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Winter is here. The Night King’s army has breached the Wall and is invading Westeros in Game of Thrones: Conquest. Inspired by the events from the award-winning HBO series’ season seven finale, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and HBO Global Licensing today revealed limited time in-game winter events that take place from Dec. 22 – Jan. 2.


During the Jaime’s Pledge event, which takes place December 22-24, players must band together to take on an army of White Walkers that have infiltrated Westeros. Those who join the fight will have an opportunity to earn materials to craft Lannister House gear sets.


Following Jaime’s Pledge, additional holiday themed events will be coming to Game of Thrones: Conquest. These events include The Long Night (Dec. 25 – Jan. 2), Feast of Crone (Dec. 30 – Jan. 1) and The Iron Bank (Dec. 24 – Jan. 2), which will transform the world of Westeros for the holidays and feature a variety of high level rewards and themed gift boxes.

Developed by Turbine, Game of Thrones: Conquest gives players the ultimate goal of navigating the dangerous political landscape of Westeros in order to claim the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow guide players along as they strategize their way from bannerman, to the head of a Great House, all the way to King or Queen of Westeros. But only the most cunning have what it takes to sit atop the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones: Conquest is available on the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, follow Game of Thrones: Conquest on Facebook, Twitter and on the official forums.

This is a great addition to the game and will no doubt excite many fans of the series. Will you be checking out these new Winter Events?
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and HBO Global Licensing today announced the launch date for Game of Thrones: Conquest and revealed the first teaser trailer. Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy mobile game is coming to the App Store and Google Play on October 19, 2017.


Whether it’s through sheer might or deception, Game of Thrones: Conquest lets players rule their House as they choose. Powerful armies will be raised to march against rivals, while players command their own small councils to sabotage their enemies from within. But only the most cunning have what it takes to sit atop the Iron Throne. Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy mobile game is coming to the App Store and Google Play later this month.


Players who pre-register for Game of Thrones: Conquest at the official site will receive the Prepare for War Bundle the first week of launch only, which will include exclusive Night’s Watch training gear, as well as gold and resources to aid in their fight for the Iron Throne.

Will you be checking out Game of Thrones: Conquest when it releases?


Check out the trailer below.



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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and HBO Global Licensing have announced pre-registration for the upcoming mobile game Game of Thrones: Conquest.

Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy mobile game puts players at the head of their own powerful House, with the ultimate goal of navigating the dangerous political landscape of Westeros and claiming the Iron Throne. Players will see some familiar faces from the hit HBO® show as they play the game, including Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow. Game of Thrones: Conquest is coming to the App Store and Google Play later this year.

Starting today, fans can pre-register for the game at:

Players who pre-register for Game of Thrones: Conquest will receive the Prepare for War Bundle, which will include exclusive Night’s Watch training gear, as well as gold and resources to aid in their fight for the Iron Throne.

Whether it’s through sheer might or deception, Game of Thrones: Conquest lets players rule their House as they choose. Powerful armies will be raised to march against rivals, while players command their own small councils to sabotage their enemies from within. Westeros won’t be simple to conquer. Players must defend their Houses from each other in player versus player battles or form a strategic Allegiance as they fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms.

This is an interesting looking mobile game. Game of Thrones fans might want to take a look at this one, especially while we wait for the next season.

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By Shelli Anpan On 21 Jul, 2016 At 08:07 AM | Categorized As Animation, Comics/Manga, Conventions, Featured, News, News, Otaku Events, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHi everyone! Shelli Anpan here to bring you a peek inside the halls of San Diego Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), the largest pop culture convention in the United States.

Originally geared towards the comic and graphic novel aficionados, SDCC has since grown over the past several decades to encompass all forms of art and geekdom, including (but not limited to) TV shows, big budget movies, video games, and detailed replicas. To learn more about SDCC and its history, click here.

