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Joker's real name in Persona 5 Royal is confusing for a meta reason

The man behind the mask has two names.

After beating Persona 5 Royal's tutorial section, you’ll be taken to an interrigation room where you’re subjected to illegal police tactics. You’ll be asked to write down your name to sign a paper. This is the part where you can make a funny, fake name like “BigTime CrimeGuy.” Some players might want to further immerse themselves in P5R’s world by using the main character’s “canon” name, as games often have. So what is Joker's real name? The answer's surprisingly complicated, and that's a repeating pattern throughout the Atlus series.

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Engage! Everything we know about Star Trek: Picard Season 2

Here's when you can expect to see more of Jean-Luc and the La Sirena crew.

After ten twisty episodes, the entirety of Star Trek: Picard Season 1 is now available to binge-watch all in one go. Now that Season 1 is done, what about Season 2? By the end of the Season 1 finale, "Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2," the status quo of the most famous character from Star Trek: The Next Generation has been changed forever.

So, will Picard Season 2 tackle these changes directly? What's the release date for Season 2? What will it be about? As Picard might say, "what are our options?" Here's everything we know right now about the future of Star Trek: Picard.

Spoilers ahead for all of Picard Season 1.

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8 games like Persona 5 Royal you can play on Nintendo Switch

Persona 5 Royal isn't available on Nintendo Switch just yet, but these games might entertain you in the meantime.

Persona 5 Royal, an updated and enhanced version of the 2017 JRPG classic, is coming out for PS4 on March 31. Gamers love Persona 5 for its memorable style that blends demon-taming with dungeon-crawling. The story is full of engaging characters and set mostly in a Japanese school, so it winds up feeling like you're the hero in some kind of anime. Royal is essentially a remake of a sort that introduces new characters, locations, and a whole lot more.

Unfortunately, neither Persona 5 nor Persona 5 Royal are available on Nintendo Switch despite the fact that Joker is a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For anyone who wishes they could play a Persona game on the Switch, you'll have to whet your appetite with one or more of the following games.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Animal Crossing games — the closest I came before was getting really good with Villager in Super Smash Bros. — but I’ve fallen in love with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stuck at home indefinitely, Nintendo’s tropical island adventure is the perfect escape from our brutal coronavirus nightmare, but there’s one thing I didn’t expect from the new game: It keeps encouraging me to put down my Switch and take a break.

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Inverse Daily: Inside the hospitals treating coronavirus

Emergency rooms are being pushed to the brink.

In case anyone needs a reminder, even if your coworkers seem chill and functional and are making good, socially timed jokes on Zoom, it’s okay — normal, even — to not feel that way. Everyone processes the overwhelming feelings of this pandemic differently. It’s okay to be sad, confused, or not quite there. It’s okay to not make focaccia, even though your friends on Instagram appear to be passing the time this way. It’s okay to eat many generous handfuls of chocolate chips like I just did. It’s okay — and I cannot stress this enough — to not be productive.

Looking for some unproductive ways to pass the time? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to binge-watching.