Game of Thrones Season 3 Premieres Tonight

The wait is over (for Americans, at least) and season 3 of George R. R. Martin’s hugely successful Game of Thrones series is premiering tonight.

Last year we saw events based on book two, A Clash of Kings and saw the Starks go to war against the Lannisters. Season 3, as you might already have heard will focus on half of A Storm of Swords after producers decided to break up the book over two seasons. We’re going to be reviewing each episode on Worlds Beyond so check back each week to see what we thought of each episode.

If you haven’t watched or read Game of Thrones yet (where have you been!?) you can get the collected bundle of all seven books to date or season 1 and season 2 of the TV show to help you catch up.

Looking forward to tonight’s episode? Who’s your favourite character? Answers in the comments.

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Endgame Singularity

In keeping with our Kurzweil week, Endgame Singularity is a computer game focused on the idea of a newly aware artificial intelligence hiding from the world as it explores its capabilities.

Created by indie-publisher emhsoft, this free to play (but sadly never developed to its full potential) game casts you as a benevolent intelligence, aware that humanity is not yet ready to discover your existence. You must survive in the human world and to do that you will need to innovate, inserting yourself into key locations, taking on agents and infiltrating humanity.

Throughout this process you are the embodiment of technological progress, with your ability to develop new and frighteningly advanced technologies grows logarithmically as the processing power that you have access to increases – until you reach the point of absolute technological singularity.

While there is still a Google group for the discussion and further development of the game, Endgame Singularity last released a patch in 2010 and would appear to be effectively finished unless new developers join the project.

The game can be downloaded for free (legally and legitimately) from the developer here.

Played Endgame Singularity? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Blood and Chrome Review: Episodes 1 and 2

When Battlestar Galactica ended in 2008 I think a lot of people wanted to see more. Caprica was a good place to start but it failed to grip audiences immediately and ended after its first season. After its cancellation Blood and Chrome’s future looked uncertain; what was originally pitched as a television series detailing the first Cylon war attracted interest from viewers but concern from studios. For a long time it was pondered among the fans whether Blood or Chrome would get made at all.

That wait is now over…
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