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Endorsed: The plight of gaming’s contract workers
6 months ago

Endorsed: The plight of gaming’s contract workers

Perhaps it’s fate that Polygon would choose this week of all weeks to run a piece of longform concerning the gaming industry’s practice of using contractors to save on game production as much as possible. We’re now comfortably in the awkward lull between the big hits of November and the silent but important February releases that are coming our way in 2017. Right now seems a perfectly good time to reflect on how our games get made. Especially as people who work for Crytek examine what to do now that it’s announced plans to close five different studios.
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Come get you some: Microsoft Black Friday Sale is legit
7 months ago

Come get you some: Microsoft Black Friday Sale is legit

By  •  Deals, This Week

The Microsoft Black Friday Sale has spread to apps, games, movies and music in the Windows Store.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Free NBA 2K17 Weekend
7 months ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Free NBA 2K17 Weekend

By  •  In General

If you don’t have much in the way of video games to play this weekend, Microsoft has you covered with more than its Xbox Black Friday 2016 deals. It’s Free NBA 2K17 Weekend again folks.
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Deal Alert: Xbox Black Friday 2016 arrives a week Battlefield 1 on the cheap in tow
7 months ago

Deal Alert: Xbox Black Friday 2016 arrives a week Battlefield 1 on the cheap in tow

By  •  Deals, Xbox Games

If there were some Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Windows PC games that you thought about getting your hands on at some point in the last six months, now is the time to move on them. Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox Black Friday 2016 deals and promotions a full week before you can expect savings from everyone else. We’re talking Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 for $75 dollars, up to 60% discounts on games released last calendar year, and entire movie purchases for just $4.99.
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The Culture: Can we talk about this Power Rangers movie trailer?
9 months ago

The Culture: Can we talk about this Power Rangers movie trailer?

By  •  In General

Now, I’m not saying that I still watch Power Rangers. When Disney purchased the rights to the franchise I bailed out. Power Rangers Jungle Fury remains the most hilarious idea to ever escape a writing room and make it to television. Some years back, Saban Entertainment managed to purchase the Power Rangers franchise back from Disney. Since it worked on a Power Rangers movie ever since. Over the weekend we got a chance to finally see some live action trailer from this coming movie.
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The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE
11 months ago

The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE

Say that the Xbox One is too big. Say that the Xbox 360 was too unreliable early on. What you can’t say is that Xbox LIVE, the service that powers the online gaming and media experience for millions of users across the world, wasn’t a game changer when it debuted with the first-generation Xbox.
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Free ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and Digimon arrive with Microsoft’s Anime Month savings
12 months ago

Free ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and Digimon arrive with Microsoft’s Anime Month savings

By  •  Deals, Xbox Video

Someone at Microsoft Movies & TV enjoys mind honoring Anime Month in a big way. For years, the video streaming service has offered up free episodes of Anime classics to users of Xbox One, Windows PCs and more during this time of the year. This week, the service kicked off its biggest Anime Month celebration in recent memory. Anime Month in Microsoft Movies & TV packs discounts on Bleach, Psycho and Blood Lad. There’s also some free Dragon Ball Z for fans to claim.
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The sands of time have finally claimed the Xbox 360
1 year ago

The sands of time have finally claimed the Xbox 360

Microsoft dropped a major bombshell on longtime fans of its Xbox consoles this morning. The Xbox 360, the console that turned Xbox into a household name and solidified the repuation of Xbox Live, won’t be made anymore.
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