Senior entertainment editor
Andrew Webster is the entertainment editor at The Verge, where he oversees the site's coverage of the intersecting worlds of gaming, film, and television. He joined the site in 2012 and has covered major events like E3, TIFF, Sundance, and GDC; served as a judge at The Game Awards and E3; interviewed industry luminaries like Shigeru Miyamoto, Phil Spencer, and Hironobu Sakaguchi; and reviewed countless games, movies, and shows including basically every Pokémon release. He has also edited several special issues covering topics like the history of PlayStation and how creatives get paid online.
Before his time at The Verge, his work was featured in outlets like Ars Technica, Wired.com, Eurogamer, and others. He studied professional writing at York University in Toronto and is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. (Go Leafs Go.)
For everyone who has missed the puzzle book adventures of Professor Layton and his extremely annoying apprentice Luke, Level-5 just released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Switch game New World of Steam. It looks like, well, Professor Layton, but with a strong steampunk vibe and updated graphics. Unfortunately it’s not launching until 2025.
E3 may be dying, but Gamescom is moving in the opposite direction. The convention just announced that it’s adding a third event to its slate: it’ll take place in São Paulo from June 26th to the 30th, joining existing conventions in Germany and Singapore. The team aren’t starting from scratch, however, and will be partnering with the existing Big Festival.
We know that the live event will feature Eminem and mark the end of the nostalgia-soaked Fortnite OG. But the latest tease also makes it seem like some cosmic weirdness will go down as well. We’ll find out soon: The Big Bang kicks off in-game on December 2nd at 2PM ET.
That’s Zack Snyder in Wired talking about the differences between theatrical and streaming movies — particularly when it comes to grabbing people right away — ahead of the release of Rebel Moon on Netflix.
On the streamer, though, you have to be careful with the opening of the movies because the barrier for entry is really easy. But also the barrier for leaving is very easy. The balance is a lot more difficult on a streamer than in a theater.
While Star Wars continues to feature new aliens engineered in a lab for maximum cuteness, Doctor Who is moving in the opposite direction. Just look at this thing. I very much relate to Donna at the end of the clip below. The Meep, as it’s known, will make an appearance in “The Star Beast,” one of a trio of Doctor Who specials coming over the winter.