Remedy working on two new, big games, neither are Alan Wake

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Remedy working on two new, big games, neither are Alan Wake

Alan Wake will have to wait.

It’s best when talking about Remedy Entertainment — the demoscene developers turned benchmark makers turned creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break — to get that bit of bad news out of the way before delving into any talk of future projects.

The good news is that the Finnish game developer known for its narrative-driven, compulsively played games has not one, but two new big games in development. And while they still plan to support Quantum Break and are in casual conversations about a future for Alan Wake, the 130-person team is creating a completely new IP — and they hope franchise — for at least one of the two titles.

Watch the first trailer for Injustice 2

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Watch the first trailer for Injustice 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed Injustice 2 earlier today and premiered the first trailer for the game. It can be seen above.

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Watch Dogs 2 trailer leaks, don't see it right here

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Watch Dogs 2 trailer leaks, don't see it right here

But we have some highlights to share

The debut trailer for Watch Dogs 2 leaked overnight, spoiling the big countdown surprise Ubisoft has planned for noon today. The publisher is hitting video hosting sites with takedown notices, but the trailer can still be found pretty much anywhere.

Set to "Spaz" by N.E.R.D., the video takes us on a tour of San Francisco and its surroundings, from the city's slums and Financial District to a trailer park back in the hills somewhere. A skull-masked gang gets to disrupting tech 3.0, which means vandalizing skyscrapers, video boards and knocking out power to the whole city.

Watch the new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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Watch the new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Final one before Kingdom Hearts III

Sqaure Enix has released the new trailer for its latest installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. You can watch it above.

The trailer focuses on Aqua, one of the original wielders of the Keyblade, and her battle against the menacing Heartless. The Final Chapter Prologue will provide players and fans of the franchise a preview of what they can expect out of the studio's next game, the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III.

Authorities cracking down on Facebook users streaming movies through Live

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Authorities cracking down on Facebook users streaming movies through Live

Real time takedowns have already occurred

Facebook Live is trying to compete with Periscope and Meerkat as the number one destination for people who want to livestream their activities, but the website has already begun to see the new feature being used to stream movies, albums and TV shows.

Last week, a student in Illinois was caught livestreaming a new romantic comedy at a local theater thanks to regulations put in place by the theater, a remote team in India and Facebook itself. According to TorrentFreak, an antipiracy team had been set up in India to monitor for any mention of the movie in conjunction with livestreams. This particular student broadcasting the film on Facebook Live immediately caught their attention and they managed to get in touch with the Illinois cinema, confiscating the phone.

Ubisoft now banning Rainbow Six Siege cheaters permanently on first offense

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Ubisoft now banning Rainbow Six Siege cheaters permanently on first offense

Thanks, Overwatch?

Ubisoft is cracking down on players who cheat and hack in Rainbow Six Siege. The company announced today it would issue permanent bans to anyone caught cheating in the tactical, team-based shooter, even if it's their first offense.

"The presence of cheating in the game is something we take very seriously, and is a priority on the development team," the company said. "This update is one step among many that we are working on to better engage with the community on this issue."

Japan's 100 most popular Pokémon has been crowned

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Japan's 100 most popular Pokémon has been crowned

Numer one is not our choice, that's for sure

More than half a million Japanese Pokémon fans have weighed in: Greninja is the most popular Pokémon. The Pokémon Company crowned the water/dark-type in a live ceremony held earlier today, alongside 99 other beloved monsters.

Greninja garnered a little more than 15 percent of the overall vote, although with 721 other Pokémon to compete with, that represented a wide enough margin to take the win. Alongside the vaunted title of Most Popular, Greninja will receive a special Pokémon distribution campaign this summer. Attendees of the next Pokémon movie will be able to download the character into Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire; the contest launched as a promotion for that film.

PAX West badges now up for grabs

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PAX West badges now up for grabs

If you're fast enough, that is

Badges for this year's PAX West (formerly known as PAX Prime) are now on sale, the organizers announced on Twitter. Those eager to attend can't just up and buy them, though — they'll have to enter a virtual queue and wait their turns.

The ticketing system will automatically bump customers from the waiting room into the checkout process when the time comes around. Badges are available on a limited, first come-first served basis, however.

Fallout 4 modders report stolen content as support broadens to consoles

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Fallout 4 modders report stolen content as support broadens to consoles

PC players say console owners are rehosting mods instead of making their own

Following complaints from content creators, Bethesda Softworks has issued instructions on how to report Fallout 4 users who have allegedly stolen other players' mods. Modders can file Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests through the company's owner, ZeniMax Media, in the hopes of getting their unauthorized content removed.

Claims of stolen mods have swirled around the Fallout 4 community since the game's Creation Kit tools came to Xbox One at the end of May. The Windows PC version of the game has developed a large group of content creators, many of whom have not moved over to Fallout 4 on console. Instead, as they've said on communities like Reddit, Xbox One players are allegedly re-uploading PC mods without permission from the authors.

Overwatch director teases nerfs, competitive play changes to come

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Overwatch director teases nerfs, competitive play changes to come

It won't always be High Noon for McCree anymore

Two of Overwatch's more popular characters are changing soon, director Jeff Kaplan told Eurogamer. In an interview, he outlined what the team is planning for McCree and D.Va, along with the game's returning competitive mode and other features.

McCree is well known for his meme-generating ultimate attack and all-around skill, but Blizzard Entertainment thinks the character might be too powerful. Another designer took to Battle.net at the end of May to address concerns that McCree is overpowered, suggesting that a nerf was in the works.