The road to Game of Thrones Season 8 has been hard on viewers. Taking an emotional – and to some a physical – toll. Death, despair, a cyclone of political machinations, copious amounts of violence…oh and did we mention death? Lots and lots of death! Seeing beloved characters find their demise while villainous vultures continue to find victory (*cough* Cersei *cough*) , has almost been too much to bear. One would teeter on being a real masochist to have held on for this long. But that’s GoT for you, a show that defies convention. There is nothing quite like it and there may never be again. And here we are, the beginning of the end for one of the biggest, most ambitious, ground-breaking entertainment franchises ever.
After 7 seasons of war and individual hardships, the sprawling story has dwindled itself down to but a handful of characters. The fight for the (Iron) Throne remains, but so does the threat of the Night King and the horde of white walkers. Unless differences are put aside and lasting alliances forged, the fate of Westeros hangs in the balance.
Below is a SPOILER FREE take on the premier episode. Alludes, implies, and discusses, but never spoils.
For the past seven years, Game of Thrones dazzled countless fans and became a culture-wide phenomenon. Legions of people from all walks of life are dedicated to the show, its stories, and all the characters fighting for the Iron Throne. As the final season begins, fans are excited and devastated all at once. They’ll finally know who claims Westeros, but the series that kidnapped their attention will end.
I, on the other hand, am just grateful that it’ll finally be over.
The yearly Star Wars Celebration, the huge convention in Chicago, for those unfamiliar with it, is here and with it, there’s plenty of new merchandise out. Some of these items are exclusive to the con and, thus, are sure to become collectibles. From mugs to pins to plushes there’s a lot to take in, so consider this your guide to the new merch and what to snap up while you can. (more…)
Game of Thrones Season 8 is only hours away. Fans across the world are shivering with antici… Well. You know. So how should fans get their GOT-fix before the next season starts? They’ve binge-watched all the previous seasons. They’d read every interview and watched every exclusive “sneak peek”. And yet they still can’t get enough. So NerdBastards scoured YouTube to find the best Game of Thrones parodies to soundtrack your life while you anxiously await the start of Season 8. Queue up your playlist and get ready to nod your head and sing-out-loud to some wonderfully nerdy Game of Thrones parodies.
After a long period of anticipation Disney has finally announced its mammoth streaming service, that will be rivaling giants such as Netflix & Amazon Prime Video. Due to hit North America in November of this year, can this century old powerhouse become one of the leaders of the not only the big screen, but the small screen too? (more…)
Today, just moments ago, during the much anticipated Star Wars panel, JJ Abrams, along with Kathleen Kennedy, unleashed the first trailer for the most anticipated movie of the year: Star Wars Episode IX, now, offically, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and, hot fucking damn, it is everything every fan could hope.
Before we get to any sort of breakdown, it’s time that fans see what JJ Abrams has been keeping up his sleeve.
What do you think of the new trailer? What are you hoping to see in the final episode of the Skywalker Saga?
The Elder Scrolls fan Ben Toth takes us on a look back at the world of Tamriel as The Elder Scrolls world reaches it’s 25th anniversary.
“Wake up, We’re here. Why are you shaking?”, these words were my introduction to the world of Tamriel and The Elder Scrolls. It was 25 years ago that the first game, Arena, was released by Bethesda, but I didn’t play until the third game in the series, 2002’s Morrowind. Morrowind was, for me, a formative game. Along with Ultima it set my taste in games, gave me my love of RPGs. Its deep world, expansive lore, and, frankly, a convoluted storyline with no clear sense of who’s telling the truth was, and is, deeply compelling. The game drops you into it right from the start and lets you be the fish out of water your character is, and it works wonders.
The moment audiences left the theater after witnessing the total carnage that defined Avengers:Infinity War, fans of the decade long series have been asking themselves (and diving into the vast conspiracies that have evolved throughout the farthest reaches of the internet to explore) which of their favorite heroes will meet their untimely demise at the hands of Thanos. Well, it looks like one of the biggest stars of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame may have just let their cards show while at her most vulnerable. Possible (probable) spoilers lie ahead.