This Spartan Life

Brooklyn, NY

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Independent media artists, Bong + Dern, conceived This Spartan Life, in late 2004. A talk show in “game space” which uses Xbox Live as a programming platform and Halo as its backdrop, This Spartan Life is a unique concept, likened to "a mash-up of The Charlie Rose Show and Doom" by Wired Magazine. It has been lauded for its brilliant combination of traditional filmmaking with the creative, interactive possibilities of videogame technology by numerous mainstream media outlets, including The BBC, Reuters, Stuff Magazine, PRI's Studio 360 and BusinessWeek, and won Best Machinima Series at the 2005 and 2007 Machinima Festivals. This Spartan Life has also created the spin-off series TSL Waypoint in 2010 for Halo Waypoint on Xbox Live, featuring an in-game interview with the band OK Go amongst others. Special TSL episodes were also created for Spike TV’s Videogame Awards in 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit

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