Video games! They aren’t that bad for you. Really.
“No! They inspire violence and bad thoughts!” says Grandma Jones.
Okay then, Grandma J. How about watching a new video series that proves the contrary then? An 8 part documentary series! It’s gotta be accurate and well researched if the words documentary and series are in it? And they made 8 episodes, so you know they got a lot to say.
“I don’t know,” says Grandma.
Well, what if the facts are supported by science type people? But they facts are hammered home by famous people! Like actors, magicians, and directors who are obsessed with Canada, eh? AND…it’s being produced by the guy who played a hobbit, but is now going to play a RadioShack employee in a modern TV show set in the 80’s!
Unlocked: The world of games revealed is being executively produced by Sean Astin, where such celebrities as Michael Rooker, William Shatner, Alison Haislip, Tom Arnold, Penn Jillette, Zelda Williams, Tony Hawk and none other than Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes) explore how video games are not just a diversion, but how they are helping children recover from surgery, how they shape and affect our minds, and how developers and coders go from concept to final product. Here’s the synopsis:
Video games have gone from an obscure science experiment in the early 1960’s to the biggest entertainment medium on the planet. Unlocked is an eight part documentary series that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history. and future of the video game industry.
The series lands December 15th, 2016. Just in time for Christmas! Watch the trailer below!