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Unless you don't know-- I won't spoil it for you if you haven't watched the finale yet, but just so you're aware, I'm still not over what happens in this scene. I have the weirdest I-don't-even-know-what right now.

Did you watch the finale? Was it awesome?

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Shout out to everyone else who had to wait an extra hour to watch "The Battle of the Bastards" thanks to HBONow's major FAIL.

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This Week's Game of Thrones Episode Rustled Some Jimmies

Season 3, Episode 9 of Game of Thrones was heavy. Like, real heavy. Some serious stuff went down, and it's no surprise that the heartstrings of fans everywhere are being pulled and plucked...

WARNING! SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT!















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Game of thrones memes season 5 broke viewer records.
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HBO announced April 27 that 18.1 million viewers tuned in to all the various, legal ways to watch the April 12 season premiere. In a press release from the premium cable subscriber, they outlined that the show stacked up even better than the previous season.

GAME OF THRONES®' highly anticipated fifth season premiere conquered 18.1 million viewers to-date (Linear Plays + Live+7 DVR + HBO On Demand/HBO GO + HBO NOW). That's approximately 1.2 million viewers more when compared to last year's first episode after a similar period of time (16.9 million). GAME OF THRONES ultimately averaged a gross audience of 19.1 million viewers per episode for season 4, becoming the most watched season of an HBO series on record.



This announcement comes after the first four episodes of the new season leaked onto the Internet, allowing any pirate to circumvent HBO's paywall and watch at their leisure. The news also comes after HBO sent out numerous 'take down' notices to users of the live-streaming app Periscope and their distributions of Game of Thrones episodes.

So, Game of Thrones is somehow still growing. Even though every single character will surely die in any given episode. Welcome newbies!

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Just about everyone was excited for the return of Game of Thrones last weekend, but HBO has a hard time relaxing in its success of the mega-hit show.

When the Twitter-developed, live streaming Periscope app released March 26 it may have seemed to most of us like a way to show off your smoking. A few enterprising individuals thought it might serve a better purpose showing off the return to Westeros.

Well, the BBC reported this week that HBO sent out many 'take down' notices to those viewers who wanted to share their experience. The premium cable giant also woefully shook their heavy head (bedecked with jeweled pity crows, no doubt) over the lack of control they had of their content on Periscope.

"In general, we feel developers should have tools which proactively prevent mass copyright infringement from occurring on their apps and not be solely reliant upon notifications," HBO said in a statement.


This came only a few days after the first four episodes of the upcoming season leaked online.

But even with these gaps in their distribution, HBO is far, far from a sinking ship. This is more akin to someone drinking a dribble glass on a cruise ship.

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New Teasers and Character Posters for Game of Thrones

These new season 4 teasers remind us that "all men must die." Whose death are you most looking forward to this season? Least?

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The scene in question, which appeared in season six of the show and not in the book, set the PC community ablaze with outrage. It's been criticized as being aired for sheer shock value, and for having no narrative value. People are straight up pissed.

George R.R. Martin approves of the producers decision to air the scene, and told the press his novels were written with the intent to portray the unfettered brutality employed with acts of rape as a means to get what one wanted throughout ancient European history.

This is a dark show and fans need to consider toning down their violent reactions.

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What if Game of Thrones Took Place in Feudal Japan?

Artist and Redditor Seiji has created this beautiful series of images that imagines Game of Thones as it would look in feudal Japan. Check them out below!

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Looks like the conspiracy-theorists are rallying around this and fleshing out theories from this new piece of potential book-spoiling details from showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' knowledge about the final two books.

With the show and books starting to form more clearly defined story paths, do you think the HBO will spoil the book series before our faithful captain, George R.R. Martin can finally give us his ending?