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Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Animation, History | 18 July 2014 (USA)
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Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Narrator (voice)
Al Alcorn ... Himself
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... Himself
Cliff Bleszinski Cliff Bleszinski ... Himself
Zach Braff ... Himself
Jim Brown Jim Brown ... Himself
Nolan Bushnell Nolan Bushnell ... Himself
Louis Castle Louis Castle ... Himself
Wil Wheaton ... Himself
Chloe Dykstra ... Herself
Donald Faison ... Himself
Brian Fargo ... Himself
Ed Fries Ed Fries ... Himself
Chris Hardwick ... Himself
David Crane David Crane ... Himself
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Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

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Video Games: O Filme See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,759, 20 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,043, 25 July 2014
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Some respective video game systems that didn't make the cut during the console timeline display were Odyssey 2 1978, Atari 5200 1982, Neo Geo 1990, Sega CD 1992, 3DO 1994, and Sega Saturn 1995 to name a few. See more »

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Features Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) See more »

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Terrible, lopsided and painfully boring
9 May 2015 | by dodgem4sSee all my reviews

I am a video gamer. I have collected everything from 8 bit to present generation -- and this is by far the least accurate and most lopsided documentary I have ever seen. According to this movie nobody made any historical contributions except Nintendo and Sony. Sega got maybe a 30 second mention as did Microsoft. PC Gaming is barely mentioned. Just about completely skipped arcade game companies like Capcom (Streetfighter II really revitalized arcades) or SNK, too. How can you talk about Super Nintendo exclusively for 16 bit? Genesis sold nearly the same # of consoles. Even NEC managed to sell 10 million during this generation and its not even mentioned as a footnote.

Terrible, awful -- clearly not worth the 5 bucks I paid for the DVD. So bad -- not even worth it for FREE on Netflix. Watch Atari: Game Over instead -- a vastly more fun documentary.


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