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Match made in comic book heaven: Marvel and Telltale Games to make video games together

If there’s a game studio who’s on a roll this past year, it would have to be Telltale Games. After inking deals with the hugely popular Game of Thrones and Minecraft franchises, it was announced by Marvel a few days ago that Marvel and Telltale Games will be making video games together based on Marvel intellectual property. Given Telltale Games’ proven ability to accurately convey emotional and brooding stories in previous games like The Walking Dead, this would go perfectly in hand with the darker stories of the Marvel Universe, and I’m honestly struggling to contain my excitement. Marvel Games creative director, Bill Roseman, did say, however, that the games developed under the partnership would feel “exquisite” and “sexy” – this is interesting as this isn’t generally the vibe that I get from Telltale Games’ current games, despite their storytelling prowess, so presumably some collaboration is going to go on between the two parties to make ...

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Game of Thrones is the 'most pirated' TV show of the year

Game of Thrones is the ‘most pirated’ TV show of the year. Again.

The headline is becoming a regular fixture at the end of every year: “Game of Thrones is the ‘most pirated’ TV show of the year”. In no way is it surprising given the show’s runaway success, and for the third year in a row, no less, but just how far ahead it is of the competition in terms of downloads boggles the mind. Torrentfreak released some interesting figures in its annual review, estimating that episodes of Game of Thrones were downloaded over 8.1 million times, which when compared to the number of viewers in the U.S. (7.16 million) who (legally) watched it on TV, is rather large. A distant second and third are The Walking Dead (4.2 million downloads) and The Big Bang Theory (3.6 million downloads), and it also appears that the number of downloaded TV episodes has risen in the past year. Also take into account that this is ...

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