Machinima is a content company that is considered the number one video entertainment network for gamers. Their channel includes gameplay, videos, trailers, live streaming, etc. The cuts are impacting around 20 of the company’s 200 employees, mostly in the programming department. None of the senior executives were affected. A Machinima spokeswoman said that the company will continue to make hires in key areas including sales, marketing, and product.
After the Grand Theft Auto V trailer was released last month, it instantly passed millions of views. Machinima has recreated the GTA V trailer in LEGO form. They attempted to recreate the scenes as best as possible. Check out the LEGO trailer and the real trailer below:
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Microsoft Corporation has hit 26 million total views on YouTube since they launched their Halo: Forward Unto Dawn live action series. The series debuted on the Machinima YouTube channel last month. The miniseries has 5 parts and was launched this past October. The miniseries ties in with the release of Halo 4. 343 Industries spent $10 million producing the miniseries.
One of the leading video search websites, PureVideo.com has announced that they now have an array of new features. Now users can create accounts and customize their own video websites, install a PureVideo-powered toolbar, browse through the new research channel, and there is also a deeper index of videos and a partnership with other video juggernaut websites.
Some of the new media partners include AtomFilms, Brightcove, Grouper, Music Nation, and Machinima.com. The reason why these new media partners have selected PureVideo is because the website search points users to appropriate content owners, thus preventing traffic theft that some other video sites are known for.
Aside from the new partnerships and the new toolbar, PureVideo-owned StupidVideos.com was ranked as the ‘stickiest’ video website by Compete.com. Not bad for a company that was launched about 6 months ago (October 2006). PureVideo brings in 2.2 million monthly visits and is ranked 1,184 by comScore.
My.PureVideo.com is the page where you can customize your video webpage and it is powered by Ajax. Users can select various feeds available from different video sources as displayed in the screen shot below:
The PureVideo toolbar can be downloaded from http://purevideo.media-toolbar.com/:
The new Research channel for PureVideo can be reached at http://purevideo.com/category-research/.Â The research channel will feature videos by The History Channel, A&E, NASA, Nova, and Harvard CS.Â The research channel will also harvest videos from other academic institutions.
Video enthusiasts, definetely keep your eyes peeled for all the upcoming features of PureVideo.