The Top 25 Game Of Thrones Posts

The wait is nearly over: the fifth season of Game of Thrones will screen on Australia's Foxtel network in under 48 hours. To prime yourself for this quasi-historic occasion, we've assembled the best Westeros-flavoured articles from across Lifehacker and the Allure Media network. Let the feast begin!

The hotly-anticipated debut of Game of Thrones Season 5 is expected to be one of the biggest events in television history. If you're a fan, the date is already marked on your calender: Monday 13 April at 11am, followed by a primetime encore at 7.30pm. Here's a cross-selection of Game Of Thrones posts to whip you into a pre-show frenzy. (Click on the headlines to go to each article!)

The Cheapest Ways To Watch Game Of Thrones Season 5 In Australia

Foxtel has extended its partnership with HBO, which means you can’t legally access the show anywhere else during its initial run. However, there are still a few options available that don’t require you to sign up to a costly pay TV subscription. If you’re a die-hard GoT fan, these are the choices you should be considering.


Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD and Bluray but only MA15+ on Foxtel's Showcase channel. What's going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?


Here's Everything You Need To Know Before Game Of Thrones Season 5

Game of Thrones is coming back for Season 5 this Monday. Do you remember everything that happened in seasons 1 through 4? Probably not since you probably don't even know how to pronounce all the character's names. Catch up with everything you need to remember before the premiere in the video below.


The 25 Greatest Moments In Game Of Thrones Season 4

Here are the greatest 25 moments from Season 4. [Warning: Contains Season 4 spoilers. Obviously.]


Game Of Thrones Shows How To Create Heartbreaking Television Drama

Episode 4.6 of Game of Thrones served up the season's saddest moment yet — and for once it didn't involve anyone dying (well, not yet, anyway). Fan-favourite Tyrion Lannister was finally broken at court by the senseless prejudice that has dogged his whole life. It was a heartbreaking moment thanks to both Peter Dinklage's acting and Bryan Cogman's stellar screenplay. Here are some tips from Cogman on how to craft the perfect tear-jerker.


Why You May Need To Stop Watching Game Of Thrones

If you're a fan of both the Game Of Thrones TV show and the fantasy books it is based on, you may soon be faced with a difficult decision. Season 4 officially crossed over into uncharted territory, revealing plot details and characters that have yet to show up in the actual books. You now have the unenviable choice of spoiling future books or blacklisting your favourite TV show entirely.


11 Things You Might Not Know About Game Of Thrones

With the new season of Game of Thrones around the corner, it seems like a good time to look back on some fun facts about the show. This collection of trivia spans both the show and the books.


Game Of Thrones Was Pirated 7 Million Times In The Last 3 Months

Game of Thrones Was Pirated 7 Million Times in the Last 3 Months

Citing a study from anti-piracy service Irdeto, Hollywood Reporter claims that episodes of Game of Thrones were illegally downloaded 7 million times in a three month period this year. Pirates love dragons, obviously.


Game Of Thrones' Creator Explains How To Pull Off A Shocking Plot Twist

On episode 4.2 of Game Of Thrones, something big happened. (We promise not to spoil it here.) Much like last season's infamous 'Red Wedding', the sequence skillfully blindsided many non-book reading fans of the show. Here's a tip from the show's co-producer Dan Weiss on how to execute a perfect plot twist without clueing in the audience.


Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin

Last year, Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the spin-off HBO TV show and his craft as a writer. Here are ten kernels of wisdom that could help budding authors write their own fantasy saga.


Top 10 Movies And TV Shows That Are Like Game Of Thrones

Do you want to watch stuff with a Game Of Thrones flavour? Here are ten recommendations from Lifehacker's chief fantasy nerd that will appease any GoT fan. Epic fight scenes, nail-biting betrayals, gratuitous nooky – you'll find it all here!


Did The Red Viper Cheat In His Duel With The Mountain On Game Of Thrones?

By now you've all seen this week's Game Of Thrones episode and squealed your way through the climactic trial by combat. In one corner was Oberyn "Red Viper" Martell; the vengeance-seeking prince of Dorne and Westeros' leading Inigo Montoya impersonator. In the other, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane; a horse-bothering maniac of Hodor-dwarfing proportions. We all know how the battle went down (most of us are still trying to recover) — but how fair of a fight was it? Evidence suggests that one combatant had a secretive and extremely dodgy advantage...


125 People Are Building All Of Game Of Thrones In Minecraft

125 People Are Building All Of Game of Thrones In Minecraft

Look at this video. Just look at it. Forget the stilted narration by Bran Stark and just look at those goddamn cities and mountains. It is amazing what a group of driven people can do with enough creativity and time.


Phew, The New Game Of Thrones Game Is Actually Good

Phew, The New Game of Thrones Game Is Actually Good

"There will never be a good Game of Thrones video game." For years, those words rang just as true as the Starks' promise of winter. Finally, it feels as though that's changed.


The Concept Art Behind Game Of Thrones: Season 4

The Concept Art Behind Game Of Thrones: Season 4

Karakter is a German studio who have been working with HBO on Game of Thrones since the show’s inception. They have just released their work on season 4, and it’s fantastic.


Did George R. R. Martin Just Confirm 'R+L=J'? (Spoilers!)

"R+L=J" is geek shorthand for one of Game Of Thrones' most enduring fan theories. (Hint: It surrounds the true parentage of a certain character that could drastically alter the course of the novels and TV show.) Today, the books' author dropped the biggest hint yet that our speculation is right on the money. It seems "R+L=J" is totally legitimate — just like a gloomy bastard we could mention.


Game Of Thrones Author George RR Martin Uses WordStar

Fancy formatting requires a modern word processor, but if you’re just trying to get the words out, a simpler tool will do. Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin takes the policy to extremes: he’s still using a copy of WordStar running on DOS.


How To Avoid Game Of Thrones Spoilers

If you’re a regular user of social media, avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers is next to impossible — if it’s not some US viewer letting the cat out of the bag early, it will be a smug reader of the books. Tch, eh? This is where the Chrome-based web app Silencer comes in.


The Art Of Game Of Thrones

Karakter design studio in Germany were brought on by HBO to do the concept art for pretty much every VFX shot in the show’s second season. Including the epic Battle of Blackwater. Feast your eyes on a gallery of highlights.


Will 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R R Martin Ever Finish The Winds Of Winter?

When George R R Martin first began writing A Game Of Thrones, he envisioned a taut fantasy trilogy that would take around five years to complete. More than two decades on, there's still no end to the saga in sight. This week, Martin's editor essentially confirmed that the story is completely off the rails. It seems that The Winds Of Winter is nowhere near close to being finished, while an eighth book might also be on the cards. Tch.


Game Of Thrones: Before And After CGI...

The manner in which CGI is now used in television and cinema completely fascinates me. Before it was a monster maker, not it genuinely enhances every facet of almost every high budget show/movie we watch. That's why I'm so obsessed with watching before and after videos like these: to get a sense of what is CGI and what isn't. It's terrifying.


Disney Princesses As Game Of Thrones Characters

Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones Characters

Well, it had to happen some time.


The Map Of Westeros Just Became An Aussie-Made Fashion Sensation

Now you can wear your love for the Houses of Stark, Lannister or Targaryen with the new Game Of Thrones collection from Black Milk.


Game of Thrones Actors in Character and in Real Life

Game of Thrones is one of those rare shows where viewers get so swept up in the world and stories that it’s easy to forget the characters are being played by real people.


Every Single Gruesome Game Of Thrones Death So Far

As someone who spends an unhealthy amount of time playing video games, you'd think I'd be used to death and carnage on a grand scale, but this video, showing pretty much every death in the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones, had me a bit queasy.<


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