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WoW Moviewatch: The Last Video of Oxhorn

WoW Moviewatch The Last Video of Oxhorn
It is with a heavy heart that I share the final machinima of Oxhorn. The video has all the light heart and fun you'd expect from Oxhorn, but it's punctuated with the realization that this is the final video from a machinima legend. I won't talk about reasons or speculation, since Oxhorn includes what you need to know in the final moments.

Oxhorn's been a compatriot and ally for machinima makers of the year. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say he'll be missed. I played the Oxhorn Brand Medley at my wedding, and I've sang ROFLMAO to my daughter more than a few times. May the odds ever be in your favor, Oxhorn.

You can see the video here.
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WoW Moviewatch: ROFLMAO!

I can't remember the last time we ran this video, which is a shame since it's one of the breakthrough machinima hits that brought the hobby to the masses. And by the "masses," I mean me. One of Oxhorn's biggest hits, ROFLMAO remains as hilarious to this day.

Enjoy a few moments of silly WoW song. Sorry if it gets stuck in your head all weekend. Then again, it's better to have in your head that Tik Tok. ROFLMAO!
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WoW Moviewatch: Rabbit Stew

For whatever reason, there aren't many machinima videos about Easter. Rabbit Stew stands alone as a rare celebration of the Spring holiday. If you feel like following suit, don't worry: scrawling PWNT across an egg isn't that much work. Do it with a Sharpie.

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WoW Moviewatch: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like This Raid Isn't Going to Happen

The holidays are here and we're all in full-blown, joyful sing-a-long mode. Time to bust out Oxhorn's winter classic, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like This Raid Isn't Going to Happen. We've all been there and this is definitely the season for spontaneously missing raid members. With more than a few years under its belt, this raid lamentation is just as apropos today as ever. Enjoy your PUGs, folks!

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WoW Machinima: Oxhorn Brand Medley

The Oxhorn Brand Medley is my Thanksgiving song, for more than just the turkey-themed tasty caruncles. See, the medley played at my wedding. When my wife first joined me in our deep love and appreciation of WoW machinima and filk, Oxhorn Brand Medley rocketed to the top of our playlist. The varying styles and addictive catchy lyrics keep the medley in a frequent, family-friendly rotation.

I'm thankful for my wife, and I'm thankful for my daughter. I'm thankful for you guys, the machinima creators and machinima watchers. I'm thankful for the WoW community and all the creative, artistic moments. I'm thankful for all of it. So while we're all chowing down on some forget-the-diet quality food, take a moment and enjoy this awesome, amazing life we all share.

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WoW Moviewatch: The Tale of Cloran Hastings by Oxhorn

The latest work from beloved machinima artist Brandon M. Dennis, a.k.a. Oxhorn, is ... A book! Apparently Oxhorn's writing talents go beyond clever song lyrics and comedic shorts, as he's just published his first novel, a fantasy called The Tale of Cloran Hastings. To publicize the release of the book, Oxhorn has made a machinima teaser trailer to introduce us to the story.

Watching the trailer, we're given glimpses of far off lands, man-killing crabs, and a mysterious, watery hand reaching out from the sea. We're only given a vague sense of the story though, which is reminiscent of the Odyssey, but with a darker and tense mood. What do you think? Does the trailer make you want to read the book?

If you're curious, here's an excerpt from the back cover.

"A wave of water in the shape of a clawed hand crashes onto the deck of Wavegrazer. The wheel spins violently; the ship lurches and Cloran's men are flung into the sea. As the masts break and the sky goes black, one name flutters across Cloran's lips. 'Adaire...'

"Cloran has spent his life at sea and is set to retire. He hopes to marry his long-suffering fiancée Adaire, but his hopes are dashed when King Bozin sends him on one final journey to the far-flung icy island city of Miotes. This time, however, the Sea is jealous of Cloran, and will never give him up to Adaire freely. Alas, Cloran has no choice, and accepts the mission begrudgingly. 'One final journey,' he tells himself. No matter what happens, it will be his last."

More information can be found at the book's official site.

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WoW Moviewatch: That's the World of Warcraft That I Used To Play

And now for something a little different... also, something epic and amazing. Because we don't have enough covers of that song yet, Ian Beckman and Oxhorn stamped their incredible brand of hilarity over Gotye's infamous song. In That's The World of Warcraft That I Used to Play, the duo deride the long lingering but inescapable appeal of WoW.

