OverAnalyzers featured in VSauce’s “DONG”

February 2, 2012

I’ve been using the internet for many many years, and somehow missed the existence of this thing called VSauce. The fact that they have 500,000+ subscribers combined with the fact that it is a fascinating channel, make us feel super behind-the-curve on this one.

VSauce defines itself as “Amazing Facts & The Best of the Internet”, and since I know there are absolutely no facts conveyed in OverAnalyzers, I have to assume the latest episode of their show “DONG” (Do Online Now, Guys — Episode “Picture of Everything?”) featured us because of that second part. And that is truly noteworthy. “Mildly amusing”? Sure. “Best of the Internet”? Well, we’re blushing. Too bad it’s too late for 2011 Oscar Noms. I’d put Matei on the Academy’s shortlist.

Seriously, though, it’s difficult to make content on the internet that can hope to compete with cats falling off things, children biting fingers, and hysterical Norwegians fuming over butter shortages. So when an intelligent channel like VSauce decides to spread some intelligence around, it makes  us feel all warm ‘n’ fuzzy. Thanks to DONG, now we can’t stop thinking of all the time we were out doing stuff that we COULD have been wasting on the internet.

Because of this brief mention, Cinevore’s YouTube channel, the place to see OverAnalyzers (outside of our embedded blip feeds) has exploded overnight. If you think this is an exaggeration, I would like to point out that we spent 6 years accumulating 1,500 subscribers, and in the last 24 hours, that number has nearly quadrupled.

So, welcome to our horde of new fans! This “VSauce Army” (as they call themselves) could have given the Mongols a run for their money. We hope they like us, and that we’re not swallowed into… whatever type of thing hordes… swallow things… into.

And for those who AREN’T yet aware, Cinevore’s YouTube channel only features episodes after 90 days of exclusive run here on Cinevore.com and Cinemassacre.com. So to see all the latest episodes of OA, check out those two sites.


OverAnalyzers #11: Muppets & Muppet Babies

January 13, 2012

New: OverAnalyzers Season 2 continues with a mystery that has never plagued anyone. Ever.

How do Muppets reproduce to make Muppet Babies? Also: Star Wars.

What more is there to say? Watch it on Cinevore or Cinemassacre!


Outtakes from LI8B Turkey Leg

December 29, 2011

So our friends at Living in 8 Bits are done for 2011, but here is their outtakes video from the last few episodes, including the Turkey Leg one we participated in, featuring the scene with James Rolfe and Stephanie Yuhas. Check it out! And Happy New Year everybody!


GameChasers Xmas Special & OA Season 2

December 26, 2011

As promised, the Cinevore team makes cameos as their OverAnalyzers characters in the hilarious animated Christmas special from our friends The Game Chasers. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure you do, they have great production values and are truly terrific human beings. Also, they’re pretty damn funny.

Additionally, the James Bond-themed episodes of OA that launched Season 2 were resounding successes. THANK YOU to everybody who is watching and commenting. We have more plans for this series going forward, but for the near future anyway, we think it’s a safe bet to expect monthly episodes for Season 2. If you keep watching, that is.

Check us out on YouTube, and if you haven’t yet, subscribe!

Also, support our awesome friends The Game Chasers by subscribing on YouTube and watching on RetrowareTV.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody! Here’s to a great 2012!


Season Premiere of OverAnalyzers today

December 16, 2011

The new season of OverAnalyzers bring a few changes, but mostly the same bizarre discussion you’ve come to expect! Season 2 brings 7 new episodes (plus an episode of outtakes, and maybe some suprises along the way…), starting with this one, dealing with the elusive question of James Bond. He was a middle-aged dude in the 60’s, and yet here it is 2011, and everything else has changed but him. Is he immortal? How do we harness that for ourselves? And other, less relevant questions. Enjoy!

And of course, if you enjoy the show, write something awesome on Cinemassacre’s forums!

In other news, we hope to have a new forum-style system on this site in the near future, but no idea how near said future is. So just keep checkin’ back.

And lastly, for our other projects: the episode of Living in 8 Bits that we Cinevores co-wrote now has over 40,000 views on YouTube, and we have another one in the can, set to go live probably sometime in the spring. Whenever we have a few spare hours, we have been writing new scripts for LI8B, because we love that series, so even if only a tenth of them get produced, we’ll probably have a good number racked up soon. We also have a similar OA-related surprise coming up in an upcoming episode of The Game Chasers in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on their Facebook or website for all the latest this Xmas season.

As for the “official” OverAnalyzers episodes, Bond Part 2 coming this weekend to Cinemassacre, and eventually, right here on Cinevore.


Street Fights & Turkey Legs

November 22, 2011

The new Cinevore-written episode of Living in 8 Bits is out! And even cooler, it’s the most popular episode of the franchise to date.

For thse who haven’t seen it, Living in 8 Bits is a web series from the brilliant minds at Mixed Nuts Productions, revolving around game quirks and how they’d play out in real life.

Cinevore’s writing team Matt Conant and Stephanie Yuhas co-wrote this episode, with of course some tweaks from showrunner Mike Licisyn, and the usual awesome improv thrown in by the hilarious talent.

AND… it featuring cameos from Stephanie Yuhas (OverAnalyzers) and Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd and OverAnalyzers).

We’ve got another episode coming soon, and are in talks to write a few more. ‘Cause we’re game geeks. And it’s fun, dammit.

Congrats to Mike Licisyn on his rising success with this series! If you like what you see, check out LivingIn8Bits.com and Mixed Nuts Productions on YouTube.


Cinevore crew co-writing upcoming episodes of Living in 8 Bits

October 28, 2011

Cinevore’s Matt Conant and Stephanie Yuhas recently co-wrote a script for the hit web series “Living in 8 Bits” for the New Jersey-based Mixed Nuts Productions. Since show-runner Michael Licisyn is one of the talented camera ops behind OverAnalyzers, the collaboration was long-overdue. Licisyn himself did final tweaks on the episode to make sure the mood, comedy, and timing matched the vibe of the series. Conant and Yuhas also assisted with the concept of another episode (which was subsequently written in its entirely by Licisyn), and one or both of them will likely be making an appearance in at least one of the episodes alongside. The shoot is set to take place in New Jersey, and in and around the Project Twenty1 headquarters in downtown Norristown, PA.

Living in 8 Bits follows the interview-style reality show format of shows like The Office, but applies it to the premise that video game logic exists in real life. Prior episodes have focused on hilarious and diverse video game topics ranging from football teams that are unstoppable when they zigzag across a field to doors that open only when shot with firearms, to the tragic consequences for main characters in shooters whose arms get stuck that way.

Originally scheduled for October 29th, the shoot has been postponed due to unseasonable weather predictions including the threat of snow (really? before Halloween?). The episodes will likely film in November and arrive on LivingIn8Bits.com sometime this winter.

In addition to the two episodes mentioned above, a collaboration on two future episodes are in planning stages as well.

For all the original Metroid fans out there, check out Mixed Nuts’ hilarious recent episode “Justin Bailey”: