Video Games: The Movie out this summer from that guy that was in Scrubs

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Video Games: The Movie doesn't want to be "just another" film about the games industry. While nicely assembled, it possibly lacks focus, though MediaJuice, the filmmakers, indicates that it is attempting something much more ambitious. They will question what it means to be a gamer, a gamemaker, and where the industry is headed. No small task for a concept that, in 30 years' time, has grown from a niche market to a $60 billion industry.

Video Games: The Movie is executive produced by Zach Braff (ScrubsGarden State) and features a grandstand full of games industry vets and personalities. There's Nolan Bushnell, founder and creator of Atari; Tim LeTourneau, VP of games at Zinga; Frank Gibaud, president of EA Games; Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift; actor, writer, and comedian, Chris Hardwick; and I think I even saw Abbie Heppe, community manager at Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall), but I could be wrong. Tons of other important people, too.

The movie doesn't look like it's trying to be artistic. It's just trying to cleanly capture the beautiful, chaotic, gnarly beast that video games has become.

Video Games: The Movie is completed and out sometime this summer.

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