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The Polygon Show

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Every Friday, Polygon's Simone de Rochefort, Allegra Frank, and Chelsea Stark talk about what's new and weird in video games. Expect goofs, the occasional soft drink-related tirade, and a lot of laughs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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It’s time for our yearly and yet non-traditional awards show! Tune in to hear Allegra, Simone, and Chelsea hand out awards for games and TV, and for some reason, no movies. Not sure what happened there. See you in 2020! The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This show is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone de Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ahead of the holiday season, let’s look back at a brief history of Krampus, the anti-Santa.  Listen to all the episodes of The History of Fun on Apple or Pocketcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Simone de Rochefort wasn’t allowed to play violent games growing up, so GoldenEye 007 on the N64 – one of the very first first-person-shooter games – wasn’t exactly her parents’ cup of tea. This week we’ll return to History of Fun’s deep dive on how one of the most popular games of our childhood was developed. Listen to all the episodes of The History of Fun on Apple or Pocketcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Let’s revisit the story of Neopets, the craze that swept the internet. In today’s episode, we’ll revisit Allegra’s penchant for Neopet theft, as well as the connections between Neopets and Scientology. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I Call It Mold World

I Call It Mold World

2019-11-0855:28

This week we’re talking about a HORRIBLE BOSS FIGHT in Remedy’s Control, and Allegra’s rollicking good time in Ring Fit Adventure! Chelsea has also been playing Outer Worlds and What the Golf and you’ll never guess which one she hasn’t been enjoying, oh dear. The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone de Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shiny Mads Mikkelsen

Shiny Mads Mikkelsen

2019-11-0158:143

Brian David Gilbert joins The Polygon Show this week and tries to convince Simone and Allegra to play Hideo Kojima's latest game, Death Stranding. Spoiler Alert: it's BONKERS. Later on, Allegra gives us her thoughts on the final season of Bojack Horseman and also her experience playing the cute pug dating sim, Hot Date. The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Simone de Rochefort, and special guest Brian David Gilbert! It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
C-3PO IS ON DEATHWATCH

C-3PO IS ON DEATHWATCH

2019-10-2551:331

Pokemon Go is having its Halloween event, and we’re helping Allegra get a shiny Halloween Charmander. Next up, Luigi has a game, Mario has a game… what about Peach? We’re brainstorming what Peach’s first solo title should be. We also talk about the new Star Wars trailer and a little game called Islanders. The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone de Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
She cute. She shoot.

She cute. She shoot.

2019-10-1846:492

Everyone is sick as heck, so Chelsea was joined by Jenna and Polygon’s Emily Heller. Emily talked about the very good dog who is also a decorated war hero in Wargroove. Chelsea talked Luigi’s Mansion 3, and the gang discussed Halloween events good and bad (Overwatch, Two Dots) as well as more seasonally appropriate scary movies. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Chelsea Stark, and special guests Jenna Stoeber & Emily Heller. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It Good. It Spooky.

It Good. It Spooky.

2019-10-1101:03:421

Jenna joins Allegra and Chelsea this week to talk about spooky multiplayer game Man of Medan. Chelsea has been playing Link’s Awakening on Nintendo Switch, and Jenna shares some context from the 30-year-old Game Boy original version. Allegra breaks down Joker in a very spoiler-heavy segment, and Chelsea continues her Apple Arcade updates with Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Polygon's best horror movies on Netflix list: https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/11/20908495/best-horror-movies-netflix We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and special guest Jenna Stoeber. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Sticky Spot

The Sticky Spot

2019-10-0442:42

This week we’ve got a batch of Jeff Ramos Approved indie games that are a delight to play! Simone is wilding in Wilmot’s Warehouse, and Allegra is digging the noir mystery game Later Alligator, and the zeitgeisty Untitled Goose Game. Also, there’s a sticky spot. It’s bad. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone de Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pure Fitness

Pure Fitness

2019-09-2746:392

This week we’re discussing Apple's brand-spanking-new Arcade, and a couple of the games available in it. Namely, Sayonara Wild Hearts and Cards of Darkness, both of which are EXCELLENT. And then, Allegra discusses her sweaty adventures with Nintendo’s Ring Fit. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Duck Hunt, Suck Hunt

