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Minimap is a daily audio tour through the biggest news about video games, related technologies and culture.

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The Division, Watch Dogs, The Crew and Ubisoft's future  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - The Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/8/11179934/ubisoft-division-interview-future-watch-dogs-2) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft - Doom's multiplayer beta starts March 31 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185374/doom-multiplayer-closed-beta-date) - Chewbacca getting an origin story in Han Solo anthology movie (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185036/chewbacca-han-solo-star-wars) - Ori and the Blind Forest's Definitive Edition delayed on PC (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11186750/ori-and-the-blind-forest-definitive-edition-price-pc-delay) - The Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/8/11179934/ubisoft-division-interview-future-watch-dogs-2) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey) - Elektra and the Punisher, explained (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11181058/elektra-punisher-explained) - The making of PlayStation VR (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11174194/the-making-of-playstation-vr) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Star Wars Battlefront, Mario Kart, 38 Studios, Coleco, Fable Legends refunds  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Another Star Wars Battlefront update arrives, adds another new map (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178932/star-wars-battlefront-march-update-new-map) - Nintendo shutting down Mario Kart TV highlights service (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180256/mario-kart-tv-shutting-down-mario-kart-8) - Feds allege fraud by bank, agency who made $75 million loan to 38 Studios (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178282/38-studios-scandal-loan-lawsuit-sec-wells-fargo) - Coleco severs ties with alleged 'duct-taped' console maker (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180670/coleco-chameleon-terminated-retrovgs-closed-down) - Fable Legends closed beta goes offline next month (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11181048/fable-legends-closed-beta-shutting-down-date-refunds) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey) - Explore a deserted Brooklyn in The Division's opening hour (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180570/the-division-gameplay-first-hour-video) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Fable Legends, Lionhead, Overwatch, Coleco, Harmonix, Mad Catz, Mass Effect, Night in the Woods  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Microsoft cancels Fable Legends, plans to shut down Lionhead Studios (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172408/fable-legends-canceled-lionhead-studios-closing) - Overwatch launching May 24, open beta coming in early May (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172230/overwatch-launch-date-leaked-may-24) - Key figure quits beleaguered project to make a new Coleco console (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/5/11166982/coleco-chameleon-controversy-kickstarter-indiegogo-toy-fair) - Harmonix parts with Mad Catz, signs new co-publisher for Rock Band (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11175304/harmonix-drops-mad-catz-rock-band-4-rock-band-vr-pdp) - Mass Effect: Andromeda editor leaves BioWare — and games industry (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11174148/cameron-harris-mass-effect-andromeda-senior-editor-bioware-exit) - Polygon Backstory episode 4: Night in the Woods story writer Bethany Hockenberry (http://www.polygon.com/podcasts/2016/3/7/11174738/polygon-backstory-episode-4-night-in-the-woods-writer-bethany-hockenberry) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey) - Monster Factory: What if Dark Souls were made out of pizza? (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11173904/monster-factory-dark-souls-video-pizza) - Hitman Go: PS4/Vita Code Giveaway (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11174780/hitman-go-ps4-vita-code-giveaway) - Hitman Go: Steam Code Giveaway (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11175132/hitman-go-steam-code-giveaway) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Nintendo announces everything, Epic's co-founder takes on Microsoft, Cap'n America, The Dark Tower  

### THE BIG STORIES - Nintendo Direct March 2016: Paper Mario on Wii U, a new Monster Hunter and SNES on 3DS (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/3/11157710/nintendo-direct-march-2016) - Epic co-founder: Microsoft is plotting to monopolize game making on Windows 10 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/4/11159584/tim-sweeney-windows-10-monopoly-interview) - Joss Whedon will return to Marvel for Captain America's 75th anniversary (http://www.polygon.com/comics/2016/3/3/11157516/joss-whedon-captain-america-marvel) - This week's Cutscene: The Dark Tower, explained (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/4/11163700/cutscene-the-dark-tower-explained) ### ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS I asked some questions on today's show. Here are some things to help you do that. (HINT: click or tap or copy and paste them.) - minimap@polygon.com - @dptach ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Uncharted 4, Homefront: The Revolution, Mass Effect Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Uncharted 4 delayed again, coming to PS4 in May (http://is.gd/r5Qaso) - Homefront: The Revolution gets single-player season pass, year of free co-op content (http://is.gd/adxb9I) - Mass Effect Andromeda pegged for early 2017 launch, says EA CFO (http://is.gd/Uv9HNj) - Star Wars Battlefront's first DLC adds playable Greedo, Nien Nunb and Jabba's Palace (http://is.gd/Rg901m) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review (http://is.gd/l5RrFQ) - Did The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess get a free pass? (http://is.gd/N5mOmf) - Star Wars games get cheap in Humble Bundle sale (http://is.gd/thut6b) - Resident Evil celebrates its 20th anniversary with PlayStation sale (http://is.gd/UqZOin) - The writer who made me love comics taught me to hate them (http://is.gd/BKjvoW) - Game of Thrones releases animated shorts to refresh your memory (http://is.gd/OBAkFN)

