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 May 15, 2019

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 Jan 14, 2019
great show with great hosts, i love simone mever getting to the emails cause they're having too much fun with their other topics

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 Jul 24, 2018

Description

Every Friday, Polygon's Simone de Rochefort, Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark and Ashley Oh talk about what's new and weird in video games. Expect goofs, the occasional soft drink-related tirade, and a lot of laughs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episode Date
You Know What This Reminds Me Of?
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On this week's episode of The Polygon Show, Chelsea discusses the highs and lows of The Outer Wilds — like high-gravity platforming. Then Allegra gives her spoiler-free review of Aggretsuko season 2 (IT'S GREAT!). Next up, Allegra is also hooked on Dr. Mario World, Nintendo's latest mobile game, and Simone is still trapped in Pokémon Go hell. Finally, did you know Veronica Mars is on Hulu now? Chelsea gives us some reasons to watch.<br><br><br>The Polygon Show has been nominated for best Games + Hobbies podcast in this year’s People’s Choice Podcast Awards! Cast your vote for The Polygon Show at <a href="https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup">https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup</a> before July 31st. One vote per category.<br><br>TIMESTAMPS:
Jul 12, 2019
Another Fishing Episode
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Chelsea kicks off this weeks episode by discussing her latest experience playing Persona 4: Golden. Then Ashley gives her very hilarious thoughts on her latest game obsession, Cooking Simulator. Then Allegra gives her thoughts on the various fishing games she's been playing recently and then ends the show by giving her <strong><em>spoiler-free </em></strong>thoughts on the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home.<br><br><strong>TIME STAMPS<br></strong><br>- 2:07 Persona 4: Golden<br>- 10:53 Cooking Simulator<br>- 26:02 Fishing Game<br>- 38:58 Spider-Man: Far From Home&nbsp;
Jul 05, 2019
CONTAIN HAGRID
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<strong><em>CW: This episode contains discussion of suicidal themes in the Broadway musical Oklahoma<br><br></em></strong>Chelsea opens the show with charming rhythm-meets-Zelda game Cadence of Hyrule. Ashley starts watching Evangelion for the first time, as well as an emotionally-rending movie called A Silent Voice. Simone suddenly changes gears and shares her experience watching a dark version of the musical Oklahoma. Allegra closes out the episode with her frustrations and thoughts on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic's follow-up to Pokémon Go.<strong><em><br></em></strong><br><br><br>
Jun 28, 2019
An Open World Game Has Stressed Me Out
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THIS WEEK ON THE POLYGON SHOW: Chelsea has actually BEEN to E3! What did she play there? Next, we talk about our longing for the apocalyptic world of Animal Crossing, and Simone's descent into Pokemon Go.
Jun 21, 2019
Simone and Ashley's E3 2019 Scramble
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Simone and Ashley give their thoughts on all the major announcements from E3! From Simone's teary-eyed moments with the Assassin's Creed orchestra to Ashley's mad moment about the Final Fantasy 8 remaster, there's a lot of ground to cover. And a special appearance from Polygon Show's producer and editor, Jelani Carter, highlights what's great about Ubisoft's Roller Champions demo.
Jun 14, 2019
I HAVE SWORD
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Allegra, Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone react to the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield news that include the two legendaries and newly revealed Pokémon. Chelsea tells about her latest gaming addiction, PIKUNIKU, Allegra finally tried Pokémon: Rumble Rush, and Ashley recounts her STRESSFUL but funny experience playing Cuphead on Switch during PodX downtime.
Jun 07, 2019
Wet Is Sweat
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This week on The Polygon Show Allegra, Chelsea, and Simone talk about their past experiences with VR and discuss the newly released all in one headset, the Oculus Quest. After, the gang talks about their favorite TV shows they have been watching lately like Tuca and Bertie, Fleabag, and Broad City.<br><br>Make sure to rate and review our show!
May 31, 2019
Bonus: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Cast: Our Thoughts on the Finale!
