Polygon: All Posts by Clayton Ashley https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/42931/favicon.ico 2022-09-26T15:01:00-04:00 /authors/clayton-ashley/rss 2022-09-26T15:01:00-04:00 2022-09-26T15:01:00-04:00 Why do we multitask while gaming? <figure> <img alt="A Nintendo Switch playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is held up by two hands in front of an out of focus living room with a prominent television screen that is filled with the word WHATEVER." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4bBVAGeDC8G-t4WzTEH4um6S2aU=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71417859/Multitasking_NoBorder.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>A perfect video to watch while playing a video game</p> <p> <a href="/videos/23373062/multitasking-games-destiny2-genshin">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /videos/23373062/multitasking-games-destiny2-genshin Clayton Ashley 2022-07-20T14:54:17-04:00 2022-07-20T14:54:17-04:00 Last Friday brings Friday the 13th vibes to Camp Overboard <figure> <img alt="A clip from a video where five people are gathered around a table with a large board game. The background set looks like a forest with cardboard cut out trees and a faux cabin wall on the right side. The player at center of the table has an excited and terrified look on their face as the player on the left prepares to place something on the board. The rest of the players look on with intense trepidation." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4wUVReWsfkiEbDBpmfeLV7_3vOA=/0x0:1688x950/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71156215/overboard_last_friday.0.png" /> <figcaption>Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>Gather round the campfire for a spooky tale of B-movie horror!</p> <p> <a href="/23180307/camp-overboard-last-friday-friday-the-13th-boardgame">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23180307/camp-overboard-last-friday-friday-the-13th-boardgame Clayton Ashley 2022-07-13T10:55:00-04:00 2022-07-13T10:55:00-04:00 Who will win our Camp Overboard Kan Jam tournament? <figure> <img alt="Eight people stand in a park with KanJam cans behind them and a scoreboard in front of them. Some of the people are cheering or jumping in the air." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PqDqI8Nmst0pgvjsgi6pQkD5hBs=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71103375/PLY_OVB_KanJamROUGH3.00_02_12_41.Still013.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>Like Frisbee golf, but with dunking</p> <p> <a href="/23180292/camp-overboard-kan-jam-tournament">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23180292/camp-overboard-kan-jam-tournament Clayton Ashley 2022-05-13T10:05:54-04:00 2022-05-13T10:05:54-04:00 Why Elden Ring’s skeletons have such good bones <figure> <img alt="A character from Elden Ring with an orb-like helmet stands between a giant glowing purple skeleton from Elden Ring and a giant skeleton from an old Japanese wood print." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GMPSIr6FO8pSXsM6zNatDGlTCEM=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70865149/Skelly_NoFrame.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image Compilation: FromSoftware/Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>AWWW, A SKELETON!</p> <p> <a href="/videos/2022/5/13/23066876/elden-ring-skeletons-history-video">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /videos/2022/5/13/23066876/elden-ring-skeletons-history-video Clayton Ashley 2022-03-31T15:01:00-04:00 2022-03-31T15:01:00-04:00 Ben Schwartz is an iPad helmet in our Sonic 2 interview sequel <figure> <img alt="On the right, a man with an iPad taped to his face with an image of Sonic voice actor Ben Schwartz on it. On the left images of Sonic, Tales, and Knuckles from the Sonic the Headgehog 2 movie." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EpkYK2UVVLOVyJUpt64D6ZmQ2XI=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70695210/NewKnuck.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Paramount Pictures via Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>A sequel interview about the Sonic sequel</p> <p> <a href="/23005094/sonic-2-sequel-ben-schwartz-interview">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23005094/sonic-2-sequel-ben-schwartz-interview Clayton Ashley 2022-03-04T16:53:44-05:00 2022-03-04T16:53:44-05:00 Why FromSoft fans should be excited for Armored Core <figure> <img alt="A blue Armored Core robot covered in weapons stands in front of a blue gradient background." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q0kdUhTIEcaxpCkjsgjd9JtobQw=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70581059/AC_NoText.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image Compilation: FromSoftware/Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>The Dark Souls of giant robot games</p> <p> <a href="/22961961/fromsoft-armored-core-dark-souls-elden-ring">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /22961961/fromsoft-armored-core-dark-souls-elden-ring Clayton Ashley 2022-02-15T16:12:17-05:00 2022-02-15T16:12:17-05:00 Nebulous: Fleet Command captures the immensity of The Expanse’s space battles <figure> <img alt="A large spaceship taking enemy fire fills the image with it’s main rockets firing on full and directional boosters firing on its bow." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RIgo2E2U8ImeqWZjAitMn93SOas=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70513892/nebulous_fleet_command_1.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Eridanus Industries via Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>We got fast movers on the board!</p> <p> <a href="/22933760/nebulous-fleet-command-early-access-release-date-impressions-the-expanse-homeworld">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /22933760/nebulous-fleet-command-early-access-release-date-impressions-the-expanse-homeworld Clayton Ashley 2022-02-03T15:01:00-05:00 2022-02-03T15:01:00-05:00 Why power creep is a good thing in Vampire Survivors <figure> <img alt="A drawing man in a green medieval hood holds a whip in front of a pink background." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9XquuTk_1obkhiqB7OegaoAZ9LA=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70467998/PowerCreep_NoText.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Simone de Rochefort/Polygon | Source image: Poncle</figcaption> </figure> <p>In The Hall of the Vampire King</p> <p> <a href="/videos/22916201/vampire-survivors-power-creep-hades-risk-of-rain-2">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /videos/22916201/vampire-survivors-power-creep-hades-risk-of-rain-2 Clayton Ashley 2022-01-14T15:01:00-05:00 2022-01-14T15:01:00-05:00 Drifting is cool, and it’s even cooler in video games <figure> <img alt="A bright yellow cars drifting from the right to the left in a low poly video game world that looks like a Japanese mountainside, complete with pink cherry blossom trees." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OI4gFaSluiqvPzgZcwJuoHPZOUQ=/0x2:1891x1066/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70390850/DriftTextless.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Graphic: Clayton Ashley/Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>I’d rather be driving sideways</p> <p> <a href="/videos/22883805/drifting-video-games-forza-fast-and-furious-mario-kart">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /videos/22883805/drifting-video-games-forza-fast-and-furious-mario-kart Clayton Ashley 2021-11-30T15:00:00-05:00 2021-11-30T15:00:00-05:00 What if Halo had been a Mac exclusive? <figure> <img alt="A collage of images including a fake version of Halo for Mac operating systems, a strange confidential document with Waluigi on it, Steve Jobs wearing a gamer headset and holding a Mountain Dew, and a curvaceous portable console." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eDQ0mNe-juyL1sBq5xyzc_z8jO4=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70211139/no_text_thumb.0.png" /> <figcaption>Polygon</figcaption> </figure> <p>Welcome to the iVerse</p> <p> <a href="/videos/22800811/halo-mac-exclusive-apple-xbox-gta-versus">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /videos/22800811/halo-mac-exclusive-apple-xbox-gta-versus Clayton Ashley