YouTube has so many top quality documentaries about gaming. Here are 10 amazing in-depth videos to watch in 2023.
1. The Story of Tetris by Gaming Historian
In 1984, during the Cold War, a Russian programmer named A.Pajitnov created a puzzle game in the Soviet Union. A battle for Tetris rights erupted when the game crossed the Iron Curtain.
2. The History of Wii Sports World Records by Summoning Salt
The video explores the history of world records in the Wii Sports games, including bowling, golf, and boxing, and how players have pushed the limits of what’s possible in the games over time.
3. Trackers: The Sound of 16-Bit by Ahoy
Travel back to the sound design and music of the 16-bit video games era. Explore how composers created memorable and iconic tracks using limited technology and hardware.
4. The Useless World of PS1 Accessories by Caddicarus
PlayStation accessories are weird. Caddicarus shows off everything from the PS1 link cable for Wipeout 2097 to the Guitar Freaks controller that would go on to inspire Guitar Hero and Rockband.
5. Cyberpunked 2077 by big boss
The video provides a review of the highly-anticipated video game “Cyberpunk 2077,” discussing its features, gameplay, story, and controversies surrounding its release.
6. Fallout: New Vegas Is Genius, And Here’s Why by Hbomberguy
The video is a critical analysis highlighting its many strengths, including its rich world-building, complex storytelling, and player-choice mechanics.
7. How Valve is Profiting from Steam’s Back-Door Casinos by People Make Games
Despite some major controversies in the past, games like CounterStrike continue to support a thriving, unregulated gambling scene. Valve seems pretty disinterested in policing it.
8. How Fortnite Exploits Your FOMO by Game Maker’s Toolkit
The popular battle royale game leverages the concept of Fear Of Missing Out to keep players engaged and spending money in the game through tactics such as limited-time events, skins, and challenges.
9. The Story of Super Mario Kart by Gaming Historian
After a failed attempt to make a 2-player version of F-Zero, Nintendo created a quirky go-kart racing game featuring Mario & friends. Learn the complete history of one of the most influential games.
10. The Unfortunate Legacy of Sonic the Hedgehog by KingK
The decline of the Sonic franchise: KingK examines the series’ history and the various controversies surrounding its quality and direction that impacted the franchise’s legacy.
If you enjoyed these documentaries, here is a list of more than 80 of the best gaming channels on Youtube. And if you are also a fan of historical content, here is a top 10 documentaries about history.