One Shots: That time when the Matrix discovered that it was in another Matrix


As we all know by now, the Matrix is everywhere, and we’ve consigned ourselves to a lifetime of being a battery for robots. Which makes sense somehow. But what the Matrix doesn’t realize is that we’ve created video game Matrices of our own to stuff it into, thus creating an infinite Matrix of possibilities.

At the end of it all? Utakata, who sits in Blade and Soul and rules over all. FEAR THE GREAT AND POWERFUL EARS.

And now I share this Final Fantasy XIV picture without any further comment:

“Catfish riding a horse? Yes yes!” said Minimalistway.

“This one is from Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. I really love the art direction for this expansion,” said Redbook.

I concur — it’s almost like really great concept art, and that’s a compliment in my book.

Then over in Guild Wars 2, Katriana is discovering those little out-of-the-way places that make this game so delightful: “Finished up map exploration in Lake Doric yesterday with the help of a friend which included exploring this little semi-hidden grotto.”

“Just chilling in Wolves’ Den, waiting for the PvP queue to… oh snap, it popped–gotta run,” said Vincent.

My question in response to this picture is, is there a point in which a Dutch angle grows so severe that gravity kicks in and everyone and everything in the world falls sideways into the void? Because it’s about to happen here.

The column is ending but the party is just getting started — let’s see your best MMO pictures in the comments below!

Every week, One Shots shines a spotlight on the best community screenshots from your MMO adventures. If you have a great pic to share, email it to with the subject “One Shots.” Make sure that the picture is over 880px wide and comes with a description or story!
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