If your parents fed you Nintendo for breakfast, then this is one program you need to see. Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession highlights how nerds from across the world built up the video game industry from the creation of Pong in 1972, to the current gaming industry, valued at over 20 billion dollars.
Hosted by pro-skateboard champion and video game star Tony Hawk, viewers are taken on a journey back to when games were played on old systems like the Atari 2600, the Commodore 64 and the Colecovision.
In more recent years, larger corporations like Sony and Microsoft have broken into the market by capitalizing on the untapped resource of the Internet with the PlayStation and the Xbox. Personal Computer games have also aided the rising industry, evolving from the old text-based games to the new genre of first-person shooters.
Overall, this documentary will interest anyone who has ever picked up a controller and played a game. Justin Hall, video game industry guru, says, "In the next 20 years, the person who is in the White House will have played Super Mario Brothers." So now it's official -- vote for me in the 2024 Presidential Election. Luigi will be my running mate and Lara Croft will be the first wife.