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Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone give their thoughts on the final episode of Game of Thrones, and it's many plotholes.<br><br><strong>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: </strong><a href="http://podx.com/tps"><strong>http://podx.com/tps</strong></a><br><strong>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at </strong><a href="http://podx.com/"><strong>podx.com</strong></a><strong> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!</strong><br><br>
May 29, 2019
Polygon Show 100th Episode Special: Ryme City Crime
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It's The Polygon Show's 100th episode! To celebrate, we're trying something weird: a Pokémon Ryme City tabletop RPG taking place in the same world as Detective Pikachu. Producer Ross Miller is dungeon master, setting up the story and narrating the action, while the rest of the gang gets into Pokémon character. BUCKLE UP for some mystery and crimes!<br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at <a href="http://podx.com/">podx.com</a> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!<br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a><br><br>
May 24, 2019
Ditto Is Alcohol
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Ashley discovers a screaming goat game in a supermarket and the gang gives their <strong>spoiler-free</strong>thoughts on the new film Detective Pikachu. Closing out the episode, all four (Allegra tuned in this week!) hosts give their <strong>spoiler-filled</strong>thoughts on the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.<br><br><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at <a href="http://podx.com/">podx.com</a> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!<br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a><br><br><br><br>
May 17, 2019
Inflatable Clown
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Don't worry, there will be no scary clown talk. Only good clown talk. Kind of.<br><br>Games talk: Wandersong, Persona 4 Golden<br>TV talk: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2, Game of Thrones spoilercast<br><br>Okay, it's not a real clown that we talk about.<br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at <a href="http://podx.com/">podx.com</a> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!<br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a>
May 10, 2019
Lumpy Blue Goku
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THE BIG THREE: Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones. There's a lot to unpack this week! Be warned, spoilers on Avengers and GoT.<br><br><strong>TIMECODES</strong><br><br>- Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Review: 29:22<br><br>-Game of Thrones S8E03 Spoiler Review: 1:04:35<br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br>Hey, podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at <a href="http://podx.com/">podx.com</a> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!<br>We are also conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a>
May 03, 2019
Yoshi's Infinity Stone
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Simone is back this week with amazing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey side quest stories for the show. The gang talks more Detective Pikachu snacks as well as first impressions of Persona 5: The Royal. Ashley talks about the adorable yet stressful stages of Yoshi's Crafted World, and finally the Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 spoiler-cast w/ Ashley and Chelsea at the end! Phew.<br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br><br>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at <a href="http://podx.com/">podx.com</a> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!<br><br>http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey<br><br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 26, 2019
Ashley's Dictatorship Land
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Ashley takes over for hosting this week! There will be ORDER! We talk the Mr. Mime flavor slushie at 7-Eleven, Reigns: Her Majesty, Crawl, and the gamer episode of Queer Eye. NO ONE will speak unless spoken to! *gavel gavel*<strong><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: </strong><a href="http://podx.com/tps"><strong>http://podx.com/tps</strong></a><br><strong>Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at </strong><a href="http://podx.com/"><strong>podx.com</strong></a><strong> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!</strong><br><strong>http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey</strong><br><strong>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: </strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF"><strong>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</strong></a>
Apr 19, 2019
Suede Yoshi
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We're discussing some of the games we got to play at PAX East 2019! Titles mentioned: Super Crush KO, Alt-Frequencies, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Astrologaster, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. Also, some important Yoshi talk in the beginning.<strong><em><br><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: </em></strong><a href="http://podx.com/tps"><strong><em>http://podx.com/tps</em></strong></a><br><strong><em>“Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other podcast fans, and meet your favorite podcasters? Come to PodX! Meet the voices behind your favorite podcasts like Undisclosed, The Bright Sessions, True Crime Obsessed, Welcome to Night Vale and many more May 31st to June 2nd in the heart of Nashville at The Music City Center. Tickets are on sale now at </em></strong><a href="http://podx.com/"><strong><em>podx.com</em></strong></a><strong><em> That’s P-O-D-X dot com!”</em></strong><br><strong><em>http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey</em></strong><br><strong><em>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: </em></strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF"><strong><em>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</em></strong></a>
Apr 12, 2019
March Madness: PAX East 2019 Live
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Live from PAX East, we're bringing you what little we know of March Madness basketball team selection! It's a head-to-head battle between Chelsea &amp; Allegra and Simone &amp; Ashley to draft the best characters from a randomized pool. Sports knowledge not needed.
Apr 05, 2019
Upgrade Your Bird
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This week on The Polygon Show Chelsea talks about her time at GDC, and also her experience playing Falcon Age, and Control. Ashley gives her thoughts on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and then Allegra gives her <strong><em>spoiler free</em></strong> review on Jordan Peele’s latest horror, Us.<br><br><strong>Show Notes</strong><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br>http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey<br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a><br>
Mar 29, 2019
Once Upon A BitLife
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Friend of the podcast Karen Han is back on the show! On today's episode, Allegra discusses Hulu's latest original, <em>Shrill</em>, with SNL's Aidy Bryant. Allegra also sheds light on her most recent (and bizarre) mobile game addiction, BitLife. Karen touches upon <em>Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, </em>Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie. Following that, Ashley recounts her strange experience with the film <em>Ash Is Purest White</em>.<br><br>SHOW NOTES:<br><br><strong>Check out:</strong> <a href="http://www.azure.com/trial">Azure.com/trial</a> <strong>to sign up for a trial today!</strong><br><br><strong>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE:</strong> <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br><strong>Polygon Show at PAX East! Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!</strong><br><strong>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: </strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a>
Mar 22, 2019
Bonus: Polygon's SXSW panel with Castlevania's Adi Shankar, 343's Kiki Wolfkill, and Uncharted's Amy Hennig
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Hello Polygon listeners! We've got a special bonus episode for you. This month at SXSW, our Entertainment Editor Matt Patches spoke with some of our favorite people about how film, TV and video games are merging. &nbsp;<br><br>In 2019, film, television, and games can all be streamed. The format, accessibility, and low-cost of streaming services is changing how all three formats are made and consumed, while gradually blurring the lines between them. Join Polygon's Matt Patches for an in depth conversation with Amy Hennig, Adi Shankar, and Kiki Wolfkill, as they discuss how video games and film are influencing each other.<br><br>Please enjoy, and we'll be back with a new Polygon Show episode on Friday.
