Video Games: The Movie: The Kotaku Review

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.… » 7/15/14 1:15pm 7/15/14 1:15pm

A Truly Fascinating Documentary About The Creation of Final Fantasy

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. » 9/06/13 6:20am 9/06/13 6:20am

The People Behind Video Games Give Their Take on the Violent Media…

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… » 5/28/13 3:00pm 5/28/13 3:00pm

This Film Wants to Help Everyone Understand The Love for Video Games

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. » 5/14/13 9:40am 5/14/13 9:40am

"I'm the Best Man. I Did It." Viral Freestyler Eli Porter Gets His Own…

Remember Eli Porter? You probably wouldn't by name. But he's the kid who went viral in the "Iron Mic" freestyle competition with the famous "I'm the best man. I did it." line. And for some reason filmmakers Trent Babbington and Walker Warren decided to make a documentary about that moment—and I'm glad they did. » 7/19/11 12:00pm 7/19/11 12:00pm

New York's Famous Chinatown Fair Arcade Could Live On In Documentary…

New York's infamous and grungy arcade holdout, Chinatown Fair, shut its doors earlier this year. Should you have happened to miss this momentous occasion or simply miss the sights and sounds of the decades-old hangout, it's now the subject of a documentary, one that you can help become reality. » 4/26/11 9:30pm 4/26/11 9:30pm