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Again, why people are so narrow-minded? Game of Thrones exists worldwide... and in Europe we have no means to get it on the Premiere, no matter if we want to pay or not. It's not something as simple as that, when there is no choice. And here it happens with every single tv show there is...

So why do you feel entitled to have it on the very same day it's released in the US? There's tons of release dates for various products that are different worldwide. Lots of playstation games, especially exclusives, came out in Japan first. I never felt I had to pirate them to play a week earlier.

Spoilers isn't a very valid reason with GoT, as the books have been out for years.
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Glad there's a show to watch again. biggrin.gif:thumb:
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So why do you feel entitled to have it on the very same day it's released in the US? There's tons of release dates for various products that are different worldwide. Lots of playstation games, especially exclusives, came out in Japan first. I never felt I had to pirate them to play a week earlier.

Spoilers isn't a very valid reason with GoT, as the books have been out for years.

TOUCHE!
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So why do you feel entitled to have it on the very same day it's released in the US? There's tons of release dates for various products that are different worldwide. Lots of playstation games, especially exclusives, came out in Japan first. I never felt I had to pirate them to play a week earlier.

Spoilers isn't a very valid reason with GoT, as the books have been out for years.
You know, I could be wrong, but I dont think so
There is a MASSIVE difference between getting a GAME a week early (usually non-functioning at that) than never being able to get it at all without online free stream/torrentz.
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post #145 of 237
Well see this gives a lot of ammo to the __AA groups. So maybe we shouldn't be so quick to celebrate it.

On the other hand, I'm really sick of companies trying to sell you one giant bulk of product or service you don't need just so they can tack on extra monthly fees. I mean this doesn't boil down to one channel or not, you probably have to pay for some "entertainment package" just to get HBO in a lot of cases. Who here can even get high-speed internet at the same price that it costs when bundled?

Even the insurance companies are doing this now. Home/auto/life/health all in one. I'm one to just avoid doing business with anyone who's busy turning themselves into a middleman for everyone and everything.

And I've never seen Game of Thrones. Or Downton Abby. Or whatever other medievil thing that people are into these days. I don't know what I'm missing and I'm proud of it.
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You know, I could be wrong, but I dont think so
There is a MASSIVE difference between getting a GAME a week early (usually non-functioning at that) than never being able to get it at all without online free stream/torrentz.

My comment was in regards to people who have a European version of HBO, which has GoT, but delays the airing. Much like BBC America shows most shows well after they air in the UK.

It doesn't really matter what people who can't get GoT legitimately do, as there is no way that can hurt HBO financially tongue.gif. I'd bet DVD sales are at worse a wash between people who would have bought it, but don't since they downloaded, and people who wouldn't have known about it, but downloaded then bought the season set.
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So why do you feel entitled to have it on the very same day it's released in the US? There's tons of release dates for various products that are different worldwide. Lots of playstation games, especially exclusives, came out in Japan first. I never felt I had to pirate them to play a week earlier.

Spoilers isn't a very valid reason with GoT, as the books have been out for years.

Ok, we can start to air them in Europe a few days before the US, then? You won't mind, right?

And yeah, a Japanese game in the US is only useful to people that speak Japanese. However, most of the world speaks English.

We have the same entitlement to have them air on the same day as you guys have got to have them air before everywhere else.
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I wish there was a way for me to see Game of Thrones...... mad.gif



OH WAIT!!!!!!!!! devil.gif
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What I think is interesting is that Game of Thrones is available in HD for viewing on demand on their entertainment on demand channel. I don't subscribe to HBO, but I can watch the whole season in HD and even fast-forward through commercials using my standard cable box. I don't get it...how is that any different from pirating it en mass? Giving TWC subscribers a whole season of a hit HBO show on demand makes no sense to me other than to potentially bait people into buying HBO in the future.
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Wow. Amazing, if only they actually watched it to give the Producers the support.
Most people wont pay the rip off price for HBO....and their stream site sucks too. If they let HULU have it I wager those sales would be 10 fold better....or let everyone watch it for free and put some commercials in it or ads to generate revenue.

I personally will wait for season 3 to finish and come out on DVD....cheaper then $60+ a month for a few channels I actually want. However if they do the .99 cent idea and let me keep it on my drive then sign me up smile.gif
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