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Total Nerd The Best Documentaries About Video Games  

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List Rules Documentaries about video games and gaming culture.

Oh the life of a gamer. Who doesn’t have a childhood that involved playing video games well into the wee hours of the night? If you’re a serious gamer there are a variety of documentaries out there that tackle the history of video games, celebrate the classics like Street Fighter and the Atari, and even take a close look at the concepts behind fan favorite video games. This list of the best documentaries about video games has something for every kind of gamer.

What are the best documentaries about video games out there? See below and remember the good old days when the first batches of Nintendo’s and Sega systems came out. Back then, the graphics seemed absolutely amazing; now technology has shifted us into realistic graphics that we never imagined could be possible twenty years ago! The documentaries on this list look at many different aspects of the video game industry, including the history behind games and gaming systems, looking into the lives of serious gamers and covering different video game conventions and competitions.
 
This list has the best video game documentaries, including: Thanks For Playing, Chinatown Fair: A Documentary, Rise of the Video Game and Second Skin. Vote for your favorite documentaries today and add any not included.
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The Greatest Documentaries of All Time The Best NBC TV Shows of All Time

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Christopher Kaphaem added Atari: Game Over Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler

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30 12

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lostshadow added Video Games: the Movie

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KevinCoughlan added GTFO: Get the F&#% Out Leigh Alexander, Jenny Haniver, Robin Hunicke

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King of Chinatown Anthony Quinn

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andy-lautenschleger added God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary Stig Asmussen, Steve Caterson, Zoran Iovanovici

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4 6

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3 5

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2 4

The Best Documentaries on Hulu These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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2 5

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1 4

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3 7

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3 7

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From Bedrooms to Billions Shahid Ahmad, Nigel Alderton, Nick Alexander

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Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat Jack Thompson, Dean Takahashi, Andy McNamara

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travis-mull added Sonic the Hedgehog Masami Kikuchi, Yasunori Matsumoto, Chafurin

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Playing Columbine Kevin DiNovis