Deja News: 9/11/17

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Welcome to Deja News, the every Monday article where I talk about the news you already know about, and if you don’t know about it, you’re welcome.

Before I start this, let me just say that I love Disney and would never say a bad word about them… if they decided to employ me. Until that happens though, the readers deserve the truth! Disney dumps directors like DiCaprio dumps super models… in other words they don’t mind moving on to someone less attractive as long as they’re willing to say yes to anything. After all, an ugly supermodel is still an attractive woman.

What am I talking about? At this point I’m not too sure, but what I think I’m trying to say is that Disney has fired director Colin Treverrow. He’s not the first and won’t be the last. Word on the street is, the man responsible for Jurassic World was deemed “difficult to work with”.

As I said though, this is just one of many directors let go by Disney as of late. Earlier this year Phil Lord and Chris Miller were both fired from the Han Solo movie, control was taken away from director Gareth Edwards for reshoots of Rogue One, and Josh Trank was fired from a still unannounced Star Wars anthology film. Star Wars isn’t the only Disney product willing to discard it’s director though. Edgar Wright famously departed from Ant-Man due to creative differences.

I think this story is most interesting because it has so many layers. Marvel got rid of their incredibly talented director but things still worked out.  In my opinion, I thought Ant-Man was a really fun film even with all of the behind the scenes drama. With Star Wars, it’s a different story. I really thought all of the scenes that were added to Rogue One were really bad and only made the film worse. This doesn’t mean that Star Wars is doomed but it does suggest that the execs running the Marvel side of things might be better at their jobs than the people running the Star Wars films. We’re of course only 2 films in with Star Wars and only half of them have been bad. Episode 8 looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and who knows, maybe that Han Solo movie we were all begging for will be awesome.

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LA Noire, a game that people loved when it was first released but for some reason act like it’s a bad game now, was recently announced by Rockstar games to be getting a HD release this November. With the update, players are getting better graphics, more cinematic angles, and according to the story I read, “more”. Maybe that means customizable hats or a Matthew Mcconaughey costume. Who can really say at this point? All I know is that we’re also getting, “more.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for this. While I never finished LA Noire, I do remember enjoying what I played. I’m not sure it’s something I’m going to play when it comes out but i have a feeling the minute this game finds itself on a PSN flash sale, I’ll be picking it up and having a good time with it.

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For the last 2 decades, South Park has done everything it can to avoid controversy, but much like How I Met Your Mother and The Cosby Show in its final years, controversy has finally arrived for the show many refer to as “America’s Sweetheart.”

The latest South Park game, “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” seems to have ruffled a few feathers by featuring a “difficulty” screen that, depending on the difficulty you choose, determines the race of your character. If you’re white the game is easy and if you’re black the difficulty is set at it’s hardest.

I think this is really funny and a great way to get free coverage for a game. I also think it’s an original and funny way to determine a difficulty setting. Unfortunately, everything I just told you is FAKE NEWS.

That’s right, when this story broke, every video game site in the world ran with it. I’m sure if I dug deep enough, I could find SJW sites proclaiming this to be an amazing statement on the world and at the same time I’m sure I could find super hard conservative sites complaining that the white man has it just as hard.

Well, none of its true. Yes, this screen does appear in the game but it doesn’t actually effect the difficulty. It’s just a joke that seemed to take on a life of its own. Like I said, I liked the idea and am actually disappointed it’s not in the game the way so many of us thought it would be.

http://www.gamesradar.com/south-park-the-fractured-but-wholes-race-choice-wont-actually-affect-difficulty-says-ubisoft/?utm_content=buffer6e771&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer-oxmfb

Well, this has been another week of Deja News. Let me know in the comments what your think about last week’s news. Are you worried about how Disney’s handling Star Wars, are you excited about L.A. Noire, and what do you think about that South Park feature? Whether you loved or hated any of the stories and opinions I posted today, I would love to hear your thoughts on everything. It doesn’t matter if its on the site or over on the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ThinksofaThoughter/, what’s important is that we keep the conversation going.

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