Game of Thrones' Bran Answers 9 Burning Questions, from Night King Theories to Jon Snow Plans

Full spoilers for Game of Thrones: Season 7 continue below. Make sure to read IGN’s review of the Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Just like his character Bran Stark, Isaac Hempstead-Wright is the keeper of the secrets on Game of Thrones. He’s spent the past half year keeping the biggest secret of all — that Jon Snow is really Aegon Targaryen, legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark — as well as some info on deleted scenes from the Season 7 finale. It’s a tough burden to bear, he admits, but one he relishes.

“I am dreading the moment I get the Season 8 scripts and am literally holding the end of Game of Thrones in,” Hempstead-Wright told IGN. “This season was hard enough. I just want to tell everyone.”

With Season 7 officially over, Hempstead-Wright now has that ...

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Quakecon 2017: Future Dishonored Games Would Feature Different Characters

Dishonored 2′s upcoming expansion Death of the Outsider will conclude the Kaldwin era, so, according to Arkane Studios creative director Harvey Smith, a hypothetical third installment would feature an entirely new set of characters.

Speaking to IGN at Quakecon about Death of the Outsider, Smith discussed how the expansion wraps up the current narrative narrative arc, noting that most of those playing it will “probably be Dishonored fans wanting to see the finale of the arc that we’ve made.”

When asked if this means there won’t be a Dishonored 3, Smith said he’s not yet certain if there will be more games in the series. “I don’t know yet. I kind of hope there are more Dishonored games, but I honestly don’t know,” he explained.

“All I know is that for this set of characters and this situa...

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QuakeCon 2017: Bethesda Says it Made Brink Free-to-Play Because "Why Not?"

Earlier this week the 2011 competitive FPS Brink unexpectedly became free-to-play, announced only through a brief news post on Steam.

At QuakeCon this weekend, I spoke with Bethesda’s VP of Marketing and PR Pete Hines and asked him what fueled the abrupt decision. It turns out the reason is pretty simple: “Why not?”

“Todd Vaughn our VP of Development and I had talked about it and sort of kicked around this idea,” Hines told me. “Last year I think we had reduced it to like 99 cents [during a sale], and we were like ‘why don’t we just make it free? Like, why not?’”

“Just make it free and let people download it, and maybe they’ll buy the DLC and maybe they won’t, but let’s just try it...

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Game of Thrones Showrunners on Season 7's Dramatic Ending

Full spoilers for Game of Thrones’ Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” continue below.

The wall that protected the people of Westeros came crumbling down at very end of “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have shed light on why they decided to conclude Season 7 on such a dire note.

“For many years now we’ve known this would be the ending of the penultimate season,” Benioff revealed during the finale’s “Inside the Episode” segment.

“The wall’s kept these things out for eight thousand years and there’s no really reason it can’t keep doing that unless something puts a whole in the wall,” Weiss explained. “There’s one thing on the board from the beginning that is now big enough to do that and that’s a dragon...

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Game of Thrones Finally Confirms Who Jon Snow's Parents Are

Full spoilers for Game of Thrones’ Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” continue below.

At long last, once and for all, Game of Thrones has set the record straight: Jon Snow is not the bastard son of Ned Stark and some mystery woman, but instead the legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Additionally, Jon Snow isn’t his real name. Instead, his birth name is Aegon Targaryen.

This is a huge revelation for not only audiences but the show itself. (And yes, for the record, HBO did accidentally reveal this after Season 6.) Bran Stark’s confirmation that Jon is the one true heir to the Iron Throne couldn’t have come at a worse time, because it was right when Jon was in the middle of having sex with his aunt, Daenerys Targaryen.

Game of Thrones has been busy setting up t...

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Gamescom 2017: Nintendo Announces New Splatoon 2 Stages, Arms Character

Nintendo has announced new additions to two of its Switch exclusives.

Paint-em-up Splatoon 2 is getting two new stages. The first, Manta Maria, launches this weekend, and consists of an enormous sailing boat which will play host to battles in both Turf War and Ranked Battle stages. Meanwhile, a new stage known as Lost Outpost—a heavily-walled area abandoned due to rising seawater—will become available as a Salmon Run stage both in local multiplayer and online later today.

In addition, a new weapon has been announced—the Bubble Blower, which can produce up to three huge bubbles which can be used either defensively, absorbing enemy fire, or offensively, by dousing in your own team’s ink and triggering an explosion...

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Overwatch Season 6 Changes Detailed

Blizzard released a new Overwatch ‘Developer Update’ with Game Director Jeff Kaplan detailing all the changes for its upcoming sixth competitive season.

You can watch the full update here:

The biggest change is that this season will only be two months long instead of the usual three. Kaplan said that “engagement is a lot higher at the beginning of the season,” and they wanted to make that early season excitement more frequent.

End of season rewards will be reduced to balance for the fact that players will be getting them more often, but Kaplan said the overall amount should be roughly the same over the course of a year. You’ll also start earning more points for each win in season 6.

Another large change is that Control maps will be reduced from a best-of-five to a best-of-thre...

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Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Details Mercy, D.Va Changes

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan announced some “big changes coming for Mercy” as well as other heroes, including D.Va, in a new developer update video, which you can watch below. All the changes noted are currently available to test in the Overwatch PTR.

Mercy’s ultimate ability, Resurrect — which currently lets Mercy revive multiple dead teammates within range — will become a common second ability next to Guardian Angel, with some vital tweaks. The revamped Resurrect will become a single-target revival ability that relies on “a rather long cooldown.”

The replacement for Mercy’s Ultimate is called Valkyrie...

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Game of Thrones: First Photos from Season 7 Finale 'The Dragon and the Wolf'

Game of Thrones seventh season culminates this Sunday, and HBO has offered the first photos of what awaits in “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Check out the gallery below to see what awaits the ensemble cast in the season finale, which follows the initial teaser trailer debuted after the penultimate episode, “Beyond the Wall.”

The photos include the return of Bran Stark after his recent absence from the season, however there is no glimpse of Daenerys Targaryen in the season finale included among the photos.  Theon Greyjoy also makes a reappearance in the first-look photos, while Cersei and Jaime Lannister are featured heavily throughout this new look.

The teaser video for the season 7 finale all but confirmed a popular fan theory about what’s to come in the episode, which HBO revealed this we...

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Release Date Announced, Collector's Edition Revealed

Square Enix has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be released for PlayStation 4 on January 30, 2018.

Three versions will be available for preorder including an Ultimate Collector’s Edition, which features an 8.25-inch Warrior of Light statue, soundtrack, 80-page art book, and steelbook case. The set will also include a Season Pass, which will add six additional characters post-launch.

The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be $189.99 and is available exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store.

A Steelbook Brawler Edition will be available at the standard $59.99 for anyone who preorders and will offer one of three case designs featuring characters from the series. A Digital Deluxe Edition featuring five songs and the Season Pass will also be available digitally for $84...

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