Long California’s digital also-ran, Los Angeles may have its first bona fide new media hit brewing. It’s called Machinima, it did 2.3 billion video views last year, 350 million in December alone, has 45 million uniques, and is still growing.
Is it too early in the morning for senseless violence? If you’re American, it’s never too early for violence, senseless or otherwise! Anyhow, some dude, presumably named Michael Barnes, put together a legitimately good machinima of No Russian, that stupid level from Modern Warfare 2 I can’t embed it, so you’ll have to actually go to YouTube to see it. Ah, this brings back… → Read More
Red vs. Blue is back, and better than ever! Reconstructed, the latest installment of the award-winning machinima series pits red guys from Halo against blue guys from Halo. It’s terribly epic, both in scope and substance. New episodes will be released every Monday throughout the summer, the first of which is already online. It’s got all the slow motion pans, dramatic pauses and moral… → Read More
The critically acclaimed, Web-only machinima “Red vs. Blue” ends its illustrious run tomorrow with its 100th episode. The series’ creator claims that “The Sopranos” already used the ending he had wanted to use, so they’ve had to come up with another one. Sources tell me President Bush will address the nation tomorrow night to try to reassure the American public. → Read More
It’s not animation, see, it’s Machinima. It’s not CG, either. Not really. For those not in-the-know with this uber-nerdy new form of film making, Machinima is the art of creating films, either shorts or features, using the physics and rendering engines contained within off-the-shelf computer games. The beauty is that with the limitations imposed by the various games and engines… → Read More