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WoW Moviewatch: Standing in the Way of Control

Standing in the Way of Control by Gnomechewer was an instant classic when it was released, and it's just as awesome this very day. Not only is the video amazing, but it combines with the song to absolute mastery. Even better? There's actually a story. I'll let Gnomechewer explain it:

Originally, it was an abstract re-telling of the whole Old Durnholde instance... until i realized I used Stormwind troops instead of Lordaeron... o well.

Basically, an Orc rogue goes back in time to ensure that Thrall is still warchief in the present... you know the deal.


Take the time to check the movie out and let us know what you think.
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WoW Moviewatch: Gilnean Like Me

WoW Moviewatch Gilnean Like Me
Today in WoW Moviewatch: Staff Picks, we look at that which remains the favorite machinima of Mr. Rossi. Gilnean Like Me is not only an overwhelmingly stylistic feast for the eyes but a sort of escapist machinima for those Gilneaophile who felt done wrong by the game's storyline. Why would we feel that way? I'll let Mr. Rossi explain:

The lyrics work perfectly - it's exactly what SHOULD have happened in Gilneas. Forsaken show up, Forsaken die again.

It's not that we dislike the Forsaken. They're the nicest bunch of cannibalistic undead you could ever hope to meet. It's just... the Gilneans wouldn't have just rolled the tummies over. Thanks to Gnomechewer for keeping the dream alive! Click here to see it yourself.


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WoW Moviewatch: Gilnean Like Me

This one's for Mr. Rossi, who says that Gilnean Like Me is still one of his favorite machinimas. And what's not to love about Gnomechewer's celebration of the Gilneas story? It's got angst, beauty, story, and some of the most mind-blowing visuals you could hope to see.

I'll admit, I'm almost disappointed we haven't seen something like this to celebrate Pandaria. There's certainly the official cinematic and that's awesome. But it doesn't have the pop culture appeal and gut-punch story we see in this piece. But, hey, there's still plenty of time to rectify that!

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WoW Moviewatch: Gilnean Like Me

If you asked me to boil down a single thing that really excited me about being Gilnean, I would have to answer: Gilnean Like Me by Gnomechewer. We've featured this video before, of course, but I felt like it was time for a rerun.

We see a lot of Horde anthems around here. But it's relatively rare a video comes along that captures the zeitgeist of the Gilnean experience and really gets you pumped to wolf out. Gilnean Like Me feels like it answers every Horde anthem without trying. It's less a battle song than chants about how awesome Gilneans are. It bites into the experience with tooth and claw -- just like a Gilnean damn well should.

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WoW Moviewatch: Back In Your Head

To quote Gnomechewer, the creator of this video, you should "just know that the love you squander today may end up being the love who is killed by a group of 5 people only to later come back as one of the Wretched who serves an Eredar demon lord and you'll never get another chance after all that noise." Or to paraphrase, in Back In Your Head, Jaina gets told.

Ziebart wanted to shout out to Gnomechewer while we're reviewing some of our staff favorites. And he's absolutely right; Gnomechewer does some absolutely amazing stuff with his videos. In this odd pop payback song, you get to see the Kael'thas and Jaina "romance" taken in an entirely different light. It's a lot of fun and a little mesmerizing to watch.

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WoW Moviewatch: The Interrogation

We've featured The Interrogation before, but this is a great season to go back and look at some old favorites -- especially since the ghostly soundtrack to Gnomechewer's video is especially appropriate to this time of year.

I was recently reminded about this video by reader Jacob. It was a pleasant reminder, of course, considering this video has always been one of my favorites. Gnomechewer's eye for creating engaging scenes and haunting narratives is amazing. Remember that this video was created back in 2008. It's nearly three years old but is just as striking now as it was then.

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WoW Moviewatch: Gilnean Like Me

With Cataclysm slowly approaching, now's a good time to take another look at this worgen masterpiece by Gnomechewer. Gilnean Like Me tells the story of the Gilnean people against the backdrop of the Forsaken invasion. As a group of undead sets foot in town to follow up after a brutal bombardment, the group discovers the terrible curse that has been levied on Greymane's people.

This video is probably one of the most beautiful and stunning portrayals of Gilneas and its wolven fate. I like the sense of horror and stoic resolve portrayed by the narration, as well as the dark sense of inevitability. The moment when the protagonist "wolfs out" is incredibly satisfying; it's a suitable crescendo to the story's build-up. That kind of execution is rare, and my hat is off to Gnomechewer.

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WoW Moviewatch: Gilnean Like Me

Gilnean Like Me is the newest movie by legendary machinima creator Gnomechewer. It is the story of an army of Forsaken who seek to raze Gilneas, only to discover something far more vicious than they were expecting. This video is absolutely astounding and is a lot of fun to watch. The visual work by Gnomechewer is riveting, and the way he lets his story unfold is clever and perfectly paced.

I think this kind of story is going to be more common when Cataclysm is released, but I'm glad Gnomechewer is helping to lead the charge. His instinct for visual techniques brings a lot of moodiness and horror to the tale of Gilneas, and helps frame the story of Greymane for new-to-lore audiences. If you have a friend who asks about the story of Gilneas, I think this movie is a great place to get them started. It not only shares bits of the story, but it communicates the genre of the lore.

Check out Gilnean Like Me, and let us know what you think!


