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Video: Red vs Blue vs the Internet

In lieu of Episode 5 of Red vs Blue Reconstruction -- it's coming next week -- Rooster Teeth has instead posted a new public service announcement video. The subject: thing's never heard on an internet forum. Having been around for over two years now, we can tell you that we've seen plenty of strange, wonderful, bizarre and downright awful things written in our comment threads. We can also safely say that we're fairly certain that RvB is right on the money with this video. We've never seen comments like these before. Give it a look if you're an avid internet user (we get the feeling you probably are).

New machinima miniseries: Supreme Surrender

In honor of the impending release of the RTS Supreme Commander for Xbox 360 (it comes out next week, available now on PC), Rooster Teeth -- the folks behind Red vs Blue, among other things -- has created a new miniseries called Supreme Surrender. As you may have guessed, the miniseries is filmed entirely within the Supreme Commander game engine. The first episode begins as two emissaries from warring factions await the arrival of a third emissary who wishes to surrender. Give it a watch and tell us what you think.

Video: RvB Reconstruction episode 4

Try as we might, we can't seem to keep it in our heads that there's a new Red vs Blue: Reconstruction episode every Monday. So, again, we bring you a belated episode. In case you happen to be counting, this would be episode 4. This episode continues agent Washington's search for members of the old Blue team. Once again, expect another old-school RvB character to make his debut performance. Enjoy (warning: the video is technically NSFW thanks to some salty language).

How do you think the new series is measuring up so far?

Arby 'n' the Chief continues "Master Chief Sucks" series

We're fans of the Master Chief Sucks series of videos, in which a Master Chief action figure (appropriately enough) sucks at playing games in the Halo series. With three videos in that series, it's time for Master Chief to return in a brand new series, Arby 'n' the Chief. While the other videos did a great job of showcasing the often infantile mindset of Xbox Live Halo players, this one introduces a character that says what most of us are already thinking. That character is, as you may have guessed, the Arbiter. He is Felix to the Chief's Oscar, the Rocky to his Mugsy, the sane person to his jabbering idiot. It's an old concept to be sure, but when applied to an aspect of gaming culture that is understood (and reviled) by so many rational gamers, it's hilarious (and somewhat relieving). So, if you're tired of all the jerks on Live, particularly the ones that litter the lobbies of Halo 3, check it out. If you happen to be one of those jerks, you might want to skip it.

Win Halo 3 machinima contest and be an MLG VIP

We may be just a bit late on this one, but If machinma creation and Halo 3 runs through your veins like an icy cold IV then boy oh boy do we have a contest for you. But, you'll have to hurry.

Microsoft and Ziddio have teamed up (with MLG) for the Halo 3: A Call to Arms machinima contest. They're looking for the most interesting, exciting, pwntacular Halo 3 machinima / video and are more than willing to dish out the goods. Prizes including a 50" HDTV, Halo 3 Xbox 360 and a special VIP trip to the first MLG 2008 event. So, be creative, be quick, send in your video by December 19th and maybe you'll get lucky enough to win. We hear that VIPs at MLG get to sit in the trash talking section ... oh joy!

[Via Xbox.com]

Calling 1-800-Magic episode 4


The fourth installment of 1-800-Magic is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Strangely, the episode isn't available at Rooster Teeth yet, so, for the moment, you're stuck watching from your Xbox 360. In this episode we continue the story of Bitterman in his quest to understand his newfound magical abilities. Now that the series has been established in the first three episodes, the fourth gives it a little twist to keep things interesting. We won't spoil it for you, but suffice it to say it is both funny and intriguing. We're looking forward to future episodes. This is the last episode, so we hope you weren't too attached to the series.

Update: Looks like this is the last episode of the series, so there won't be any more. So sad.

1-800-Magic Episode 1 calls XBLM

The first episode of the Shadowrun machinima by Rooster Teeth Productions that we showed you yesterday, 1-800-Magic, is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. As you may have saw, the production values are rather high, but that's to be expected from the RvB crew. The video weighs in at 227.59 MB, which shouldn't take too long, and getting a higher resolution version to appreciate the finer details of their work is never a bad thing. If the series was regularly added to Marketplace, and continue to be free, would you follow it on XBLM?

Rooster Teeth Shadowrun machinima, Fan Site kit surface


In celebration of the demo for Shadowrun hitting Xbox Live Marketplace today, a Fan Site kit is available at www.shadowrun.com, which webmasters can submit at the forums for link love on the main site. On top of that, Roosterteeth Productions has launched a machinima based off the game, 1-800-Magic. We uploaded it to YouTube and embedded it above for your viewing pleasure, be warned though, the RvB guys are known for their colorful language, so it's recommended that you're of age if you plan on viewing it. It will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace "Soon"™. Overall, the production values look very high, with a hudless camera, and even lip synched (!) voiceovers. Then again, if you think that watching it is a waste of time, we have something especially for you.

Video: "I Want Master Chief"



Step 1: Watch the above video. Step 2: Pick your jaw up from the floor. Step 3: Read on.
Wow, that was unique. A Halo 2 machinima musical produced by two females starring an Elite pining after Master Chief. Yeah, unique. Enough so for the lovely ladies to deserve interviewing from Frankie over at Bungie.net for their work of art. While it may have left us feeling literally without speech, what's your take? Surely it's going to leave you with some form of an opinion, so lets hear it.

Remove that icky HUD in GoW


Aspiring Gears of War machinima creators out there will be happy to know that the director's nightmare of a HUD can indeed be removed. How you ask? With a whole bunch of button mashing that's how. Actually, the HUD removal video, button sequence and directions are posted over on crpgchamp's YouTube page under the details section. So now you have the entire screen as your recording real estate, HUD removal just rocks! The only limitation to the whole process is that you'll have to be on Xbox Live (because you can't be host) and you have to be attached to a wall for the full HUD removal effect. Watch the video, take it in, then make the jump to get learned.



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