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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 pl...

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Machinima to launch Xbox One companion app on November 22

Machinima has partnered with Microsoft to produce an upcoming Xbox One-exclusive companion app offering in-game guides, reviews, and video content alongside gameplay. By using the Xbox One's "snap" functionality, players will be able to pin the Machinima app atop gameplay, giving access to game-...

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All ten episodes of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 out now

The second season of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries is out now. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, the 10-episode series is hosted by Machinima, who has made the entire season available at once. Among the show's cast is Ian Anthony Dale, who reprises his role as Scorpion from the first season,...

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Machinima.com cuts staff by 10%

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, ...

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First-person Sonic the Hedgehog is as weird as you'd expect

Similar to the first-person fan treatment Mario's received over the years, Machinima has released a video of what the original Sonic might look like from the eyes of the hedgehog himself. The vid takes the game's famous opening level, Green Hill Zone Act 1, spreads it across a 3D plane, and lets ...

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn earns Emmy nomination

Halo 4 live-action web-series Forward Unto Dawn is up for an Emmy - no, not a tech Emmy, the real primetime deal. It's going up against the likes of HBO's The Newsroom and CBS' Elementary for this year's Main Title Design honor. The Main Title Design category rewards work that goes into title ...

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'Mine of Steel' trailer blends Superman with Minecraft

This trailer for the upcoming Man of Steel movie was recreated with a Minecraft-like twist by Steelehouse Productions. We prefer the cinematic experience of this animated trailer to the recreation of the first five minutes of Star Wars, which was created using Minecraft itself....

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Machinima app, other wildly random entertainment on Xbox Live

Xbox Live is home to a new Machinima app, allowing you to view that website's content, like Mortal Kombat: Legacy and everything else, through your Xbox. Joining that app are three more entertainment options, which we'd categorize as "interestingly eclectic." Tune into the Events Player on Thurs...

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Watch the DICE Awards live tonight at 10pm EST

Machinima will offer a live stream of the Dice Awards tonight. To see the year's best dice innovations honored – achievements in the number of sides, dot designs, and custom color schemes – go to this site starting at 7pm PST (10pm EST). Actually, we've just been told it's the DICE Awar...

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Machinima.com cuts staff by 10%, EIC calls it 'growing pains' [update]

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." M...

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