People are definitely eating pokémon in Scarlet and Violet

/ The newest Pokémon games feature a few moments that definitely make it seem like people are eating certain new pocket monsters. A pokémon trainer enjoying a sandwich while a Miraidon stares at the food, demanding a piece.Image: Nintendo For years, Pokémon fans have wondered whether the franchise’s lack of regular animals meant that humans […]

The best Black Friday deals on smart home tech

/ Grab some great prices on smart speakers, smart displays, and Wi-Fi routers that will work with Matter, plus stellar deals on top robot vacs, video doorbells, and more. Some of the top-of-the-line robot vacuums are seeing their first big price cuts this holiday shopping season.Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy ‘Tis the season to find […]

Sony throws Battlefield under the bus as it fights Microsoft’s Activision purchase

/ “Electronic Arts… has tried for many years to produce a rival to Call of Duty with its Battlefield series” but “the Battlefield franchise cannot keep up.” A promotional image for Battlefield V.Image: EA As Sony fights tooth and nail to get regulators to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, poor Battlefield is getting caught […]

7 games to distract your baby cousins this Thanksgiving

And one to totally tear your family apart Share this story Illustration by William Joel / The Verge “You got games on your phone?” It is a question that haunts Black gamers whenever they return home for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s usually asked by a younger relative as the duty to look after them falls to […]

Stable Diffusion made copying artists and generating porn harder and users are mad

/ Changes to the AI text-to-image model make it harder for users to mimic specific artists’ styles or generate NSFW output, but offer other functional improvements. An image generated using Stable Diffusion Version 2.Image: Stability AI Users of AI image generator Stable Diffusion are angry about an update to the software that “nerfs” its ability […]

Andor’s season finale solidifies it as one of Star Wars’ greatest stories

The final episode of Andor’s first season brought everything full circle, and was a powerful reminder of what Star Wars has always been about. Share this story Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.Image: Lucasfilm / Disney Plus In the same way that Star Wars has always been bigger than the Skywalker family, Disney Plus’ Andor has […]

Why the worst recipes imaginable are blowing up on TikTok

/ In the endless struggle for engagement, gross recipes have become more powerful than appetizing ones. Jackson Gibbs / The Verge Eli Betchik has always had a stomach of steel, but it wasn’t until they went to art school that they realized it could make them famous. “I was perfectly willing to eat random things […]

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are Nintendo’s fastest selling games of all time

/ Nintendo says it sold 10 million physical and downloadable units between them in three days. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest entries in Nintendo’s long-running franchise.Image: Nintendo Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the first new mainline entries into the Pokémon series since 2019, have become the fastest selling games in Nintendo’s history, the company […]

Foxconn has offered workers $1,400 to stop protesting

/ The Apple supplier has apologized, claiming that miscommunication on pay was the result of a ‘technical error.’ The offer is equivalent to one or two months of wages. Protest erupted in Zhengzhou on Tuesday when Foxconn workers were told that promised bonus payments would be delayed.Image: @StephenMcDonell Foxconn has offered workers a 10,000 yuan […]