Mar 19, 2019
Rubbery Little Gummy Body
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This week on The Polygon Show, Allegra gives her thoughts on the over-the-top gameplay of Devil May Cry 5. Ashley gives her thoughts on the newly released Captain Marvel movie (<strong>warning: there are minor spoilers in this discussion</strong>). Chelsea recounts her goofy co-op experiences with physics-based sandbox game, Human Fall Flat. <br><br><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong><br><br>Check out: <a href="http://www.azure.com/trial">Azure.com/trial</a> to sign up for a trial today!<br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br><br>Polygon Show at PAX East! Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!<br><br>http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey<br><br>We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF</a>
Mar 15, 2019
Mr. X Gon' Give It To Ya
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This week on The Polygon Show, the ladies discuss Orange Vanilla Coke, all things Pokemon: Sword &amp; Shield, Allegra's experience playing Resident Evil 2, the terrifying Thomas The Tank Engine mod, and Ashley's thoughts on Dead or Alive 6.<br><br><strong>Show Notes:</strong><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: <a href="http://podx.com/tps">http://podx.com/tps</a><br><em>Polygon Show at PAX East! Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!<br><br></em>Vox Media Podcast Audience Survey: <a href="http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey">http://voxmedia.com/podsurvey</a><br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 08, 2019
Alita's Battle Angels
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This week The Polygon Show is joined by special guest host Karen Han, entertainment reporter for Polygon.com! Topics discussed on this episode include Allegra's thoughts on the new (and as of this taping currently taken down) game <em>Devotion</em>, Simone and Chelsea's thoughts on <em>Apex Legends</em>, and Karen and the gang give their <strong>*light spoiler-filled* </strong>review of the latest Robert Rodriguez directed blockbuster,<em> Alita: Battle Angel</em>.<br><br><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE:<a href="http://podx.com/tps"><em>http://podx.com/tps</em></a><br>Polygon Show at PAX East! Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!<br>Thanks to Microsoft Azure for sponsoring this episode. Get started with a free account and 12 months of popular free services at <a href="http://www.azure.com/trial">Azure.com/trial</a> today.
Mar 01, 2019
EVERYONE HAS 99 FRIENDS
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This week on the Polygon Show Chelsea gives her thoughts on the new hot battle royale games that are sweeping the nation, <em>Tetris Effect</em> and <em>Apex Legends.</em> Then Allegra talks about Hulu's new coming of age comedy, <em>PEN15</em>. In addition to that Allegra also talks about her experience playing <em>Resident Evil 2</em>. Then to wrap it all up, Simone gives her thoughts on season 2 of the Netflix animated series, <em>The Dragon Prince</em>. Also, Beverage Talk™ returns when Simone cracks open a nice warm Natty Light on the show lmao.<br><br><strong>SHOW NOTES<br><br></strong><strong><em>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: </em></strong><a href="http://podx.com/tps"><strong>http://podx.com/tps</strong></a><br><strong><em>Polygon Show at PAX East! </em></strong><strong>Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!</strong><strong><em><br><br>Vox Media at SXSW: </em></strong><a href="http://voxmediaevents.com/sxsw"><strong>voxmediaevents.com/sxsw</strong></a><strong><em><br></em></strong><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Feb 22, 2019
Crime Time
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The crew talks true crime (Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Abducted in Plain Sight). Ashley has a newfound love of Hotline Miami and talks about why she still loves Final Fantasy 8 all these years later.
Feb 15, 2019
Netflix & Chill(y)
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It's Netflix &amp; Chill(y) week (plus one video game) on the Polygon Show. Ashley gathers her courage and talks about playing her first Resident Evil game while the TV shows discussed are Russian Doll, Kingdom, and Carmen Sandiego.
Feb 08, 2019
When Eevee Was There
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Chelsea explains what makes the Resident Evil 2 remake so great, Allegra is disappointed with Kingdom Hearts 3's ending, and Ashley gives an update on her unnecessarily difficult Pokémon journey.
Feb 01, 2019
Kingdom Hearts 3 Is... Bad?
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Allegra calls in to give her brief thoughts on the soon-to-be released Kingdom Hearts 3. Simone and Ashley compare Netflix and Hulu's recent documentaries on the infamous Fyre Festival. Chelsea details her playthrough of the classic game ToeJam &amp; Earl, and all three of them recap their amazing weekends in Seattle attending PodCon 2019.<br><br><strong>SHOW NOTES:</strong><br><br>Allegra's full written review of Kingdom Hearts 3:<br><br><a href="https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2019/1/24/18195478/kingdom-hearts-3-review-xbox-one-playstation-4">https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2019/1/24/18195478/kingdom-hearts-3-review-xbox-one-playstation-4</a>
Jan 25, 2019
Polygon Show Super: Broly
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Allegra, Ashley, and Simone talk about how excited they are about their upcoming appearances at PodCon 2019 in Seattle this weekend. Other topics include how Simone thinks Mario Party is the great equalizer, Allegra’s thoughts on the new Dragon Ball Z movie, and how Ashley’s original backstory for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is very very dark.<br><br><strong>Show Notes:</strong><br><br>PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tps
Jan 18, 2019
Tidying Up With The Polygon Show
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Chelsea, Ashley, and Allegra discover the magic of tidying with Marie Kondo, but not all of them are convinced. Other topics include the new NES controller Joy-Cons, Fitness Boxing for the Switch, and the Ellie controversy that recently shook up the Overwatch community.
Jan 11, 2019
Kingdom Hearts 3: 85 Years In The Making
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Allegra, Chelsea, and Simone talk about what games they're looking forward to this year. Just how long exactly have we been waiting for <em>Kingdom Hearts 3</em>? There's also In <em>the Valley of the Gods</em>, <em>Animal Crossing</em>, <em>Untitled Goose Game</em> and <em>Sayonara Wild Hearts</em> to look forward to. Simone shares her final victory over <em>Breath of the Wild</em>, and Chelsea talks about a special Bellsprout named Robert. Plus, bad gaming habits!<br><br><br><strong>Show Notes:</strong><br><br>Polygon.com's Most Anticipated Games of 2019<br><br>https://www.polygon.com/gaming/2018/12/31/18156570/games-of-2019-most-anticipated
Jan 04, 2019
The Polygon Show 2018 Game of the Year Awards
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Allegra, Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone give out awards to their favorite games of the past year! Categories include Best Hair, Character Most Likely to Have A Popular instagram Account, Best Original Soundtrack, and many more.
Jan 02, 2019
Allegra's TV is too big
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It’s almost vacation time! The crew talks about what they’re excited to binge during the holiday season. Allegra talks about why she isn’t a fan of the Persona 4 and 5 dancing games, Ashley gives an update on her strange Pokémon adventures, and of course: answering your friendly emails.<br><br>Notes from our sponsors:<br><br><strong>LEGO</strong>: In today's show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store. With LEGO, every gift has a story. Start your story today at <a href="https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Pop">https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Pop</a>
Dec 21, 2018
Don't You Dare Hurt Isabelle in Smash Ultimate
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out, the new live-action Sonic the Hedgehog poster WITH RIPPLING MUSCLES is out, and we read your SpongeBob Squarepants emails!<br><br><strong>Notes from our sponsors</strong>:<br>LEGO: In today's show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store. With LEGO, every gift has a story. Start your story today at https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Ship
Dec 14, 2018
Pouring Vodka With A Trackpad
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It's indie game central this week! Allegra shares her thoughts on ranking the first 3 Metal Gear Solid games as well as Undertale-like game She Dreams Elsewhere, Ashley talks about the gorgeous watercolor game Gris and Simone explains what cyberpunk and personality game The Red Strings Club is all about. Notes from our sponsors:LEGO: In today's show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store. With LEGO, every gift has a story. Start your story today at https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Pop
Dec 07, 2018
Polygon and the Princesses of Power
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One-of-a-kind mystery game Return of the Obra Dinn is WONDERFUL. This week has even more cartoon talk — Ashley and Allegra have BIG thoughts on the new She-Ra show and SpongeBob Squarepants. Notes from our sponsors:LEGO: In today's show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store. With LEGO, every gift has a story. Start your story today at https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Ship
Nov 30, 2018
Thanksgiving Extravaganza 2018
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We're SUPREMELY thankful for all our listeners and their wonderful stories! This week: Allegra and Ashley talk about their feelings on Pokémon Let's Go! while Simone explains the joys of the new She-Ra show on Netflix. Notes from our sponsors:LEGO: In today's show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store. With LEGO, every gift has a story. Start your story today at https://LEGO.build/Polygon-Pop
Nov 24, 2018
What the heck is Ambrosia?
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Chelsea describes the audio/visual joys of Tetris Effect, Jenna details her experience with the Fallout 76 beta, and Ashley talks about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Also there is a lot of talk about egg nog and WOW WHAT IS AMBROSIA SERIOUSLY?
Nov 16, 2018
A house divided by open-world games
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What is it about open-world games that are both so captivating and so anxiety-inducing? The cast talks about the games that do it well, the ones that surprised them, and the ones that they'll never return to again.
Nov 09, 2018
Halloween candy and horses galore
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Time to sort through all the candy goodies and find out which ones are the best. We also talk about horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, how the game is so far and the expectations we had around it. BONUS: Doki Doki Literature Club spoilercast at the end of the episode with Chelsea and Ashley!
Nov 02, 2018
Spoopy Spectacular
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Halloween comes early for The Polygon Show! This week, Chelsea discovers the joys and horrors of Doki Doki Literature Club, Ashley tries to get into horror movies again and Allegra is still afraid of a LOT of things in Majora's Mask.
Oct 26, 2018
Co-op games will kill us all
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It’s co-op game week! Chelsea recounts the terrible tales of the mistakes she’s made in GTA5 and Halo ODST, while Allegra and Simone revisit the friends they played the most co-op games with. Tune in for stories about LittleBigPlanet, SingStar, and the terrible Mario Party.
Oct 19, 2018
When Will Video Game Movies Be Good?
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Video game movies: they're awesomely bad. Simone argues for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Ashley wonders about walking sim movies, Allegra lists off her 5 ideas for Good Video Game Movies.
Oct 12, 2018
I Love JRPGs And I'm Not Ashamed
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Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Fire Emblem — JRPGs are a huge part of how some of us grew up. Here's to remembering our favorites that stand the test of time, the ones that unexpectedly hooked us and the ones that will probably never get remastered.
Oct 05, 2018
Pokémania
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How terrifying would Pokémon be in real life though? What about the best starter? And it wouldn't be 20 years of Red and Blue without some really sad and heart-warming stories about growing up with these games.
Sep 28, 2018
If cartoons taught us one thing...
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... it's that Pikachu is a... well... you'll have to listen to find out. Today's episode is all about cartoon and animation. Dragon Prince! My Hero Academia! Your letters! And lots of implied exclamation marks! (I think I've lost the thread on this description.)
Sep 21, 2018
For love of indie games
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Indie games have shaped all of us: from Gone Home, to the crappy browser games of the early 2000s. Do those count? We think so. Indie games are weird and emotional and sometimes bad and often great. This episode is all about those indies.
Sep 14, 2018
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
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Spider-Man on PS4 is a GOOD gift. It's probably one of the best superhero games to date. How does it stack up to the Batman Arkham games? We also share some touching emails from YOU about the original Spider-Man game for PS1 and other fond memories. Unrelated: We also include a brief love letter to Crazy Rich Asians.
Sep 07, 2018
Video Game Vacation
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This week we share a collection of tragic, beautiful and nostalgic stories about playing games on family vacations, odd places we've marathoned games and our favorite fictional vacation segments. It's vacation — what else are you going to do?
Aug 31, 2018
A/S/L?
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Since FlameCon 2018, we've had romance on our minds. This week, we discuss why some of us have the video game crushes we do, being on the asexual spectrum, budding love during the MMO days, and of course, the stories you sent to us.
Aug 24, 2018
The Polygon Show LIVE at FlameCon 2018
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A special bonus episode from our panel at FlameCon 2018! Presenting... Video games as the astrological signs.
Aug 23, 2018
Thanks for the MeMMOries
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It's all about MMO memories this week: the memories you sent in — of World of Warcraft and beyond — as well as sharing some of our own. Remember City of Heroes? Chelsea does. What about Gaia Online? Allegra has quite a story for everyone...
Aug 17, 2018
Esports live events... Are they GOOD?
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It's been an AGGRESSIVE summer. Evo 2018 and the Overwatch League Grand Finals have blown us all... away. What's it like to be at a live event vs. watching it on Twitch? The biggest atmosphere changes? Chelsea talks fighting game drama at Evo, Allegra compares DragonBall FighterZ to the anime and Ashley gushes about seeing OWL players in person.
Aug 10, 2018
Backlog Week
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Which games did you never get around to playing? The cast asks YOU and a variety of special guests including Jeff Kaplan (Game Director, Overwatch), Sam Barlow (Her Story), Austin Walker (Waypoint), Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) and many more!
Aug 03, 2018
Interior Design Crimes
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Ashley tried out Overwatch's newest hero, Hammond/Wrecking Ball. Allegra started Octopath Traveler. Chelsea found a VERY INTERESTING official magazine spread on who Mario's best friends and worst enemies are. Simone FREAKS OUT over the Great Interior Design Challenge on Netflix. FREAKS. OUT.
Jul 27, 2018
Yeet
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Chelsea discovers the joys of Hollow Knight while home sick. Allegra goes to Chicago for the second annual Pokémon Go Fest. Ashley makes Kiryu wear Majima's clothes and then fights Majima.
Jul 20, 2018
Several Punch Man
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Chelsea gets back into Pokémon Go. Ashley describes the joy and terror of seeing Majima Everywhere in Yakuza Kiwami. Allegra refuses to take the stealthy route in Metal Gear Solid 3 and makes a mess. Simone has more tips to help your wrist pain!
Jul 13, 2018
Put Kirby in Mario Tennis, You Cowards
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Chelsea finished her Tomb of Horrors D&amp;D campaign, Ashley can't blink while being extremely bad at Lumines, Allegra is living and breathing Mario Tennis and Simone follows up with the mystery of how party subs are created. At some point, the four of them make cat noises for a while. It's fun.
