Why Amazon Is Going After Netflix

When Amazon pursued the rights to a “Lord of the Rings” series in 2017, the company knew it would have to overcome some major obstacles to lure the J.R.R. Tolkien estate to its video-streaming platform. Amazon was a relative newcomer in video, with no track record of shepherding a blockbuster series. HBO, meanwhile, could tout its long history of hits, most notably “Game of Thrones,” a similarly epic series based on fantasy novels with a rabid fan base. Netflix, with more than 100 million subscribers, pioneered the on-demand model with hits such as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” And not to be ignored, Apple was also in on the negotiations to acquire the rights for the upcoming TV show, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon didn’t have mu

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Taking Romantic Walks in ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ – Waypoint Plays

In this episode of Waypoint Plays, we feature Waypoint’s Long-Distance Relationship, as Patrick (virtually) commentates while Austin plays through ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.’ Included: long, definitely romantic walks through Mordor. Click to Subscribe: Waypoint | https://waypoint.vice.com Facebook | https:// Twitch | https:// Twitter | https://twitter.com/waypoint Instagram | https:// Tumblr | Podcast | https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vice-gamings-new-podcast/id1159170164?mt=2 Soundcloud | https://soundcloud.com/waypoint Pinterest | https://

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SHOPPING AND SHIPPING – Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 14

Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: https://goo.gl/BhXLst Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: https://goo.gl/c4ZsBj Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr After allowing themselves a single night’s rest back in the city of Emon, Vox Machina sets out for their meeting with the Sovereign Uriel and the Council of Tal’Dorei. Once the Council learns of the Horn of Orcus, the gathering quickly descends into squabbling over the fate of the dark artifact. A course of action is eventually decided upon and the party then heads out into the city to gear up for the mission at hand. Everyone knows the best goods in town can always be found at Gilmore’s… See episodes early at

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Trial of the Take, Part 4 – Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 21

Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: https://goo.gl/BhXLst Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: https://goo.gl/c4ZsBj Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr The three members of Vox Machina and their Slayer’s Take companions make their way down into the tunnels beneath the Velvet Cabaret, pursuing their mercurial prey. The path is far from easy, but after a handful of harrowing obstacles are surmounted, the dwarven warrior, Thorbir, leads the hunting party into the the hidden lair of the elusive Rakshasa. See episodes early at Check out the Geek and Sundry Twitch stream for more, with Critical Role on Thursdays from 7-10pm on http://www

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SKYWARD – Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 15

Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: https://goo.gl/BhXLst Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: https://goo.gl/c4ZsBj Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr The party finishes their necessary purchases within the city of Emon in preparation for their journey. With the arrival of the Envoys of Bahamut, and the holy container in which to transport the evil Horn of Orcus, Vox Machina is given permission to embark on a Skyship to cross the Ozmit Sea toward he distant city of Vasselheim. As they traverse the expansive ocean, the ship is suddenly under siege by a band of wyvern and griffin-riding bandits, tossing the deckhands over board to their deaths. The party enters the fray, defending

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Dumb Movie Ways to Die – Dumb Ways to Die Parody

Please support us at Patreon for as little as $1 per video to help us create more movie maniacs content. https:// Movie Maniacs present ‘Dumb Movie Ways to Die’ Animated & Directed by Simon Jago & Ryan Casey Performed by Rhonda Pownall All the title of the films parodied feature in the animation incase you can’t remember the deaths. ————– Official Site: Follow us on Twitter: Facebook: https:// Tumblr: ————– LYRICS Get eaten by a giant shark Try opening the Covenant Ark Kill the baby of the Bride Find Doctor Strangelove’s nuclear bomb to ride Dumb ways to die So many dumb ways to die Dumb ways to

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Arrival at Kraghammer – Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 1

Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: https://goo.gl/BhXLst Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: https://goo.gl/c4ZsBj Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr Check out the Geek and Sundry Twitch stream for more, with Critical Role on Thursdays from 7-10pm on Our story begins as Vox Machina, the heroes of Emon, arrive at the cavernous underground city of Kraghammer. After wiping out a grave threat to Emon’s emperor, Sovereign Uriel Tal’Dorei III, the band of adventurers has been sent on a journey by Arcanist, Allura Vysoren to find Lady Kima of Vord, a Halfling Paladin of Bahamut, who was drawn to Kraghammer upon learning of a great evil resting bene

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