Pokemon Go vs Other Apps

See how Pokemon Go stacks up against the most popular apps of all time

See how Pokemon Go stacks up against the most popular apps of all time

By on July 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Unless you’ve been off-planet for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard about the unrivaled popularity of Pokemon Go. No one expected the app to fail, but it’s impossible to predict this kind of success either.

In fact, even at this relatively early stage Pokemon Go is already considered to be the most popular mobile game in the history of smartphones. So what exactly does that mean, relative to other popular smartphone games?

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Amazon Video Netflix Offline Viewing

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

By on July 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

Netflix is great, and all but there’s one feature the company has yet to offer to its subscribers, one that Amazon’s streaming services already has. Better yet, Amazon is preparing to improve it significantly, as long as you use Amazon Video on an Android device. More →

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Hit List

Star Wars Episode VIII Luke Rey

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will answer our biggest questions right out of the gate

By on July 18, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will answer our biggest questions right out of the gate

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a massive hit for Disney, which managed to keep a tight lid on plot leaks. Going into the movie, we didn’t even know Luke would make an appearance — and that cliffhanger left us with many unanswered questions.

The good news is that we’re going to get answers to those burning questions as soon as Episode VIII starts. More →

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Indiana Jones Movie Universe

‘Indiana Jones’ could be getting its own cinematic universe

By on July 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

‘Indiana Jones’ could be getting its own cinematic universe

There are few film trilogies more beloved than Indiana Jones. Even the tragic misstep that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull didn’t do much to temper the excitement that fans have for the characters and the franchise, which is why most of us didn’t bat an eye when Disney announced plans for a fifth movie.

Bringing Harrison Ford back for one last adventure could give Disney a chance to send the series out on a high note, but based on comments from the Lucasfilm Story Group at Star Wars Celebration this weekend, the fifth movie might be the beginning of a much larger cinematic universe, rather than the end of the story.

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Game Changers

Netflix Password Sharing Legal

Sharing is fine, but there’s one thing Netflix won’t let you do with your password

By on July 18, 2016 at 2:09 PM.

Sharing is fine, but there’s one thing Netflix won’t let you do with your password

Netflix password sharing is a common phenomenon, and practically everyone does it. It’s the only way to access the service free of charge. If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s a paying subscriber to Netflix, then all you need is his or her password to get in on the action. There’s legal precedent that makes Netflix password sharing a federal crime, but Netflix really doesn’t care about that. In fact, Netflix says you can do whatever you want with your password… as long as you don’t try to sell it. More →

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date

Shortened ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 delayed until summer 2017

By on July 18, 2016 at 12:54 PM.

Shortened ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 delayed until summer 2017

In an ironic turn of events, we’re going to have to wait until summer to see the impacts of winter on the world of Game of Thrones. After hinting at the possibility earlier this month, HBO confirmed that season 7 of Game of Thrones will debut in summer 2017 rather than spring, as it has in previous years.

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Xbox One S Release Date Price

Xbox One S launches on August 2nd for $399

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Xbox One S launches on August 2nd for $399

One of the most exciting (and least surprising) announcements at E3 2016 was that of the Xbox One S. After months of speculation, Microsoft finally unveiled a sleeker, slimmer model of its latest console, but the company wasn’t ready to share an exact release date quite yet. That all changed on Monday, when we finally learned when we’d be able to get our hands on the Xbox One S.

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Han Solo Actor Release Date

We finally know which actor will play young Han Solo

By on July 18, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

We finally know which actor will play young Han Solo

We did hear a few months ago that Alden Ehrenreich will be the next actor to play Han Solo, this time around in a standalone Star Wars story spinoff. And now it’s finally official. Ehrenreich, whom you might remember for his stellar performance in Hail Caesar! was the final choice for the role. Interestingly, he was the first actor of the more than 3,000 people who auditioned for the highly coveted role to get the part. More →

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NES Classic Edition

Everything Nintendo’s mini NES can and can’t do

Everything Nintendo’s mini NES can and can’t do

By on July 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

The internet exploded this week when Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition. Not quite a game console, the Classic Edition comes preloaded with 30 touchstone Nintendo Entertainment System games, from Super Mario Bros. to The Legend of Zelda to Metroid to Final Fantasy.

With all the excitement surrounding the announcement, there was some confusion over what exactly the machine was, but on Thursday, Polygon got in touch with Nintendo to find out everything it could about the new NES. We’ve summarized some of the most important revelations below.

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Pokemon Go Stuck Caves

Two Pokemon Go players got stuck in some caves 100 feet underground

By on July 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Two Pokemon Go players got stuck in some caves 100 feet underground

Although Pokemon Go is encouraging kids (of all ages) to get out of the house and explore their neighborhoods, you might want to think twice about where you travel to catch ’em all. On Friday, the BBC reported that a group of four teenage boys found themselves stuck in a cave network, known as the Box mines, in Wiltshire, England while hunting for Pokemon.

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New Movie Trailers July 15

9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

By on July 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

The work week is over, so it’s time to hit the movies, and enjoy some of the new releases out there. Ghostbusters, The Infiltrator, and Equals are just a few of the new releases you should consider. But since it’s the weekend, it also means we’ve got a fresh batch of trailers for you, so let’s dive right in.

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Stephen Colbert Jon Stewart Late Show

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will reunite for The Late Show’s RNC coverage

By on July 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will reunite for The Late Show’s RNC coverage

Having to navigate our way through this incomprehensible election cycle without the help of Jon Stewart has been difficult. Yes, we have Trevor Noah in his place at The Daily Show, John Oliver tearing it up every Sunday on Last Week Tonight and Samantha Bee proving she deserves her own show with Full Frontal, but it’s hard not to miss the guy that got us here in the first place.

Thankfully, for at least one night, he’s coming back to television. More →

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Modern Warfare Remastered Gameplay Video

Watch a playthrough of a full mission from ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’

By on July 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Watch a playthrough of a full mission from ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’

One of the most highly-anticipated games of the year isn’t a new game at all. In fact, you can’t even buy it on its own. I’m of course talking about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the pack-in bonus that comes with every Legacy Editions and Digital Deluxe edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

We’ve seen screenshots and heard about how much good it looks, but on Friday, Activision finally shared some extended gameplay footage.

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