Jul 06, 2018
16 Fifth Graders Carrying a Party Sub
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Chelsea tries her luck in Dungeons and Dragon's Tomb of Horrors. Ashley tries her hand at running clubs in Yakuza 0. Simone broke her hand playing Zelda. Allegra hangs out with Captain Spirit.
Jun 29, 2018
Best of E3 and Discovering Yakuza 0
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Chelsea lists off the best of what she played at E3 while Ashley discovers the joys of Yakuza 0 and hoarding ramen in her character's inventory. No quest lines. Only snack lines.
Jun 22, 2018
E3 2018 Extravaganza
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It's E3 week! Ashley is hosting the show this week with special guests Jenna Stoeber (Video Producer, Polygon) and Julia Lee (Site lead, The Rift Herald). Simone calls in from sunny L.A. and the girls discuss their most highly anticipated games as well as the Raccoon Drama that graced the internet.
Jun 14, 2018
Firsts!
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It's our one-year anniversary! And we're getting ready for E3! So let's talk about BioShock and the Ocarina of Time. Is it all connected? Is it all not connected? Is it all not not connected?
Jun 08, 2018
A Known Goth
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Ashley goes back to Parasite Eve. Simone geeks out over Killing Eve. Chelsea has controversial opinions on Dark Souls. Allegra “discovers” Halo.
Jun 01, 2018
FAO Twigs
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Ashley mourns her PlayStation 4. Simone vents about Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze's water world. Chelsea reminds people of all the good that is Toejam and Earl. Allegra has thoughts about Detroit: Become Human Important linksTeddy Bear by AA Milne: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/teddy-bear-by-aa-milneTwo Lynxes Screaming: https://twitter.com/ABC/status/998746314207883265
May 25, 2018
Just Like Dunkirk
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What do Metal Gear Solid 3 and Dunkirk have in common? We find out, and also discuss Xbox’s new accessible controller. And twinks.
May 18, 2018
Happy Piccolo Day
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With Simone missing in action, the gang gets loopy. Ashley is still playing Destiny. Special guest Jenna is spreading the Fortnite love. Everyone has thoughts on the Met Gala. Piccolo Day is acknowledged. And most importantly, a new taste test to kick off the show.
May 11, 2018
The One About Avengers
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We saw Avengers: Infinity War! But we keep our discussion spoiler free, so no, we won't tell you how it ends. And we read some fan mail about, well, berry butts.
May 04, 2018
All Berries Have Butts
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A heated discussion on fruit butts opens this episode. Then your hosts try really, really hard (and succeed) to not spoil God of War, and Allegra talks about her game of the week: Jet Set Radio Future.
Apr 27, 2018
Press square for son action
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Jenna Stoeber joins your Polygon Pals to talk about God of War and the Nintendo Labo and definitely not about blazing it on 420.
Apr 20, 2018
Live from PAX East!
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Thank you everyone who attended our first ever live show! We had such a good time 1) embarrassing ourselves in front of 500 people and 2) meeting all of you. It was great to put a face to the uh, faceless ears who we know have been with us for ALMOST A YEAR!!!! We did something special at our first live show: we played March madness — yes in April — to figure out which video game character most deserved love. We even made a bracket and slides, which you can view along with the episode at polygon.com
Apr 13, 2018
The Fab Four?
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This week, we debate which role each member of the show would have on a "Queer Eye" show for our listeners. Chelsea talks Ni no Kuni 2, Ashley is watching Friends in order for the first time and Simone explains what constitutes "French country decor". Also "indiepocalypse" is definitely a thing, and we discuss the rapidly changing indie game scene. SHAMELESS PROMOTION: If you're going to PAX East, come watch The Polygon Show LIVE! Saturday, April 6th at 6PM! See you soon!
Apr 05, 2018
Detective Pikachu, What's Up?
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This week we're talking about Geguri and the Overwatch League, No Man's Sky coming to Xbox (and a controversial opinion from on ALLEGRA FRANK), and what the heck we should do at our live show at PAX East next week!
Mar 30, 2018
LOOK AT THIS SILVER MONKEY
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Jenna Stoeber joins the crew to talk about FORTNITE and PUBG and all the terrible, terrible collectibles that haunt us.
Mar 23, 2018
SIM CRIMES
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The Polygon Show crew talks about DRAKE PLAYING FORTNITE, Splatoon 2, and all the news from last week's Nintendo Direct.
Mar 16, 2018
Winnie the Pooh’s Existential Crisis
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Adam Moussa joins Allegra, Ashley, and Simone to hash out his Overwatch addiction. They discuss the Winnie the Pooh trailer, a dinosaur rip-off of Pokemon Go, and How To Fit In Online.
Mar 09, 2018
The Gang Goes Fishing
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This week we're talking Moss, Black Panther, and the new Overwatch hero Brigitte! Also, you can't see it, but know that Allegra's sporting an amazing Rocko's Modern Life-inspired dress during the recording of this episode.
