Documentaries

Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim

A trailer for Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim bonus DVD video… no game spoilers in it, as far as I could see… Advertisements

This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities – free

A free full Creative Commons copy of the game studies / anthropology book This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities. In which Jim Rossignol journeys through the communities of Quake, World of Warcraft, and Eve Online.

Morrowind 10th Anniversary edition

Morrowind will have its 10th Anniversary in 2012, having been released 1st – 5th May 2002. How should it celebrate? Personally I’d like to see a new boxed GOTD (“game of the decade”) edition that carefully integrates and balances the best of the fan mods, unofficial expansions and graphics enhancements, and that can all be […]

Indie videogame makers – the documentary

We’ve had some great feature-length documentaries recently. Fanzine creators, pinball table makers, World of Warcraft addicts… Now 25 year old La Mar Williams wants to travel across America and interview indie game makers before he goes to college next year, as part of making a feature-length documentary. So far he’s raised nearly $6,500 of the […]

Second Skin on DVD

A couple of years ago, on my main blog D’log, I mentioned a feature-length documentary about players of online multiplayer fantasy games, Second Skin. It’s was finished over a year ago, and has had tantalisingly excellent reviews while doing the rounds of the seemingly interminably DVD-delaying U.S. film festival circuit — and is now finally […]

Another Perfect World

Another Perfect World (Channel 4 UK, 2009), a TV documentary on virtual worlds. Being Channel 4, they’re onto the ‘virtual sex’ angle within five minutes and it’s downhill from there. And what’s this in the intro… Quote: “The biggest worlds are War of Warcraft with…” Er, sack the producer please? Now. The problem, of course, […]