To celebrate the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, adidas is releasing a series of UltraBoost 4.0 shoes, inspired by the Houses Targaryen, Stark, and Lannister, the White Walkers, the Night’s Watch, and the Mother of Dragons. Expect them to drop in spring 2019.
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It’s one of the stranger product tie-ins we’ve seen, but Anheuser-Busch and HBO teamed up for this commercial that ran during the Super Bowl, selling not mead or Dornish wine, but Bud Light, and filled with easter eggs to tease the final season of Game of Thrones.
HBO’s Game of Thrones is about to come to an end. Alt Shift X enumerates the likely candidates to win the coveted Iron Throne by the time the show ends. Will it be the expected heroes Daenerys or Jon Snow? Or a surprise like Tyrion? Will there even be a kingdom to rule?
Johnnie Walker’s limited edition Scotch whisky was inspired by Game of Thrones’ icy zombies. The White Walker “has notes of caramelized sugar and vanilla, fresh red berries with a touch of orchard fruit and features single malts from Cardhu and Clynelish.” Best served chilled.
(PG-13: Language) In A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, Valyria used to be a powerful empire, thanks to its dragons and magic. But it all ended in a horrible flash known as the Doom. Alt Shift X presents a few theories on how the Doom could have occured.
(PG-13: Language) We barely see the Three-eyed Raven in HBO’s Game of Thrones. But he is more fleshed out in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Alt Shift X summarizes this mysterious character’s life story in an attempt to understand what he ultimately wanted.
(PG-13, Gore) “I never dreamed how quick the sweet would turn to sour.” Fantasy historian Alt Shift X charts the life so far of Game of Thrones’ Jaime Lannister. As his physical appearance tips to the other side, so too does his fate, a twist that not even GRRM planned.
(PG-13: Language) Arguably the most important character in A Song of Ice and Fire, Rhaegar Targaryen was the archetypal golden boy. Yet he knowingly condemned millions of people to death. Alt Shift X submits one of the most popular fan theories regarding this insane story.
In Season 7, Ep.4 of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark takes on Brienne of Tarth in an epic sparring match. This video gives us just a taste of the work that went into the thrilling sequence, though we’re still unclear what parts were the actors, and what parts were doubles.
(Spoilers) VFX house El Ranchito shares some sweet behind-the-scenes footage and effects shot breakdowns for Game of Thrones’ Season 7 penultimate episode, Beyond the Wall. That shot with the bony walker from behind is one of our favorite visuals of the entire series.
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