Game Of Thrones: How Many Dragons Are There In Westeros? (Season 8 Episode 4)

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For the entirety of Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen has held a huge trump card as she worked her way across Essos and, finally, to Westeros to take the Iron Throne: dragons. The incredible power of dragon fire can melt castles and ravage armies, and their ability to fly has put them out of reach of anybody who would try to fight back against them.

Having air superiority has made Daenerys nearly unbeatable in recent seasons, but she lost one of her dragons in the war against the Night King and the White Walkers. That left her with only two.

Qyburn, Cersei Lannister's Hand of the Queen, also developed a weapon that could take down dragons, giving Cersei a chance to fight back against the otherwise unbeatable creatures. The giant crossbow, known as a scorpion, can knock dragons out of the air--and in Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks," Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Fleet manage to use them, mounted on their ships, to kill Rhaegal, the dragon Jon Snow rode in the Battle of Winterfell. That means Daenerys just has Drogon, her largest and most fearsome dragon, remaining.

Borderlands 3: CEO Calls Original Claptrap Actor "Bitter And Disgruntled" Amid New Dispute

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Borderlands 3 has found itself embroiled in another controversy. Randy Pitchford, the CEO of developer Gearbox Software, has called out David Eddings, the original voice actor for the franchise's mainstay robot character, Claptrap, as being "bitter and disgruntled" amid news that he won't return for Borderlands 3. This drama comes not long after Pitchford made heated comments criticising a media publication's coverage of the game's implementation of microtransactions (more on that later).

This all started when Eddings himself confirmed on Twitter that he won't reprise his role as Claptrap in Borderlands 3 after the game's big reveal event last week. Eddings said it came down to a matter of payment. Eddings voiced Claptrap, a wise-cracking, sarcastic robot, in all of the previous Borderlands games when he was an employee of Gearbox. He reportedly did not receive a fee beyond his normal salary to do this when he was working at the studio; Gearbox says this kind of arrangement is normal.

No. For the first time, I insisted on getting paid for my performance and all of a sudden they couldn't afford me. Now I'm not telling them how to run their business but maybe next time they should put the $12M payment from 2K in the Gearbox bank account instead. Just sayin'...

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 Review: Self-Sabotage At Its Finest

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4, titled "The Last of the Starks," in a way had it easy: It couldn't have possibly been worse than the nonsensical Episode 3, "The Long Night," which many fans feel betrayed the very core of what Game of Thrones is. With the bar set so low, Episode 4 was always going to seem better in comparison. And sure enough, it wasn't the worst episode so far in Season 8.

But there's just something off about the way Game of Thrones' final conflict--the one between Cersei, Dany, and Jon/Aegon--is taking shape. Jon's explanation that he has no desire to make a claim to the Iron Throne (which apparently took place offscreen at some point) isn't good enough for the Dragon Queen, and what do you know? This episode proved Dany's worst fears right: Now that Jon's secret is out, there's already talk of how much better he'd be at ruling.

But why? Is that conversation justified? Jon has proved time and time again that he has what it takes, but so has Daenerys. They're in the endgame, and now is no time to be sowing inner conflict on your own side. Characters like Sansa and Varys should be smarter than this (although they weren't smart enough to remember that crypts are full of corpses, so who knows?).

Game Of Thrones: What Does Dracarys Mean When Missandei Says It? (Season 8)

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Game Of Thrones: What Does Dracarys Mean When Missandei Says It? (Season 8)

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 has just aired, and after tensions ran high (both political and bedroom related), we're fast approaching the penultimate moment in the battle for the Iron Throne.

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones: Episode 4 below.

In the final moments of Episode 4, Missandei is precariously stood beside Cersei having been taken prisoner. Dany watches on as Tyrion attempts to negotiate for her life and Cersei's surrender. Unfortunately, his diplomacy fails and Cersei turns to Missandei and tells her to share any final words. Missandei looks to her queen below and declares "dracarys".

