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2020 In Review

2020 was a trip — nobody, after all, was planning for a pandemic. And nobody expected the disastrous response to it in the US, either. So we looked back on the most bizarre year in living memory, from the endless March to the summer of protests to all the other weird stuff that we’ve just about forgotten because this year just felt so dang long. But hey, at least the gadgets were good, right? Here’s a selection of the best, worst, and weirdest parts of 2020, as determined by Verge staffers.

Why Final Fantasy VII Remake is my game of the year

The weirdest pop culture of 2020

Sarah Cooper reflects on her whirlwind 2020 of Trump impressions

The best TV shows of 2020

We asked an influencer, yoga teacher, and vanlifers whether their pandemic pivots worked

Checking in on everyone who went remote this year

Make the most of wearing a mask

Why Hades is my game of the year

Hollywood wasn’t built for a year without theaters

In 2021, we need to fix America’s internet

We pay twice as much as Europe for high speeds, assuming we can even get them

2020 was the year everyone streamed

When we couldn’t go out, we watched anything and everything

Why Half-Life: Alyx is my game of the year

The year Instagram became Facebook

In 2020, the Trump administration declared war on dancing teens

TikTok on the clock but the party don’t stop