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All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

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Pre-Order Game of Thrones: Genesis

The PC strategy game, A Game of Thrones: Genesis, is now available for preorder at the Focus Home shop at the digital download vendor Gamesplanet, which should be available internationally. The game is due to release on September 29th (at exactly one minute after midnight), but digital download preorders are 10% off and if you’re in the States you’ll actually be able to get the game on the evening of the 28th.

I’ve consulted a little bit on the game and had a chance to play with a beta and it is, I think, a pretty unique game. It’s real time, and it’s a strategy game, but it’s not anything like a typical, resource-gathering RTS (at least, none that I’m familiar with,). If I had to compare it to anything, it’d be something like a real-time board game with abstract mechanics that open up some very different approaches to the game than your typical resource-gathering, military-focused RTS. Up to 8 players can be involved in multiplayer games, and I can just imagine a very Diplomacy-like wheeling-and-dealing, with alliances and backstabbing and all that good fun.

The single-player game itself begins with Nymeria landing in Dorne and then covers many significant events in the course of the history of the Seven Kingdoms, including the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror and the unification of the Seven Kingdoms, the Dance of the Dragons, and Robert’s Rebellion. To learn more about the game, check out the official site.

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