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.
“Nobody loves you like your mama loves you, but who’s lovin’ your mama ? I am. I am !” Check out this awesome 2005 video from electro-pop artist Kennedy. This song about a lecherous teacher and sassy school moms is guaranteed to either delight or offend you.
“Young Folks” is a surprisingly touching pop ballad duet. This song brought vividly to my mind the fragile and exhilarating moments at the start of a relationship where one discovers that someone else may in fact be willing to accept and love you.
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.
A masterpiece of machinima animation, Ignis Solus (Latin for “Burn Alone”) uses the colorful and cartoony Team Fortress 2 game engine to weave a stirring tale of solitude and of the peculiar connection with strangers one can experience within the context of a multiplayer action game.