LOW SCORE: A documentary about the other side of the video game industry

Episode 1 — “Put up or shut up and leave”

The box of Wasteland (1988), in LP gatefold format and showing the developers in post-apocalyptic costumes.

Episode 2— “I’ll leave morality out of the talk

Using the vending machine in 1985’s Habitat to buy skins for my avatar.

Episode 3—AAA, and the death of everything else

Episode 4— GamerGate

The center one is from 3dfx, a graphics card company. Imagine Nvidia or AMD doing that now.
Let’s not pretend this is normal.

Episode 5— “Dad, where is Afghanistan? Level 4, son.”

An ad from July 2002, 9 months after the US invaded Afghanistan.

Episode 6 — History is written by the Americans

From 1998 to 2004, Lineage was bigger than every other MMORPG combined. Sourse: http://pw1.netcom.com/~sirbruce/Subscriptions.html
From https://kotaku.com/minecraft-is-the-top-youtube-game-of-2019-thanks-to-a-1840272877

Episode 7—Rare Skin Troopers

  • Intentionally break Apple’s rules.
  • Get Fortnite banned from the app store.
  • Announce a massive new update with beloved characters.
  • Start running propaganda (even in-game!) saying that you won’t get these fancy new toys because of Apple.

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Brazilian living in Japan, Marketing dude and Gaming History enthusiast. Creator of The CRPG Book: https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

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Felipe Pepe

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Brazilian living in Japan, Marketing dude and Gaming History enthusiast. Creator of The CRPG Book: https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

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