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  1. Entertainment

    Machinima’s The Gable 5 Takes a Violent Look at a World Without War

    Machinima just released their new short film The Gable 5 which was directed and co-written by Mortal Kombat Legacy creator Kevin Tancharoen. It's a sci-fi/action scene that sets up the opportunity for Eliza Dushku to kick a lot of ass -- something she does very well.

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  2. Entertainment

    Arrrrrre You Watching The First Episode Of Starz’s Pirate Show Black Sails On Machinima Right Now?

    Machinima has debuted the premiere of the new Starz show, Black Sails, today - a week before the show starts on TV! So if you like your Pirate Booty manly (and who doesn't), go ahead and check out the hour-and-a-bit long first episode of the Michael Bay-produced arrrrrr-dventure.

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  3. Entertainment

    Watch the First Episode of Black Sails a Week Before it Airs on Starz

    Starz heard you kids like pirates, so they're making the pirate series Black Sails. The show premieres January 25th, but if you can't wait that long, you'll be able to watch the first episode a week early on January 18th, thanks to our friends at Machinima. For now though, you can at least check out the trailer.

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  4. Gaming

    Watch Next-Generation Consoles Battle It out as Giant Robots to Decide the Console War [Video]

    In this surprisingly accurate video (the PlayStation 4 is the first on the scene, the Xbox One can't compete without Master Chief's help, and the Wii U is an adorable little plaything), Machinima sums up the console war with giant robots trying to blow each other up. Really, if you want to explain something to us, that's probably the best method.

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  5. Entertainment

    Watch an Awesome Live Action Recreation of the Dead Island Trailer [Video]

    The Dead Island trailer was pretty much the best video game trailer ever made, because it wasn't so much a trailer as it was a very short, computer generated zombie movie that was better than a lot of full-length zombie movies. Watch Machinima's amazing live action version, but be prepared to feel things, unless you are dead inside. Or a zombie.

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  6. Gaming

    Half-Life Fan Film Raise the Bar Just Went Live

    The humble crowbar is an iconic weapon in Half-Life, but what's the story behind that particular crowbar, and how did Gordon Freeman get his hands on it? This fan film by Joe Miale just released on Machinima has the answer, and a whole lot of dead scientists. Take a look.

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  7. Entertainment

    We Recap the Second Half of Season Two of Mortal Kombat Legacy

    Season two of Mortal Kombat Legacy came out yesterday, and we quickly burned through the first five episodes. Today we watched the rest of the season, and it's incredible. Let's take a look at what happens in episodes six through ten.

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  8. Entertainment

    Mortal Kombat Legacy Season Two Just Hit the Web and We’ve Got All the Episodes Right Here

    Happy Mortal Kombat Legacy Day everyone! We're not sure if that's a real holiday, but we think it should be. We're real excited to watch the rest of season two. We got an early look at the first three episodes, and that's right where things get good, so we can't wait for the rest. All the episodes are live right now, so we won't have to.

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  9. Entertainment

    We Spoke With Mortal Kombat Legacy Director Kevin Tancharoen About Season Two

    Season two of the Machinima series Mortal Kombat Legacy kicks off tomorrow, and we're pretty pumped about it. So much so that we spoke with its director Kevin Tancharoen about the series, and a lot about fatalities, because Tancharoen assures us -- there will be fatalities.

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  10. Gaming

    Assassin’s Creed: Checkmate Imagines Edward Kenway As A Guy Ritchie Protagonist [Video]

    Hands down, the best parts of all the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies is when Robert Downey Jr.'s Holmes has to decide the best way to kick somebody's teeth in using hyper-fast mental calculations -- which sounds like a trick that a member of the Assassins would totally know how to do. So Machinima gave us Connor Kenway doing just that.

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  11. Gaming

    This Trailer for Mortal Kombat Legacy II Looks All Kinds Of Badass [Video]

    Remember Mortal Kombat Legacy, the awesome web series created after that fake (but ridiculously amazing) movie trailer for Mortal Kombat: Rebirth went viral? Well, good news! You're getting more! The second season is dropping in its entirety of September 26th, and the trailer is veeery exciting.

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  12. Gaming

    Try Not to Get Nauseous Watching First Person Sonic The Hedgehog [Video]

    It seems like all the biggest games that come out right now are all designed to be in the first person. Wouldn't it be nice to go back to the time of side-scrollers? Or, you know, take those side-scrollers we all loved as kids and update them in the most dizzy-inducing way possible? Because that's what Filipe Costa did. It's like virtual those roller coaster videos, but better!

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  13. Gaming

    Official Full-Length Trailer for Forward Unto Dawn Drops

    In case you weren't already aware, the good folks over at Machinima will be distributing a live-action Halo 4 web series called Forward Unto Dawn later this year. And the official full-length trailer was just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. The best part? We only have to wait until October 5th to start viewing the series. Feel free to commence drooling at any time whilst watching.

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  14. Gaming

    Angry Birds Movie Trailer is as Fake as it is Awesome

    So here's the part where everyone says "Wow! I'd totally watch that movie!" but I won't because there are plenty of good, real movies I never get around to. That being said, this fake Angry Birds movie trailer is amazingly well realized. Trying to translate that game into anything with any semblance of story seems impossible, but the guys at Machinima and The Quarter Bin managed to come up with something halfway coherent and more bizarrely, halfway faithful to the game. Jolly good show. The impossibly-fake-movie trailer trend is getting just a little tired, but this is definitely good enough to get a pass.

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  15. Tech

    Vimeo’s Weird Terms of Service Prohibit Gameplay Videos Unless Users Pay $200 a Year

    It looks as if Vimeo is cracking down on gameplay videos, in what seems like an odd move for the service. In carving out a niche for itself in a world that is dominated by streaming giant YouTube, Vimeo has taken some interesting approaches to video hosting. You can't repost a video you found on the Internet or elsewhere, the rules regarding non-sexual nudity and nudity for artistic expression are more lax, and there is an increased focus on video ownership. Vimeo does not like gameplay videos, though.

    The Vimeo Upload Guidelines definitely do say that gameplay videos are not allowed, although game developers are allowed to post progress videos, and machinima is acceptable if there is sufficient story involved. While this apparently hasn't been a problem before, it looks like Vimeo is starting to crack down. However, there is a course of action for Vimeo users with gameplay videos who don't want to migrate to YouTube: Pony up for $200 for a year of Vimeo PRO. That's where things get a little weird.

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