Mar 02, 2018
An Infinity Continuum of Nuggets
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This week on The Polygon Show, we go back to answering your lovely emails and questions like “which musical do you want to see as a video game and vice versa?“. A live-action Bleach trailer, Escape Goat 2 and chicken nuggets are just some of the topics covered this time around.
Feb 23, 2018
New Diet Coke and Kingdom Hearts 3
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All is new: there are new flavors of diet coke, there's an Overwatch Lunar New Year event, and a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3. Your hosts are not new. They're the same old ones.
Feb 16, 2018
TOAD'S HEAD: Are We Feeling It?
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IT'S NOT A HAT. Or so we've been told by Nintendo. What are we to do with this information? How are we supposed to feel right now??? Sure there's other things to talk about, but that does feel most pressing. Topics discussed:Preacher Radiant HistoriaYakuza 6All Of Our AsiasToad's ... head? Thanks for listening! Tell your friends, your loved ones, and your pets about the show, rate and review us, etc. Your support means everything to us.
Feb 09, 2018
Nintendo Labo and Triforce beer
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Allegra tries Nintendo Labo and tells everyone about it. Chelsea gives Monster Hunter: World tips. Ashley learns what pairs with a beer inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Simone takes a break, and in her place, special guest Julia Alexander has feelings about The Golden Girls. Topics discussed:CelesteMetal Gear Solid 2UndertaleGrown-ishMonster Hunter: WorldNintendo LaboA new Mario filmFantastic Beasts Thanks for listening! Tell your friends, your loved ones, and your pets.
Feb 02, 2018
Monster Hunter: World and The Fall of Tony
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Welcome to your number one authority in the very best of Doug Jones. We also have some thoughts on Devilmean Crybaby, an anime with tall demons that somehow does NOT have any Doug Jones. Topics discussed:Monster Hunter: WorldDevilman CrybabyLegionDestiny 2The Shape of WaterTony Hawk's Underground 2: The Fall of Tony
Jan 26, 2018
Nintendo Labo and Hot Hand Water
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HELLO HELLO and welcome… you. I hope you have fond memories of Dinotopia — and if you don't, you will before this day is done. Topics discussed:Metal Gear Solid 2DinotopiaThe CrownPersona 4Nintendo Labo
Jan 19, 2018
New Funky Mode Edition
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We're back in the studio celebrating a new year, a new slate of Diet Coke floors, and a new Nintendo Direct Mini. What we playedThe Legend of Zelda: BEST HORSE GAME EVEROverwatchNo Escaping DestinyPersona 4Travel FrogResident Evil 7
Jan 12, 2018
Snow Bob-Omb!
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With a snow bomb cyclone hitting northeast US, our four hosts braved the comforts of their apartments for a safe and warm chat.  Games discussedZELLLLLLDAAAAAAAAAOxenfreeMonument Valley 2Persona 4Mom Hid My GameMy Brother Ate My PuddingLife Is Strange: Before the Storm
Jan 05, 2018
Oops Even More Emails
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Eater's Adam Moussa joins us for another piping hot serving of your delicious emails.
Dec 29, 2017
Merry Emails To You
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The team is over the river and through the woods, so we're hitting you with a special holiday themed Oops All Emails ep!
Dec 22, 2017
The Haunting Gaze of Beario
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He had that look you very rarely find. The haunting, haunted kind. Games discussed:EatWhat Remains of Edith FinchThe Sexy BrutaleFTLTrivia HQGetting Over ItPersona 4 GoldenSteven Universe: Save The LightGolf StoryBury Me, My Love
Dec 15, 2017
xX_tHe PoLyGoN sHoW_Xx
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This week we talk AIM away messages, Toad Head Mysteries, Horizon Zero Dawn's Meaty Thunks, and much much more! Games discussed:Emily is Away TooMonument ValleyHorizon Zero DawnWolfenstein 2: The New ColossusPreyResident Evil 7Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
Dec 08, 2017
Sign and Date Your Rocks
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It's important
Dec 01, 2017
The Mom Zone
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The hosts are off on thanksgiving break so we've prepped a very special "Oops all emails" episode for you!
Nov 23, 2017
Bear Femurs and Goblin Gizzards
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This week we learn that trash hamburgers are good for your health, try to grasp Battlefront II's inscrutable economy, and discuss our Horizon: Zero Dawn dad feelings. Games discussed:Horizon: Zero DawnBattle Chef BrigadeEarthboundSuper Mario OdysseyNier: AutomataFlipflop SolitairePokemon Ultra MoonStar Wars: Battlefront II
Nov 17, 2017
Scrambled Eggs ;-)
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Wink if you don't like eggs. Games discussed:Super Mario OdysseyBubsyNier: AutomataBury Me, My LoveOverwatch
Nov 10, 2017
It's Bubsy
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We regret to inform you that it is Bubsy.
Nov 03, 2017
Hell Day Cometh
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Marios and Wolfensteins and Assassins. Oh my!
