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EA reportedly cancels new Titanfall single-player game

A screenshot from Titanfall 2.
The wait for a new single-player Titanfall game continues. | Image: EA

EA has canceled an unannounced single-player game set in the same universe as Titanfall and Apex Legends, according to Bloomberg. The news comes on the heels of EA’s most recent earnings report on Tuesday, where it announced that it would be shutting down Apex Legends Mobile, halting development on a planned Battlefield mobile game, and delaying the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor by six weeks.

Apex Legends, a battle royale live service shooter from Respawn Entertainment that was born out of a plan to make a new Titanfall, has become one of EA’s marquee titles. Fans of Titanfall have been hoping for a new single-player game in that series following the well-received single-player campaign in Titanfall 2, but given Bloomberg’s report,...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 9:56 pm


Here are the key differences between Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones

Samsung S23 in cream, S23 Plus in lavender, and S23 Ultra in green side-by-side on a table with back facing out.
We may have to squint to see some of the differences in this iterative update. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Samsung announced a new batch of Galaxy S flagship phones at its Unpacked event this week, all of which are set to arrive soon. As expected, the new class to choose from this year includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung’s trio of flagships for 2023 offer some refined designs — which look a little iPhone-like, if I’m being candid — with some camera, battery, and processor improvements over last year’s S22 generation. But which one is the right one for you?

It may be a no-brainer if you don’t want a phone that’s too big (the S23 is the smallest of the three) or if you want a stylus (the S23 Ultra is your only option for S Pen use). But if you’re in the margins and need to contemplate which phone is the...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 9:41 pm


After years of rejections, The Legend of Zelda might finally become a Lego set

For nearly a decade, Lego has welcomed your ideas for what might become official Lego sets — but not ones based on The Legend of Zelda. Since 2014, it has rejected eight Zelda sets that gathered the required 10,000 votes for consideration, even as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and the original NES console have all come to Lego. In 2022, the company even straight-up banned Zelda submissions due to a “license conflict,” making the community think some other toymaker locked down the IP.

But according to Promobricks, one of the foremost Lego leakers, a Legend of Zelda set appears to finally be in development. If true, perhaps it might release alongside the Breath of the Wild sequel this May?

The new set is reportedly a 2-in-1 set...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 8:33 pm


How to preorder Samsung’s new line of Galaxy Book3 laptops

The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra with a houseplant on either side. The screen displays a picture of a dog’s face.
You can preorder the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra ahead of its release on February 24th. | Image: Owen Grove

It wasn’t just all about smartphones at today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. In addition to introducing the forthcoming Galaxy S23 series, Samsung took the stage to introduce a new line of laptops. The new Galaxy Book3 series starts at $1,449.99 and consists of three models: the clamshell Book3 Pro, the higher-end Galaxy Book3 Ultra, and the 2-in-1 convertible Book3 Pro 360. Both the Book3 Pro and Pro 360 will be available starting February 17th, while the Ultra will be available a week later, but you can preorder all three laptops starting today.

The new laptops are the successors of last year’s Galaxy Book2 line and look very similar, albeit with a few differences. Unlike their predecessor, they feature Intel’s 13th Gen Core...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 8:30 pm


Netflix hasn’t confirmed its plans to stop password sharing just yet

An illustration of the Netflix logo.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Based on info sourced from Netflix’s support pages, The Streamable reported on Tuesday details about its upcoming anti-password sharing efforts. But now Netflix tells The Verge it hasn’t confirmed what its setup could look like for US streaming subscribers.

We already know that Netflix is planning to roll out password sharing more broadly within the coming months. Netflix has been testing the program with subscribers in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru since early last year, where it started to require users to pay extra for additional users located outside of the subscriber’s primary household.

In its report, The Streamable cites this Netflix help center page as the source for its information. However, the information included in the...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 8:11 pm


Beyoncé fans may be the next to release their anger at Ticketmaster

Beyoncé at her Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend 2023 Performance
Fans who want to attend Beyoncé’s world tour will have to get tickets through Ticketmaster. | Photo by Mason Poole / Parkwood Media / Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal

Ticketmaster is about to face its next big test. Just over three months after the Taylor Swift debacle, Ticketmaster will be the place to buy tickets for Beyoncé’s upcoming Renaissance World Tour that was announced on Wednesday.

Like with the Taylor Swift presale, people who want to get tickets for Beyoncé’s shows in North America will have to register with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Ticketmaster notes in a blog post that registering does not guarantee that you’ll get tickets, and the Verified Fans who actually get a code to buy tickets will be determined by a lottery system.

If you want to register as a Verified Fan for the tour, you can do so on this Live Nation site. (Ticketmaster technically lives under Live Nation...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 7:51 pm


Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023: all the news and updates from the event

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Here’s the latest from this year’s first Samsung event.

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 7:44 pm


Rivian is laying off 6 percent of its employees — again

A yellow Rivian R1S with a flat front tire
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge

Another day, another company announces it’s laying off 6 percent of employees. Today, that company is Rivian, the EV automaker that had one of the biggest IPOs of 2021 but has since struggled to hit its targets as manufacturing and supply chain problems mount.

The layoffs also come amid a looming EV price war, in which Tesla and Ford have lowered prices on their flagships vehicles. Other automakers have said they are not ready to slash prices on their own EVs, but analysts predict that more companies will follow. Rivian currently sells three models: the R1T truck and the R1S SUV, as well as the EDV, which stands for electric delivery van.

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 7:40 pm


Where to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra

Samsung S23 in cream, S23 Plus in lavender, and S23 Ultra in green side by side on a table with back facing up.
From left to right: the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latest Galaxy trio is available for preorder | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Another year, another round of flagship Samsung phones. This time around, Samsung used its Unpacked event to announce a new line of Galaxy Books, in addition to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latter probably feels familiar to last year’s S22 generation, as there are once again three models to choose from: a big-ish one, a bigger one, and the biggest one. That last one, the S23 Ultra, features souped-up specs, a stylus, and some big megapixel gains. However, each member of the S23 family is promising faster performance than last year’s model thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors.

The S23 flock starts at $799.99 and goes up to $1,199.99 (unless you opt for pricey storage upgrades), and all three models are set...

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Published on 1 February 2023 | 7:33 pm