The Game Of Thrones / Firefly crossover we've all been waiting for, William Shatner on whether he'll guest star in Doctor Who and tributes to Lucasarts in the latest Tweets Of The Week
The return of everyone’s favourite boobs, blood and dragons series Game Of Thrones has left Twitter ablaze with chatter. This was inevitable, of course, but HBO’s social marketing team has been out in force over the last month or so, sending swag to celebs who have professed their love for the show on our social network of choice. Most recently, they’ve been sending out a series of house sigils (such as the Alan Tudyk/Wash Sigil to the left which left us aquiver with Game Of Thrones / Firefly potential); while in the run up to the show’s premiere personalised " House Boxes " were popping up in Twitpics and Vines all over celeb-filled feeds. It’s a savvy strategy. Rather than trying to force a trend via a hashtag, they spread the word via influential Tweeters with enough followers to make a significant impact. It’s not like they really need the publicity, of course, but as far as social marketing goes, few shows are doing it better.
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@rianjohnson I will plant my flag on Portal being a prime example of sublime storytelling in a video game, precisely because it IS "just" a puzzle game.
@Paul_Cornell Doctor Who just made me cry. And loads of other parents, I should think.
@JamesGunn Galaxy Quest is an amazing film that that should be mentioned alongside classics like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
@stephenfry So devastated by tje sad sad news about Iain Banks - he and Iain M. Banks, his sci-fi alter ego, two of my favourite living writers.
@scalzi Have never met Iain Banks but do so very enjoy and admire his work. Hope his remaining time is blessed with family and friends.
@wossy RIP Carmine Infantino. Another comic book legend has left us. But what an incredible legacy.
Tweets Of The Week continues on page two with tributes to Lucasarts, and William Shatner on who's keeping him out of Who!
@kyle_newman Disney announces cancellation of The Clone Wars, Detours, 3D Re-releases, 1313, LucasAnimation + Lucasarts. What's next? The Sequel Trilogy?
@grumpygamer Sad day today, but not surprising, you had to see that coming. I was employee #9 at Lucasfilm Games.
If I ever get the rights to Monkey Island back, first thing I'm going to make is Monkey Island Kart Racing.
@OldRoberts953 Now even the Queen's got a BAFTA. Where's my bloody BAFTA?
@simonpegg You know what you don't see enough of these days? Films about superheroes. Come on Hollywood!
@SolihullPolice Arrested a 28yr old man today for stealing a Twilight Saga DVD box set, store owner suggested making him watch it as punishment.
There's even more Tweets Of The Week on page three, with a glimpse behind the scenes of Kick-Ass 2 and how The Walking Dead jumped the shark...
@jwrinzler Can finally talk about The Star Wars comic book. Am having a blast adapting it--first complete story George wrote of galaxy far, far. away..
@ManMadeMoon "Magnificult" - something very difficult to achieve, but hugely worth doing. Example; making the Warcraft movie is MAGNIFICULT.
@charltonbrooker Bioshock Infinite's alright, but spare me the surrounding philoso-wank. It's a game where you shoot guns and cast spells like a wizard.
To be clear, Bioshock Infinite is great fun. But *very* pretentious. Feels like the second Matrix movie crossed with Alice in Wonderland.
@wilw In a deleted scene, The Governor drives away, and launches his truck right over a zombie shark. He jumps it, if you will.