Machinima Mondays: ‘Red vs. Blue’

It’s not a secret. A good percentage of the Machinima world is created using Halo or one of its sequels. The reason for that may lie in the most popular and successful Machinima series Red vs. Blue.

With its first episode posted by the folks at Rooster Teeth just under seven years ago, Red vs. Blue has a loyal following with some of the most iconic and entertaining characters in Machinima. Subtitled “The Blood Gulch Chronicals”, Red vs. Blue follows the tales of two armies stuck in the box canyon of Blood Gulch.

Each team starts off with only a few members but quickly grows to reveal the eight main personalities that drive the series. These include Red’s miserable leader Sarge and his personal brownnoser Simmons as well as Blue’s lovable Caboose.

Over the show’s five seasons and an astounding ninety-eight episodes, the teams venture in to other worlds and encounter some unreal scenarios such as a never-ending game of Capture the Flag and a love struck tank named Sheila.

Much like Halo on XBox Live, the language of the series isn’t kid friendly. The characters go to great lengths to combine various expletives together in never before seen and incredibly funny ways.

The series success has led to millions of views online as well as a complete DVD collection as well. Microsoft even saw something special enough in the series to include a special episode of it on the XBox 360 hard drive to help explain the XBox Marketplace to new users.

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, the entire series of Red vs. Blue can be found in one place.  Take a look below at the first episode below that helped start the legacy and brought Machinima in to the public eye for the first time.

  • LB
    March 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Or you could choose to not be a humorless moron like Mr. Anonymous here and enjoy the series rather than subtly bash it.

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

    or you could go to roosterteeth.com, the red vs blue website. they also make other machinama series without halo.

  • Anonymous
    March 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

    You may want to look at some more serious machinima where avatars don’t have a helmet on?

    http://machiniplex.net/
    http://www.tmunderground.com/
    http://mmif.org/

    • John
      March 27, 2010 at 12:34 am

      You’re a Humourless Idiot

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