Brush up on your videogame history with these documentaries!

History of Videogames Sneak Peek (Witty Gamer) Pic

 

In case you don’t have the patience to leaf through Wikipedia’s voluminous virtual tomes covering the various aspects of videogame history, then you can try out these beautifully-crafted documentaries on the subject. Should be particularly enlightening if you were born during the 80s or later.

 


 

GameHeadz Part 01 (USA)

 

GameHeadz Part 02 (USA)

 

GameHeadz Part 03 (UK)

 

GameHeadz Part 04 (Japan)

 

GameHeadz Part 05 (Russia)

 

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

 

Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession

 


 

For people who were born during the 60s or earlier, it’s a little hard to grasp why the later generations have such a fascination with videogames. This documentary series should help enlighten them somewhat.

 

It also offers an unsettling look into the ways this fascination is being used to steer impressionable young minds. A surprising angle I haven’t seen anybody take before – hats off to you, Discovery Channel.

 


 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 01A

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 01B

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 01C

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 01D

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 01E

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 02A

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 02B

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 02C

 

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation Episode 02D

 


 

These last couple of videos also deal with the modern age of videogaming, talking about its good and bad aspects.

 


 

Level Up: A Story About Gamers And The Games They Play

 

G4M3RS: A Documentary

 



 

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