Game Of Thrones Ending: Who Was That Kid At The Council Meeting?

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Game Of Thrones Ending: Who Was That Kid At The Council Meeting?

The final episode of Game of Thrones saw the conclusion of eight seasons of stories, some ending tragically while others came out pretty well, all things considered. "The Iron Throne" also saw the return of a few characters who've been missing from the show for a while, giving us a look at what happened to them since their last appearance.

A word of warning: there are spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6, beyond this point!

After Daenerys Targaryen's sack of King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister tries to convince Jon Snow that something has to be done about the queen. Jon is finally convinced and when he finds himself alone with Dany, he pledges his loyalty to her one last time--before stabbing her with a dagger, killing her.

Game Of Thrones Finale Includes Accidental Plastic Water Bottle

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Game Of Thrones Finale Includes Accidental Plastic Water Bottle

Game of Thrones no doubt has one of the biggest production budgets in all of TV, but production mistakes continue to happen in its final season. Eagle-eyed fans noticed a plastic water bottle that can be seen behind Sam Tarley's leg in one scene of the episode, "The Iron Throne." This was noticed by fans on Twitter, and we've confirmed it.

You can see the water bottle just behind Tarley's left leg. Take a look for yourself in the image below. A second water bottle was also seen next to Ser Davos, and you can check out a screencap below.

This is just the latest mishap for Game of Thrones season 8, as an earlier episode--The Last of the Starks--showed a coffee up on a table in front of Daenerys. HBO digitally removed the cup, but the internet never forgets. It seems likely that HBO will also erase the water bottle.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Finale Review: A Fitting End, A Botched Journey

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Finale Review: A Fitting End, A Botched Journey

Given the smelly trash fire that the episodes leading up to it were, there was never any real chance of Game of Thrones' finale, Season 8 Episode 6, "The Iron Throne," being anything other than a disappointment. But at least they tried.

There's a parallel universe somewhere where this exact episode was preceded by two full seasons of the phenomenal storytelling that Game of Thrones was once capable of, and in that brighter timeline, the show went out on the right note. It still would have been bittersweet, but it would have also felt earned, which this definitely did not. Too many plot points were swept under the rug and too many endings came from seemingly out of nowhere for this to feel satisfying.

Unlike the nonsensical Dothraki charge in Episode 3 or Euron's magic scorpion bolts in Episode 4, there was nothing particularly terrible in the Season 8 finale; we got some surprises (Bran the Broken), while other plotlines concluded exactly as they needed to (Arya sailing West, and Brienne finishing Jaime's page in the Kingsguard book). It just all felt a little tawdry thanks to the path we took to get here.

Minecraft Reaches Massive New Sales Milestone

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Minecraft is one of the most popular and commercially successful games in history. Microsoft has now shared a new sales update for the entire franchise--and it's huge.

Minecraft creative director Saxs Persson said in a blog post that the franchise--which debuted on PC 10 years ago in 2009--has now crossed 176 million copies sold. This counts copies sold across all platforms. The game has sold a copy in nearly every country in the world, Persson added. This includes at least four copies sold in Antarctica.

The game launched on PC, but now it's available pretty much everywhere you can play games, including console, mobile, and more.

Game Of Thrones Finale: What Happened To The Starks In The End?

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So that's it. Game of Thrones has come to its end. There's a new ruler for Westeros, and while a whole bunch of people died along the way, a lot of fan-favorite characters managed to make it through the game of thrones and win, or at least didn't die.

In Episode 6, "The Iron Throne," we saw what finally became of the Stark kids after years of them dodging death at the hands of their enemies. Here's what happened to the Starks in the final moments of the show--as always, there are tons of spoilers for the finale episode from here on out.

Let's start with Jon Snow. In the aftermath of the destruction of King's Landing, Jon had to choose whether to serve Daenerys Targaryen as a tyrant queen. Instead of ruling at her side (or taking the risk of letting her kill him and the rest of his family at some later point), Jon assassinated Daenerys, stabbing her in the heart with his dagger.

PlayStation Was Largely Left Out Of Negotiations With Microsoft Over New Deal - Report

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Last week, Microsoft and Sony made the unexpected announcement that they were laying the groundwork for a future partnership that could unite PlayStation and Xbox in some way. A new report from Bloomberg states that the news caught the PlayStation team by surprise.

The story cites people with knowledge of the situation who say Sony negotiated with Microsoft on the deal "largely without the involvement" of the PlayStation team.

"Negotiations with Microsoft began last year and were handled directly by Sony’s senior management in Tokyo, largely without the involvement of the PlayStation unit, according to people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg reported.

Stunning New Westworld Season 3 Trailer Introduces Aaron Paul's Character And Lots More

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With Game of Thrones coming to an end, HBO wants to remind people that it has more shows in the pipeline. One of those is Westworld, which returns for a third season in 2020.

The network has released the first trailer for it, and it's incredible. The trailer shows off Aaron Paul's character and so much more. There is seriously a lot to unpack. And as always with Westworld, this trailer seems to pose more questions than it answers. Check it out:

The first Season 3 trailer premiered just ahead of the start of the Game of Thrones finale. We'll have lots more on Game of Thrones (and Westworld) coming up soon on GameSpot, so check back with us for more.

Elizabeth Olsen Auditioned For Game Of Thrones, But It Didn't Go So Well

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Elizabeth Olsen, who is perhaps best known for playing Scarlet Witch in the MCU movies, has revealed that she auditioned for the role of Daenerys in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She didn't get the part, and it ultimately went to Emilia Clarke.

Olsen recalled her audition in a new interview with Vulture. She explained that she performed a monologue, and she used two different accents. Whatever the case, she acknowledged that she was "terrible." Overall, she called it the "most awkward audition" she ever had.

"When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that," she said. "It was the most awkward audition I'd ever had."

Emilia Clarke Says Goodbye To Game Of Thrones In Emotional Post

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Ahead of the Game of Thrones finale tonight, Daenearys actress Emilia Clarke has posted an emotional goodbye to the franchise. Writing on Instagram, Clarke said she was overcome with emotion with putting her thoughts into words about the end of Game of Thrones

"Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me," she said. "The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I've sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice."

Stephen King Comments On Game Of Thrones' Final Controversial Season

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Stephen King Comments On Game Of Thrones' Final Controversial Season

Legendary author Stephen King has commented on the controversial final season of Game of Thrones. His post contains spoilers, so scroll down below the image to see what he had to say. SPOILERS FOLLOW BELOW THE IMAGE.

Posting on Facebook, King said he's "loved" the final season of Game of Thrones, including Daenerys embracing her "Mad Queen" side in Episode 5 with the burning of King's Landing. King also addressed what seems to be a negative campaign against Game of Thrones in the final season. Bear in mind that King posted his comments on May 17, after Episode 5.

Here is his full statement: