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

Filmmaker Documenting Online Nastiness Doesn't Plan to Feed the Trolls

The filmmaker preparing a documentary about the notoriously rancid and abusive behavior in online gaming says she's not really interested in having a dialogue with the trolls. Her project aims to make their conduct morally taboo, if not stigmatized in mainstream society. » 4/29/13 4:30pm 4/29/13 4:30pm

Tim Schafer, Nolan Bushnell and Others Tell You What’s In A Game

Every year sees the release of movies about making music, movies about making other culture and, of course, movies about making movies. Movies about making games? Only once in a while, as with Indie Game The Movie. » 7/30/12 6:30pm 7/30/12 6:30pm

British Media Regulator Investigating Misuse of Video Game Footage As…

British communications regulator Ofcom is investigating how a UK documentary examining possible connections between Muammar Gaddafi and the IRA confused video game play for actual IRA footage of a helicopter being shot down. » 10/10/11 10:00am 10/10/11 10:00am

"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