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WoW Moviewatch: Stupid Hair

Happy Monday, everyone! For a special treat today, we have some brand new Greyfoo! How can you not be excited? Greyfoo conceptualized Stupid Hair back in December 2011. While he's been working on the idea for months, general distractions and a busted hand kept him from releasing the video until now.

The video comes in two parts. The first half is a subtle cautionary tale about going up against Deathwing. While you might think a coterie of Azeroth's strongest heroes would be immune to stupid traps, Thrall discovers to his horror that his raid members embrace amazing gullibility.

The last half is Greyfoo's trademark funky beats and smooth singing. Greyfoo has crafted an amazing homage to the silly haircuts you can get in game. Remember, stupid hair is just a barber shop visit away.

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WoW Moviewatch: How to Win at Guilds 2

Billy got kicked from his guild, which means he needs to find another guild. And so it was that Billy went on another tour through the various frustrating guild stereotypes. If you think about the baggage being carried by a single person, consider then the collective baggage hauled around by an entire guild!

How to Win at Guilds 2 is probably one of Wowcrendor's best videos in a while. It's a longer video and contains a deeper, more detailed criticism of the game. It's also a good example of that nice, painfully funny analysis for which Wowcrendor is known. I think we all know guilds or people like those in this video.

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WoW Moviewatch: Raining Frost -- Stormwind Assault

You need to give this video a little bit of time to get started. The opening is a little slow, in my opinion, but the video picks up pace considerably after a short time.

I'm actually kind of excited to meet WazopVids, as I'm looking forward to what he might do in the future. Not much plot rears its head in Raining Frost -- Stormwind Assault, but the video shows a lot of promise in terms of pacing, tension, and graphics.

I loved the diver's HUD graphics. While it doesn't feel very WoW-like, admittedly, it was an effective technique for getting some anticipation and action in the plot. After all, otherwise you could simply sum the action up as "undead falls from sky"; in this version, you get "undead falls from sky with a cool HUD."

WazopVids is working on the next video already. You can see the teaser for it at the end of Raining Frost -- Stormwind Assault, so stick around to get that preview.
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WoW Moviewatch: Celebrating Valentine's Day

This is the last of our Valentine's Day videos, since the big holiday was yesterday. I saved this one for last because it's a little odd. Essentially, Celebrating Valentine's Day is a decent video. I mean, it's not mind-blowingly amazing or anything, but the video had a good idea driving it and the animation is done pretty well.

The oddity is the voice acting. All the dialogue is performed by AT&T's Natural Voices. On one hand, that's weird and it sounds really creepy. It's totally distracting from the rest of the video. On the other hand, it's a novel use of the technology, and I could see this kind of automated voice making its way into machinima. But for now, mostly weird. The dialogue itself is just fine, but the robo-voice just makes me feel like someone's selling me something.

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WoW Moviewatch: The Transmog Run

Work Warning: Some cursing.

We've all been there. You're totally in love with this incredibly awesome dude or dudette. Your own little fantasy world builds up around the object of your obsession. You run through the dialogue in your mind, slowly building up the perfect date. This is Quixotica's version of those events, but I can't spoil the ending.

Quixotica made this video to help celebrate Valentine's Day. While The Transmog Run probably won't be an ideal video to share with your loved one, it's a great way to look at the holiday with a bit of irony.

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WoW Moviewatch: All's Fair in Love and Warcraft

Work Warning: A bit of cursing and a little raciness here.

'Tis the season when gamers' hearts turn to their significant others and we ponder how lucky we are to have them in our lives. Valentine's Day usually doesn't get a lot of extra press from the machinima crowd, but Miss Septula decided to make something a little special for her boyfriend Ray.

All's Fair in Love and Warcraft is short, which makes sense since it's really a holiday card for the boyfriend. It's a really cute idea, and I wish I had thought of it myself. I even liked the kid-like singing in the video; it reminded me of homemade Valentine's Day cards (which are, for the record, the best kind).

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WoW Moviewatch: How to Tell if Your Warsong Gulch Will Fail

Warsong Gulch is a frustrating map. It's a great game (one of my favorite), but it doesn't take much for a team to run right off the rails. One or two people determined to live in the field, one person who just doesn't have the juice to win, or even a bad flag carrier are all things that can wreck your game -- not even to bring up the dreaded turtle match.

Wowcrendor sums it all up in this movie about failing Warsong Gulch. It's not a complex video, sure, but it doesn't take a complex video to explain what can go wrong. If you find yourself saying anything that takes place here, take some time to reevaluate your strategy.

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WoW Moviewatch: Sentinel Hill

It's been a little while since we've kicked back with good friends EmberIsolte and the GreyFoo. I think it's time to remember one of the most beautiful, chill, and melancholy movies to grace this column: Sentinel Hill.