Oct 27, 2017
Doctor Charles Entertainment Cheese
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Kneel before your robot mouse god.
Oct 20, 2017
Polygon Comes Alive
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The gang goes live on twitter for the first time to talk about shitty loot boxes, shiny Overwatch skins, and PORGS.
Oct 13, 2017
Enter The Goal Zone
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The gang reunites one last time before the pivot to video to discuss Kirby's Hole Quest, SNES Classic, and Donald Duck's indecent behavior.
Oct 06, 2017
Allegra's Marriage is a Lie
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REVEALED: The truth behind Allegra's SHAM MARRIAGE. Just when you thought you could trust again. Also, Simone's accidental dog adoption and a clarification on the nature of Jager Bombs. Games discussed: Cuphead, Butterfly Soup, Necrobarista, Final Fantasy VII, and more.
Sep 29, 2017
Oops All Emails + BeveRAGE
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The gang is scattered to the wind this week so we're giving you a heaping helping of emails! Ashley and Allegra also left us a VERY LONG voicemail message about the tasty Coke products you can only try in Japan.
Sep 22, 2017
Tara's Vape Escape
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Ashley and Allegra are far, far away, so Tara Long steps up to the mic to discuss Mario's nips, Nugget dominance, and No Man's Sky. Games discussed: Super Mario Odyssey, No Man's Sky, Persona 5, League of Legends
Sep 15, 2017
Nugs From The Deep
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On this weeks show, American McGee causes us to have a little Coke Zero accident, we wade in to the great Splatoon Nug Debate of 2017, and make plans for Simone's Katana. We also talk about some games. Games discussed: Destiny 2, Life Is Strange: Before The Storm, Tearaway Unfolded, Persona 5, Mario Kart, Kirby's Air Ride
Sep 08, 2017
Titanium Snail
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The gang reunites and dredges up a few traumatic childhood memories. Games discussed: petz, logical journal of the zoombinis, metal slug, drill dozer, persona 5, catherine
Sep 01, 2017
Hot Dad God
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Allegra and Chelsea phone in from Gamescom to chat about Monster Huntin', SNES Classic preorders, Mercy's overhaul, and living the Lucy / Ricky dream. Games discussed: Life is Strange: Before The Storm, Overwatch, Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Assassin's Creed Origins, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Aug 25, 2017
Battle Dot Restaurant
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The gang has a serious chat about domain names and how to pronounce them. Games discussed: Sonic Mania, 999, Nidhogg 2, Cooking Mama 4, Pet the Pup at The Party, Hellblade
Aug 18, 2017
Which Of My Leather Bracers Should I Wear To The Beach?
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Live from Portland, OR! The Coke Zero wars rage on. Games discussed: Overwatch, Persona 3, Ragnarok Online, Final Fantasy 8
Aug 11, 2017
Pop The Wib Wob
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Our mixing board was possessed by bony spirits and we lost the whole damn news section! here it is anyways.
Aug 04, 2017
Pale Verdant Flesh Hue
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Coke Zero. Gone, but never forgotten. Games discussed: Persona 5, Journey, Miitopia, Pokemon Go, Splatoon
Jul 28, 2017
Spyro's Olympic Medal in F*cking
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What's in the drawer, Ashley? WHAT'S IN THE DRAWER? Games Discussed: Dream Daddy, Splatoon 2, Destiny 2 Beta, Until Dawn, Wii Sports, Spyro The Dragon, Overwatch
Jul 21, 2017
It Is Dangerous To Know Too Much About Birds
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The gang chats about ugly squid kids, hot Doomfist looks, and beach episodes. Games discussed: Splatoon 2, Road Not Taken, Overwatch, Super Mario 3d World, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Fire Emblem 7, Persona 5 (of course), Mass Effect
Jul 14, 2017
Corpse Explosion
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The gang gets together to discuss DnD alignments, necromancers, slippery bandicoots, and much more. Games discussed: Wolfenstein: The New Order, Diablo III, Overwatch, Persona 5, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Spyro The Dragon, Frogger 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Final Fantasy XIII, Assassin's Creed Unity.
Jul 07, 2017
Eat the Horse Half
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What a surprise! We're talking about Persona and Overwatch. We also talk about fantasy wrestling opponents, centaur meat, and waluigi's touching walking sim.
Jun 30, 2017
Crab in a Cravat
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The gang is back from E3 to talk about Bravely Default's cast of mutant perverts, astrological correlations to overwatch mains, and fantasy guest stars.
Jun 23, 2017
You, Me, and E3
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The gang raps about their favorite E3 announcements, the best hands-on E3 experiences, and answers your E3 Questions. E3!
Jun 16, 2017
A Private Consensual Matter Between Him and The Trash Can
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This week, the gang discusses a dirty DNA man, the worst beverages, horse solitaire, and E3 preparations. Got questions or comments? Send them to polygonshow@polygon.com.
Jun 08, 2017
The Polygon Show is Coming!
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The Polygon Show is Coming!
Jun 06, 2017