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1Machinima are movies made with video game assets. The word is supposed to be a {{portmanteau}} of "Machine" and "Cinema", but the guy who coined the term, Hugh Hancock, misspelled it. Since Hancock misspelled it ''while coding [[http://machinima.com/ machinima.com]]'', the term stuck.²²Since machinima is a form of scripted video narrative, it could employ any of the {{Tropes}} from the main list, and there are also tropes specific to the medium. From a scriptwriting perspective, the technological limitations on the action are the only difference from other media.²²Some common plots include:²* "OMG, we're actually characters in a video game": Characters become self-aware and start assaulting the FourthWall with a big hammer.²* "But these are FUNNY Marines!": ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' [[FollowtheLeader spawned a thousand]] wise-cracking faceless troopers.²* "Evil hackers are infiltrating the server!": ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' [[RunningGag spawned a thousand]] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' players fighting against [[SeriousBusiness the forces of digital evil]].²* "You know those [[SilentProtagonist quiet guys]] you play as in various games? [[SuddenlyVoiced Let's give all of them mikes!"]]: ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' [[RuleofThree spawned a thousand]] personalities for formerly [[FeaturelessProtagonist generic characters.]]²* AffectionateParody of the game being used.²²Machinima are almost always {{Web Original}}s, but they have even appeared on television in some form. For example, several scenes from the ''Make Love, Not Warcraft'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' were filmed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. In the past, there were hubs like [[http://gorillagong.com/ Gorilla Gong]] that made it easy to find quality machinima to watch. Creator/{{Machinima}}.com was the original go-to place for machinima, but it eventually became a more standard Website/YouTube entertainment network, [[NetworkDecay even branching out their focus that of comic books and fandom at one point]]. A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima complete history of the medium]] can be found at Wiki/TheOtherWiki. ²²When Machinimators cannot muster enough horsepower (or bandwidth) to make video, and decide to turn their Machinima works into webcomics instead, see {{Machinomics}}.²²See also RPGEpisode, when this is done for the sake of SomethingCompletelyDifferent.²----²!!Examples:²[[index]]²[[folder:Halo Machinima]]²* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUHUIYerxuk&list=PL5uUVmdIWQfirz9-Cb-Ljz0N6bjH4N-vx Captain Assassin]]'' (Filmed in VideoGame/{{Halo Reach}})²* ''Machinima/TheCodex'' (Filmed in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}})²* ''Machinima/CombatDevolved'' (Filmed in Halo 3)²* ''Machinima/DeusExMachina'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'')²* ''Machinima/ElitesOfWar'' (A multigenerational series covering Halo 3 to 4) ²* ''Machinima/TheForgottenSpartans'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/Halo3'')²* ''Machinima/OneLifeRemaining''²* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (Filmed in all the mainline ''Halo'' games, plus ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'', and extra footage from ''Halo 3: ODST'' and some CG sequences)²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles''²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection''²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheProjectFreelancerSaga''²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy''²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14''²** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason15''²* ''Machinima/{{Revenge}}'' (Filmed in ''Halo 2'')²* ''Machinima/ShadowsOfThePast'' (Filmed in Halo 4)²* ''Machinima/{{Shift}}'' (Filmed in Halo 5)²* ''Machinima/SpriggsAHalo3Machinima''²* ''Machinima/SteveAndCarlos'' (filmed in ''Halo 4'')²* ''Machinima/TalkingSkullz'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Super Smash Bros. Machinima]]²* For further reading, see Machinima/SuperSmashBrosMachinima²* ''Machinima/{{Brawlgasm}}'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²* ''Machinima/BrawlUniverse'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²* [=Dexterboy=]²** ''Machinima/PeachsSluttyAdventure'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²** ''Machinima/WolfsRetardedMission'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²* ''Machinima/MeleesEnd'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'')²* ''Machinima/NewSmashBrosZero''²* ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²* ''Machinima/SuperSmashBrosMALR''²* ''Creator/VirtualSmash''²** ''Machinima/{{Smasherz}}''²** ''Machinima/SmashKing'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')²[[/folder]]²----²%%Because the majority of all machinima made with ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' or Source Filmmaker use assets from Valve games, only the source game will be listed for those entries.