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On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we'll continue our Staff Picks series by sharing Robin Torres's favorite machinima. It's not functional or elegant but maybe manager wants to write machinima himself. Here's what Robin said about Code Monkey: Code Monkey was first machinima I ever watched. It w...

June 2nd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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So, unlike many among us, I didn't learn about Jonathan Coulton through sheer cultural osmosis. I learned about him through machinima. In fact, my proto-love of JoCo was entirely created through this video... Skullcrusher Mountain. Not to be too frank about it, but it took me some time to realiz...

May 25th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Long before mogging became common parlance among us WoW players, a man named Spiff put together an amazing video that recreated the look of superheroes. In Aquaman's Lament, you can see just how effective WoW's palette can be to mimic Batman, Superman, and others. Which costume is your favorite?...

April 3rd 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With BlizzCon about two weeks away, the WoW Insider staff is celebrating the wild, wonderful world of WoW machinima by revisiting some old favorites. Work warning: This video is based on a single ribald pun. While it's not cursing per se, anyone who hears the song will get the innuendo immediate...

October 11th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After looking at Code Monkey at the end of last week, we were swarmed with suggestions for another classic Spiffworld video. In this careful review of corporate life, Spiffworld uses JoCo lyrics to set up a thoughtful metaphor about the struggle to retain individuality in the face of an impersona...

March 23rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Code Monkey is one of the classics of machinima. It was created by Spiffworld to serve as a music video for JoCo's inspired creation. It does an amazing job of capturing the heart of the song and translating it into the World of Warcraft. I mean, really, how can you not feel for the poor code mon...

March 18th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Spiff is a long-time favorite of WoW Moviewatch. His traditional method is to create a WoW-themed video for a JoCo or Paul & Storm song, sending all of us multi-genre nerds in a tizzy of delight. This time around, though, Spiff went a little outside his normal box. Aquaman's Lament is a WoW-th...

November 5th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The subtle mix of Jonathan Coulton and Spiffworld continues to go together like peanut butter and jelly. I obviously can't speak for Mr. Coulton, but I feel like Spiff manages to nail a video to each song with absolutely perfect alignment. Spiffworld's newest release is a take on Blue Sunny Day a...

December 18th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I'm hijacking Moviewatch today, so that I can spotlight one of my all time favorite machinimas: Codemonkey. Jonathon Coulton's song, the fact that he released it under the Creative Commons license and Spiffworld's movie-making skills combine to make this a fun video to watch.Sure, Codemonkey is 3 y...

September 1st 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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You may have missed it, but there's been some talk lately about whether or not Worgen could be a playable race in the next expansion. In light of that discussion and the overwhelming amount of love shown yesterday for Spiff's The Future Soon, today's featured movie is Cruel, Cruel Moon. The recomm...

July 21st 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As you probably have heard, BlizzCon is only a month or so away. With the machinima contest becoming a bigger and bigger event at the Anaheim gathering every year, WoW Moviewatch is going to periodically feature the victors of BlizzCons-past. We want everyone ready to be the very best peanut galle...

July 20th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I can't help it. I'm an absolute fangirl when it comes to Jonathan Coulton and Mike "Spiff" Booth. That's why when Michael Gray let the team know he was having Internet problems, I simply had to jump in and share the most recent Spiffworld WoW machinima, Shop Vac.Spiff notes at the end of the video...

January 2nd 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments