NBA 2K21’s next-gen career mode is a rollicking reunion of fictitious stars

In the locker room tunnel of an unremarkable minor league arena, the expanded narrative of NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X leads to you thinking you made the wrong choice, turning professional immediately out of high school. Your world-weary coach mutters at the trash left by hockey...

Tiny MMO Book Of Travels reveals a new 30 minutes of magic and exploration

Might And Delight of Shelter series fame have been working on the lovely online game Book Of Travels that they call a TMO or “tiny multiplayer online” game which I very much hope becomes a thing. They’ve just revealed a whole half hour of gameplay narrated by creative director Jakob Tuchten...

Xbox update brings preloading to Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install certain games before they launch on the subscription service, thanks to the Xbox console update rolling out to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S beginning today. The customary November dashboard update, arriving on the last day of the month, offers additional...

Why Animal Crossing fans are arguing over ‘space buns’

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big winter update was the cause of much celebration in November, as the new hair options meant that some Black fans could more fully depict themselves in-game. But what was meant to be an inclusive addition to the life simulator has turned contentious, especially as non-Black...

Rainbow Six Siege season Neon Dawn launches tomorrow

Right about now I hear “neon” and I think “cyberpunk” but hold up, Neon Dawn is the next season of Rainbow Six Siege and it launches tomorrow. Ubisoft have detailed exactly when you can expect them to deploy the dawn and how big the update will be. You’ll be up against...

The Vtuber takeover of 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, the friendliest war ever conducted between Canadians and Americans commenced. And while not the most expensive war in total, the exuberance of its armaments left its primary target, a pink-haired digital goth girl, aghast. Calliope Mori was, at that point, a newly minted streamer who was...

Colonial fantasy RPG GreedFall will launch an expansion

Fantasy colonial RPG GreedFall launched back in September 2019 with a modest splash. I thought perhaps we’d heard the end of the latest game made by Spiders but the developers have now announced that they’re actually planning new content and an expansion. It comes alongside the announcement that Spiders will...

We all seem to agree you should really watch How to with John Wilson

As usual, we started off the week by surveying the Polygon staff to see what people have been watching — whether they’re on top of the latest cultural controversy about a virally popular Netflix series, discovering an animated gem ahead of the latest season, or educating themselves in older genre...

The best gaming and TV deals of 2020

The end of the year used to be marked with short sales events, but come Black Friday, deals on video games, TVs, tabletop games, streaming devices, and more seem to last until the year is over. Sale events that usually lasted a day or two are now weeklong events with...

Cyberpunk 2077 will let players bring game saves forward to PS5, Xbox Series X

Players who start their Cyberpunk 2077 journey on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to continue playing on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X when they’re ready. Developer CD Projekt Red made the process for migrating saved games clear in a pair of instructional posts dated Nov. 27....