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'Game of Thrones' episode 1 -- 'Iron from Ice' review: The price of war

HBO’s Game of Thrones imbues a fantastical political chess game with energy and intrigue. The show has excelled even when it can’t quite depict the blood and guts of an actual battlefield. Telltale’s new Game of Thrones game takes a more personal focus and somewhat smaller scope—though it’s still expansive in comparison to previous Telltale titles.

In the first episode of the six-part series, “Iron from Ice,” players take on the role of two members of House Forrester—Mira and Ethan—as well as Gared Tuttle, a squire to the house’s lord. This evokes the feel of the TV series while exploring a more concentrated emotional core. The episode’s function as a table-setting introduction, however, demands a little more of a “wait and see” approach than a “can you believe what just happened” one—though there are several moments that evoke the latter.

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Here's which TV characters -- and original characters -- appear in the 'Game of Thrones' video game

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While Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones video game will focus on an entirely new house of Westeros—one not glimpsed in HBO’s hit—a few familiar and fresh faces will be popping up on the new adventure.

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Watch the first footage from the 'Game of Thrones' video game

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Telltale Games is offering players a chance to travel to Westeros and take part in the battle for the Iron Throne.

The makers of the Walking Dead video game, Telltale Games, are throwing players into the fight for the Seven Kingdoms by following the story of House Forrester, a family mentioned in George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series but yet unseen on HBO’s blockbuster adaptation Game of Thrones.

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What we know about Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' video game

Telltale Games has made a name for itself by delivering player-driven stories in established and beloved worlds. Releasing games in an episodic, TV-like fashion, they first saw big success with The Walking Dead video game and then an adaptation of the Fables comic series, The Wolf Among Us.

And now, Telltale is bringing its unique formula to another popular world: Westeros.

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John Oliver shoots salmon at Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, everyone else in TV

Last Week Tonight called in a few friends for its final episode of the year, uniting all of television, and a few film stars, under one idea all audiences can enjoy—celebrities being hit in the face by salmon.

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Funny or Die has 'Game of Thrones' on the brain for Halloween

There’s nothing wrong with going all-in on a Halloween costume, even if your neighbor’s kids have to stand in for the members of the Night’s Watch.

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Learn Dothraki on the go with new 'Game of Thrones' language app

Have you ever been caught in a conversation with a Dothraki and been unsure how to respond to their question about what to grab for lunch? Well, fear no longer—Random House has released a Dothraki Companion app to help users avoid any social follies while interacting with the inhabitants of the Dothraki Sea.

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Fired-up Ben Affleck clashes with Bill Maher over Islam

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Ben Affleck’s publicity tour to promote Gone Girl took a detour on Friday night, when the outspoken liberal engaged in a heated debate with author Sam Harris and HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher over their criticism of Islam. “They’ll criticize Christians … but when you want to talk about the treatment of women and homosexuals and free-thinkers and public intellectuals in the muslim world, I would argue that liberals have failed us,” said Harris. “We have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where criticism of the religion gets conflated with bigotry towards muslims as people. It’s intellectually ridiculous.”

Affleck, who frequently expressed impatience and outrage at Harris’ more measured explanations, was offended by the message. “[Your point of view] is gross, it’s racist,” the actor said. “It’s like saying, ‘Oh, you shifty Jew!’” READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Our final season wish list

Will the seventh and final season of HBO’s True Blood remain “True to the End”?

On Sunday, True Blood will kick off its 10-episode seventh and final season. The last time we saw the good folks of Bon Temps, Louisiana, things weren’t looking so good: Hepatitis V was spreading rapidly throughout the vampire population, Sookie and Alcide were a couple, and a group of hungry and infected vampires were on their way to ravaging Bon Temps. READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: Dissecting a heartless (and Stoneheart-less) finale

Welcome, lords and ladies (and smallfolk) to the final edition of this year’s Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis dive into season 4’s supersized ending, a feast of brawls and murders and missing minor characters. Check out James Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords (and beyond) below. (You know there’ll be spoilers for both the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

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