Polygon: All Posts by Chris Plante https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/42931/favicon.ico 2022-08-22T15:03:16-04:00 /authors/chris-plante/rss 2022-08-22T15:03:16-04:00 2022-08-22T15:03:16-04:00 Saints Row’s Red Faction Easter egg reads like a condemnation of crunch <figure> <img alt="A character looks at the Red Faction Brew Works craft beer brewery in a still from Saints Row (2022)." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yj9ts8xtE1VBuUse5uwHFn8OQX0=/0x99:2208x1341/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71271600/Sr5_Screenshot_2022.08.15___11.36.36.57__2_.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Volition/Deep Silver</figcaption> </figure> <p>The developers at Volition haven’t forgotten Red Faction</p> <p> <a href="/23308347/saints-rows-easter-egg-red-faction">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23308347/saints-rows-easter-egg-red-faction Chris Plante 2022-08-19T13:35:13-04:00 2022-08-19T13:35:13-04:00 18 games we love on Steam Deck <figure> <img alt="A lamb cult leader pets their loyal cultist in Cult of the Lamb." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OkmFwfejLP2F1OLJwawapcLLJ8s=/0x40:1280x760/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70550641/6.7.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Massive Monster/Devolver Digital via Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>Hundreds of games run on Steam Deck, but these picks make the most of the portable, handheld PC</p> <p> <a href="/best-games/22948034/steam-deck-best-games">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /best-games/22948034/steam-deck-best-games Chris Plante 2022-07-28T14:15:00-04:00 2022-07-28T14:15:00-04:00 One of 2022’s best books includes a Red Dead Redemption 2 review <figure> <img alt="Red Dead Redemption 2 - Arthur Morgan riding through a graveyard" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HmP_IFUbsxf8Tf0HVxtgeBXK-14=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71183780/7fce47d7188da63b92865755cc515012a404e11e.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Rockstar Games</figcaption> </figure> <p><em>Blood Dusk 2</em> sounds awfully familiar</p> <p> <a href="/23279214/red-dead-redemption-2-book-homesickness">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23279214/red-dead-redemption-2-book-homesickness Chris Plante 2022-05-26T14:09:06-04:00 2022-05-26T14:09:06-04:00 Polygon eats a shoe because of Top Gun 2 <figure> <img alt="Matt Patches eats a shoe" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9VEJNVk-sAdU1w2XiBKNQUu_jrA=/0x14:1282x735/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70913842/unnamed.0.jpg" /> </figure> <p>Matt Patches broke the golden rule: never tweet</p> <p> <a href="/23143105/top-gun-2-eat-a-shoe-video">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23143105/top-gun-2-eat-a-shoe-video Chris Plante 2022-05-06T18:00:00-04:00 2022-05-06T18:00:00-04:00 Where the hell does Star Wars go now? <figure> <img alt="a duel between two silhouetted figures, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pm-OsvCHPhjrzryTK0uI2YL6LeY=/27x0:1056x579/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70841553/Screen_Shot_2015-12-16_at_10.17.28_AM.0.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox</figcaption> </figure> <p>Also this week in Patch Notes: We award four new games Polygon Recommends</p> <p> <a href="/star-wars/2022/5/6/23059196/whats-next-for-star-wars">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /star-wars/2022/5/6/23059196/whats-next-for-star-wars Chris Plante 2022-04-29T18:00:00-04:00 2022-04-29T18:00:00-04:00 Switch Sports proves Nintendo’s extreme patience pays off <figure> <img alt="A player prepares to spike a volleyball in Nintendo Switch Sports" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RTsAja3Vao8CLxJRts2zK-RqDzg=/0x0:1280x720/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70812560/IMG_3639.0.jpeg" /> <figcaption>Image: Nintendo</figcaption> </figure> <p>This week on Patch Notes, some awesome animated movies and TV shows, along with free classic Elder Scrolls</p> <p> <a href="/2022/4/29/23049031/nintendo-switch-sports-bowling-tennis-games">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /2022/4/29/23049031/nintendo-switch-sports-bowling-tennis-games Chris Plante 2022-04-27T09:00:00-04:00 2022-04-27T09:00:00-04:00 Nintendo Switch Sports is the Wii Sports sequel we dreamt of <figure> <img alt="16 bowlers line up to bowl in a screenshot from Nintendo Switch Sports" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zcTvUbIvLLKVbDXl35B9JsFoCdA=/0x0:5760x3240/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70799146/Switch_NintendoSwitchSports_screen_04.7.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Nintendo</figcaption> </figure> <p>Wii Sports gets the sequel it needed, over 15 years later</p> <p> <a href="/reviews/23043446/nintendo-switch-sports-review-wii-bowling">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /reviews/23043446/nintendo-switch-sports-review-wii-bowling Chris Plante 2022-04-22T18:00:00-04:00 2022-04-22T18:00:00-04:00 The future of the MCU — and all of pop culture <figure> <img alt="Artwork of Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) punching through glass with a giant fist" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gYlxGPQ8qUffhABzantLEyaDJLk=/0x187:1988x1305/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70782755/765438.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Marvel Comics</figcaption> </figure> <p>This week in Polygon’s Patch Notes: a new handheld, a ton of movies, and enough Viking gore to fill a moat </p> <p> <a href="/2022/4/22/23037681/what-to-stream-play-april-2022">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /2022/4/22/23037681/what-to-stream-play-april-2022 Chris Plante 2022-04-12T13:35:00-04:00 2022-04-12T13:35:00-04:00 13 Sentinels is a masterpiece and it’s even better on Switch <figure> <img alt="A young man sits in a dark apartment, contemplating his love of anime in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim on Switch" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BsQb1B1SGzMsiwTbiGyL0xQn4qQ=/0x0:1280x720/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70740763/IMG_3130.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Vanillaware/Atlus</figcaption> </figure> <p>One of the best PS4 games gets a better home and maybe a bigger audience</p> <p> <a href="/reviews/23020989/13-sentinels-aegis-rim-switch-review">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /reviews/23020989/13-sentinels-aegis-rim-switch-review Chris Plante 2022-04-08T18:00:00-04:00 2022-04-08T18:00:00-04:00 The MCU could learn a lot from Everything Everywhere All at Once <figure> <img alt="Michelle Yeoh, bloody and wearing a googly eye on her forehead, grabs Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. by the hair during a fight scene in Everything Everywhere All At Once" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IfrLeY4kxCkUh7TCSseiZ6TxDts=/0x0:3000x1688/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70728609/EEAAO_09583_R.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo: A24</figcaption> </figure> <p>This week’s Patch Notes newsletter has everything you need in life: Sonic and anime</p> <p> <a href="/2022/4/8/23016630/everything-everywhere-all-at-once-patch-notes-polygon-newsletter">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /2022/4/8/23016630/everything-everywhere-all-at-once-patch-notes-polygon-newsletter Chris Plante