Tag Archives: documentary

A documentary on how video games changed the world

28 Nov

How Videogames Changed the World

 

Oh look, there’s finally something interesting shown on TV! Good news folks, if you live in UK, this Saturday a very cool and interesting 2-hour documentary called How Videogames Changed the World will be aired on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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Mighty No. 9 documentary

27 Sep

mighty no.9Just four days till the end of the very popular Kickstarter project (almost 3 million dollars), Keiji Infune‘s Comcept Studio has released a Mighty No. 9 documentary, let’s say a sort of Making Of episode 0. It totally worths the 30 minutes, so enjoy!

I Am Street Fighter | 25th Anniversary Documentary

1 Sep

I am Street Fighter documentary logo

Well there’s nothing much to say, a part that if you’re a Street Fighter fan you MUST watch this feature-lenght, 1 hour documentary made by Capcom, called I Am Street Fighter, exploring 25 years of the greatest fighting franchise ever. If you’re not a SF fan, well, you should watch it anyway.

Filmed by Area 5, the video was originally included as part of the quite expensive Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set and this is the first time it’s been made officially available to the public by Capcom itself.

Be sure not to be interrupted in the next hour or so and enjoy.

The Space Invaders: In Search Of Lost Time movie is finally out

19 Apr

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time

Do you remember when a couple of month ago we told you about a very interesting documentary about collecting arcade cabinets called The Space Invaders: In Search Of Lost Time? Good, because the movie is finally out and you can grab it on Amazon Video on Demand.

We are not here to talk about moral or something, but those guys really put a lot of effort on making this movie, so if you want to watch it, please avoid torrents.

Just in case, here’s the trailer.

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time, a feature-length documentary about arcade game collectors from The Space Invaders on Vimeo.

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time

6 Feb

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time

No, it’s not a new Space Invaders game coming to your iPad or something, The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time is a feature-length documentary film about classic arcade game collecting. It is the story of classic obsession, the second life of games in basements and garages across the US.

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time will take you inside America’s hidden game rooms and into the hearts and minds of those who have made it their mission to enthusiastically preserve these important cultural touchstones.

Why? Because by 1985, video arcades revenue had fallen 97%, so they began to disappear worldwide (apart from Japan, as we said here) and most of the old games were converted or destroyed. A few, packed into warehouses, largely forgotten for another decade.

Luna City Arcade, one of the home game rooms featured in the film.

Luna City Arcade, one of the home game rooms featured in the film.

This documentary seems to be a very good chance to undust some masterpieces from the golden age of arcades, and meet the most hardcore coin-op experts and collectors out there.

The full-lenght film, directed by Jeff Von Ward and featuring lots of die-hard collectors (take a look at them here), should be out around next April and we’re really looking forward to watch it. But for now just enjoy the trailer and check out its website.