HBO Game of Thrones Piracy

HBO can’t do anything to stop Game of Thrones piracy

By on May 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

HBO can’t do anything to stop Game of Thrones piracy

Try as it might, HBO simply can’t keep Game of Thrones piracy at bay. Despite HBO’s best efforts as of late, which have included going after Periscope users and even bars holding public viewings of the show, the demand for GOT is simply too overwhelming to keep piracy in check.

This week’s most recent episode was reportedly downloaded over 3.5 million times in just a 24-hour period, setting a new record in the process. So even with HBO Now subscriptions presumably doing quite well (the iOS app is the 8th highest grossing app on the App Store), GOT related piracy is seemingly a force that can’t be stopped.

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Game Of Thrones Senator Claire McCaskill

Game of Thrones gets officially denounced by a U.S. senator

By on May 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Game of Thrones gets officially denounced by a U.S. senator

Well, this is certainly a first. Per The Huffington Post, U.S. senator Claire McCaskill (D, Missouri) has officially denounced Game of Thrones for a controversial scene in this past Sunday’s episode. Spoilers follow below. More →

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Game of Thrones Westeros Map

This is what the world of Game of Thrones would look like on Google Maps

By on May 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

This is what the world of Game of Thrones would look like on Google Maps

There are plenty of great reasons to watch Game of Thrones, from the incredible fight choreography to the engrossing storylines to the brilliance of Peter Dinklage, but it’s the opening credits that drew us all in before we knew exactly what we were in for. More →

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Jimmy Fallon Khaleesi Interview Video

Hilarious video: Jimmy Fallon interviews Kristen Wiig as the Mother of Dragons

By on April 30, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Hilarious video: Jimmy Fallon interviews Kristen Wiig as the Mother of Dragons

Love Game of Thrones? Love dragons? Love Khaleesi? Love Jimmy Fallon? At least one “yes” answer should ensure that you’ll enjoy a few laughs from Jimmy Fallon’s latest stunt. The late-night talk show host interviewed Daenerys Targaryen, better known as Khaleesi, on The Tonight Show – but in case you haven’t watched a single episode of Game of Thrones yet, you might not get all the jokes. More →

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The Witcher 3 Behind the Scenes

Watch Game of Thrones’ Tywin Lannister talk about his role in The Witcher 3

By on April 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Watch Game of Thrones’ Tywin Lannister talk about his role in The Witcher 3

It’s becoming a trend — our favorite actors are making the transition from movies to television, and from television to video games. Fresh off his role as Tywin Lannister on HBO’s endlessly popular Game of Thrones series, Charles Dance decided to take on a new (yet familiar) challenge by joining the cast of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as Emperor Emhyr var Emreis of Nilfgaard. More →

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Game of Thrones BitTorrent

HBO is sick of Game of Thrones torrents and it’s now going after individual pirates

By on April 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

HBO is sick of Game of Thrones torrents and it’s now going after individual pirates

Long gone are the days when HBO seemingly paid little mind to piracy. Following the leak of the first four episodes of season 5 of Game of Thrones, TorrentFreak is reporting that HBO is now dead serious about thwarting individuals from illegally downloading the world’s most pirated show.

Specifically, HBO is now putting individual pirates on notice. HBO has already issued “thousands of warnings to Internet subscribers whose connections were used to share leaked Game of Thrones episodes.” The warning messages, naturally, are being relayed through each individual user’s ISP.

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Game of Thrones Season 5

HBO just made it harder for some people to watch Game of Thrones

By on April 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

HBO just made it harder for some people to watch Game of Thrones

HBO recently sent a cease and desist letter to a Brooklyn bar for hosting Game of Thrones themed viewing parties on Sunday nights, according to a report in The Village Voice.

The bar in question is Videology, a venue that’s equal parts bar and equal parts screening room. The bar owners presumably decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of GOT and make each new episode a communal event. In fact, some patrons would even show up to the screenings in Game of Thrones themed attire.

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HBO goes after Game of Thrones pirates on Periscope

By on April 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

HBO goes after Game of Thrones pirates on Periscope

Not only is HBO’s Game of Thrones the most torrented show on TV today, the show’s season 4 finale has the bittersweet distinction of being the most pirated episode in TV history.

Historically, HBO has played nice with pirates. Whether its turning a blind eye towards BitTorrent or even ignoring the widespread sharing of HBO Go credentials, some folks at HBO, to their credit, view piracy as a tool to drum up even more interest in an already successful show.

To wit, Game of Thrones Director David Petarca once said of rampant GOT piracy, “I think it really raises the profile of the show and raises the profile of HBO in general… It really helps the show’s cultural buzz, and it does not impact the bottom line because HBO has more than enough money to keep making the show.”

But even HBO has to draw the line somewhere.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5

Watch: SNL hilariously parodies Game of Thrones with new ‘South Centros’ kingdom

By on April 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM.

Watch: SNL hilariously parodies Game of Thrones with new ‘South Centros’ kingdom

Ahead of the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, the talented folks over at Saturday Night Live decided to envision what the show would look like if there was an 8th kingdom called “South Centros.” The digital short, on the whole, is essentially Game of Thrones meets Boyz n The Hood, the seminal 1991 film directed by John Singleton and starring Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Leak

Stay off the Internet: Spoilers fly as four episodes of Game of Thrones S5 leak

By on April 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

Stay off the Internet: Spoilers fly as four episodes of Game of Thrones S5 leak

Game of Thrones fans, we have some good news and some bad news… and it’s the same news. The first four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 leaked on Sunday morning. On one hand, this obviously means that spoilers will be flying all over the Internet for the next four weeks. On the other hand, this also means that eager GoT fans don’t have to wait to see the first four episodes of the new season — as long as they’re comfortable with downloading stolen content, that is. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Video

Watch: Game of Thrones cast sings ‘I’m so excited’

By on April 11, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

Watch: Game of Thrones cast sings ‘I’m so excited’

With the fifth season of Game of Thrones set to premiere this Sunday, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon decided to splice together a random assortment of GOT clips and have the cast sing “I’m so excited.”

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Game of Thrones Series Recap

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Key & Peele’s valets recap Game of Thrones

By on April 10, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Key & Peele’s valets recap Game of Thrones

There are no two critics more entertaining than the valets on Key & Peele’s sketch comedy show. They’ve walked us through every movie starring Liam Neesons, they’ve asked the hard questions about the Batmans, and now they’re back to recap the first four seasons of Game of Thrones in anticipation of the new season kicking off this Sunday.

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Game Of Thrones Season 4

Every single on-screen death from Game of Thrones season 4 in one 2-minute video

By on April 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Every single on-screen death from Game of Thrones season 4 in one 2-minute video

Game of Thrones season 5 finally premieres this Sunday — THIS SUNDAY! — and GoT fans couldn’t be more excited. The various trailers and teasers we have seen suggest that this is going to be one of the most action-packed seasons yet, but it has a lot to live up to if it’s going to outdo season 4.

Case in point: You won’t believe how many people die on screen in season 4, but we’re about to show you every single one of them in a single two-minute video. More →

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