Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm steadily serving you new movies, new TV shows and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse. That’s why we break down each month’s additions with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at the screen. Available April Chambers (Netflix Original) A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased -- some of which are troublingly sinister. Available April 1 ULTRAMAN (Netflix Anime) From Netflix: With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must … [Read more...] about Every movie and show coming to Netflix in April
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A flood of new iOS and Android games arrives each month, and there are always some hidden gems in the mix. January was a bit of a comedown after another enormous December haul from the App and Play Store, but there was still some fun stuff worth sticking on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. There’s something for you whether you’re into blasting creepy creatures, demolishing neon signs, or getting absorbed in interactive fiction. Here’s a look at five of January 2019’s most enjoyable mobile games. Backfire You’d be forgiven for catching a glimpse of Backfire and assuming that it’s another twin-stick Geometry Wars clone. It’s not, thankfully. This mobile original still looks and plays like a classic arcade game, but it has an original feel and flow to it. Your little ship only fires shots from the rear, and you’ll move around the screen by tapping in new directions in order to bait your pursuers into the line of fire. That’s a … [Read more...] about 5 must-play iOS and Android games from January 2019
The App Store’s recent 10th anniversary offered a stark reminder of how much mobile gaming has changed over the last decade. Mobile games today are widely diverse and often more ambitious than in the past, not to mention dramatically more polished on average. And gosh, there are just so many of them across iOS and Android. It’s a little overwhelming, to be honest — what with the constant torrent of new touchscreen games — but there are some extraordinary and absorbing experiences amid the deluge. With that in mind, we’re spotlighting our absolute favorite mobile games, each of which is primed to entertain whether you’re on the go, curled up in bed, or just eager to kill a few minutes. Some of these are newer releases that made an immediate impact, while others are enduring modern classics that still warrant attention today. In either case, they’re all highly recommended. Be sure to keep tabs on this list in the future, as we’ll be … [Read more...] about The best iOS and Android games
Four days from today, Nintendo's latest console will go on sale. A little over four years since the launch of Wii U, a little over four months since Nintendo announced Switch, and to many, the system seems like a breath of fresh air — a game console Transformer full of potential with a steady stream of software to back it up. To some, though, the system seems incomplete. From early reports of controllers that don't properly sync to a limited launch lineup, a lack of non-game apps like Netflix, a missing Virtual Console library and lingering questions about the online service, there's a simplicity to Switch's launch that recalls the '90s — Zelda is Mario 64, and if you don't want that or a few other games, you might not need the system right away. In time, Nintendo will address those issues. Yet more than most consoles, Switch remains a bit of a mystery at launch. Are motion controls going to be a big part of it? What type of player will Switch developers cater to? And will … [Read more...] about What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch
The game industry of 2022 is big, messy and hard to find. Those who define it might be children. They could be solo developers on just enough funding to scrimp by for the next project. They could be retirees, artists or marginalized children in a war-torn country. They may create works of genius that go undiscovered until long after their death. Following up on Polygon’s recent fifth anniversary, we decided to ask a range of experts in the game industry the same question: What will things look like five years from now? While some cited practical predictions, like the rise of virtual reality, most centered around the structures that enable games to be made in the first place. And while many people see things improving, several also sounded warning bells about what the industry may be like and who may be in charge of it. The future isn’t necessarily what you think While many developers imagine a future where the game industry is overrun with new and exciting technology, many … [Read more...] about What will the game industry look like in five years?