Red vs Blue: Season 1
Red vs Blue: Season 3
Red vs Blue: Season 4 (Coming Soon!)
[quote="Wikipedia"]Red vs Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, sometimes abbreviated as RvB, is a science fiction comedy series created by Rooster Teeth Productions. The series is produced primarily by using the machinima technique of synchronizing video footage from computer and video games to pre-recorded dialogue and other audio. Footage is mostly from the multiplayer modes of Bungie Studios' first-person shooter (FPS) video games Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on the Microsoft Xbox video game console. Chronicling the story of two opposing teams of soldiers fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon, the series is an absurdist parody of FPS games, military life, and other science fiction films.
Red vs Blue emerged from Burnie Burns's voiceover-enhaced gamplay videos of Halo: Combat Evoved. Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly achieved significant popularity following its 1 April 2003 online premiere, and, as a result, Rooster Teeth decided to extend the series, which completed its fourth season on 1 April 2006.
Both within the machinima movement and among film critics, Red vs Blue has been generally well-received. Praised for its originality, the series has won four awards from the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences, and has been credited with bringing new popularity to machinima, helping it to gain more mainstream exposure, and attracting more people to the art form. Graham Leggat, a former director of communications for Lincoln Center's film society, has called Red vs Blue "truly as sophisticated as Samuel Beckett". Although episodes continue to be released online, the first three seasons are also available on DVD, making Red vs Blue one of the first commercially released and successful machinima products.[/quote]