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'The Guild' Web Sitcom & Short Films Making Their Debut On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2008 @ 3:29 p.m. PST

Tomorrow Microsoft will debut a series of eight comedic short films from some of the world’s most renowned horror directors including James Wan (Saw), David Slade (30 Days of Night) and James Gunn (Slither), as well as Season 2 of the The Guild, a web sitcom about a group of online gamers and how they interact online and offline.

Back at Comic-Con Microsoft revealed Horror Meets Comedy, a series of eight comedic short films from some of the world’s most renowned horror directors including James Wan (Saw), David Slade (30 Days of Night) and James Gunn (Slither). The series premieres this Wednesday and is brought to audiences in the US for free by the U.S Air Force.

But Horror Meets Comedy isn’t the only independent series launching this week on Xbox LIVE.

Season 1 of the cult-classic series The Guild is available now for free on Xbox LIVE, and starting tomorrow season 2 will premiere on the service. Created by actress/writer Felicia Day (“House”, “Bring It On Again”) and co-produced by Day and Kim Evey (creator of web series “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show”) is a web sitcom about a group of online gamers and how they interact online and offline. Main characters include Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) who stars as “Codex”, a struggling gaming addict, along with Jeff Lewis (“My Name Is Earl”, “According to Jim”) as “Vork” the Guildmaster, and Sandeep Parikh (creator of web series “Legend of Neil”) as Zaboo, Codex’s benevolent stalker.

The popular series is written for gamers, about gamers, by a gamer. And now it will be available free to all Xbox LIVE gamers.

Check out the Independent Video Channel in Xbox LIVE Marketplace for more great indie content, including:

  • The Jace Hall Show – The popular show features behind-the-scenes footage from game developers, as well interviews with actors, musicians, and athletes about games.
  • Red vs Blue - The show follows the civil war fighting of two opposing teams of soldiers in Blood Gulch. Seasons 1 & 2 are currently available on Xbox LIVE Independent Video channel, with seasons 3 & 4 coming soon.
  • Blind Ferret Entertainment – Some of their projects include “Player vs. Player” and “Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series”. New episodes will be going live on by end of year.
  • Major League Gaming – A multi-city gaming league where gaming tournaments are held and competitions are broadcast over television and on the internet. Xbox LIVE Independent Video channel with show 2007 series highlights and “Best of” specials live.

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