RECOMMENDED VIEWING: Video Game Docs.

 

THE KING OF KONG
A Fistful Of Quarters

If you haven't seen this gem, you're in for a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
This was the first feature length film for director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) and introduced the world to the video gaming underdog Steve Wiebe.
The doc follows Wiebe as he attempts and successfully beats the world record score on Donkey Kong but, like every good hero story, there has to be a villain.

Available on HULU  

 

SPECIAL WHEN LIT

Though it is not technically a video game documentary, this shit is amazing!
This film starts at the beginning of pinball history and takes you through the banning of the game to the stable following it maintains with die-hard fans to this day.
If pinball isn't your thing, you'll want a machine by the time the movie is over. Hell, half way through you'll want two, what am I talking about.

Available on NETFLIX

 

 

INDIE GAME
The Movie

Here you get to follow along with independent videogame developers through the highs and lows while they try to get their game off the ground.
In the spirit of Minecraft creator Markus Persson, these gamers take their love to the next level and build what they love. Then they share it with the world.


Available on NETFLIX

 

VIDEO GAMES
The Movie

This movies starts at the beginning of video game history and traverses all the way up to current console and PC gaming.
With interviews from gamers and celebrities alike, this doc shows the love that drives the passion for video games.

 

Available on NETFLIX

 

ATARI: GAME OVER

As though the story of Atari's rise and fall wasn't intriguing enough, Game Over follows the game that drew the ax down on the company's neck; ET.
What was once an urban legend of the burial of unsold ET games, becomes a reality as the film follows the discovery, investigation and unearthing of the black-eye that was ET.


Available on NETFLIX

 

Available on YOUTUBE

WORLD OF WARCRAFT:
Looking For Group

We have never played WOW but that doesn't stop us from being intrigued by the game and even further more by this documentary.
From interviews with developers and fans, this is a great watch. Fun and immersive. And that's just the documentary. Maybe we will have to start WOW-ing it up soon... Maybe.

 

Well there you have it. The first edition of Recommended Viewing.
Let us know if we missed any, which we are sure we have.

 

Posted on November 2, 2015 .