People Lost Their Shit At This Fake Ad For A Non-Existent ‘GoT’ Video Game

Game of Thrones fever is still rampant among fans, with the latest season only just wrapping up this week. Everyone is clinging on to whatever tiny morsels are leftover, whether it’s hints about what will happen next or behind the scenes footage.

Y’all really can’t get enough of this shit, which probably explains the insane reactions that came with an advertisement for a Game of Thrones video game posted by Target in the US.

As you can imagine, the internet took the idea and ran with it. Listed as a title by Bethesda, who created the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, you can’t help but imagine Westeros coming to life similar to Skyrim. YES PLEASE.

The only problem is, Bethesda aren’t working on a GoT game at all, no matter how much we wish they were. The whole thing was a hoax, says Target US, who are not associated with Target Australia.

“This is not a real product — we’re sorry for any confusion,” a spokesman told Forbes.

That’s all they were willing to say about the incident, so it’s not certain how the fake page came to be. One theory suggests it’s a result of URL spoofing, which is basically a fake URL that merely impersonates a legitimate website. These are usually created to redirect users to some nefarious bullshit, like malware.

Telltale Games released a title based on the series back in 2014, but most people will tell you it sucked pretty bad.

While Bethesda probably aren’t doing anything GoT related, they do have some excellent games on the way, so keep an eye out for those.

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