When people from different countries come to Polygon for our weekly coverage of the game industry, we often ask them questions like this one: “What’s your favourite game?”
It’s a good question to ask, because when we started Polygon, it was a place for people to express themselves without having to answer.
The site has become a place to share ideas, stories and experiences.
The result is a unique community that’s built around people from all over the world.
For some of us, it’s about getting together to play games.
For others, it is about getting to know a new culture.
But what about everyone else?
What are the challenges that keep you coming back?
We wanted to find out.
Our new podcast series, Polygon’s Polynesian Tales, is a weekly podcast dedicated to exploring the cultures of Polynesia, the island nation that makes up most of Polygon.
The hosts have worked in the games industry for years, and their backgrounds span a range of disciplines.
As the hosts, they tackle topics ranging from the challenges faced by people from Australia, the US and India to the challenges facing people from China and South Africa.
“The culture of Polynesians is very different than the culture of Australians or Americans,” says Adam Seltzer, one of the hosts.
“It’s very different to the culture in Australia and the US.
It’s very diverse.”
For example, Seltzler grew up in a Polynesiana and still lives there.
He has lived in Australia since he was six, which is why he’s the only host on the show.
“In Australia, it can be very difficult for a person to get acclimated to a different culture,” Selter says.
“I think we have to work very hard to acclimate to Polynesia.”
Seltberg says the show has been a lot of fun.
“One of the best parts of the show is we’ve been able to make friends that are not only very knowledgeable about Polynesia, but also very excited to learn more about Polynesia,” he says.
As for the challenges in getting to be part of a community of other Polynesias, Selster says they’re different from other challenges.
“We’re in a very different country from Australia,” he explains.
“When I first came to Australia, I had no idea how it worked, what the system was, what my rights were.
I was in a country where I was treated like a second-class citizen.”
I still get called a nigger when I ask questions.
But it doesn’t feel that way to me.
“A lot of times, the people that we interact with are like our friends,” Selser says, adding that he’s proud to be a part of Polygons people-first culture.
“And they don’t need to be.
They’re just people that you just want to hang out with.
They don’t have to be from a certain part of the world.”
It’s an idea that has helped to keep Polygonia alive, Sells said.
“There’s a reason why the people we have on the Polynesien podcast are from Polynesia.
We’re all from the same country, we’re all the same culture,” he said.
While Polygonas people-friendly culture has a number of challenges, Selts says there’s also something very rewarding about making a living as a journalist.
“Working in Polynesia is a very rewarding experience,” he tells Polygon in an interview.
“To get to know people who are different from you and have a different background is a lot to process.”
For many, it also brings them together.
“If you’re a Polygonian, I think that’s a huge plus,” Sats says.
Polygonic Tales premieres Tuesday nights at 8pm ET on Polygon Radio, where you can listen to the show and ask questions on Twitter @PolygonRadio.