ViacomCBS announces partnership with Wattpad to adapt originals

Image: ViacomCBS Wattpad has long been a pipeline bringing content adaptations of stories by emerging writers to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Now, ViacomCBS and Wattpad’s studio arm are teaming up to spin out a slate of original series from successful titles on Wattpad and Webtoon. Wattpad has...

Kickstarter says it’s switching to crowdfunding via the blockchain

Kickstarter is announcing some big changes to the foundations of its technology. The company said Wednesday that it will support the development of “an open-source protocol that will essentially create a decentralized version of Kickstarter’s core functionality,” according to a Kickstarter blog post published Wednesday. The protocol will live...

Twitter confirms its ‘Project Guardian’ keeps an eye on today’s main character

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter’s secretive “Project Guardian” aims to shield controversial characters and users with large followings from an onslaught of trolls and haters, according to a report by Bloomberg. The platform reportedly maintains a list of thousands of users that Twitter deems high risk...

Destiny brings back Gjallarhorn, immediately Nerfs it

In Destiny, the legendary rocket launcher Gjallarhorn was the ultimate weapon for a time. Its ability to create explosions filled with more explosions was unparalleled — and, some would argue, in desperate need of a nerf. Amusingly, Bungie and toymaker Hasbro are now taking that part literally: the Gjallarhorn...

HBO Max Releases First Photo Of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion

HBO Max has released the first image from the set of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the upcoming reunion of the main cast of the Harry Potter films. The “retrospective special” will hit the streaming service on January 1, 2022. The photo–of actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint,...

CoD: Warzone Caldera Map Contains World At War Maps And More Mystery Bunkers

Call of Duty: Warzone‘s new Pacific-themed Caldera map launched in early access on December 8 for Vanguard players at the start of Season 1. This new map is a vibrant island setting, bringing throwback locations from past titles and the return of Warzone’s mysterious Easter egg bunkers. Caldera is...