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Posts tagged “documentary”

Feature: "TF2 being a small esport doesn't bother me at all"

We spoke to the co-director of Ready Up, a documentary showcasing competitive TF2

Ready Up opens with a shot of the CS:GO grand finals at ESL One. The size of the stadium dwarfs the players on the stage, who all wear deadly serious expressions. There are thousands of people in the audience, many of them frantically waving inflatable tubes covered in sponsorship scrawls. A member of one team makes a clutch pistol play, and the room erupts in…

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Looking For Group: World of Warcraft Documentary

This weekend's BlizzCon will see the premiere of Blizzard's World of Warcraft documentary, Looking For Group. According to the blurb: "Celebrate 10 years of adventure, camaraderie, and /dancing on mailboxes all around Azeroth. Explore the history of WoW with its creators, and journey into corners of Blizzard and the WoW community you’ve never seen before."

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‘Ere We Go – League Of Legends: Road To Worlds

It is very weird, having been interested in DIGITAL SPORTS for as long as I can remember, for it to now be old enough and big enough to have fancy documentaries. Riot's offering is their Road To Worlds series, looking at the teams and players competing in the Season 4 World Championship from September 18th. The first of three parts is out now. 'The Beginning'…

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Outerlands, Six-Part Documentary Hits Kickstarter Target

There are 32 hours to go on the Outerlands: Season One videogame documentary Kickstarter, but it's already surpassed its $210,000 target. Produced by the makers of The 1UP Show, it's a six-part documentary series on the culture of videogames. There's a pitch video through on the Kickstarter page which explains more, and a representative short which I've embedded below.

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Indie Film Making: Us And The Game Industry

Indie Game: The Movie isn't the only movie about, er, indie games. There's another in the works, featuring the likes of Jenova Chen, Jason Rohrer, Edmund McMillen, Petri Purho, ThatGameCompany, along with many others, called Us And The Game Industry. And it's fair to say they have similar themes. The major difference being, Indie Game: The Movie is finished, while Us And The Game Industry…

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Minecraft: The Movie – Mojang Documentary

A new documentary by 2-Player Productions went online today, focusing on the story of Minecraft. Visiting Sweden, meeting with Markus "Notch" Persson, they have created a 20 minute short, which they hope to expand to a feature-length film if they can receive the Kickstarter funding they're after. The full video is available to watch on GameTrailers today, and everywhere else from tomorrow. And you can…

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Games Britannia Gets Digital

There's something magical in Britain. It's called BBC Four. Bear with me if you're a Briton, you're likely acutely aware of the channel, and how it's a BBC cable channel for higher-brow programming, a mix of documentary, drama and comedy that perhaps doesn't possess the mainstream appeal necessary for one of the terrestrial Beeb channels. For those abroad it's - oh, I've cleverly already said.…

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Second Skin: The MMO Documentary

I've not had the chance to watch all of this yet, because the idea of observing moving images whilst listening to dialogue seems like a frightening impossibility to me. What will they think of next? If you, however, are convinced you can embrace this 'video' medium, perhaps you should watch Second Skin - a 90 minute documentary about how and why people spend so much…

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Rise Of The Videogame – Discovery

For those lucky enough to be in the US (or indeed those who come by their television through mystical futuristic means), there's a new Discovery documentary that should be on everyone's TIVO/hard drive. Rise Of The Videogame. Unlike so many programmes about videogames, Rise Of demonstrates a depth of research and work that lifts it above the usually banal, patronising rubbish that television normally produces…

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