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Game of Thrones 2.3 – What is Dead May Never Die

Meet Brienne. She’s the butch Tilda Swinton who can most likely kick your butt.

Previously! Whenever I see a review complain about how much there is in the beginning of each season I realize: Oh. They’ve never played open-world RPGs. Because that’s how it is – you wander, meet tons of people, get loads of quests, then you figure out which way you’re going to go – straight, evil, this way, etc. (And y’all who have read the books are basically playing with the game guide.)

I say all of this because, damn, how sad for them. Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Red Dead…they’ve missed all of that. (Not to mention D & D, Magic the Gathering, on and on.) Fellow Gamers? Our time is now. We are finally the cool kids.

And one last thing, in the opening credits, when Pyke’s gears turn and it rises – watch the bridge that connect the towers. Nice little addition of gravity, model makers. That looks amazing.   Continue reading

Game of Thrones 2.2 – The Night Lands

It’s Mage FIre Crotch and King Whiner, ready to alienate themselves further.

Previously on Game of Thrones: baby killing! Baby dragons! Stannis whining like a titty baby! A LOT OF BABIES, is what I’m getting at. And we had yet another place revealed on the map, Pyke, home of the Greyjoys – but is it a home to Theon? Note: neither this show, nor this recap, is for the uptight or squeamish. We’re going blue. Continue reading

Game of Thrones 2.1 – The North Remembers

Nobody loves me…it’s true. Not like you do.

PREVIOUSLY ON GAME OF THRONES: 800 pages of incest, murder, gore, Direwolfs, Wight Walkers, whores, clockwork maps, and dragons! And for the record: noble, honorable men get their heads removed. So…rethink that whole “play by the rules” thing. Not in this game. It pays to be canny.  Continue reading