Duck Hunt, Suck Hunt

2019-09-2046:111

This week on The Polygon Show we talk about A Short Hike, a cute and soothing game that is exactly what it sounds like. Allegra, meanwhile, has confronted Banjo Kazooie in Smash, and she doesn’t like what she sees. Finally, everyone has finally watched Barry! Yay! Links: https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/14/20864555/a-short-hike-how-to-do-nothing-impressions The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone De Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we’re talking about the Steven Universe movie, and we’ve got more feelings on Control and other haunted houses. And OH YEAH, THERE’S A NEW FINAL FANTASY VII TRAILER, HAS EVERYONE SEEN RENO? The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone De Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
High Elf

High Elf

2019-09-0641:001

Control is getting all of the Game of the Year buzz right now, so Simone, Chelsea, and Allegra are here to discuss its gameplay, comparisons to Twin Peaks, and the weirdness of it all (with no spoilers… for now). Next, Allegra has watched The Dark Crystal Netflix series and it might be the only fantasy series she likes. The reason will surprise you. Or horrify you. Whichever. The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and everywhere else podcasts are found. If you like what you hear, let us know! We also very much appreciate the rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts — seriously, every little bit helps! This week’s episode is hosted by Allegra Frank, Chelsea Stark, and Simone De Rochefort. It is produced by Jelani Carter and Ross Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Little Baby Solar System

Little Baby Solar System

2019-08-3049:321

Allegra, Simone, and Chelsea see Outer Wilds and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the end, with a spoiler-heavy discussion of Odyssey to end the show. Also: Nintendo Switch Lite hands-on, and Invader Zim: Enter the Florbus. Please marvel at this Pokémon Birthday Chart: https://twitter.com/greatmaccao/status/1166362696276762625 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Simsations

Simsations

2019-08-2345:331

GiantBomb’s ABBY RUSSELL joins Chelsea and Simone on this week’s show! We talk about Her Story successor Telling Lies, which everyone is now really pumped for, as well as The Sims and Dicey Dungeons. Finally, everyone has now seen The Favourite and it’s on HBO, so let’s dish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chip Chip Fall in Love

Chip Chip Fall in Love

2019-08-1657:47

Allegra tries to explain inscrutable puzzle game Intelligence Qube, but ends up ranking all the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies instead. We also have two special guests! Entertainment reporter Petrana Radulovic launches a valiant defense of Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Blue Lions, and intern Palmer Haasch educates us all on Ouran High School Host Club. And Rocko’s Modern Life brings up an important generational divide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s Nintendo all the way down on today’s show! We’re talking hell levels on Mario maker, Allegra’s new worst enemy in Mario Kart 8, and of course, we have to return to Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We’ve got a great idea for the next Fire Emblem game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hot Boy School

Hot Boy School

2019-08-0241:011

Which boy should Allegra date in Fire Emblem: Three Houses? This is the definitive review of the new tactical JRPG, and especially the boys in it. Plus, Chelsea got real lucky in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online, and Simone is just existing, you know? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As part of Polygon’s SDCC programming, Chelsea sat down with Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack. He talked about his upcoming Adult Swim show, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, his career, and how he creates work he doesn’t have to compromise on. This episode was recorded live at the TCL Chinese Theater at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (11)

Samuel Barker

You can't complain about a game's story when you SKIP ALL OF THE STORY.

Aug 14th
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H.C. Vlach

Great chill show.

Jul 17th
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Mitch Keith

these girls are cringe as fuck

Jan 2nd
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Lauren w

its funny because i started watching anime in middle school and the second i started college this year i got back into naruto. what the fuck

Sep 21st
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Lauren w

in simone's defense, i love to peel grapes

Sep 12th
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Sean Keane

can I get 6. no sorry to be such a specific character in 97

Sep 10th
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Sara Jia

This show is so goddamn good, y’all.

Sep 7th
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Brandon Hunt

Balto nooooooooo

Jul 30th
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