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11:30 AM on 04.10.2014

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

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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9:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released

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...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.17.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.03.2014

Industry vets talk controllers in Critical Path documentary short

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...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 02.28.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 02.19.2014

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free

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...

Jordan Devore



The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon photo
The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon
by 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 right now, either to rent or own.

According to Naughty Dog, Grounded will be up on the PlayStation YouTube channel "very soon" for everyone outside of the US in addition to possibly coming to more venues later on.

I watched about half of the movie last night and as ever, I was left baffled at the sheer time, energy, and devotion that goes into making these monstrous games. It's scary.

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us Now Available on Amazon Instant Video [PlayStation Blog]

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8:00 PM on 12.12.2013

Rise of the Indies documentary has a teaser trailer

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...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 11.11.2013

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

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...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Celebrating 10 years of The Walking Dead

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 ...

Abel Girmay

8:00 PM on 07.25.2013

You can now watch Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition

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...

Jordan Devore





11:00 PM on 07.12.2013

Making-of Killer Instinct documentary shows a humbled dev

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...

Abel Girmay



DuckTales flies in August, boxed PS3 version incoming photo
DuckTales flies in August, boxed PS3 version incoming
by Tony Ponce

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 announced launch dates for DuckTales Remastered. Wii U, PS3, and PC players can solve a mystery on August 13, but Xbox 360 players will have to wait until September 11 to rewrite history. But wait! There is an additional surprise in the form of a limited-edition boxed release, exclusive to the PS3, arriving August 20. Okay, it's just a download code rather than a physical disc, but you get sweet cover art and a special DuckTales collector's pin!

To hype yourselves up, check out the first part of WayForward's documentary chronicling their whirlwind development journey. Also remember to set aside some fowl funds -- $14.99 for the digital release, $19.99 for the PS3 box.

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11:45 AM on 06.28.2013

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience on PSN, XBL

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...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 06.01.2013

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 04.30.2013

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience available on DVD

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...

Dale North