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Game of Thrones MMORPG

March 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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Yes, Virginia, it’s true… there is going to be a GAME OF THRONES MMORPG. And that’s in addition to the two previously announced videogames from Cyanide, the real-time strategy game GENESIS and the forthcoming Cyanide RPG.

The upcoming Game of Thrones MMORPG is currently being developed by BigPoint ( in collaboration with HBO. BigPoint is already one of the premier developers of online games, including Battlestar Galactica Online, and Lord of Ultima. Now, in partnership with HBO, and based on their award winning television series, BigPoint is working on a Massively Multiplayer Online version of Game of Thrones.

Venture Beat ( got an early look at the game, including a few screenshots and some discussion about the focus of game play, noting that both combat and politics will be vital to the players success.

To sign up for updates on the game, go to their official Game of Thrones website (

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Five Days To GAME OF THRONES dvd and blu-ray

March 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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Your wait is almost over. Within the week you can own the first season of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES for yourself. DVDs and Blu-Rays of season one are now available for pre-order, and will be shipping on Tuesday, March 6. No wonder they’re calling it Super Tuesday!

Here’s a taste of the extras that you will be getting with the Blu-Rays and DVDs, a small portion of my own commentary from Episode 8, “The Pointy End.”

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You can purchase your own copy of the Blu Ray or DVD set of Season One, (including more commentary tracks from many of the people who worked on the show) from your favorite on-line retailer, or directly from the HBO Store.



I’ve seen both DVD and Blu-Ray. The DVD is immensely cool, and the Blu-Ray is cooler. Incredible HD picture and sound, and the ‘extras’ are amazing. My favorites are the wonderfully drawn sidebars about Westerosi history, read by cast members and written by the multi-talented Brian Cogman. And somewhere on the Blu-Rays there are buried dragon eggs as well, though I haven’t found any yet (no, DON’T TELL, I want to find ’em for myself, the hunt is half the fun).

So go ye forth and grab a set or three, and let’s see if we can surprise and delight and astonish HBO and the industry with the number of DVDS sold on day one!

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March Madness

March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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Somehow it has become March already. Where did January and February go?

Two months of the year are gone, and already I feel as if I’m two months behind.

And things only get crazier from here.

CANADIANS, take note! I am heading up to Toronto in less than two weeks. I’ll be speaking and reading at the Toronto International Film Festival (sorry, they tell me the event is already sold out), and the signing at Indigo Books. Dates, times, and other details available on my website, so go check there for links.

Back home after that, and back at work, but then at month’s end I am off again, this time to the UK, where I will be Guest of Honor at Eastercon, this year at Heathrow. I will also be doing a couple of signings, one in Bath and one in London. From the UK, I head to Portugal, and events in Lisbon and Porto. Back home again just in time for the NFL Draft (didn’t think I’d miss THAT, didja?).

In between all this, I have, hmmmmm, lemme see, one two three four FIVE projects that I am currently working on, four of which were due months ago… but it’s the fifth that has all my attention now, that I absolutely must finish and deliver before the trip to the UK.

(Oh, and somewhere in there me and my assistants and my accountant must find time to prepare my taxes, so I can write the IRS the biggest check that I have written in my life. I am going to be much, much poorer by month’s end)

Busy, busy, busy.

I love the work, actually. I just hate the deadlines.

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