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I'm down for this documentary about Midway

"The one consistent theme throughout all of them was that they loved to party." With that, I'm down to watch Insert Coin, a documentary about Midway (Smash TV, NBA Jam, Robotron 2084) during its prime. Producer Josh Tsui, the face of Mortal...   read

 
 
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Pokemon

'To Be the Very Best' follows real Pokemon trainers

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 Kickstarter called&nb...   read

 
 
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The Hotline Miami Story covers the making of this trippy series

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 overhead view of the e...   read

 
 
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Grand Theft Auto

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

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 the "controver...   read

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

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 throughout. There's an a...   read

 
 
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The Players' Score

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

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 exclusive backer rewar...   read

 
 
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The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary

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 bands, and oth...   read

 
 
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Japan

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

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 is but a whisper...   read

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

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 push toward or...   read

 
 
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What do you think about cut scenes?

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 video. I thi...   read

 
 
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This 'Flappy Game' mockumentary is probably spot-on

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 might feel comfo...   read

 
 
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Super Game Jam
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See how two indie devs made a game in 48 hours

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 series that follows...   read

 
 
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Watch this, fo' real
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Pixel Heart is a documentary/game featuring talents from Rez, Journey, more

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 Healey (Little B...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

Travel to EarthBound, USA in this fanmade documentary

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 spit them out. ...   read

 
 
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ET Atari landfill

E.T. Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill

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.  The ada...   read

 
 
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E.T. landfill

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 ...   read

 
 
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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 2 tournament T...   read

 
 
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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 based on a particu...   read

 
 
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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 interesting. Speaking ...   read

 
 
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The Last of Us

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 Area 5's full-leng...   read

 
 
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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 for free on Stea...   read

 
 
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The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon

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, eithe...   read

 
 
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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 usual hotspots l...   read

 
 
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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. The film tell...   read

 
 
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Walking Dead
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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 been. From livi...   read

 
 


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