Game Of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Breakdown

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Breakdown

Game Of Thrones Is Coming

The first real trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here. It may be a total bummer knowing that this is the last time we'll see this cast of characters embarking on their journey toward the Iron Throne--or continuing to rule over it like jerks--but Season 8 promises to be nothing short of epic.

Coming in at a little more than two minutes, the trailer is jam-packed with characters we've come to know and love in vastly different situations than we're accustomed to seeing them in. From what's left of the Stark family fighting for their lives to Cersei Lannister relaxing, drinking while pregnant, and plotting, we have a decent idea of what's going down in the final season.

So we went through the trailer, frame by frame to breakdown what we think is going to happen in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. However, we won't know for sure until the series returns to HBO on Sunday, April 14.

The first real trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here. It may be a total bummer knowing that this is the last time we'll see this cast of characters embarking on their journey toward the Iron Throne--or continuing to rule over it like jerks--but Season 8 promises to be nothing short of epic.

Captain Marvel Reviews Roundup

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After an intriguing tease in a post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel has finally arrived. One of the most powerful characters in Marvel continuity is one of only two MCU films serving as a bridge between Infinity War and the conclusion against the murderous Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. As a result, fans have high expectations of Carol Danvers, both as a trump card to tip the scales in the heroes' favor, and as the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel universe.

The results are mixed. Reviews agree that Captain Marvel is a fun and enjoyable movie, but it has less of a clear identity than some other movies in the MCU. Our own Captain Marvel review from Michael Rougeau suggests that the issue is timing, and how the film's placement between the two halves of the biggest Avengers story yet does it a disservice.

"Captain Marvel feels like a forced cul-de-sac we have to drive impatiently around to get where we really want to go," he wrote. "To be clear: Captain Marvel is not a bad movie. It's just being released at the wrong time."

Captain Marvel Reviews Roundup -- Here's What Critics Think

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After an intriguing tease in a post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel has finally arrived. One of the most powerful characters in Marvel continuity is one of only two MCU films serving as a bridge between Infinity War and the conclusion against the murderous Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. As a result, fans have high expectations of Carol Danvers, both as a trump card to tip the scales in the heroes' favor, and as the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel universe.

The results are mixed. Reviews agree that Captain Marvel is a fun and enjoyable movie, but it has less of a clear identity than some other movies in the MCU. Our own Captain Marvel review from Michael Rougeau suggests that the issue is timing, and how the film's placement between the two halves of the biggest Avengers story yet does it a disservice.

"Captain Marvel feels like a forced cul-de-sac we have to drive impatiently around to get where we really want to go," he wrote. "To be clear: Captain Marvel is not a bad movie. It's just being released at the wrong time."

Nintendo Switch's Daemon X Machina Demo Is Leaving The Eshop This Week

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Nintendo Switch's upcoming mech action game, Dameon X Machina, received a free demo last month following February's big Nintendo Direct presentation, but you won't be able to download it for much longer. Nintendo has confirmed the demo is leaving the Eshop on March 10.

The Protoype Missions demo, as it's dubbed, gives players a chance to test out the game's controls and mech customization options. It features four separate missions followed by a boss battle. Afterward, select players will receive a survey to provide their feedback directly to the development team.

If you've yet to, you can grab the Daemon X Machina: Prototype Missions demo either from the Switch Eshop or Nintendo's website. The full game is still slated to release this summer and is directed by Kenichiro Tsukuda, who previously worked on the Armored Core series.

THQ Nordic Issues Further Apology For 8Chan Controversy

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THQ Nordic's parent company has issued another apology for the publisher's decision to hold an 'ask me anything' session on infamous message board 8chan last week. The website is known for hosting threads relating to subjects such as child pornography and white supremacy, so THQ Nordic's AMA there drew criticism from across the industry.

"This letter is to offer my sincerest apologies and regret for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna's interaction with the controversial website 8chan last Tuesday, February 26," said the company's group CEO, Lars Wingefors. "I condemn all unethical content this website stands for. Even if no one within the THQ Nordic Group would ever endorse such content, I realize simply appearing there gave an implicit impression that we did.

"As co-founder and group CEO of [parent company] THQ Nordic AB, I take full responsibility for all of THQ Nordic GmbH's actions and communications. I have spent the past several days conducting an internal investigation into this matter. I assure you that every member of the organization has learned from this past week's events. I take this matter very seriously and we will take appropriate action to make sure we have the right policies and systems in place to avoid similar mistakes in the future."

The Best Xbox Live Game Deals for Xbox One This Week (US, UK)

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The Best Xbox Live Game Deals for Xbox One This Week (US, UK)

A new week means another round of game deals on Xbox Live, and for the next six days, some pretty major titles are discounted on Xbox One. There's an EA publisher sale that just kicked off with huge discounts on some of its best titles, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield V, and A Way Out.

Dragon Age: Inquisition won over 130 Game of the Year awards in 2014, and in our review, GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd gave the game a 9 for its relatable cast of characters, compelling story, emphasis on player choice, and huge, diverse map to explore. You can pick up Dragon Age: Inquisition's Game of the Year Edition, which includes all DLC and add-ons, for only $10 (75% off!) this week.

If you've been looking for a story-driven co-op game to play with a partner or friend, A Way Out is an intense, emotional adventure you won't soon forget. Through local or online co-op, you'll play as two prisoners who work together to break out of prison, and as you follow their unpredictable journey, you'll have to make difficult decisions that ultimately determine each of their fates. If you're playing with a friend online, they can play along for free by using the game's Friend Pass. A Way Out is just $18 (40% off) this week on Xbox One.

Xbox Creator Says Don Mattrick Had Little Faith In The Console

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Microsoft, founded by Bill Gates, was--and still is--a hardware and software developer and distributor. Largely known for it's Microsoft Suite of tools, the company ventured into the nascent gaming scene in 2001 with it's Xbox home console. While it went on to sell a total of 24 million worldwide, former Microsoft senior vice president Don Mattrick didn't believe in the hardware.

According to a tweet posted by original Xbox creator Seamus Blackley, Mattrick "nearly blocked" Blackley "from addressing the company." Blackley, who was hired by Microsoft in February 1999, saw Sony's PlayStation introduction in the same year and came up with a console proposal for Microsoft: the original Xbox.

I’ve never talked about this before, but the irony of Don Mattrick as Xbox Chief was huge for me: when I first came to EA Canada to present the idea of a Microsoft console, he nearly blocked me from addressing the company because he didn’t believe it was possible. It was tense. pic.twitter.com/3pqRq4rGBL

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Teases Epic Final Confrontations

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The full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 is here. After several months of build-up via teasers, images, and posters, we finally have a good look at what to expect from the last season of HBO's long-running fantasy hit.

The trailer is all about setting up the epic battle against the Night King and his army of the dead at Winterfell. Most of the main characters feature, including Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Arya Stark, together with a taste of the epic battles that we've been promised this season. Check it out above.

Although Game of Thrones is nearing the end, there is a prequel spin-off on the way. X-Men: First Class' Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner and has developed the story with creator George RR Martin. This week it was revealed that the show will start filming early this summer.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Review - Yarn Good Game

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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Review - Yarn Good Game

In 2010, Kirby's Epic Yarn spun the traditional formula of Dream Land's favorite hero on its head, reimaging Kirby stuck in a world made entirely of yarn, buttons, and zippers. Extra Epic Yarn ports Kirby's sidescrolling platforming adventure from Wii to 3DS and stitches on a few new features and modes for good measure. Most of Extra Epic Yarn plays as you might remember the original game--and it still looks just as good--but the port's additions craft new, enjoyable ways for you to approach its content.

Kirby does not have his trademark abilities in Patch Land, so you need to rely on his new knitted form to find unorthodox ways of overcoming obstacles and vanquishing foes. To attack, for example, Kirby throws out a whip of yarn to unravel enemies before wrapping the material up into a ball that can be thrown. There are also moments within levels where Kirby will take on a new shape, which briefly alters gameplay--when Kirby is a fighter jet, for example, Extra Epic Yarn becomes a fixed shooter.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Version Might Have Been Revealed In Leaked Images

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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Version Might Have Been Revealed In Leaked Images

Ever since the first poster for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie was released back in December, there has been much speculation about what the iconic character will look like on the big screen. While everyone knows how the video game version appears, the posters so far suggest that Sonic will have a more humanoid appearance than we are used to. Now images of what could be the full movie Sonic have leaked.

The images were posted by advertising agency Hamagami/Carroll, and appear to be part of a branding guide for the movie. The pictures show Sonic in various action-packed poses, and while his legs are a little less muscular than the early pictures suggested, there are a couple of noticeable changes to his appearance.

Sonic's iconic white gloves have now become furry hands, and his sneakers aren't the red-and-white-striped design we're used to seeing him in. The images have now been removed from the agency site, and there has been no comment from Paramount about whether they are legit or not. Nevertheless, they still exist in other places--check out the image below, and the rest over at Polygon.