²* ''Machinima/ADayInTheLifeOfACommissar''²* ''Machinima/AnEmpireRevisited'' (''VideoGame/JediAcademy'')²* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief''²* ''Machinima/AzerothianSuperVillians'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/TheBadAssassin'' (''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'')²* ''Machinima/BedrockPerson'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')²* ''Machinima/ChristianBrutalSniper'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²** ''Machinima/{{Garrymon}}''²** ''Machinima/TheGmodIdiotBox''²** ''Machinima/MomentsWithHeavy''²* ''Machinima/ChronicleOfTheAnnoyingQuest'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/TheChroniclesOfAlbion'' (''VideoGame/TheSims2'')²* ''Machinima/CivilProtection'' (''VideoGame/HalfLife2'')²* ''Machinima/ClearSkies'' (Filmed in both ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Eve Online'')²* ''Film/ACloneApart''²* ''[[Machinima/CopsSkyrim COPS: Skyrim]]''²* ''Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas'' (''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'')²* ''Machinima/TheCraftingDead'' (''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²* ''Machinima/CultOfPersonality'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHpc7ppZMg Cycles]]'' (''VideoGame/Battlefield3'')²* ''Machinima/DetectiveNigbone''²* ''Machinima/DevilIsALoser'' (''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'')²* ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' (''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'')²* ''Machinima/DoppelgangersRampage''²* ''Machinima/DramaticHearts''²* ''Machinima/DukeNukemForeverquest''²* ''WebVideo/EverySimsMachinimaEverParody'' (''VideoGame/TheSims4'')²* ''Machinima/EvilTales'' (''VideoGame/TheSims3'')²* ''Machinima/ExtremeMangaWrestling'' (''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE '13]]'')²* ''Machinima/FalloutLoreTheStoryteller'' (Filmed using very heavily modded ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' franchise games)²* ''Machinima/FazeCombat'' (''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'')²* ''Machinima/TheFedoraChronicles'' (VideoGame/TeamFortress2)²* ''Machinima/FinalFantasyTheSorceressWar'' (''VideoGame/TheMovies''; an adaptation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'')²* ''Machinima/FinalFantasyVIIMachinabridged''²* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' (''VideoGame/HalfLife1'')²** ''Machinima/FreemansMindSpinoffs''²*** ''Machinima/ChellsMind'' (''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'')²*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGgO8O6JuM8 Barney's Mind]]'' (''VideoGame/HalfLifeBlueShift'')²*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs1Z4UqW_Ak Felix's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''Half-Life 2: Episode 1'')²* ''Machinima/GamerPoop''²* ''Machinima/GlenwoodPrep'' (''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²* ''Machinima/GorgeousFreeman'' (''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')²* ''Machinima/AGranaryAdventureTheUnderdogStory'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''Machinima/GuardsNRetards'' (''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'')²* ''Machinima/ICTONAdventuresInMinecraft'' (''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²* ''Machinima/KeishaFabo'' (''VideoGame/TheSims3'')²* ''Machinima/KenDozinMustDie'' (''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'')²* ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/TheLeetWorld''²* ''Machinima/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMisadventuresOfLink'' (An official machinima series by Creator/{{Nintendo}} filmed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD]]'')²* ''WebVideo/LiliumSims2'' (''VideoGame/TheSims2'')²* ''Machinima/MassDefect''²* ''Machinima/MeetTheBLUTeam'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''Machinima/MinecraftDiaries'' (''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²** ''Machinima/MyStreet''²* ''Machinima/MisfitFiles''²* ''Machinima/{{Newbies}}'' (''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²* ''Machinima/OddMenOut''²* ''Machinima/{{Openness}}'' (''VideoGame/TheSims2'')²* ''Machinima/OxhornShortShorts'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/PainisCupcake''²** ''Machinima/PainisCupcakesRevenge'' (''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')²* [[/index]]''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFR1hzjV4HA Parker's Mind]]'' (''VideoGame/RedFaction'')[[index]]²* ''Machinima/PinkiePiesExcitingAdventure'' (''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')²* ''Machinima/ProfoundMomentsInLeft4Dead2'' (A scripted LetsPlay series filmed in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'')²* ''Machinima/ZePyromancers'' (A ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' machinima group)²* ''Machinima/{{Qeios}}''²* ''Machinima/ReynaldoTheAssassin'' (''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'')²* ''[[Creator/CrashMaul Rise of the Epic Scout]]'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''Machinima/TeamNeighborhood'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''Machinima/SanityNotIncluded'' (Filmed in several games)²* The ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''. (A scripted LetsPlay series filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')²* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaJX6gOYMA Shephard's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/HalfLifeOpposingForce'')²* ''[[Machinima/SBBBrothers Sims Big Brother]]'' and ''[[Machinima/SBBBrothers Big Brother Sims Edition]]'' (filmed with VideoGame/TheSims2)²* ''Machinima/SodorDarkTimes'' (''TRAINZ'')²* ''Machinima/SodorTheEarlyYears'' (''TRAINZ'')²* ''Machinima/SoldiersOfMisfortune'' (''Day Of Defeat'')²** See also Creator/JanusSyndicate²* ''Splinter Cell Co-Op Theater'' (with Bob And Steve)²* ''Machinima/TheStalker'' (''VideoGame/TheSims2'')²* ''WebAnimation/STBlackST'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0D8CFD7FEA84CCF6 Star Trek - The Quasi-Machinima]]'' (''[[/index]]VideoGame/StarTrekOnline[[index]]'')²* ''Machinima/TheStoriesOfSodor'' (''TRAINZ'')²* ''Machinima/TheStrangerhood'' (made using ''VideoGame/TheSims2''.)²* ''Machinima/SuperMario64Bloopers'' (Machinima filmed with ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'')²** ''Machinima/{{MarioMario54321}}''²** ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers''²* ''Machinima/SurvivingMiddleSchoolABullyingStory'' (VideoGame/TheSims2)²* ''Machinima/{{Survivorcraft}}''²* ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement'' (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')²* ''Machinima/TheTaleOfTarama'' (''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'')²* ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/TeamFabulous2'' (''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')²* ''Machinima/TeamFortress2'' (Official and canon machinima shorts created by Creator/{{Valve}})²* ''Machinima/TheoryOfADeathKnight'' (''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')²* ''Machinima/TobiasAndTheHalfPariah'' (''TRAINZ'')²* ''Machinima/TwoWorlds'' (''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'')²* ''Machinima/TheUnderground''²* ''Machinima/{{Vagineer}}''²* ''Machinima/VeninAbyss'' (''VideoGame/TheSims2'')²* ''Machinima/VideoGameChampionshipWrestling'' (''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K14]]'')²* ''Machinima/WardensFall'' (''Franchise/DragonAge'')²* ''Machinima/WarOfTheServers'' (''VideoGame/HalfLife2'')²* ''Machinima/WaterHuman'' (''VideoGame/{{Gothic}} II'')²* ''WebVideo/WonderQuest''²* ''Machinima/{{WWEOTE}}''²[[/index]]²²!!Non-Web Video Examples:²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - One episode was about ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and it was filmed in said game.²* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' had a scene filmed in ''VideoGame/TheSims''.²* Zero 7's music video for [[https://vimeo.com/16960879 "In The Waiting Line"]] was created this way, although with specially-created assets and not in a pre-existing game.²* ''Series/FinalFantasyXIVDadOfLight'' (uses both live-action scenes and footage shot from within ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'')²----

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