Machinima and Mackie Awards

We like robots to do our work, right? While Machininma sometimes involves robots, the fun genre of video production keeps the human element alive. This weekend in Queens, New York, many people will be honored at the Machinima Film Festival for their excellent stories created using video games. Wired News writes: "Tom Palmer's Bot, a Mackie best-picture nominee, used the first-person shooter Unreal Tournament to craft the story of a mecha warrior who forsakes violence and embarks on an existential quest. "