Cyberpunk 2077

S4 E108 Cyberpunk 2077 The Movie – Trailer (Dec 2023)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes December 21, 2023 Leave a reply

This week, we review a trailer for a movie, although the full movie is now also available: Cyberpunk 2077, by Jack Hunt. In many ways this is an astonishing and timely feat, not least because the ultimate edition of the game released earlier this month too (5 December). We start by discussing The Witcher’s update, a piece of news that is highly relevant to the release of the film we review.

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Show Notes & Links

Film, by Jack Hunt, released 10 Sept 2023 –

The full movie here, released 17 Sept 2023 –

The Witcher 3 mod editor update story here.

Our review of Half Life Alyx movie and interview with Half Peeps

Anachronox, by Jake Hughes, is available on Internet Archive here

S4 E98 World of Warcraft/Cyberpunk 2077: Neo Stormwind

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes October 11, 2023 Leave a reply

WOW! Our collective adjective for this World of Warcraft / Cyberpunk 2077 mashup. This is a stunningly edited urban observational film, set in a strange new world the like of which we have never seen before – a cacophany in a good way. Shades of Blade Runner, Robocop and Mad Max run through the film, with a soundscape and accompanying music that are a perfect fit. We also loved that  @DurenMachinima  has cited his inspiration, mentioning the late, great  @Phixor2000  among others.

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Show Notes & Links

Neo Stormwind (WoW Machinima) by Duren, released 4 Aug 2023 –

Olibith series called Never Stay Tuned, an hilarious commentary on popular culture within the World of Warcraft –

IK edit, Secrets of Ulduar, which is a cinematic of Wow that has been remastered –

S3 E87 Cyberpunk 2077: Don’t Fall Down, Cinematic Machinima Music Video (July 2023)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes July 26, 2023 Leave a reply

A love letter to Cyberpunk 2077? In this week’s episode, the CM crew discuss a cinematic music video that perfectly captures a uniquely human feeling of people watching… and reflects on the phenomenal creativity of procedurally generated character content in the Cyberpunk world. The film is called Don’t Fall Down by Puttefnask and the song it accompanies is Pray by Haelos – it is perhaps a more fitting video than the original.

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Show Notes and Links

Film, by Puttefnask, released 23 February 2023 –

Made using Cyberpunk 2077 Photo Mode mod v 1.0.20 by Otis_Inf, link here

Original music video, Haelos – Pray, released 26 Oct 2015 –

Falling Down (1993), analysis of meaning

Bruegel the Elder, painter, a discussion of his work here –

A useful link on street photography here

S3 E56 Film Review: Artists of SL by Teal Aurelia (Dec 2022)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes December 15, 2022 Leave a reply

This episode is Ricky’s December film pick, Artists of Second Life by Teal Aurelia, released 3 October 2022. We discuss the emerging trend of photography in virtual worlds and reflect on the significance of the compositing used by the creator of this film, which has a surprising backdrop to the runway style presentation of ‘inspiring’ characters. Plus, we reflect on the state of TV advertising today!

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Links & Show Notes

Film –

and this is Teal’s editing and compositing process video we discuss in our review –

Create Studio Pro – a low cost tool for editing short form content such as adverts

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 3 News & Show Notes (April 2021)

Ricky Grove Podcast Episodes April 1, 2021 Leave a reply

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies, and virtual reality. This month (April 2021) we are splitting our 3rd podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (April 1), Machinima Films (April 8), Machinima Discussion (April 15), and a Special “Build a Machinima PC” podcast (April 22).

Episode 3 was produced by Ricky Grove joined by hosts Phil RiceTracy Harwood and Damien Valentine.

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Machinima News features updates, recommendations for new games, Phil’s re-cam of the famous Quake 2 match (Thresh vs Billox), Tracy’s publication with Ben Grussi called Pioneers in Machinima, information about Stanford’s machinima archive, comments we have received from our blog posts and a recording from one of our callers.

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Time Stamps & LINKS

3:41 All Half-Life 2 Game Sounds and Music

4:18 Fivars VR Festival  FIVARS | Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories

4:35 Cine Guru Cut Scene Cinematic Asset for Game Guru
Cine Guru – Game Creator Store (

5:20 Microsoft Mesh Introducing Microsoft Mesh | Here can be anywhere

6:10 Milan Machinima Festival 2021 MILAN MACHINIMA FESTIVAL

6:39 Houdini Engine Free for Unity and Unreal

Houdini – 3D modeling, animation, VFX, look development, lighting and rendering | SideFX

On Houdini Nodes Nodes

11:22 Start of Recommended New Games

Sunlight 2021 on Steam

11:50 Medium for PC

On Green Man Gaming, or on Steam

Nexus mods

12:18 Indie Game Round-UP (YouTube)

12:30 Death Trash PC Game

12:51 Sable for PC on Steam

13:09 City of Ghosts Netflix Animated series

Article: Neighborhood Spirits: Elizabeth Ito Shares the Inspiration Behind ‘City of Ghosts’

15:12 Cyberpunk 2077 Modding Introduction

Nexus Mods

15:58 Phil’s recam of famous Quake 2 match “Thresh vs Billox”

Full Video: Thresh vs. Billox

19:20 Tracy Harwood’s new book “Pioneers in Machinima”

Book: Pioneers in Machinima: The Grassroots of Virtual Production [Paperback]

Vid: Sponsors vs Freeloaders

Vid: Rooster Teeth’s Red Vs Blue (Ep1)

Vid: Diary of a Camper

Vid: The French Democracy

Vid: Stolen Life

32:19’s Machinima Collection

Machinima: Free Movies: Free Download, Borrow and Streaming: Internet Archive

34:41 Phil Rice on “Listener Feedback” and the poignant message from Tampon Insertion Gallery, a podcast listener bot.