Blizzard is taking Overwatch 2 offline to make some fixes

/ If you planned to play Thursday night, you might want to do something else Blizzard will be taking down the Overwatch 2 servers twice on Thursday evening.Image: Blizzard Blizzard is planning to take down the Overwatch 2 servers two times Thursday evening to implement some major fixes. The servers will go down first from […]

Judge puts the Elon Musk vs. Twitter trial on hold until October 28th

/ Elon Musk says that he can complete the agreement to buy Twitter at their original price, and the judge granted a stay on the proceedings until then. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images The pending trial between Elon Musk and Twitter is suddenly on hold, as Judge Kathaleen McCormick granted the […]

Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will briefly hit theaters in November

/ Between November 23rd and November 29th, you can catch the new murder mystery from Rian Johnson in theaters ahead of its release on Netflix Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A Knives Out MysteryImage: Netflix Netflix’s first Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, will hit theaters from November 23rd […]

The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer is here (and so is Chris Pratt)

/ Pratt’s plumber performance prattles pretty painfully (but Jack Black’s Bowser was beautifully bombastic) Few things in video games have been so hotly anticipated than the reveal of Chris Pratt’s Mario. Today, at 4:05PM ET, Nintendo finally revealed a first look at the new Mario movie. The internet has gone slightly feral as it awaited […]

Spotify is axing 11 original podcasts

/ How to Save a Planet, Every Little Thing, and Medical Murders are among the shows being cut Illustration Kristen Radtke / The Verge Spotify is canceling 11 of its original podcasts from in-house studios Gimlet and Parcast. Among the shows ending are How to Save a Planet, Crime Show, and Medical Murders, according to […]

Biden pardons thousands of marijuana offenses, urging governors to do the same

/ He’s also asked for a federal review to reschedule the drug In an official presidential statement on Thursday, President Joe Biden pardoned all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession and said that his administration plans to review whether marijuana should still be classified as a Schedule I drug like heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.  More […]

The Steam Deck is now available with no reservations required (mostly)

/ You can now buy Valve’s popular handheld, and it should get delivered within one to two weeks Reservations could come back if there are too many orders.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge You no longer need a reservation to buy a Steam Deck, according to Valve, the company behind the gaming handheld that […]

Did Google fix its terrible cases for the Pixel 7? Sort of

/ The new $30 cases are no longer translucent, which should prevent staining, but it’s too soon to say whether they’re more sturdy Google’s first-party cases for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro didn’t go over so well. In the year since those phones were released, the cases have earned an unfavorable reputation for staining […]

Juul supplants disposable vapes as the youth nicotine problem

/ Teen vaping rates continue to drop, but over 2 million kids are still vaping Puff Bar is the most popular e-cigarette brand with teenagers.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Kids are still finding ways to use flavored e-cigarettes despite the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdowns, according to new data from federal agencies. And even though youth […]