Blizzard boss details what the studio is doing to ‘rebuild your trust’

Blizzard chief Mike Ybarra posted a blog about the changes on Thursday. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of huge franchises like Diablo and Overwatch, has been under intense scrutiny since California sued parent company Activision Blizzard last summer over allegedly fostering a...

Bullseye! Fortnite Hawkeye Skins Introduce Clint Barton And Kate Bishop

After the Disney+ series showed off their awesome archery, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop from Marvel’s Hawkeye are now available in the Fortnite Item Shop. The two skins are available individually for 1,500 V-Bucks each, with both coming with unique back bling: Hawkguy’s Arsenal for Clint and Kate’s Quiver...

TikTok is thinking about letting its creators charge subscription fees

TikTok is testing paid subscriptions | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok confirmed Thursday that it is testing support for paid subscriptions, paving the way for creators on the short form video platform to charge for their content. First reported by The Information, the company didn’t share...

Netflix co-CEO says there will ‘absolutely’ be a second season of Squid Game

Image: Netflix Hold on to your jumpsuits — Netflix’s wildly popular Squid Game series has been confirmed by the company for a second season. During its fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that the Korean miniseries is returning. Asked by Nidhi Gupta...

Godzilla and the Titans will reunite in new Apple TV Plus Monsterverse series

Legendary Pictures Though Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong made waves last summer by debuting on HBO Max and quickly becoming one of the platform’s top performing features, the next time we see the titanic monster and his fellow kaiju, they’ll be calling new streamer home: Apple Plus. On Thursday, Apple...

Congress weights cleaning up cryptocurrency mining in the US

 The “Sandow Switch” that once was used by the Alcoa coal power plant now provides electricity for the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas, on October 9, 2021.  | Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, members of Congress debated how to make cryptocurrencies...

The IRS will soon make you use facial recognition to access your taxes online

The IRS will use a third party facial recognition company to verify online taxpayers | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Internal Revenue Service will require people who access and pay their taxes online to enroll in a third-party facial recognition company starting this summer (h/t Krebs...

Godzilla And Titans TV Show Roaring Its Way To Apple TV Plus

Godzilla and the Titans and the rest of the Monsterverse are headed to the small screen in a monstrous deal with Apple TV+ in a new series. The unnamed program will take place after the events of Godzilla: King of The Monsters and will show the inner workings of...

Want to preorder Samsung’s next Galaxy phone sight unseen? You can

Image: evleaks (Twitter) For the launch of Samsung’s next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, we think — the Korean electronics giant will once again let you signal your intent to buy its phones before they’re even announced, much less go on sale. So...