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Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Animation, History | 18 July 2014 (USA)
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Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Narrator (voice)
Al Alcorn ... Himself
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... Himself
Cliff Bleszinski ... Himself
Zach Braff ... Himself
Jim Brown Jim Brown ... Himself
Nolan Bushnell Nolan Bushnell ... Himself
Louis Castle Louis Castle ... Himself
Wil Wheaton ... Himself
Chloe Dykstra ... Herself
Donald Faison ... Himself
Brian Fargo ... Himself
Ed Fries Ed Fries ... Himself
Chris Hardwick ... Himself
David Crane David Crane ... Himself
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Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

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18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Video Games: O Filme See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,759, 20 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,043, 25 July 2014
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Some respective video game systems that didn't make the cut during the console timeline display were Odyssey 2 1978, Atari 5200 1982, Neo Geo 1990, Sega CD 1992, 3DO 1994, and Sega Saturn 1995 to name a few. See more »

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References Super Mario Kart (1992) See more »

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Shallow review with gaping holes
29 March 2015 | by jsijpkesSee all my reviews

I have to agree with some of the other reviewer, the whole documentary is very much biased towards the view of certain industry leaders. So starting with Pong somehow appeals to all, but from there, there are really gaping holes in the story, using a flashy timeline or not. Would have expected that the gaming started with text based games like Startrek or Zork. None of that. Early network games like Snipe. ? Role and development of AI and how it affects the games. Why do the ghosts in pacman move the way they do? It only mentions some detail about graphics, which are important, but game-play and AI being much more important to get just that brittle mix of defeat and victory that makes games addictive. What about the rise and fall of the home computers? Commodore 64 / ZX Spectrum / Acorn. Dare I say Amiga which at the time was ahead of all consoles. Also, their influence on the game industry. I think that most of the current game designers spent their youth with one of those. PC gaming: Leisure Suite Larry / and Kings/Police Quest, Tetris, Rayman, Prince of Persia and so on. All in all I found it to be disappointing and a waste of time. Kept viewing till the end in the hope that it would somehow get better... it didn't. Not sure for which audience it was made. It's omissions are too obvious and irritating for old-skool gamers like me, and people who know nothing about video-games ( aliens?) are presented with very incomplete and biased story.


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