Marketing is coming. That's right, Game of Thrones is about to kick off their fourth season of the wildly popular series, and they're looking for some unique marketing opportunities. Thinking outside the box, HBO is teaming up with an eSports giant.
Put your dragons away and cover up folks, because here’s one rumour that might just make your Friday that little bit more awesome.
Game of Thrones season 3 has recently started up on DSTV again and I have to admit I’m one of those people who are slightly addicted to the violent, sexy, tangled drama that makes up Game of Thrones. Even so I do get confused as to who is sleeping/killing who at different parts in the series.
It’s no secret that Game of Thrones: The Game of Thrones: The Game of Thrones: The Game of Thrones: The Game of Thrones: The Game (Geoff hits Darryn with a wet fish)…Where was I? Oh yes. It’s no secret that the Game of Thrones game is pretty much, well, crap. There’s so much that could have been done to make it better, but instead we were left with a sub-standard RPG experience instead. Instead of getting something far more awesome…like this!
Here is some of the most amazing geek stuff I’ve seen lately. From iron thrones to keyboard sandals, some one please make me a millionaire! I’ll be dreaming about these all weekend.
With the HBO adaptation of the George RR Martin novels sitting high and mighty on the Iron Throne of television right now, a video game adaptation was inevitable. So far, those incarnations of the world of Westborous have failed to live up to the high standard set by the show itself, but can Game Of Thrones, live up to the impossible standards of the show, or should it be banished to a lifetime of service in the Night Watch?
I’m a little addicted to Game of Thrones at the moment and can’t wait for my weekly dose of violence, fantasy, sex and uncomfortable themes and moments. I mean who would have guessed it was his sister on the horse… eish.
Anyway back to the point, there is also a Game of Thrones videogame coming out and while I had little hope that it would be a great game I did expect it to stick to the theme of the tv series.
If you’re on twitter you should be following me (@lazygamers) but besides that you would have also noticed that there are certain words you mustn’t tweet.
If for example you tweet “I can’t find my iPad” you are guaranteed to receive a flood of spam tweets telling you where you can get a cheap iPad from and how they think you’re sexy and must call them.
I’m a massive fan of the Game of Thrones TV series. No I haven’t read the books and yes that means I’m not really a fan but moving on, like I said I’m a massive fan of the TV Series and as such I’ve been keeping an eye on the upcoming RPG of the same name.
Am I excited about it? No… No I’m not. I have a horrible feeling it’s going to be a buggy disaster with no real soul but rather just another cheap cash in - though hopefully I’m wrong.
By Alex Hempel
There just had to be a video game based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire books. After HBO aired a very well-made 10 episode series of the first book, there was no way around it. But somewhat unexpected, this first game is neither an RPG or action game, nor is it particularly close to the books.
A Game of Thrones – Genesis looks at things from a strategy angle instead. Developed by French studio Cyanide (probably best known for Blood Bowl), it presents you with a number of ideas and concepts that you don’t see very often in a strategy game. Instead of having to build massive armies and crushing your enemies, the game focuses more on diplomacy and trickery.
I love Game of Thrones, it’s absolutely fantastic and it’s way awesome that there’s an RTS and an RPG based on the series on the way.
The books are from the 90s though, so you have to ask yourself… what would it have been like if the series became popular enough back in the day to warrant an awesome RPG on your Sega Megadrive or Super NES.
I’m not gonna lie, this video is friggin’ hilarious.
[CAUTION: SERIOUS SPOILERS AND NOT SAFE FOR WORK]