The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 day edition

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Watching them all — and you can watch just about every one now, thanks to Disney Plus — feels weird more than anything else.

If you’re someone who grew up with the animated classics they adapt, screening most of these remakes is like watching yourself on camera.

you’re going to an arena to see a cover band, and they’re not even that good.

It’s easy to say that the bulk of them are “shot-for-shot” remakes, even though that’s not really true.

The shame is that there are truly good remakes that are good because they feel unique.

(It will be years before we discover if these remakes mean as much to this generation as the originals did to the one prior).

They’re not going anywhere, and they’re working out just fine — in Hollywood, no one argues with a billion-dollar box office. »

Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has reportedly raised more than $16 million in an effort to help convicted felons in Florida register to vote.

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg's fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported.

"The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," a Bloomberg spokesperson told the news outlet. »

Sony Literally Cannot Match Microsoft’s Massive Bethesda Deal, Nor Do They Need To

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Yesterday, the video game industry earth shook when Microsoft announced it was buying ZeniMax and Bethesda for $7.5 billion.

Second, Sony is in a strong enough position with its first party studios and games where it…really doesn’t need to “respond” with some sort of purchase of its own.

So no, all this talk of Sony needing some high-profile studio purchase to match Microsoft is nonsense. »

Microsoft isn't done buying game studios, CEO Satya Nadella says

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"You can't wake up one day and say, 'Let me build a game studio'," he said.

In case there was any doubt, Microsoft confirmed yesterday that all future Bethesda games will be available on the Xbox Game Pass from day one.

We shared some thoughts of our own about Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda, and what it might be for the game industry as a whole, that you can partake in here. »