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AtariAge, here's a feature-length documentary in the works covering the subject of the transition from physical media to a digital marketplace. Its focused around local video game shops and collectors.
Here's the thesis:
Not For Resale is a new feature length video game store documentary about the mom-and-pop retail shops that still sell physical goods in the face of an increasingly digital marketplace.
This film takes a snap-shot of the state of small businesses dependent on material goods and the path forward with digital libraries.
Some of the places we've visited:
- The Library of Congress
- Game Zone in Salem, MA
- eStarland in Chantilly, VA
- Control Freak Video Games in Pigeon Forge, TN
- Arch City Gaming Company in St. Louis, MO
- Classic Game Junkie in Glenside, PA
- Iceman Video Games in Toronto, ON
- Robot City Games in Binghamton, NY
- Lost Ark Video Games in Greensboro, NC
- Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, NJ
- Thrillhouse Games in Tulsa, OK
The film will dive into internet accessibility in rural areas, the benefits of buying retail or going digital, and the history behind starting these stores. We're talking with game developers and physical media manufacturers, too. I've seen this subject come up countless time on Gaf, on how the march forward into digital distribution has plenty of hurdles left for consumers and publishers to jump. Needless to say, my discussions here over the years have influenced the film.
I hope you dig the idea. We're aiming to have a rough cut in early 2018.
Edited by GameStoreDoc, Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:02 AM.