The 10 best Metroidvanias to play right now

There is arguably no more idiosyncratic descriptor in the entirety of gaming than “Metroidvania.” A portmanteau of the beloved Metroid and Castlevania franchises, the term refers primarily, though not exclusively, to a subgenre of side-scrolling action-adventure games that emphasize nonlinear exploration and utility-based progression. Over the last two decades, Metroidvanias …

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Jesse Plemons’ Civil War character says the quiet part out loud

Jesse Plemons is a brilliant actor. He’s also one of our most memeable stars. It’s not that he’s super expressive — quite the opposite, in fact. He’s usually quite placid, and almost hesitant in his line deliveries. He takes his time. But, whether he’s playing a timid everyman in The …

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The best sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix this April

Greetings, Polygon readers! This weekend sees the release of not one, but two sci-fi epics in the form of Dune: Part Two and Rebel Moon Part Two: The Scargiver on VOD and streaming. If neither of those strikes your fancy, don’t worry; we’ve once again descended into the backlog of …

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Pokémon Go Bellsprout Community Day guide

Pokémon Go is having a Bellsprout Community Day event on April 20 from 2-5 p.m. in your local time. As expected with a Community Day event, Bellsprout will spawn in huge numbers in Pokémon Go with a high chance for it to appear shiny. There are also several other bonuses …

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Help, the Rebel Moon franchise has fallen and it can’t get up!

Last December’s Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire was a paint-by-numbers space opera filled in with Zack Snyder’s maximalist colors. Pitched as “Seven Samurai but make it Star Wars” (literally, to Lucasfilm), the finished product was at best a violent B-movie mashup and at worst an expensive Asylum-esque …

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Take-Two wins lawsuit over LeBron James’ tattoos

A jury voted unanimously on Friday in favor of Take-Two Interactive Software and rejected tattoo artist Jimmy Hayden’s claims that the video game maker violated copyrights when recreating Los Angeles Lakers supersatar LeBron James in its NBA 2K series. After a week in Ohio court, the jury determined Take-Two has …

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The Sony Inzone buds are on sale for their lowest price ever

If you hurry, you can currently pick up a pair of our favorite gaming earbuds, the Sony Inzone Buds, for their lowest price ever. For a limited time, the $199.99 wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds can be purchased direct from Sony for just $179.99. They’re a true multi-purpose solution as well, since …

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