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S4 E97 Elden Ring: Monty Python (Oct 2023)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes October 4, 2023 Leave a reply

Kicking off Season 4 of the podcast, we review a Monty Python inspired film, integrating one of their greatest films with Elden Ring – Holy Grail.  The film has been made by The Escapist in collaboration with eli_handle_b.wav and is a brilliantly edited and composited mashup.  It is also a very appropriate pick for this episode since Monty Python were the inspiration for this podcast in the first place, so we reflect in the show that we’ve now been working on this podcast longer than the original Star Trek series ran + another 20 years collaborating on top of that too!

We also discuss news items: the launch of Starfield; Nexus Mods; Unity’s faux pas with the community of creators; Ricky’s attempt to install an AMD 7800T graphics card; and, the Sims Machinima & Animation Convention.

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Show Notes and Links

Monty Python & the Elden Ring | Multiverse by The Escapist, released 8 August 2023

The Escapist is a website by gamers, for gamers, about gamers, releasing new videos every day at its website:

A ‘how to’ using AI with largely free tools including Adobe Express to remove the background of images and put anything generated by AI back into the image, by Guy Parsons –

Starfield promotion –

Unity blog posts –

Original news post

Retraction post

Interview by Jason Weimann with Marc Whitten, Unity’s general manager –

Sims Machinima & Animation Convention 2023 website here and event recordings here –

S3 E89 Half Life 2: Daydream (August 2023)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes August 9, 2023 Leave a reply

A performance by a camera ham, shutterbug or just a plain histrionic narcissist? This week’s review discusses an older machinima that has highly contemporary themes in it: carry-on-regardless, daydreaming, whatever, so long as the virtual camera is rolling. The film is called Daydream (2009) set to the titular song by Lovin’ Spoonful, created by Mystfit and made Valve’s Half Life 2. Needless to say, we loved the humor but what makes this machinima interesting is that it was a scripted production created by running a path sequencer inside the game, harking back to the early days of how machinimas were made but so is reminiscent of how contemporary tools such as iClone and Unreal now work.

This week we also begin with Ricky talking about ultra-wide monitors, using it to play Elden Ring (a mod required) and the #SAGAFTRA strike; and, Phil gives an overview of his remastering project of the Machiniplex collection and his homage to the great Hugh Hancock, founder the #machinima movement, the upcoming showcase of Bloodspell and also his own response to some of the hoopla that Hugh created at the time of its release in 2006!

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Show Notes & Links

Film, Daydream by Mystfit, released 6 January 2009

Gigabyte ultra-wide screen and Elden Ring mod, by Nexus Mods

Machiniplex Collection, remastered by Phil Rice – https://bitly/Machiniplex

Bloodspell trailer for Phil’s showcase channel –

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

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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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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

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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

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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.