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In our revisiting of classic WoW machinima, we couldn't skip Ian Beckman's Weird Al parody, That's the World of Warcraft That You Play. Beckman's made two versions of this, and while the original (from the dark ages of 2006) holds a special place in the nostalgia center of our hearts, this updated ...

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Did anyone see the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercial and not think about Warlords of Draenor's crazy time travel plot? McConaughey's unfocused rambling could refer to a lot of things, but any sci-fi fan has to stop and wonder "Wait, are we talking about time travel? Is Matthew McConaughey a ti...

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If you're not already completely bah-humbuging the holiday season, you'll want to Warcraft-style machinima take on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Ian Beckman. Writing rhymes that make sense can be a real challenge -- and having to match those rhymes to a well-known original must be even more di...

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We've all seen the new Star Wars trailer and, with Blizzard's help, started wondering just what an Azerothian interpretation of the film might be like. However, Ian Beckman's taken the idea even further with a WoW machinima timed to the original trailer's sound and dialog. And the finished product ...

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I haven't personally played Five Nights at Freddy's -- partially due to time constraints, partially because I'm not the world's biggest fan of hunkering down in front of the computer for a pleasant evening of deliberately scaring the heck out of myself. But I've watched enough streams of people pl...

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Working for a living is rough, even if you're an orc. You've still got to deal with alarm clocks, public transportation, and dodging traffic to get to your office door, even if you happen to work for Blizzard Entertainment. The latest from Ian Beckman is a nice mix of machinima and live footage sho...

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Warlords Anonymous is the latest from Ian Beckman. You may recognize other voices in the mix -- WoWCrendor is the voice of Durotan, for example. The models used in Warlords Anonymous really make it clear how immense the difference is between older and more recent character models. Gul'dan is a real...

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Like Father, Like Son is the latest revelation of wit from master machinimator, Ian Beckman. It's a lighthearted romp through the world of Azeroth with Garrosh and Daddy Hellscream. It looks like the two chaps finally get together. As you might expect, the reunited orcs spend quality time together ...

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Creating a game presents no small task. Programming, design, dialogue, and game balance represent only small portions of the work. You also have to deal with licensing, actors, and egomaniacal undead rulers. That's probably why Ian Beckman released Heroes of the Storm Developer Diary: Arthas. With ...

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That master of comedy, Ian Beckman, returns with a sarcastic take on everyone's favorite online card game. In Hearthstone: This Means War, we take a moment to contemplate exactly how fierce doing battle via collectible virtual cards really is. I mean, come on. It's just a card game, right? This ...

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While I'm not sure World of Warcraft really needs this kind of feature, but I guess Ian Beckman thinks so. After all, what would add to the addictive nature of Azeroth like Flappy Mounts? I think what's more impressive than just the idea is how well Beckman translated the game into this machinima. ...

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The gnomes are on the edge of a technological solution, and PvP is worse than ever before. So when the NPCs receive an upgrade courtesy of Ian Beckman and Jesse Cox, we get the chance to enjoy RoboGuard. I'm pretty sure this version is just as valid as any other remake hitting the cinemas. My fa...

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This might not be the expansion we deserve, but it's the expansion we need right now. Ian Beckman revisits the Outland with this shocking trailer for Burning Crusades 2. That first one was just a setback, we guess. I feel like I should make a preparedness joke here, but I think that's pretty well c...

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Work Warning: There is cursing in this video. There's something innately hilarious about the idea of a Murloc talk radio host. Maybe it's just frustration at the level of discourse in modern media, but I found the fishy host to be incredibly believable. To wit: I could completely see this happen...

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The positive side of this video is that it's hilarious, a spot-on parody, pitch perfect for the characters, and another fine example of brilliant work by Ian Beckman. The down side is that I can say nearly nothing about the video (outside gushing praise) without giving away the whole thing. Short v...

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It's been a while since Ian Beckman's original That's the World of Warcraft That You Play! v2 was released into the wild. It swiftly became a fan favorite. But like I said: it's been a while. So Beckman returned to the song and gave it up an update to the game we play now. Interested in the wide w...

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I'm not even sure what to make of this video. Apparently, Mr. Beckman took a strong of comments wherein the audience wrote a story for them... and pieced it together into a machinima. Frankly, he did an astounding job. I'm not sure whether to consider the tale of MrDevilPants (as Written By You!...

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Work Warning: Lots of cursing and vaguely adult themes. A touch on the adult side. Ian Beckman is a man who delivers. Whether it's a surprising range of comedic voice acting or solid graphics that deliver the funny, his machinima always serves up more than a few laughs. Guards 3 continues to lam...

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Warning: This video is Not Safe For Work. There's some occasional cursing and Princess Theradas flaunting her Willendorfer assets for several seconds. I'm always excited to see new work from renowned machinima artist Ian Beckman. Mind you, I'm a bit biased since the two of us are acquainted (w...

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Work Warning: Adult themes, language, and such. Ian Beckman released the third episode of Warcraft Babies. If you liked the previous installments, you'll like this one. The machinima is another episode of parody-filled jokes, situation comedy, and more than a little off-color humor. Your milea...

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