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.)
Night Country just wrapped up, and HBO has already confirmed that it’s being renewed for season 5, with López returning as showrunner. HBO says that it was the most watched season of True Detective yet, which might explain why it has signed López to a multiyear deal to “create content exclusive to HBO and Max.”
Now that the Playdate is a little easier to actually purchase, Panic is showing off some upcoming games for the handheld. Its next showcase takes place on February 28th, and it’ll feature Mars After Midnight, the next game from Papers, Please and Return of Obra Dinn developer Lucas Pope.
The second game in the remake trilogy expands on the original in terms of both story and gameplay, and — despite a little filler — the additions are very welcome. Plus, it’s still super weird.
The original two Star Wars Battlefront games are making their way to modern platforms — while the collection was announced at a Nintendo Direct for the Switch, it’s also launching on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation. Even better: the games will support up to 64 players online. The collection will be available on March 14th.
The Japanese version of today’s Direct had a slightly different lineup of games, and included the news that Mother 3 is coming to Switch Online subscribers. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting on an English version, but thankfully it’s not too hard to access online offerings from other regions.
Endless Ocean was something of a cult classic on the Wii, and a new version — called Luminous — is bringing the serene exploration to the Switch. It takes place in an unexplored region called the Veiled Sea that changes every time you play, and supports multiplayer with up to 30 people online and has 500 creatures to seek out. It launches on May 2nd.
One of the first big reveals during today’s Nintendo showcase was a remaster of Epic Mickey, the 2010 platformer that originally debuted on the Wii, and involves the Disney mascot wielding a magical paintbrush. The updated version is called Rebrushed, and it drops later this year.
That’s not much of a surprise, as she teased it yesterday, but now we have the goods on Gaga’s appearance as part of the new season of Fortnite Festival. You can get all of the details right here, but check out the important part — the skins and accessories — in the gallery below.