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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire73 View Post
    ONCE UPON ATARI!

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    Get Lamp is worth watching, too: www.getlamp.com
    Ah yes... two I've heard a lot about but have never seen.

    Thanks for the recommendations.

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    There are a couple of movies that have to do mainly about the history of the Personal Computer (not so much about games) but provide some interesting parts of the puzzle.
    1. The pirates of Silicon Valley, or as I like to call it the Gospel according to Steve & Bill. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/
    2. Micro Men, a British film about the Sinclair / Acorn rivalry. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459467/

    Not sure where you can get them from as I'm not in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalksalad View Post
    1. The pirates of Silicon Valley, or as I like to call it the Gospel according to Steve & Bill. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/
    2. Micro Men, a British film about the Sinclair / Acorn rivalry. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459467/
    Thanks for those. I forgot about Pirates of Silicon Valley. That was quite good... watched that one back when it came out.

    That reminds me of a television show I saw several years ago. I have it all recorded on VHS somewhere. It was a multi-episode prgram about the history of computers. It was called "The Machine That Changed The World". I think it was on Discovery Channel, or something similar. Just found this link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...21653651541860

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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire73 View Post
    ONCE UPON ATARI!

    www.onceuponatari.com

    Get Lamp is worth watching, too: www.getlamp.com
    Yep, both of these are brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurmix View Post
    Thanks for those. I forgot about Pirates of Silicon Valley. That was quite good... watched that one back when it came out.

    That reminds me of a television show I saw several years ago. I have it all recorded on VHS somewhere. It was a multi-episode prgram about the history of computers. It was called "The Machine That Changed The World". I think it was on Discovery Channel, or something similar. Just found this link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...21653651541860
    Thats funny! I just looked at this post and thought "Hmmm, that sounds like a show I watched on the BBC way back called 'The Dream Machine'". Turns out it IS The Dream Machine under a different name!

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    Hi,

    I enjoy a lot to see this "old" TV show, called Starcade.

    http://www.starcade.tv/starcade/one.asp

    It is a live audience TV show where kids (and some grow ups) battled each other for the highest score. The winner would get a special prize.

    It is kind of nice to look at the past and see how the games were and how people reacted to them.

    Since I live in Brazil, this was not my reality but watching it give me nice memories from my trips to the arcades we had here.

    Cheers,
    Moises

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    Quote Originally Posted by miner2049er View Post
    If you like Starcade, stay tuned to the podcast, we are interviewing the former presenter this week.
    Fantastic, I have a few episodes on DVD and I love it. Wish I had the whole run.

    Don't know if it was already mentioned, but don't forget to check out the Top 10 Movies with Video Game Tie-Ins from a while back: http://www.gamegavel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4169
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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire73 View Post
    Don't know if it was already mentioned, but don't forget to check out the Top 10 Movies with Video Game Tie-Ins from a while back: http://www.gamegavel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4169
    Hello,

    Go to that list. The movies are great!

    I didn't know Joysticks which is very funny. Also you see some tities in about 60seconds from the start (even XXX movies takes longer than that to show you something!)

    Another good one is Midnight Madness.

    By the way, I found on YouTube a interview with Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris. I haven't watched it so I do not know if it is any good. The name is Tetris - From Russia With Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NVgh3vB928

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoster View Post
    By the way, I found on YouTube a interview with Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris. I haven't watched it so I do not know if it is any good. The name is Tetris - From Russia With Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NVgh3vB928

    Cheers,
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    Just watched this on youtube, an excellent documentary by the BBC. A sober account of what transpired in the race to acquire the rights to Tetris. Must Watch.

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