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Author Topic: Classic arcade game documentary 'Man VS Snake' released to the public  (Read 16536 times)

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The long-awaited (? :) ) video game documentary Man VS. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler is now in wide release. Kickstarter backers of the film were able to obtain a digital copy on Thurs., June 23 with the general public's wide release on Fri., June 24. The movie has previously only seen limited screenings at film festivals since September 2015, winning numerous awards along the way.

The latest film to take place in the world of high score champions on vintage arcade game, Man VS Snake focuses on the story of Iowa's Tim McVey. In 1984, McVey became the first video game player in history to score over 1 billion points of a video game as he toppled Rock Ola's Nibbler in an Ottumwa, Iowa video arcade. For his accomplishment, he was awarded with an arcade game, the key to the city and the first and still-only civic day named in honor of a video gamer.

However, one day in the 21st Century, McVey learns that his score was apparently beaten just months later by an overseas player named Enrico Zanetti...

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Re: Classic arcade game documentary 'Man VS Snake' released to the public
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 12:00:40 pm »
I watched this not long ago. It was pretty good, and I don't care one bit about nibbler or high scores. Just on its own merits, I thought it was entertaining.
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