Xbox Games With Gold opens 2023 with two more from the bargain bin

If you were hoping Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass subscribers would start off 2023 by getting a couple of AAA games from Games With Gold, or maybe a well known indie, well ... you probably know where this is headed. The two titles Xbox Live Gold subscribers (it’s included...

After Genshin Impact, Final Fantasy 14’s demands are a breeze

Final Fantasy 14 and Genshin Impact are both behemoths. Although developer Hoyoverse released Genshin just two years ago, the game has grown to include several giant regions and features a regular cycle of new content and events every six weeks. Similarly, Square Enix released Final Fantasy 14 in 2010 (and...

Every new movie you can watch at home this weekend

Happy New Year, Polygon readers! After the flurry of new movies arriving at home for the Christmas season, we’re in a bit of a slower season of new movie releases at home. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any to watch, however! Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) has a new movie out...

Xbox Games With Gold lived in Game Pass’ shadow in 2022

You may have noticed that Polygon didn’t do an analysis of what Xbox Live’s Games With Gold program offered in 2022, like it did for PlayStation Plus Essential. Honestly, it’s because expectations of that catalog are now so low — and Microsoft doesn’t seem interested in beating them — that...

The new PS Plus still couldn’t compete with Xbox Game Pass in 2022

PlayStation Plus Essential — what everyone used to call good ol’ PlayStation Plus — once again turned in an outstanding roster of free games for players who subscribe, and of course, players have to subscribe if they want multiplayer access. But at the subscription’s new Extra and Premium tiers of...

The best movies on Netflix right now

What’s the best movie I can watch on Netflix? We’ve all asked ourselves this question only to spend the next 15 minutes scrolling through the streaming service’s oddly specific genre menus and getting overwhelmed by the constantly shifting trend menus. Netflix’s huge catalog of movies continues to expand day by...

PlayStation Plus hands out Fallout 76 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in January

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Bethesda Softworks’ Fallout 76 headline games PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers get access to beginning Jan. 2, Sony announced on Wednesday. They’re joined by Axiom Verge 2, the side-scrolling indie Metroidvania that launched in 2021. Fallen Order needs little introduction; it’s a Star Wars adventure...

How to open that locked door in Destiny 2’s Operation: Seraph Station

Bungie released one of its silliest, arguably best rewards yet into Destiny 2 on Tuesday, Dec. 27. After shooting down a host of collectibles and making your way through the “Operation: Seraph’s Shield” mission for the umpteenth time, you can unlock your very own robot dog to chill with in...

PlayStation Plus’ free games for 2022: The most value for the least cost

PlayStation Plus’ midyear rebranding and relaunch landed with a thud. The service, necessary for pretty much every multiplayer game on the PlayStation 4 and PS5, lost two million paying subscribers — and that figure comes from Sony. The company did see an increase in its PS Plus revenue for the...