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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:24 am

I don't know that RG has the ability to do that on its current budget. Anyone remember the attempt at a podcast? Content was good, but the audio quality was terrible, barely understandable at times. With the extra set up, filming, editing etc, I can't imagine this being practical when the interview can be printed and fill a page or two instead.
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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by quantum » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:46 am

the_hawk wrote:I see GOG are selling videogame documentaries now.

https://www.gog.com/movies

Might get that Space Invaders one.

There's a couple of freebies too

https://www.gog.com/movies#sort=bestsel ... ree&page=1
Nice one! I'll get the Space Invaders video too! :D
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Post by quantum » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:48 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:I don't know that RG has the ability to do that on its current budget. Anyone remember the attempt at a podcast? Content was good, but the audio quality was terrible, barely understandable at times. With the extra set up, filming, editing etc, I can't imagine this being practical when the interview can be printed and fill a page or two instead.
I like the idea of video / audio content in addition to the printed magazine.

Yes, the audio on the podcast was really bad. Not sure if they can get people into a studio / professional sound environment to have a "chat about the old days"... I'm sure the pub's an easier sell :wink:
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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by djslope » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Indie game the movie is really really good

Also watched video game the movie recently but it really only focuses on the obvious, good docu either way

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:38 am

Theres quite a few good uns on youtube, i quite like the 'top 50 games of all time' ones they have, theyre american so they're often full of b-list actors talking about Donkey Kong etc but theyre still quite good to watch.

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Post by Tabe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:33 pm

Thanks for all the great suggestions in this thread, guys. I've added a bunch to my "need to watch" list that I'd never even heard of previously.

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Post by thebear » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:56 am

Watched Video Games the Movie the other week, enjoyed it

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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by quantum » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:15 pm

As part of the GOG fall sale I bought 'The Space Invaders' movie.

On the whole I enjoyed it. Great to see people still have amazing arcade collections, but it's tinged with sadness as the people move on and sell up, or games start dying...

Think I'll have to get myself to California Extreme one of these years!
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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by TheNewMonkey » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:16 am

flying_delorean81 wrote:I recently watched "I Am Street Fighter" (no prizes for guessing what it's about). Really interesting look at the history of the franchise, with a heavy focus on pro competitions.
I enjoyed this, it's also freely available to watch on YouTube so there's no excuse not to be watching it!

What's every ones views on bedrooms to billions? I'm thinking of buying/watching it later, does it live up to all the hype it was getting?
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Post by quantum » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:56 pm

TheNewMonkey wrote:What's every ones views on bedrooms to billions? I'm thinking of buying/watching it later, does it live up to all the hype it was getting?
I really enjoyed it (2.5 hour standard edition). My only complaint was how little coverage 16 bit got. However, I'm hoping there's more in the enhanced edition which I'll wait until the DVD arrives to watch.
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Post by quangdx » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:31 am

An excellent list can be found here.
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Post by kiwimike » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:03 am

My collection is growing. Now Video games the movie is out that's on the way...just received today The untold history of Japanese game developers. This looks mighty interesting. Also bought the Video Craze, which by the sounds is similar to Space Invaders in search of lost time. Bedrooms to billions has been here happily since new year and was as good as was hoping it would be :)

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Post by The Laird » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:28 am

World 1-1 is essential viewing:

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:32 pm

stayAwhile wrote:I have always thought rg should do a dvd with interviews and such on I would happily pay an extra quid or two
It's a great idea but as just two of us make the mag I'd say it's got no chance of happening.
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Re: Video game documentaries?

Post by kiwimike » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:28 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
stayAwhile wrote:I have always thought rg should do a dvd with interviews and such on I would happily pay an extra quid or two
It's a great idea but as just two of us make the mag I'd say it's got no chance of happening.
It's a shame...understandable for practicality reasons though. I reckon even an annual thing, say one with the xmas issue would be cool. A couple of interviews, maybe a few video reviews with some of the freelancers etc...it's such a terrific idea it's worth throwing the idea around :)

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