This streaming site shows you which Valorant streamers are playing your favorite Agent

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This streaming site shows you which Valorant streamers are playing your favorite Agent

Valorant’s only been out for a day and there are already hundreds of streamers and content creators playing it and vying for your attention. With all these options, it can be hard to figure out which streamers to watch. But a new website called Operator.gg makes that process a little easier.

Operator.gg lets you sort streamers based on the map or Agent that they’re currently playing. You can even widen the search field a bit by choosing multiple Agents but keeping it limited to just one or two maps. This way you can find exactly the stream you want, or the one that’s most helpful.

How to support Black Lives Matter and the protests against police brutality

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How to support Black Lives Matter and the protests against police brutality

Over the past week, people have come together all over the world to protest the deaths of George Floyd, who was killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck until and after Floyd became unresponsive; Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in her own home; and Ahmaud Arbery, who was gunned down by two white men while out jogging. These aren’t the first protests against police violence against black people — 2014 saw protests after Eric Garner and Michael Brown were killed by police officers — but violence against protestors has escalated as President Donald Trump has reacted to the protests by encouraging the use of force and promising to designate anti-fascists, who are not actually a formal organization and stand against dictatorial power, as a terrorist group.

As protests continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, here is a list of ways you can support, participate in, and boost the struggle against police brutality and systemic racism.

Warhammer 40,000 spin-off Necromunda: Underhive Wars is back with a new trailer

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Warhammer 40,000 spin-off Necromunda: Underhive Wars is back with a new trailer

The digital version of the classic Necromunda tabletop miniatures setting now has a release window. Developers at Rogue Factor tell Polygon that Necromunda: Underhive Wars is due out this summer for both PC and consoles. It will launch with three playable factions, several multiplayer modes, and a 15-mission campaign written by the setting’s original creator — author and game designer Andy Chambers. The announcement includes a new teaser trailer, which we’ve embedded above.

The Necromunda setting is a spin-off of Games Workshop’s popular Warhammer 40,000 universe. It tells the story of that world’s impoverished working class, who are left to fight over scraps deep beneath massive hive cities. First released in 1995, the setting was rebooted in 2017 with a new boxed set called Necromunda: Underhive.

Valorant’s first cinematic trailer is here alongside the game’s launch

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Valorant’s first cinematic trailer is here alongside the game’s launch

Valorant’s launch day is here and Riot has released the game’s first ever cinematic trailer to mark the occasion.

The trailer, called Duelists, shows off some of the personality of Valorant’s different Agents and gives players a look at their personalities beyond the in-game interactions. Apparently, Phoenix is on a mission to stop Jett from planting some kind of device — though it isn’t really clear what it is or what it does. All that matters is that Jett and Phoenix have to go toe to toe.

New Total War game launching for free on the Epic Games Store

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New Total War game launching for free on the Epic Games Store

Last year, Creative Assembly and Sega announced a new game in the Total War franchise, Total War Saga: Troy. On Tuesday, the studios announced that they will launch Total War Saga: Troy exclusively onto the Epic Games Store on Aug. 13 of this year. But unlike other exclusives, players can download Total War Saga: Troy for free, to keep, for the first 24 hours of its launch.

The Total War games are intimidating for new players, but this initiative offers a free way for players to test their interest in the franchise. “Not only does this mean that we can bring the tales and legends of Troy to a wide audience through Epic’s massive platform, but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time,” said Tim Heaton, chief studios officer at Sega Europe Ltd.

Everything you need to know about Valorant’s first battle pass

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Everything you need to know about Valorant’s first battle pass

Valorant has officially gone live, and that means there’s a shiny new battle pass full of cosmetics waiting for players. As with the battle passes from many other games, Valorant’s dozens of cosmetic-only items for players to unlock. Players can earn these items by gaining XP from playing the game and completing quests to level up through the pass’ 50 tiers.

The battle pass is tied to the game’s current content episode, called Ignition. Riot will continue to update Valorant with new episodes every few months, in the same way that many games have seasons.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season 4 postponed by Infinity Ward

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season 4 postponed by Infinity Ward

Last week, Infinity Ward announced its plans to launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone season 4 on June 3. On Monday night, the studio revealed new plans to push season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile season 7 to different dates.

In a post on Twitter, the Call of Duty account tweeted a message with an all black background, announcing that the currently-planned seasons for both games will now come at a later date. “Right now it’s the time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard,” reads the post. “We stand alongside you.”

Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion launching June 17

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Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion launching June 17

Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion The Isle of Armor will be released on June 17, The Pokémon Company announced Tuesday. The company said the second expansion, The Crown Tundra, will be released in fall 2020.

The Isle of Armor will take place in a new area of the Galar region, aptly called the Isle of Armor. It’s got a new storyline and gym for players to complete, but the update also brings newly discovered Galarian forms of Pokémon and fills out the Pokédex. Some of the new additions were shown off in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday morning: Exeggutor, Tauros, and Poliwag, among plenty more.

Valorant launch patch adds new agent, new map, and a new game mode

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Valorant launch patch adds new agent, new map, and a new game mode

Riot Games officially released Valorant on Tuesday and revealed what’s changing from the game’s beta on launch day.

Along with the usual balance updates, including buffs and nerfs to a few Agents, Riot also introduced Reyna, the game’s newest character, a new map called Ascent, a new game mode called Spike Rush, and several quality-of-life updates that should make the game better for everyone.