Coming February 8th, there’s a behind the scenes special focusing on three different locations the show shot in this past fall in preparation for Season 5. We’ve got the trailer and glimpses of our main characters, below.
And it didn’t work for me. At all. The first time it got stuck at “turn on your sound>’ the second time it played fine. This time. Black screen, nada. Why is HBO still fooling around with this nonsense? I mean, it very nice of them to be giving away a million youtube hits to a few enterprising fans with an tablet and a phone who can play and record it at the same time and then upload it to youtube. But by any measure of success on the internet is the number of hits, and HBO’s insistence on misusing new media while giving away those hits only looks like failure at the end of the day.
Speaking of, let’s check out what those enterprising fans recorded for us, shall we?
It started out as a fun game on George RR Martin’s twitter feed. Then it became a bit of a train-wreck, as fans assumed it was a countdown to the release of Winds of Winter. But that’s all settled now, and with the advent of the holiday upon us, the 12 Days of Westerosi Christmas have been told.
Days 8-12 below. For the first six, check out our original post here.
HBO released their year-end trailer for 2014, celebrating the shows that have ended and looking forward to what’s coming in 2015. The exciting part is there’s Game of Thrones footage in it. Brightly, well-lit, footage that you can watch over and over! Take that, Three Eyed Raven!
Well that’s disappointing. I suspected that HBO hadn’t noticed, or realized how unhappy fans were with Monday’s “The Sight” video that could only be watched on mobile devices, and only once at that. Mostly because they hadn’t rectified the situation by releasing the video to YouTubes. Today they confirmed that fact by releasing a second, new 5 second trailer the exact same way.
At least this time there were no glitches. Also fans were more ready, and recorded what they saw the first time round, so we could watch over and over. (Hey, at least this let the fans rack up the youtube views instead of HBO.)
So remember the whole new site HBO unveiled a couple of weeks ago, called ThreeEyedRaven.com? The one that was going to be the new way for us to get Game of Thrones footage?
Yesterday it started DMing people on Twitter with the news that there was a new clip. A new clip….that didn’t work.
Twitter was understandably furious.