By DaveLevy on Dec 25, 2006
Recovering from Xmas day excesses and I thought I'd share some internet fun. In business everyone's trying to get aboard the user generated content thing and we have an exciting collision of trends, the declining cost of video capture, the declining cost of the bandwidth to distribute it, and the games industries growing tendency to enable scripting and video screen capture.
These trends offer a new and accessable mass media form, with very low cost barriers to entry. For those who don't know, the art form of story telling within a game engine combined with video distribution is known as "machinima" [wikipedia:machinima].
So here are a couple, two of my favourite machinima videos are
- "South Park: Make Love not Warcraft", what happens when the boys get addicted to their favourite online game.
- What happens when Dwarves don't role play in Warcraft, but actually login, the adventures of "Leeroy Jenkins"! This is very funny and a lesson to all project managers - "Time's Up!"
For those for whom the virtual world just makes you into Lardarses, we have a unique mashing of music, dance and treadmills.
- OK Go on treadmills
and a sci-fi tribute to what the Guardian describes as the best political drama of the year
- Battlestar Galactica: New Crew, a fan video
You might like to also see Sun's Big Mashup, which isn't quite as funny & http://www.machinima.com/, one of the leading community sites, well at least it got the name first and some of the tools are the dogs'.
Don't forget the Edwin Beekveld's Hobbits. I have put the links in my front page sidebar.