The King of Kong, documentary! (1 Viewer)

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
The King of Kong (2007)
Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.

It won several awards as the very best documentary in 2007 and 2008.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/awards

Really worth watching. Yes, it is dealing with the fascination and addiction to video games but it goes much further than a simple sociological study, it enters the very intimate emotions of different types of players such as teachers, business people, fans of the winners and the politics involved in the competition.

Here is a you tube wink and a link:
 

mjp

Founding member
+1. Even if you are not an old school game geek.

Which I am - I'm just saying...it's a good documentary, and they are great to watch no matter what the subject is. Which reminds me of a fringe documentary I have to make a post about...
 

LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
As a gamer... this documentary is truly frightening... but it is a very interesting film as well. Those guys going for the high score are... pretty crazy.
 

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