Film Quarterly
Deviation / Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles
Irene Chien


ABSTRACT Machinima are computer-animated films shot within video games that expose possibilities and pitfalls in the increasing convergence of cinema and video games. By satirically dramatizing the inner lives of video game characters, machinima works Deviation and Red vs. Blue undermine the cycle of combat and death that drives first-person shooters.

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