With almost 24-hour programming, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when attending a convention of this magnitude. To narrow it down a bit this year, here are my Top 5 for Day 1:

  1. #TheHallofFaces
    All 4 Days, L Street Fine Art Gallery
    As a huge fan of the Game of Thrones television series, this is definitely a must-see. Going off of the listed description, “The Hall of Faces activation will allow guests to enter the House of Black and White and ‘Become No One’.” Praise to the many-faced god!
  2. #SuperheroIRL
    6:30PM – 7:30PM, Room 24ABC
    Everyone has encountered bullying in some way, shape, or form in their life, inspiring writers and artists to create (super)heroes to overcome them. Nonprofit Pop Culture Hero Coalition harnesses the idea of the superhero and applies those ideals to the real world. With the advent of Internet and prevalence of cyber-bullying and recent physical attacks around the globe, heroes in the real world are needed now more than ever to stand up and be beacons of hope and strength against the bullying, against the hatred.
  3. “Geek Couture” Fashion Show
    6PM – 8PM, Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt
    Although I probably will not be able to attend the Fashion Show as it conflicts with the #SuperheroIRL panel, I still can’t wait to see what beautiful works of wearable art will be showcased this year!
  4. CBLDF: Navigating The Powers & Perils of Banned Books
    12PM – 1PM, Room 30CDE
    Ever wonder why graphic novels are attacked by censors? This panel will discuss just that and and how to successfully integrate them into the classroom.
  5. Exclusives!
    Last, but not least, I’m super excited for exploring the Exhibit Hall! For all first-time con-goers, the Exhibit Hall is where you’ll find all the popular, rare, and exclusive paraphernalia you could ever desire. These include comic books, original fine artwork on canvas, highly detailed sculpted collectible figures, video games, apparel, and accessories. SDCC is well-known for their w exclusive merch, which can only be purchased at the convention. Of course, you’ll probably be able to find that special exclusive on eBay later for an arm and a leg.

That’s all for now, but to get live news and visual within the con, follow me on Twitter (@ShelliAnpan)!

Are you going to SDCC? Do you wish that you could go? Tweet at me and let me know what you want to see, and I’ll do my best to take you there!

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Another character has been cast for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League – Jason Momoa as Aquaman!

For any of you that are fans of the Game of Thrones series, you’ll recognize Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo! He performed amazingly in Game of Thrones so I have faith that he’ll do well as Aquaman.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theatres on May 6, 2016.

How do you feel about Jason Momoa as Aquaman? How do you feel about Aquaman being cast? Let us know in the comments!

By Amy McGarey On 13 Mar, 2014 At 12:14 AM | Categorized As ROG Fashion, Television | With 0 Comments

No GravatarJust in time for the premiere of Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Black Milk Clothing has released a huge line of clothing inspired by the popular HBO series. The new collection features dresses, leggings, bathing suits, skirts and tops.

Black Milk Clothing is well known for making leggings and body-con dresses with geeky themes such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. The new Game of Thrones collection has a lot more variety and more styles to flatter different body types.

Which house will you represent?




By Akodo On 15 Apr, 2013 At 02:52 AM | Categorized As Reviews, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

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Walk_of_Punishment_still_TyrionTywin performs his first meeting as Hand of the King, with great tension between all of them, especially with Cersei and Tyrion. Tyrion in a move, only for Tyrion, moves his chair completely opposite of Tywin at the other side of the table. Tyrion is named as Master of Coin, as Little Finger is to be married to Lady Lysa Tully of the Vale. Tyrion gets the advice from Little Finger on being the Master of Coin; as they leave, Tyrion finds a proper way to repay Podrick for him saving his life. He gets Podrick, 3 whores, and tells him to have fun and be back before his supper. Tyrion looks over the books, and finds out Little Finger borrows the money from Tywin and Iron Bank of Brothers, and the bank will fund the enemies and get their money. Podrick returns, with a pep in his step, and finds out that he still has the money, and they realize the whores didn’t take, because Podrick was that good, and they want to know every little detail.

