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Pokemon

'To Be the Very Best' follows real Pokemon trainers


Team Rocket steals all their 3DSes
May 28
// Joe Parlock
I’ve never paid much attention to the confusing world of competitive Pokémon. EV training, natures, actually caring about a Pokémon's stats... it all confuses me. However, a documentary currently on Kickst...
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Hotline Miami

The Hotline Miami Story covers the making of this trippy series


Cocaine Cowboys and Neon Lights
May 07
// Alessandro Fillari
I still remember how the original Hotline Miami suddenly came out of nowhere and left an incredible impression on those who took a chance on it. It was such an unusual title. Its bright, vivid visuals, along with the overhea...
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Grand Theft Auto

It's official: Daniel Radcliffe really will star in GTA movie


We will never run out of Harry Potter jokes
Apr 23
// Vikki Blake
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...

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Halo 2 documentary

I didn't make it all the way through the Halo 2 documentary


'Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary'
Nov 04
// Jordan Devore
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...
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The Players' Score

Destructoid's Dale North joins game music documentary Kickstarter as an exclusive backer reward


$400 for a videogame song cover (and other stuff)
Sep 26
// Darren Nakamura
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...
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The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary


Kickstarted
Aug 26
// Dale North
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...
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Japan

This Japanese documentary goes inside Nintendo, Sega, Enix, and more


Taken off a real-life VHS!
Aug 14
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Atari: Game Over

Game Over: Stories of E.T. and industry failures uncovered in new trailer


Documentaries are the best
Jul 28
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Critical Path

What do you think about cut scenes?


Kojima, Cliffy B, Jordan Mechner, Vander Caballero, Rhianna Pratchett and more weigh in
Jul 11
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Flappy Bird

This 'Flappy Game' mockumentary is probably spot-on


If there were a Flappy documentary, this might be it
Jun 26
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Super Game Jam

See how two indie devs made a game in 48 hours


Episode 1 of Super Game Jam is out now on Steam
May 22
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Indie Game The French Movie
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...

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EarthBound

Travel to EarthBound, USA in this fanmade documentary


Let us first travel to Happy Happy Village
Apr 29
// Brittany Vincent
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 ...
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ET Atari landfill

E.T. Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill


Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction
Apr 27
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
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E.T. landfill

We're all invited to the Atari E.T. landfill excavation


April 26!
Apr 10
// Steven Hansen
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?
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Documentary

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released


Watch it on YouTube, Steam, or iTunes
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Documentary

I have a good feeling about the documentary series Super Game Jam


It follows five separate 48-hour game jams
Mar 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Documentary

Industry vets talk controllers in Critical Path documentary short


Hear from Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, and more
Mar 03
// Jordan Devore
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...
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The Last of Us

Final DLC for the The Last of Us offers a new difficulty


Watch the making of Left Behind
Feb 28
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Dota 2

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free


Free to Play: The Movie
Feb 19
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Documentaries

The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon


It's pretty damn good!
Feb 18
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Documentaries

Rise of the Indies documentary has a teaser trailer


'A personal and holistic look' at indie developers
Dec 12
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Minecraft

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube


See the story of Notch
Nov 11
// Joshua Derocher
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...
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Walking Dead

Celebrating 10 years of The Walking Dead


Here's to 10 more
Oct 22
// Abel Girmay
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 ...
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Movies

You can now watch Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition


Is it worth the upgrade?
Jul 25
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Killer Instinct

Making-of Killer Instinct documentary shows a humbled dev


Double Helix explains thier vision
Jul 12
// Abel Girmay
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...
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Xbox 360 owners must wait until September, unfortunately
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 ...

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100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience on PSN, XBL


Also iTunes, Amazon
Jun 28
// Dale North
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...
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Atari E.T.

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated


For a documentary
Jun 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience available on DVD


Go get this.
Apr 30
// Dale North
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...

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