The hell? Someone’s making a Game of Thrones game for PC? That… that doesn’t seem right. I mean, I don’t begrudge someone for trying to make a game about the hottest fantasy franchise currently in town, but I have a hard time imagining how anyone could capture the series’ focus on politics, drama and how incredibly bad shit happens to everyone during war. However, this trailer does have a dragon, and it’s called Genesis, so maybe it takes place in the past and is just a generic strategy game set in pre-GoT Westeros? That could work. Maybe. I don’t know. Although that doesn’t seem much like Game of Thrones at that point, does it?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.