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The Video Game Revolution (2004)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |  Documentary, History  |  8 September 2004 (USA)
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A light-hearted look at the worldwide phenomenon of video games, and how they have revolutionized technology and forever changed popular culture.


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A light-hearted look at the worldwide phenomenon of video games, and how they have revolutionized technology and forever changed popular culture.

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Excellent look into the world and history of computer & video games
26 December 2006 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

An excellent look into the world and history of computer and video gaming! Going back to the earliest days of computing itself and moving on into the present, this 2-hour documentary, originally made for PBS, covers the enormous growth and importance of games in modern-day culture and society.

Hosted/narrated by Greg Palmer, we get an exciting and often humorous look into this fascinating world, featuring lots of talking-head style interviews with well-known game developers – such as Nolan "Atari" Bushnell, Shigeru "Mario/Zelda" Miyamoto and Peter "Populous" Molyneux

  • and common gamers alike.

It also addresses the dangers of people getting addicted to gaming, and the possible connections with real-life violence. To its credit, though, the makers don't jump on the all too common bandwagon of demonizing games and/or the Internet as the source of all evil; instead, people from all sides of the issues at hand get their chance to speak out.

This is recommended for anyone who likes games or is even remotely interested in them. Highly informative and entertaining.

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