GAME-THRONES-WALDAU_320x240Jaime & Brienne, as they are riding as captives, Jaime tries to give excuses on why they got caught on everything, but Brienne counters with just reasons on his loss and capture every step of the way. As Jaime, soon turns cold, and tells her she will be raped, as she has no use to them, compared to Jaime. Brienne tries to talk her way out, but she is dragged away to be raped. And Jaime talks of who Brienne and her father are, and to get them from raping her and to ransom her back to her father. As Jaime continues using his silver tongue on Lord Bolton, to get him to turn to the Lannisters with gold and titles, and away from the Starks. As they “free” Jaime he is forced on a table, and how his words didn’t work on Lord Bolton, and after talking with him that his father doesn’t always help, he takes Jaime’s right hand, his sword hand, as payment!

Arya and Gendry see Hotpie is saddened and as he approaches he tells them, he’s staying to cook at the inn, giving Arya a parting gift of bread shaped as a wolf. After a heartfelt goodbye is said between friends, they travel with the Brotherhood. Arya’s parting words to him, the bread is really good.

0Jon Snow with the King North of the Wall approach the Fist of the First Men where the horses have been slaughtered, but the dead crows are now Wights walking with the White Walkers. As Mance calls for 20 men to scale the walls to take Castle Black, with Jon and to “Look for the biggest fire the North has ever seen!” to be the signal to attack. As Lord Commander and company return to the evil bastard, the Crows where they are confronted but he relents after the overwhelming force of what’s left. Lord Commander wants to kill him, but is being hospitable since they are given food for his remaining Crows. As he insults Sam over his weight, saying to eat him, as Gilly is in labor in the background. She gives birth to a boy.

Theon is finally freed and sent to meet with his sister. As Theon approaches his rendezvous, he is accosted by his mysterious captures, who look like Iron Soldiers, and is struck by a mace to the chest. Theon was about to be anally raped but is saved by the same one who freed him the cell.

GoT-Walk_Of_Punishment-200x200Dany is horrified by the walk of punishment, where slaves are crucified for doing something grievous. As Barristan and Jeor battle against each other, on the way to get an army and how to use them, before they meet with the Slaver. As the Slaver continues to berate her, but she turns it around with her wanting to buy all 8,000 of the Unsullied, She will buy them with a single dragon, and he agrees. As she leaves, she puts down Barristan and Jeor, that they are only to advise, and never question her in front of anyone ever again.

Robb attends the funeral of his grandfather with Lady Stark, even though some of his generals don’t see it as a reason to go. After a comical moment of the lighting of the funeral pyre by an inexperienced archer, Blackfish finally shoots a single arrow to give his father, Lady Cat’s father, and Rob’s grandfather proper burial. Robb disciplines a glory ridden general, his uncle, trying to gain some glory because he took a mill, and shows his blunder in every way possible, as a King and General should. Lady Stark and her Uncle Blackfish talk of old times, and as Lady Cat breaks down over the loss of her sons. As Blackfish reminds her, to remain strong for the sons, including Robb.the-blackfish-game-of-thrones-recap

By Akodo On 8 Apr, 2013 At 11:44 AM | Categorized As Reviews, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

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imagesContinuing in the Game of Thrones season 3 amazingness, this episode focuses on Bran, Arya, and Brienne & Jaime, with a sprinkingly of Sansa, Jon, Robb, and Theon. The episode was another recap of sorts, but more so, a catching up on the rest of the characters, that weren’t in the season premiere. This one wasn’t as slow as last week, but it finished filling in the gaps, while providing a plethora of new information for fans of the show, to ponder, and to continue to wander what will happen next, but in a good way. Still very little action but battles of words and a duel give you credence to stay and enjoy.

