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We’re nearing the end of the inaugural Who Will Win Week, a five-day celebration of the oldest and most persistent question in pop culture: “Can my favorite thing kick my favorite thing’s ass?” Do you like yours?”
Debates over who will win have a toxic history (e.g., console wars, Star Wars eras — the list goes on), but when enjoyed responsibly responsible and in healthy light doses, debates can bring different fandoms together for fun and even ways of getting rich. At its best, fictional compositors encourage us to share the things we love about our favorite characters and entertainment, while also learning what others love about things. we have omitted or written down. They let us ask important questions, like: Magneto or Professor X, who is the better sex teacher?
With Who Will Win Week, we wanted an excuse to highlight what brings us joy and learn what matters most to you. We’ve collected some of our favorite mind games for you to enjoy:
We think you’ll enjoy the entire Who Will Win Week collection, whether you want a scientist to determine which slime is king of slime or you need to finish Gilmore Girls The “best boyfriend” debate.
And good news! If you’re reading this Friday night, you still have time to help us pick the most powerful figure of all time. Our Who Will Win Twitter Frame culminated with the battle of the millennium: Yuri Katsuki vs. Kirby.
This week on YouTube | “The Elden Ring’s first janitor, Margit the Fell Omen was a real jerk. Players can meet him early in their playthrough, before they actually explore Limgrave and get a Good Loot, but Margit poses a challenge even for seasoned, leveled Souls veterans . So what is it about Margit that makes him such a challenging fight, and is he REALLY the hardest hood that developer Fromsoft has ever included in a Soulsborne game? Polygon’s own Pat Gill, Soulshead’s aide, investigates Margit’s moves and puts him to the test. ”
Three stories to read
What we know about the newly announced Witcher game | Gwent director Jason Slama will oversee the new Witcher sequel, which will be the first to be built on Unreal Engine 5. One of our favorite Witcher experts, Cian Maher, explained where that the next game can (and should) go after the ending of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Inspired by Go Red, Artists Embracing Trends | We talked to the artists about love and their connection to Mei’s fantasy drawings.
Game developers help evacuate Ukrainian families | “For our team’s actual gamedev work [is] remains the second priority,” Yaroslav Singaevskiy, lead game designer at Red Beat, told Polygon via email, “because our main efforts are aimed at defense needs – mostly love work. wish. We still hope that [the] The war may end in the coming weeks, not months, and we will do our best for that.”
Four things to see
Pachinko on Apple TV Plus | Pachinko is one of our favorite books of 2017. Thanks to some bold deviations from the source material, its adaptation is becoming the favorite TV show of 2022.
Bridgerton season 2 on Netflix | You may have missed the first season of the soap opera on Netflix. Or maybe you’ve forgotten the negative conspiracies of the past 15 months. In any case, we have prepared a primer of Bridgertonmain plot routes so you can dive into season 2.
Atlanta on Hulu | It’s been almost four years since Donald Glover & co. released a new episode of Atlanta. Now we are having the third and fourth seasons in the same year. That is a good news. Bad news: They are final seasons.
17 great martial arts movies you can watch at home | Yes, we’ve included some films by Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, but we think you’ll also enjoy movies with less famous names and more fight scenes.
Plus, everything new to streaming: We want a very fun Jackass Forever for those who celebrate.
Four games to play
Kirby and the Forgotten Land | Kirby’s new adventures may be a bit repetitive, but come on! Look at that little pink blob! How can you resist the cuteness? Available on Nintendo Switch.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands | Recommended polygon | The Borderlands franchise became a blockbuster because of one simple premise: Diablo with guns. But after a decade, the series has become predictable. The Tiny Tina spin-off – with a D&D theme – is just enough to revive the Borderlands formula for at least one more adventure. Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
Core holder | Years after the explosion of sandbox survival simulations on Steam (too much!), developer Pugstorm has made just enough tweaks to give the genre something new. Available through Steam Early Access for Windows PC and SteamOS.
Ghostwire: Tokyo | MBMBaMJustin McElroy’s returns to Polygon to revisit one of the weirdest AAA games in years. Available on PlayStation 5 and Windows PC.
Free game of the week
Demon’s Tilt | In the mid 90’s, Windows included a free pinball game called cadet army. Demon’s Tilt is what happens if the designer of cadet army included the entire text of the Necronomicon in the readme. Available on PC for free through the Epic Games Store until March 31.
The best of the rest
https://www.polygon.com/entertainment/2022/3/25/22996758/who-would-win-in-a-fight-patch-notes Why ‘who will win’ in popular culture debates?