Rooster Teeth has saved eight Machinima shows from the brink of nonexistence, including Inside Gaming, reports Variety. Machinima closed its doors last month, laying off virtually all of its staff and ceasing all media production. Last year, the company moved from Warner Bros. to Otter Media, which happens to be the home of Rooster Teeth.
Otter Media's CEO Tony Goncalves was a key figure in the transition of Machinima's content to Rooster Teeth. "The addition of highly sought after Machinima programming and its talented creator network enables us to deliver unparalleled access to this coveted content and audience for consumers, creators and advertisers," he stated.
Rooster Teeth has now taken the reins of Inside Gaming, one of Machinima's most popular shows. The program covers daily news in the video game industry. It eventually expanded over the years, adding daily news updates, reviews, interviews, and awards shows to its lineup.
Among those joining the rebooted Inside Gaming include editor-in-chief Lawrence Sonntag, Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, and Alanah Pearce -- the latter being a member of the Youtube gaming channel "Funhaus." Beginning on Thursday, the show will provide daily news on a weekly basis, with "original reporting, analysis, and commentary." Weekend content will have longer-form investigative takes concerning current issues in gaming culture, cultural movements, franchise retrospectives, gaming character rankings, and reviews of new releases, according to Variety.