People who say "smartphones" honestly really don't know what they are saying. Especially if you are doing product photos. For 3 years my job basically was to evaluate technical quality of images in a photolab, (and judging by the raises I got, I did a good job) so take my opinion however you like. How much it matters if your photos appear professional is up to you, but good quality photos can fortify customers trust to the product and brand. Like if isomeri's photo would be used to sell that knife, I could not know if the texture on the blade is due to its qualities or due to the poor gradient rasterization of the camera (or most likely this site's poor handling of images). Using phone ends up also to slower workflow. Trust me, there is a reason why professionals don't use phones when other choices are available
Flash is good recommendation, since it gives in practice consistently same color light. Using different kinds of lamps produces color variation and might not represent your products right.
Lightbox is another good recommendation - it will make easier to take good pictures and speeds up the process.
Like always to the shops and test the equipment (or borrow/rent) and see what suits you.
High Sparrow has risen fast to the most interesting character in the series. However rest of the series seems just to drag and limp. Apart from Sparrows and the jail scene, this episode had nothing to offer.
At surface sounds like a cool idea. However, I think that there really is no market for it. With new consoles you can play latest games and the old ones, so why do you need this one? Also, they better make it so that usb sticks can be used for game saves in every game (or have internal saving solution).