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WoW Moviewatch: World of Warcraft Medley, with violin

This is a different view of yesterday's World of Warcraft Medley. This one busted out a violin for some mad string action. It's really hard to put into words how talented these folks are. It's a riveting, breathtaking medley of our game's iconic music and they captured the spirit wonderfully. So if you like it, make sure you swing by the channel and share your love.
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WoW Moviewatch: World of Warcraft Medley

In a breathtaking display of musical skill and outstanding vocals, Peter Hollens knocked this World of Warcraft Medley out of the park. Even if it weren't for our incredible loyalty to Azeroth, I'm pretty sure we'd find the piece absolutely riveting.

The makeup and stark, somber expressions do a lot to buttress the epic feel of this video. While it's difficult to critique acting in this kind of performance, I feel both male and female roles were executed marvelously. Really, this whole thing was just astounding. This is a great way to start off the new year!
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WoW Moviewatch: Impossible

SimTgirl used this cover of Impossible to create a music video for the song of the same name by Shontelle. The cover's performed by Maddi Jane and it has plenty of merits to recommend a listen. The machinima is decent. It's a music video featuring a singing blood elf, which some folks will love, other folks won't. The composition is pretty good and I can definitely appreciate the attempt at a frame story made up of montages. All in all, Impossible is a good music video featuring a good song, even if it doesn't necessarily break any new ground.
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WoW Moviewatch: Brief History of WoW

While it's not quite a brief history of time in WoW, Slightly Impressive's tour of the most recent expansion in A Brief History of WoW. Pointing out the little giggles and cognitive dissonances of Mists, the Slightly Impressive team sums up all the moments that made us ready to move on with the story. This video pretty much sums up exactly what I'm going to remember about our panda-heavy days.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Golden Cup

Nixxiom's video, The Golden Cup, is one heck of a piece. Featuring poetry written by Nixxiom, set to animated images, and narrated with a smooth, rich voice, The Golden Cup tells the story of a knight and a dragon. There's more to it than that, of course, but I don't want to spoil.

I loved this technique. While I obviously love rich, fancy animation and graphics, The Golden Cup's format helps you focus instead on the story Nixxiom is telling. It conveys that sense of epic poetry and allows you to enjoy the writing itself. Take the time to watch it; you'll like it.
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WoW Moviewatch: At Home With The Hellscreams

You know what's not going to get old any time soon? A buddy comedy about Garrosh and Thrall adventuring in Elwynn Forest. This is probably one of the most hilarious videos I've ever seen. With appropriate Horde humor, Garrosh's dizzying intellect, and a wide range of mischief, Leo Tierney's At Home With The Hellscreams is just the thing to brighten your weekend. Thanks to Nixxiom for the suggestion!
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WoW Moviewatch: The Aggronots

There's always a challenge involved in making a raid video. It's an awesome way to show off the skills and accomplishments of your guild, but how do you do it in an interesting, fun way? Seranna seems to have that problem well under hand, creating the The Aggronots to show off his guild's encounters with the raids of Mists of Pandaria. I like the story book format, and I'll admit: the rocking tunes in the background appealed to the long-haired metal fan in me. If nothing else, this is one fine music video.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Devil's Gun: Prelude

The Devil's Gun: Prelude is the first installment of a new, narrative driven series of machinima by Kidsake. Filled with dolorous voiceover and Kidsake's powerful visual style, The Devil's Gun looks like it could be a huge breath of fresh air in recent machinima. Designed to tell a story and do some world building, we don't see videos like this very often. Kidsakes described it as a post-apocalyptic western fantasy based on a Pathfinder game he'd once run; that certainly sounds like legitimate geek cred, there. I can't wait to see where this goes.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Most Dangerous Game

There's some backstory you need to know to get Pudrick's most recent video, The Most Dangerous Game. While it might seem like just a nonsensical video about dueling, it's actually a parody of a pivotal scene in The Western Ore Musical! You don't need to have seen the original to get The Most Dangerous Game, but it does help get the point across.

While I'm not sure this is Pudrick's best work, it definitely delivers the quality animation that Pudrick is known for. Make sure to check out RedLetterMedia, the source of this parody. They have some pretty darn amusing videos that could be worth your time.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Spirit of Winter's Veil

Nixxiom and Moocluck challenged one another to a season-off, with each machinimator creating a special holiday video. In this one, Nixxiom tries to educate Moocluck about the true meaning of Winter's Veil. And while Moocluck struggles with understanding The Spirit of Winter's Veil, we do get the opportunity to see Grandather Winter cruise along in the finest sleigh imaginable. We now know why you shouldn't leave brandy out for Santa, but the image of that sleigh will stick in my head for the rest of my life.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Madness of Winters Veil

For a very special holiday gift, Nixxiom and Moocluck challenged one another to a machinima-off to create the best seasonal video. In Nixxiom's creation, two bad guys try to take advantage of The Madness of Winters Veil to get what they really want under the tree. Of course, things don't turn out for the pair, and they're forced to burst into song. This is probably the best use of "suffering" I've ever heard in lyrics!
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WoW Moviewatch: Here Comes Dinosaur

Perhaps it's not quite the traditional version of the holiday classic, but I think you'll enjoy this timeless rendition of Here Comes Dinosaur. With lyrics and vocals performed by its creator, Joey Wiggs, Here Comes Dinosaur is some of the best WoW filk I've seen in a while. Even more impressive is the fact that Wiggs didn't resort to autotune. Maybe a little audio mastering, but without that, the audio could have been horrible. The animation is really just a slide show, but that's no big shake when you've got bigger things to worry about... like a giant dinosaur trying to eat your head.
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WoW Moviewatch: ANN: Winter Veil Special

You can always trust Slightly Impressive to tackle the hard issues in the World of Warcraft, like the looming threat to toy-openers everywhere. In the Azeroth News Network: Winter Veil Special, the team brings a little yuletide cheer and parody to our favorite fake holiday.

Bonus points for the shout-out of stranger danger at the end. And look, I don't care how tough you are, talking snowmen are scary.
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WoW Moviewatch: Part of Your Guild

It's been a while since we've run Part of Your Guild, as pointed out by video requester Lar Gand. (I feel like i know that name form somewhere.) It's been a long time since we've heard from World of Filkcraft, who always managed to combine the World of Warcraft with both talented singing and a wry sense of humor.

So if you're not sure whether to accept a new applicant, remember... they may simply be longing to be Part of Your Guild.
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WoW Moviewatch: Quest

This short, holiday movie from Casuals at Play is a charming piece of warm spirit. Quest is a relatively simple story, told with very little dialogue and text. But the serene music and inexorable movement of the plot tells you everything you need to know. It's only a few minutes long, but captures some of the most vital essence of the season. Kick back with a little bit of nog and let Casuals at Play share their holiday wishes to you.
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