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Video Game Revolution gets sidetracked. Wheres the art?
Like many gamers I was excited by the prospect of a high-quality two-part documentary series on gaming such as that from American PBS - The Video Game Revolution. Not simply because it's a topic of interest but, more intrinsically and intimately as a Gamer, such a doco feels very much like a legitimising process that lifts gaming up from out of the quagmire of low and disposable art dismissal.
Certainly the series cannot be faulted on its production values or its methodical and well structured assembly; not adventurous but certainly effectively competent. But at the end of watching I could not help feel a deep sense of missed opportunity and of a documentary that made the mistake of catering to a very narrow and confined perspective.