Your thoughts on the feature film documentary, "W00t!: The Videogame Revolution"

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As you may know, Matt and I are writing and producing a feature film documentary for Lux (pronounced "Loox") Digital Pictures with the working title of "W00t!: The Videogame Revolution". It will essentially be a roughly 90 minute+ film on videogame (and computer) history with a fair amount of emphasis on some of the greatest and most influential games of all time, a la our book, "Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time". As you may also know, we will be conducting interviews with industry pros for the documentary at the Game Developers Conference 2009 (GDC 09) in San Francisco, where we'll be March 22 - 28. I'm happy to say we already have a nice mix of talent to interview, including some true legends that many of us know and love. What I'd like to hear from our amazingly intelligent and attractive readership is what exactly you'd like to see in an "ultimate videogame documentary". In other words, what would be your ideal content for such a picture? You were all a big help making the "Vintage Games" book so special, so I'd really love to hear your thoughts on what would make a great film. Now is the time to voice your opinion, as Matt and I will be getting down to serious content generation very, very soon. Thanks, everyone!

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

It may be something as simple as having a close-up of someone's hands operating the d-pad controller. Not necessary to have a whole big host thing. I'm not seeing that as a big deal, just in a few key spots.

I understand. It's all a matter of how it's filmed. Non-direct captures have to meet certain requirements, that's all.

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Yes, don't want to go from

Yes, don't want to go from stunning HD to some grainy youtube viddy. :)

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subtitles

Hehe, just kicking this one around:

W0oT!: "The Game Ain't Over."

or maybe "is never over." Hm.

I also like "W00T!: The Greatest Waste of the Time in the Universe"

but wondering if that might seem like we're dissing games. I do think it's catchy, though.

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Subtitles
Matt Barton wrote:

Hehe, just kicking this one around:

One thing I think Lux and the rest of us agreed on was that the subtitle must contain "videogame". That's a battle we lost with the "Vintage Games" book and one I think has to be there in the documentary. There has to be that key identifier to differentiate it from other types of games or forms of entertainment, "videogames" represent that special form of electronic gaming.

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Rowdy Rob
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How about...
Matt Barton wrote:

Hehe, just kicking this one around:

W0oT!: "The Game Ain't Over."

or maybe "is never over." Hm.

I also like "W00T!: The Greatest Waste of the Time in the Universe"

but wondering if that might seem like we're dissing games. I do think it's catchy, though.

How about "WOOT! There It Is!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Z41a60M6A

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