The way I use the internet has changed a lot in the last few years. Where I used to spend hours browsing through sites and spending my evenings reading up on the latest video game announcement or leak I’m now more likely to spend small amount of time after work cooking, cleaning or playing a video game to relax before bed. For a long time I felt out of touch with the gaming community, struggling to stay up to date with daily news and changes. This all changed in the last few months when I started listening to Polygon’s Minimap, which Polygon describe as “a daily audio podcast touring the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture”.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, often using them to get the most out of time I spend doing chores or walking to work. While the range of subjects isn’t too varied, mainly revolving around history or video games, the level of attention needed by myself to fully understand what I’m listening to can change dramatically. Minimap is able to bring me all the important information I need in around fifteen minutes, everyday, grabbing my attention enough for the news to sink in without distracting me from other tasks at hand.
Polygon aren’t afraid to drop shows that aren’t working, with past shows like The Besties or Friends List getting the chop, but I’m hoping they keep Dave Tach working away on one of the best sources of daily gaming news with Minimap.