The Daily Populous

Monday August 16th, 2021 evening edition

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Rumor has it that Alan Wake 2 has moved into "full production".

"I am happy with the progress we have made so far in 2021," Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said.

Control continues to reach new players, expands into new games, and is a strong proof of our ability to create category-defining games and brands.

Our multi-project model is continuously developing and we are approaching a phase where we can launch new games more often and more regularly.

We are on track to reach our ambitious long-term growth objectives.".

Remedy has also confirmed that it's working on a new game set in the same universe as both Control and Alan Wake , too, which may be an entirely new IP.

With so much still up in the air and the subject of so much speculation, here's hoping Remedy confirms one way or the other soon, eh?. »

UK's ambassador to Afghanistan is STILL in Kabul 'personally processing visa applications'

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The UK's ambassador to Afghanistan put plans to leave the country on hold - and remained at Kabul airport to help process the applications of those seeking to leave.

'However our Ambassador remains in Kabul and UK Government staff continue to work to provide assistance to British nationals and to our Afghan staff.

Britain's ambassador to Afghanistan Sir Laurie Bristow (right) remains in Kabul today, despite an SAS-backed operation to evacuate embassy staff amid a Taliban takeover of the city. »

Court Orders RomUniverse to Destroy Pirated Nintendo Games and Stay Offline * TorrentFreak

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A California federal court has ordered the operator of the now-defunct pirate site RomUniverse to destroy all copyright-infringing games within two weeks.

The website facilitated massive online copyright infringement of many popular Nintendo titles, according to the complaint filed at a California district court.

Finally, Judge Marshall also orders the destruction of all pirated Nintendo games that are still in Mr. Storman’s possession. »

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

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“(China) really wasn’t interested in reaching out until recent years,” said Chen, who has tracked China’s international legal actions.

Wu and her fiancé, 19-year-old Wang Jingyu, are not Uyghur but rather Han Chinese, the majority ethnicity in China.

Dubai also has a history as a place where Uyghurs are interrogated and deported back to China. »

USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent

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Starting in October 2021, average benefits for food stamps (officially known as the SNAP program) will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels.

Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps (officially known as the SNAP program) will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. »