I don’t say this lightly: Jon Snow must die.
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HBO has continued its slow, agonizing trend of milking every last bit of hype for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. And you know what? It’s working. With the release of the first teaser, which reveals more than you might think, we’ve got a few questions about what it all means, and what lies ahead.
It’s all come down to this. HBO has debuted the first teaser for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, along with an official premiere date for the show’s long-awaited return. With Westeros standing on the brink of an abyss, it’s hard to say who’s going to emerge from the coming war alive.
Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, Giz's regular column all about the latest in board game and tabletop releases—focusing on the good genre stuff, though there are always exceptions! So far, it’s been a pretty dry 2019 in the gaming world, which is not really a surprise, considering how we’re now past the holidays and companies are saving their best stuff for later on in the year. Still, there are some cool things to highlight, as well as one sadder bit of news.
And you thought there were a lot of movies coming out this year? Get ready to never leave your couch in 2019, because the amount of TV you’re going to want to watch is truly staggering. Here’s our mega-giant list of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero shows we’re most looking forward to, with the standard caveat that any and all air dates are subject to change.
After years with no updates, in 2018 it seemed like the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise was getting back on track. Star Trek 4 was happening again, and the Trek movieverse’s first female director, S.J. Clarkson, was at the helm.
Then, things reportedly got bad with regards to casting. Now, there’s a chance the whole project might be going down like the Enterprise in Star Trek: Generations. Or in Into Darkness. Or Beyond. Take your pick, actually.
The first Game of Thrones might have centered around that whole “Winter Is Coming” thing, but George R.R. Martin’s next TV series will be about the longest winter of all.
HBO has announced the rest of the cast for the still-unnamed prequel with several new actors, including Star Wars newcomer Naomi Ackie, and revealed that Marvel-Netflix director S.J. Clarkson will be directing the pilot.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of all the latest toys threatening the contents of our wallets lately. It’s a new year, which means new toys! We’ve got an early look at the next line of Game of Thrones figures, Snape hits Figuarts’ Harry Potter line, and Medicom takes on the King of Atlantis. Check it out!
Many Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting that super-awkward moment in season eight when Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen come to a spoileriffic realisation. But according to one of the showrunners, as well as the actors themselves, the reveal could also tear them apart — because Dany might not let anyone block her path to the Iron Throne.
Careful, trademark infringement lawsuits may be coming. Even though HBO has already warned President Donald Trump to stop using Game of Thrones imagery to stoke fear and hate, he’s doubling down by turning his November 2018 meme poster into a real, tangible item. Accomplishing, well, who even knows at this point.
Turns out the only way you can beat Game of Thrones consistent record as the most pirated piece of TV around is... to hope for a year where it doesn’t air at all. At least that won’t be a problem after this year!
If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We have come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could and should have been better. Grab a chair and dive into the best and worst of 2018.
Most of us know Kit Harington as Jon Snow: bastard son of Ned Stark, current king of the North, and maybe also the rightful heir to the throne of Westeros. (Spoilers, I guess?) But he’s also the voice of dragon trapper Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
The guys likes dragons, is what we’re saying.
Winter may be well and truly behind us, but come next year, we'll be getting a winter the likes of which we've never seen. We're a few months away from the final season of Game of Thrones, where good will take its last stand against the forces of the undead, and we've gotten a gorgeously symbolic teaser for the final battle to come.
Strong writing is almost always what ultimately makes or breaks a video game, but it’s especially important in a game that’s as narratively-driven as Reigns: Game of Thrones.
Godzilla marches into action in a new still from King of the Monsters. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Dracula adaptation has found its Count. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adds some intriguing guests for its holiday special. Plus, a new Toy Story 4 poster, and details on the CW’s big DC Elseworlds crossover. Spoilers now!
Welcome back to another instalment of Gaming Shelf, our regular column where we look at the coolest board games and tabletop roleplaying games out there. This week, we've got a cool new Kickstarter for an Assassin's Creed roleplaying game, the long-awaited arrival of Betrayal Legacy, and a whole bunch more. Didn't spot any major expansions this week, but we'll be sure to keep an eye out!