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While it’s really great to get a new tech device — a phone, a laptop, a game console, a Kindle, or a TV — as a gift, it’s even cooler to start working or playing with it. But where to begin? Here at The Verge, we want to help, so we’ve put together lists of our favorite apps, games, and shows for the year 2020. Check out our app picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, M1-equipped Macs, and TVs. We’ve listed our favorite mobile games from Apple Arcade and Google

Cyber Monday is upon us. The big finale of the busy shopping weekend will officially happen Monday. But if you’ll be busy with work or whatever else, there’s some good news today: You can get a lot of the best Cyber Monday deals early. More and more retailers have lifted the veil on their new deals earlier than ever, and we’re focused on adding them here. As you’re expecting, there are some great deals on TVs, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, video games, and much more. We’ll be doing our best to

Black Friday is here. You know the deal: it’s the biggest shopping day of the year, followed closely by Cyber Monday, which is happening first thing next week. As you’re expecting, there are some great deals on tech, including TVs, laptops, gadgets, video games, and much more — we have it all below. Unlike most years, the ongoing pandemic saw retailers releasing some of their best Black Friday deals earlier than ever, giving shoppers more opportunities to snag gifts. With that, a few deals might look a little familiar, but

Many businesses are closed or operating with reduced hours as a way to encourage social distancing. Some countries and US states have even mandated that some types of businesses and public spaces close for the next few weeks. GameStop stores are still open, which seems inadvisable at best. However, one upshot is that the company has decided to release Doom Eternal today, one day early, in an effort to avoid crowds.  Doom Eternal is the sequel to 2016’s rebooted Doom title. It once again follows the Doom Slayer as he

It’s been a long time since Valve took us to the world of Half-Life, but the wait may have been worth it. The newly released Half-Life: Alyx is being called a true virtual reality masterpiece. It’s actually driving many people to pick up virtual reality headsets for the first time, but the VR landscape can be confusing for new players. Here are your options. First, Check Your PC Specs Desktop VR games generally require substantial computing power, but Half-Life: Alyx is even more demanding than other titles. Valve says you’ll

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