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Video Games: The Movie chronicles the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, Video Games: The Movie is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, andVideo Games: The Movie chronicles the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, Video Games: The Movie is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.… Expand

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The modern stuff is undeniably fawning. But given the eye-popping visuals, you understand the enthusiasm. Especially if you left your heart, and thousands of dollars in quarters, in an arcade.

You’ll get little more than a refresher course in the art of gaming from this documentary.

A missed opportunity; a documentary that plays too much like fan service, ignoring actual insight or even detailed history of its chosen subject in favor of unapologetic adoration.

More problematic than its lack of a compellingly laid-out time line is the film’s habit of hopping between points of interest, so that every one of its chosen topics…is treated with a few catchy sound bites.

It’s a lovefest in which critics’ voices and debate are simply absent, and the only talking space is wonder, nostalgia and excitement for the future.

Amid it all, Snead does a nice job of laying out the history of video games. If nothing else, there’s a lot of information here. But there’s also a lot of information on the Wikipedia entry for “video games.” All in all, I’d rather be playing “Madden 15.”

Unfocused and repetitive, this feature-length commercial by Jeremy Snead uses a muddled timeline and bargain basement graphics to produce a horn-tooting, “Aren’t games awesome?” tone.