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Rockstar Won’t Hire Famous Actors For Its Games Anymore And Burt Reynolds Is (Partly) To Blame

The most famous actor in Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably Graham Greene, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Dances with Wolves (1990). Houser highlights Greene’s work in the game as a Native American chief “losing his rights as an independent king … a gentle soul in that violent world” is “brilliant”.

In other Red Dead 2 news, a report has landed Rockstar in some controversy over Dan Houser’s revelation that his team has been “working 100-hour weeks” at several points in 2018, highlighting the averse working conditions experienced by many game developers working on AAA projects.

Source: Vulture

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12 Most Surprising Celebrity Cameos In Video Games

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From very early on, celebrities and video games have been very happily intertwined. In most cases, this involves making a game based around the celebrity, like the classic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, or the far-less-classic Michael Jordan: Chaos In The Windy City. But sometimes, a game will put a celebrity into a game that isn’t about them and the results can become all the more baffling..

From wrestlers in non-wrestling games, to beloved 80s sitcom characters going on murderous rampages, and even to US Presidents rolling up their sleeves and violently taking care of business, here are some of the weirdest, most unexpected celebrity appearances in video game history.

12. Ric Flair – Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

Like most wrestling stars, Ric Flair has made many video game appearances, albeit mostly in wrestling games which is fairly expected. Less expected, however, is his turn as a hard-nosed military dude in Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3.

Flair plays Douglas Hill, a hard-nosed commander coerced out of retirement to help train new Allied recruits and deal with post-World War II Japan and Russia. As an opponent in Commander’s Challenge Mode, Flair roasts your character (the FutureTech Commander) via a series of vignettes where he questions your toughness. He then boasts how he and his squad could destroy you and yours, just like any good wrestling heel should. Each time you beat him though, he does concede defeat, which is very unlike a wrestling heel. And sadly, never once does Commander Hill yell WOOOOOO.

Flair promoted his appearance in the game through a series of YouTube videos where he kept getting attacked by a Russian bear. Ultimately, he beat the bear with the figure-four leglock, a move Commander Hill probably should’ve thought of using on Command and Conquer players if he truly wanted to win.–137191.phtml Source: Destructoid

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