The MMO Report

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The MMO Report
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Current logo for 'The 'MMO Report
Format Video game
Starring Casey Schreiner
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time Approximately 7-10 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel G4
Original run 2007 – 2012
External links
Website

The MMO Report [1] was a humorous, video game news podcast, which originated on G4. Widely watched by gamers and the gaming industry [2][3] it is hosted by Casey Schreiner. Styled in parody of the Colbert Report, it covers all the interesting and quirky news stories in the Massively multiplayer online game world.

History[edit]

The MMO Report first aired Friday, August 24, 2007 via internet podcast and continues to air weekly episodes every Thursday. Changes were made on September 28, bringing a new shiny opening to the show. On Friday, February 1, 2008, John Walsh made an appearance as the host for that episode. Ever since then, he continues to grace viewers with his presence. Then on Friday, May 23, 2008, The MMO Report got their set updated to match their beginning. Since debuting in the late summer of 2007, it has quickly become a steady source of news in the MMO industry.

On Thursday, August 7, 2008, The MMO Report celebrated its 1 year anniversary of being on the net. To commemorate the occasion, they invited some office staff as a studio audience as well as to enjoy some cake afterwards. To further the celebrations, they enrolled Casey Schreiner in Operation Immortality headed by Richard Garriott.

As of January 31, 2010 the iTunes podcast was discontinued and merged with Fresh Ink Online, Sessler's Soapbox, and more as G4TV.com Web Shows. The shows can all still be accessed individually on G4's web site.

The MMO Report concluded its run on G4 at the end of November 2012.

Notes[edit]

Specials[edit]

As a sign of its swelling popularity the MMO Report is able to get exclusive interviews with game developers on new and upcoming games. The first of their specials came with the new Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition ruleset as well getting a peek at the new character and dungeon creation software. Following this, the show was able to get a sneak peek at Age of Conan showcasing many new features, and a more polished version before any other gaming news source. Later, Casey got to sit down with the creators of Aion: Tower of Eternity and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning producing a 2 part special.[2]

WTF!?! Second Life[edit]

WTF!?! Second Life was a frequent segment showcasing what people at The MMO Report saw as interesting, odd, or even absurd in the vast MMO world called Second Life. Previous topics of note included rape rooms,[4] a video streaming to Second Life of the 110th congress, with an in-world debate,[5] and baby unicorns as pets, that you obtain by having sex with an adult unicorn statue.[6]

Casey's Desk[edit]

Casey's desk had/does hold some noteworthy items.[citation needed] On the old set, on Casey Schreiner's desk, he always had a fair sized blade on his desk. They never explained why it was there but one dedicated fan wrote a letter of his adventure to find out what the knife was. Casey Schreiner's desk still does have his signature coffee mugs that sit on his desk during each episode.[citation needed] These mugs rotate on and off his desk after each show. He started with 2 different mugs. One saying "nerd"; another saying "WTF?" He currently has a larger assortment of mugs after holding a coffee mug design contest, including the now famous +1 caffeine cup. that sees the most camera time out of the rotation.

Awards[edit]

The MMO Report was designated as a 2010 Webby Award Honoree in the Variety Category of Online Film and Video.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G4
  2. ^ a b G4
  3. ^ The MMO report - Kotaku
  4. ^ Mark Kirk: Congressman gets in on Second Life's "rape rooms"
  5. ^ Reuters/Second Life » Congressional Democrats’ agenda gets SL stage
  6. ^ Second Life Herald: Baby Unicorn Power!!!
  7. ^ [1]

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