The episode opens with an older Bran hunting the infamous three eyed crow, with Jon and Robb, giving him pointers on being an archer, from his first lesson in season 1. After missing, he is suddenly approached by Jojen Reed, giving him an shrouded answer before he awoken, and after a tiff with Osha, they break camp. Later, they are tracked by an unknown enemy, finally revealing himself as Jojen Reed, and Meera quickly subduing Osha, they win Bran’s trust after Jojen wins Summer’s trust and continue with them. During this short time of traveling, Jojen tells Bran, he’s a Warg, a person who can see from within the eyes of animals, and the three eyed crow is him, Bran and has a deeper meaning. It’s additionally weird, seeing how Bran’s gotten older and his voice deeper.

images (3)Arya, is travelling with Gendry and Hot Pie, attempting to travel north, when they come upon by the Brotherhood, and “persuaded” to tell there tale at the Inn of the Kneeling Man by Beric Dondarrion. After eating and showing, Arya she can’t wield a sword, he lets the trio go, but not before Gregor the Hound is brought in and identifies Arya before ending.

Jaime and Brienne, travel, and as Jaime continuously wants to learn of Brienne and what’s she made of, much to her chagrin. They are spotted by a traveller, who asks where they are going, after kindly replying and them both continuing on their way, Jaime says, he knows who they are, and should kill him, Brienne adamantly refuses. As they approach a bridge, Brienne has to make a choice swim with Jaime across, or the more open sight of the bridge, and Jaime continuing to talk. After being crafty, Jaime manages to grab one of her swords, and after having the upper hand, he quickly falls to Brienne. After giving they are surprised by Vargo Boat, who now is aligned with Robb, and captures the two.

Quick recap of others in the episode; Within the time, Sansa is questioned peacefully by Olenna and Margaery Tyrell to learn of Joffrey’s nature, and Sansa at first beats around the bush, but soon recounts about Joffrey’s mercy in having her father beheaded. Robb is informed of Winterfell being sacked and Bran and Ricken are still missing to Lady Stark. Jon Snow is finally introduced to a Warg, before which he is told about how Mance united the Wildlings, but after he is informed of the Battle at the Fist of the First Men. Finally, we see that Theon was captured by an unknown group, most likely Loyalist Starks, and being tortured for why he took Winterfell. But after leaving him, he is told that a servant was sent by his sister to rescue images (1)him.

By Charles On 21 Dec, 2011 At 07:09 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Movie News, Reviews, Television | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSome more things I liked about 2011:

Movie Remakes that Didn’t Suck: Normally, remaking a film is a near-guaranteed failure. Not only does it show a lack of creativity on the part of the studio by rehashing an older (and often superior) film, but it also leaves them open to the inevitable backlash from fans of the original, who will stop at nothing to point out every single flaw in the remake. Case In Point: “Psycho”- it might have been reshot frame-by-frame, but it lacked the style and suspense of the original. Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” re-envisioning upped the violence and left out the social context (and outright creepiness) of Michael Myers. And the entire point of the original “Clash of the Titans” was to showcase Harryhausen’s skills, so the CG remake lost even that with its predictable effects.

THIS is what happens when you find a Stranger in the Alps.

But for every “Arthur,” there will (or at least should) be a “True Grit.” 2011 gave some truly interesting takes on the idea of the remake (aside from the aforementioned “Grit”). “Fright Night” took a Vincent Price favorite about the vampire next door, and made it ghoulish, atmospheric, and over-the-top (mostly thanks to a superb David Tennant, and downright frightening Colin Farrell). Ditto to Guillermo del Toro’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” possibly the year’s scariest movie. And, all criticism aside, the remake of “Straw Dogs” maintained the violence level of the original, but managed to add just enough modern context to keep it relevant (and also, a creepy turn by James Marsden, I still can’t get his face out of my head). None of these will go down in history as genre-defining, but they managed to avoid a lot of the pitfalls made by today’s studios messing with yesterday’s material.

