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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Jeremy Snead

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Jeremy Snead
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Narrator (voice)
Al Alcorn ... Self
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... Self
Cliff Bleszinski ... Self
Zach Braff ... Self
Jim Brown Jim Brown ... Self
Nolan Bushnell ... Self
Louis Castle Louis Castle ... Self
Wil Wheaton ... Self
Chloe Dykstra ... Self
Donald Faison ... Self
Brian Fargo ... Self
Ed Fries Ed Fries ... Self
Chris Hardwick ... Self
David Crane David Crane ... Self
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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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Upon meeting Director Jeremy Snead before his filmed interview, Sean Astin became enamored with the story of the film and how independent the production truly was. Within a few weeks Sean went from being 1 of many interviews within the film to the film's Narrator. See more »

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Features Super Mario 64 (1996) See more »

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Neo Soul Loop
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Okay- But wasted opportunity
3 January 2015 | by tmakarowrowSee all my reviews

First, the good news. If you enjoy your Video Game history books & documentaries, you will more than likely enjoy this. It's a fun overview of gaming, with plenty of enjoyable parts to make you nostalgic and entertained, done in that very slick, polished US Hollywood kind of way. A few celebrities pop through and talk about the effect gaming has had on their lives as well. Yes, I enjoyed it, and will purchase the DVD when it comes out next month as I love documentaries on the gaming industry. Now the bad news. It's very lightweight. It omits far too much to be considered a decent documentary on gaming history- And the earlier Documentary "Game Invasion"- which still made too many omissions- is still superior in that regard of better fuller coverage of the industry. If you are looking for a fun overview of gaming to watch, and can forgive many, MANY, omissions- and can forgive a bit of industry Cheerleading- you will still be entertained by this. Perhaps adding an extra 30-45mins and adding more detail may have sorted some of the issues. I think the reason there are quite a few exceptionally poor reviews for this, is because many feel this movie could have and should have been so much more, was hyped to be more, so left many disappointed. We still wait for the definitive Video Game History documentary. The recently released 'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a brilliant example of how it can be done- Which covers the early UK gaming industry. We need a similar thing done for the industry in general.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Video Games: The Movie See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,759, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$23,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,043
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