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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You Special: Machinima

Work warning: There's some cursing in this video, so be warned.

It's been nearly a year and a half since we've seen a new Nobody Like You. It's been a long, sad time. But now, Ninth Batter has released Nobody Like You Special: Machinima. This is actually a really important video for everyone who is considering getting started with the wild world of machinima.

This video is essentially an open letter to new machinima makers. Nobody has some great tips for new machinimators and some really good advice. Getting started with machinima can be intimidating. Creating WoW videos is a lot of work, and at the end, it just seems like commenters hate your work.

Take this stuff to heart and give machinima a try. For every person who flames your work, a dozen will embrace you into the community. Give it a shot; we'll leave the light on for you.

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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You Chris-- er Hanukkah Special?

You may remember the Nobody Like You Chris-- er Hanukkah Special? from last year, which is still in my rotation as one of my favorite WoW holiday songs.

NinthBatter
dressed up Sandler's holiday classic with the necessary dose of World of Warcraft references. Not only does he shout out to the appropriate NPCs and legends of the game, but he manages to give smiling nods to certain key Blizzard executives. And, you know, Turpster. (Who, it turns out, isn't Jewish.)
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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You, Ep 4


The time has come for the new release of NinthBatter's Nobody Like You, Episode 4. This is somewhat a plot episode for Nobody, separating him from his beloved ghoul Louis and his good friend Dot. He's been called to serve in a dubious duty by the Lich King, and it seems like he's got no choice but to obey. While NinthBatter intended for this to be mostly a gag release, I still think the story progression is pretty interesting.

I really enjoy the Nobody Like You series, because it's light and honest fun. The machinima style and voice-acting are both perfectly suited to the characters, and I feel like Arthas, Nobody, and Dot are getting more and more fleshed out. The introduction of Kel'Thuzad and Anub'arak also holds obvious promise. Honestly, I was surprised to realize that NinthBatter is only on the fourth real episode, because I feel like the whole series has been so very firmly established.


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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You Chris-- er Hanukkah Special?



Just in time for the holidays, NinthBatter has busted out the Nobody Like You Chris-- er Hanukkah Special. NinthBatter says that he created this video because there isn't much Hanukkah machinima out there. That makes his song selection perfect, considering the nominal reason for Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song is the same.

Of course, NinthBatter dressed up Sandler's holiday classic with the necessary dose of World of Warcraft references. Not only does he shout out to the appropriate NPCs and legends of the game, but he manages to give smiling nods to certain key Blizzard executives. And, you know, Turpster. (Who, it turns out, isn't Jewish.)

I feel like I say this a lot, but this is probably my favorite NinthBatter video yet. The gag with Arthas singing just hasn't gotten old for me yet, and the ghoul choir during closing credits is spectacular. I truly loved the Nobody Like You Chris -- er Hanukkah Special.


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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You Halloween Special

It is the season for Halloween goodness, and Ninth Batter delivers an excellent addition to his Nobody Like You series with the new Nobody Like You Halloween Special. In this episode, Nobody and Arthas take the time to deliver some helpful (and hilarious) Halloween tips. I don't know what it is about Arthas as a character, but I love watching Ninth Batter put the Lich King through his paces.

The video runs about five minutes long. The Halloween Special portion is only a couple minutes of the video. It's still got the same satirical humor as previous episodes. My favorite part, though, comes during the closing credits. Arthas sings again, and it is fantastic. I can easily see how that's become the mainstay credits gag for Nobody Like You, since it's probably going to be a crowd pleaser every time.

There's also a closing message about Azeroth United's Hearts, Hands, and Voices project. It's a worthy cause, and Ninth definitely gives it a good send up.

Ultimately, Ninth Batter managed to do a lot with this video. His flair for handling multiple subjects and directions in a single video should be commended.


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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You EP3


I don't know how I missed the new installment of Nobody Like You for so long. It was a super treat to realize NinthBatter has released Nobody Like You EP3. The series has become a favorite of mine because of its obvious joy for WoW, strong roots in the overall community, and the sheer fun Ninth seems to have while making these videos. He's also the guy who did the video for the WoW Insider Show Song, which again exemplifies how strongly Ninth is a part of the community.

Episode 3 features a new style of humor from its characters, as they suddenly find themselves breaking the fourth wall and dealing with a new producer. There's quite a few gags that make the most sense if you're familiar with machinima trends, but I still think the jokes are accessible to everyone. The bit with the shirtless Blood Elf singer and backup band unmistakably carries on the discussion about Belf Rap, as well as the criticism that genre receives from its community.

And the song from Arthas during closing credits? Pure comedy gold.


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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody Like You episode 2


Oh my goodness. I can't believe that I just now got the joke. The main character in Ninth Batter's series is called "Nobody." The title of the series is "Nobody Like You." Get it? If it were Bob, the joke would be saying that it's a "Bob Like You."

Ninth Batter has released "Nobody Like You Episode 2." It's a short episode. The whole thing only runs about 3:00 minutes soup to nuts, including the final credits. According to the author, he just didn't feel that more material "fit" in this bite sized piece. I think that makes sense, since the jokes in this skit do pretty well when they stand alone.

Arthas continues his emo trend, though now he's coming across a little more like a distraught ex-boyfriend than a dark and gloomy master. Ninth has added a female to the cast, which I think will turn out well. Nobody needs someone to play off and interact with, besides just the tragic Arthas in the background.

Ninth has mentioned that he's not sweating the video art quailty, and trying to stay focused on his content. I think that's a pretty good call. The "simple" style is actually developing into a tagline for the series, a kind of visual style that makes it stand out.

Great work so far, Ninth. I can't wait to see episode 3.

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WoW Moviewatch: Nobody LIke You, ep1

Remember Ninth Batter? Not only is he the man responsible for the Northrend Newsflash, but he's the genius who put song to video for the WoW Insider Song. He's clearly a man of taste, right? Well, the maestro's come along to drop another moment of comedy down on you with "Nobody Like You, ep1."

"Nobody Like You" is just a quick, fun little comedy sketch. I'll sum up. Someone's rolled a new Death Knight. Arthas begins his long, emo speech about how Arthas has bestowed on the newbie rage, anger, angst, and all the other associated dark and spooky things. The Death Knight is nonplussed, quickly accepts the quest, and moves on. Arthas, of course, gets more emo than a Blood Elf writing in Livejournal. The comedy, in my opinion, is mostly about the absurd nature of the game when you start breaking the fourth wall.

The video has lots of little fun shout outs. The "meaningless Gargoyle," cute little jokes, and even a shout out to the WoW Insider song. I think Ninth Batter's really doing well in terms of his dialogue, eye for plot, comedy and pacing. I'm not sure if his animation skills have leapt forward yet, but I've never had any complaints about the appearance of his videos in the first place. All in all, I think "Nobody Like You" was a fun time, and I hope there's an episode 2 out there.

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