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Machinima takes down every video following takeover

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In a surprise move, the long-running, multi-channel network Machinima has taken down the entire library of videos from its YouTube channel.

The decision has come as a surprise to the content creators too, who it seems weren't informed of the move and found out only when the videos disappeared from the channel on Friday.

Rooster Teeth's Lawrence Sonntag (opens in new tab), one of the first to noticed the videos had been taken down, took to Twitter with a screenshot of the Machinima channel with every video set to private:

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Actress and gamer, Felicia Day (opens in new tab) also had a few words to say as she mourned her Dragon Age web series: "I guess my Dragon Age web series is now gone with the Machinima video purge :( grab the DVDs while you can not sure it will ever be online again. RIP Machinima." Ricky (opens in new tab) (Internet Today!) was another that took to Twitter with "Wow... they finally went ahead and deleted everything we'd ever done. 7+ Years of work... lost to the sands of time. #RIPMachinima."

"We are focused on creating new content with the Machinima team, which will be distributed on new channels to be announced in the coming months." said Otter Media, in a statement to Kotaku (opens in new tab) following the video removal. "In the meantime the Machinima network of creator channels continues to showcase the talents of the network. As part of this focus on new content, we have pivoted from distributing content on a handful of legacy operated channels."

We've reached out to Fullscreen Media and will update as soon as we have anything further to report. 

Image courtesy of Machinima (opens in new tab).

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.