You may recall that earlier this month, a new five-part documentary series called Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story was announced. Launching through streaming service Crackle on March 1st for free, we've now got a first look trailer via IGN.
Starting from Nintendo's early origins in the 1800s, the trailer sets a rather critical tone towards Nintendo's history, and several former Nintendo of America staff are weighing in. That includes Reggie Fils-Aimé, NoA's co-founder Ron Judy, Howard "Gamemaster" Phillips and NOA's former VP for Marketing, Perrin Kaplan.
Further industry veterans have been interviewed too, so we can expect a wide range of opinions. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is present, alongside Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, Sega of America's former CEO Tom Kalinske and Atari's co-founder Nolan Bushnell.
Will you be watching Playing With Power next month? Share your thoughts down below.
No Crackle for me so I hope Netflix will buy the license to stream sometime.
I don't expect the last dance quality. I've learned my lesson for setting my hopes too high so i expect nothing
@Coxula Crackle is free.
But Crackle isn't possible in Germany (without using a VPN at least).
I've never heard of Crackle.
This looks pretty good but Crackle isn't available in my country (Ireland) so how do we watch? 🤔
Really looking forward to this. My VPN is ready!
@Rob3008 The internet!! It is global.
Crackle got pulled from Canada a couple years ago, hopefully someone will upload a torrent
I haven't watched them(Crackle) for several years due to the lack of quality and poor interface but I just downloaded the app again so I can watch this series to see if they get it right. Several people I know who were closer to this said they went much deeper than they thought they would but I heard that about the last doc as well and they edited it so much it was barely watchable. Here's to hoping they uncover something from the key players that has not been rehashed endlessly over the years. At the very least I will get to see Howard again and see where he is at. It has been years,
I think this documentary could be particularly interesting because it seems it’s not just a praise-piece. If it’s as critical as it seems, I’m even more enthused about it.
Looks good. It’s definitely a love and hate relationship nowadays for me!
Crackle? Really? Maybe I'll watch it. There were some good game personalities on there. I don't always care to see actors saying "mind blown" type pointless statements but whatever.
Video game documentaries are hit and miss. "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" was very well done, but "High Score" from Netflix I found very lacking. They got a bunch of basic things most gaming fans know to be true false, they ended their history without any talk about Sony and PlayStation, and while they made a commendable effort to uncover stories for women and minorities that work in video games (Awesome to see Roberta Williams), they missed things like Dona Bailey co-creating Centipede, one of the most important arcade games from the "Golden Age" and instead talked about a guy creating this LGBTQ game that never saw the light of day, yet it was influential to the gaming community (how?) Also way too much focus on gaming tournament champions. That should have been it's own series/documentary.
Seeing this is going to be on a secondary service like Crackle, I'm not getting my hopes up that it's going to be a great thing, but we'll see.
Just watched the first episode... It's really good so far!
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