The Trailer for Episode 2 of Telltale Games’ GAME OF THRONES is here!!

This looks awesome!

Here’s the info straight from Telltale and check out the new trailer below.

Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

“The Lost Lords,” the second episode in the critically-acclaimed game series, will be available Tuesday, February 3rd on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The episode will be available on Wednesday, February 4th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The series will also be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store on Thursday, February 5th and to compatible Android-based devices.

Critics have praised the game since its premiere episode, with Entertainment Weekly commending its “drama as intriguing as some of the HBO series’ most complex stories.”Nerdist.com also claimed that Iron From Ice was a, “deeply compelling, lovingly crafted, and exceedingly fun game tailor-made for Game of Thrones fans,” while Game Informer called it, “…thrilling, crushing, bloody and unpredictable.”

The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO’s TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire). The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.

House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones… where you win, or you die.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Awesome And Makes We Want To Weep At The Same Time

Here’s my thought’s on the newly announced upgrade to the Nintendo 3DS XL. Spoiler: It looks awesome but makes my recently purchasded 3DSXL completely obsolete. Ill be crying in a corner if you need me.

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http://thisisinfamous.com/nintendo-announces-new-3ds-special-zelda-monster-hunter-editions-available/

Sweet Suite 14 And Blogger Bash NYC Sent Me To Toy Heaven

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This past Thursday and Friday in NYC I had the pleasure of checking out Sweet Suite 14 and the LEGO BATMAN 3 sponsored Bat-Tastic Breakfast, which were part of the larger Blogger Bash that was happening where bloggers and members of the press gathered to check out all of the awesome new toys for this holiday season. I had a great time visiting with different companies who completely made me feel like a kid again as I played and checked out everything from some very fun table top games from R&R GAMES, to a remote/radio controlled Dinosaur from SPINMASTERS named Boomer to some really awesome MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE tool sets from JUST PLAY that I know my sons are going to flip out over this Christmas.

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Add into this, some of the “bigger boy” toys I got to check out as well from WALKING DEAD Brick Building Sets by MCFARLANE TOYS and 3 of the hottest holiday video games in DISNEY INFINITY 2.0, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM and LEGO BATMAN 3 and you could say I enjoyed myself more than most. The entire time spent at the events were one of the most fun and enjoyable work evenings Ive had in a long time and I commend the organizers and companies for letting us all have such a great time.

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You can check out some of the other pics below and my coverage of SWEET SUITE 14 and the LEGO BATMAN 3 Breakfast at http://www.ThisIsInfamous.com

 

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the New Console Wars

What an interesting evening Monday night was. I abandoned my usual tradition of watching Monday Night Raw while snorting a bag of Doritos to take in the splendor and spectacle of the Sony E3 Press conference that was being streamed online.

This time of year is always fun for a fan of gaming and technology as E3 shows us what we will be blowing our hard earned money on this holiday season. This year in particular holds a special regard because we have finally reached that glorious occasion that any true gaming fan adores when the current generation of home consoles have finished their run and we have unleashed upon us a cornucopia of sexy new hardware.

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This particular E3 sees the big 2 for hardcore gaming fans, (Sorry Nintendo) Sony and Microsoft, slugging it out with the PS4 and the Xbox One respectively. There had been some reveals earlier this year, letting us know both consoles were coming, but today was the big unveiling day. Today was about what matters. We’re talking specs, games and most importantly, Price points.

I watched Microsoft’s conference earlier today and enjoyed it despite them clearly avoiding some serious concerns from gamers about digital restrictions they are putting on this new Xbox system. I share the concerns as well, especially the idea that I am extremely limited in my options for sharing games with friends (a pastime I still enjoy even as I head toward my mid 30’s). Nonetheless, I watched the conference and happily preordered my “Day One” Console despite my reservations.

As I tuned in this evening I expected more of the same from Sony. Some lip service about how great the PS4 would be and then an eventual price reveal that would lead me to preorder my second console of the day. For the most part I was right; there were the long speeches and demos telling me how great their past ventures have been. Nothing out of the ordinary. At one point during a painfully glitch filled demonstration of Assassins Creed 4 I thought, “Ohh well, Sony’s not winning anything tonight.”

But then, it happened. Sony head honcho Jack Tretton took the stage back from several other presenters and in the span of a few minutes unleashed a fury of knockout blows to Microsoft’s newest gaming system. He blatantly addressed the issues gamers have been concerned with since hearing about Microsoft’s new & somewhat strict DRM policies and made clear to assure us all that with the PS4 those concerns are nonexistent. You want to share games with friends? Feel free. You want to play your games offline? Not a problem. Ohh, and you know that new Xbox costing $499? Yeah you can get a nice shiny PS4 for $399.

Punch in the Face Impact

With each announcement the crowd at the presentation erupted in cheers. Sony cemented itself as the system for gamers and ignited a new console war, the likes of which have not been seen for quite some time. Likewise, the internet erupted in support as well. The usually hostile world of social media almost unanimously declared Sony the winner of a new home console generation that has barely just begun.

It was exciting to watch and be part of online as it all happened. For me, it was especially interesting because I in no way would have placed my chips on Sony before today. Don’t get me wrong, I in no way consider myself a fanboy of any console. I generally love all of my gaming systems. I find joy and quality games on both the current PS3 and Xbox 360 and have never seen a point in blindly aligning oneself with one corporate entity over another. What changed for me tonight was my consideration for making the PS4 my go to system for gaming. Currently I play games on both consoles but for the most part I use the PS3 to watch blu rays. If there’s a game that comes out multi-platform, my default choice has always been the 360. Honestly, since the days of the first Xbox and the PS2, Microsoft’s flagship system has always been my console of choice, but that may have just changed today.

I and what seems to be most of the gamers out there, like the idea of playing a game and being able to share it with a friend. If it weren’t for a friend sharing the First Arkham Asylum with me I may have missed out on one of my favorite gaming experiences of my adult life. A game that showed me what a true comic book based game could be ( I loved it so much, I included a nod to its’ sequel on my wedding cake topper).

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To wrap it up, Sony did something pretty amazing tonight. They made a group of people who usually live to be cynical and come together to bash things online collectively cheer their name. For that, I tip my cap and happily lay down my $399 in anticipation.