League of Legends streamer banned from Twitch for slur says he was misheard

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League of Legends streamer banned from Twitch for slur says he was misheard

League of Legends streamer Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni was banned from Twitch on Tuesday for allegedly using a racial slur on stream. But Homayouni pushed back against the ban, saying that he’s been wrongfully accused and that Twitch staff misheard him.

“I actually just got suspended on twitch for something I never said but twitch missheard [sic] and assumed I did,” Homayouni said on Twitter. It’s not clear who reported Homayouni for allegedly using the slur, which he says was actually the word “idiot.”

What’s leaving Xbox Game Pass this month

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What’s leaving Xbox Game Pass this month

Nine games leave Xbox Game Pass at the end of April, among them the troubled-but-intriguing Homefront: The Revolution and both OlliOlli games from Roll7.

Xbox Game Pass’ library of more than 200 titles is not permanent; they come and go according to whatever agreement Microsoft has reached with the games’ publishers. For subscribers who want to continue their adventures after the titles are removed, Xbox Game Pass offers discounts of up to 20 percent off their Xbox Store price, but only until the end of the month.

Overwatch Workshop will let players script custom game modes, heroes

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Overwatch Workshop will let players script custom game modes, heroes

While Blizzard is wrapping up Overwatch’s 2019 Archives event, fans won’t have to wait long for the next addition to the game. In a developer update posted Wednesday, game director Jeff Kaplan shared details on the upcoming Workshop mode, which gives players tools to prototype their own heroes and build their own game modes.

Kaplan describes the Workshop as a “scripting mode that will allow you to make custom game modes within the custom game browser.” Players can already create their own custom rule sets, but the Workshop will be a far more robust system for players to set up and distribute their own spins on Overwatch. Players will have access to some of the same tools as the developers and programmers to make “whatever they could come up with, wherever their imaginations would take them.”

Does Morgana finally become human in Persona 5: The Royal?

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Does Morgana finally become human in Persona 5: The Royal?

The Phantom Thieves are coming back for more in Persona 5: The Royal, an expanded version of the original Persona 5 that’s set to release in 2020 for North American fans. Among new places to explore and revamped dungeons, a new Phantom Thief appears in Tokyo as well.

The original cast of Persona 5 is mostly high school students and what appears to be a talking cat named Morgana, who dive into people’s subconsciousness to trigger a “change of heart.” Whether it’s a teacher who’s been abusing students or a corrupt CEO, the Phantom Thieves are first led by Morgana, who seems to have pre-existing knowledge of how to take someone’s heart.

Persona 5: The Royal will hit PS4 this year with new content and a new Phantom Thief

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Persona 5: The Royal will hit PS4 this year with new content and a new Phantom Thief

Atlus will release a new and expanded version of role-playing game Persona 5, titled Persona 5: The Royal, for PlayStation 4 in Japan on Oct. 31. The game will come to North America and other regions sometime in 2020, according to Atlus’ U.S. arm.

Persona 5: The Royal will add a number of new features to the game, including a new Phantom Thief named Kasumi Yoshizawa; a new confidant named Takuto Maruki who works as a counselor at Shujin Academy; and a new location to explore, Kichijoji. The game will touch on the students’ third semester at school.

BioWare delays Anthem features, including its Cataclysm event

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BioWare delays Anthem features, including its Cataclysm event

BioWare said on Tuesday that it’s delaying major features for Anthem, including the limited-time Cataclysm event that was expected in May, as it prioritizes other fixes, like bugs, stability, and “game flow.”

“We set aside time for this work, but the reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for,” BioWare said in an update posted to the game’s subreddit. “While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed.”

Report: Cheaper Switch coming in June, ‘modest’ upgrade coming later

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Report: Cheaper Switch coming in June, ‘modest’ upgrade coming later

Nintendo will “likely” release a cheaper version of its Switch hybrid console sometime this June, according to a report from Bloomberg, corroborating previous reports about the company’s hardware plans.

Bloomberg didn’t specify a price point or what would differentiate the less expensive version of the Nintendo Switch from the current model. Nintendo sells the Switch for $299.99, the same price the console launched at in March 2017.

Jax’s ending in Mortal Kombat 11 is the best and boldest in the game

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Jax’s ending in Mortal Kombat 11 is the best and boldest in the game

Mortal Kombat 11 is out now, and at the risk of lightly spoiling a particular character’s story, you owe it to yourself to check out Jackson “Jax” Briggs’ individual ending, which does some big things with the fighting game’s time-manipulation plot device.

Even if you don’t plan to play Mortal Kombat 11 but might be interested in what Jax is up to these days — or what people might be talking about in both positive and negative ways — it’s worth the minute-and-change.

Here’s every new Essence power in World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara update

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Here’s every new Essence power in World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara update

Blizzard is implementing a new Azerite system in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara. The new Heart of Azeroth system mimics the Artifact system from Legion.

This Essence system is the newest addition to the Azerite Armor system, which players have complained about since launch. With Essence, players can now choose new passive perks and active abilities for their Heart of Azeroth.

Anthem’s latest patch adds a new Stronghold and mid-mission gear swapping

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Anthem’s latest patch adds a new Stronghold and mid-mission gear swapping

Anthem has had a tough road since its launch back in February. Despite a multitude of bugs and broken systems, BioWare has pressed on with the game, attempting to fix issues along the way. The game’s latest patch, which went live on Tuesday, focuses on fixing some of the nagging quality-of-life issues that players have had since launch.

The biggest change in the patch is the ability to access the Forge during missions, Strongholds, and freeplay. Wherever you are in game, you can finally change your loadout of weapons and gear. Previously, doing any of this required players to go all the way back to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.