Even if some of the jibes aren't entirely fair, this is one heck of a song. They really managed to do a good job of the cover vocals, as well as the lyrics. In lieu of trying to match Kimbra's soaring voice (something many have tired and failed), Oxhorn stuck to his own range and recreated the experience. Ian did an admirable job of Gotye's part, even while making it sound a little new. All in all, this is just a great video.
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WoW Moviewatch: Work Work, Zug Zug, Dabu

Work Work, Zug Zug, Dabu hit the mean streets of YouTube nearly three years ago to celebrate Labor Day. Hey, let's just consider that my clever little joke for the week, all right? This song has been one of my favorite Oxhorn shorts ever since. It's not a complex piece; the song is simple, and you'll find yourself humming it through the entire day.

Speaking of Oxhorn, swing by his site and check out the huge array of contests he's running this month. There's a little something there for everyone, and who doesn't love a giveaway?

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WoW Moviewatch: Dynamic Action Team Ep. 3: Fitting In

Dynamic Action Team is an old Oxhorn series from a few years ago when he tackled the characters and culture of Team Fortress. You might recognize the voices right away; they're trademark Oxhorn.

The plot goes like this: Three characters from TF2 get trapped in the World of Warcraft. Hijinks ensue as they get accustomed to Azeroth, and even more hijinks take place when they try to get away. The video is an amusing little romp through the world of gaming culture. Thanks for the reminder, Drakkenfyre!

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WoW Moviewatch: Oxhorn Brand Medley

The Oxhorn Brand Medley was one of the first machinima my wife ever heard. And while the graphics for the video are dandy, it was the music and catchy refrain that captured her ear. This is the song that made her a machinima fan.

For me, of course, the Oxhorn Brand Medley served to underscore Oxhorn's huge cast of characters, his history as a storyteller, and his original music. This song is still my favorite, even though Oxhorn has certainly done other work since then. If nothing else, you'll find yourself singing "lolomgwtgdairyqueen, lolomgbbtheq" over and over again.

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WoW Moviewatch: Mister Evil Runs for Office

Mister Evil Runs for Office is an older Oxhorn video, released a little over a year ago. While the video was a general political parody at the time, it's been on my mind lately as we all consider the ramifications of SOPA.

Ostensibly, the video is about Mister Evil's doomed race to become dean of Evil University. When I watch the video, though, I can't help but think about the shenanigans, sound-bite politics, and general distasteful miasma that surround our elections. While the entire political speech is obviously fantasy and fake, Evil's words unmistakably remind me of actual, real-world campaigns. That's a scary thought.

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WoW Moviewatch: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like This Raid Isn't Going to Happen

Thanks to the Raid Finder, we're rarely stuck on raid nights without at least the possibility of a raid. That wasn't always true, though. Once upon a time, raiders would sit for hours outside an instance, hoping desperately that enough people would materialize to go kill some bosses.

Celebrating both the holiday season and the inevitability of Murphy's Law, Oxhorn created It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like This Raid Isn't Going to Happen. It's a long song title, but don't worry, it's all for a good cause. You'll recognize the song right away. Here's hoping everyone had a great holiday weekend and that your festivities will continue through the week.

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WoW Moviewatch: I Saw Three Rogues

The holiday season is in full swing, which makes it a great time to celebrate with some WoW-themed holiday music. This is Oxhorn's I Saw Three Rogues. This is a pretty distant parody video; while it's obviously evocative of the holiday season, none of the lyrics in the song directly reference Winter's Veil.

I Saw Three Rogues is actually about three years old, although it only saw video form last year. While we might see something new from Oxhorn, this one's pretty good to kill time while waiting for Santa to show up.
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WoW Moviewatch: Rabbit Stew

The day after Easter seems like a great time to revisit Rabbit Stew by Oxhorn. It's a quick, simple movie with a punchline at the end. I've admittedly taken to scrawling "PWNT" across my Easter eggs in honor of the undead rogue, but I don't think most kids would get the joke.

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15 Minutes of Fame: The music of Nathan Allen Pinard

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a part of their lives. How do you play WoW? We're giving each approach its own 15 Minutes of Fame.

You may not recognize the name Nathan Allen Pinard -- but if you're a fan of the machinima scene, you're bound to have heard his stirring musical take on life in Azeroth via the ever-popular Oxhorn machinima. I mean, come on ... If the irresistible compilation of Oxhorn favorites above doesn't get your foot tapping, then you may just have left your heart frozen solid back in Northrend!

As much as we love what he's done with Oxhorn and others, Pinard's known for much more than his music for machinima. Specializing in composing for video games, movies, TV and films as well, Pinard has been hard at work on the score for the sci-fi game Gemini Rue -- oh, and tearing through Cataclysm like a bat out of hell, as well. What's the composer up to lately? There's another Oxhorn machinima in the works, yes, and much more. Join us after the break for the scoop!

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