This video of Overwatch’s Zenyatta may not give you inner peace but it’s still cool

Posted by | May 14, 2015

Blizzard Entertainment just released an eight minute video of Zenyatta, a robot monk from the company’s upcoming FPS team-based shooter Overwatch pwning face.


So far the company has released only teasers as to the game itself, but it looks like an overcharged version of Team Fortress 2 with superheroes and supervillains at the helm. Zenyatta appears to be a hovering monk robot who meditates restfully between throwing out glowing bolts of light, summoning giant floating prayer beads, and vaporizing enemies with “enlightenment”. (Don’t miss the Hindu diety-like multiple arms on that animation.)

The video takes place in a map called King’s Row, a Point Capture/Payload hybrid map set in some urban center of England.


Delta Recruits Let’s Play “Join Up And Die!” Parts 1-7 Now Up

Posted by | April 19, 2015

Editor-in-cheif Nelson Williams has a series of Let’s Play videos directed at the Star Trek Online audience right now on YouTube titled "Join Up and Die!" The series will explore the adventures of a Romulan character who is part of the STO Delta Recruit’s week’s leading up to Season 10. Her name is Novus Pectora and as the missions progress he will be showing off what being a Delta Recruit means.

Apparently, for Romulans at least, it still means shooting at bugs.

Via VoxExMachinaMedia on YouTube.

Interview: Arienne Keith in Guild Wars 2 Necromancer and Puzzle Jumper

Posted by | February 20, 2015

This MMO Anthropology interview features Arienne Keith, player of “Euclidia” and “Mover Shaker” from Guild Wars 2. As a player she enjoys the monstrosities that come with the Necromancer class as well as the abilities of the Mesmer. The former for killing foes in PvE and the latter for helping out new (and old) players in jumping puzzles across the map.

In recent days Arienne has been working on her Mesmer, Mover Shaker, who has been porting people across the ends of numerous jumping puzzles to get them a chance at the delicious-delicious-loot at the end.

Watch her interview and enjoy!

‘Do You Want to Build a Golem?’ with Guild Wars 2 Asura (Parody Song)

Posted by | December 11, 2014
“Do You Want to Build a Golem?” by Eexa

So this just happened. Guild Wars 2 has been going for two years and it seems that good machimina for the title has been somewhat thin—although it may be unfair to compare it to cultural juggernauts such as World of Warcraft. That said, there are a constant stream of gems in the rough and “Do You Want to Build a Golem,” by Eexa on YouTube is excellent.

The song presents the narrative of an asura—the tiny-goblinoid race of Guild Wars 2—who wants to build a golem—a mechanical robot indicative of the asura.

It Came From The Live Stream: Blowing up Walmart Never Looked So Blocky

Posted by | September 22, 2014
The MMO Anthropology crew explodes things as at the finale of the stream. Here’s a few examples.


This one in from the MMO Anthropology show—this round they below up a Mt. Dew can, a Strippler memorial (that looks oddly like Krusty the Clown’s hair from the Simpsons), and finally a Walmart.

via YouTube.

The Voyage: Tribble Test Server on Star Trek Online Gold Only for Now

Posted by | September 1, 2014

The newest video from The Voyage speaks to how Cryptic Studio’s has set the test servers to Gold subscription only access. Check it out via YouTube.

Interview with CrayzECook in World of Warcraft, a 7 year veteran of the MMORPG

Posted by | August 15, 2014

The MMORPG World of Warcraft is coming up on its 10th anniversary and there have even been players (still playing) who started right at its onset. This interview, however, is with a player who started slightly more recently–only seven years. That said, seven years playing the same game means a lot of changes have been seen and a certain amount of cultural shift.

World of Warcraft has seen numerous expansions, the addition of races, classes, and even a dramatic change to the very map that the game is played on itself (see: Cataclysm) and even the addition of whole new maps (see: Outlands and Pandaria.)

The MMO Anthropology show has interviewed several players from the game including Nutmeg and Jason about the Time-lost Protodrake, Nutmeg about the cultural affects of issues on

Interview with Nakiato in Firefall

Posted by | August 1, 2014

With Firefall’s recent launch, it’s a good time to check in with the people who live there and what they’ve been up to for the entire closed/open beta process. While this was recorded in February 2014, and the release was very recent, the thoughts and life of Nakiato in Firefall seem still quite relevant.

Other videos discussing events and mechanics in Firefall and their social impact include “Thumping: The Social Impact of Public Events in Firefall”, and “Light of the Arc: A Fireworks Display in Firefall 2014”.

via MMO Anthropology on YouTube.

Fireworks Over Booty Bay: the Fourth of July 2014 in World of Warcraft

Posted by | July 25, 2014

World of Warcraft has an end of Summer’s End celebration that lasts 18 hours (total) with fireworks displays occurring over the capital cities in the virtual world, on the hour, every hour. Amerist, Jason, and Nutmeg take a trek through Azeroth (the land of the virtual world of WoW) to watch one of these displays.

via MMO Anthropology on YouTube.

The Voyage: A look at Star Trek Online Season 9.5

Posted by | July 20, 2014

William McCormick brings us a review of Season 9.5 in Star Trek Online with his YouTube show The Voyage. With the crafting changes and the doff system modified, people are beginning to acclimate to what’s going on, but what changed? and how?

Be sure to hop over to YouTube and leave a comment.

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