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WoW Moviewatch: Edge of Remorse

And now for a trip way down memory lane. Edge of Remorse was created for a contest in the summer of 2006. Let that sink in. This machinima is 6 years old. This astounding video by Riot Films still stands strong as an impressive, story-driven masterpiece.

According to Riot Films, the movie is about: "Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together."

We don't see many single piece epics like these. I hope to see that change, but until we get a new flood of stand-alone machinima stories... let's kick back and enjoy Edge of Remorse.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch special: 7 movies you should know

Machinima's a pretty big topic. Depending on who you talk to, "machinima" could include story-based movies, PvP footage, boss kills, music videos, and even videography of altered in-game landscapes. There are uncounted thousands of videos about World of Warcraft roaming the internet, so it can be very difficult to know where to start.

In honor of the ticket queue for BlizzCon 2009, Moviewatch presents seven machinima movies and machinimators you should know. Certainly, these aren't the only 7 movies or authors you should know, but they do include some of the most popular staples of the art. If you find yourself chatting it up with a machinima enthusiast around the BlizzCon water cooler, you can probably be certain they've seen these shows.

We went for variety in this selection, choosing videos with different styles and subjects. They certainly aren't listed in "countdown to the best" format, since trying to rate these videos like that would be dang near impossible. Instead, they are simply listed alphabetically, according to the creator of the movie.

Check out the selection behind the cut.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Edge of Remorse

I have found my new favorite machinima, and it's a year old. Winner of the 2006 Summer Machinima contest Drama/Action category, and featuring not one lick of dialog, Jason Choi's opus created at Riot Films still manages to tell one of the most compelling stories in short film.

The mark of a great WoW film is that it just happens to use WoW as a backdrop, but could stand on its own as a masterpiece no matter how it was filmed. What makes the lack of dialog possible is the use of Scott Buckley's extraordinary and haunting original score, and gToon's artful cinematic editing. Rather than me gush on, watch, and enjoy, but beware, a love triangle and ultimate tragedy lie ahead.

Filed under: Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

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