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WoW Moviewatch: Dream an Emerald Dream


Today's Moviewatch features the return of a legend. I want to be clear that I'm not being sarcastic or satirical here. Gnomechewer has always been a fan favorite, and a hero to many machinimists. His work was not only fantastic in its own right, but also inspired a whole generation of new machinima artists. It is with great joy that I share the news that he's come back around, with the release of Dream an Emereald Dream.

According to Gnomechewer, this video might not make a lot of sense. It's because he was feeling rusty, and jumped right in to re-hone his old skills. In the face of that commentary, I still found this video entertaining and gorgeous to look at. If this is Gnomechewer at "rusty," you can imagine what his "back in practice" is going to look like.

I want to close by saying "Welcome back, Gnomechewer!" Here's hoping he keeps on keeping on.

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WoW Moviewatch: Rise from your Grave



This review will actually be a little difficult to write, but mostly because I don't think the editors would like it if I spent the entire time typing "Oh my god, look at the cute undead gnome!" over and over again. I'll have to rely on "content" and "writing" to get by.

Rise from your Grave is a quick story-based music video by Little Sweegy. Turns out, Little Sweegy is Gnomechewer's girlfriend. She dedicates the movie to him, thanking him for helping her learn how to create machinima. It seems like he's done one hell of a job of teaching, because Rise from your Grave is an awful lot of fun.

I like the grainy effects used to give the video a semi-horror feeling, or maybe just a nostalgic vibe. The gnomes running around in action is pure win, and a welcome relief for anyone who might be a little Belfed-out right now. Also, I find the idea of a Gnome Death Knight raising companion warriors from the grave to be absolutely compelling, in every way I can imagine. If my own Death Knight weren't already created, I might be rolling an undead Gnome even now.

Great job, Sweegy! I can't wait to see more from you.


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WoW Moviewatch: Trident of Naz'jan


Gnomechewer's Trident of Naz'jan has actually been floating around for about a month, which makes it a shame we haven't picked it up before now. I'm actually very happy to see it, as I'd worried we'd lost the music video superstar to Age of Conan. This is one of my favorite pieces by him, and totally worth the watch. I'll fess up at the beginning that the music isn't entirely my style, but within the context of the movie it works wonderfully.

As the story of the video goes, those dastardly mist-men called Vrykul are (or have been) summoning That Which Devours from Below, Naz'jan. This is related to the opening Tuskarr quests in the Borean Tundra, so if you like the video, take the time to go check those out.

Overall, though, I really like that Cthulu-esque "deep one" kind of feel. The strident heavy metal captures the mood of the Vrykul (c'mon, no instance is as "metal" as Utgarde Keep). Even the opening soundtrack voiceovers give you a good sense of impending doom. The video has several shots of the viking-like Vrykul cruising around on longships, which enhances a definite sense of movement.

Here's hoping we see more from the maestro Gnomechewer soon.

[Via Machinima.com]

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WoW Moviewatch: Homesick: The Making of a Supervillain

Gnomechewer remains one of my favorite machinimators by far, and his most recent work doesn't dull those feelings at all. Homesick: The Making of a Supervillain (which you can also see on Vimeo) continues Gnomechewer's history of blending game footage (not just WoW, you see a bit of Garry's Mod as well) with music that absolutely fits the tone. It helps that my musical tastes are pretty similar to his, admittedly. Not everyone will see his choices the same way I do, for sure.

For some reason, I also find myself fascinated with the way Gnomechewer blends the pulp medieval setting of Warcraft with modern day technology and communications. Warcraft has always had some element of technology which I've adored, but that level of modern technology isn't something I would enjoy in WoW itself. In this format, though, it's very intriguing. Another good example of this is his machinima Back In Your Head, which displays the effects of media and social networking on Jaina Proudmoore and Kael'thas Sunstrider's hypothetical celebrity relationship.

The end of this particular video is a bit grim and a bit abrupt, which Gnomechewer said was a result of running out of HD space, but I still found the ending neat. Abrupt, but neat. It felt like enough of a twist that it wasn't too bad, but I find myself wishing he

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WoW Moviewatch: Argent Crusade Salvation

Gnomechewer consistently dazzles the crowd with what he can put out in such a short period of time. He has such a gift for rewriting lore and putting a totally new spin on it. Argent Crusade: Salvation is no exception. Is it me or is he getting really good with his special effects?

His latest story centers around Tirion Fordring overhauling the Silver Hand. He uses a voiceover by Caruu, as Fordring, to act almost as a transmission. Tirion voices his doubts about winning the war as the battle is waged on screen.

[Thanks, Gnomechewer!]

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WoW Moviewatch: My Violent Heart

Gnomechewer is back with another music video. This time, it centers around the Draenei and their departure from the Man'ari Eredar. Of course, as is typical with our beloved frequent machinimator, he has to tell the story with a song instead of dialogue. My Violent Heart is pretty catchy. Using footage, pictures, and lyrics, he paints a tale of the lore that could only exist in his mind.

When you're done watching, if you need another Gnomechewer fix, check out the video that he made to mock the Synergy contest. As a reminder, voting ends tonight!

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WoW Moviewatch: Anasterian, King.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Moviewatch to bring you this special broadcast from inside the mind of Gnomechewer. In Anasterian, King., he ponders what would happen if Anasterian Sunstrider came back. In the machinima he made to reflect Anasterian's return, he doesn't even cover half of the storyline that he envisioned.

We're amazed at the level of creativity involved in Gnomechewer's short productions. We only wish that he'd focus on one idea and either create a longer video, or a series. With that said, his use of CrazyTalk as well as other advanced programs only enhance his work, which continues to make him a crowd favorite.

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