PS4 on Mac and PC, Dark Souls 3 details, Xbox One upgrades, Quantum Break, Disney Infinity 2016  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Next PS4 update will let you play your games on Windows PC or Mac (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11137958/next-ps4-update-will-let-you-play-your-games-on-windows-pc-or-mac) - Dark Souls 3: everything we know from playing the first four hours (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11130964/dark-souls-3-feature-preview-everything-we-know-fp-firelink-shrine-stats-classes) - Phil Spencer signals Xbox One hardware upgrades (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11121666/xbox-one-hardware-upgrades-phil-spencer-microsoft) - Quantum Break looks like primetime TV rolled up inside a big action game (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11122892/quantum-break-preview) - No Disney Infinity 4.0 this year, but continued support for 3.0 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11140272/disney-infinity-4-2016) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Rock Band 4 crowdfunding campaign hopes to bring the game to PC (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/1/11139164/rock-band-4-pc-fig-harmonix-invest-kickstarter) - New Captain America: Civil War photos show off Iron Man's team (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/1/11138982/captain-america-civil-war-iron-man-marvel) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Gaben, Vive, HoloLens, PlayStation TV, PSP, Nintendo discounts  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Valve boss Gabe Newell fires host and production company after problems at the $3 million Dota 2 Shanghai Major (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/26/11120648/dota-2-shanghai-major-newell-harding-2gd-fired-perfect-world) - HTC Vive pre-orders are officially open (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/29/11132552/htc-vive-pre-orders) - HoloLens Dev Edition pre-orders open for March shipment, includes new Conker game (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/29/11132206/hololens-ship-date-games) - PlayStation TV shipments end in Japan (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/28/11129414/playstation-tv-shipments-end-in-japan) - Sony shutting down PSP's native storefront (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/29/11135200/sony-shutting-down-psp-store) - Nintendo cuts prices on favorites with Nintendo Selects line (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/29/11132510/nintendo-selects-line-release-date) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Here's how to use Apple headphones on your Xbox One controller (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/28/11129974/xbox-one-controller-apple-earpod-earbud-headphones-buzzing-noise-fix) - Video game releases for March 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/27/11122164/video-game-releases-for-march-2016) - Oscars 2016: Spotlight wins Best Picture, Leonardo DiCaprio takes Best Actor (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/29/11131748/oscars-spotlight-revenant-leonardo-dicaprio) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

The Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, Blizzard's sounds, A Brief History of Pokémon  

Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. On Fridays, it transforms into Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition. These special episodes include on-staff experts who not only talk about current events, but analyze and synthesize them. Think of Worldmap as the director's commentary for Polygon. Today, we're joined by Owen Good, who tells us about the recently departed Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, Megan Farokhmanesh, who tells us about her nearly accidental feature on Blizzard's sound department and Allegra Frank, who takes us on a brief tour through Pokémon's history. ### WORLDMAP STORIES - The Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl comes to an end (http://is.gd/tz8Pmo) - The mad scientists of Blizzard (http://is.gd/zrxA3T) - Pokémon spinoffs: A history lesson (http://is.gd/Jw9iZV) - A chronological history of Pokémon games (http://is.gd/wKVZ49) - Pokémon Sun and Moon officially unveiled, out later this year (http://is.gd/TK5Oh8) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

