Warning: while this review is completely Safe For Work, the subject of the review is certainly not. You should wait until you get home before trying out the game.
We received quite a few tips about the new World of Warcraft homage game called WTF?! Currently offering a "demo" version, WTF?! is a side-scrolling comedy, featuring two main characters available for your control. You can play the scarlet-topped Blood Elf Priest named "Phallicity" or the rockin' Gnome Rogue named "Lumpen."
The premise of the game is focused on the world of...
This is one of those machinimas that leaves me scratching my head. Since I'm not a fan of anime, I'm probably missing some key element here. However, given how well the Vic Mignogna WoW commercial parody went over, it seems that a lot of you will enjoy it!
While some of the parts are amusing, most are often too literal. However, I already see an improvement over the first TMV Hell that was released almost three months ago. Given how many songs there are out there just begging to be mocked, RaffyTaffy will have plenty for new material in the future!
The weekend has finally arrived, so I decided to dig something silly out of the archives for you. This one is over a year old! "You're Pitiful" is Weird Al's take on the James Blunt song "You're Beautiful." In World of Warcraft, Dranetranslates the song into the subtle cries for help by a pathetic gnome.
While I normally prefer the UI off in machinima, I thought that the commentary added in the video was pretty funny. In some ways, it's too literal, but then again, Drane appears to be known for his parodies, rather than original content. This music video certainly won't win any awards, but sometimes it's good to just laugh and be goofy every now and then.
Since you guys couldn't get enough of Gnomechewer, I'm featuring a suggestion by one of our commenters. If you can remember the 90s, a satire film, Last Action Hero, came out, and it starred California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What was supposed to be a summer blockbuster has ended up the butt of jokes for 15 years. However, the dialogue and action worked much better in Last Action Crusader. Keep in mind that this machinima is seven months old.
You're going to have to try to follow along with me on this plot. Arnold Menethil is freed by Scarlet Commander Mograine, and escapes Stormwind to join the Scarlet Crusade. The whole time, he plans to avenge his father's death and reclaim Lordaeron to sit as King. The storyline for this machinima is totally over the top, but then so is the original film that it's parodying. What you can expect is cheesy dialogue, fight scenes, and special effects.
After yesterday's subliminal debacle, we need some quality time in front of the television. lagspikefilm, previously known for his runaway hit, Crossing Over, has invited us into Thrall's Crib. This parody of MTV Cribs is so inspired by the real deal that I wouldn't be surprised if MTV sought permission to air it, or, alternatively, cease and desist it.
We're introduced to Thrall at the front of his pad, where he gives us a tour of his sweet rides, the room where the magic happens, and his unfortunate hair days. Fans of Cribs will notice every cut scene, musical choice, and even the sudden sped up footage. I wonder what a "house" like that costs?
(This video contains some heavy language, but only to keep in stride with the show that it is parodying, Trailer Park Boys. You've been warned.)
Trailer Park Boys fame has reached critical mass. Not only is the homegrown, low-budget mockumentary-style taking over the globe in real life, now wowstudios (Joe Ashe) has parodied it in World of Warcraft.
While I thought that he captured the feel of the series in his shots, I do have some complaints. I'm not sure why he showed voices transmitting in WoW, but it appears sloppy. In addition, I don't know if he was attempting focal depth, but the backgrounds just end up looking blurry. Criticism aside, I thought World of Trailer Park Boys was a funny and cute parody.
According to Ian Beckman, Blizzard has a trailer for the new 2.4 patch that they don't want you to see. In the Blizzard-issued version, Kael'thas believes that the Sunwell is the root of all evil and destroys it. When the destruction makes things worse, he turns to Illidan Stormrage for help.
Ian's version, however, tells the story of monsters that overtake the "pool of awesome." Kael'thas has an identity crisis and it just gets really random from there. If you like all things fun and happy, then this is the Sunwell for you! I wonder why Blizzard would cover up something so cool?
It looks like celebrities are unofficially joining in on the parody commercials. Vic Mignogna, best known as the voice of Edward Elric on the anime series, Full Metal Alchemist, is the latest to participate.
Vic's inner WoW player turns out to be a warlock. He uses his theatrical voice and flare to present his story to the audience, even hinting at his ability to do alchemy. Now that this is out of the way, I can only hope that the Blizzard commercial spoof trend dies down. It's so three months ago!
If you're looking for your next parody fix, the wait is over. The first installment of MMOvie is finally out. However, if you've seen the trailer, I don't think you'll be as impressed by the movie itself.
I realize that the trailer and the movie are cut differently to serve a purpose, but I thought that all of the good material came from the teaser video. I was able to recognize many of the real films that the trailer parodied, and only a certain few in the final cut. Despite the weak storyline, I thought that it was really well done. Hopefully the second installment will hold more exciting material!
When I first saw this video, I couldn't believe how horrible the rapping was, or why it was in such a low voice. Curious, I checked out the music video that it was parodying, Concentrate, by Xzibit. It turned out that Nyhm's version is actually better by a long shot.
Nyhm, rebounding from his disastrous Pretty Fly for a Draenei, decided to make a video, Assassinate, for the rogues. Apparently, he likes to hide out on alts and has grown to love the class. The machinima is designed to fit around the song. While not flashy, it does the job just fine.
[UPDATE: Apparently I don't play well with others. The creator of the video not only removed the video from Filefront, but totally eliminated it from Warcraftmovies. I apologize for the inconvenience.]
While I generally subscribe to the "happiness and puppies" method of blogging, certain videos send me into a homicidal rage. Crank Dat OP Rogue is one of them. As the one commenter on the WCM page noted, this video is a "bag of fail."
I don't know why people are so crazy about this Soulja Boy song. I'd rather hear Linkin Park than the billionth variation of this. The other bits are just too easy to pick on. His microphone is horrible and the video work isn't that great either.
The thing is, in better hands, it might be an awesome music video. However, given the subject and the song, does anyone really want to? Won't someone think of the kittens?
We love covering cool fanmade crafts here on WoW Insider, but now there's a blog that covers the dark side of "Warcrafts." World of Warcrafting is a new blog that... well, at first, I thought it was a joke, but now I can't tell. Something like this Green Dragon looks like a pretty good attempt at crafting (an attempt, anyway), but the stapleserpent seems just too funny to be real.
If it is a joke, whoever's behind it isn't showing their hand at all -- the about and submission pages talk pretty seriously about their conviction for crafting. Although they don't win any points from me for saying "Dungeons and Dragons is kinda played and we don't condone or support dorkyness in hi-school." The tone is almost too perfect to be real, though, and it seems like commenters are in on the joke.
With over nine million views on YouTube, Where The Hell Is Matt? has inspired people all over the world. mrgizmo created his own version of the video within World of Warcraft, showcasing hard to reach areas. While not the best filmed or edited, it's still an interesting way to highlight the numerous beautiful locations that WoW has to offer! What is your favorite machinima that was inspired by real life?