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Senior reporter Charlie Hall and guides editor Dave Tach host in-depth conversations each week about the latest games, movies, comics, and gear reviewed and recommended by the Polygon team. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    • 4.6 • 43 Ratings

Senior reporter Charlie Hall and guides editor Dave Tach host in-depth conversations each week about the latest games, movies, comics, and gear reviewed and recommended by the Polygon team. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    A special episode with Justin McElroy

    A special episode with Justin McElroy

    After 192 episodes and millions of downloads, Polygon's Quality Control is going on hiatus. To celebrate we brought back creator Justin McElroy. Until the next time we've got a game, a movie, or anything at all to talk about, thanks to you at home for listening.
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    • 28 min
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Managing editor Chelsea Stark stops by to discuss her review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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    • 21 min
    Just Cause 4

    Just Cause 4

    Just Cause 4 is good. Right up until it isn't.
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    • 18 min
    Battlefield 5

    Battlefield 5

    Polygon's review of Battlefield 5.
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    • 25 min
    Pokémon: Let's Go! the audiobook

    Pokémon: Let's Go! the audiobook

    An audiobook version of Polygon's Pokémon: Let's Go! review.
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    • 13 min
    Fallout 76 beta

    Fallout 76 beta

    This week on Polygon’s Quality Control podcast, we’re joined by Jenna Stoeber and Tara Long. Between the two of them, they’ve spent dozens of hours in the Fallout 76 beta, so who better to bring onto the show to discuss it.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Joshubuh ,

It's about ethics in games journalism

Game reviewers - what a bunch of con-artists. Driving around in their Lamborghinis, bought by AAA studios and backhanders from popular suppliers of chips and soda.

Well not anymore! Justin McElroy lifts the lid, parts the kimono and sometimes goes completely transparent in his interrogation of the illusive and secretive world of saying whether a game is good or not.

A perfect podcast.

4/5

Polygon's Quality Control was reviewed based on the 65 episodes available at the time of writing that this reviewer has only listened to 10 of.

Roth Dog ,

Pretentious non-gamers?

I used to be a fan of this podcast, but in the last few episodes (as of Nov 18), I find myself increasingly frustrated when listening to the host and guest(s) discussing a game they do not seem to have researched. Often talking about a game and claiming a certain feature doesn’t exist (when it does) or complaining why something is the way it is when there have been articles that have already explained the reason.

This just feels like two pretentious non gamers frequently down on the games they discuss, unless it’s an indie darling.

Also, an increasingly negative podcast. Try and lighten up and find the good in games, jeez.

Surfdog2005 ,

Grear surprise

I searched fortnite into the search bar clicked on the first one and it was a great surprise to hear Justin’s voice because I have been listening to the adventure zone from start to finish (I’m currently in the middle of suffering game) after listening to mbmbam. This is just another great podcast with him.

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