'Game of Thrones' season premiere sets new piracy record

Shawn Knight

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Game of Thrones was the second most downloaded show in 2011 behind Dexter before earning the top spot last year. And if preliminary figures from last night’s season three premiere are any indication, HBO’s hit series could very well earn...

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yRaz

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Good thing the producer doesn't think much of piracy. Heck, I'd be proud of myself for that one.
 

MilwaukeeMike

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That doesn't shock me one bit, it's a great show!
So is the super bowl... but Game of Thrones isn't for sale. And since they're not showing it on demand, I'm guessing it's bringing in more via HBO subscriptions than it would if they sold it by itself. In fact, they might even lose subscriptions if they sold it on demand.
 
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Piracy or no piracy... If something is good, its gonna sell...
 

Littleczr

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I would just sell the torrent seed on the HBO website for a fair price. That will solve that problem.
 

VitalyT

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If they keep it as boring as the 3rd season's opening, they will likely lose some fans. IMDB shows the lowest rating received by the opening episode.
 

mrcavooter

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If they keep it as boring as the 3rd season's opening, they will likely lose some fans. IMDB shows the lowest rating received by the opening episode.
The third book was the most action packed of them all so I am going to predict this season will follow suit. Otherwise lets organize a lynch mob.
 

KiwiCant

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We pay 70 bucks per month (which is a lot - Movies/Entertainment + Sport) for our "comprehensive Foxtel TV package" here in Aussie but still cant get GoH.
Even tho the show is fast tracked (we get it 2 hrs after you guys) to us to help stop piracy.... good move you'd think! Then they moved it to another package to get us to pay more.... peps out here not happy.... hurray for the internet I say!!
 

Vilandra

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Daenerys has never been my favorite character, but that scene was awesome. No Jon Snow this week though :(

Why doesn't HBO just sell HBOGo as separate from an HBO subscription?
 

Vilandra

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I don't really mind Dany as a character, but in the books and show those parts just bored me and I couldn't wait to get back to the other characters.
 
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VitalyT

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Stormborn is a BAMF. I will say she becomes a little lackadaisical after this season.
She just spent many days talking to an a$$hole who kept calling her a biatch and all the bad things, thinking she didn't understand any of that. Now how would you react to that? :)

Burning that guy was the most humane thing she could have done! :)

It was fun watching her two war councils going to the trade without a clue it'l turn into a BBQ party :)

I like her character, good grit!