Video Games: The Movie Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 10970

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 4

Theatrical Release Date: 07/18/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/03/2015

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Historical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jeremy Snead

Actors: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Cliff Bleszinski, Hideo Kojima, Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchford

Plot: Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring some of the biggest names in gaming history (past and present) Video Games: The Movie explores the birth and evolution of gaming - and gamers - from Pong to E-Sports, Mario to Angry Birds - if you are a game fan or not, this is a primer on the medium. -- Chris Kavan

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A Brief History of Video Games

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/30/2014

So much history and evolution - Video Games: The Movie does go over a lot of ground, but it doesn't go too deep. It's mainly because there is just so much - the video game industry is quite young (comparative to history) but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to cover. This is a great overview - it goes over history, some interesting facts, a few technical things, but interesting elements, violence and games, E-sports, going from 2D to 3D, the video game meltdown in the early 80s - is given little more than cursory notice. Great names - from Nolan Bushnell to Peter Molyneux to Hideo Kojima show up, along with some more recognizable (to general audiences) Chris Hardwick, Wil Wheaton and Donald Faison also show up. In general need of expansion (a rumored TV series would be excellent, I …

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