Jett: The Far Shore Gets a Free Expansion In Early 2023

Developer Superbrothers and Pine Scented Software announced that Jett: The Far Shore will receive a free new expansion called Given Time in 2023. It takes place three years after the events of the game’s campaign. “We’re thrilled to have another JETT campaign to offer. Given Time will continue and...

Gaming tech can be used to walk through buildings before they’re even constructed

Image: Epic Games Epic Games is partnering with industry design software giant Autodesk to bring game-like graphics to architecture tools in order to visualize design concepts and plans as more immersive environments. While Autodesk architecture software such as Revit is capable of creating 3D design plans, the partnership will...

Democrats demand FTC probe Amazon-iRobot deal

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Trade Commission is facing mounting pressure to block Amazon’s proposed $1.65 billion purchase of iRobot, the company behind Roomba autonomous vacuums. In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan on Thursday, a group of Democratic lawmakers argued that the proposed...

Shenmue Anime Series Canceled

Shenmue: The Animation, Adult Swim’s co-production Shenmue anime with Crunchyroll, has been canceled. Season 2 was reportedly already in the works before the cancellation, and the news was shared Wednesday via Twitter by Jason DeMarco, the senior vice president of action and anime programming for Warner Discovery. The anime...

Google’s text-to-speech engine is getting new voices across Android apps

Google’s text-to-speech tech is getting new voices across Android apps to improve clarity and sound more natural. | The Verge The speech engine Speech Services by Google is being upgraded to improve clarity and make text-to-speech voices in Android apps sound more natural. You can hear the difference between...

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will continue the story in 2024

Concept art from Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Image: 20th Century Studios The next entry in the Planet of the Apes saga will start filming soon — and it has yet another very long name. Today, 20th Century Studios unveiled the first real details on Kingdom...

Anime Ed Sheeran Shows Up In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Music Video

Anime Ed Sheeran–an unexpected combination of words–appears in Sheeran’s new music video Celestial. The song is made for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and will appear within the game. In the music video, Sheeran does mundane activities (waking up, cooking, and walking around) with the aid of Pokemon. Squirtle puts...

WoW: Dragonflight Is Officially Coming November 28

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will officially launch on November 28, Blizzard has announced. It will return players to Azeroth and introduce a new playable race, the new Evoker class, customizable dragon mounts, and more. The game’s ninth expansion will see players come home to help confront a new threat...