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We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:18 am
by Doddsy
This topic is as the title says. On TV there is an abundance of documentaries on music and film (BBC 4 for example) yet hardly any (if any) on gaming and the history of gaming despite it now being an established multi million dollar industry. Could it be that gaming still isn't taken seriously and is still viewed as primarily a kids past time despite games like GTA V? One thing I'm sure of, the record industry might be in decline but video games are the new rock n roll and as consoles and PC's become even more powerful showcasing VR with photo realistic graphics they make the medium of film seem quaint.

I say more video game documentaries please the industries been running for over 40 years now surely that counts for something?

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:48 am
by The Beans
Doddsy wrote:video games are the new rock n roll
Wow, people really use this phrase? :lol:

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:54 am
by pratty
I get what you're saying but "need" is a strong word. I don't think we need documentaries to tell us things the likes of us already know or could find out fairly easily through the internet, and I don't need mainstream validation to enjoy my hobby.

I'd be more interested in documentaries by developers covering the production of classic games but they needn't be on tv etc, they'd be cool extras for a game or something for youtube.

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:17 am
by Bluce_Ree
I don't mind more documentaries but I could approximately 400 less Kickstarter books each year.

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:52 am
by flying_delorean81
I'm all for more gaming documentaries. There is one on Kickstarter about the the original Playstation right now, I believe it's by the Bedrooms to Billions folk.

There are many games/franchises/consoles/companies that would make for excellent documentaries, it's a shame there aren't more of them being made.

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:20 pm
by Doddsy
pratty wrote:I get what you're saying but "need" is a strong word. I don't think we need documentaries to tell us things the likes of us already know or could find out fairly easily through the internet, and I don't need mainstream validation to enjoy my hobby.

I'd be more interested in documentaries by developers covering the production of classic games but they needn't be on tv etc, they'd be cool extras for a game or something for youtube.
I think the point I'm making is that music and film have ample docs on that side of the entertainment industry yet video games don't. Could this be that they are not been taking as seriously as an art form as music and film? If that is the case then its a serious over sight.

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:24 pm
by DPrinny
Theres tons, ok a lot are fan made and are a bit shite
Problem is the news media cant be bothered unless its "GAMER GOES ON KILLING SPREE" then the usual one sided ones come out with about as much integrity as a block of charcoal

Re: We need more gaming documentaries.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:59 am
by kiwimike
Yes, there is a topic on here somewhere with a ton of documentaries listed (both DVD and to watch online), I still have a few of those to get. Some are really terrific :)