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  • Blog Post: This Assassin's Creed Musical Is Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

    On paper, a Internet-only Assassin's Creed musical is a pretty terrible idea. However, we must admit it's pretty catchy. The wild and crazy folks over at Machinima made this brief Broadway interpretation of Ubisoft's blockbuster franchise, which features more jazz hands than it does brutal... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft And Machinima Respond To Concerns Over Advertising

    Update: Microsoft has provided us with an additional comment regarding the sponsorship deal with Machinima. The earlier comment was made jointly, but Microsoft is now distancing itself from Machinima. "Microsoft was not aware of individual contracts Machinima had with their content providers as... More
  • Blog Post: Machinima App Offers Tips, Tricks, And Achievements On Xbox One

    Microsoft and Machinima are teaming up to offer Xbox One gamers a series of videos alongside the launch of the new console. The 30 videos in the Wingman series will offer players a chance to get hints side-by-side with the gameplay experience by “snapping” the Machinima app to the side of... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Live Action Version Of The Iconic Dead Island Trailer

    Deep Silver's Dead Island announcement trailer , which used reversed footage to show a tragic family vacation, is one of the most well-known video game trailers ever released. The video currently has more than 12 million views on YouTube. Now, Machinima has released a fan-made live action retelling... More
  • Blog Post: Ryse: Son Of Rome Draws First Blood In Live-Action Miniseries

    We’ve already heard about Ryse: Son of Rome’s story of revenge , but it looks like now we’ll get a more cinematic taste soon. The four-part live-action series The Fall begins November 5 on Machinima, leading up to the game’s release on Xbox One November 22. Crytek and Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Edward Kenway Evaluates His Options In Live-Action Assassin's Creed: Checkmate

    The road to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is getting shorter, with the title due out in just under eight weeks. Today, a new fan film explores what goes through the mind of an assassin as he enters a hostile barroom. The short film was created by Joe Miale, whose IMDB resume lists a number of directing... More
  • Blog Post: Former NFL Player Wants To Unite Gamers And Athletes

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has one goal: bridge the gap between gamer and professional athlete. To accomplish his goal he co-founded OverDog. The company's iPhone app allows athletes to challenge their fans in different games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Eventually the app... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Highlights Recreated With Lego

    Portal 2 features some of the best storytelling in game history. Now, some talented stop-motion animators have recreated some of the best moments from the game with Lego. Kooberz Studios created the clip, which was entered in Machinima's Interactive Film Festival. It's very clever, and must have... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 Coming In Summer

    Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 – the second season of the live-action web series – is in production, and it will land in the second quarter of 2013. The second season will debut exclusively on Machinima , and Kevin Tancharoen will return to direct the series and co-write it, as well as much of the... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Concludes With Episode 5

    Machinima and 343 Industries' collaboration, the live-action Halo web series Forward Unto Dawn, is something of an anomaly. Over the course of five episodes, it's surpassed the quality of even the better game adaptations. Not only is it not an embarrassment, it's actually quite good. The... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 3 Released

    The latest chapter in Machinima's epic Halo web series has been released. This episodes centers on the Hastati Squad's discovery of some secret ONI super-soldiers -- plus what Machinima promises is a "much more deadly surprise." Watch it for yourself to uncover the secrets. More
  • Blog Post: Watch Blue Camp The Flag In Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 2

    Machinima and 343 Industries have released the second episode of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn webseries, and this one has a little capture-the-flag action. It's red versus blue in real life, with a sneaky tactical twist. The second episode features just about everything you could hope for. Marines... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Webseries Debuts

    The Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn webseries debuted today. The live-action series, which shows how the conflict between the human and Covenant forces, is a collaboration between 343 Industries and Machinima. In addition to providing valuable insights on Halo's incredibly rich lore, the series highlights... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Trailer For New Halo Live Action Series

    To coincide with Comic Con, Microsoft and Machinima have released a full trailer for Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, a new live-action, five-episode web series that will debut on the new Machinima Prime YouTube channel this fall. The series centers around Thomas Lasky (played by actor Tom Green -- not THAT... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Fan's Video Is An Amazing Work Of Patience

    Some Halo 3 players might consider themselves patient for collecting all of the skulls or harvesting all of the game's achievements. Those acts are nothing compared to the dedication that one fan has demonstrated. His video, Halo: Eye of the Storm, is a 22-minute opus composed of hundreds of hours... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock Infinite Cleans Up In Game Critics Awards

    Game Informer declared BioShock Infinite the best game of E3, and it looks like we weren't alone. The annual Game Critics Awards' Best of E3 winners have been announced, and Irrational Games' dramatic shooter has emerged as the clear favorite of the annual convention. BioShock Infinite won... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat: Legacy Digital Series Premieres April 12

    I remember back when a fan short called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth hit the internet and got fans buzzing about what they thought was an official upcoming live-action project . The preview snowballed into an official Warner Bros.-supported web series, the first episode of which is set to debut on April 12... More
  • Blog Post: Link Is Insane; You Don’t Even Need Proof

    We’ve all thought it before: Link from the Legend of Zelda isn’t completely mentally grounded. We all try to ignore the fact, but honestly, Link is a bit of an a**hole. The guys at Machinima have put together this humorous video that perfectly demonstrates how Link must come across to all... More
  • Blog Post: Feature-Length 'Trashmaster' Video Built In GTA IV

    Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV delivered one of the most fully realized virtual cities ever, which makes it a perfect framework for fan-made machinima projects. One user has taken that to an extreme length, creating a feature-length thriller called "The Trashmaster" completely out of in... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Bros. And Grand Theft Auto Make A Better Combo Than You'd Think

    I go back and forth on machinima -- narrative videos made using an existing game's engine. It can be fun seeing a favorite game warped into a story-telling tool, but it's also hard to do in a way that doesn't come off as goofy. The video, which places the characters of the beloved Super Mario... More
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