1Q84: Speaking of remakes, this book might have flown under the radar of many US readers, but definitely should not be ignored. Fans of Japanese literature (aside from manga and light novels) already know the name Haruki Murakami, author of such literary mindf**ks as “Kafka on the Shore” and “Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.” In his latest opus, Murakami manages to tackle re-interpreting George Orwell’s visionary novel “1984” by blending it in with his own unique style…of mindf**kery. Seriously, this book is his third (or fourth, depending on how one views “Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End of the World”) attempt to blow open the confines of modern literature by figuratively standing over the reader and f**king their brain until nothing makes sense anymore, then putting it back together again, completely out of order. And, like his previous attempts, the final result is immensely satisfying, and leaves the reader yearning to be mindf**ked yet again. With 1Q84, Murakami has attained the perfect mindf**k, something he no doubt has been trying for his entire career. Now he can sit back, smoke a cigarette, and contemplate how best to do it again.

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Fantasy TV Makes a Comeback:Swords and sorcery, we missed you. Given the predominance network television places on sitcoms and police procedural dramas these days, it was only a matter of time before some good old-fashioned escapism began to make its way back on the airwaves. While normally derided by critics and the general public, fantasy television began to make a strong comeback in 2011. First off, April’s release of the TV adaptation of George R R Martin’s best-selling “Game of Thrones” book series brought viewers into a world where intrigue brought down kingdoms, and warring provinces set the stage for revolution. Add in a few ghostly monsters, plenty of nudity and sex (since it WAS on HBO) and dynamite performances by Sean Bean, Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage (who won an Emmy for his role as fan-favorite Tyrion Lannister) and fantasy TV had made its triumphant return. Then in the fall, ABC debuted “Once Upon A Time,” throwing every single beloved fairy-tale character into modern-day Maine, wiped all their memories and subjected them all to a curse that kept them separated from their past. While bearing a striking resemblance to the Vertigo Comics series “Fables,” Once Upon…manages to be both compelling and intriguing…and good fun. Which, in the end, is the point of television anyway- entertainment.

Get the f**k off my railroad.Period Piece TV Continues to Enthrall: While fantasy might have been out of sight for a while, period piece television has managed to maintain its welcome for some time. “Mad Men” remains a popular foray into 1960’s advertising, and “Boardwalk Empire” has garnered plenty of fans with its often frank depiction of Prohibition Era New Jersey.

2011 added plenty of new series to this mix- Showtime introduced audiences everywhere to the depravations of the 16th century Catholic Church, and European political scheming with its brilliant (and graphic) “The Borgias.” ABC took America back to the early days of air travel with the critically praised “Pan Am.” And A&E stripped away the fantasy behind the building of our nation’s railroad system with the dirty and compelling “Hell on Wheels.” But not every show managed to find a voice- NBC’s controversial “Playboy Club” met an early end without an audience. And despite acclaims, Pan Am might end up going the same way. But as long as we still find fascination with our collective past, there will always be a place for these types of shows.

Elder Scrolls Finally Gets It Right: No game embodies the American Sandbox RPG quite like developer Bethesda’s sweeping Elder Scrolls series. Unfortunately, those same games often got it wrong: Morrowind was endlessly buggy, and crashed unless you closed every door you opened. Oblivion was too reliant on classes for leveling, and didn’t warn you if you were deviating too far from the story (I actually logged around 70 hours in the game while not advancing the plot at all). But Elder Scroll V: Skyrim finally managed to streamline the mechanics while not sacrificing what made these sandbox RPGs so addictive. Now, you can level any skill you want and it contributes to your overall progress. Now you can see your objective clearly marked on your map (and if you get lost, you can always cast “Clairvoyance”). Now your character develops in a way that suits your playing style, not because of a system of preset statistics and skills. Want to make a Wood Elf berserker with sniping potential and a disdain for magic? Go right ahead (her name is Tathyr, by the way). Want to devote all your time to slinging spells? It’s your choice. Skyrim is the ultimate experience in open-ended gaming.

Just another day at the office…

And it has dragons. Lots and lots of dragons.

Up Next: Some personal ruminations.