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The Polygon Show

Every Friday, Polygon's Simone de Rochefort, Allegra Frank, and Chelsea Stark 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.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Is... Bad?

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 & Earl, and all three of them recap their amazing weekends in Seattle attending PodCon 2019.SHOW NOTES:Allegra's full written review of Kingdom Hearts 3:https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2019/1/24/18195478/kingdom-hearts-3-review-xbox-one-playstation-4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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A house divided by open-world games

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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All Berries Have Butts

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Polygon and the Princesses of Power

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

30 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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What the heck is Ambrosia?

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Monster Hunter: World and The Fall of Tony

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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Crab in a Cravat

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

23 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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When Eevee Was There

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Ditto Is Alcohol

Ashley discovers a screaming goat game in a supermarket and the gang gives their spoiler-freethoughts on the new film Detective Pikachu. Closing out the episode, all four (Allegra tuned in this week!) hosts give their spoiler-filledthoughts on the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tpsHey 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 podx.com That’s P-O-D-X dot com!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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

17 May 2019

Rank #10

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EVERYONE HAS 99 FRIENDS

This week on the Polygon Show Chelsea gives her thoughts on the new hot battle royale games that are sweeping the nation, Tetris Effect and Apex Legends. Then Allegra talks about Hulu's new coming of age comedy, PEN15. In addition to that Allegra also talks about her experience playing Resident Evil 2. Then to wrap it all up, Simone gives her thoughts on season 2 of the Netflix animated series, The Dragon Prince. Also, Beverage Talk™ returns when Simone cracks open a nice warm Natty Light on the show lmao.SHOW NOTESPODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tpsPolygon Show at PAX East! Friday at 5 p.m. - BOBCAT!Vox Media at SXSW: voxmediaevents.com/sxsw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Crime Time

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Eat the Horse Half

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

30 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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Polygon Show 100th Episode Special: Ryme City Crime

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!PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tpsHey 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 podx.com That’s P-O-D-X dot com!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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

24 May 2019

Rank #14

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Pouring Vodka With A Trackpad

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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Simone and Ashley's E3 2019 Scramble

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Inflatable Clown

Don't worry, there will be no scary clown talk. Only good clown talk. Kind of.Games talk: Wandersong, Persona 4 GoldenTV talk: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2, Game of Thrones spoilercastOkay, it's not a real clown that we talk about.PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tpsHey 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 podx.com That’s P-O-D-X dot com!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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 19mins

10 May 2019

Rank #17

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Corpse Explosion

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Lumpy Blue Goku

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.TIMECODES- Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Review: 29:22-Game of Thrones S8E03 Spoiler Review: 1:04:35PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: http://podx.com/tpsHey, 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 podx.com That’s P-O-D-X dot com!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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 19mins

3 May 2019

Rank #19

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An Open World Game Has Stressed Me Out

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #20