WoW Moviewatch: Yesterday’s News

Your regularly scheduled host Michael Gray will be back soon. He is all snowed in, and that’s no fun for anyone. You’ve got me again.

Yesterday’s News by slashdance is one of my favorite WoW machinima videos. Maybe because I have a soft spot in my heart for the coolness factor of the various types of meeting stones in game. Maybe because I totally feel for the poor Dwarven stonemason who builds them. Most of all, I think I wanted to share with you all this video because with Mists of Pandaria coming out, we’ll be on expansion #4. A lot of time has passed in World of Warcraft. Like … a lot. Going back and seeing how things used to be is almost like a history lesson as much as it is a nostalgia trip.

One of the things that strikes me about the video is that it’s almost like watching myself play from the outside. I see people running up to stones and I see them clicking on portals, but it’s not me doing it. These are actions that I take in game being represented in the fiction, but we perform that action all the time. It’s a movie about a phenomenon in a game that is being portrayed as having its own reality. Whatever. It’s late, I’m tired, and I love Yesterday’s News.

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