Fanmade Friday: Game of Thrones “We Live in a Beautiful World”

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It’s always nice to find beautiful, fan-made Game of Thrones things while we wait another year for the next season and try not to die from anxiety and anticipation. Vimeo user Zurik created this gorgeous video using some of the most beautiful scenes and memorable lines from seasons 1 to 6 set to the tune of Coldplay’s We Live in a Beautiful World.

I’ve never actually heard this song before, but the haunting piano accompaniment and lyrics really seem appropriate to the Game of Thrones series:

Bones are sinking like stones
All that we fall for
Homes places we’ve grown
All of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world (yeah we do, yeah we do)
We live in a beautiful world

Bones sinking like stones
All that we’ve fall for
homes places we’ve grown
All of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world (yeah we do, yeah we do)
We live in a beautiful world [x2]

Oh all that I know is nothing to run from
Cause yeah everybody here got’s somebody to lean on

New Overwatch Hero: Ana Amari

SHE’S HERE! SHE’S HERE! ANA AMARI IS HERE!

So many people have speculated that a support sniper was coming along, and that it was going to be Ana Amari, and it turns out they were right! Based on this video (and this informative post on PC Gamer), Ana has several useful skills: A biotic rifle that fires both healing and damaging darts, biotic grenades that boosts allies’ healing while blocking opponents’ healing completely, and a sleep dart that knocks opponents down and puts them to sleep. And of course, there’s her ultimate: Nano Boost, which increases allies’ speed, damage, and resistance to attacks.

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Game Review: Firewatch

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Someone in the office recommended Firewatch to me a few months back, so I decided to give it a shot. I have no regrets.

The game starts off with a text-heavy intro that tell you about the protagonist, Henry, and his wife, Julia. Through a series of paragraphs that sometimes end with two choices for you to choose from, you learn that Julia suffered from Alzheimer’s and how it put a huge strain on Henry’s relationship with her. No matter what choices you make, Henry ends up taking a summer job as a fire lookout in Shoshone National Forest.

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Henry is assigned his own tower and is pretty much alone throughout his stay, his only “companion” being Delilah, another fire lookout assigned to a different tower. I don’t want to spoil the rest of the plot, so let’s just say that Henry carries out his duties and explores the park, he discovers clues that point to a secret that was never meant to be uncovered.

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