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Turn Off Your Consoles to Watch TV

by PacoDG

When it comes to watching TV, I am a very particular guy, I go from one end to having the shows I watch must contain some sort of “thinking man” type content that makes me reevaluate life as we know it, or, it has to be a cartoon of the simplest kind (every so often the worlds collide and I get a gem like South Park). I digress, let me bring this back to the gaming side of things and why you should let your systems cool off for a second, as two shows have come up recently that I think you should check out.

The first, Ill be honest, I am not sure if it is still going to be airing. A special on VH1 called “Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story” mocked all the rockumentary type shows that Mtv and VH1 produce on real artists, but this time having the line up of four artists who took over our fine nation by playing with the video game Rock Band. It was corny, yet so well done. See the first part below, and links right under where you can catch the rest of the full episode, lots of cameos from real life rockers/hosts/comedians who claim their influence by the Rock Band Band helped shape them. Corny, but good times.

(Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5)

The second documentary is really a must see for all who are into the background of gaming at all. See the start of gaming before there was even Mario, hell, before there was even Pong, then watch the evolution as continue this documentary series all the way up until now. The third episode will be tonight at 8pm on the Discovery channel. For now, here is a link to download Episode 1 and Episode 2. Keep your eyes out on if you are unable to catch the episodes live or forget to DVR/Tivo them, as they are not to be missed, informative and actually enjoyable to watch. Check for the remaining dates on the fourth and fifth episodes (and possible reairings if Bit Torrent is not your cup of tea)

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