Via Grand Text Auto: There is a 5 part series on the Discovery Channel called Rise of the Video Game. Although the first two parts have already aired – I am hoping to catch at least one part. I only hope that Discovery Channel’s programming is not country/region specific. *it seems to be so /sigh
From the “About” page;
Rise of the Video Game is a comprehensive and progressive exploration of the past, present and future of video games and video gamers. From the early days of Pong to today’s ever-popular Halo 2, and from Atari 2600 to Nintendo to PlayStation, Rise of the Video Game tells the story of the people, the ideologies and the technology behind video games and how they have exploded into a cultural phenomenon. The evolution of gaming has seen the pendulum move from the days of games replicating society, to society replicating games. Featuring interviews with giants in the gaming industry of yesterday and today, this five-part series examines the evolution of the video game and its cultural impact on the world of entertainment today.