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11:00 PM on 05.23.2014

This live-action Street Fighter series is actually pretty great

So Machinima's Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series is surprisingly enjoyable to watch. I was worried this would be another hit-or-miss situation as with the live-action Mortal Kombat stuff, but that's not the case here. I...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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5:15 PM on 05.09.2014

So there's this: Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

Ah man! I love Honda. Not E. Honda. Just Honda. Great lawnmowers. I also love videogame fan films. Watching them feels kind of like eating 3 pints of Ben and Jerry's in one sitting. Wrong but tasty. Guilty but satisfying. Also, Ken's hair. [inhales deeply] Ken's hair. I HAVE to see this series. Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist officially debuts on May 23 on the main Machinima channel.

Dale North



It's the world premiere of Super Smashed Bros.! photo
It's the world premiere of Super Smashed Bros.!
by Jonathan Holmes

Super Smashed Bros. is the new cartoon that I've been working with Machinima and a group of like minded artists who like Nintendo and drunk cartoon characters. The first episode is about Captain Falcon and Mario getting to know Mega Man, one of the newest members of the Smash Bros. Family. The animation here is by Mike Lambert (Binding of Isaac: Rebirth) and I think he did an amazing job. 

We'll be rolling out new episodes for the next 3 Sundays. From there, anything's possible, though the more views we get, the more likely we are to keep going, so if you like the show, be sure to spread the word about it. Thanks for watching everybody!

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Nintendo Fusion, Machinima Xbox Scandal & 'CandyŠ' Crush photo
Nintendo Fusion, Machinima Xbox Scandal & 'CandyŠ' Crush
by Max Scoville

Welp, here's your exciting video game news! Lots and lots of fun things, like Nintendo's financial problems, [obvious] lack of plans to move into mobile games, a single Super Smash Bros. screen, and the rumored new console,"Fusion." Microsoft, meanwhile, is in hot water over secretly paying Machinima partners to say nice things about the Xbox One. Alienware's Steam Machines will be un-upgradeable AND annualized, oh boy! Resident Evil 4 is coming out for PC in HD, Sony's got some great Playstation Plus deals, the Candy Crush Saga guys have copyrighted the word "Candy," Disney has abandoned copyrights for Star Wars 1313, and there's a sexy new Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes action figure.

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5:00 PM on 01.20.2014

Microsoft secretly pays YouTubers to advertise Xbox One

[Update: In a statement, Microsoft said it "was not aware of individual contracts Machinima had with their content providers as part of this promotion and we didn’t provide feedback on any of the videos. We have asked...

Steven Hansen

12:15 PM on 12.28.2013

Borderlands 2 writer comments on Handsome Jack fan video

Machinima is set to launch a video series about Handsome Jack, the villain of Borderlands 2. It's not looking like a huge budget production, but that doesn't mean it wont be a good watch. I managed to get Borderlands 2 write...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 AM on 07.19.2013

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination

I don't care if you like Halo 4, or any game in the series for that matter. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is far and away the best example of how to adapt a videogame franchise to a live-action setting. I watched it expecting lit...

Abel Girmay

1:00 AM on 06.04.2013

The Call of Duty dog gets his own animated short film

From the minds behind Two Best Friends, comes a Machinima short honoring the courage, bravery, and America of Call of Duty dog. Saving children by day, blowing up terrorist strongholds by night, Call of Duty dog only stops t...

Abel Girmay



Elizabeth stops being polite, and starts being real photo
Elizabeth stops being polite, and starts being real
by Jonathan Holmes

Bioshock Infinite has been out for a little while now. The spoiler police are starting to doze off at their posts. The game's harshest critics and most passionate fans have seemingly declared a temporary cease fire (at least until the first DLC comes out). It is a time of peace, which makes it a perfect time for a loving mockery from Machinima.

