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Live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist debuts on May 23

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, a live-action web series that focuses on Ryu and Ken's studying of the Ansatsuken fighting style, will arrive in its entirety on May 23 on Machinima's main YouTube channel. Aside from picking up their iconic move set, the duo learn about dark past events...

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Live-action Street Fighter web series enters the ring in May

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, the live-action web series adaptation of Capcom's Street Fighter games, will be punching up your computer, tablet, smartphone and anything else that can connect to Machinima's YouTube channel next month. Two new trailers for the series popped up this month,...

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MLG taps former Machinima exec Ryan Wyatt for VP of programming

Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt has returned to Major League Gaming after serving as Machinima's head of live and eSports content for three years, GamesIndustry International reports. Wyatt will serve as VP of programming, meaning he'll be responsible for premium content on MLG.tv. During his previous run with...

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Chad Gutstein steps into CEO role at Machinima

Gamer-focused streaming video network Machinima has hired Chad Gutstein to lead the company as its new CEO. "Machinima is ready for the next level, and Chad has all of the unique qualities we were seeking in a new CEO to bring us there," said Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise. "His fresh and...

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Warner Bros invests $18 million in Machinima

As the journal of Wall Street foretold, Machinima has received $18 million in funding from Warner Bros. Gamasutra reports WB's executive vice president of strategy and biz development Thomas Gewecke said Machinima was a "pioneer and category leader" on YouTube and that Warner is "impressed with...

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WSJ: Warner Bros. eyeing Machinima for investment opportunity

Warner Bros. is considering an investment in Machinima of $10-15 million, reports the Wall Street Journal. Machinima, a multi-channel YouTube platform, received $35 million from Google in the past, but according to AllThingsD, was unable to secure a mega-round of $70 million last year and is...

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Microsoft recognizes YouTubers as influential but wants rules

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,...

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Machinima to premiere live-action series based on Ryse: Son of Rome

Crytek and Machinima have partnered to produce a live-action webseries based on Xbox One game Ryse: Son of Rome called "The Fall." This four-part story will explore the character of Marius Titus, who is also the main character in the upcoming game, and will be stabbing its way to a computer...

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Live-action version of iconic Dead Island trailer is even sadder

Grab some tissues, because the tear-jerking, award-winning trailer from Dead Island has been remade in live-action. That's right: Instead of looking into the soulless, dead eyes of a computer-animated horde of zombies, you can look into the soulless, dead eyes of real-life zombies and the family...

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Witness the horrors of Pokémon combat through Pikachu's eyes

Imagine you awake one day to find that you're now a Pikachu. You barely have a moment to take in this Kafka-esque plot twist before a Bulbasaur rushes you from the undergrowth, vines undulating with all the menace of a killer who enjoys his work. At first you're outmatched, as the diminutive...

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