Do You Wanna Date My Avatar

Hang with me in my MMO
So many places we can go
You’ll never see my actual face
Our love, our love will be in a virtual space…

Admit it, you’ve been humming singing this number all week. It’s hard to talk web series news of the week without first acknowledging the breakout success of The Guild’s first official music video, “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar.” The video leaped to the #1 sales spot on both iTunes and Amazon and breezed past the 1 million view mark (now just shy of 2 million). Even the Wall St. Journal (the print edition) covered the video. The web series even vaulted its own hashtag (#datemyavatar) to the top of the Twitter trending topics. Season 3 of The Guild launches next Tuesday (the 25th) so expect another flurry of Twitter mojo. We’ll also have coverage of the Guild camp’s trip to BlizzCon.

Looking ahead to next week we’re also in for more musical treats featuring the lovely Felicia Day as Episode 3 of The Legend of Neil drops its own musical, a nine-minute raunch-filled spectacle on Atom.com.

Recapping the top stories, it was a week of indie web series news, with a first look at psychological drama Compulsions, which took the advice we’ve been saying all along—start the marketing early. Another indie fave, 2/8 Life returned for its belated second season. And web TV network KoldCast TV announced they are getting into the studio game with the creation of KoldCast Studios.

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