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A recent marketing promotion between Microsoft and Machinima has sparked a discussion about the ethics of how YouTubers make a living. Ars Technica has a piece detailing a recent promotion where Microsoft (through Machinima) could pay YouTubers up to $3,750 for a video featuring Xbox One content, w...

January 20th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Another year, another purge at Machinima. The company stated this afternoon that it has let 22 of approximately 206 employees go. The figure is similar to that of the layoffs in 2012, when the company let go of "23 people of the company's 200 staff." "In connection with Machinima's growth plan, th...

September 18th 2013 at 4:02pm 0 Comments
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Machinima.com staffers are noting on Twitter that they've been let go by the YouTube network, but the extent of the layoffs are not yet known."I just found out I am no longer employed," tweeted Machinima.com editorial manager Bill Shibley. He added shortly after, "Along with many of my friends."Mac...

December 14th 2012 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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ArenaNet has done it again. Less than one month after carrying off Best Online Game honors at Gamescom, Guild Wars 2 picked up one of two Best of Show awards from Machinima.com. It may seem a bit odd to be handing awards out to a game that doesn't even have a launch date, but the folks at Machinim...

September 17th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Gnomechewer's Trident of Naz'jan has actually been floating around for about a month, which makes it a shame we haven't picked it up before now. I'm actually very happy to see it, as I'd worried we'd lost the music video superstar to Age of Conan. This is one of my favorite pieces by him, and tot...

January 29th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Pinkhair submits Candy Comes Out as part of Machinima.com's Candy Corn and Crackheads Contest. It's a pretty short video, with a lot of nice subtle touches. Machinima.com lists it as a comedy, but I thought it was more of a horror theme. It sure as heck is one of the creepiest bits I've seen fo...

December 3rd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Today, Moviewatch would like to give a shout out to its old keeper Moo Money. Moo is working over at Machinima.com now, and posted up a video last week about a new contest they're running called the Christmas in Northrend.Submit a holiday video featuring Northrend by December 20th to Machinima.co...

December 2nd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Machinima and MMOs just seem to go hand-in-hand so well. What's more fun than letting your guildmate friends be dancers in your latest music video spoof, or thespians in the latest episode of your dramatic series based on their World of Warcraft characters. It's for this reason that machinima has g...

November 8th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Happy Hallow's End! Today we bring you a fluffy treat from TRiBViDs called The Grasshappa Chronicles. The most recent installment to the series, Episode 4, is linked above. (Previous episodes are 1, 2, and 3.) These movies are all treat, no trick, like the G.N.E.R.D.S. handed out these days by Innke...

October 22nd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Here's an endearing little film called Flapping Feast from Tinkersmith Productions. It brings us that universally heartwarming story of a boy and his... um, chicken. Well, the chicken's a man, actually. And the boy is a middle-aged gnome named Falkireohan Tinkersmith the Second. But nonetheless! As...

October 7th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

We're subbing in for our regular machinima blogger, Moo Money, who is AFK for the next little while. Today for Cinemassively, we're bringing you a video we stumbled across recently and really enjoyed. For those who are fans of the Chicago Public Radio show This American Life, this machinima made b...

June 30th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments