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7 August 2009 (USA) See more »
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An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Online Gaming Explored in Documentary Second Skin
 (From QuietEarth. 26 October 2009, 4:27 PM, PDT)

Second Skin (2008) Movie Review
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Mmo Documentary Second Skin Trailer
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Cast

 
Dan Bustard ... Himself
Ashley Esqueda ... Herself
Andrew Monkelban ... Himself
Nick Yee ... Himself

Directed by
Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza 
 
Writing credits
Victor Pineiro-Escoriaza (writer)

Produced by
Peter Schieffelin Brauer .... producer
Victor Pineiro-Escoriaza .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Gregory Byrne 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza 
 
Film Editing by
Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza 
 
Sound Department
Michael Brady .... sound designer
Michael Brady .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Fullerton .... digital effects animator
Anthony Kraus .... motion graphics designer
 
Animation Department
Anthony Kraus .... motion graphics
 
Music Department
William Frank Jones .... composer's assistant
Giorgio Piovan .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Ben Feldman .... production legal services
Angela Mak .... production legal services
 

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Also Known As:
"My Gaming Addiction" - USA (TV title)
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94 min
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Blue Monday Hangover, 14 February 2010
Author: valis1949 from United States

Unfortunately, SECOND SKIN does not ever reveal the the reasons behind the nature of this addictive behavior. More of the film should have been devoted to watching exactly how the players use the game, and maybe the viewer would have been able to ascertain how these online environments can manifest such abject compulsion. We see that the characters were psychologically dependent on gaming, but are never shown why this computer software elicits such addictive properties. I will admit that computer games do not appeal to me (I think the last game that I played was 'Donkey Kong'), and therefore this subject has always had me mystified, and this is why I wanted to take a look at SECOND SKIN. The film does a good job showing the characters in their obsessed and enthusiastic Internet environment, but left this viewer wondering 'why'?

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