Pre-Game Lobby (PGL) was a webseries created by Michael Hyon Johnson. The series made its debut on Machinima, Inc in 2008 and received an overwhelmingly positive response among men and women 13 - 25. Pre-Game Lobby ran for twelve episodes and seven "minisodes" and garnered over eight million cumulative views before being acquired by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
Pre-Game Lobby tackled issues such as: racism and sexism inherent within the video-game community, alcohol abuse, and the dangers of the lemming effect in social media and pop-culture icons. The series is unique in that it's the first and only show that features co-mingled video gameplay and traditional live action.
The artistic style machinima (machine cinema)is the use of real-time computer or video game graphics engines to create a cinematic production.