The Steam Deck arrives in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Valve’s Steam Deck handheld will start shipping to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan on December 17th. Reservations for the handheld PC-meets-console opened up through Komodo in August, and customers who preordered will start receiving requests to finalize orders starting December 1st. The first Steam Deck units … Read more

The new Super Mario Bros. trailer is a peach

Nintendo Today, Nintendo gave fans a second look at The Super Mario Bros. Movie with a new trailer, giving us another opportunity to hear Chris Pratt as the preeminent pixelated plumber. We also got the first official glimpse of Donkey Kong and Princess Peach and heard Anya Taylor-Joy’s rendition of the Mushroom Monarch. It’s interesting … Read more

LG and MSI are taking on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 with giant curved OLED gaming monitors

The $1,699 LG-45GR95QE has 800R curvature — you can sit just 0.8 meters away and still get the full effect. | Image: LG My request has been granted: Samsung’s jaw-dropping lineup of ultra-wide, ultra-curved, ultra-fast gaming monitors is about to have much-needed competition. LG and MSI are both angling for your dollars, and unlike Samsung, … Read more

If you’re a bad enough dude, you could win actual prizes with the PlayStation Win-A-Thon

You could win cash, in-game currency, or even consoles during the two-month-long tournament. | Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Starting on December 1st, PlayStation gamers will be able to compete in ladder tournaments against other players for clout and prizes. Dubbed the “Win-A-Thon,” the ladder tournaments for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 run from December … Read more

The year of 1 trillion streams

Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Hello there! I hope you all had a nice break. Thanksgiving food is not my thing, but I did enjoy watching the last third of Saturday Night Fever with my parents and in-laws (shockingly depressing!). Back to the grind. Today, Spotify Wrapped copycats make their debut … Read more

How to find your Apple Music Replay

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge I am a devoted Apple Music user, and you will pry the service out of my cold, dead hands. Still, I’ve spent the past few Decembers incredibly jealous of the sea of Spotify rewinds that populated my friends’ social media profiles. Sure, Apple has always had ways to … Read more

World’s first test run of a hydrogen jet engine a success

A Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional aircraft engine converted to perform a hydrogen test at Boscombe Down in the UK. | Image: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce and European airline easyJet announced that they’ve successfully tested a hydrogen jet engine — technology the companies hope might eventually help erase aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions. The ground test marks “the world’s … Read more

Apple Music’s year-end roundup is a little better this year

Image: Apple Best of 2022 lists and end-of-year recaps are just around the corner, including Spotify Wrapped, the streaming platform’s flashy interactive feature that’s become an annual tradition that overtakes social media for a few solid days. Its main competitor, Apple Music, made some charts for listeners, too, and comes with some changes this time … Read more

Polestar CEO doesn’t want the company’s first e-bike to be a ‘marketing stunt’

Image: Polestar Polestar is making its own e-bike. In a recent interview with The Verge, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath confirmed that the company was working on a battery-powered two-wheeler along with Sweden’s Allebike, with which it had previously worked on a Polestar-branded nonelectric mountain bike. But that said, Ingenlath said he is cognizant of how … Read more

The best Cyber Monday deals you can still get

The Noc Design / The Verge Cyber Monday is behind us — but is it really, though? Many of the deals that started on Black Friday continued through the weekend, remained with us on Cyber Monday, and now, we’re here. It’s Tuesday, and there are still many great tech deals available on gadgets like earbuds, … Read more

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