Gaming

This week in games: For Honor gets dedicated servers, Destiny 2 PC beta dates revealed

We did it—we made it through July, the most boring month of the year. I hope you all enjoyed your vacation. Things are ramping back up for the fall though, as this week Dying Lightannounces ten new pieces of DLC (three years after release), Wolfenstein IIsends a quarterback to space, Bungie announces the Destiny 2 beta dates, For Honor gets (surprise!) dedicated servers, Mighty No. 9 continues to ... Read More »

Lunar nanobots could bring AR gaming to the moon

  This nanobot concept could take gaming all the way to the moon. Lunatix If the European Space Agency has its way, gaming is going to be out of this world. Lunatix, a company created by a team of space engineers, developed a camera-equipped, jumping nanobot that would be used in augmented reality scenarios on the moon. Gamers would control ... Read More »

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 GPUs, and Threadripper 1900X Announced

HIGHLIGHTS The Radeon RX Vega GPUs use high-speed stacked HBM2 memory Radeon Pack bundles were designed to dissuade cryptocurrency miners The new Ryzen Threadripper 1900X has 8 cores and 16 threads AMD has formally announced a return to the enthusiast-class gaming space with new graphics cards based on its next-generation Vega architecture. The new AMD Radeon RX Vega series takes on Nvidia’shigher-end GeForce GTX ... Read More »

Video game releases for August 2017

Here are the top video game releases for the month of August 2017. Check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon’s YouTube channel for more gaming videos. Also, here are the free games you get this month with an Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscription. For your movies and TV, here’s what is coming to and leaving the major streaming services next ... Read More »

Raunchy sex comedy game House Party briefly removed from PC store Steam

In House Party, you play as a man who meets, smooth talks and flirts with multiple women. (Eek! Games) A sex comedy video game called House Party was briefly removed from Steam, North America’s largest online store for PC games, sparking debate over its policies on nudity and sexual content. In House Party, by Florida-based Eek! Games, you play a man socializing with the ... Read More »

Hellblade reveals in-game photo mode ahead of launch

Announced for PlayStation 4 consoles at Gamescom 2014 and for PC a few months thereafter, Hellblade feels like it’s been in development for quite some time. Ninja Theory has now revealed that when its incoming action adventure game does finally land on August 8, it’ll come with an in-game photo mode. Alongside the announcement, the Enslaved and DmC developer provided some ... Read More »

‘Minecraft: The Island’ Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Gaming

The protagonist of Max Brooks’s new fantasy novel doesn’t have a name, a gender or even normal human appendages. Instead of hands, the narrator has clumsy, flesh-toned cubes, just one more weird feature of the strange and unsettling world where the story unfolds, where everything — the sun, clouds, cows, mushrooms, watermelons — is composed of squares. For the uninitiated, ... Read More »

People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »

This week in games: Call of Duty WWII’s spooky zombies, Doom Guy identity revealed, and more

Christmas in July? More like Halloween in July, as we are inundated with horror trailers this week—Evil Within II, Observer, and Call of Duty: WWII‘s spooky new zombies. That, plus John Romero reveals who served as inspiration for the iconic Doom cover art, American Truck Simulator closes down Pacific Coast Highway, and StarCraft II adds skins, sprays, and other Overwatch-style fodder. This is gaming news for July 17 to ... Read More »