One my favorite web video series, Zero Punctuation is a weekly video game reviews created by comedy writer Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw and produced for online magazine The Escapist. Yahtzee’s hilarious animated reviews are fast-paced, expletive-laden and viciously rude. But most of all, his relentless quest for quality in such a crud-infested industry is both entertaining and inspirational.
More Machinima excellence from Zachariah Scott of Lit Fuse Films. This gorgeous music video clip set in the world of Half Life II is a wistful, poetic vision of the life under military occupation where privacy and hope are things long forgotten.
Thanks to sharp writing, slick design and dark, offbeat humor this video game has become an industry milestone and a universal example of what good game design can achieve. It is a must for anyone looking for a highly polished, offbeat and clever gaming experience.
Civil protection is a series of machinima animated shorts using the Half-Life 2 game engine and setting to tell the tale of two Civil Protection officers fighting boredom as they do their rounds in City 17.
This quirky video from the Lit Fuse Films team is reminiscent of the famous iPod TV ads. It features Half Life II character silhouettes over vividly colored flat backgrounds and a techno-industrial musical score made of sound effects from the game such as firearm bursts of various calibers.