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The rumours were true -- Daniel Radcliffe really is going to star in the BBC's Grand Theft Auto documentary. "Game Changer" (a working title) (thankfully) will also star Bill Paxton in a 90-minute factual drama depicting...
343 and Run Studios' hour-long Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now up on YouTube. I enjoyed the first 20 minutes, a nostalgic look at the original game and its sequel with fun behind-the-scenes tidbits sprinkled throughou...
A month ago, Dale highlighted a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary focusing on videogame music called The Players' Score. Today, filmmaker Kory Caldwell announced that our own Editor-in-Chief would be a part of an exclusi...
The Players' Score: A Videogme Music Documentary comes from indie filmmakers Kory Caldwell and Keaton Slansky. Their goal is to explore game music's impact through interviews with composers, chip tune acts, cover artists and...


This documentary takes a look at the state of these monolithic Japanese institutions circa 1995! It's hard to believe things have changed so much in just twenty years. NEC and Sega are no longer in the hardware game and NEC i...
You ever hear of game developers living like rock stars? That's what Atari was doing back in the '80s when it was on top of the world. Then E.T. happened, and well, it all went wrong very quickly. As part of Xbox's...
There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path&nb...
Ah, video game documentaries. Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't argue they're still interesting pieces of film. You know what's even better? Documentary spoofs. And Dorkly's got one that hits a little closer to home than you m...
Steam moving into distributing film projects that deal with game development is no surprise. After Indie Game: The Movie and Valve's own Free to Play film, we've got the first episode of Super Game Jam. It's a five-part seri...
This is confusing, but cool. Pixel Heart is going to be a documentary that visits a bunch of talented, global folks in videogames -- Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez), Robin Hunicke (Sims, Journey), Edmundo Bordeu (Zeno Clash), Mark H...
Don't spit out your Cup of Lifenoodles, but there's some interesting EarthBound news on the horizon. Fangamer and Jeff Benson, whom you may recognize from EarthBound Saga on YouTube, are collaborating on a movie! Now you can ...
The legends are true. This weekend in Alamogordo, New Mexico, excavators uncovered the mythical cache of E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges, which were long rumored to have been dumped in the desert during the videogame crash of 1983...
In 1983, Atari buried unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial copies in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Now, it's (finally) being dug up and turned into a mini-documentary courtesy of Xbox Entertainment Studios. The event takes place April 26, 2014 and is open to the public. E.T. designer Howard Scott Warshaw will be there. Will you?
Produced internally at Dota 2 maker Valve, Free to Play: The Movie is a full-length documentary that tracks three professional gamers -- Dendi, hyhy, and Fear -- on their distinct personal journeys to the million-dollar Dota...
Filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter are teaming up with publisher Devolver Digital for Super Game Jam, a monthly documentary series which pairs up notable independent designers for 48 hours of game making bas...
Critical Path is a documentary series featuring interviews with influential members of the videogame industry. In this episode, the topic of discussion is controllers and input. I found one section to be particularly interes...
More The Last of Us content is on the way. Some of it now, some later. Heck yes! For those of you who have already cleared the game's Left Behind story DLC, there's "From Dreams," a new making-of video in the same vein as Are...
Valve is putting out a feature-length documentary which tracks three professional Dota 2 players as they train for the million-dollar tournament, The International. The movie, rather strangely titled Free to Play, releases f...
Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is a documentary produced by Area 5 and if you have cleared the game's story mode already, it's definitely one for the to-watch list. Better yet, it's actually free on Amazon in the US r...
After a successful round of funding from Kickstarter, Studio Bento has come out with a teaser trailer for its documentary about independent game developers, GameLoading: Rise of the Indies. To date, filming has covered the u...
The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage...
From indie hit to worldwide phenomenon, The Walking Dead has endured, entertained, and thrived for the decade it has been around. Join Robert Kirkman and company recount the journey until now, and a journey it certainly has ...
The special edition of Indie Game: The Movie came out this week. A follow-up to the documentary about the work that went into Fez, Braid, and Super Meat Boy, this package includes over 100 minutes of additional footage in th...
There's been a lot of skepticism circling around the return of Killer Instinct. It's understandable, to be sure, that nervousness would be the natural response to a new developer taking point on a long-dormant series. It's n...
You know what I never had a chance to do at E3 this year? Visit Scrooge McDuck's money bin. Not my fault that iam8bit planted the installation friggin' miles away from the show floor! Those jerks! Anyway, Capcom has finally ...
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, a historical documentary on the birth and evolution of arcade culture took three years to make, came out on DVD earlier this year. Our sister site, Japanator, had very n...
E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfil...
We told you that you'd want to see the documentary 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience. We weren't lying. You should definitely see it, and now you can, as it's finally complete, and now out on DVD. The creator...
Like Zelda? Then I think you'll dig this trailer for upcoming documentary It's Dangerous to Go Alone... The Movie. Beyond the Veil Productions says that this feature length film is on the ubiquity and cultural influence of t...
Hard to believe we're already on the seventh main Humble Indie Bundle, particularly given how many one-offs there have been. Cutting right to the chase, this package includes Snapshot, The Binding of Isaac (and the Wrath of t...
Now that an absurd amount of Minecraft sales have happened on Xbox 360, it makes a bit more sense that the console would be home to the premier of 2 Player Production's documentary about the studio behind the hit game. Catch...
It's been long enough since the successful Kickstarter for 2 Player Productions' Minecraft: The Story of Mojang that I'd forgotten the documentary never came out. The original proof-of-concept video was pretty good, but I've ...
Critical Path, an upcoming documentary, is described as offering "a panoramic overview of the contemporary state of the videogame medium" that "unites luminaries from all sides of the industry as they offer insights into thei...