Think I'm waxing poetic? Maybe a touch. But Sentinel Hill is such a bittersweet movie that it's stuck with me more than a year later. I originally took the song to be a lot sadder than the creators had intended; they were aiming for something hopeful. Of course, to have hope, you have to be in a bad place, so I'm sticking to my gosh-darn melancholy guns.

Really, this is just a beautiful piece. Take the time to check it out.

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WoW Moviewatch: Beauty of WoW Part IV

Cruising around a newly released game like Star Wars: The Old Republic, it's easy to be impressed by the graphics. After all, the brand new techniques and fresh cinematics are all very bright, shiny, and unknown.

It's so easy to be impressed that we might forget some of the lovely scenery in World of Warcraft. Working with a game that's been in place for years, the designers of WoW create city after city of breathtaking, gorgeous landscapes. It's not just the technology, it's the art.

Beauty of WoW Part IV is one player's attempt to hold onto the sense of awe and wonder she felt while cruising Dalaran. The floating city remains one of my favorite places in game, so I can empathize with her feelings.

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WoW Moviewatch: Break the Trees

Break the Trees is a beautiful, cohesive music video; we don't see as many of these as we once did. Sharm provides the vocals, while the animation is created by Khayllys. The video is fairly short, only clocking in a little over two minutes.

My only real criticism of this music video is that the blur and glow effect felt a little overdone. Don't get me wrong -- the whole thing was lovely. But there's only so much blur and glow a man can take before his head starts hurting.

Even with that critique in place, though, I still enjoyed Break the Trees and fervently hope to see more like it in the future.

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WoW Moviewatch: I'll Fight For You

I love this video for a few reasons. I'll Fight For You is a guild tribute video by Antimatter (who did Colder), featuring music by Jason Derulo. The first reason I love this video is that I love heartfelt, honest, friendly videos that commemorate the friends and family we all enjoy in WoW.

More importantly, I liked this video because it exemplifies a favorite aspect of machinima. While I like to think of myself as a fairly pop-culture-savvy dude, I don't know every artist, every song, and every cover created. While I obviously recognized the Toto sample, I've never been exposed to Jason Derulo. I really grooved to this song, and I loved the way it worked with the video. So now I get to enjoy a new artist, which is an added bonus to a video like this.

All in all, nice job, Antimatter.

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WoW Moviewatch: WoW Meets Dubstep

I hear there's this dubstep music all the kids are into nowadays. Being an old man of questionable taste, I phoned some of the local teenagers for a primer. Their advice was to "listen for the drop." I kept listening for the drop, but I couldn't really hear it.

Nonetheless, WoPairs created WoW Meets Dubstep as a way of bringing this newfangled music into good old Azeroth. I don't really know if it was successful, since I kept waiting for the bass line to stop gently weeping.

If you have trouble making sense of this video, don't worry. It's meant to be random, I'm told.

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WoW Moviewatch: Bring Back The Con

We've all heard the news by now: no BlizzCon 2012. For various reasons, Blizzard is eschewing the convention in favor of focusing on other priorities this year. While that's perfectly reasonable in most respects, missing out on BlizzCon is a bummer to plenty of fans.

There's no way a big announcement like that could go by without some community discussion. Elysiam opted to lament the loss of BlizzCon in song with Bring Back The Con. I originally expected this video to be a webcam-fest, but I was pleasantly wrong. The musical performance is surprisingly strong, and the video does a great job evoking the feel a previous BlizzCons.

While missing BlizzCon 2012 sucks, at least this video means something good comes from the change.

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WoW Moviewatch: RP-PvP events on Defias Brotherhood

This video is a roundup of various world PvP events on the roleplay server Defias Brotherhood (EU). While we generally don't do a great deal of PvP videos around here, this was enough of a unique snowflake that I wanted to bring some attention to it.

A common complaint on official forums is that world PvP is dead. (For those who don't know, world PvP is the phenomenon wherein multiple characters flag and fight wherever they happen to be standing. Tol Barad doesn't really count.) I'm a big fan of this video because it proves world PvP is still viable; it can happen, if you're dedicated enough to getting out there and doing it.

Thanks to Croftzi for the tip; I was really happy to see this video.

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WoW Moviewatch: Racial Stereotypes

Work warning: Very mild cursing -- like, way mild ... but thought I'd warn you anyway.

Wowcrendor tackles the seedy underbelly of player perception toward in-game races in Racial Stereotypes. Don't worry: this is purely trolls and elves and stuff, nothing about the real world. I admit I had that mild cringe at first, but it's just in-game stuff.

I think the most painful part of this video was the number of people I know who actually line up inside Wowcrendor's stereotypes. The whole way through, I just kept thinking, "Yup, know him. And her. And her." I guess that's what makes it funny, but it definitely makes me want to go re-roll.

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