Fails Of The Weak  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Fails Of The Weak  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Dragon Slayer Awards 2014 Best Machinima or Video Series Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:31:18 -0400 Venisia Gonzalez

It's that time of year again everyone! Guild Launch, our parent site, is hosting the Annual Dragon Slayer Awards. This year's nominees for Best Machinima or Video Series are definitely proving it's going to be tough to choose just one. This is your chance to voice who you truly believe is the best!

We all are quite familiar with these fantastic nominees. They provide us with great humor in the game world we love so much. Their game dedicated series have each formed, if you will, a sort of "cult following" and with good reason as some are even community-based. Among the nominees are even winners for Best Picture, Best Independent Machinima Film, and Best Writing at the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences 2003 Film Festival! We tune in for every episode and we are never disappointed.

Your 2014 Nominees are:

I know this is going to be tough, but remember to choose your favorite.

Things to keep in mind when voting:
  • Who captures your heart and humor the most?
  • Who executes a fabulously produced video?
  • Who presents quality voice acting skills?
  • Who represents their fan community the best?
  • Who represents great originality?

Help Guild Launch decide who has the Best Machinima or Video Series now. Go vote for the 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards!

Fails of the Weak Nominated for Notable Machinima or Video Series - 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:15:56 -0400 Evan Lower

This year's iteration of the Dragon Slayer Awards has officially reached its final round, which means it's time to vote for winners. One of this year's nominees for Notable Machinima or Video Series is Achievement Hunter's smash hit, Fails of the Weak.

Fails of the Weak began as a web series dedicated to recapping the week's worst Halo Reach fails, with the last word in the title being a purposeful error utilized to highlight the fortitude of the players committing these fails. 

All of these fails are accompanied by humorous play-by-play by the series creators, Geoff Ramsey and Jack Pattillo, also co-creators of Achievement Hunter itself. 


With the release of Halo 4 in November of 2012 and Weak's rising success, the series stretched its reach to the new Halo game and eventually began accepting submissions from across the entire Halo series. 

Since its launch in 2010, the series has never missed a week of awesomely tragic Halo fails, and recently celebrated its 200th episode! And with its 200th episode, the series has changed its formula from a Halo-based fails compilation to a weekly recap of the worst fails submitted on Achievement Hunter's other web series, Game Fails.

The greatest part about this web series in particular?

It's completely community-based. Other than the episode featured at the top of this article, every episode of Weak is made up entirely of community-submitted video clips. 

Being that Guild Launch's Dragon Slayer Awards have always been community-centric, what better way to celebrate the community than to feature its own exercises in humility and hilarity? 

Other than being completely community-based, Weak is utterly hilarious, and that's just as important in this category.

So if you'd like to vote Fails of the Weak in as Notable Machinima or Video Series for this year's Dragon Slayer Awards, head on over to Guild Launch's voting page and drop a vote for every other category while you're there!

And the Nominees for the Dragon Slayer Award for Notable Machinima or Video Series Are... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:50:21 -0400 Mary Yeager

The nominees have been collected and Guild Launch has begun the voting for the Dragon Slayer 2013 Awards. This is the second year that Guild Launch has held these awards and there are lots of fan favorites to be voted on. The nominees and winners are chosen by the gaming community. Voting for the awards will be open until September 2nd.

Notable Machinima or Video Series

Videos have taken on a new life of their own in the past decade. Gamers have taken avid interest in this field and created lines of video series based on their favorite game of choice. This year there are ten nominees in this category.

And those nominees are...

Battlefield Friends

Battlefield Friends is an animated shorts series by Hank and Jed. The game is inspired by the Battlefield series.

Red vs Blue

Red vs Blue is the heavyweight going into the awards. Red vs Blue has been a staple of Machinima with no end to this Halo inspired series.

The Guild

The Guild is a geeky comedy about six dedicated MMO guild members and their adventures together. They find expansion packs, con swag, and most importantly, friendship. The series had its final run in January 2013.


Wowcrendor is a YouTube channel by a gamer named Crendor that does several video topics. Most of the video series are inspired by the MMO, World of Warcraft.

Fails of the Weak

Do you like watching people being bad at video games? Watch Fails of the Weak and get your laughs at other people's expense.

Slightly Impressive

Wow at Slightly Impressive's World of Warcraft series that the new, the noobish, and the down-right eccentric or veteran player can enjoy.

The Weekly Marmot

The Weekly Marmot is a World of Warcraft inspired series is all about various aspects of WoW and breaking it down including patch notes and game mechanics.

Mass Defect

Cut scenes with a twist, Mass Defect takes clips from Mass Effect 3 and overlays them with sound and other effects to create a funny tone. The videos turn the otherwise serious scenes of the game and turns them into a lighthearted parody.

Table Top

Table Top offers a cool spin on tabletop gaming with humor to break the monotony of the rolling die.

Two Best Friends Play

Goofing off while playing video games with buddies has always been around. This series is a true testament of that.

Cast Your Vote

These are a great bunch of series that deserve your vote. Be sure to go to Guild Launch's Dragon Slayer Awards page to have your say.