October 21, 2016
'Game Of Thrones': Video Game As Brutal As Show, Plus Beer To Get Fans Through To Season 6

Game of Thrones is a popular book series and one of the most popular television series of all time. Now it is also one of the most popular computer games ever. Not only is the computer game popular, it is also closely related to the show. The Daily Egyptian reveals that Telltale's Game of Thrones is "as brutal as the TV show."

Apparently, for anyone who has ever wanted to be a part of the Game of Thrones TV show, the Telltale game is closest they will come to it. Check out the trailer to the Telltale Game of Thrones.

The beauty behind Telltale games is that instead of prompting the player, they are more like an interactive book through which the player can wander. Every decision the player makes will alter the course of the game.

The Telltale game is one way for fans eager for Season 6 of Game of Thrones to pass the time until the show starts once again, but apparently there is now another way for fans to make it through. Bustle reports that there is now a new Game of Thrones beer on the market. Brewery Ommegang has come out with Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale, which Ommegang describes aptly.

"[A] traditional Belgian-style wheat ale [that is] happily wed to citrusy, herbal American hops, yielding wheat maltiness, and moderate bitterness, white alluring fruit aromas and full-hop flavors."

Sounds divine! So what about the new Season 6? Even with computer games and beer, the wait is agonizing. But Comic Book recently interviewed Gwendoline Christie, who said she loves playing the character Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. Much to the disappointment of fans, Christie would not say what her character will be up to in Season 6.

"To be horribly disappointing, if I were to venture into that territory, it would be a plot spoiler."

But Christie did speak very highly of the new scripts.

"I think the scripts for the new season of Game of Thrones are really, truly brilliant, and it is my absolute pleasure to be a part of it."

She also couldn't – or wouldn't – disclose the fate of Jon Snow.

"I only read my bits in the script, I've got no idea."

With Season 6 set and ready for release sometime in April 2016, Game of Thrones is definitely doing well. This is evident in the number of nominations the show has been receiving. Variety reports that the show has one Golden Globe nomination, three Screen Actors Guild nominations, two Writers Guild Awards nominations, and one Producers Guild Awards nomination. That is seven nominations, which ties Game of Thrones with Veep and Transparent for the most nominations this year between the four awards.

Game of Thrones is so popular that, according to Time, it has even inspired Mann Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James to come up with a new book called Black Leopard, Red Wolf that he calls an "African Game of Thrones." He is clearly proud of his African heritage.

"I realized how sick and tired I was of arguing about whether there should be a black hobbit in Lord of the Rings. African folklore is just as rich, and just as perverse. We have witches, we have demons, we have goblins, and mad kings. We have stories of royal succession that would put Wolf Hall to shame. We beat the Tudors two times over."

What a wonderful new addition to the world of literature James' new book will be. Perhaps it will inspire another television show like Game of Thrones.

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