Here's some new Game of Thrones season 5 footage

HBO has very slowly teased and trickled footage from Game of Thrones season 5 with a secret website and now this new elaborate seemingly self-destructing mobile-only video teaser. Luckily, the footage—which could only play once and not be screenshotted—was leaked online and we have a few more seconds to get excited. » 12/16/14 11:19pm Tuesday 11:19pm

With Standalone HBO, How Much Will It Cost to Cut the Cord?

Sometime next year, HBO is going to start offering HBO without a cable subscription. It's what we've been waiting for, and it means maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to finally cut the cord. The question remains as to how much that'll cost—will it really be much cheaper than a traditional cable package? Let's run some… » 10/15/14 2:14pm 10/15/14 2:14pm

How Game of Thrones Crafted Last Season's Emmy-Winning Visual Effects

Game of Thrones walked away from the Emmys last week with four of the biggest technical awards, including a very well-deserved win for best visual effects. One team responsible has posted some of their process videos from season 4. Let's just say it looks tougher than conquering the walled city of Meereen. » 9/02/14 12:19pm 9/02/14 12:19pm

Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don't need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the Wire to Eastbound & Down. And in this game of everything-but-Game-of-Thrones, everyone wins;… » 4/23/14 12:20pm 4/23/14 12:20pm

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 9:10am 4/23/14 9:10am

Here's each of the 5,179 on-screen deaths in Game of Thrones

The best way to catch up with Game of Thrones before Season 4 starts? By watching this amazing supercut of every single on-screen death in the series so far. Made by Digg Video, it's a bloody gore-y mix of swords, spears, arrows, bare hands, etc. ripping apart flesh and ending human life. There's a total of 5,179… » 4/04/14 7:59pm 4/04/14 7:59pm

Silicon Valley Deserves Silicon Valley

Until now, no one adequately embarrassed Silicon Valley on TV. All prior attempts either embarrassed themselves, or fell just short. But Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's HBO foray into the sociopathic pit of Northern California's tech scene is beyond adequate: It gives the fuckers the graceful slap across the face they… » 4/02/14 3:39pm 4/02/14 3:39pm