Final Fantasy 7’s long-awaited return, and other highlights from this week on Speedrun
After months of planning, scripting, and capturing — and enhancing magic I don’t totally perceive — Polygon has itself a TV present. You’ll be able to watch new episodes each weekday at 12 p.m. ET, and all 5 episodes of our debut week, proper right here on Quibi.
And what per week it’s been*.* Last Fantasy 7 Remakelaunched. Riot Video gameslastly made one thing new. System 1 and NASCAR held digital races, whereas NBA professionals squared off in a digital match decided by their 2K participant scores.
After all, we lined all of it, and we’ll do it once more subsequent week, from the bed room studio of our esteemed host Jimmy Mondal. (He not solely constructed the set himself, but in addition realized how one can contour cheekbones for a 4K lens. Shoutout to The Jimmy!)
In an effort to maintain you updated on Speedrun happenings, I’ll be writing a wrap-up put up each Friday to recap our protection. I’ll even be pointing you to the work of the Polygon writers, producers, editors, and reporters that helped inform the present’s protection. As a result of what’s Speedrun if not a brand new extension of the Polygon voice?
For Friday’s present, we caught up with Drew Scanlon, producer of the Shift+F1 podcast, to discover professional racing’s transitioninto digital circuits. We additionally started our weekly Friday Suggestions section, this time targeted on video gamesto play for non-PS4 homeowners with Last Fantasy7 RemakeFOMO.
Earlier this week, Speedrun lined simply as vast a spread of tales: the anniversary of Excellent Darkish; The Final of Us Half 2*’*s delay; the impression of Resident Evil 3’s Nemesis on video video games’ greatest villains; how Animal Crossing: New Horizonslets gamers outline their very own that means of development; and final however actually not least, Valorant’s closed beta, and what the shooter means for the way forward for Riot Video games.
Polygon’s protection offered an array of helpful analysis and important studying. Austen Goslin’s cowl story on Valorant’s inception, creation, and impending launch helped set the stage for our time with the beta. The employees’s Animal Crossingprotection normally (this story particularly by Patricia Hernandez) make clear the myriad methods individuals are escaping into their island getaways. And Carolyn Petit’s evaluate of Last Fantasy 7 Remakegave us perception and pleasure in equal quantities. Go learn it.
The world is tremendous bizarre proper now. So it’s turn out to be an settlement among the many Speedrun crew to place further emphasis on the connections that come about within the bizarre, fantastic group of video video games. And going ahead, I’m wanting ahead to sharing these tales with all of you.
Speedrun shall be again Monday, and I’ll be again Friday. See you then.