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WoW Moviewatch: An Inconvenient Expansion

Today's machinima from Lagspike Films is one you've probably seen before. Released just a few weeks before the launch of Cataclysm, An Inconvenient Expansion brings the climate change discussion to Azeroth in a humorous way.

I remember when this machinima was first released, I was suspicious that I might be watching something I would hate. I've found discussing real world issues with WoW players often ends in disaster so I was wary when I saw a character, named Al Boar, correlating the rise in global temperature to the rise in vanity pets. To my pleasant surprise though, the whole machinima never really gets too serious and the script is quite funny.

Beyond that, I love the animation in this video. When things really get started I found myself impressed with a lot of little things ... From the way the grounds splits open, to the way Deathwing's silhouette perches atop a mountain. It looks great without a lot of attention being directed toward it.
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WoW Moviewatch: World of Workcraft

This is an older, beloved machinima by Lagspike Films called World of Workcraft. Yup, that's totally Oxhorn's voice you hear; you can recognize that bearded tone anywhere.

World of Workcraft was a pretty novel idea in its time and the machinima has stood up to the years incredibly well. The opening sequence's over-the-top heroics launch you immediately into a world of adventure, making the fuzzy transition into the world of mundane that much more wrenching. All in all, the machinima enjoys great technique.

If you've not seen it before, check it out. If you already know it, watch it again. You'll be surprised by how good it is, even now.

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WoW Moviewatch: An Inconvenient Expansion

With all the panda jokes flying around, plenty of people are expressing some paranoia about Mists of Pandaria. It's way too early to tell whether those jokes are serious concerns or just the sort of knee-jerk hand-wringing that's common on official forums.

This is not the first time critics have freaked out about an upcoming expansion. Lagspike Films created this parody video to shout out to those folks who feel every expansion is the death of WoW. If every expansion is An Inconvenient Expansion, when can we finally be happy? Just remember, Cataclysm turned out all right. Mists will be awesome.

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WoW Moviewatch: Meet the Hunter

Occasionally, we see a movie and know right away that it's going to become a legend. Meet the Hunter by Lagspike Films is exactly that kind of video. Maybe this shouldn't be surprising; Lagspike is responsible for other great machinima like An Inconvenient Expansion and World of Workcraft.

When the staff saw this video, we were all blown away. There's so many things to say about it that I hesitate to do so; I don't want to set up an impossible expectation. The animation is fantastic, the comedic timing was dead on, and the jokes were all just-right. The graphics are amazing and the voice acting was perfect.

Suffice it to say, we think you should take the time to watch Meet the Hunter, and then come back and let us know what you think.
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WoW Moviewatch: An Inconvenient Expansion

There are uncomfortable truths about expansion. In An Inconvenient Expansion by Lagspike Films, Al Boar desperately attempts to warn us of these dangers.

It's been a while since we've heard a lot from Lagspike Films, but this is certainly a fun movie. The technical details are awesome, and the creators did a great job of framing the story. Here's hoping we see more in the future.

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