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Polygon Minimap

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

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Best games news daily

By Wayne Kramer - Mar 09 2016
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By far my favorite daily games news podcast. Perfect for industry people to catch up on the latest!

One of the best

By JasonL. - Mar 08 2016
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By far my favorite Video game focused podcast!

iTunes Ratings

265 Ratings
Average Ratings
245
9
4
3
4

Best games news daily

By Wayne Kramer - Mar 09 2016
Read more
By far my favorite daily games news podcast. Perfect for industry people to catch up on the latest!

One of the best

By JasonL. - Mar 08 2016
Read more
By far my favorite Video game focused podcast!
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Polygon Minimap

Updated 2 months ago

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

Rank #1: Uncharted 4, Homefront: The Revolution, Mass Effect Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront

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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)
Mar 02 2016
11 mins
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Rank #2: The Super Bowl of Tecmo Super Bowl, Blizzard's sounds, A Brief History of Pokémon

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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)
Feb 27 2016
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: Doom, Star Wars Battlefront, Nintendo, Marvel, Fallout 4

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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)
Feb 24 2016
10 mins
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Rank #4: New Pokémon, Fallout 4's brutality, Alan Wake's rumored return, more Resident Evil

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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)
Feb 26 2016
10 mins
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Rank #5: Bethesda, Hitman, Xbox, League of Legends, free Sega games, DC's Rebirth

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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)
Feb 19 2016
18 mins
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Rank #6: Star Wars Battlefront, Game of Thrones, APA and violent games, Nintendo localizer fired

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Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. Here's what we're covering today:

### THE BIG STORIES

- Star Wars Battlefront's Supremacy mode puts Boba Fett, Luke and Vader on the largest maps (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9149075/star-wars-battlefront-supremacy-mode-maps-vader-luke-boba-fett-x-wing-tie-fighter)
- Game of Thrones' ending hides in The Lord of the Rings, George R.R. Martin says (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9147957/game-thrones-ending-jrr-martin-lord-of-the-rings-scouring-shire)
- American Psychological Association affirms link between violent games and aggression (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9149481/violent-video-games-aggression-research-review-report-apa-resolution)
- Nintendo localizer says he was fired after appearing on podcast (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9149663/nintendo-translator-fired)

### THE BEST OF THE REST

- Life is Strange: Episode Four - Dark Room review: low road (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9130223/life-is-strange-episode-4-review-dark-room)
- Toy Soldiers: War Chest lets you pit He-Man and Cobra against your wallet (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9150243/toy-soldiers-war-chest-gameplay-overview-video)
- Massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler: Get your first look at Luke Skywalker (http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/13/9150977/star-wars-force-awakensluke-skywalker-first-look-mark-hamill)
Aug 14 2015
16 mins
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Rank #8: Minimap Aug. 5: Star Wars Battlefront, Hearthstone, Halo: Battle Fleets and The International

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Minimap is your daily audio tour throught the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. Here's what we're covering today:

### The Big Stories

Star Wars Battlefront’s new Fighter Squadron mode is all about dogfights
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9099369/star-wars-battlefront-fighter-squadron-mode

It’s official: Mighty No. 9 delayed to 2016
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9099389/mighty-no-9-delayed-comcept-keiji-inafune

Hearthstone adds jousting, new monthly ranked rewards
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9099459/hearthstone-joust-ranked-rewards-blizzard-gamescom

The next story in the Halo universe will unfold on your tabletop
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9100335/halo-battle-fleets-gen-con-2015

The 2015 International Dota 2 Championships day two results: more amazing series, more stream interruptions
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9100687/the-2015-international-dota-2-championships-day-two-results-more

### The Best of the Rest:

We’ve played Dark Souls 3, and we’ve got a massive feature story on it at Polygon.com http://www.polygon.com/features/2015/8/5/9099167/dark-souls-3-preview-gameplay-bosses

Details on the next wave of Amiibo
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9100493/mario-zero-suit-samus-amiibo-release-date

We go deep on Skylanders Superchargers
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9081753/skylanders-superchargers-online-racing

Destiny: The Taken King includes a level boost to let players skip to the good stuff
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9099851/destiny-the-taken-king-level-boost

How not to suck at Rocket League
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/5/9102103/its-not-too-late-to-get-good-at-rocket-league
Aug 05 2015
16 mins
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Rank #9: Minimap Aug. 6: World of Warcraft, Stellaris, Quantum Break and The International

Aug 06 2015
23 mins
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Rank #10: Minimap July 31: Zombi, Red Ash, Star Wars Battlefront, War Thunder

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Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. Here's what we're covering today:

### THE BIG STORIES

- ZombiU coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One in August as Zombi (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9074213/zombiu-pc-ps4-xbox-one-trailer)
- Mega Man Legends spiritual successor Red Ash will be made, with or without Kickstarter (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9072853/red-ash-comcept-keiji-inafune-mega-man-legends)
- Star Wars Battlefront gets its own team deathmatch with Blast mode (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9076433/star-wars-battlefront-blast-mode)
- Rogue employee holds independent YouTube channel hostage, War Thunder CEO intervenes (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9068059/rogue-employee-holds-independent-youtube-channel-hostage-war-thunder)

### THE BEST OF THE REST

- Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review: agent in place (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9076269/mission-impossible-rogue-nation-review-agent-in-place)
- Through the dark portal in Hearthstone's latest Tavern Brawl creation (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9069559/hearthstone-tavern-brawl-portal-week-7-video)
- Naninights is diet Five Nights at Freddy's (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/9071337/naninights-five-nights-at-freddys)
- The puzzles, nostalgia and many death screens of the new King's Quest (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/29/9067719/kings-quest-episode-one-a-knight-to-remember-gameplay-overview-video)
- Exploring the 2,360 levels of N++, the final game in the series (http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/29/9070463/exploring-the-2360-levels-of-n-the-final-game-in-the-series)
Jul 31 2015
20 mins
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