Here's How The Game Of Thrones Spinoffs Are Shaping Up

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Author George R.R. Martin has provided an update on how the Game of Thrones "successor" TV shows are shaping up. In a post on his blog, Martin said three of the five shows in development are moving ahead. They're coming along "nicely," he said. As for the other two, their status is uncertain.

This news comes not long after Game of Thrones director and producer Bryan Cogman said his Game of Thrones successor show was canceled. One of the shows, which may or may not be called The Long Night, stars Naomi Watts and will start shooting this year.

This one is set thousands of years before the mainline HBO show. The other two are still working on scripts, but there is no word yet on the stories they'll tell or who may star in them.

Rage 2 Graphics: PC Requirements Revealed As PS4 Edition Confirmed For 1080p, Xbox One 900p

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Bethesda's next big game, Rage 2, is almost here. The game arrives on May 14, and ahead of that, Bethesda has announced that the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game has "gone gold," while the publisher also confirmed the game's minimum and recommended settings for PC.

"Going gold" means development on the base game is finished. Rage 2 was developed by Just Cause studio Avalanche Studios with support from Bethesda and id Software.

As for the PC requirements, the minimum specs show that you need a 64-bit OS running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10. You'll need an Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1330X or better processor, along with 8 GB of RAM. The minimum specs also mention you'll need a Nvidia GTX 780 3G or AMD R9 280 3GB or better for a graphics card. 50 GB of hard drive space is needed. You can see the full minimum and recommended settings below.

Game Of Thrones: Showrunners Explain The Key Moments From Episode 4 (Season 8)

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Game of Thrones' final season continued tonight with a dramatic fourth episode called "The Last of the Starks." A lot happened, and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are here to help you make sense of it all.

HBO has released a detailed breakdown mini-feature in which the show's creators take you through the key scenes and sequences, and provide insight into all the big moments. Of course you'll want to have already seen Episode 4 before diving into this video.

Looking ahead to Episode 5, HBO has already released the first teaser trailer for it. As you'd expect, it teases further dramatic events to come--check it out here.

The Game Of Thrones Episode 5 Preview Trailer Has Arrived (Season 8)

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The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end very soon. After tonight's Episode 4, called "The Last of the Starks," just two episodes remain until everything wraps up in the acclaimed and long-running HBO show.

The network has released the first trailer for Episode 5. You can watch it below.

The four previous episodes leaked partially or in full before their air-dates, so you can expect the same to happen with Episode 5. Be careful out there.

Bayonetta Dev Says It Has A Game Idea That "Has Never Been Done Before"

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Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames has teased that one of its next projects may be unlike anything it has made before. Studio head Atsushi Inaba told Video Game Chronicle that he's aware that's a claim that is often said, but he really means it.

"Right now we're in the middle of designing something that has never been done before," he said. "I know a lot of people say that, but the game we're working on truly is unlike anything else. Even for our varied history of veteran game developers, this is something that has never been designed before. So from a game design perspective, we're very excited right now."

That's all Inaba had to say on the subject; it's unclear when the studio may formally announce the title. Whatever the case, Inaba said 2019 is an "incredibly important year" for PlatinumGames. "Without speaking directly to the number of titles we may or may not announce, I can say it's going to be a year of some major new approaches, new challenges, and new methods for us."

Stranger Things Lawsuit Dropped Just Days Before Going To Trial

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The 2018 lawsuit that alleged that Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer stole the idea from someone they worked with in the past has been dropped. Director Charlie Kessler, who alleged that the brothers stole his idea for what they later made into Stranger Things, dropped the lawsuit just 48 hours before the trial was scheduled to start on Tuesday.

His lawyer confirmed this to The Hollywood Reporter. Kessler said in a statement that the Duffer brothers "independently created the show." As THR mentions, it's unclear if Kessler was paid for dropping the lawsuit and releasing the statement, but Kessler said the decision to drop the lawsuit was not a settlement. Still, both sides declined to say if any money changed hands.

Kessler initially sued the Duffer brothers on a claim that he pitched them on an idea for a project that takes place on Long Island, New York near an abandoned military base and has sci-fi elements including government experiments.