New Pokémon, Fallout 4's brutality, Alan Wake's rumored return, more Resident Evil  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - The next Pokémon games might be Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon (http://is.gd/T3ACa6) - Details on Fallout 4's new Survival Mode leak (http://is.gd/uB7QpO) - Alan Wake's Return trademark shows up on European database (http://is.gd/P9fcc3) - Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 are coming to PS4 and Xbox One (http://is.gd/hgMzqG) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Superhot review (http://is.gd/YWkBKh) - Pokémon spinoffs: A history lesson (http://is.gd/pOKUjw) - The mad scientists of Blizzard (http://is.gd/O1bzIz) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Fire Emblem sales, CS:GO prizes, Doom censorship, Uncharted thievery, Threes clones, Yee's sentence  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Fire Emblem Fates has series' biggest stateside debut ever (http://is.gd/oVX4Fi) - Valve boosts Counter-Strike major tournament prize pool to $1 million (http://is.gd/3iC6Sm) - Doom launching uncut in Germany — a franchise first (http://is.gd/1BCaah) - Uncharted 4 trailer contains artwork lifted from Assassin's Creed 4 (update: Naughty Dog apologizes) (http://is.gd/8w2tPN) - How a cloned iOS game helped spur a $50M investment in rising indie stars (http://is.gd/EyNh5t) - Former State Sen. Leland Yee sent to prison for 5 years in gun-running, 'shrimp boy' case (http://is.gd/HJvs3f) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Darkest Dungeon review (http://is.gd/Os1p87) - Dark Souls 3 trailer pairs fresh gameplay with a Cyndi Lauper classic (http://is.gd/ooJQSw) - PlayStation Plus' March offers include Galak-Z, Super Stardust HD (http://is.gd/2NSw60) - Last night The Flash fought King Shark, and it was glorious (http://is.gd/kJOmxk) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Doom, Star Wars Battlefront, Nintendo, Marvel, Fallout 4  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Doom pre-orders on Xbox come with original games for free (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11098920/doom-pre-orders-backward-compatible-doom-free-xbox-one) - Star Wars Battlefront's latest patch adds a film grain option and a new map (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11098504/star-wars-battlefronts-latest-patch-adds-a-film-grain-option) - Nintendo should pull a Marvel and make its own movies, producers say (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11098666/nintendo-should-pull-a-marvel-and-make-its-own-movies-producers-say) - Fallout 4's Creation Kit planned for PC around April, consoles a month later (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11101636/fallout-4s-creation-kit-planned-for-pc-around-april-consoles-a-month) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Street Fighter 5 review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/10959838/street-fighter-5-review-PS4-PC) - How to get the most out of gambling on League of Legends' Mystery Skins (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11100236/league-of-legends-mystery-skin-chests) - PlayStation Store sales cut prices on new releases, 2015's best and more (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11099646/playstation-store-sale-critics-choice-plus) - Watch Halo 5's Grifball gametype in action (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11097256/grifball-halo-5-guardians-gametype-hammer-storm-gameplay-footage) - Netflix: Everything that's coming and leaving in March (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/23/11098972/netflix-march-coming-and-leaving)

Metal Gear's no-show award, HTC Vive's price, Tecmo Madison comes to an end  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Why neither Konami nor Kojima accepted Metal Gear Solid 5's DICE award (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/22/11093896/metal-gear-solid-5-dice-award) - The HTC Vive VR headset will cost $799 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/21/11081622/the-htc-vive-vr-headset-will-cost-799) - The Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl comes to an end (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/20/11077626/tecmo-madison-last-tournament-tribute-chet-josh-holzbauer) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Far Cry Primal review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/22/11051774/far-cry-primal-review-ps4-xbox-one-pc) - Far Cry Primal beginner's guide (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/22/11095228/far-cry-primal-beginners-guide) - How Metal Gear Solid 5 inspired a bionic arm (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/2/19/10966874/metal-gear-solid-5-bionic-arm-konami) - Hello....It's ME - Joining the Polygon Video Team! (http://www.polygon.com/forums/meta/2016/2/22/11094350/hello-its-me-joining-the-polygon-video-team) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Hearthstone and its radical future, explained  

Today on Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition, Phil Kollar returns to tell us what he learned when Blizzard searched for brutal honesty by asking fans about Hearthstone's future. ### WORLDMAP STORIES - Hearthstone and community: Inside Blizzard's radical new approach to working with players (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/2/17/11003980/hearthstone-and-community-inside-blizzard-s-radical-new-approach-to ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Bethesda, Hitman, Xbox, League of Legends, free Sega games, DC's Rebirth  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Bethesda has three projects in the works 'different from anything we've done before' (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/11054262/bethesda-unannounced-projects-todd-howard) - Hitman's live events include new modes, limited time challenges (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/11054212/hitman-live-component-details-modes-features) - February Xbox update launching this week with social features and more (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/11048552/xbox-one-app-february-update-release-date) - League of Legends 2016 World Championship will take place across North America this fall (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11043046/league-of-legends-2016-world-championship-north-america-los-angeles-new-york) - Grab Sega classics Jet Set Radio and Golden Axe on Steam for free (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/16/11022130/sega-bundle-jet-set-radio-golden-axe-free-steam) - DC Comics reveals details of teased "Rebirth" event (http://www.polygon.com/comics/2016/2/18/11056802/dc-comics-rebirth-reveal) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - DICE 2016 Live (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10965368/dice-2016-gamings-brightest-gather-to-discuss-the-art-of-development) - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/10961098/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-review-xbox-one-PS4-PC) - Cobalt review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/15/10971230/cobalt-review) - The Street Fighter 5 arcade stick beginner's guide for PC (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11026692/street-fighter-5-arcade-stick-pc) - Hearthstone and community: Inside Blizzard's radical new approach to working with players (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/2/17/11003980/hearthstone-and-community-inside-blizzard-s-radical-new-approach-to) - Watch us build a castle in Fire Emblem Fates (and lay siege to someone else's) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/11046628/watch-us-build-a-castle-in-fire-emblem-fates-and-lay-siege-to-someone) - Polygon Backstory episode 3: Girls Make Games founder Laila Shabir (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/18/11054332/polygon-backstory-episode-3-girls-make-games-founder-laila-shabir) - Newsworthy: Randy Pitchford (http://www.polygon.com/podcasts/2016/2/18/11044690/polygon-newsworthy-podcast) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

CastAR, Warren Spector, The Division, Miitomo, Mass Effect, Kojima, Dark Souls, Fallout 4 DLC  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - CastAR looks to turn augmented dreams into reality (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11033542/castar-looks-to-turn-augmented-dreams-into-reality) - Warren Spector joins OtherSide Entertainment for Underworld Ascendant, System Shock 3 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11034836/warren-spector-otherside-entertainment) - The Division's DLC will launch as timed Xbox One exclusive (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11033958/the-divisions-dlc-will-launch-as-timed-xbox-one-exclusive) - Miitomo website opens, reveals what to expect from Nintendo's first app (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11032038/miitomo-pre-registration-details) - Nintendo opens registration for new Nintendo Account (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/17/11030350/nintendo-account-registration-live-miitomo) - Mass Effect: Andromeda lead writer leaves BioWare for Bungie (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/15/11010936/mass-effect-andromeda-lead-writer-bioware-bungie) - Hideo Kojima and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus reunite (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/16/11015556/hideo-kojima-norman-reedus-video-game-teaser) - Dark Souls getting Xbox One compatibility, free with Dark Souls 3 pre-order (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/16/11015920/dark-souls-xbox-one-backwards-compatible-dark-souls-3-season-pass) - Fallout 4 getting three add-ons this spring and more later, season pass price going up (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/16/11018046/fallout-4-dlc-schedule-prices-season-pass) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - DICE 2016 Live (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10965368/dice-2016-gamings-brightest-gather-to-discuss-the-art-of-development) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Minimap: Worldmap Edition takes on Overwatch and Daniel Bryan  

Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. And today, it transforms into Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition. These special episodes include on-staff experts who not only talk about current events, but analyze and synthesize them. Think of Worldmap Edition as the director’s commentary for Polygon. Today, we’re joined by Jeff Ramos, who’s big into Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. He’s playing the beta, and it’s just the latest in a long line of online multiplayers shooters. But Overwatch is special, according to Jeff. Today, he tells us why. In the second segment of this Worldmap Edition, Phil Kollar joins us to talk about the sad and hopeful story Daniel Bryan. It’s more than that, as he and Dave do their best to explain the appeal of grown men watching grown men in their underwear pretend to fight — and why, sometimes, articles like that appear on Polygon. Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. And today, it transforms into Polygon Minimap: Worldmap Edition. These special episodes include on-staff experts who not only talk about current events, but analyze and synthesize them. Think of Worldmap Edition as the director’s commentary for Polygon. Today, we’re joined by Jeff Ramos, who’s big into Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. He’s playing the beta, and it’s just the latest in a long line of online multiplayers shooters. But Overwatch is special, according to Jeff. Today, he tells us why. In the second segment of this Worldmap Edition, Phil Kollar joins us to talk about the sad and hopeful story Daniel Bryan. It’s more than that, as he and Dave do their best to explain the appeal of grown men watching grown men in their underwear pretend to fight — and why, sometimes, articles like that appear on Polygon. ### WORLDMAP STORIES - Overwatch's closed beta is back with some big changes (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10951180/overwatch-beta-february-2016-blizzard-entertainment) - Watch Blizzard's Overwatch introduction, which is basically a Pixar animated short (http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/7/7175309/overwatch-trailer-video-cinematic-pixar) - Daniel Bryan was everything great about pro wrestling, and now he's gone (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10953106/daniel-bryan-retirement-wwe) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Fallout 4, Call of Duty, free anime, Watch Dogs, Quantum break, a new Pokémon  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Fallout 4's survival mode to get 'complete overhaul' (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10973512/fallout-4-survival-mode-dlc-announcement) - New Call of Duty and Skylanders games coming this year (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10972138/new-call-of-duty-2016-skylanders-guitar-hero) - Microsoft offering free downloads of anime series for 'Anime Month' (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10967140/microsoft-offering-free-downloads-of-anime-series-for-anime-month) - Watch Dogs sequel coming before April 2017, says Ubisoft (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10966754/watch-dogs-2-ubisoft) - Quantum Break on the Xbox One comes with free PC copy, as well as Alan Wake (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10965480/quantum-break-xbox-one-pc-free-alan-wake-april-5) - Pokémon's newest legendary creature debuts this summer (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/10/10959450/pokemon-legendary-magiana-pokemon-z-gen-7) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Monster Factory: Making the smallest and tallest horrors possible in Blade & Soul (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10967058/monster-factory-blade-and-soul-video-rat-baby-succotash) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Overwatch returns, Mad Catz lays off, Star Trek revives, Oculus gets PCs, Gigantic pauses  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Overwatch's closed beta is back with some big changes (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10951180/overwatch-beta-february-2016-blizzard-entertainment) - Mad Catz laying off 37 percent of staff in restructuring after Rock Band 4 disappoints (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10954964/mad-catz-layoffs-restructuring-rock-band-4-sales) - Star Trek revival to be led by Hannibal creator (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10951426/star-trek-bryan-fuller-showrunner-cbs-all-access) - Here are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles, which you can pre-order Feb. 16 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10951380/oculus-rift-ready-pc-pre-order-asus-alienware-dell) - Studio behind Gigantic announces wide-scale, 'temporary' layoffs (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10953884/motiga-layoffs-gigantic-delay) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Daniel Bryan was everything great about pro wrestling, and now he's gone (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10953106/daniel-bryan-retirement-wwe) - Firewatch is burning down our game review podcast, Quality Control (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10954872/firewatch-is-burning-down-our-game-review-podcast-quality-control) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

Mad Catz, Hitman, GameTrailers, Red Dead Redemption, Unsung Story  

Here's what we're covering in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. ### THE BIG STORIES - Mad Catz CEO and chairman resign day before earnings report (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10939752/mad-catz-executive-board-changes-rock-band-4-earnings) - The Hitman beta tells the story of how 47 got his start (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10938950/hitman-beta-video-47-origins) - GameTrailers shuts down after 13-year run (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10944452/gametrailers-shuts-down-after-13-year-run) - Microsoft responds to, apologizes for, Red Dead Redemption's brief backward compatibility (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10936850/red-dead-redemption-backward-compatibility-xbox-360-microsoft) - Development has stopped on Unsung Story, studio tells Kickstarter donors (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10937186/development-has-stopped-on-unsung-story-studio-tells-kickstarter-donors) ### THE BEST OF THE REST - Sonic the Hedgehog's long, great, rocky history (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10756318/sonic-the-hedgehog-great-rocky-history) - Firewatch review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10900796/firewatch-review-pc-ps4-playstation-4-campo-santo) - Unravel review (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10906102/unravel-review-xbox-one-ps4-PC) - Watch Dark Souls 3's haunting opening cinematic (http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10937368/dark-souls-3-opening-cinematic-english) ### BECOME A MINIMAPPER We'd love to count you as a daily Minimap listener. You can subscribe to the podcast wherever you like with these links: - iTunes (http://itunes.com/minimap) - RSS for your podcast player of choice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PolygonMinimapDaily) - SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/polygon-minimap) - Polygon (http://polygon.com/minimap)

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