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by degoose » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:48 am

Recently and over the last year i have watched quite a lot of gaming documentaries. I find them really intriguing and as gaming is a hobby and has been a hobby of mine for years i find documentaries that show what impact games have on lives and also behind the scenes on games very interesting. Some documentaries can be boring but so far i have watched about 5-6 that are brilliant at least for me. Some have been officially released on DVD or cost so can be bought digitally but i have also found a few good ones on youtube.

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Here's one i really enjoyed and i'm not even in to Dota but it's an interesting watch about the world of competitive DOTA 2 gaming.



Conversations with creators is also very interesting, not really documentary but more interview based with developers on their history and current games,as a Destiny fan i especially enjoyed the Bungie one.







Minecraft: The story of Mojang - I really enjoyed this one even though i have never played Minecraft (free on youtube)


I Am Street Fighter - 25th Anniversary Documentary - I thought this one was brilliant as i have been playing street fighter for years mainly since STreet FIghter 2 in the early nineties. (free on Youtube)


Indie Game: The Movie - This is just the trailer but it can be streamed on Netflix and also purchased from the official website.


The King of Kong - Again another trailer but this can be found i think on Netflix as well.


Ecstasy of Order - Tetris Masters - I had not heard of this one before and only found it after doing a good bit of searching online but i would highly recommend it. The documentary is along the lines of King of Kong but mainly based around the first ever Tetris tournament. (no idea if you can buy this i had to find a torrent for it)


Rise of the Video Game




And the final one which is on my next to watch is The Last of Us documentary. This is free on youtube.






If anyone has any further recommendations then please say so , i can't get enough of these and i can add the trailers to the opening post if people would like me to keep a list. I am sure i'm not the only one who loves watching these type of documentaries.
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by kommissarboris » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:03 pm

I enjoyed this fellas retrospective look at Sensible Soccer, 4 parts, should link into each other.

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by Rog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:05 pm

I found this Smash Bros series really interesting despite not liking Smash Bros......


Also the valve film out soon should hopefully be good.
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by suzzopher » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:05 pm

Probably the best one I have see is the BBC's Tetris documentary:
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by 1>3>4>2 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:07 pm

I'm watching Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us at the moment. Very interesting and compelling.

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by degoose » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:26 pm

just added rise of the video game , this was a documentary done by the discovery channel which i think if i remember is a 3 parter. It goes through the history of videogames right from the start.
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by Venom » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:48 pm

Good thread. I was searching for some documentaries at the weekend.

I love Indie Game the Movie. The producers have released a Indie Game The Movie Special Edition with 100 minutes of additional footage of other indies and 'epilogues' /followups to Phil Fish, Jonathan Blow et al. http://buy.indiegamethemovie.com





Another movie in a similar vain is Us and the Games Industry. Has some of the same indies. Strangely not available anywhere that I can find. http://usandthegameindustry.com





And a list of some more movies about gaming and gaming culture can be seen here.
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by Dig Dug » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:59 pm

There was a documentary called Chasing Ghosts about Twin Galaxies and all the high score players from the 1980's. There's some proper weird types in it.
It's split into 9 parts so I'll just link to the play list.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1c1l2I ... 74AEEB6802
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by Banjo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:41 pm

The name escapes me but I remember watching an interesting television documentary from France on danmaku games. I'll see if I can find a link.
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by Holpil » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:43 pm

GRcade wrote:The name escapes me but I remember watching an interesting television documentary from France on danmaku games. I'll see if I can find a link.


This one?

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by Banjo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:00 pm

Good find.
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by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:14 pm

Pop Fiction's very good. The OP has links to every episode (nice one Rubix)

I was also going to say The Smash Brothers. Aside from that I've seen very few gaming documentaries. Thread bookmarked. Would love to see one about TwitchPlaysPokemon...
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by OldSoulCyborg » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 pm

There's an ongoing series covering Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight game jam thingy:



Four teams make four prototypes in two weeks. The two weeks are over, but there's still a couple of episodes left to be released.
You can buy the prototypes here.
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by degoose » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Dig Dug wrote:There was a documentary called Chasing Ghosts about Twin Galaxies and all the high score players from the 1980's. There's some proper weird types in it.
It's split into 9 parts so I'll just link to the play list.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1c1l2I ... 74AEEB6802


good find, that's another one i also watched which has the guy who maintains twin galaxies, he also appeared in king of kong.
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by Dig Dug » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:23 pm

One I've been looking for but can't find is the 3 episode long BBC documentary on the history of games. Part 1 was ancient board games and such, part 2 was something like industrial age British board games and on wards and part 3 was video games.
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by Captain Kinopio » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:28 am

The Smash Brothers is great
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by floydfreak » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:43 am

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by Dig Dug » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:48 am

We need more things like the smash brothers. The culture that comes from games gets ignored by a lot of people.
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by degoose » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:01 am

nice work evereyone :D There are quite a few i wasn't aware of and i always like the free ones on youtube.
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by Dig Dug » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:49 pm

Just finished the Smash Brothers. What an awesome series. I wish there would be more series on the internet, I'm sick of 5-10 minute youtube shorts, I want full series with full 20-60 minute episodes.

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