Polygon: All Posts by Oli Welsh https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/42931/favicon.ico 2022-09-30T16:33:32-04:00 /authors/oli-welsh/rss 2022-09-30T16:33:32-04:00 2022-09-30T16:33:32-04:00 Stadia’s death isn’t the end of cloud gaming <figure> <img alt="a close-up of the Google Stadia controller" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WGthckGtm3dSbBdUqM1gVPGQj4k=/0x355:6807x4184/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71437604/1185152046.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Google’s timing and strategy were wrong, but the tech is here to stay </p> <p> <a href="/23380964/stadia-death-of-cloud-gaming-streaming">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23380964/stadia-death-of-cloud-gaming-streaming Oli Welsh 2022-09-30T10:15:00-04:00 2022-09-30T10:15:00-04:00 Does Netflix regret Blonde’s NC-17 rating or the whole movie? <figure> <img alt="Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, in black and white, as her iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch billows around her" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/a089_Bxjc6sI8sVOHXxPdW122XA=/143x0:3819x2068/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71435644/BLONDE_STILLS_380330.0.jpeg" /> <figcaption>Image: Netflix</figcaption> </figure> <p>Andrew Dominik settles for sensational, shocking turns with his Marilyn Monroe biopic </p> <p> <a href="/23378794/blonde-nc-17-netflix-sex-violence-marilyn-monroe-analysis">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23378794/blonde-nc-17-netflix-sex-violence-marilyn-monroe-analysis Oli Welsh 2022-09-28T09:03:11-04:00 2022-09-28T09:03:11-04:00 Netflix’s adaptation of My Father’s Dragon looks gorgeous in first trailer <figure> <img alt="Elmer the boy, and Boris the blue-and-yellow-striped dragon, are shown smiling at each other amid a dark, mysterious forest, with eyes peering between the leaves" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4yaovbWv8ErZyUCpoj670uqT0jY=/1026x0:3693x1500/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71425268/My_Fathers_Dragon_Image04.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Netflix</figcaption> </figure> <p>Film of classic children’s book hails from great Irish studio Cartoon Saloon and launches on Nov. 11</p> <p> <a href="/23376426/netflix-my-fathers-dragon-cartoon-saloon-trailer-release-date">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23376426/netflix-my-fathers-dragon-cartoon-saloon-trailer-release-date Oli Welsh 2022-09-28T08:00:00-04:00 2022-09-28T08:00:00-04:00 There are too many RPGs coming, and Square Enix is to blame <figure> <img alt="Zack, Cloud and Sephiroth look to the skies against a sweeping view in Crisis Core" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/76HS5cHRqtTB314MOQVdFHM_bT8=/0x0:2625x1477/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71424935/Crisis_Core_FFVII_Reunion_Key_Art.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Square Enix</figcaption> </figure> <p>The publisher is releasing (at least) 9 games in the next 3 months, and I’ve played most of them</p> <p> <a href="/23374590/square-enix-fall-2022-preview-crisis-core-final-fantasy-7-harvestella-nier">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23374590/square-enix-fall-2022-preview-crisis-core-final-fantasy-7-harvestella-nier Oli Welsh 2022-09-22T12:05:00-04:00 2022-09-22T12:05:00-04:00 Don’t Worry Darling, it’s exactly what you think <figure> <img alt="Florence Pugh as Alice in Don’t Worry Darling, looking disturbed in close-up, with her hands pressed against glass" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6MbfkttiN2JN8Vd3TF2BO_cEWOg=/592x0:3792x1800/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71401731/rev_1_DWD_TRLR_0003_High_Res_JPEG.0.jpeg" /> <figcaption>Image: Warner Bros. Pictures</figcaption> </figure> <p>Olivia Wilde’s glossy thriller sports Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, but it’s undone by unsubtlety</p> <p> <a href="/reviews/23365915/dont-worry-darling-review-florence-pugh-harry-styles">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /reviews/23365915/dont-worry-darling-review-florence-pugh-harry-styles Oli Welsh 2022-09-22T10:48:56-04:00 2022-09-22T10:48:56-04:00 Splinter Cell remake will update the game’s story to get with the times <figure> <img alt="the signature three-eyed night-vision goggles worn by Splinter Cell hero Sam Fisher" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n-3nPVglQmeGQrqQf2__pTG0Wgo=/31x0:1421x782/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71401292/splinter_cell.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Ubisoft</figcaption> </figure> <p>Job listing reveals the 2002 game will be reworked ‘for a modern-day audience’</p> <p> <a href="/23366680/splinter-cell-remake-story-update">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23366680/splinter-cell-remake-story-update Oli Welsh 2022-09-18T11:31:31-04:00 2022-09-18T11:31:31-04:00 Grand Theft Auto 6 leak reveals over 90 gameplay videos <figure> <img alt="grand theft auto 5 pest control" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Hr8JkS_oa4zIgpygBCFdd34kQ4Y=/207x0:1100x502/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71383689/grand_theft_auto_5_pest_control.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Rockstar Games</figcaption> </figure> <p>Report confirms the unprecedented ‘nightmare’ hack is genuine</p> <p> <a href="/23359292/grand-theft-auto-6-gta6-leak-90-videos-released-online">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23359292/grand-theft-auto-6-gta6-leak-90-videos-released-online Oli Welsh 2022-09-16T11:20:27-04:00 2022-09-16T11:20:27-04:00 Suikoden 1 and 2 remasters coming next year <figure> <img alt="Two pixel art figures look over a moonlit waterfall" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xcY-ctgOj2lkvRvlZ8IPyjJh1a0=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71376518/ss_37ce697066c55cc5b721408ae28d4d413b608c6b.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Konami</figcaption> </figure> <p>Classic RPGs get revamped graphics and — crucially — a new translation</p> <p> <a href="/23356523/suikoden-1-and-2-remasters-trailer-ps4-xbox-one-pc-switch">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23356523/suikoden-1-and-2-remasters-trailer-ps4-xbox-one-pc-switch Oli Welsh 2022-09-16T07:02:00-04:00 2022-09-16T07:02:00-04:00 See How They Run turns the world’s most famous whodunit into a big meta gag <figure> <img alt="In a grand theater, Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell, in a fedora) and Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan, in uniform) examine a clue" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n-wrjQHcqimja5l_NW1Lo-9EJ8Y=/0x0:8256x4644/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71375379/UMM_01581.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Searchlight Pictures</figcaption> </figure> <p>Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan stick their heads into the mousetrap and find a star-packed mystery</p> <p> <a href="/reviews/23353188/see-how-they-run-review">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /reviews/23353188/see-how-they-run-review Oli Welsh 2022-09-14T07:58:11-04:00 2022-09-14T07:58:11-04:00 Yakuza’s Kazuma Kiryu is back in Like a Dragon 8 and a new spinoff <figure> <img alt="Yakuza game protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga appear side by side. Kiryu has a new graying hairstyle" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nA2yg0I9uEHbSUscGvaiJRjzCiU=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71365695/yakuza_8.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/Sega</figcaption> </figure> <p>Series, now officially called Like a Dragon in English, will see 3 titles across 2023 and 2024</p> <p> <a href="/23352637/yakuza-like-a-dragon-8-kazuma-kiryu-gaiden-the-man-who-erased-his-name-announcement-trailer">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23352637/yakuza-like-a-dragon-8-kazuma-kiryu-gaiden-the-man-who-erased-his-name-announcement-trailer Oli Welsh