Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking, puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he’s found the nobility in his life’s work. “[In] folly,” he answers. “Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we’re all lost.” That’s just one instance of how this documentary about the world’s favorite puppets gets…
The man who created Megaupload got insanely rich via morally dubious means. So it’s pretty amazing that the new documentary about the German-born hacker-turned-millionaire generates any sympathy. But it does, by sketching out an easy-to-swallow narrative alleging that powerful corporate and government forces…
He’s lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Toy Story 2 to Robot Chicken and Jonny Quest. He helped make the iconic opening animation from Soul Train. Yet, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life shows…
Mark Kleback knows that, when gamers think of arcades, they think of ‘80s nostalgia titles like Pac-man and Q*bert. He’s been there—from his Brooklyn workshop, Kleback told Kotaku that he still fondly remembers hours spent railing on his local roller rink’s X-Men cabinet.
Nibbler is a snake arcade game similar to Pac-Man where the player grows longer the more things they eat. In Nibbler, however, there aren’t any ghosts chasing you. Instead, the only thing the serpent has to fear is itself. If it makes contact with another part of its body while zig-zagging through mazes, the game…
First opened in 1944, Chinatown Fair was a New York institution until it closed in 2011. The memory of the place lives on, though, in this documentary about the arcade.
The creatures of GTA V all lead secret lives that we often never get to see while playing. They hunt. They eat. They try to survive.
Not only that, but the documentary is actually pretty damn good.
High-level game collectors are an interesting bunch of people. Their drives, motivations and preferences when it comes to curation say so much about what they value in gaming. Austrian collector Andranik Ghalustians is no different.
People all over the world love looking at and performing cosplay. But it's still relatively rare to hear the motivations and stories that spur folks to craft their elaborate costumes. A new documentary series aims to do just that.
Held around a year ago, Insomnia49 was the biggest-ever LAN tournament for fans of Team Fortress 2. This week, a documentary of the event has been released, and it's great.
There is a school in Denmark that teaches through Live-Action Role-Play. Or, LARPing. Amazing.
Most Kotaku readers probably won't need to watch Video Games: The Movie. They'll already know—and likely love—the mythology being presented in the new Kickstarted documentary. The real question, then, is if the film has the ability to ignite that love in people who aren't video game enthusiasts. Sadly, it doesn't.…
Remember GAME_JAM, that horror show that sounded like the worst possible way to feature indie gaming? Yeah, this is the complete opposite of that.
Above is the five-minute official trailer for Man vs Snake, which tells the story of Tim McVey, the first person ever to reach more than one billion points in an arcade game—on a single quarter, of course.
As you might know, Square struggled to stay afloat up until Final Fantasy's release in 1987, at which point they began their journey towards becoming a huge part of gaming history. YouTuber Joshua Drew, in a thirty-minute video, takes a look at the events that lead up to the birth of this legendary franchise.
There tends to be one thing missing from the all-too-easy media narratives that offer causal connections between video games and violent crimes and tragedies: the people who make and/or play games. Lawmakers and concerned non-gamers are usually the focus of a camera’s lens, justifiably so, but developers and fans…
You might have somebody in your life who doesn’t get video games. And you may have tried putting them in front of a classic title like Shadow of the Colossus, Braid or World of Goo. But, games might still feel like a foreign experience to them, despite your best efforts. A new documentary wants to change all that.