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A daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.

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A daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.

    The Division, Watch Dogs, The Crew and Ubisoft's future

    The Division, Watch Dogs, The Crew and Ubisoft's future

    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 Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/8/11179934/ubisoft-division-interview-future-watch-dogs-2)

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    • 27 min
    Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft

    Doom, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft

    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, Chewbacca, Ori, The Division and the future of Ubisoft
    - Doom's multiplayer beta starts March 31 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185374/doom-multiplayer-closed-beta-date)
    - Chewbacca getting an origin story in Han Solo anthology movie (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11185036/chewbacca-han-solo-star-wars)
    - Ori and the Blind Forest's Definitive Edition delayed on PC (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11186750/ori-and-the-blind-forest-definitive-edition-price-pc-delay)
    - The Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/3/8/11179934/ubisoft-division-interview-future-watch-dogs-2)

    ### THE BEST OF THE REST

    - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey)
    - Elektra and the Punisher, explained (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11181058/elektra-punisher-explained)
    - The making of PlayStation VR (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/9/11174194/the-making-of-playstation-vr)

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    • 20 min
    Star Wars Battlefront, Mario Kart, 38 Studios, Coleco, Fable Legends refunds

    Star Wars Battlefront, Mario Kart, 38 Studios, Coleco, Fable Legends refunds

    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

    - Another Star Wars Battlefront update arrives, adds another new map (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178932/star-wars-battlefront-march-update-new-map)
    - Nintendo shutting down Mario Kart TV highlights service (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180256/mario-kart-tv-shutting-down-mario-kart-8)
    - Feds allege fraud by bank, agency who made $75 million loan to 38 Studios (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178282/38-studios-scandal-loan-lawsuit-sec-wells-fargo)
    - Coleco severs ties with alleged 'duct-taped' console maker (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180670/coleco-chameleon-terminated-retrovgs-closed-down)
    - Fable Legends closed beta goes offline next month (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11181048/fable-legends-closed-beta-shutting-down-date-refunds)

    ### THE BEST OF THE REST

    - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey)
    - Explore a deserted Brooklyn in The Division's opening hour (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11180570/the-division-gameplay-first-hour-video)

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    • 14 min
    Fable Legends, Lionhead, Overwatch, Coleco, Harmonix, Mad Catz, Mass Effect, Night in the Woods

    Fable Legends, Lionhead, Overwatch, Coleco, Harmonix, Mad Catz, Mass Effect, Night in the Woods

    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

    - Microsoft cancels Fable Legends, plans to shut down Lionhead Studios (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172408/fable-legends-canceled-lionhead-studios-closing)
    - Overwatch launching May 24, open beta coming in early May (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11172230/overwatch-launch-date-leaked-may-24)
    - Key figure quits beleaguered project to make a new Coleco console (update) (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/5/11166982/coleco-chameleon-controversy-kickstarter-indiegogo-toy-fair)
    - Harmonix parts with Mad Catz, signs new co-publisher for Rock Band (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11175304/harmonix-drops-mad-catz-rock-band-4-rock-band-vr-pdp)
    - Mass Effect: Andromeda editor leaves BioWare — and games industry (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11174148/cameron-harris-mass-effect-andromeda-senior-editor-bioware-exit)
    - Polygon Backstory episode 4: Night in the Woods story writer Bethany Hockenberry (http://www.polygon.com/podcasts/2016/3/7/11174738/polygon-backstory-episode-4-night-in-the-woods-writer-bethany-hockenberry)

    ### THE BEST OF THE REST

    - The secret podcast and Minimap survey (http://bit.ly/minimapsurvey)
    - Monster Factory: What if Dark Souls were made out of pizza? (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11173904/monster-factory-dark-souls-video-pizza)
    - Hitman Go: PS4/Vita Code Giveaway (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11174780/hitman-go-ps4-vita-code-giveaway)
    - Hitman Go: Steam Code Giveaway (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/7/11175132/hitman-go-steam-code-giveaway)

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    • 22 min
    Nintendo announces everything, Epic's co-founder takes on Microsoft, Cap'n America, The Dark Tower

    Nintendo announces everything, Epic's co-founder takes on Microsoft, Cap'n America, The Dark Tower

    ### THE BIG STORIES

    - Nintendo Direct March 2016: Paper Mario on Wii U, a new Monster Hunter and SNES on 3DS (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/3/11157710/nintendo-direct-march-2016)
    - Epic co-founder: Microsoft is plotting to monopolize game making on Windows 10 (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/4/11159584/tim-sweeney-windows-10-monopoly-interview)
    - Joss Whedon will return to Marvel for Captain America's 75th anniversary (http://www.polygon.com/comics/2016/3/3/11157516/joss-whedon-captain-america-marvel)
    - This week's Cutscene: The Dark Tower, explained (http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/4/11163700/cutscene-the-dark-tower-explained)

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    • 23 min
    Uncharted 4, Homefront: The Revolution, Mass Effect Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront

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

    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)

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

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Best gaming news specific podcast

Love the show. Dave is trying something new. All I want is the news and reaction to the news.

Polygon employs the best game writers. Dave reads some of their writing and he is good at it.

Too much Star Wars though. Way too much. The rest is great.

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Let Dave catch you up on gaming news

I read Polygon daily, and even so I still listen to Dave Tach’s Minimap every day. It’s a great way to catch up on news that I might’ve missed, or that didn’t catch my attention but turned out to be interesting. Dave has a great voice and a good sense of humor. I especially love Minimap’s Worldmap editions, where the author of a recent Polygon article come on the show to discuss it with Dave. Highly recommended show!

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