The dynamic, emotionally evocative relationship the player forms with Elizabeth is one of Bioshock Infinite's biggest selling points. That said, Elizabeth's reactions to the player's action often only make sense within the confines of Infinite's particular brand of videogame logic. This video shows us what the game might be like if she reacted more "realistically" to witnessing her partner in the most important event of her entire life run headlong into a biological weapon hurling fireballs at his head.

Would Bioshock Infinite have seemed more believable if it employed this brand of dialog? 

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10:30 AM on 03.31.2013

Player Vs Pain tortures people while they play Mario Kart

G4 and Attack of the Show are no more. What's G4 superstar Kevin Pereria been up to in the meantime? Among other things, he's taken to Machinima with Player Vs Pain, a show about hurting people while they play videogames. Ke...

Jonathan Holmes



Teenage Pokemon: Console Class Battle Royale photo
Teenage Pokemon: Console Class Battle Royale
by Jonathan Holmes

[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- not a girl, not yet a women. New episodes every week.]

When I was growing up, social classism wasn't really an issue in "gamer culture". Sure, if all you could afford was a Genesis, then you might be quick to say that games on the SNES or IBM computers weren't as good. However, if you had any friends with a SNES or an IBM computer, you can bet your butt you'd be over their houses multiple times a week to play all the exotic games found on those foreign consoles. Outside of a little irrational need to defend our commitment to the one console we owned, we didn't let classism get in the way sticking together, and more importantly, in the way of playing great games.

These days, it's a different story. Self identified "Hardcore Gamers" look down on "Casual Gamers", "Art Gamers" look down on "Mainstream Gamers", "PC Gamers" look down on "Console Gamers", "Videogame Cool Guys" look down on "Videogame Hipsters",  and so forth. Not only is this ridiculous, but it leads to people playing fewer games. People who supposedly love videogames are now prone to defining themselves by what games they don't play in order to differentiate themselves from whatever gaming social class they've deemed to be "below them". We live in a world where people go to brag about what videogames they don't like on websites for videogame enthusiasts? That's pretty darn strange!

That's the stuff that inspired this episode of Teenage Pokemon. It's a phenomena that's worth discussing in great detail, but first, let's watch Tara Long as Misty get mildly upset for a few seconds. That should be a hoot. 

After you're done, let me know what you think of this episode. We tried to take all your constructive criticism from the pilot into account to make something better. I hope you like it.

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10:15 AM on 11.02.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launches its finale

You've heard of Forward Unto Dawn, right? Machinima's live-action video series that's setting up Halo 4? Well, it just ended, and you can catch the finale today, as well as the rest of the whole shebang which clocks in at 84 ...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Sifl and Olly are sock puppets that review videogames

The late 1990s were a very different time for entertainment. It was a time when MTV played music videos most of the time, and when they didn't, it was usually so they could show you something that you couldn't find anywhere ...

Jonathan Holmes

4:30 PM on 05.09.2012

Destructoid versus Machinima post-game recap!

In case you missed it, Destructoid challenged the folks at Machinima to a friendly round of Tribes: Ascend yesterday and we absolutely demolished them! Playing like the well-oiled robot overlord we are, we won the first four...

Mr Andy Dixon

6:30 PM on 02.13.2012

Twisted Metal: Be Mine is disturbingly funny

Blue Goggles Films had one of their newest videos featured on the Machinima channel recently, and it's absolutely brilliant. David Jaffe himself enjoyed the video, exclaiming "DAMN NICE!" on Twitter. It features Sweet Tooth ...

Brett Zeidler

5:45 PM on 01.25.2012

The Videogame Show What I've Done: MW3 Black Ops

Allow budding videogame journalist Rory Fingers to take you by the hand and introduce you to a world of gaming insight beyond your wildest imagination. The Videogame Show What I've Done is one man's epic journey through the greatest interactive art that humanity has created. This week, the hit 2012 game Modern Warfare 3: Black Ops is up for appraisal. Feels good man.

Jim Sterling