Pikachu's name change in China is leading to protests in Hong Kong

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Pikachu's name change in China is leading to protests in Hong Kong

They're not very happy with Nintendo

When Pokémon Sun and Moon arrive in December, they'll be the first titles Nintendo has released in the franchise that will be available to play in traditional and simplified Chinese for players in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.

The inclusion of the Chinese languages follows fan petitions back in 2014 asking for these localizations. Yet some are upset that the translation renames one of Nintendo's most popular Pokémon characters, Pikachu.

Minecraft: Story Mode's sixth episode arrives next week

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Minecraft: Story Mode's sixth episode arrives next week

Our heroes kick off a new adventure

Minecraft: Story Mode's sixth episode, "A Portal to Mystery," will be available starting June 7, publisher Telltale Games announced today.

The episode will roll out next week on Android, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Telltale is also bringing the episode to the Windows Store.

Video game releases for June 2016

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Video game releases for June 2016

Here are some of the big games coming out this month

Below are some of the big video game releases for the month of June 2016. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2016. Along with that, here are the free games available with your Xbox Live Gold subscription.

What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

Resident Evil 5 for PS4, Xbox One arrives at the end of June

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Resident Evil 5 for PS4, Xbox One arrives at the end of June

All DLC is included

The updated version of Resident Evil 5 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches June 28, Capcom confirmed this morning. The launch date for the new edition had sneaked out over the Xbox One store earlier.

The rerelease includes all the downloadable content for the 2009 game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, too. That includes the two expansion episodes "Lost in Nightmares" and "Desperate Escape," the Mercenaries United and Versus Modes in multiplayer, plus all the costume packs.

Zero Time Dilemma arrives on Steam not long after handheld releaase

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Zero Time Dilemma arrives on Steam not long after handheld releaase

Play the game on one of three systems this June

Zero Time Dilemma will launch stateside on Windows PC June 29, developer Spike Chunsoft confirmed to Polygon. That's just one day after the final Zero Escape adventure hits Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on June 28.

"In Japan, the Steam release and physical release are both June 30 (2 a.m. JST)," a representative for Spike Chunsoft told us. "But due to time zones, that translates to June 29, 10 a.m. PT (give or take some time for it to go live on Steam)."

Starbreeze buys rights to Payday franchise, discusses future support and sequel

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Starbreeze buys rights to Payday franchise, discusses future support and sequel

Payday 2 will get at least 18 more months of support

Swedish game developer and publisher Starbreeze Studios today announced an agreement to purchase the full rights to the Payday franchise from publisher 505 Games for about $30 million in the company's stock.

Starbreeze also noted that 505 will get a third of all revenue from the future sales of Payday 3 up to $40 million, after Starbreeze has recouped its development and marketing costs.

PlayStation's E3 2016 press conference returns to a theater (hopefully) near you

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PlayStation's E3 2016 press conference returns to a theater (hopefully) near you

PlayStation's E3 press conference is once more coming to theaters this summer, live from every state in the U.S., five locations in Canada and still-unannounced theaters in Latin America.

The PlayStation E3 Experience, which is on Monday, June 13, will be shown in more than 85 theaters for free, up from more than 75 last year. Attendees for the event will also get some commemorative goodies including an E3 Experience cup and a PlayStation Collectible card. There will also be a digital gift basket for attendees, but Sony is keeping the lid on that for now.

This is the third year PlayStation is hosting a livestream of its press conference in movie theaters.

New Fable game in development from ex-Lionhead members

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New Fable game in development from ex-Lionhead members

Set in the world of Fable and launching on Kickstarter tomorrow

A new game set in the Fable universe is now in development at Flaming Fowl Studios, an indie team composed of former Lionhead Studios developers. In an interview with IGN, Flaming Fowl announced that the project, Fable Fortune, will open for crowdfunding tomorrow before launching at the end of 2017.

Fable Fortune is a collectible card game (think Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft), but will feature role-playing game-style quests. Much like in the older Fable games, from which Fortune's characters and settings are drawn, players will have to make decisions that could turn their hero to the good or evil side. Along the way, the team will offer online co-op and the ability to level up cards; Flaming Fowl is considering adding campaign and further PvP modes as well.