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Culture encompasses books, movies, television, music, video games, internet memes, and thousands of branches of art. And sure, culture includes the latest entertainment news too. At The Verge, we construct entry points both into the mainstream and the niche, the tentpoles and the hidden gems, to help make the most notable and discussed parts of the cultural conversation understandable and accessible to everyone.

After a decade, MapleStory players finally get to fight their biggest villain

Nintendo’s NES controller for the Switch is a great but pricey way to play 8-bit games

A new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery ups the stakes for season 2

YouTube brings its trending charts to the YouTube Music app

Sega brings Genesis classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage to Amazon’s Fire TV

Making retro games more accessible

Internet Culture

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Netflix is testing an instant replay feature

Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game

The 20 best TV series of 2018

The 10 best comics of 2018

Gris is like a stunning animated movie that you can play

YouTube Rewind 2018 is officially the most disliked video on YouTube

Pokémon Go’s PvP Trainer Battles are now live

The Free Music Archive will live on

Facebook and ZeniMax settle legal battle over Oculus VR and stolen secrets

Gaming

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Epic will let other game developers use Fortnite’s cross-platform tools for free

Blizzard’s Overwatch League will have its first home games in Atlanta, Dallas, and LA next year

A preview of the league’s ultimate ambitions

Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features

The five emoji skin tone options don’t accommodate a diverse world

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Coffee Meets Bagel redesigns its app and introduces profile commenting

Cold War propaganda spread the myth that science isn’t political

Doom is getting a 25th anniversary mod from the game’s co-creator

Epic removes all Infinity Blade games from the App Store

8BitDo’s wireless adapter is the best way to use a GameCube controller with a Switch

Film

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