for having sex at the table: Don’t

Inside The Witcher Role-Playing Game, a new pen-and-paper adaptation<p>The Witcher series of video games is well known for its mature content. There’s plenty of violence to go around, but there’s also a heavy application of sexual themes. In order to make <i>The Witcher</i> <i>Role-Playing Game</i>, a pen-and-paper …

RPGs

3 Gems from Gen Con 2018

Every year, tens of thousands of people descend on Indianapolis for the best four days in gaming, Gen Con. It’s a time for old friends to get …

Board Games

A First Look At NAGA RAJA: Hands-On Impressions from Gen Con

Every year I went to GenCon before 2018 had been to work for an exhibitor in some capacity. This year, I was a rogue agent for Geek & Sundry which …

Board Games

Our Hands-On Impressions of Legacy Game GEN7 From Gen Con

<i>Dead of Winter</i> was the right game at the right time. Zombie mania and tabletop games were on the rise. The <i>Crossroads</i> system offered the hard …

Board Games

Series creator says Dragon Quest XI Switch development going well and indicates news could be coming soon

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii provided an update on the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI today. During the “Let’s all get excited! Live Recording …

Gaming

These Are the Sustainable Denim Brands Making Jeans Clean

In 2015, Patagonia told an inconvenient truth. “Because denim is filthy business,” read the launch video for the brand’s line of jeans. Yet like many …

Sustainability

Resident Evil 2 Remake Devs Explain Character Redesigns

Three developers working on the Resident Evil 2 Remake have detailed the slight changes and redesigns made to some of the game's more prominent …

Resident Evil